Posts Tagged: looking back

The Week of January 14 – 18

In case you missed it …

- Advice: A Married Dude on gift-exchanges and affection. And the wonderful Pauline Phillips, a.k.a. Dear Abby, died on Wednesday. As a silly tribute, here's a note I wrote her but never sent.

-  And she shall name him Safety-on-high Snat: Your 2013 Baby Name Guide, Puritan Edition, Part Two.

- Interviews: mourning jewelry expert Sarah Nehama, artist Aakash Nihalani, and Drynuary's John Ore at halfway.

- "Do You Like My Hat?" and other Guaranteed, Low-Effort Toddler Games.

- A beauty Q&A on the longest of hair, or how to look more like a croissant.


Friday Open Thread

And we're off! Have a lovely weekend, and we'll see you back here on Tuesday. Anything good planned between now and then? Anything terrible?


The Week of April 11 – 15

-A Dude discussed whether it's possible to be too fast, too fun, too fat, or too skilled in bed. A Lady answered our questions about rustling tampons, risky spring break behavior, and being a sexual beginner.

-Our pal Jane Feltes counseled us on going without makeup, using eye cream, and how to look hot the morning after.

-When it comes to being an internet princess, stone cold is the only way to be.

-Everyone and their sister is pregnant right now! (Maybe it's because Walgreens is taking over for Planned Parenthood?) But don't worry, be happy Simone Eastman is [...]


Friday Open Thread

Well, how'd it go?


Some of Your Favorite Stories From 2011

In no particular order: What We Have Going for Us

Amusingly Horrible Things Moms Have Said

Hate Actually

What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life

The 17th-Century Breastoration: A Time Before Bras

Women Struggling to Drink Water

So You've Decided to Drink More Water


A Few Backward Smiling Glances Before You Go

Here we are again. Friday. Ah. This week, MTV ruined Skins, the USDA killed some birds, Rep. Giffords moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation facility, American Idol returned in a small yet still large way, and many other possibly more important things whose significance is subjective anyway, so what's the point in even mentioning them. Instead, here are some things that will inspire smiles, perhaps laughter, maybe even a little knowledge, as you embark on your 60 upcoming hours of freedom. Sixty sounds like a lot! We'll see, we'll see.


Friday Open Thread

Is there anyone in whom Gabby Douglas does not inspire pure joy? She's like medicine. (Wonderful GIFs here.)


Ask a Clean Person: A Look Back, By Topic

A Clean Person left for another vacation, because she knows you’re not making your bed and she wants to give you some time to think about what you did, but before she left, she sorted through the archives and organized all the questions by topic. Now go forth and clean! And ask her some new questions! (And make your bed.)

Your Clothes & Accessories Stain removal for the bustier among us What to do about smokey-smelling clothes when you’re on the road Doing battle with 'pit stains Hand washing bras Setting the color in dark denim Jewelry cleaning 101 Getting [...]


Well, Things Continue to Suck

We returned from a weekend of mourning birds and fish to mourn people who went to talk about issues with a politician only to be killed or injured by or traumatically proximate to a person who we then spent the next five days reading all kinds of speculative articles about. The Tucson shootings did cause certain areas of the media to wake up a little, but it also caused Sarah Palin—who, by the way, isn't even a politician anymore…so…?—to take things too far, her specialty, and now it's Friday and it's tempting to say, What the fuck next? while hoping no one or thing responds. Monday is the [...]