2014

Love & Sex

PornHub published its 2014 yearly review this week, and it was full of illuminating statistics about what exactly the world gets off to. PornHub analyzed the most popular search terms, countrywide porn statistics, most popular porn stars, the viewing habits of men vs. women, which world events impacted PornHub’s traffic, and even which countries’ viewers… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Apparently slo-mo was the video effect of choice in 2014, because as this video demonstrates, everyone used it. Beyoncé, “Gone Girl,” “True Detective,” “The Lego Movie,” “The Fault In Our Stars,” Taylor Swift, even the “Turn Down for What” video.
I could go ahead and give you some armchair philosophy about how fast the… READ MORE »


News

Sure, there’s the stuff that shows up on roundups of the year’s most popular music, movies, TV shows, books, trendy lettuces, vibrators, painful caught-on-video mishaps, or what have you. But a better way to sum up your own year in culture is to take a look at the things that really hit home and stuck with… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

This was a year of changes, challenges and questions, and that made it full of unexpected lessons. Some realizations I had this year should probably have already been obvious to me, some I wish I’d never learned at all, and some came as a huge relief. A few of observations from 2014 that I’ll keep… READ MORE »


News

In the social media age, sometimes it feels like the relevance of a single story lasts about as long as it takes to tweet about it. It can feel like a sensory overload, a near-constant “on to the next!” But once in a while you read a piece that seeps into your core, and sticks… READ MORE »


Style

Did this year’s experiences teach you anything about yourself that you didn’t expect? I learned that I’m more resilient than I thought, that I can actually make a good pie crust, that I’m more productive in the morning than at night, that I will never willingly wear harem pants, and that I can find the… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Every year, Jeff Wyanski of Pleated Jeans compiles a video montage of the year’s most misheard music lyrics. For 2014’s roundup, we hear from Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, MKTO, Jason Derulo and a bunch of other artists who clearly had issues enunciating this year. I know this list only includes pop hits, but… READ MORE »


News

Let’s be honest: despite whatever good times we’ve experienced in our individual lives this year, 2014 was really shitty for the world as a whole. Terrorism, war, Ebola, plane crashes, abuse, and American police brutality — overall, a widespread loss of innocent lives — has left us feeling pessimistic at best. Vox put… READ MORE »


Celebs

2014 has been a year of many highs, many lows, and many assholes. And in our hopes to start the New Year with a fresh slate, we’re most excited about leaving behind the legendary douchebagginess of this year’s biggest offenders. So without further ado, here are 24 people (and groups) who need to never return… READ MORE »


Celebs

This was a big year for Taylor Swift: she discovered she’s a feminist, her album went platinum, and she went on an epic style odyssey and finished the year a whole different woman (that is, if you believe the clothes make the gal). Let’s explore Taylor’s 2014 sartorial journey… … READ MORE »


Entertainment

DJ Earworm has released his annual year-end pop hit mashup for 2014, “United State of Pop: Do What You Wanna Do,” and it’s — well, it’s pretty much as catchy and vapid as all the rest of his year-end mashups. Seriously! Go back and listen to them. They’re all about dancing and partying and listening… READ MORE »


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It’s hard to understand the allure of certain winter Olympic sports. Like curling, for instance. We’d like to have a serious conversation with the person who invented the least eventful ice sport of all time (not including the funny pants they wear, which are sort of great). Ice dancing, on the other hand, is a… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Resolutions are generally bullshit. By the second week of January, we are usually back to our old ways of skipping the gym, popping open that second bottle of wine, and buying (more) crap we don’t need off of eBay. But sex resolutions are more fun and therefore, we’d like to think, more likely to actually… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

With the pretty lights and copious booze, New Year’s Eve is the ideal setting for romance to bloom. Or, at least, to cop a drunken feel.

All you have to do is make sure you don’t piss all over yourself… … READ MORE »


Entertainment

Around the world, people celebrated the new year with fireworks, fortunes, and midnight kisses. Times Square brought out thousands of people who watched the ball drop in the Big Apple, and fireworks shows lit up the skies in London, Berlin, Sydney, and more. New Year’s Day carried its fair share of festivities too, with fortune… READ MORE »


Entertainment

2014 is only a few, short days away, which means you are running out of time to make your sexy man wall calendar selection. Because I know you’re preoccupied with New Year’s Eve and all that, I did you the favor of scouting some of the best options for every taste. Whether you’re into taxi… READ MORE »


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2013 was a year of enormous personal upheaval for me. I met my life partner and married him just five months later at City Hall. I lost a friend to suicide. I distanced myself from people who weren’t proving themselves to be interested in the caliber of friendship that I want to invest in. I made… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

New Year’s resolutions are always painfully predictable. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Learn French. Stop making snarky remarks behind your mother-in-law’s back. These kinds of resolutions are not only cliche, they’re difficult — if not impossible — to follow through on. They’re probably going to make you feel crappy when you give up on them in… READ MORE »