I am a writer and occasional editor. My work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, First for Women, Woman's World, AOL, YourTango, and various other publications. Interests include holistic health/fitness, reading, pop culture, jewelry, astrology, summer, baking, and cooking with lots of veggies and spices! I've lived in Chicago, Boston, London, L.A. and Manhattan and now reside in north NJ with my Jersey boy husband. In our free time, we frequent BYOB spots, buy overpriced produce (but it's so pretty!) at Whole Foods, and do bizarrely huge loads of laundry.
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The time to spring forward has sprung! Well, it will this Sunday, March 9, when we officially get to turn our clocks forward and reap the bright and sunny pros of daylight saving time.
Thankfully, most of us have smartphones that will switch over automatically, but I wouldn't blame you for wanting to double-check that you're completely on the ball! To preempt any clock confusion, here, six facts about what to do, when to do it, and, for the heck of it,why we do it!
When Barbie -- the iconic doll that debuted in 1959 -- celebrates her 55th birthday on March 9, a lot of us will be cheering about something else: The creation of a "normal Barbie," aka Lammily. Last summer, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm showed us what a doll based on measurements of an average 19-year-old woman would look like. Today, that digital fantasy is actually ready for production. And in just the past few days, since debuting his project, Lamm has raised $236,231 to cover the costs of tooling, molding, and to meet the manufacturer's minimum order quantity. In turn, it's looking like a beautiful, "average"-looking doll is actually going to be available for girls to purchase! Amazing!
Still, we can't help but have some Qs for the man behind the doll. Nickolay spoke with us about his motivation for making Lammily, what the reaction has been so far, and more ...
Lea Michele is everywhere lately, promoting her new solo album,Louder, which Glee fans and fans of diva-powered music everywhere are understandably beyond psyched for. But along with her new foray into pop music, Lea seems to have an eyebrow-raising new hairstyle.
We've seen asymmetrical dresses and top hems all over, but asymmetrical bangs are a whole different story. Oh yes, Lea appears to be rocking fringe that's a party on the left, business on the right, and all around weird.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly for their March 14 issue, Angie admitted, referring to a prophylactic oophorectomy to prevent ovarian cancer, "There's still another surgery to have, which I haven't yet. I'll, you know, I'll get advice from all these wonderful people who I've been talking to, to get through that next stage." By wonderful people, she means not only the doctors who've supported her journey, but regular people she's met and bonded with over the past year.
Last we saw our girl Olivia Pope, she was cozying up to Jake Ballard. Not in the way Team Jakers have been hoping for, but for show. In an attempt to keep tongues from clucking about an "alleged" affair with the POTUS. Tonight's episode, "We Do Not Touch the First Ladies," opened on a screaming match between Fitz and Liv over Jake, in which Liv rightfully shut Fitz down by explaining that she needs Jake by her side to get him elected on the straight and narrow without being known as his "public whore." BAM. But as we saw at the end of the ep, she may very well be developing real feelings for her faux boyfriend. Like we didn't see THAT coming!
But the prize for biggest "OMG" of the night had to go to FLOTUS Mellie and potential VPOTUS Andrew ...