Tag Archives: holidays

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

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 new toys, many of which are — at best, creatively limiting — and at worst, fairly sexist or even hypersexualizing. And with the holiday season upon us, the problem with kids’ toys is only brought further into the spotlight. Keep reading »

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

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

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!

Follow me on Twitter.

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 a Grinch when it comes to spending money, check out these DIY tutorials to make your season bright!

Got Issues? Avoid These Seemingly Innocuous Movies This Holiday Season

Interstellar

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 thought you signed up to see something light or entertaining that has nothing to do with reality, and then out of nowhere, a depressing theme pops up. You find yourself bawling in your seat at the too-close-to-home scenario playing out onscreen. How did this happen!? The movie poster looked so cheerful! Now the rest of your day and maybe even the rest of your Christmas vacation are ruined. To help you escape this fate, I’ve put together a list of a few box office hits and annual holiday classics to avoid like the plague this season, grimly grouped by whatever tough spot you may be facing. Just stick with “Elf” and the Griswolds, friends! SPOILER ALERT: I’m going to tell you exactly what happens in every movie, so if you don’t want to know, don’t click! 

Keep reading »

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 are inexplicably labeled as good for you. After the jump, 14 semi-healthy holiday desserts that will leave you with less of a food hangover than that butter-filled casserole concoction your aunt brought to Christmas dinner.

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular