Kristen Stewart's friend, Director Giovanni Agnelli, is rushing to her defense and claiming there is NO WAY Kristen and Rupert Sanders ever actually did it. Does it really matter? They still cheated, does it matter if they ever actually slept together? Does it mean Robert should forgive her?
Phonechick Tiffany's friend found love with a guy she never thought she'd be into. Have you ever gone for a guy who was totally not your type? Check out this list of guys you shouldn't be too quick to overlook!
Melanie has always had a small chest, but she's a small girl so it has never bothered her. A few weeks ago her fiance suprised her with a pre-honeymoon, she was so excited! When they got to the resort, it seemed like he couldn't stop rushing around and telling her he had a suprise for her.They got in a cab and arrived at a doctor's office in a seedy area. His suprise was a cheap boob job he found online! Melanie made him take her back to the resort and postponed the wedding. She doesn't know what to do, she loves him, but he got her a cheap boob job!
Here we go! Another group of people covering Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." Taking a break from their winning gold medals the U.S. Swim teams are now adding lip syncing and choreography to their resumes!
-- Are Mondays really the worst day of the week?
-- Would you dump your boyfriend or girlfriend if they gained weight?
-- Would you cheat if you could get away with it?
-- Sports Update! Phillies, Mets and Yankees
THIS PIECE WAS WRITTEN BY A WOMAN: Kicking and screaming, dragging my feet all the way, after more than four years offline, I finally joined an online dating site. I was trying to avoid it, but I decided that, while I was was meeting guys in person, I wanted meet a wider variety of guys. I am happy to say, that so far, it’s not so bad. But I’ve noticed a few things that guys are consistently doing wrong in my humble opinion. After the jump, some things dudes need to stop doing if they want to improve their luck online.
1. Writing bad first messages. I suppose most guys have no idea what to say when they write a first message to a girl they don’t know. It’s awkward. It takes a lot of courage to send that message, so I commend your bravery for doing it (over and over again). That being said: I’ve found emoticons, “hi,” or “you’re hot” to be waaaaay overused. I’m not exaggerating here. In two weeks, I’ve received more than 20 messages that say nothing more. Let me be frank with you: Women see these messages and delete them immediately. No questions asked. The other kind of first messages I’ve gotten a bunch of are the ones with a reference to or question about something I’ve written in my profile. These are better, but still a tad generic. The best kind of message to receive is one that indicates that you have something in common, shows your personality or sense of humor and expresses interest in getting together. Examples: “You krump? So do I! We should go krumping. I know a place.” “I like your sense of humor. Can I buy you a glass of wine and attempt to make you laugh?” “What kind of writing do you do? I have a bunch of friends who are writers. I like to read, so this could work.” Good first messages come so few and far between that its likely you will get a date just for writing one.
2. Describing themselves as “always smiling” or “up for anything.” The Online Golden Rule should be: If you don’t have anything original to say, don’t say anything at all. It’s better to leave a section blank-ish than to fill it with cliches. Maybe you are always smiling. I’d kind of rather find out in person.
3. Posting crappy pictures of themselves. That photo in the mirror where the camera’s showing, or that pic where your ex is cropped out, or that blurry shot of you drinking beers with your buddies is not going to get you noticed. As lame as you might feel doing it, have a friend take a clear (as in NOT blurry) picture of you so we can see what you really look like right NOW (not 10 years ago when you were on a skiing trip). If we can’t see what you look like, we are going to be hard pressed to agree to meet you for coffee.
4. Looking at my profile over and over again. I know online dating is like shopping, and you want to make sure you are purchasing something you actually want, but when it comes to online dating, it’s impossible to be sure. You kind of have to meet in person to find out. When I see that you’ve viewed my profile 16 times without writing me, I’m already wondering … Why? What’s holding you back? Or are you just weird? If you do perchance send a message after the 17th viewing of my profile, I will probably be wary.
5. Waiting too long to ask me out. I’m sure this is a matter of personal preference, but I don’t really want to talk about anything besides where and when we should meet before we’ve met. It’s nice if a guy is interested in what I think about the latest episode of “Breaking Bad” (haven’t seen it yet), but I’m not particularly invested in exchanging emails until I know if we have chemistry in person. If three email exchanges have passed and there’s no mention of a date, I will assume that you’re: A) Looking for a buddy, B) don’t actually want to date, just want an ego boost or a distraction or something or C) are hiding something. Don’t waste time if you want to go out with me. Skip the email banter and get straight to the part where you make a date with me. We can banter all you want then.
Lauren's boyfriend Brian is great and his friends are cool too so they all hang out a lot. Lauren really doesn't like how her boyfriend turns into a different person when he is around his friends. Is there anyway she can say something without being controlling or getting the "you're trying to change me speech?"
While it is common practice in some circles to bring every first date to a BBQ restaurant, I think an Italian restaurant is a much better choice. One meal at Prego! (or whatever), and you will be outfitted with everything you truly need to know about your date before you secure a second meeting: what they’re like in bed, whether they’re fussy, whether or not they know how to pronounce bruschetta. So I advice hitting up either your local pizza joint or an upscale Italian restaurant that uses cloth napkins. And even if the whole date is a crash-and-burn failure, you’ll always have number 9.
1 Wine Test!
I’m not trying to be a snob, I just know that I will not be in it for the long haul with someone who a)doesn’t drink or b) someone who is obsessed with Californian wines. (I personally don’t like them.) I went on a date with a guy who was allergic to alcohol and the whole situation made me a little too aware of my own minor case of alcoholism. And I could never date someone who wanted to go to Napa Valley on vacation all the time either. I’ve tried it, and although it sounds dreamy, let me reassure you it can get boooo-rinnnnggg. (I ended up canceling almost all of my wine tours to hang out in the movie theater to watch double features and kill aliens in the video arcade.)
2 Dressing on the side?
Oh, you’re fussy! Everyone knows this, right? Ordering a salad is a very revealing experience. Did they ask for any add-ons? Do they use Bacon Bits? How much salt did they use? And most importantly — did they ask for the dressing on the side? That could mean they are a tad controlling. Not that it’s a bad thing — sometimes restaurants slather so much dressing on salads it basically wilts and disintegrates the very lettuce it is trying to flavor. But someone who was 100% chill wouldn’t care. That person won’t say anything.
3 Pronunciation of Bruschetta
Put on your snobby pants, everyone! It’s bru’sket:ta. I don’t know what you will do with the information that they say “brew-shet-ta”, but it’s a good thing to know. A really cultured person, or a person who has been to Italy, will know the correct pronunciation. (You could just ask them if they’ve been to Italy.) It’s not a deal breaker, but you can definitely tease them about it later. Maybe by whispering “brew-shet-ta” to them when you’re under the covers later. Now that is a turn on.
4 Your Lady and the Tramp Moment
Now’s your chance to recreate the most iconic love scenes of all time! If you are a cartoon, living in cartoon land, you can strategically share a plate of spaghetti with your date, and choose to eat (without using your hands), a the same piece of pasta your date is choosing, from the other end. From what I’ve learned about Disney movies, this will lead to true love. Happily ever after!
5 What Does Your Pizza Topping Say About Your Date?
If your date should happen to order a nice pizza pie, you can learn a whole new side of them. If they order pineapple they will be fun in bed. If they get a Margherita they are so classic they’re probably wearing white Converse. If they order more than 4 toppings their life is a mess and you should think twice before diving into a second date. If they order thick crust, they might be from the Mid-West. If they dip their pizza in Ranch Dressing, do not panic. They are not insane. They just went to Penn State.
6 Would You Like Some Grated Cheese?
The answer to this question is yes. How much cheese one opts to sprinkle on their pasta is directly correlated to how much one loves life. The person who is generous with grated parmesan cheese is a person who seriously only lives once, my friend. Get ready for a wild ride.
7 Italian Restaurants Always Feel Special
Even little hole-in-the-wall pizza joints have a certain charm that you don’t find in restaurants of other cuisines. Cute little extras like red and white checkered table clothes, someone playing the accordian to “Bella Notte” and candles in wine bottles makes you feel like you’re in love with something, and hell — it might as well be the person sitting across from you.
8 You’ll Impress Your Date’s Grandmother
If your date’s grandma is like my grandma, she’ll be impressed that you brought your date to an Italian restaurant (even if your ulterior motive was to find out if she ordered dressing on the side.) When I used to tell my grandma that a date took me to get Thai food or burgers she would act horrified. “But how is your indigestion!?” If I wanted her to like the guy, I’d actually lie to her and say that the dude did take me to an Italian place. It just sounds like we’re classy.
9 You Probably Just Want Some Fricking Italian Food
I mean honestly, who doesn’t? Carbs, cheese, and some sort of ode to the best vegetable to pop out of the dirt — the tomato. It’s a meal we always want, we always crave, and we always remember. It’s always special. And the perfect place to take your first date.
According to a survey by Match.com, these are the ten worst pick up lines of all time . . .
#1) "What's your sign?"
#2) "Pardon me, I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I borrow yours?"
#3) "You must be a broom, because you're driving me crazy."
#4) "Do you have a license? Because you're driving me crazy."
#5) "I've got a thirst, and baby, you look like my Gatorade." (???)
#6) "Are you loist? Because heaven's a long way from here."
#7) "Are ou religious? Because you're the answer to all my prayers."
#8) "Can I take your picture? I want Santa to know exactly what I want for Christmas this year."
#9) "Do you believe ni love at first sight, or should I walk by again?"
#10) "Well, here I am. What were your other two wishes?"
• The "Shewee" a revolutionary portable urinating device allows women to stand as they pee
• It fits in your pocket and allows women to go without having to worry about dirty or non-existent facilities
• The device costs only $19
Ladies: have you ever been stuck having to pee in a not-so-ideal environment? I have, which to me is pretty much any time I'm forced to use a public restroom. Well, thankfully now there's a way to avoid the grime.
The company explains,"No matter what age you are, most women have needed or will need a Shewee sometime in their life. Shewee is the revolutionary portable urinating device for women. No longer are dirty or non- existing facilities a problem. Shewee lets you carry the comforts of home in your pocket. Try one and you will see what everyone is talking about."
It's $19 and I'm strangely intrigued. You can even buy an extension tube which "gives you extra length for use in a boat or if you have lots of clothes on."
I've always been jealous of dudes being able to pee anywhere at any time they please.
Yeah, it might not be the most attractive thing in the world to look at but I can't hate on anything that could help me to avoid getting some strange dirty toilet disease. I'd imagine this is great for camping trips, also.
Incase you're wondering how it actually works, here's the step-by-step.
1. Undo pants. Pull down the front of your panties or push to one side. Place Shewee securely against your body.
2. Direct outlet pipe away from body and out of pants. Be sure Shewee is positioned in an effective and comfortable position. Aim urine toa suitable place; into a toilet or away from feet.
3. Once relieved, pull funnel away and use to wipe any final drips. Shake funnel. Replace in resealable bag.
Tip: Practice with Shewee in your shower to find the best position for you.
(On leaving the body, urine is sterile).
BAM. One more step for womankind. Take that, man aisle!
When the day doesn't go quite as planned, we usually turn to the fridge to help us deal. However, we typically make the wrong decisions, which actually have an adverse effect on our overall health. Instead of going for the chocolate bars or cakes, here are healthy alternatives to help us get through the day.
Chocolate Milk after Exercising
After a workout, we're usually hungry and end up making the wrong choices. Instead, scientists urge us to drink a glass of milk, which is imperative for muscle recovery and growth.
Cheese as a Toothbrush
If you forgot to brush your teeth before facing the day, have no fear! Eating a small amount of cheddar, jack, or mozzarella cheese will boost pH levels to help keep your teeth safe from cavities. Just... don't make a habit out of it!
Green Tea as Weight-Loss Solution
After eating a hefty lunch, you suddenly remember in less than two weeks you'll be on your tropical vacation. Yikes! Have no fear, drinking green tea helps exercisers lose weight twice as quickly, according to a study conducted by the American Society of Nutrition.
Sugar as a Hiccup Remedy
Suffering from the hiccups? We have the perfect solution! According to studies from the New England Journal of Medicine, eating 1 teaspoon of dry sugar cured 95% of hiccupers.
Adam's friend was caught red-handed... through Instagram! His girlfriend saw a photo of him at a party, with his arms around another girl. His girlfriend confronted him, and let's just say the two aren't getting cozy again anytime soon. Has this ever happened to you or someone you know?
Her new boyfriend got along great with her family, and she was extremely happy... until he forgot her mother's first name. So she broke up with him! She defended her decision by claiming family is one of the most important aspects in her life, but is worried she may have overreacted. Should she give him another chance?
Are you indecisive when it comes to choosing your nail color of the week? Luckily, the worry is over! With the Ruby Wing collection by the Color Club, your nails will fabulously change color in the sun. Apparently, the polish features new photochromic technology that makes this transformation possible. Two colors for the price of one! The polish will be available in August for the price of $12.
Summertime means BBQs, baseball games, outdoor concerts and festivals galore. And sometimes that could lead to over indulging and messing up your diet! Try these healthier food alternatives when you're out and about!
If you and your man have new couple friends, you'll obviously want to make cool plans with them. Sure, not everyone can cruise Lake Como like George Clooney, Channing Tatum, and their women recently did, but these inexpensive expert double-date ideas are pretty damn awesome, too.
1. Go on a Food Crawl
Pick a spot in your neighborhood or someplace nearby that has a ton of restaurants (little, less trendy ones are the best). Start at one end of the area and work your way to the other, splitting appetizers, entrees, and desserts along the way.
2. Take Them Tubing
Hit up your local body of water for lazy river tubing. Most places will rent you a tube per person for a small fee, plus a cooler that you can pack with beer and food, and drop you at the top of a river. You and your couple friends can slowly float downstream while enjoying cold ones in a gorgeous setting. Google "lazy river tubing" and your town's name for companies.
3. Hit Up an Amusement Park
Letting loose and breaking out of your normal routine are great ways to bond with another couple. Amusement parks are perfect for this because you have plenty to talk about (how can you not rehash a scary roller coaster ride?)—plus, you can act like kids again.
4. Go Groupon
Keep an eye out for a cool, discounted class to take together, like contra dancing or sushi-making. Having an activity takes the pressure off making conversation the whole time, and you can whip out your new skills later for another double-date.
5. DIY Tournament
On a strict budget? Hit up your local pool hall and challenge each other to a mini-tournament. You can do couple vs. couple, or girls vs. boys—the losing team buys the next round.
6. Host a Wine Tasting
Going to a wine tasting can get pricey, so recreate it at your place for a fraction of the price. Ask each person to bring a bottle of their fave wine and take turns sampling each one. You can chat about which you love best while nibbling on cheese and crackers.
7. Do a Different Kind of Dinner Party
Hosting a dinner party is cool, but it can be a little exhausting and sometimes feels too formal. To keep it causal, ask the other couple to bring ingredients for their favorite dish, and have them whip it up in your kitchen as you make yours. Sip drinks while you work—it'll set a fun tone for the night.
8. Go to an Outdoor Concert
Lots of towns have free concerts when the weather is nice. Find the best one near you, pack a picnic basket with delish food and drinks, and camp out under the stars while listening to great music with your new BFFs.
I'm 26 and I just started seeing a guy who is 38. Even though there is an age difference, we really have a lot in common. Thing were going great until he dropped a big bomb on me...that he's still married and that he has three kids! But he really doesn't love his wife anymore, he said that the only reason he's still with his wife is for his kids. I'm so upset with this guy! I really though I was going to have a future with this guy! I wonder if his wife even knows about me! Should I call her and tell her that her husband has a girlfriend?
Any listeners out there starting college this year? You may have even more to look forward to if you're going to one of these schools…
Online community for college women Her Campus has announced some non-traditional college rankings, including a category I know you ladies will be interested in. Without further ado, I present the Top 10 Most Attractive Schools (and yes, this is based solely on the hot men):
1. Wake Forest University: One student describes it as “the smallest school with the highest model population.”
2. The University of Virginia: Super fit Southern gentlemen. Need I say more?
3. The University of Wisconsin: A diverse student body full of men who are “passionate and enjoy opening new doors in their school’s community”? I’m sold.
4. James Madison University: The guys here aren’t just hot, they’re super happy and nice.
5. Boston College: Evidently the guys here looked like they just walked out of a J. Crew ad. In related news, I want to move to Boston immediately.
6. The University of California at Santa Barbara: Surf’s up in “Santa Babe-ra”.
7. Colby College: Looking for the “preppy outdoorsy type”? Head to Colby.
8. Yale University: Yale still has a 50% male population at a time when more women are taking over college campus. Plus, their dudes are brainy and beautiful.
9. Georgetown University: Nerd alert, nerd alert! One senior says they’ve got “the sexiest nerds around.”
10. Duke University: Is a guy with “blond flow, preppy button-ups and mid-calfs with Sperrys” your dream dude? Then Duke is the college for you, even it did get ranked the second “douchiest” by GQ.
Wherever you are, but especially in cities, it’s common to here women lament that “the men here are the worst!” (Maybe unless you go to one of these colleges!) Whether or not the dating scene is truly awful where you are, some women are doing something about it.
According to the New York Post, some women in New York have had enough of city guys and they’re doing something about it. Much like the sacrifices that might have to be made for a dream job, the women are commuting to meet men. In fact, reverse commuting as it’s called when you travel out of the city. They’re hitting up more suburban areas in Westchester County, Greenwich, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Call it Sex Not In The City.
According to the women interviewed, they’ll take a 30 minute train ride after work on weeknights to meet men that they claim are more mature and less obsessed with appearances. Dating experts like Patti Stanger of Millionaire Matchmaker support the trend. I guess if you’re on a mission to find Mr. Right you might be willing to put some effort into it, but this sounds costly—train tickets, cabs, or gas money add up, ladies!
Obviously, most of you probably don’t live in NYC but I wonder if any of you feel like you have the same problem. Maybe the guys in your area just don’t do it for you or you’re not having any luck there. But would you ever consider traveling for a night out to meet men outside your town? I kind of feel like I wouldn’t purposely do so, mostly because I’m way too lazy to spend 30 minutes commuting every time I see my boyfriend, assuming I did meet someone and hit it off. But maybe you guys think it’s worth it for love.
Jen and her best friend are getting married one week apart, so they are combing their bacheloretter parties. Their fiances decided to the same, but Jen's friend is giving her fiance a free pass for his bachelor party! Jen definitely does not want to do the same, and now she's not even sure if she wants her own fiance attending the party. He says he would never do anything, but she can't be too sure.
Should she call off the wedding if he decides to go?
A bar in Minnesota installed a preganancy test dispenser to prevent patrons from drinking if they're expecting! How would you feel if your favorite bar offered one of these dispensers in the women's room?
Natalie's friend was hooking up with this guy for a few weeks, a fwb kindof thing. This friend started to really like him and so he backed off. Now Natalie is hooking up with him and they are fwb! She's feel bad, is she bing a slut? Does he really have to be off limits?
One of the most effective ways to initiate communication and let a guy know you are interested is by flirting with him. Flirting demonstrates your confidence and lets the guy see your intriguing, feminine side. However, flirting can backfire or take you in an unintended direction if not done correctly. The following are seven flirting mistakes you should avoid:
1. Playing games. Playing mind games or playing "hard to get" are never good. It may work here and there, but guys with any level of self-respect will not keep chasing a girl who plays games. If you are interested in a guy, show him you are interested or he will move on.
2. Being disrespectful. Sarcasm and humor can be effective tools when flirting. Humor keeps the discussion relaxed and sarcasm can show him your fiesty side. However, you want to be careful not to be mean-spirited. You don't want to offend him or embarrass him in front of other people. Teasing a guy about something he says or does is different than challenging his manhood.
3. Being whiny. Asking for help may be a means of flirting for you. Men often like feeling helpful and being the hero. Additionally, the man you are interested in may be eager to show you how strong he is. However, you do not want to be seen as whiny.
Do not ask for help in conjunction with complaining about your family, friends, job or landlord. Likewise, don't stalk him, constantly needing his help and advice.
4. Being too clingy. Guys do not like women who are too clingy or women who get possessive quickly. There is a difference between touching a guy's arm while talking, and hanging on his arm while he tries to talk to his friends. If you just met him, do not get jealous or clingy if he starts talking to another female. He will think you are a psycho.
5. Coming on too strong. You want to be mindful of what you say and how strong you come on to a guy. Coming onto a guy too strong may lead him to think you are only looking for a hook up. Likewise, making a lot of sexual jokes may also lead him to think you are only looking to hook up, as well. This tip, of course, does not apply if you are, in fact, only looking for a hook-up.
6. Flirting with a guy when he is clearly angry. There are good times to flirt and bad times to flirt. When a guy is visibly angry about something, you want to avoid flirting. He will likely be too distracted by whatever has caused his anger to give you an honest chance. However, if he is sad or disappointed about something, flirting may cheer him up.
7. Flirting in a professional setting. This is a big mistake. This may include a company party or professional banquet. Flirting in these situations can be taken the wrong way, and may cause people to view you differently in your career, leading to negative consequences within your job
-- Zip your lip.
-- Be considerate about what you post. -- Remember your audience. -- Be attentive but not obsessive. -- Figure out your significant other's take on online sharing... -- ... and respect their views.
How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. We once had a girl respond to that question with, ‘What’s a polar bear?’ Either she was the best troll ever or she was dumb as rocks. We’ve found a new ice breaker that is going to become a national sensation. You thought Suck ‘n’ Blow was intense, this one might end up in a worldwide baby boom pandemic.
The girl at the 0:36 mark is a PROFESSIONAL. She assumes the position and even crosses her legs because she knows what kind of damage that can do to our Don Johnson. Of course, she doesn’t look thrilled about it – maybe because her partner tends to get carried away? Or maybe she’s just hot-doggin’ it. Like been there done that – NEXT OBSCENE SEXUAL CHALLENGE!
“Hottest girl award” goes to the Blondie at the 2:09 mark. She might be underage — they might ALL be underage — but once it’s a group setting and adults are present and everyone’s smiling, we have to assume it’s street legal. Too bad she and her boyfriend / brother are weak sauce. Talk about two submissives. He tries but he’s still worried about hurting her. Push comes to shove, we’d go with the PRO over the blondie. Long term, though – training her would be life-changing.
Last but not least, the MILF at the 3:16 mark. Poppin’ the ‘loon with her heel. Clever girl. Makes you wonder what other tricks she has up her skirt. It boils down to PRO vs. MILF. The MILF most likely knows shortcuts that could end up being embarrassing. Gotta go PRO on this one.
Boasting charming rides and themed attractions, the Merry-Land Resort Theme Park is a bit like Southern China’s answer to Disneyland — except for the hordes of miniskirt-wearing women being hosed down by their fellow patrons.
The miniskirts are the product of a summer marketing campaign aimed at attracting more visitors. The park offers a half-price discount to all women wearing skirts shorter than 38 inches—and it takes the gimmick very seriously: Staff members wait at the park entrance armed with rulers and anything other than a miniskirt (like a short dress or hot pants) need not apply. “The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” the park’s deputy manager, Li Wenxing, told Shanghai Daily. The park also encourages patrons to throw water on the mini-skirted women, as part of what it calls a summer “water splashing festival.”
Li says that visitor numbers have soared since the campaign was implemented. But nearby residents aren’t too happy about the ploy, as some believe that the campaign is encouraging women to “behave erotically” in public.
Almost everyone gets sunburn at least once a summer, but now you may be able to prevent that by adding a few foods to your diet. These foods have been proven to help prevent sunburn from the inside out:
Karly and her boyfriend mutually decided to break up a few months ago. She moved out of state right after they broke up so a lot of her stuff was still at his place. She's settled now and wants her stuff back. She e-mailed him but he doesn't answer! Finally, his sister told her she needs to go get her stuff. She went a few days later to pick her stuff, he had his new girlfriend living there with all Karly's stuff! Weird! When she was leaving, he hugged her tightly, whispered he wanted to keep in touch, and gave her his new number! WHAT? Was he holding onto all her things to try to get back with her?
Her car broke down near her ex's house, so she called him to help her fix the flat. Later, she told her boyfriend what happened, and he got mad at her for not calling him! She said it's because he never picks up the phone when he's at work. Who do you think is right?
7-Eleven convenience stores are now serving up something other than slushies at their locations. After celebrating their 85th birthday on July 11, images and videos of their new mashed potato machine, that looks like a slurpee machine, has been making its way around the web. Created by Maggi, a company that sells powdered mashed potatoes, the machine mixes the powdered potatoes with hot water.
Weed Dating by Chris & the Crew,posted Jul 18 2012 8:08AM
There's a new way you can meet meet someone but you gotta get your hands dirty! For one night a year, a neighborhood farm in northwest Boise turns into a respite for singles who are tired of the same old dating scene. The farm is among a handful across the country offering an unconventional form of speed dating.
Ever thought it would be illegal to sing in a bikini? Well, in In Sarasota, Florida “it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit.” Other weird fashion crimes include wearing "form-fitting" pants around the waist in Lewes, Delaware, wearing suspenders in Nogales, Arizona, and throw a knife at anyone wearing a striped shirt. Some of these laws are great, some are just plain weird, and there are definitely a ton more out there.
Do you ever brown bag your beer and it gets cold on you? This awesome new product will help you!
The Bum Bag Drinks Cooler is a koozie made out of Tyvek (fancy plastic). It makes it look like you’re brown baggin’ it AND keeps your beer cold. You know how I keep my beer cold? Drinking it real fast. And I get my brown bags for free from the liquor store I go to. I guess you could say being a regular customer has it’s perks! Not really sure why the Bum Bags don’t have a size available to fit a 40, but my guess is that whoever created these things is NOT an alcoholic who can only afford the bigguns. To each his own or whatever! $9
Marissa has been happily married for two years, but now that this new guy has moved into her department at work, she's starting to second guess everything. She and this new man get along really well, and now she finds herself thinking about him when she's not at work! She says she has a huge crush on him, but she still loves her husband.
Should she throw away her marriage to pursue this guy? Or should she just try to forget him?
In what seems a strange move from a prestigious purveyor of fancy luxury items, Yves Saint Laurent has teamed up with Facebook to create an eye shadow palette. Now you can plaster your face with the colors you stare at all day, courtesy of the YSL eye shadow quad of blue, black, purple and white shades inspired by Facebook’s color scheme. YSL are only producing 1,650 of the palettes, grandly entitled “Pure Chromatics Devoted To Fans.” They'll be available from, surprise, YSL's Facebook page, costing $52 a pop. We’re guessing a lipstick isn’t in the works because, unless we’re mistaken, blue lips ain't so hot right now.
We've all heard 'em -- but what do they really mean? From classic breakup lines like "It's not you, it's me" to seemingly thoughtful quips like "I'm not ready for a relationship," we're dissecting the lines guys use and telling you what they really mean.
"It's not you, It's me."
What he really means: It's not me, it's you.
He's just not into you, but he feels bad saying so so he's shouldering the blame. For whatever reason, he's decided you're just not the girl for him. But, he likes you enough to spare your feelings and he wants to make sure you won't hate him like you do your other exes. Sure, he could've been totally blunt, but at least he tried to make the breakup as easy as possible on you.
"The Timeing's Off"
What he really means: I don't want to be your BF.
Sure, you two click, make each other laugh, and it seemed like things were headed towards couple bliss. But hold up -- when he says that the timing is off, it just means that he's not into you. Think we're wrong? Don't be shocked when you see him with a new GF on his arms weeks after your split.
"I'm not ready for a Relationship"
What he really means: I want to date someone else.
He's totally into hooking up with you, but he's not into the idea of being in a committed relationship with you. Uh -- what?! That's so unfair. Don't let him get away with dating you while he's hooking up with other girls, too. You deserve someone who will give you his undivided attention. Next!
"I Don't Have Any Time"
What he really means: I want to hang with my friends more.
If he really wanted to be with you, the truth is, he'd make time for you. He wouldn't blow you off to hang with his friends, and he definitely wouldn't choose his lab partner over you. Forget about this bozo -- it's clear he's not worth your time just like you're seemingly not worth his.
"I Need Space"
What he really means: You're smothering me.
You might want to spend every waking moment with him, but this dude is just not having it. You're totally driving him bonkers with your nonstop texting, Facebook posts, and calls. Yikes! Before he puts you in the stalker category, take a step back and let the boy breathe. You wouldn't want someone who's trying to take over every free minute of your time, would ya?
1. Someone brings up your party…and not everyone there is invited
Change the subject immediately by asking a question. Try something like, "Before I forget, I'm thinking of taking a beach vacation soon, but I'm not sure where to go. Any suggestions?"
2. You ate less than everyone; they want to split the check
If you know going into it that you're just going to get an app, discretely pull the waiter aside ahead of time and ask for a separate check when everyone is done. If you feel weird doing that, just split the tab—it will all equal out next time when you order more and they don't.
3. A neighbor you don't know very well asks for a big favor
If it's something like your Internet password, say you forgot it and change the subject. If it's something like watching her dog for a week when she's on vacation, tell her you think you'll be out of town that week, too—if she's gone, she won't know. And if she ends up staying home, you can just say your plans changed.
4. Someone asks about your perfume; It's your deodorant
If you don't want to own up to it, just say something like, "Thanks! I don't remember what I put on this morning, but I like the scent, too."
5. A friend is still at your party—and everyone left ages ago
Make it clear that you're ready to crash. Try, "I'm beat and I have an early day tomorrow. Thanks for coming—I'm so glad you could make it! Do you need me to call you a cab?" She should get the hint.
6. You have dietary restrictions and there's not much you can eat at a dinner party
If you know the person holding the party well enough, text them the day before to remind them of your allergy or food aversion, and ask if it would be easier if you brought something. If you don't know them well, do the best you can to eat around it—it's the sign of a great guest.
7. Your man says something weird in front of your boss
Change the subject and point out something your guy and your boss have in common, like they're both from Los Angeles, or both are training for a half-marathon.
8. A friend wants to set you up; you know it will be a disaster
Tell her thanks, but that you're taking a break from dating right now. If you happen to meet a great guy the next day and she calls you out, just say you didn't expect to meet someone at that point—it just happened.
9. You're stuck walking with a random work colleague
Since you probably don't know her that well, ask her how she likes working for your company and where she worked beforehand. If you really want to get away, make up a detour, like you have to run into the nearest drugstore.
So here’s the sitch: There’s a date in the date-books, and one half of the twosome in question no longer wants to go. We’ve all been there, on either side of things. We’ve been canceled on, when we, ourselves, were excited. But that’s not what this is. No. This article presumes that you’re the one who’s doing the avoiding. This article is here to give you better, gentler ways to do it.
There’s one key ingredient to a well-constructed white lie, and that is a detail. A key, specific detail. People get paranoid out there in the great, wide world of dating, which means we’re all the more keyed up, all the more terrified of being lied to. And that, in turn, makes it harder to do. But I’m here to make it easier. I’m here to provide, if not any uber-new ideas, some variations on the classics.
1. You’re just financially responsible: What we shall be doing in all of these, is drumming up excuses in which you are framed to look AMAZING. Not just amazing, ahh-MAH-zeeng. Anyway: Money. This is a new day and age in which we live. Gone is the idea that the man will always pay. In which case, you can use your own penny-pinching habits to both a) avoid the date, and b) look, not rude, but financially responsible. So: Don’t text the guy or gal to say, “Can’t make it out tonight. Sorry.” Rather include those key details we talked about before. Call and say, “Hi. I’m so sorry to do this, and it’s really embarrassing, actually, but I just don’t think I can afford to go out. I’m trying to be better about these things, and I just looked at my checking account and, to quote Dana Carvey’s Church Lady, ‘It wouldn’t be prudent.’ So sorry, again.”
There’s a clear glitch, of course, and that’s that the guy or gall will say, “Well then, let me treat you!”
In which case, hell’s bells, You’ve scored yourself a meal.
2. You’re just such a good friend: Never use death or severe illness. Anything, really, that makes even the least superstitious among us feel a sense of foreboding. What we can do, though, is lean on the minor tragedies. You can do it like this:
“Hi there. So first let me say: I’m mortified to do a last minute cancel. Unfortunately, though, a good friend of mine is having a really tough time. One of those work/life/everything’s-awful-at-once things. She is, in short, in a bit of state, and the responsible, long-time friend in me feels like I really ought to take her out. Apologies again!”
3. You’re sick, but in a cute way: Again, no severe illness, and preferably, nothing involving various fluids leaving your body. What you have, you see, is the world’s worst sore throat. You can’t even talk, really, which is why you’re texting instead. You are sick, but still adorable. You’re at home, your hair in the most flattering of messy ponytails, you’re blowing seductively on your cup of hot water with lemon and honey.
Now, this is not what you say, of course. It’s rather what we presume he’ll imagine: You all adorable, in lieu of you beside a toilet bowl.
Because let us, at the very least, be honest: You might not want to date, but that doesn’t mean you’re ready to repulse him.
4. You’re direct: When in doubt — and this one is dangerous, reserved only for the most emotionally competent among us — you can simply be honest. You can say it as it is. You must still be sensitive, but nonetheless direct. You write, “Hi there. So I know we’d said 8pm tomorrow, but here’s the thing: I just, well, I just don’t think I’m ready to date at the moment. I think I thought I was, and you seemed absolutely lovely, and that helped convince me. But I’m not. All me, not you, as they say. Apologies again.”
Try to remember the last time you were at a major phone company's retail store. If you can, you may also remember overhearing another customer regale a clerk about the epic party last night that resulted in one of the following:
- "I lost my phone at the bar."
- "My phone fell into the pool."
- "My phone got dropped into the toilet."
- "Someone must have stolen my phone last night."
Now, some young adults have come up with a slightly less expensive solution to help prevent losing their prized smart phones - a cheaper, more expendable "drunk phone."
Speaking to Advertising Agency, Laura Krajecki of marketing firm Starcom MediaVest found that some young adults choose to take "a cheap low-end phone" instead of their iPhone or another expensive smart phone when they go out at night to party.
"In studying beer, we started to discover that young adults cherish their smartphones and iPhones so much that they don't want to lose them if they have an epic night out," said Krajecki. She also pointed out that, perhaps oddly, the young adults surveyed kept both phones on their person instead of simply leaving the more expensive phone at home.
This information came from a marketing study primarily geared towards gathering data on the role of beer on Saturday nights out when compared to other drinks - the data about "drunk phones" came about unsolicited.
TIME Newsfeed's Keith Wagstaff put some cold water on the article, pointing out that Krajecki did not provide hard numbers on how many people carry second phones and writing, "this could be an entirely made-up trend."
Still, Wagstaff admitted that the phenomenon of losing one's phone in the myriad weekend evening activities is something worth looking at.
He did suggest looking for a simple device to act as one's drunk phone. "Remember, you're going to be out dancing to dubstep or drinking out of a giant boot, not playing with cool new apps on your phone."
My friends were so psyched when I got a beach house..it's not actually mine, it's my family's, but I told my friends they can come down whenever they want. It's so much fun! We have parties all the time. Last weekend one of my sorority sisters asked me if she could use the house for a few days next week. She was acting a little weird, I could tell something was up. She finally told me that she wanted to bring a guy to the house....not her husband, she just got married last year. I was shocked! So basically she wants to use my house to cheat on her husband! Should I let her?
Do you ever snoop Facebook to see whom your friends are dating?
There’s now a tool, RelationBook, that takes a bunch of the clicking around out of the process. When you authorize the app, RelationBook lists all of your friends’ relationship statuses.
You can filter to view just male or female friends’ statuses, and see lists of people with each respective status: in a relationship, engaged, married, it’s complicated, in an open relationship, widowed, and divorced.
Co-creator Ben Lang says he and his friends Alex Wolkov and Shay Danan made RelationBook because they saw their girlfriends fixate upon their Facebook friends’ relationship statuses.
“We wanted to make a simpler way to see people’s relationship statuses,” Lang told Mashable. “So we created this really nice, inbox-style platform.”
The current product was built in about three weeks, but don’t think it’s complete yet. Lang says the team is working on adding ways for people to connect with others, as well as the ability to subscribe to relationships.
“Facebook hasn’t made relationships a priority on their site, so we’re working on ways to connect people,” Lang says.
Missouri prosecutors are trying to decide whether to charge an alleged serial hugger who pretends to know women and cons them into giving him a hug.
So far, at least 36 women have come forward to complain about unwanted hugs, and one woman said the man also kissed her on the lips during their embrace.
Police have not released the name of the man, but the Riverfront Times, a St. Louis weekly, dubbed him "Jack the Gripper" or "John Wayne Embracey." One St. Louis suburb arrested him on probable cause, but released him an hour later.
Most of the women who have come forward called police in Des Peres, Mo. According to their reports, the alleged hugger typically approaches women while they are shopping by themselves, pretends to know them as a former neighbor, and then asks for a hug under the pretense that it is his birthday, Des Peres Detective Marshall Broughton said.
"He'd say, 'Hi, remember me? I lived down the street in the corner house. How ya been?'" Broughton said. "Obviously [the women] didn't remember him, but he did it so quickly and convincingly that they felt embarrassed that they didn't know him."
Des Peres police identified the man, who is 44, but did not arrest him because of uncertainty about whether his actions were criminal, Broughton said. The alleged hugger showed up at the Des Peres police department with his attorney on June 20 after police requested that he come in for questioning. He made no statements at the meeting, Broughton said.
Before he could leave, however, he was handcuffed by police officers from nearby Warson Woods, who had conducted a photo lineup in which a witness readily identified him, Warson Woods Police Chief Robert Stanczak said. Warson Woods police questioned him for about an hour before letting him go, Stanczak said.
Des Peres and Warson Woods police have reported the hugging incidents to St. Louis County prosecutors, who will determine whether to pursue third-degree assault charges, among others.
While county prosecutors may determine that the hugger's actions did not violate state law, Stanczak said they clearly constituted assault under Warson Woods municipal ordinances.
According to Stanczak, four women reported being hugged by the man in Warson Woods, three of them in parking lots.
Stanczak said the hugger sometimes varied his approach, once allegedly approaching a woman in scrubs and pretending to have met her at the hospital while his wife was giving birth. He sometimes exploited name tags on uniforms to feign knowledge of women's names, once calling a woman named Susan "Susie," he said.
Of the women who reported unwanted hugs to police in Des Peres, a town of about 8,400, most recalled incidents from other towns in St. Louis County and as far back as three years ago. Broughton said they came forward to report the hugs after the story of the serial hugger appeared on local TV news.
"This thing has caused more of a stir than anything else going on in this town," Broughton said, adding that since the alleged hugger's arrest, he has heard no reports of unwanted hugs.
If prosecutors decide to pursue charges against the man, his identity will become public, and a warrant will be issued for his arrest.
People love to make fun of New Jersey! What are some of the worst things you've heard? It's not just New Jersey, people get busted on for being from all over, wait until you here some of the questions people get asked just because of where they're from.
Caroline is 8 and half months pregnant, she ready to pop! She broke up with the father of her baby a few months ago. They have been trying to stay civil to each other because after all, they are having a kid together. He wants to be in the delivery room when the baby is born and she is totally okay with that. What she is not okay with is that his new girlfriend wants to be there too! He's been dating this girl for a few months and Caroline thinks she is nuts! She even said that if she's not allowed in there, neither is he! She wants her ex to see his baby born but this is ridiculous. How should she handle this?
Ever take a hot bath to relax and unwind before bed? A new study says that it actually has the opposite effect and will keep you from falling asleep! Check out the complete list to see what other things you should avoid before bed.
Don't have time to plan a date with your significant other? Hire a planner! This date concierge charges $12.50 and figures out all of the logistics to make sure you and your partner have an amazing, unique date.
Would you spend money on a date planner? Let us know!
She asked him to buy her a bracelet for their fifth anniversary as a symbol of their relationship. Instead, he bought her a Coach bag that he knew she had been eying. When she opened the gift, she burst into tears and asked him why he didn't get the bracelet. He said he thought the bag was more meaningful because he knew how much she liked it and he wanted to surprise her.
Who do you think is right? The Court is in session!
Michelle met a guy two weeks ago, and at first he seemed like Prince Charming. He was always kissing her and making plans for next dates, when he all of a sudden stopped returning calls and texts. They continued seeing one another and she slept over one night. When she tried to make fourth of July plans, he sent her a bizarre text saying, "I'm drunk, you don't want me. Trust me." He then deleted her on Facebook and she hasn't heard from him since.
What do you think happened?
UPDATE: Michelle ran into the guy a few weeks later while she was out. He admitted that he had bumped into an ex-girlfriend and ended up hooking up with her. He felt terrible and didn't know how to tell Michelle but he was still hung up on his ex-girlfriend.
Miley Cyrus was spotted with a brand new tattoo on her left arm. This time, it's a quote by Presider Theodore Roosevelt that reads, "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
A German mayor has designed a new parking garage with spaces specifically set aside for women. They're wider and more well-lit, while the men's spaces are trickier to maneuver into. The mayor says men are better equipped to handle such challenges, but do we really need separate parking spaces? Tell us what you think!
WPST is here with the Daily Scoop! Who uses social media more? And what websites do men and women prefer? The answer may shock you. The average daily commute is 60 minutes, 30 minutes each way. How do those 60 minutes affect you? A 31 year old man was arrested after arguing with his girlfriend the other day. The cause of the fight? Fifty Shades of Grey. Listen in for more information!
Did you know that liquid calories make up 21 percent of the American diet? To help you have a healthier summer, studies have found the summer's worst drinks! One of these drinks is the Frozen Margarita which is proven to be the worst summer cocktail at a staggering 675 calories.
Scottish scientist have created a pizza that provides the body a third of it's daily requirements in vitamins and nutrients! The pizza uses alternatives to normal ingredients in order to boost it's nutritional value. Some of these healthy ingredients include seaweed and red bell pepper sauce. However, they didn't replace everything seeing as how the classic mozzarella cheese is still there (but there is less of it). This super pizza contains 30 percent of the carlories, and nutrients, adults should consume daily. This means that it could be eaten at every meal and satisfy all of your nutritional requirements.
According to polls, it doesn't taste bad either! In a public taste test more than 80 percent said they liked it as much as, or even more than, their usual pizzas. What do you guys think?
A wedding planner has compiled a list of five red flags that a marriage won't last, even before the couple has walked down the aisle! Check it out and see if you and your fiancé show any of these signs.
Katie and her boyfriend have been dating for two months and she just slept over for the first time. As she was getting ready to turn off the TV and go to sleep, her boyfriend told her to leave it on because he can't fall asleep without it. She's scared that things won't work out with her new man because she can't sleep with all the noise.
Can't get enough of this summer's steamy trilogy? Three hotels in the Pacific Northwest are offering exclusive Fifty Shades of Grey packages that let guests experience some of the highlights from the novels.
- The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle: The "50 Shades of Romance" package includes a deluxe room, a bottle of main character Anastasia Steele's favorite champagne (Bollinger Rosé), a sail around Puget Sound, a guide to all the local landmarks from the book, and a demo drive in Christian Grey's favorite car (an Audi). Oh, and a copy of the book, of course.
- Heathman Hotel, Portland: The best part about staying in this hotel is it's the same one where, in the book, Christian and Anastasia have a number of trysts. It's offering a package allowing you to relive Anastasia's birthday party with wine and appetizers, a helicopter tour, roses, a limo, and dinner.
- Hotel Max, Seattle: The "50 Shades of Seattle" package includes two nights on the hotel's 8th floor, which apparently includes a romantic photograph collection, plus a bottle of Bollinger Grande Annee Rose 1999 and two rides: one in a luxury town car, one in a helicopter.
Independence Day has come and gone . . . which means we have to wait another YEAR for fireworks. But if you've been missing out on fireworks in the BEDROOM lately, we've got five tips to get things back on track.
#1.) Pretend You Just Met Each Other. Remember how you used to actually care about how you looked for someone else? Yeah, try to get back to THAT. Even though you're comfortable around each other now, go out of your way to impress.
#2.) Tease Each Other. When you're at work, send some flirty texts to each other throughout the day. By the time you get home, you should be so worked up that you won't be able to resist each other.
#3.) Get a Hotel Room. You don't need a fancy vacation to have great vacation sex . . . just getting out of your house can be enough. So rent a room at a nearby hotel and get naughty . . . it doesn't even matter if you're in the same zip code.
#4.) Make a Game of It. Challenge each other to something easy like mini golf or bowling. Whoever wins gets whatever they want that night.
#5.) Break the Routine. The most important thing in spicing things up is breaking out of your routine.
--Try new positions . . . light candles . . . take a bath together . . . buy lingerie . . . get some toys . . . flash him when he gets home from work. Do SOMETHING to make it new and exciting.
Good to see scientists working on something important. Like figuring out the main qualities that MAKE YOU COOL. That's way more important than curing cancer, right?
--Two psychologists in New York just finished a major study to determine the qualities that go into being cool. Here are the top 11, in order. (--So if you want to get invited to sit at the lunch table with the popular people at work, start working on these.)
#2.) Personal competence . . . like being smart or talented.
#4.) Desirable . . . both as a friend and to other people sexually.
#6.) Unconventional . . . being unique or an individualist.
#7.) Prosocial values . . . like being caring or honest.
#10.) Emotionally controlled . . . like being aloof or calm.
#11.) Hedonistic . . . being fun or a partier.
--A few qualities that didn't make the list are being ironic, rough, thrill-seeking, or driven for success.
How long is too long to be engaged? “You want to set a date within 18 months after getting engaged,” says Barton Goldsmith, PhD, author of Emotional Fitness for Intimacy. “Research shows that the likelihood that you’ll actually get married drops after that.” That said, Goldsmith says you shouldn’t rush a wedding either. He recommends you be engaged for a minimum of six months before you get hitched to give yourself time to get settled into the idea of happily ever after—and to make sure your guy doesn’t turn into a groomzilla.
Here are some things you can do to get over a a break up :
Let us know your trick?
1. Strip Your Sheets.
3.Indulge at the makeup counter.
4.Obsess over the breakup…for 15 minutes.
5.Go on a 30-day cleanse.
7.Let your friends know what you need.
8.Boost your ego.
9.Have face time with a furry friend.
10. Take a fabulous trip.
These situations call for a visit from your less angelic side.
1. Some Chick "Accidentally" Cuts In Front Of You In Line Instead Of: Silently fuming and griping about it on Twitter later… Try: Saying, "Excuse me. You probably didn't notice, but the line starts back there."
2. Your Annoying Coworker Work Interrupts Your Convo Instead Of: Sitting back and letting him ramble about last night's Dancing With the Stars elimination… Try: Cutting him off with a statement like, "Hey, I'm in the middle of catching up with someone here. Can we talk about this later?"
3. A Mom Rams Her Stroller Into Your Foot—And Doesn't Say a Thing Instead Of: Apologizing for your role in the incident (being there), and walking away… Try: Making eye contact and shooting her a dirty look, then walking away.
4. A Weird Guy Starts Talking To You At Starbucks Instead Of: Smiling politely through 10 agonizing minutes of conversation, then pretending you have to pee and bolting for the door… Try: Saying, "It was nice to meet you, but I want to get back to my book now."
Your Boss Says No When You Ask For a Raise Instead Of: Telling him you understand and that you appreciate him listening to you… Try: Asking for more vacation days instead
Your Guy Keeps Leaving His Dirty Dishes In The Sink Instead Of: Telling yourself he probably forgot—again—and washing them anyway… Try: Reminding him that you're not his maid, and washing everything but his stuff from then on.
Which athletes would drive a married woman to cheat? The answer abundantly seems to be David Beckham first, with Tim Tebow coming up second.
Jimmy Traina, who writes the Hot Clicks column for Sports Illustrated, has some interesting numbers when it comes to hopeful adulterers and the athletes with whom they wouldn't mind canoodling.
The June 27 edition of Hot Clicks features a section Traina titles "Speaking of Cheaters." That's where he delivers some statistics provided by the "discreet" dating site Ashley Madison, for married people wanting to spread their wings and cheat.
The question asked of these consenting adults was simple. They had 13,500 women sound off on which athlete they would "most likely cheat on their husband with."
Here is the breakdown:
"David Beckham was the winner...with 43.1 percent of the votes. The man, the myth, the legend, Tim Tebow, came in second with 19.6 percent, while Tom Brady...rounded out the top three at 17.9 percent. The rest of the top 10 looks like this: Derek Jeter (16.5 percent), Alex Rodriguez (13.2 percent), Christiano Ronaldo (11 percent), Michael Phelps (10.5 percent), Peyton Manning (9.6 percent), Aaron Rodgers (9.5 percent), Kelly Slater (9.2 percent). Tiger Woods came in 15th (6.1 percent)."
The numbers total more than 100 percent because the ladies were asked to give their top three, so the total is based on 300 percent, according to Traina.
Interesting that a family man like Beckham leads the way, while a humble man of God like Tebow comes in second.
There is something to be said for wanting what can't be had.
Of course, Beckham has had his fair share of adulterous rumors, but there is hardly a more tight-knit sports family than the Beckhams.
Consider how ridiculously famous they are, and it seems rather amazing they have managed to carve out a semi-private life.
Tebow, of course, is the last man you would think would feature in an adulterous affair.
Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter and Cristiano Ronaldo are no-brainers. But Peyton Manning? Am I missing something, ladies?
I will go ahead and say Tiger Woods makes the list based on sheer access. I am interested to hear your thoughts on who made the top 10 and who was left out.
Jennifer and her boyrfriend Jeremy went out last night for a few drinks. Jeremy ended up getting pretty sloppy. He walked over to Jennifer, grabbed her face, and said "I love you". It wouldn't be such a big deal, except it was the first time he said it! He said it again after but now she thinks he is only saying it because he has to. He doesn't know how to make her believe him. Who's right? Does he really love her? Is she just upset about how he said it?
While the availability of male-oriented beauty products has been rising rapidly in recent years, new research has shown that women's products are increasingly being purchased by men.
While brands such as EVOLUTIONMAN and Eylure have made the headlines for unveiling respective items including men's nail polish and false lashes (dubbed "guy"lashes), figures recently released by American flash sale site HauteLook found that the number of men buying women's cosmetics, skincare and haircare has increased by 76 percent in the past two years.
The most popular category for men buying for themselves was skincare -- products such as cleansers, moisturizers and eye creams are among the most purchased.
The soaring significance of male grooming has been noted across the globe, with a report last month highlighting a 66 percent increase in men in the UK seeking beauty treatments over the past 12 months -- with haircuts, hair removal and tanning among the most popular.
Earlier in the year, reports of a rise in US men opting for Brazilian waxes emerged, while figures released by L'Oreal China showed men's products were among the fastest-growing categories for the brand.
"Simultaneously, women have been cutting back on grooming, taming and general femininity," read a press release, with the androgynous looks seen from labels including Ralph Lauren and Hermès during the Spring/Summer 2013 shows cited as an influencing factor.
UPDATE! Jess ended up moving out! Her roommate confessed that he had developed feelings for her and it was getting a little bit to awkward! Hope she is liking her new place a lot more.
Jess is sharing an apartment with a guy that she hasn't known for too long, but they get along really well. She used to live with a bunch of girlfriends and hated it, so living with a guy seemed like a good idea...less drama. Before she moved in she said "I don't wanna hook up with anyone I live with", he completely agreed so she decided to move in. They ended up kissing a few months later. They talked and decided it shouldn't happen again, but now it's awkward. She brought a guy home the other night and her roommate acted totally weird! Should she look for another place to live or will things get back to normal?
“A snuggly arm pillow emulates the feeling of cuddling a sleeping companion without the snoring and tossing”– Groupon
The ideal man: Committed, monogamous, snuggles without argument, and doesn’t snore. Now you could have him for a mere 20 bucks (including shipping.)
Groupon just did it again with their new Boyfriend and Girlfriend Snuggle Pillows. The –microbead-stuffed pillow resembles a men’s and women’s torsos and arms, which will embrace the Groupon user. “The pillow provides a sense of comfort during winter nights or roller-coaster drops, and keeps dreams from being interrupted by snoring or tossing. The machine-washable body pillows can also function as a neck roll or be used to beat back a single bogeyman who emerged from the closet with a dozen dead roses,” the deal affirms.
An additional $5 will you nab you a fiberfill Boyfriend that includes a removable blue, yellow, red, or black shirt, that hopefully will not have to be removed under any circumstances. The offer was limited to 3 pillows per person, and with over 1,000 purchased, Groupon officially closed its deal doors at midnight.
All you need to top the deal off is have one of Groupon’s tuckees tuck you and your polyester-filled partner into bed at night!
After three years of lobbying, cab drivers in Chicago finally got their wish -- a Chicago cab vomit tax.
When a cab driver gets a call late on a Friday or Saturday night, there's a pretty good chance that the cab driver is picking up an inebriated passenger.
Just how inebriated these passengers are (and just how sturdy their stomachs are) is purely the luck of the draw. Unlucky cab drivers could get stuck with a customer with a weak stomach and too much to drink, leading to puke all over the cab. And prior to this week, Chicago cab drivers were powerless to charge the passengers for the cleanup.
But now that's changed.
Chicago's city council signed off on a regulation that allows cab drivers to charge a $50 cleanup fee to passengers who puke in a cab, reports the Chicago Tribune. The regulation went into effect Sunday. (Cab drivers had originally lobbied for a $75 fee, but $50 should be enough to clean up a cab.)
Chicago was one of the first U.S. cities to consider a cab vomit fee, but it took the city council some time to act. Meantime, similar fines were enacted in other cities known for partying like Austin, Texas, and Savannah, Ga., according to the Tribune.
Being a Chicago cab driver can be a messy job. You have to deal with rush hour traffic, rude customers, and occasionally a Chicago cab driver has to clean up puke and vomit. With the new regulation now in effect, cab drivers can now charge their customers a fee for puking in their cab.
It’s that time of year again, when you move the kitchen outdoors and get tanked with your friends in the yard while you eat in folding chairs and reminisce about a time when you got drunk and ate food in folding chairs and then puked in a potted plant. God, that was a fun weekend.
Anyway, it’s inevitable that when you get all your friends together for a barbecue and everyone brings a dish, someone’s going to bring a pot full of ass you have no desire t eat and it’ll be the same pot of ass they brought last time.
To help future BBQs go off without a hitch, here’s a list of the staple items you don’t need to bring to your next BBQ because no one wants it. No one.
We’ll start with the most controversial first. Why? Because there’s a good chance you like potato salad and why shouldn’t you, it can be delicious. Everything hinges on the word “can” in that sentence. A lion in the wild can pass you by instead of eating you. A hobo can choose not to poop in front of you. You can live with herpes.
You may have 99 great potato salads in a row and this entry will mean nothing to you, but if you’ve had to endure that one awful potato salad debacle then you know exactly why you never want to eat it again. When someone mixes undercooked potatoes with skanky may, rough chopped onions and some mystery spice that makes the whole thing smell and taste like a sweat sock, you’ll know the horror of allowing a completely oblivious asshole into the kitchen.
If people haven’t told you your potato salad is awesome, then stop it. Stop it right now. Bring a bag of chips to the barbecue or, even better, a case of beer. Bring me beer. I will totally make out with you. But if you bring me rancid potato salad so help me I will hold your hand on the grill until you apologize in a way that makes me believe you’re sincere.
Are you shitting not just me but everyone you know? A watermelon? Do you know who else brought watermelon? The watermelon patch, you lazy shit. Nature makes them. You just put a seed in dirt and wait. Why not bring a jug of water and a sack of cool, breathable air? You’ve done no one any favors today, you’ve just made everyone think you hate them.
If people are taking the time to get together, cook some food and share with friends, it’s not that a watermelon is a bad idea to be there, it’s just not the only thing you should bring because up yours. Everyone else made something, you carried something. You know what else can carry things? Everything that’s alive but not broken. Your pack mule skills are admirable but add nothing to the event. Go make us some taco salad.
This is similar to the potato salad problem with one key difference – even if you made bean salad correctly, no one wants it. Come on. It’s bean salad.
Cheese or Veggie Tray
Just a smidge beyond bringing a watermelon is this poor man’s effort at providing sustenance to a group. A cheese tray is delightful if you’re entertaining the foreign press or another group of people you don’t really know and don’t give a shit about, but it presents two clear problems at a friendly barbecue. One is the lazy factor and 2 is the fact that the cheese will inevitable become rubbery and sweaty well before it’s all eaten, making it look like a tray of sliced up Ron Jeremy on a table, disgusting to everyone in every way as the day progresses.
Vegetable trays seem like a great idea, especially if you have that inexplicable vegan friend who makes every barbecue awkward, but even vegans show disdain for that wedge of the tray that’s filled to the brim with celery sticks and carrots covered in shady, white God knows what like so much orange dog shit on the lawn. The only reason celery exists is to give kids an excuse to say they’re eating healthy when they slather it with Cheese Whiz or peanut butter.
If you’re not familiar, an ambrosia salad is basically a fruit salad encased in whipped cream. People serve it during meals and pretend it’s not sugar wrapped in more sugar. Presumably it was invented by Paula Deen or some other down South hooligan who thinks butter is a beverage.
Whipped cream is not a substitute for any real kind of salad dressing. It might sound potentially delicious, but it’s mostly shameful when you just sit down and take stock about what it means for you and the life you’re leading – you’ve taken to calling fluffy fat and sugar with chunks of fruit in it a salad. You’re basically a human trash can. You’re despicable, just like this goddamn salad.
Bella and her boyfriend usually eat pretty healthy but now that it's the summer they've been having some greasy food when they are down the shore or wherever. For some reason, after these meals her boyfriend always wants to you know, get to it! She doesn't get it, she is always feeling gross and bloated and not exactly sexy but feels bad always shutting him down. What do you think? Is it weird to want to smush after a big meal?
UPDATE! Bella still thinks her boyfriend is a little weird to smush after a greasy gross meal. So instead of eating all that food she decided to start eating a little heathier so she can feel sexy and ready to go!
You know you burn calories when you have sex. But did you know how much?
Making Out, 30 minutes: 230 calories
Foreplay 20 minutes: 87 calories for women, 107 calories for men
Unclasping a bra with both hands: 8 calories
Unclasping a bra with one hand: 18 calories
Unclasping a bra with your mouth: 67 calories
Strip Tease: 60 Calories
Oral Sex: 100 calories
Missionary Position, 10 minutes: 250 calories
Woman on Top, 10 minutes: 300 calories for women, 130 calories for men.
Sex Standing Up: Up to 600 calories for both people.
Masturbation: Up to 150 calories per session.
Orgasm: From 60-100 calories
So, in other words, instead of doing 30 minutes on the elliptical at the gym (around 335 calories), you can do a strip tease, have sex for ten minutes, and unclasp a bra with one hand for the same effect! Should we all cancel our gym memberships now?
When it comes to fashion, we like to think of ourselves as a forward-thinking nation.
While other countries force their women to cover up, women of Britain are, in theory, allowed to wear what we want, when we want - no matter how skimpy (Ascot and Wimbledon aside, of course).
But it would seem that our ersatz open-mindedness is very much age-specific. In news that will send the over-forties reaching for their robes, it is been revealed that seven out of 10 women believe fellow females over 39 should never wear a bikini.
That means women like Elle Macpherson, 49, Courteney Cox, 48, Jennifer Aniston, 43, and Gwen Stefani, 42 - all of whom could lure a ship onto the rocks with their phenomenal figures - would be forever condemned to a one-piece.
The shocking revelation came as online boutique isme.com quizzed 2,000 women on their views on older women in bikinis.
The unexpected result saw the majority insist that they would be too old to wear a two-piece as they approached their forties.
However, of the over-50s quizzed by the brand, 16.8 per cent said that they would be perfectly happy to wear two-piece swimsuits well into their golden years - proving that this aversion to ageing flesh is a concern that predominantly bothers the youthful - who will no doubt reassess their judgement as they age.
The results surfaced yesterday as isme.com signed up the original supermodel Marie Helvin, 59, to model a new bikini range 'for women of all ages and sizes' in an attempt to prove that there should be no age limit on bikinis.
Helvin, who still strips off with confidence when she hits the beach, said: 'Who says women should be denied the right to wear a bikini just because of their age?
'It’s not as though the only options out there are tiny string bikinis - there is so much choice now for women and they put so much technology into today’s designs.
'Like every woman I’ve gone through the experience of my body changing with time.
'As the years go by you get to know yourself better, and learn what works for you.
'It becomes even more important to find clothes that fit, flatter and help overcome the confidence issues that all women share.'
While your daily glass of wine may be rumored to be good for your heart, it's not necessarily so great for your waistline. (The old adage a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips didn't get to be an adage for nothing!) Luckily, Georgia-based trainer Amy Morton of Amy's Training has designed a way to stay fit and trim without giving up your evening libation.
Morton developed the 100 Calorie Wine Glass while working with a client who was struggling with weight loss. The client was working out diligently, following all of the proper dietary rules and keeping on track with her goals, but the weight wasn't coming off. When Amy learned the client was drinking a glass or two of wine an evening, she found the problem. By switching to 100 calories of wine a day, the client was able to kick-start her weight loss and get back on track. And Amy's 100 Calorie Wine Glass was born.
And whether or not you care to stick to 100 calories of wine per night, the glass allows those who drink from it to know exactly how many wine-related calories they're consuming. This makes it easier to track calories in general and modify your diet accordingly on a night when just one glass isn't enough. Here's to you, Amy. We toast your genius!
The 100 Calorie Wine Glass is available online at 100caloriewineglass.com for $10 plus shipping. The website also list dealers that carry the glass nationally.
You don't have to be in elementary school to giggle at these in-underwear deodorizer fart pads. Laced with activated charcoal, these ingenious (but not particularly sexy) adhesive pads help neutralize even the most odoriferous of releases. Just think, no more embarrassing silent-but-deadlies midmeeting or blaming that noxious smell on the dog. They're surely a lifesaver for anyone suffering from intestinal issues, and they definitely beat overdosing on Chanel No. 5. We're going to spend the rest of the day wondering who's wearing one. And giggling.
It happens all the damn time: You meet someone at a party and seconds later can't remember her name. What's up with that?
Kansas State University professor Richard Harris told ScienceDaily.com that it's not because you have a crummy memory; you just aren't that into her. Harris discovered that it's our interest (or lack thereof) in something or someone that makes us remember names.
Also, if we know we'll never see someone again, or they just don't grab our attention, their names just won't stick with us.
So, what should you do to avoid awkward WTF-is-her-name-again? moments in the future? Harris recommends making it a habit to repeat someone's name back to them, like "Hi, so-and-so—it's nice to meet you" to help you remember.
And if you've already met and you're clueless as to someone's name, just "introduce" them to someone else with a, "Have you two met?" Then listen for the name (sneaky, we know—but totally effective).
So, what's a girl to do with her flirtatious girlfriend? How do we guarantee that our man is safe when we take a pee-pee break? Here are some tips.
1. Approach Her Head On: If you see your girlfriend winking at your man, sit her down and set her straight. Tell her that behavior is inappropriate and that she needs to respect you and your relationship.
2. Don't Accept The 'I'm Just A Flirt' Excuse: You speak to her and she apologizes profusely while claiming, "I'm just a natural flirt!" I call bull! Being a natural flirt means flirting with everyone. Unless your friend is flirting with the 95-year-old at the bar, do not believe her excuses.
3. Flirt With Her Love Interest and See How She Likes It: Going tit for tat may teach your friend a lesson. Sometimes we must show someone how they make us feel. She flirts with a cute waiter while you're out to dinner. When she least expects it, flirt with the waiter as well. She'll be surprised. She'll be upset. And that's when you relay your feelings (again) about her flirting with your boyfriend.
4. Don't Bring Her Around Your Guy: You've talked to her. You've reasoned with her. You've flirted with every man she has her eye on and she is still flirting with your boyfriend. If you still want to keep the friendship intact, you have to keep her away. Spend time with her alone. Don't invite her to events where your man will be around. She'll be missing birthdays or game nights but it's the safer bet. Eventually, she'll ask why you've excluded her. And it's time for another talk.
5. If All Else Fails, Cut Her Off: If your friend continues her flirtatious behavior, she doesn't care about you, your friendship or your relationship. Sever the friendship no matter how much it hurts or how many decades you've invested.
Bottom line, women should respect each other and their romantic relationships no matter what their loins may dictate. Because what's mine is mine, and you can't have any.
Strawberry - You’re young at heart and very thoughtful. You don’t jump into unknown situations and love tradition.
Chocolate - Chocolate is for kids at heart. You know how kids say the darndest things? Well, you say the darndest things.
Mint Chocolate Chip - You’re smart and kind of quiet. Your tastes are refined. And you are stubborn.
Coffee - You’re lively, passionate, and pretty impulsive. You start things all the time and don’t finish them because you get bored easily and sometimes have a hard time focusing.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - You are really indulgent and party your ass off. You do what you feel like doing basically all the time, regardless of what your work schedule is or what other people think. You plan stuff for your friends and get them psyched to follow your lead. Your philosophy is, “Why not?” And you’ll try anything once. Or twice, depending on how drunk you were the first time.
Bowser Beer is a special micro-brew crafted and bottled just for dogs. The Minnesota-based company behind the beer, 3 Busy Dogs, was started by Jenny Brown who concocted the malty brew in 2007. The beer is safe for dogs, as it contains no alcohol, carbonation or harmful hops. Dogs can enjoy the two meaty flavors offered: Cock-a-Doodle-Brew (chicken) or Beefy Brown Ale (beef). It is sold in six packs at the Bowser Beer website or in select pet stores across 42 states. According to their site, Harrod’s in London carries a special edition Bowser beer.
My ex and I broke up about 5 years ago. He lives in the same town as me and I see him out at the local bars sometimes. We don't acknowledge each other we just go our seperate ways. My friend's boyfriend plays softball with him and posted a picture of the team on facebook the other night. In the team pic I saw that my ex was wearing a hat I bought him 5 years ago! I couldn't believe he still had it! I thought he threw it out after we broke up! A bunch of my girls saw the pic too and said " OMG he's totally still into you!" I think he just likes the hat and it has nothing to do with me. Are my friedns right? Or am I?
UPDATE! He ex honestly really likes the hat. If he hasn't tried to get back together for five years it is doubtful he ever will!
Danielle and her guy have been dating for six months. She wants to celebrate their date anniversary by going out to dinner and exchanging gifts, but her friends think she's going to scare him away. Who's right, and do you think it's too soon to celebrate?
Danielle and her boyfriend decided to go out to dinner to celebrate, but they kept it low-key and did not exchange gifts.