Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesWe've never really understood why men love dating younger women. Yes, admittedly they often have hotter bodies and fewer wrinkles. Perhaps they have less baggage too, since they are less experienced. But really, is that enough to formulate a relationship? Are men expecting that type of May-December romance to last?
And no, we're not jealous. Would we like to be 18 again? Maybe for one day. We have worked hard to become the strong and successful women we are today, and we think we're pretty awesome. A far better catch than a pretty young thing with no world experience who can't keep up an intelligent conversation! Or so we thought.
We turned to two male bloggers for insight on the cradle-robbing phenomenon. Ryan Dodge of Glamour understands the desire to date younger chicks, but he himself sticks to older gals. Rich Santos of Marie Claire has a penchant for hitting on younger ladies, though admits his relationships are probably going nowhere.
Check out their takes, Four reasons why
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Andrew H. Walker/Getty ImagesWe've never really understood why men love dating younger women. Yes, admittedly they often have hotter bodies and fewer wrinkles. Perhaps they have less baggage too, since they are less experienced. But really, is that enough to formulate a relationship? Are men expecting that type of May-December romance to last?Read More »from Why do guys like younger women?
Daily ExpressWomen may primp and groom themselves all day long and even take multiple showers or baths in a day, but there's one disgusting habit this generation is guilty of: not washing our bras.Read More »from Women only wash their bras six times a year?!
A new survey taken by 2,025 women has found that while we own an average of 15 bras, we only put them in the wash six times a year. SIX TIMES? That's it? Yikes! Actually, they calculated that this means we rotate through our collection, basically wear the same bra seven times before cleaning. I don't know about you, but for me that (embarrassingly) sounds about right.
I mean, they're bras, not panties! I blog from home, and rarely sweat. Is that really gross to wear one seven times before washing if it's spread out over two months? My problem is, I actually splurge on nice undergarments and fear that washing them frequently will cause damage to the lace and underwires and what not. I'm too lazy to hand wash-which I really should-so I bought one of those Tide bags you fill up and throw in the washing
Have you ever felt bummed out about something, but instantly at ease after some quality time with your favorite people on TV? Four new studies say you are not alone. One study found subjects who were sad and felt socially rejected perked up upon writing about their favorite TV shows and characters, implying a sense of social belonging and personal connections were forged through a television screen.Read More »from Do you find comfort in fictional TV characters?
"Normally rejection has a horrible effect on us, because we're a very social species," said Shira Gabriel, a psychologist at the University of Buffalo in New York who conducted the studies. "But with our favorite TV shows, we're no longer sad."
These nonexistent fictional characters are not merely acting as a distraction, but providing real comfort and support. I am definitely guilty of becoming very emotionally invested in my favorite TV shows and characters, crying when they cry, or feeling overjoyed at their success. As for the social consequences? Well, I might rather watch "Lost" and
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Thu, Apr 30, 2009 8:57 PM EDT
TimeTime magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" list has been revealed and we find ourselves utterly in shock at some of the selections. As much as we love reading magazine lists, we think they're created for the sole purpose of creating discussion and debate over who does not belong there. In our eyes, the list should include powerful men and women whose work inspire us to make changes to our own lives and have greatly affected the world around us. In this case, we can think of no better people than the Obamas. Likewise, three cheers for Hillary Clinton, our awesome female presidential nominee and new Secretary of State. The hero of the Hudson plane crash, pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger is about as inspirational as you can get.Read More »from The Obamas, Zac Efron and cast of â€œThe Viewâ€ named Timeâ€™s "Most Influential People"
Several celebrities this year also made a profound impact on society. We love that Tina Fey has made the list, because her intelligent take on comedy and satire inspires us almost daily. Stella McCartney's refusal of fur and organic beauty products also
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Thu, Apr 30, 2009 6:59 PM EDT
Pacific Coast NewsI'm a lifelong brunette and I hate losing people from my team. I grew up hearing blonde jokes and reading "Betty and Veronica" comics, and I've always identified as a strong-minded brunette, just like my mother. Sure, in my teens I experimented with hair dye, particularly Manic Panic pink, and boxed colors darkening or added red highlights to my hair. But never ever blonde. And I've come to love my natural color so much I've done absolutely nothing to it in 10 years.Read More »from Oh no! Leighton Meester of â€œGossip Girlâ€ went blonde too!
On top of my intense brunette loyalty, I guess I take issues with brunettes changing teams, so to speak. If a woman was blonde in her youth and wants to maintain that color, I have no problems with her lightening. But brunettes going blonde-for shame!
Earlier this week when pictures emerged of Kim Kardashian with lightened locks, I felt like she forfeit her own identity-she looks so much like J.Lo and Beyonce now! Not to mention, the hair color is so close to her skin tone she looks completely washed out. In most cases I
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Wed, Apr 29, 2009 9:28 PM EDT
PeoplePeople has unveiled its 20th annual 100 Most Beautiful People list, and overall we have to say the list was fairly predictable. Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry and People's Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman all made the list along with Michelle Obama and those much discussed arms of hers. Pop phenoms Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were also not shocking additions.Read More »from Applegate, Pattinson, Clooney and Michelle Obama top People's "Most Beautiful" list
We highly approve of relative newcomers and on-screen couples Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart from "Twilight," and Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire." We're 100% behind the decision for a "Stars Without Makeup" section, including our favorite supermodel ever, Cindy Crawford, and the cute girls of "90210. Kudos also to the comedians on the list who prove nothing is sexier than a sense of humor. Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Mann and Chelsea Handler
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Work + Money – Wed, Apr 29, 2009 4:48 PM EDT
M Becker/Getty ImagesFox will not air President Obama's prime time press conference tonight for fear that it might run long and cut into the 9:00 P.M. "American Idol" results show. Bear in mind, this is not the performance night, but the following evening where you waste a half hour of your life finding out who is getting sent home for the week. Do "American Idol" fans even watch the results show? We always tuned in for the last minute or popped online to see who was voted off.Read More »from Do more people care about â€œAmerican Idolâ€ than the president?
So what will Fox put on in place of Obama's 100 days in office speech at 8:00?
The network will air its regularly scheduled episode of "Lie to Me." The show draws an average of 13 million viewers a week. Apparently only 4.2 million watched the president's last prime-time press conference on Fox, perhaps because seven other networks carried it.
Yes, it is sweeps week, when each network strategically plots to draw as many viewers as possible, but CBS, NBC and ABC have all agreed to air the press conference. The White House is not
Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesSarah Jessica Parker and hubby Matthew Broderick are expecting twin girls via a surrogate. Allegedly the couple has been trying to add to their family ever since their 6-year-old son James Wilkie was born. A source told Entertainment Weekly, "They had a lot of unsuccessful tries," says a friend. "They came to the conclusion that this was going to be the best alternative for expanding their family."Read More »from Sarah Jessica Parker expecting twin girls
Official word from Parker and Broderick's rep is that the couple is "overjoyed," and that they "are happily anticipating the birth of their twin daughters later this summer with the generous help of a surrogate."
We have no doubt that fashionista Sarah Jessica will love dressing little girls and will have loads of fabulous vintage items to pass down. Hopefully whatever marital issues the couple had last year (in light of Broderick's supposed infidelity) are far behind them.
And we're sure the fact that the couple is using a surrogate will bring out more discussions on this topic. Last
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Fashion – Tue, Apr 28, 2009 9:35 PM EDT
TV LandVivica Fox is not only the host of TV Land's new hit reality dating series, "The Cougar," she's a 44-year-old single woman with a hot career, hotter bod, and a penchant for younger men. That's right, she's a cougar herself! We caught up with Vivica and got the scoop on her show, her stint on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," her famous friends and how she stays looking fab.Read More »from Vivica Fox maintains her spot as one of the top cougars in Hollywood
Shine: Why is America so fascinated with cougars?
Vivica: [Laughs] I'm just glad that there is finally a fascination with cougars, you know, that everyone doesn't think that when we turn 40 that we stop being interested in dating and getting our groove on. I think that so many baby boomers are turning 40 and that maybe they were previously married, or had children and now their children are grown up and they have their own money, they're independent and they're single and now they want to mingle too! They're looking better than ever, they're taking great care of themselves.
Shine: How would you define a cougar?
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Love + Sex – Tue, Apr 28, 2009 7:56 PM EDT
Splash NewsThe U.S. government has issued a travel advisory warning Americans not to travel to Mexico unless they absolutely have to. Of course, newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt of "The Hills" have ignored the warnings and went down to Mexico to film a video for Heidi's upcoming album.Read More »from What swine flu? Newlyweds Heidi and Spencer head to Mexico
"We're definitely wearing the facemasks everywhere we go," Pratt told Ryan Seacrest via radio this morning. "We're not playing -- I'm not trying to get pig flu. We're in isolation, we're in full hiding." Montag added, "Every second, we're washing our hands."
US WeeklyWe understand that Heidi filming a music video for her hugely successful singing career, is, like, seriously important, but isn't there perhaps another beach, say, anywhere in Southern California, that isn't infected with swine flu where they could have filmed? Just a suggestion. (That's Heidi and Spencer chilling in Cabo this weekend in the picture on the left. They don't seem too freaked out.)
Also, because we're sure you're dying to know, the