winter

9 Reasons We’re Happy January Is Ending Soon

Ah, the end of January is quickly approaching – aka the MONDAY of the calendar year. Don’t get me wrong, I know January is supposed to be a time of new beginnings and what not, but let’s be real, it can actually be pretty miserable. In fact, I would even go as to far as… More »


Winter Is A Drag: A RuPaul’s Drag Race Playlist

Winter got you beat, hunties? One day, the leaves will unfurl, the sun will shine, and we’ll see the return of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 8. But right now, I’m trapped in this frigid hellscape of midwestern winter–snow melting to slush, freezing to ice–with no season premiere in sight.  Even my favorite faux fur coatMore »


Hide From January With 10 Classic Summertime TV Episodes

You could go outside or you could just stay in here, where it’s nice. Look how nice it is. More »


A Dedication To The Purgatory Between Christmas And New Year’s

Between the 26th and the 31st I feel allowed to be nameless in a way that escapes the rest of the year. More »


Dater X: Winter Is Coming

Fall showed up this week like something out of an Alice Hoffman novel, landing flatly and without prelude on my thermostat as the sun set on Labor Day. The humidity dissipated like perfume when someone leaves the room; the lush August greenery was suddenly edged with brown, blowing in a breeze that pricked goosebumps onto… More »


An Open Letter To The Weather, On This Snowy First Day Of Spring

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like that feral cat that lives in the alley behind your apartment — yowling and salty as hell. More »


Area Man Captures Current Feelings Of Entire Northern Hemisphere

Simple snow shoveling or work of art? The Redditor who posted this claimed “Dad said he was bored this morning,” but I’m guessing it was more along the lines of “Dad was partaking in the collective winter-induced existential crisis roughly half the world is experiencing right now and was half-giggling, half-crying as he spastically carved this into the front lawn… More »


Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear Winter Florals

Are floral prints not the best thing ever when you’re in a shitty mood? The bright colors! The cheerful vibes! The promise of spring and life! Unfortunately, in a huge portion of the US, spring only lives in our daydreams at this time of year. But who says you need to wait until the sun comes out? More »


25 Free Or Cheap Activities To Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

It’s March, and winter has gone stale. Here we all sit, rotting away in front of space heaters, our laundry baskets overflowing with those thick slush-proof socks we’re cycling through so fast, nestled in front of glowing screens in bed while entertaining the kinds of existential thoughts that only come out to play when its dark out –… More »


The Daily Squee: Sophie The Cat Tries To Catch Snow

I will never tire of watching cats explore snow for the first time. I mean, look at the wonder in their eyes! Look at their utter fascination/potential love for a substance I’ve come to hate so deeply! That is refreshing, friends. It’s a whole new view on life — or something like that. Watch Sophie the cat try to… More »


Travel Porn: 10 Winter Wonderlands Around The World

Got the winter blues? Pay a visit to one of these real-life snowglobes — or just use them as a little wanderlust daydreaming fodder. In reality you may be scraping off your car at 6 a.m. as the bitter wind threatens to blow your hat into the street; but in your mind’s eye, you’re cupping a hot beverage as you… More »


New York City Is A Beautiful Frozen Wasteland

My commute to work yesterday nearly transported my body into a new set of molecular properties, when, sure enough, I looked at my weather app and saw just a solitary number 1 as the degree in Fahrenheit. My knees cracked and ached as I walked the five avenues to my office from the subway in… More »


12 “Uplifting” Quotes To Float You Down The Frozen River Of Denial This Winter

I’ve detested winter my whole life, but since it’s inevitable whether I like it or not, I made a little project last year of trying to at least appreciate the season’s finer points. (Sledding! Hot chocolate! Pine trees!) To really commit myself to this (ultimately fruitless) task, I tried to get hyped up by talking to the people in my… More »


Beauty IRL: How To Feel (And Look) Nice When It’s Shitty Out

Some parts of this great country are experiencing pleasant, mild weather, but the rest of us are under an oppressive blanket of snow, ice and subzero temperatures, dreaming of warmer climates and trading in our snow boots for sandals. This time of year is the nadir of winter. Everyone wants the snow to end and… More »


The Grand Canyon Became A Winter Wonderland This New Year’s

On the morning of New Year’s Day, the Grand Canyon received a perfect dusting of crisp snow, transforming the already-gorgeous park into a wintry paradise. National Park Service staff members captured stunning photos of the snowstorm’s aftermath including panorama shots, which you can see more of here. What a magical start to the year! [Neatorama] [ImagesMore »


Christmas Crunk: 11 Cocktails To Inspire Holiday Cheer

Goodness knows the holidays can be stressful for a lot of reasons — shopping, spending time with your family, travel, being needled into conversations you don’t want to have, attending parties when you’re an introvert and would really just like to stay home but you don’t want to insult your friends, and so on, and… More »


24 All Too Common Beauty Hazards Of Winter Weather

As far as I’m concerned, the winter is good for nothing except hibernation and Netflix marathons. Besides, why would you leave the house when your skin is cracking, your lips are chapped and your leg hair won’t stop growing? Ain’t nobody got time for that. But unfortunately, life goes on, and we’re forced to face… More »


Very Important PSA: “AHS: Coven,” “Crossroads” & Other New Netflix Offerings This Month

There are few things in the world that bring me more joy than watching Britney Spears poorly act and lip-sync in the 2002 chick flick “Crossroads.” It’s going to be a cold, cold winter, which is why I’m even more grateful that the awesomely horrible movies is one of the newest offerings on Netflix, in… More »


This Cat’s First Time In Snow Will Make Your Day

When Jonesy the cat stepped into snow for the first time, he wasn’t sure what to think of it, but he couldn’t help but investigate. Luckily for us, his human captured the whole adorable thing on camera, leaps and all! Click through for a few shots from Jonesy’s snowy adventure. [Tastefully Offensive] [Images via Elizabeth V. Bouras]… More »


Try Bamboo Leggings To Stay Extra Toasty This Winter

I have yet to try out the magic warming powers of fleece leggings, but that’s because I’ve been too busy obsessing over my cozy bamboo-lined pair. Bamboo leggings can probably be found on many corners of the internet, but mine come from a kickass small business called Toast, known for its ultra-warm stadium skirts which were developed… More »


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