This and this are some pretty interesting articles about how we treat the ladies and people of the red carpet.

Phew! Glad I’m in the majority on this one.

Now these are the kinds of toys we need little girls playing with!

The secret gender messages in crossword puzzles.

One of mine is, “That’s handy!” You’ll enjoy this piece on fingerprint words.

Yoga class just got more interesting.

They’re really letting just any old word into the dictionary these days, huh?

I already knew it was a great natural neosporin, and cough suppressant, but now it cures canker sores?

Gosh, I hate the term butthurt so much. It makes me physically cringe whenever I hear anyone say it. I thought people were over it, but then I heard on on the street today. Is this really the message you’re comfortable sending?

There is, however, a pretty obvious cause of butthurt that everyone envisions when they try to think of its point of origin. It’s called getting f****d in the ass.”


I would love to own this beautiful Ted Baker rain coat for all of these April showers.
If you ever noticed those men who seemed, well, slightly older than college age lurking along the edges of the club in Acapulco – now you know who those adults crashing your spring break were.
As I enter my last year of my 20’s, I will spend my time half-seriously considering those living social botox deals, and then remembering that 30 is the new 20 for all of these fun reasons.
I have a pretty sensitive sense of smell, and I tend to associate certain smells with certain people or times in my life. I love the idea of these scents that represent the states in America.
One pretty funny blogger’s take on liking (and often not liking) your job.
Naturally Whitney Houston should be paired with a rose wine. Find out how music and drinks go together.
If you love music festivals, you’ll want to check out this list of which ones are going on, and when they’re happening.
Just when you thought you had enough to deal with, science has discovered 15 new emotions.


I think a lot of people would be a lot happier and more successful if we stopped pushing college on students as the right choice for everyone. Why not expose kids to some other options?
Here’s how to correctly pronounce all of those fashion brands you love.
This article on white privilege made me view St. Patty’s day celebrations in a different light.
Well, these are some GENIUS uses for my power drill now that I have finished hanging all the drapes and pictures in my apartment. Who knew it could help you peel apples and open wine?
Good for OKCupid for standing up for love for everyone.
Anyone who has been on a group text with their BFFs will totally get this article.
For all of the cheese lovers, you’ll want to learn how to make your own cheese crisps.
There’s a reason casual Friday is so popular, by then no one cares about dressing fancy.
If you’ve been wondering, who am I? How did I get here? Is this what I want? This article might help you figure all those big questions out.


I was literally worrying about 5 or so of these things, until I read this article. So spot on Marie Claire!
Usually when I meet new people that I really like, I just announce that we will hug when we see each other from now on (creepy? I like to think not), but this guide is handy for when you’re not sure whether to go for the high five or the handshake.
FINALLY experts have proven that the 5 Second Rule is a real thing that you should obey.
If you like saying, “I could care less,” you’ll want to read this.
Well, this article about the toxins in our environment is pretty disturbing.
It is very upsetting to me that such a multi-faceted woman is reduced to just a girlfriend after her tragic death. How the media fails women after death.
My first fragrance was Victoria’s Secret Love Spell, and it still brings me back to driving my first car in high school. Here are some of the Lucky editor’s stories about their first signature scents.
Random sexualization in commercials certainly takes a different twist when you sub-out the pretty women and sub-in men. What what happens here.
This Oatmeal Comic about murderous cats never stops making me laugh.
In case you haven’t seen In Between Two Ferns, here’s what it’s all about.


Well hello friends! I have had a fun week of dining with friends, enjoying some of the best skiing of the season at Stratton, watching old movies from Netflix, and getting to see my honorary niece toddle all around. Here’s what I’ve been reading in the meantime!
Spring break, oh how I wish you existed for adults. This history of spring break will have you missing unfortunate piercings and poolside drinks before you finish reading.
We all love Matthew McConaughey’s signature line from Dazed and Confused. But did you know where he came up with alright, alright, alright?
Some people like podcasts for their commute, I prefer listening to TED talks. Here are 10 that every woman should hear.
I love reading magazines, so this article about headlines that are true to women’s lives is pretty eye opening.
Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg want to ban the word bossy with this video, and I am totally with them.
You can eat raw cookie dough and NOT get salmonella????
If you haven’t seen the deaf pug yet, you probably should watch this.
You know that pollution IS bad for your health, but here’s HOW it’s bad for your heart.
I have been reading her blog for so long, I feel like I know her. So excited for Jessica Quirk’s news.
What a festive idea for a St. Patty’s day brunch (to go with your green mimosa of course).
What have you read?

Happy Mardi Gras

mardi grasHappy Mardi Gras everyone! I will spend today pretending I am still in New Orleans, eating paczki while I still can, and seeing a big brass band. While I do that, here are some links (I promise none are about the Oscars)!

In a crowded city, you’re bound to trip or cry in public at some point. This article does a really good job of describing what that’s like.

If you’re one of those annoying people who blocks the sidewalk while you slow down to a snail’s pace to text, or read an article while you walk, here’s something you might want to think about –unsightly TECHNECK.

I still love getting and giving personalized mixed cd’s from/to the people I am closest with. This playlist really brought me back.

Women are starting to take their rightful place among the world’s wealthiest. Holler! And if you liked that, you’ll probably like this piece on how to end the gender pay gap once and for all.

Here’s a revolutionary idea, ending homelessness by giving people homes.

If you love emojis and Beyonce (and who doesn’t really), you’ll love this.

Now go do something fun to celebrate!

Post-President’s Day Vacation Links

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Hi Friends! I spend the past 10 days or so relaxing, hitting the slopes to take advantage of all this fresh snow, and visiting the wonderful city of New Orleans over President’s day week. You may have missed my regular posts while I was on vacation, and please bear with me while I get back in the swing after my trips. Here are some links to keep you entertained while I get busy shaking the cobwebs out of my brain.

If this never-ending winter has you down, here are 10 proven ways that you can be happier.

A new nail polish always lifts my spirits. You too? I love the bright yellow they have pictured here. It just says sunshine.

Being born and raised in Upstate New York, I appreciated that The Huffington Post took the time to write an article about things upstate people can teach everyone else about living well.

This entire blog is dedicated to animals hitching a ride on other furry friends. LOVE.

I have a specific playlist that I listen to when I want  to fall asleep on a plane. This article covers the best things to listen to for your lullaby.

If Disney princesses wore historically accurate outfits, they would look like this.

If you loved Tara and Johnny’s commentary and matching outfits at the Sochi Olympics, don’t be too sad that they’re over because now they’re going to be on the red carpet at the Oscars. Is anyone else cheering right now?

If you’re thinking about doing a little spring shopping, here are all the staples that 20 somethings should have in their closets.

Snowy Day Links


If you’re like everyone else in the northeast, you’re a little down and out that you didn’t get a snow day. It’d be cool if they existed after elementary school amirite? So, while you’re avoiding thinking about your commute home, here are some things to read.

While some things might be going wrong in Sochi, here’s why it’s tacky that everyone is tweeting about it.

The worst couples you’ll see while you’re out at your Valentine’s dinner tomorrow.

Ladies dancing in the red light district for a cause.

Who knew the Wikipedia had a gender gap? Here’s how people are trying to close it.

6 Reasons to Do Whatever You Want.

Here’s an interesting argument for looser drug laws. Marijuana may help stop the spread of HIV.

A brilliant commentary on the letters between stay at home and working moms that have gone viral.

How you shouldn’t act about Valentine’s Day.

Or if you’re looking for love, here’s some data on the words that are most successful in dating profiles.

Friday Eve Links


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When I was younger, my mom was insistent about use wearing our “play clothes” while we were at home to keep from mussing up all of our good stuff. So, when I am at home, I often change into sweatpants and a tee, which makes for an annoying change if I want to run out to the store. Not anymore! I plan to use Yes and Yes’s advice on upgrading my play clothes, because really, I love wearing leggings anyways.

Struggling to decide what color iPhone to get now that there’s more options than just black and white? Here’s what your iPhone color says about you.

Now you have a snarky e-card to send to that friend you have who won’t stop talking about how ridiculously awesome/life changing/amazing cross fit is. Yea, other people work out too.

De Blasio for Mayor! Why his family is important.

I have been wanting a bucket bag for ages, and now I have 14 excuses to go buy one.

Recently I decided to be more compassionate in my eating, and have been trying to purchase meat from farms that I know aren’t industrial operations confining animals to a life of suffering. But I can’t get up on a pedestal yet, what about when I eat out, and wear leather? Are my cosmetics tested on animals? This thoughtful account goes through a fashion writer is going through the same struggle with clothes, and how to be a conscious consumer without going off the deep end.
Now you can get jobs from facebook? And it turns out that people recruited from social media may stay longer in their positions.

I came down with a cold this week at the tail end of summer, and it just seems so wrong to be sick when the weather is still so warm. And in unpleasant news, it turns out that summer cold can last longer than winter colds. Bring on the Airborne!

If you’re getting tired of the same old arsenal of bedtime stories for your kid, the kid you babysit, or a niece/nephew/grandchild, check out the new fairy tales that were recently discovered, and add some to your collection.

I am excited for the return of fall shows, but my DVR has left me with no clue as to when my favorite shows air. Here’s your cheat sheet to when all your favorite premieres are happening so you can put them on your calendar.
What have you been reading?

Long Weekend Links

longn weekendIf you’re anything like me, the Friday work hours before a long weekend are excruciatingly well, long. Here are some links to help you get through the day and into the glorious three day end of summer celebration.

Finally all of those years of not being able to cut construction paper and learning how to play sports the “right” way are paying off.

I am glad I finally won’t have to explain what a blondie dessert is to everyone, and that twerking has been defined so Miley knows she is doing it wrong, but really? Does food baby need to be in the dictionary?
These photos are stunningly gorgeous, and I love the back story that goes along with their captions.
You’ve probably already seen Olivia Wilde’s Advice on Turning 30 everywhere, but it’s just too good not to share again.
Every year during fashion month, I get a serious case of the gimmes. Want.Want.Want.Want.Want.
If you like drinking, and you like vacation and want to put those two together, this is for you.
I can’t wait to tell all those annoying people who love to puff e-cigarettes inside like they’re cool this news that they are just as dangerous for certain toxins as the real things.
If you need some lady-power inspiration, read this advice from Smith’s President.
Every airline should do this: child-free sections for childless travelers.
I want this Comme Des Garcons clutch to put everything in.
What have you been reading lately?