My little sister, who is graduating high school this year, has been trying out new styles of makeup and also wants to dye her hair blue. She says that this is all in preparation for college. In a more brooding tone, she confesses "I feel like I care a lot about how I look... Is that bad?" In high school, clothes and style seem to be indispensable to one's self-worth, from the hairstyle to the shoes. Similar to my sister, many girls seem to be concerned that ... Read More
While we might be down on Mississippi's abysmal sex ed programs, those Mississippians sure know how to raise a squirrel. We think this Youtube video's title, "!!SQUIRREL ADOPTED BY CAT LEARNS TO PURR!!" really says it all (we didn't add the exclamations or the all caps, but we thoroughly approve of them). TGIF, y'all.   Image via ... Read More
Every year, college basketball enthusiasts go batshit for March Madness. The president fills out a bracket, ESPN pulls out all the stops, and fans stock up on tons of face paint. This year, Mother Jones is offering it's own take on the phenomenon by debuting its own "Anti-Choice March Madness: The Worst State for Women." Think fewer chicken wings and painted abs, more shocking information about the current legislative war on women, presented state by state. ... Read More
I'm not a vegetarian, even though I haven't eaten any red meat in over 33 years (yes, I'm an old!). But even though I still munch on birds and fishes, I always like vegetable dishes the best, and am annoyed that they always get short shrift in most restaurants in favor of giant chunks of animal flesh.  These two recipes feature vegetables only, and I can't wait to try them out this weekend. In fact, I'll be serving the beet one at my upcoming vegetarian ... Read More
1. Dashing Diva DesignFX in The Finer Things in LifeBring on the bubbly! These stunning 3D appliqués, with raised gold bubbles, offer an easy, foolproof way to add sparkle to your fingers. Tip: If your nails are short, cut the strips in half before applying so you can get more bling for your buck. To buy: Visit dashingdivapro.com for purchasing info2. Essie Sleek Stick in A to ZebraZebra grows up — in a sophisticated way — with these brown ... Read More