Posts tagged "thanksgiving"

Girl Talk: Why I Wouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving If I Had The Choice

For the last couple of weeks, everyone I've engaged in simple, small talk with has asked me one question: "Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving Day?" I just give them a shrug and a tilt of the head, thinking, I'm looking forward to the days off, but I really couldn't give a crap about actual…

By: Annika Harris / November 25, 2010

Girl On Girl: How To Avoid Difficult Topics At Thanksgiving And Stuff Your Face In Peace

I spend most of Thanksgiving milling around an overheated room holding a glass of wine and making conversation with aunts, great aunts, second cousins, third cousins, fourth cousins twice removed and the great uncle of the neighbor down the street. At this year's turkey-chomping fiesta, only about one in 10 of the people in the…

By: Nikki Dowling / November 25, 2010

Bathe With This Pumpkin Spice, But Don’t Eat It!

We thought you'd have to pry our Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub from our cold, dead hands. But watch your back, Bliss, because you've got competition! The Body Deli's Pumpkin Spice Scrub smells can-I-eat-this? yummy and the sea salts and shea butter exfoliated our dull winter skin, leaving buttery softness in its wake. We…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 25, 2010

Jessica Simpson A Little Wary Of Eric Johnson’s … Tofurkey

"After getting out of the NFL, [Eric] went to this healer and is very healthy. For Thanksgiving we have to make a Tofurkey! It doesn't sound right! It's gonna be jiggly and weird." Jessica Simpson on celebrating Thanksgiving with her new fiance, Eric Johnson, who happens to be a vegan. As a vegetarian myself, I'd…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 25, 2010

My Difficult Relatives And How I Will Deal With Them This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. When you're a kid it's all about the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. When you're an adult, it's all about rude inquisitions from your nosy aunts and your dad getting horrifically, embarassingly wasted. I don't know anything about stuffing a bird or making a perfect cranberry sauce. But I do know a thing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 24, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Turns Guys On

Good news as we're about to kick off this holiday weekend, ladies. New research has found pumpkin pie is the number one scent to enhance penile blood flow. Holiday holla! "Throw away the perfume and go get some pumpkin pie," said Dr. Alan Hirsch, Director of Chicago's Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Center. If…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 24, 2010

Miley Cyrus Gets A Birthday Month

"I have a birthday month. I do the whole month of November. Thanksgiving, cake. All about me on Thanksgiving!" Miley Cyrus on turning 18, today and every other day this month. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are thankful for Miley. Err. [People]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 23, 2010

Gobble, Gobble, Slurrrr: Yes, Vodka-Infused Turkey Exists

Some prefer their turkey day drunkenness to transpire on the couch with a dozen relatives and a football game. Others prefer their alcohol shot directly in the bird. Georgi Vodka and several New York City restaurants have infused a turkey with five different types of vodka and prepared a 100-proof vodka gravy to serve o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 23, 2010

A Cat Pilgrim’s Progress

Few historians recall the contributions of the cat pilgrims, a small but powerful band of felines who made the perilous journey to the New World along with the regular people pilgrims. Nonetheless, when William S. Catford II and the rest of his merry band of pilgrim cats made their maiden voyage on the Mayflower, the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 23, 2010

Dater X: Ghosts Of Thanksgiving Beaus Past

Last year, the night before Thanksgiving, I had a glorious third date with The Architect. Partly because of our easy rapport and partly because so many people leave New York City for the holidays, everywhere we went, it felt like we were the only two people that existed. At the movie theater, rather than fighting…

By: Dater X / November 23, 2010

8 Tips For Surviving Thanksgiving As A Couple

Thanksgiving is one of those great holidays that are less about commercialism and more about togetherness (and food, of course). Unfortunately, all that togetherness can be a little stressful for couples — especially if it includes a hectic travel schedule and/or time with one or both sets of families. So, after the jump, eight ti…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 22, 2010

Woman Is Shocked To Discover Her Thanksgiving Turkey Is Pregnant

This woman is happy carving the Thanksgiving turkey ... until she discovers what she thinks is a cooked fetus inside her bird. "You got a pregnant turkey!" a family member cries. Just kidding! Her husband just stuffed a Cornish game hen inside the turkey before putting it in the oven to cook. Thanksgiving pranks are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2010

Girl Talk: A Shattering Thanksgiving

After two decades of service, the six-foot-high, 10-foot-wide mirror covering our living room wall started falling down on Thanksgiving Day. It came with the house, a colonial in Whitestone, Queens, which my parents bought when I was born. I was 23 and about to drive to LaGuardia Airport to pick up Tim, my soldier boyfriend…

By: Nicole Ferraro / November 22, 2010

A Thanksgiving Dinner For 6 For $6 — Is This Possible?

Even if the ingredients for your feast next Thursday aren't from Whole Foods, I think it's safe to say the meal will definitely cost a lot more than $1 per person. Well, self-proclaimed professional "frugalista" Jeffrey Strain is planning to spend only that on his T-giving spread. He has embarked on a mega cheapskate challenge:…

By: Joanne Hinkel / November 19, 2010

10 Tips For Throwing A Family-Free Friendship Thanksgiving

Because my parents live in Europe and I've lived in the States for the last 16 years, I've had lots of opportunity to indulge in what I call the (mostly) Family-Free Friendship Thanksgiving, a holiday I always look forward to. For the uninitiated, that's when Thanksgiving turns into a cozy combination of all the best…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 19, 2010

Forget Turkey This Thanksgiving—Eat Unicorn

Unicorn, the other white meat, has been steadily growing in popularity. But this Thanksgiving, Radiant Farms wants to put uni on every table. What a way to add that extra sparkle and shine to an already fantastical holiday! [The Daily What]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner For The Lazy

Slice of Thanksgiving layer cake anyone? Just think of all the dishes you won't have to wash. That's truly something to be thankful for. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 10, 2010

Were You Turkey Dropped This Weekend?

If your relationship ended over the long Thanksgiving weekend, you're not alone. The Thanksgiving breakup is such a common phenomenon it even has a name: the turkey drop. Carly MacLeod, a junior at Washington University and the "romance columnist" at the student paper, tells NPR that turkey drops are often the result of long-distance college…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2009

How To Make Your Jeans Fit After Eating Too Much Turkey

We'll be eating a lot over the next month with Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and New Year's Eve festivities coming up. However, we'll be able to wear clothes besides muumuus and elastic-waist pants with the help of Adjust-A-Button. Poke one of these guys through your waistband -- even jeans! -- and you can temporarily add u…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 27, 2009
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