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Thanks to fashion magazines, fast food and size-0 actresses, American women live in a crazy funhouse mirror — the more the obesity rate rises, it seems, the tinier and more unrealistic our idealized standards of beauty become. But is it that way all over the world? Globally, for most women, what determines beauty comes from more meaningful influences than Cosmo. We asked her to tell us about five countries who don’t idealize the Keira Knightley physique — though they each have their own set of body issues.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore tweet their way to the bedroom using TwitPics, in effect creating their own private Tweetup. But is such digital foreplay TMI for fans and Twitter followers? With followers still in the millions, I’m thinking not. Obviously, we’re hanging onto every 140-character missive.
Short of jetting off to Bali and drowning your heartache in fruity cocktails, the quickest way to exorcise someone from your heart is by ridding yourself of all the bad juju—and debris—that a rough breakup can leave in its wake. What should you throw away? What should you keep and take out later? What should you return?
Fumigate your technology like you would a roach-infested kitchen, here’s how to wipe out every trace of your ex from technology. Think about it this way: seeing your ex in your phone or online only makes you think about what he/she is doing, realize you’re no longer privy to that info (at least not right now, maybe friendship lies ahead), and—as any human would—suffer as a result. Why not make technology work for you and remove the catalysts for this negative reminder? We say, cleanse and be free.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been together for ten years but only had a baby this year. Evidently, it was by design. Per an interview with People the former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star couldn’t be happier with the way things have panned out as they gave birth to a Charlotte Grace Prinze in September of this year. She did not care for the family pressure she was getting to have kids and really likes the way things worked out.
One thing that I know about attractive people is that they do not care for uglies trying to get in their pantaloons. Correction, they like the attention but it really concerns them if the unattractive (or poor) person honestly thinks they have a chance to slime his/ her way into said trousers. Sure, there are exceptions but most hotties like dating like. And a new website called BeautifulPeople.com wants them to date on their site.
The Twitter net has been OTR (“off the rack,” shorty) the last little bit with hash tag Tweets (hash tags are a way of saying “this is cool” and “we’re on the same team” by using this symbol: # and only usually have something to do with cannabis). The superstar hash tags today were mad relationship-y and included: #HesCuteBut, #ShesCuteBut and #LadiesPleaseStop. The hash tags are then followed by a pithy reason that he/she is not cute and what ladies need to cease doing. Delightful. Now try DudesPleaseStart.
Details’ November cover boy, Adam Lambert, recently sat down with the mag to talk about, among other things, the effect he has on his female fans. Even though Adam is openly gay and in a relationship, he finds all of the propositions, phone numbers, and bras thrown his way to be quite flattering. He also thinks that his popularity with women shows a significant change in attitudes toward homosexuality, saying, “I think it’s beautiful. That’s the way it should be. It shouldn’t matter what a person’s sexual preference is—it doesn’t change their appeal.”
Any veteran of online dating knows that there are some really, really bad profiles out there. Either people say something incredibly trite and use the terms “hard-working,” “fun-loving” and “family-oriented” like they have any meaning left; or they write an incredibly serious autobiography starting with what position their parents were in on the evening of their conception to the names they have picked out for their future kids. Either way, unless the photo is outstanding, you’re going to get skipped. OkCupid is sponsoring a contest to find the best online dating profile out there.
It sounds like a Ross and Rachel storyline plucked from straight from Friends: Jennifer Aniston, after seemingly moving on with her life, has a little too much wine one evening and starts replaying misty watercolor memories of the way it was (with ex-husband Brad Pitt). With liquid courage coursing through her veins, she picks up the phone and calls Brad’s cell, hoping to chat about the good old days. But who should answer? None other than Brad’s new love and Jen’s nemesis, Angelina Jolie!
If Nadya Suleman had her way, she and Jon Gosselin would be an item—along with her 14 children and his 8. Radar caught Octomom on camera recently, asking her thoughts on the fall of Jon and Kate.
Dating advice from Glamour’s own ‘Hairy Bradshaw.’ “After going on more dates than John Mayer on a hot streak, I have managed to pick up a few pointers that anyone could use. It’s time for me to share whatever small bits of wisdom I’ve picked up along the way.”
Confession: Sometimes I wonder what kind of girl I would be. Not in a pre-op, “call me Rhyanah” way—more like a “If I was a woman, I’d totally buy that dress” sorta thing. Everyone has those thoughts sometimes, right? What kind of guy would you be?
An Australian company called Acrux may be on the way to making some big dollars and some couples really happy. The company is testing a testosterone-boosting drug called Axiron that restores hormone levels to normal in 84 percent of test subjects after four months of testing. As you may know, low man-juice (testosterone, in this case) can lead to memory loss, osteoporosis and erectile malfunctions. Obviously, the major selling point for the drug, which is applied via underarm spray, is as tonic for erectile dysfunction.
Justin Guarini, the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson way back in the first season of American Idol, married his high school sweetheart Saturday in Pennsylvania.
How to distinguish between having sex and messing around. Definitions vary. Fifteen years after Lewinskygate you’d think we’d all have it figured out, but it seems we don’t. Teenagers who haven’t had intercourse are having oral sex and calling themselves virgins. Heterosexual couples who are in the early throes of a relationship say they still haven’t gone all the way even if they’ve heavily petted.
The way to his heart is through his stomach. Short on funds? Ten tips for cooking on the cheap. “When it became necessary to cut back on my expenses, I was already cooking a few basic dinners a week. Now I take lunch to work, do takeout even less and watch my ingredient costs. Right now a lot of people are considering cooking to save money, and I’m pretty sure many are in the same boat as I was: starting from scratch skills-wise and cursed with a rarefied palate from so much eating out. Here are ten tips I learned along the way.”
A recent survey should put some women at ease, it turns out that guys don’t mind your body being imperfect. In fact, many prefer it that way. Sure, they think it means you’ll be less high maintenance but whatever. Unfortunately, Ashley Dupre (lately of the Eliot Spitzer scandal) believes that she deserves a second chance. Fair enough, she also thinks that many of her critics are hypocrites because they like nice things and have rich husbands. So, have fun dating with that news.
At You.Propelled on DivineCaroline, hundreds of individuals are stating how they’ve enhanced their life today. The idea is to highlight the way small changes can have a big impact. This got me thinking about how small measures have powerful impacts on relationships, specifically my own. One of the best gifts I ever gave to my fiancé cost me a total of $7. I call it a Relationship Pensieve—er, basically a box full of paper cranes with my happiest memories of our relationship written on them.