Who Wore It Weirdest in the Miss Universe National Costume Category?

Are we really still having Miss Universe competitions? Apparently, we are. Thank God there aren't any demeaning costumes. I mean, well, wait. Oops. Just look....more
Tammy Soong I triple-like your comment.more

The 'Christmas Jammies' Viral Video Family Is Back: Watch The Video!

Viral video sensations the Holderness family are back. Their "Christmas Jammies" video went viral in 2013 and currently has more than 15 million views on YouTube. Wait, what ... you haven't seen it? Watch! I'll wait. ...more

How to Fix Your Inbox Without Just Deleting Your Email

Every year while I'm preparing for the holiday season, I subscribe to all the things. All the deal sites, all the coupon sites, all the newsletters (hoping for gift guides), all the daily deals. All of it. I want to be in the know....more
cdrdash I didn't realize you could color-code Gmail! You may have just opened up a whole new ...more

3 Approaches for How to Organize Your Closet

It's January, and you're revved on resolutions, right? You're going to get organized and save money and be green and not buy anything off the clearance rack! I applaud you, inspired person! Let my mistakes be your helping guide....more
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2014 What-Were-They-Thinking Gift Guide

Every year, we (like you) get hundreds of product pitches. The PR machine kicks into high gear around early October, and that's when we BlogHer staffers start sending the best ones around for everyone to enjoy. And by best, I mean, WTF?...more
The bacon armor and gooey louie are the BEST!!!  To me those really deserve a standing ovation ...more

Stop! You Can't Give 'You Have to F*cking Eat' to a Parent

Certain parenting truths exist that those who cling to their hipness after childbirth are loath to reveal. Being an adult gets harder as the children grow older and begin to understand what is really in your juice glass at their birthday parties. Do you remember the day you realized you could no longer Speak-n-Spell your way through conversations about Christmas presents, flu shots and blow jobs? Yeah. That extends to reading. As in kids who know how to read and who also live in your house....more
Give parents some credit. I bought Go the F to Sleep because I needed some comic relief from my ...more

Mike Brown, #Ferguson, and "You Should Have Seen This Coming"

I paused a DVRed episode of "The Voice" to listen to the press conference regarding the possible indictment of Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown. My ten-year-old asked for an explanation, and I fumbled around for words before simply saying a boy was shot and left for dead on the street for four hours, and now they're not even going to charge the man who did it. She asked why. I didn't have an answer. "I don't know," I said. "He was tall. He was strong. He was black." I knew only the last sentence really mattered. I didn't used to think such things matter. I've grown up. I've been educated....more
Is it justice to indict against the facts so a community will not be destroyed by it's own ...more

How to Write a Headline or Teaser That's Impossible to Ignore

Have you finally penned your masterpiece, soon-to-be-viral post? Hold up: There's a little more to write, and it's incredibly important. Your post title, as well as what you say about your post in social media, are your workhorses. The best post in the world does no good if no one clicks through to it. ...more
Thanks for sharing this! It's a great list. I struggle with writing headlines on my blog, Rudeysroommore

5 Gift Ideas for Your Picky Tween (That Aren't a Toy)

I have a ten-year-old, and man, tweens are the worst people to shop for. Are they too old for dolls and toys? Are they too young for technical gizmos and clothes? No kid wants to open a gift card. I've scoured the pitches, the Internet and the catalogs to find these five fun gift ideas for tween girls. ...more
femininecollective You're welcome.more

Have You Seen Kim Kardashian's Golden Globes?

I did not realize Kim Kardashian's butt broke the Internet. Late to the party, that's me. ...more
looks like two glazed doughnuts next to each other. It didn't break the internet. It gave the ...more