Insure.com figured out a salary for Santa Claus based on his tasks — engineering (managing toy production), auditing (seeing who’s naughty or nice), and piloting chief (flying around his pack of reindeer) among them — and it came out to around $140,000 a year. Excuse me, that’s not accounting for stealth operations. It costs a lot to hire someone who’s capable of landing a sleigh on a roof, breaking into a home, depositing goods, and only leaving traces of cookies behind without making any noise. Multiply that by the number of houses he has to enter and you’ve got yourself a salary well above $140,000, my friend. Keep reading »
Minimalists try to live on as few items as possible, spend money only when necessary, and prioritize having good experiences over having things. It’s an anti-consumerist lifestyle, so what do you do for them during the most consumeristic season of the year? Click through for ideas!
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We aren’t ashamed to admit that we’re obsessed with the ’90s. After all, we’re talking about a decade that gave us Tamagotchi and Clueless! And as we listen to classic holiday albums by *NSYNC and Mariah Carey this month, we’re reminded yet again of what made Christmas in the ’90s so rad. There were cheesy Christmas sweaters (worn nonironically), even cheesier pics of boy bands in Santa garb, holiday episodes of our favorite TV shows, and, of course, JTT in I’ll Be Home For Christmas. See some of the most memorable toys, music, movies, and more from the holidays in the ’90s! Read more on Tres Sugar…
Every time I go to the gym (which, I confess, has not been in quite some time), I eye this one machine that has a bunch of wires and weights and wonder how the heck it works. I’ve never seen anyone use it, and I refuse to try it because A) I will likely hurt myself and B) I will likely look like an idiot. And then this morning, I saw this video of a man at a Crossfit gym who got … creative with ways to use the gym equipment in which he clearly has no idea how to maneuver. This, my friends, is why you consult a trainer. Not even Carrie Underwood’s amazing new workout line could make this disaster look good. [Daily Picks And Flicks]
Ever wish your food had a bit more flair? Man, me too. I find myself longing for a home-brewed cup of coffee that’s artfully presented, say topped off with a doodle of a mouse or something.
The CinniBird — “the world’s first and only spice pen” — might be the answer. The pen lets you decorate dishes and drinks with ground materials like cinnamon, paprika, cocoa powder and sugar. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Today I had the absolute pleasure of meeting a man who is not only way more fashionable than me, but he also rubs elbows with some of Hollywood’s leading ladies on the daily. Salvador Perez, the mastermind behind the fashion seen on FOX’s hit show “The Mindy Project,” as well as the upcoming movie “Pitch Perfect 2,” sat down with me at the launch of Casio’s Baby G watches, and dished on what it’s like to dress Mindy Kaling, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and other stars AS HIS JOB. Here are some of the coolest tidbits and tricks we learned from Sal about dressing the stars, along with a gallery of some of Mindy Kaling’s favorite looks from Sal. Keep reading »