Google's Goggles

BY Mollie Wells in General |

It's been the buzz of the blogosphere for the past few weeks, but Mail Goggles--Google's experimental anti-drunk-email service--yesterday got some major-media lip service via a New York Times article that touts it as an answer to the wee-hour drunken email problem they call a scourge that few knew existed. And by few, they must mean pretty much everyone but us. But I digress. Here's the skinny, if you don't already know: between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., ... Read More

Au So Naturel

BY Mollie Wells in General |

Okay, that's it--I am now officially in love with Summer Rayne Oakes. Let me count the ways: Her modeling work is totally activist-based. She's a Cornell grad, Udall Scholar and Natural Wildlife Federation Fellow. She works closely with the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, writes for the Huffington Post and even created a pilot program called ECOFASHION 101 that engages K-12 students in environmentalism by linking it to their traditional curriculum. Seriously, her ... Read More
Okay, fine, maybe it's slightly early to start gushing about Halloween goodies, but cut me some slack here: I've had my costume planned since June (Winona Ryder at the very end of Heathers), and I started compiling a list of sweet spooky stuff sometime around August. At the top of said list? Two's Company Boo! Boo! Bandages --totally intended for kids but adored by accident-prone adults like me. A 30-pack comes assorted with ghosts, webs, skulls and bats, all of ... Read More

Get Yourself Together

BY Mollie Wells in General |

Confession: I'm a serious pack-rat who is completely freaked out by disorganized clutter. I can handle, like, an artfully arranged stack of books, but stuff just sitting out willy-nilly, with no home? It slowly, quietly drives me insane. Which is problematic, see, because I'm constantly coming home with armloads of random crap that I refuse to throw away. Certainly I'm not alone in this. So because my living space is not that big and I really don't think 43 ... Read More
It's not news that women in Washington (particularly those truly on the world stage) are scrutinized for their clothing, but I'm a little confused by Robin Givhan's Washington Post story about Palin's so-called ordinary style. Givhan is known for her no-nonsense fashion criticism of the political elite--whether or not that's responsible or even necessary is up to you--but this one just seems like a redux. Givhan waxes aesthetic for several paragraphs about Palin's ... Read More