It's been long asserted that the average eater will put on about 5 pounds during the holidays. (YAY....no.) When researchers looked at these numbers, however, the reality was a bit more waist-line friendly. The actual weight gain over holiday season? One pound.
Thanksgiving dinner is a time for everyone to come together. Pilgrims ... Indians... turkey lovers ... and vegans. The holiday meal of goodwill can so often turn into a time of terror for plant-based dieters. You show up to dishes laden with butter, eggs, sausage, cream, and meat—and you're left to nosh on a measly green salad drizzled with olive oil. It's pretty incredible, actually, to consider how non-plant-based a classic Thanksgiving menu is:
Does the mere thought of a visit from your in-laws cause a spike in your heartrate and a pit in your stomach? You've probably already endured off-handed comments about the cleanliness of your home or your lack of cooking skills from your mother-in-law. I've been there too and the only way to properly survive this week is booze. Seriously. Spike your cocoa. Wino the dinner. Whatever you do, keep the adults mildly sedated. Then kick it up a notch for yourself. Make some happy holiday memories (or go for a total lack of them) with adorable holiday-themed jello-shots.
If you've used the internet in the last week, you've been introduced to Alex from Target — a 16-year-old Target employee from Texas with sparkly blue eyes, a baby smooth complexion and a million dollar smile that has teen girls everywhere swooning, hashtagging, and basically blowing up the web with images of his face.
For all of the other awkward girls out there, I think we all can attest to the fact that when it comes to dealing with our friends, being passive-aggressive is a part of who we are (just like being awkward is genetically encoded into our DNA). I don’t know why but the two are pretty much a package deal for the average awkward girl.
At some point in our adolescent years, we’ve all played MASH, shook magic 8 balls, blew on dandelions and picked off daisy petals in hopes that it would bring us closer to finding true love. We did all of these things because love is one of the most desirable experiences. And why wouldn't it be? It's an amazing feeling to meet someone who just gets you—Someone who you connect with on an emotional and physical level, gives you butterflies each and every time you see them.
That's it; enough is enough. For some reason, whenever we talk about human sexuality (more specifically, a woman's sexuality), a level of shame and discomfort seems to cloud the air. It's interesting to note that when it comes to talking about a man's body, we're not as camera shy. Even though a lot of progress has been made, we still seem to be mentally stuck in the 1950s.
Halloween is fast approaching and many people are quickly trying to put together the perfect costume. As time goes by, there are tons of costumes that mostly millennials will understand, like the water bucket challenge or a Miley Cyrus costume. But if your party is going to include an older crowd, or if you just want to find a more unique costume, then take a look at these Halloween costumes that millennials won't get.
We've all experienced a bought of the blues before. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to snap out of, and it can even become overwhelming at times. Whether it's due to the season changing, a breakup, a loss of a loved one or a even a buildup of events—it happens. And although it may not seem like it, sadness actually has some perks. There's research proving it to be true—as long as your minor funk isn't on the border of depression.
Halloween is the one-day out of the year to get your creep on, and while your costume and decor may be utterly spooky, the ingredients in your Halloween candy shouldn't be. You can probably imagine a cauldron filled to the brim with beaver urine and beetle secretions, but in your candy? Not so much.
Quotes are pretty good at putting things in perspective, and describing certain parts of life that are usually hard to put into words. Relationships between best friends can be complicated. As life goes on you both may go down different paths. You may both find love interests, careers, and eventually have kids that will take your time away from each other. But that doesn't mean you have to let that break apart your relationship. There are many examples of what true friendship is like.
Whether you're on vacation or out on business in a faraway land, you'll definitely be in need of a fine drink - but why not take the experience a little further? From the depths of the Maldives to pre-war Berlin, here's a list of bars across the world that will whisk you away from your comfort zone. Click through for our favorite international hot spots you need to see to believe. Image: tumblr
Halloween parties are generally great fun: everyone arrives in cool costumes, spirits are up, hilarity is bound to happen! All looks splendid and spooky ... until you spot the party table, which is a spread of extreme, Halloween-themed gross-out recipes: meatballs that look like eyeballs, bloody brain jello, and the beyond, infamous "Kitty Litter Cake" for dessert.
Sometimes, you can't help who you fall in love with. Even though we've come a long way, it's so sad to think that gay marriage STILL isn't supported in this day and age. You shouldn't have to worry about what other people think about your relationship. What people don't realize is that this unbreakable bond that they find so "strange" isn't just limited to humans.
Throwing a Halloween bash? Make it spectacular with drinks that ooze, fizz, and give your party a spooky vibe. It doesn't take much to transform an ordinary cocktail into a creepy one. So if you're itching for some All Hallow's Eve action, we've got 13 thrilling Halloween cocktails that are a must-drink for your party. We promise you'll love them! Happy haunting... Photo: Sam Henderson