There's no way around it, ladies -- they're on this earth with us for the next million years (or at the very least, until we learn how to procreate on our own), so we might as well get with it. And since there's absolutely no escaping the crux of the male existence, there are quite a few things all women need to learn about our male counterparts.
As a survivor of several family trips with my beau's immediate family, I have acquired a distinct, skillful on-the-trip training that I've coined Trip Survival Tricks. And since I'm a feminist to the max, it's time I passed on this great wealth of information to all my committed ladies.
The summer only lasts 3 months long, and that's just about as long as we're going to last. Don't be sad, it's okay. Let's just accept it. And move forward.
Three-quarters of the way there! And I seriously could not feel any better about myself and my hard work.
Jul 4, 2012
Remember how I said that beginnings are really hard?
Jun 30, 2012
Let me just start off by saying that I'm not usually one for fad diets, but I'm going to be in a wedding soon, and I just can't seem to kick start my workout routine.
Jun 27, 2012
In a maze of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Stumble, the weary brethren (myself, included) struggled to understand the meaning of the seventh creation. Tumblr? A place to.... tumble? An ode to the gymnasts? A home for floor routine inspired decor?
Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with the gym. In fact, our flame is so hot and cold that I sometimes I stare at the door the entire time I'm working out, counting down the minutes 'til it's time to leave. There are, of course, other days where I am so excited to go to the gym its like okay, who put the steroids in my coffee?
Two weeks ago, I heard another tragic tale of a girl I know punching her boyfriend. A year before that, the same thing happened. Call me crazy, but this type of behavior, in my book, is never okay. And I’m speaking to both sexes here.
Whatever's plaguing you, I've got some centuries old advice to share: Quit crying over spilled milk! And, as luck would have it, today is National Spilled Milk day...the perfect time to get over all the little things! Ladies, take back your tears! Here are the top 12 things you should stop crying over...
I am still rooting for [removed by editor] and the hope that by some weird force of futuristic nature he will come running back to Katniss, [removed by editor] will reappear unharmed and [removed by editor] will go back to burying his never-ending pain in the bottle.
There's nothing quite like chowing down on comfort foods once the weather gets icy. Mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, hearty homemade soups...those are the foods dreams are made of. And to round out your fine dining experience, why not indulge in a dessert featuring your favorite cookie, the Oreo.
Between alternating TV time with computer time, I'm lost in thought thinking about all the beautiful, comfy locations I'd rather be. Get ready to cry your eyes out with both joy and [hangover] pain at all the places I would accept as my Hangover Paradise. If only I could stand up long enough without wanting to puke so I could get there...
Before you head out on NYE with your besties, your most sequined dress, heels and all the worst intentions, do like mom said and make sure you have everything you need before you walk out the door.
For what feels like centuries, the world has listened when Anna Wintour has spoken. We've held their breath when Anna Wintour breathes. Anna Wintour's interns have run in front of moving traffic so they can escape the line at Starbucks and order her venti-sugar-free-non-fat-soy double-pump almond half-pump mocha no whip latte in only 53 seconds.
So what happens when you don't look good in the shirt you've been dying to try on or the jeans I know you've been killing myself trying to squeeze into? Haven't you ever wondered what I mean when I cringe and tell you 'uh, that top makes you look fat?' Even if you might not wonder, I know plenty of girls that do, so we went and figured out how to talk to girls!
My freshman year I couldn't stand my roommate. After three-month old Indian food and dried puke on her bedspread, I spent the entire year living out of a friends room. Rarely did I ask for advice. I just felt like there was no hope. Lucky for you, we run a weekly web series, hosted by the fabulous Marysa, that addresses common roommate problems (submitted by YOU!).
The number one reason I'm a lover of weekend livin' is not entirely dedicated to sleeping in, vegging out, and having a few beers without worrying about what time I have to wake up the next morning. I love the weekend for one thing, and one thing only: brunch.
Now that Christmas is over and I'm making lists of things to keep, things to return and things to regift, I realized that Hanukkah is still going strong. I got to wondering what all my favorite holy Hollywood hotties are doing in the midst of their Hanukkah celebrations.
With a few hours to spare before your great Aunt Betty arrives with ugly sweaters for the whole fam, lets 'ooh' and 'aww' at some of the most purrrfectly wrapped presents this year. While not everyone likes finding their cat six feet in the air tangled up in Christmas tree lights, cute cats decked out for the holiday season are a different matter -- bring it on.
I always look forward to dessert, but I pay extra special attention on Christmas. Half of the fun is looking at all the different festive holiday creations and then drooling over the gooey goodness.
Part of me just wants to sing to the lyrics right now but I will refrain. Partly because I'm not sure I would sound as good on paper, partly because you might hate me by the time I've finished. But what better way to spread Christmas cheer than by singing loudly for all to hear?
First, we were given MySpace. It was creepy, but so colorful! Then, the Heavens parted and Facebook shone down and smiled at the world. Before long we were uploading photos and updating our statuses and sharing personal information that no one really needed to know. But our technologically hungry world wasn’t satisfied with just Facebook.
The best part of coming home for vacation between semesters is laying on the couch and thumbing through old photo albums of you (and your siblings, if you've got 'em) with mom and dad. It's the safest way to relive the awkward years, your first day of kindergarten and that time your mom brought the camera into your dentist appointment...Doesn't it just make you wonder what some of your style-god celebrities looked like as children?
The Maccabees are all about making the holidays come to life with the smooth sounds of their a capella group. Their latest hit, which features a collaboration with Matisyahu, is just what you need for Hanukkah Hump Day. What's Hanukkah Hump Day? Oh it's just what we call the midpoint of the Hanukkah festivities.
'Tis the season of ugly sweaters! Whether or not you're hosting an Ugly Sweater Soiree, RSVPing to one, or thinking about bringing the party to the bar, we suggest you take a look at this post before you head out in search of the ugliest sweater you can find.
Sweats are the perfect – and probably the most essential – accessory for a girl to have at college. Wondering what to wear for Sunday morning brunch? Look no further than your favorite, and most trusty, pair of sweatpants. Curious about what to open presents in on Christmas morning? Grab your sweatpants, again.
Maybe it's your final week of exams and you need a break from cramming for a minute (or twenty). Or maybe you're already home on break and you need an activity that'll help you kill some time between laying on your bed and laying on the couch downstairs. If that's the case, you need see these videos!
It's a big deal when the guy you've only been casually hooking up with every so often texts you and tells you to come spend the night. It's an even bigger deal when you're trying to plan what to pack. Sorry, but the overnight knapsack that you got from Santa nine years ago ain't cuttin' it here.
Twitter has played it's part in solving some of the biggest mysteries on the web. Things like: #newholidaysongs, what #2011musictaughtme,#whatdogirlscarryintheirbags and #ladieswewantanswers to some of the most pressing issues on male minds. Well today, the Twitterverse has spoken again! The hot debate this time? #CelebsThatLookLikeTheyStink. Yuck.
Do you drag your MacBook from class to class and need a new way to get through your two-hour lecture on Ancient Civilizations of the Byzantine Empire? Or do you nonchalantly sneak your iPhone out of your sweatshirt every four minutes to refresh your Facebook mini-feed? Looking for another way to follow us throughout your day? Okay, good, you're in luck! We're on Google+!
Know how B. Spears gets all dark and dirty when she moans "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah..." at the beginning of her hit 'Oops.. I Did It Again"? Like the hit maker and one of the original pioneers of pop that she is, Brit-Brit might be at the forefront of this creaky trend.
What better way to look back and say 'see ya lata' to 2011 than through our millions of Google searches? The mega-site has compiled a Google review of the past year through the many, many millions of searches we used to follow the news.
Normally I try not give away what's in store for you in our galleries, but this next addition of tattoos needs some type of forewarning. We brought our WTF Tattoo Edition to the holidays. I am weirdly pleased to admit that nothing says WTF quite like a Christmas tree with ornaments and a shining star covering your back. Or a menorah well-lit and taking up your entire chest.
Moral of the story: When Facebook hit the scene, America nixed MySpace quicker than Ronnie could pass on Sammi. So, what’s next? Since the Facebook takeover was so powerful, who’s going to create the next bigger, better social networking site that sends Facebook to Internet purgatory?