Posts tagged "holidays"

It’s Time To Cry: Grandma Receives A Holiday Surprise In This Apple Ad

I want to be mad at Apple because they’re making me feel so many feelings for the sake of pitching laptops or whatever, but this ad is just too sweet to resent. As you watch this granddaughter surprise her grandma with a very special song, you’ll be too caught up in warm fuzzies to be…

By: Claire Hannum / December 15, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Person Who’s Always Cold

No matter who you are and where you live, you’re bound to know someone who’s always cold. You know… that person who wears wool sweaters in 80-degree weather, whose hands and lips turn blue when there’s a slight spring breeze. It’s time to help them with their struggle. We’ve compiled a list of cozy and…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 12, 2014

Gift Guide: 15 Gifts For The Feminist You’re Fond Of

What to get the exhausted feminist in your life? Something practical, something to make them laugh, something to tell catcallers where they can shove it? Click through for ideas!

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By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Recently Dumped

Break-ups are tough enough as it is, but a heartbreak during the holiday season is particularly excruciating. Nobody wants to be surrounded by gushy holiday cheer bullshit when their heart is torn in two. Here’s what to buy for that fantastic, talented, loving, newly single friend of yours who deserves way better than her ex…

By: Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Watch The Lowell, Michigan, Police Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Hooray, more holiday cheer! A set of boobs other than Sara X’s has been getting into the Christmas spirit: The Lowell, Michigan Police Department. I KID. They seem very nice and not at all boob-ish.
Lowell police officers started wearing body cameras on dispatches last October, and have since seen public complaints about the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

Holiday Estrangements: On Being Motherless By Choice At Christmas

Like many American families who celebrate Christmas, mine does it in a pretty secular way. The more observant among us attend services to mark the holiday, but the magnet that pulls our scattered members across the country to one point in the Midwest is, I think, the same as what brings you and yours together…

By: Katie Naum / December 10, 2014

Jingle Boobs: Boob Twerker Sara X Has More Holiday Spirit In One Pectoral Than You Have In Your Entire Body

OOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGG can I marry Sara X. Beyond the fact that her boobs are fabulously talented, it’s the facial expressions in this video that get me. It’s too cute. I just can’t even. Sara X’s face and boobs are bringing the holiday cheer hardcore in this video. I am at a loss for words. Merry Boobmas,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 9, 2014

A Rough Guide To 16 Pass-Aggro Comments Your Mother Will Make This Christmas

The holidays means spending more time than usual with your family, which equates to an increase in those passive-aggressive comments your mother used to dole out every hour on the hour when you were growing up in her house. Moms take on a special tone when lovingly criticizing their children that leaves the victim unsure…

By: The Frisky / December 9, 2014

Most Americans Want To Vastly Either Over- Or Under-Pay Santa Claus

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

Gift Guide: 10 Honest-To-Goodness Gifts For Minimalists

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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By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

43 Things That Made Christmas in the ’90s All That

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…

By: Tres Sugar / December 8, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Homesick Transplant

Moving away from home to a new city or country can be a great thing, but everyone misses their roots now and then, especially during the holidays. Here’s what to gift your favorite homesick transplant to keep her old home in her heart while she makes a new home in her current digs.

By: Claire Hannum / December 6, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more frustrating aspects of raising a child. Marketing and branding has increased tenfold, and even kids who don’t regularly watch TV are aware of all the…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 5, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here’s what to get them this holiday season!

By: Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

Gift Guide: 11 Gifts For the Dapper Dude Or Dame

Do you have a masculine-presenting friend or loved one (male, female, trans, or anywhere in between) who’s too stylish for words? Cheers to the masculine set! There’s a lot to say for the craft, simple elegance, and timelessness of the dapper aesthetic. Both the dapper ladies and gents in your life will appreciate these gifts!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

20 Uber-Festive, Modern DIY Holiday Decorations

I hate spending money on decorations of almost any kind. I paid enough attention in art class that I can handle a hot glue gun and there’s a dollar store down the street, so to me, paying $15 for one decoration seems like a giant rip-off. If, like me, you’re a holiday season enthusiast but…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 3, 2014

Got Issues? Avoid These Seemingly Innocuous Movies This Holiday Season

We’ve all been there: you’re going through a rough patch in life and trying not to think about it. Your family is gathered together for the holidays and looking for a break between all the eating, so you all file into a movie theater or gather around the TV to watch a holiday classic. You…

By: Claire Hannum / December 3, 2014

Frisky Eats: 14 Semi-Healthy Holiday Treats

The holiday season is in full swing, which means dessert everywhere you turn! I really resent the phrase “guilt-free” when it comes to food, but I’m all about attempting to do our arteries a favor by opting for treats that are at least slightly healthier than other popular choices — without too many unpronounceable fat-free chemicals that…

By: Claire Hannum / December 2, 2014

10 DIY Gifts For Kids, Because Toys Are Too Damn Expensive

I know what it’s like to be broke and have kids to shop for during the holidays: It’s impossible to know what to get them in the first place, and then when you do find out what toys they want, they’re Lego sets that cost $200. No, sir. That is an expense for Santa.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

Cool Idea: Call T.J. Maxx & Marshalls’ Holiday Gift Hotline To Ask Famous Experts What To Buy

Not sure what to get for that hard-to-buy person on your holiday list? T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are making shopping easier this year by bringing back their Holiday Gift Hotline, with famous gifting experts as their operators! Pretty cool, huh?

According to a survey by T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, parents, colleagues, men, teenager…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 1, 2014
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