As unique as we all like to think we are, there's more lemming in us than we realize. Not only are our actions open to suggestion, as previous studies have shown, so are our opinions about non-essential things like beauty. A new study explains that we have our unconscious brain to thank for that.
At what point in the dating process should you start looking into your crush's criminal record, professional history, and offshore investments? Is there any right time? And what will you find out if you choose to start poking around? The New York Times has some answers, and so do we.
Burger King, the home of the Whopper hamburger, is extending its kingdom to include men's cologne. Yes, you read that correctly: for$4 a vile, your man can smell like cooked meat. The fast food chain decided the scent of its flame-broiled hamburgers was so irresitble, it should be bottled. As we know, our sense of smell plays natural matchmaker for us, sniffing out those with pheromones compatible with our own. Companies like Axe bodyspray and others, claiming more enticing powers, like Pherlure, have capitalized on selling scents on the premise they'll produce suitors in droves. Flame by BK claims to give the wearer the essence of the love America feels for the whopper. The website created to accompany this clever marketing tool says, "Behold the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat."
We usually don't associate the brrrr!-ful winter months with boobs hanging out of our clothes (that would be summertime!) but the Daily Mail points out a tricky sartorial trend: lots of cleavage with the holiday party dresses. Especially in such sweatpants-and-tee-shirts times, us single girls relish the holiday party for the chance to show off some cleavage and reel in a randy fellow. It's been a long time since our Sexy Police Woman / Sexy Nurse / Sexy Mailman costume at Halloween, after all. In northern climates, we're wearing down jackets from late September until late March, so dress-up opportunities are few and far between. The trick, of course, is to show off your girls in a sensible way. So how low should you go? Aim for what you feel comfortable with -- though we suggest you aim for social appropriate-ness. A cocktail party on a Saturday night? Go wild. An office party? Definitely show a bit less, but still enough to enchant Bingo in accounting. Synegogue or church? Cover 'em up.
Justin Timberlake and Rihanna got together for the video for her song "Rehab." Word on the street is that the video was HOT. And Jessica Biel is not thrilled. In the mean time she's filmed a simulated sex scene for a film, Easy Virtue. Is what's good for the goose not always good for the gander? Are human emotions sometimes nonsensical? Where the hell is Chris Brown during all this?
There comes a point in every relationship when the romance is not what it used to be. Couples can do a number of things to get more romantic including sexy clothes, therapy, or just anything that makes them feel alive. Catie Lazarus checks in with her therapists and finds out how to get the magic back on this video episode of "On The Couch".
The Frisky asked a number of men, both on a radio show and online: What do you think of women cursing? While the verdict didn't come out to a clear "sexy" or "scummy" consensus, most men agreed that swearing, when done poorly, is extremely unattractive on a woman. And, really, the same goes for men. A well-placed curse here or there can add humor or emphasis to a sentence, but, like salt, too much of it begets the appearance of bloat and indulgence.
"What kind of woman has boobs like that?" I remember wondering as I stared at a detailed breastfeeding diagram in a thick baby care book during the early stages of pregnancy with my first child. The woman's breast sloped and sagged into a shape resembling a popped balloon. The deflated boobs looked nothing like my small, perky breasts.
I love men. There's just something about them as a population that drives me crazy. Every once in a while, I'll see a man do something, say something, or act a certain way, and I fall in love with the Y chromosome all over again. One of the perks of having a serious boyfriend was being able to see all the wonderful 'man' things on a regular basis. From the sexy things, like watching him putting on a tie (oh yeah, it gets to me), to the sweet things, like him coming up from behind and wrapping me in his arms—they all just killed me. Even some seemingly boring things had me smitten. Shaving, for instance—don't ask me why, but I swear I could watch that man shave every day and never get bored.
Germany's aghast at Wetlands, a sex-drenched new novel by super-cute TV personality, Charlotte Roche. In the novel, the 18-year-old character, Helen, enjoys anal sex and gets off on...avocado pits? (Yes, you read that correctly.) As the New York Times put it, "It is difficult to overstate the raunchiness of the novel, and hard to describe in a family newspaper." That's the best endorsement ever, right?
From The New York Times By Mireya Navarro A FEW years ago, Michelle Borth went topless for a movie, and she thought: “That’s it. That’s my last topless scene.” Then she read the script for the new HBO show “Tell Me You Love Me.” The show required frontal nudity and such explicit sex scenes that the first question asked at a press conference with television critics last July was: “Did anybody actually do it?” The answer was no, but Ms. Borth, who plays Jamie in “Tell Me,” is not faulting anyone for wondering. Tango’s Take