One of my favorite albums of the year is the Julian Casablancas solo record Phrazes for the Young — if you’re a fan of The Strokes, especially their first record, and you love Julian’s voice as much as I do, buy this album, like, now. One of the bonus tracks on the album if… More »
A breakup almost always sucks, but this time of year it can be especially painful. The good news is the holidays can also serve as a wonderful distraction from your heartache — and you don’t have to worry about shelling out money for a gift (or acting delighted when he gives you socks again). Luckily,… More »
As if the holidays aren’t already depressing enough, they can be just a tad bit more depressing when you’re single. There’s no one to buy gifts for, and worse, no one to buy gifts for you. Worse still, after the gift-giving holidays are over, there’s no one to kiss on New Year’s Eve.
Well,… More »
‘Tis the season! That’s right — Christmas. We all endure the holidays with that familiar combination of dread and enjoyment. So much to look forward to! There are the office parties, the family get-togethers, the decorations, and the gift exchanges. Everyone has their own unique holiday traditions. My favorite tradition is to spend the holidays… More »
Say hello to Santa Speedo Run 2009, a charity event in Boston. Hot men and random women dress up as Santa in a Speedo and run half-naked through the streets. That’s a lot of jingle bells jingling. [Uncoached] … More »
Sure, the holidays are filled with great food, fun parties, and general good cheer (I was at a crowded Macy’s yesterday, and I wasn’t shoved once!), but for a lot of people, this is anything but the most wonderful time of year. Those of us in periods of transition — even positive ones — are… More »
Determined to get what you want from your man this holiday season? Unless it comes in the form of a gift card, don’t rely on him to connect the dots without some serious help. ‘Tis the season for hint dropping, so choose your approach wisely. While some boyfriends may require a brightly lit sign, others… More »
Around this time of year, even as people spend hours and hours wrapping up gifts to put under the tree, they forget to wrap up something else. More than a quarter of respondents admitted to having had unprotected sex because they were too drunk to remember to use contraception, according to a study of adults… More »
Buying a gift card or certificate might be one way to deal with people whom you have no idea what to get for the holidays. And true, for the person receiving a gift card, it can feel like free money.
However, if you’re going this route, you’d probably be better off just handing… More »
Simon Doonan is the famously charming and genius Creative Director of fancy department store Barneys New York. And also, apparently, one very irritated (and totally gay) elf. Yet, he still has to do his job, and take down everyone’s gift wish at the Barneys office. Watch to see Doonan’s best Santa’s Helper impression. [YouTube]… More »
Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a carton of smokes, especially when it’s designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks “bright!” and “colorful!” under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it… More »
Lady Gaga tried reindeer antlers on for size this weekend in London. If her singing career goes down the tubes, she can always give Santa a call and get a spot in front of his sleigh. [12/6/2009] … More »
When I was in third grade, the class read a book called something like Christmas all Around the World. It taught us about Sweden’s St. Lucia Day festivities that open the Christmas season, that Santa is known as St. Nicholas in Germany, and that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas. … More »
Every year, department stores try to out-do each other with over-the-top window decorations for the holidays. But this year, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue have clearly lost out to XOXO, because the brand went to the naughty side. Instead of filling their glass boxes with red and green decorations, they’ve hired two girls to… More »
When we say “it’s the thought that counts,” the “thought” implies more than just remembering to buy any gift at all. Let’s admit that as much as we love our guys and say we’ll value any gifts they get us, there’s a little disappointment when the pretty package under the tree actually contains a scarf… More »
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends. Sometimes this family event may have an unexpected guest: a cute, single guy. When such a treat comes your way, seize the moment in a feminine, ladylike fashion.
Seating. Right away, you will want to be seated next to this hottie; however, this is… More »
Going to your boss’s house for Thanksgiving? Don’t be the turkey by dressing inappropriately. Since dinner is at your boss’s pad, it is a little trickier to decide on an appropriate outfit. It could be either formal or casual, and if the invitation does not specify, you’re left to figure this puzzle out on your… More »
This is my first holiday season as an old married and my husband and I are planning to spend Thanksgiving at his father’s place where his brother and his wife and two small kids will join us. My father-in-law lives here in Manhattan, just a mile up the road from us, so, luckily, we won’t… More »
The holidays are right around the corner, and if egg nog, stuffing and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” do mysterious things to your libido—fear not. We suffer from the Holiday Friskies, too. We feel your sexually frustrated pain. Whether your parents’ guest bedroom has you aching for another’s or a holiday getaway is in order, there’s… More »
I realize it might seem a little early to start talking about the holidays, but as my local drugstore pulled out the tinsel and Santa hats before they’d even had time to put away the slutty nurse costumes and plastic pumpkins, I figured I’d get a jump on the season.
Whether you’re a… More »