I'm the associate editor here at The Stir. Self-proclaimed bargainista and sale rack extraordinaire. Runner of everything from 5ks to marathons. I love the freedom of not having a plan, but generally feel lost without one. Losing 70 pounds is my greatest life accomplishment, so far.
Anniversary. The word by itself sends chills down the spines of most men in the country. If they're not worried about forgetting the anniversary of your first date, they're worried that what they've planned for that particular anniversary just won't be good enough. Regardless, they exist, and for some couples, there's many of 'em. Just the other day a girlfriend of mine had to ditch out of our long overdue coffee date early because she and her boyfriend were going out to dinner to celebrate the anniversary of their first kiss. A month ago, another girlfriend of mine was asking for advice on what to wear to go out with her husband to celebrate the day she introduced him to her parents (yes, I'm serious).
Regardless of the fact that I would NEVER celebrate something like that (no offense), it got me thinking -- what other sorts of "anniversaries" do couples celebrate? Thus I present you with 10 real anniversaries that should never be celebrated in a relationship:
Ahhh, emotional eating. I think it's safe to say that you, your best friend, your sister's mother-in-law, heck -- everyone you know: they've all been there. Whether it's a bad day at the office or a frustrating fight with the man in your life -- there's comfort knowing that there's always that trusty best friend waiting for you at home in the back right corner of your pantry (or better yet, your freezer). Well get this: Microsoft is helping to develop a bra that tells women when to stop eating. Yes, I'm serious.
This is how it works: the bra holds an EKG sensor near the heart, so whenever the readings reach levels indicative of high-stress, the bra sends a message through a mobile app (appropriately called EmoTree) that sends the user an alert that they may be at risk of overeating.
So let me get this straight: The bra essentially senses when you're freaking out? Shoot, I'd be getting text messages ALL the time.
Young celebrity dating cracks me up. Most of the time, there's all this buzz over two teens seen together, even though three weeks later, they're spotted out at some other fancy hot spot with someone else. But I'll give some credit to Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles. Despite having ridiculously busy schedules, it seems that the duo's been dating for, like -- THREE weeks now (at least!). The twosome, who were first spotted out together November 20, made waves with their first date in West Hollywood. And apparently after the two were spotted out AGAIN, Styles' ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift isn't all-too-happy.
A source told Wetpaint that Styles and Swift were supposed to make plans the last time he came to LA, but flaked. Taylor apparently "doesn't get why Harry would pick Kendall over her, especially because he's always made fun of the Kardashians."
Watch out now, Swift. I don't think the Kardashians are a clan you want to mess with. Especially now that they have Kanye on their team.
It's no secret that Rob Kardashian has been trying to lose weight for quite some time now. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star admitted back in February that he gained 40 pounds because of the stress involved with his relationship with Rita Ora. Back in May, Rob revealed he skipped out on alcohol during a Las Vegas vacation in an attempt to stay on the weight loss track. It seems to me that for all of 2013, Rob's been trying to shed pounds. The results, though, they aren't that apparent.
Well leave it up to big sister Khloe to say somethin' to all those people who have their own opinions on Rob's weight loss. Khloe defended Rob, saying all people lose weight differently:
I'm gonna be blunt: High schoolers across America aren't dumb. Although parents may not be ecstatic about the topic, their teens are most likely sexually active. They sure as hell have friends that are trying to figure out their sexuality, and most definitely have been through a few health classes talking about sexually transmitted diseases. Which is why I'm dumbfounded about what's going on in my hometown right now: the principal of Trumbull High School has cancelled the Thespian Society's production of Rent because of its sensitive nature involving topics like sexuality, drug use, HIV, and the love lives of both gay and straight characters. Topics that kids are discussing AT school probably this very moment.
Let me note that this adaptation of Rent is profanity-trimmed and that this is the first time that administrators have ever weighed in on the drama club's choices.