If you were alive in the ’80s, you probably made at least one trip to the salon to get a perm. I got many perms in my late elementary school years, which is bizarre, come to think of it, considering that I have naturally curly hair. But still, I sat with those rollers in my hair and that foul-smelling solution on my locks for hours, all so my hair would look permanently crimped. What were we thinking? Those perms are so over. Behold the perm of the aughts — the digital perm. This crazy-looking contraption, invented by Japanese hair dressers, uses digitally powered curlers to thermally recondition your hair while infusing it with the curl level of your choice. Instead of the crimped poodle look, you can transform your stick straight hair into flowing, gentle waves or your frizzy hair into manageable curls. The whole process takes about two hours. I think our friend the perm might be making a comeback. A victory for curly hair! [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »
Yeah, we definitely need a Screwnicorn, the love child of a unicorn and corkscrew. This clever bottle opener combines our childhood love of unicorns with our adult love of wine. A magical, mystical drinking experience is guaranteed for all. Unfortunately, rainbows are not included. But you should have fun saying things like, “Please pass the Screwnicorn” or “Let me Screwnicorn that bottle for you.”
Listen—can you hear that? It’s the sound of the proverbial gender playing field being leveled. Us ladies are no longer the only ones with back problems thanks to slinging heavy purses over our shoulders. According to the British Chiropractic Association, there has been a 21 percent increase in the number of man bags (murses?) sold in the past year—think Cristiano Ronaldo and his trusty Gucci bag. This spells major back trouble for dudes since the average guy is now carting around 13.7 pounds worth of stuff in his bag. “Man Bags are now a necessity for many men during their daily lives, but they could cause back and shoulder pain from prolonged stress,” says an association spokesperson. “We need to become more savvy in how we use them, whilst learning to read our bodies and know when we’re placing too much pressure on certain points.” Amen to that. But when men start complaining about high-heel pain, I am outtie. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
Ladies, don’t ever think guys don’t care about what you wear. When I asked my guy friends to give their opinions on a few lady-specific fashions, they were more than happy to offer their thoughts. Oh man, did they have some feelings about the clothes we wear. Major feelings. First up, I asked them about wide-leg jeans, which are on trend for spring 2011. Personally, I love them, because I have short dachshund legs, and I feel like they elongate my stumps. I’m wearing them right now! But guys? Well, that’s another story. After the jump, a mega man panel of 15 guys tell us what they think about this pair of Hudson wide-leg jeans.
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I’m sorry. Perhaps it’s unkind of me, but I just can’t NOT laugh at a model stumbling down a runway in ridiculous high heels. This poor catwalker just cannot recover from the initial ankle twisting and has to hobble her way backstage like her legs are made of jelly. Keep reading »