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Like designer shoes, fathers don't come in one-size-fits-all—and shopping for men (especially those who raised you) is sometimes as impossible as finding a Jimmy Choo sample sale. But it is still possible to give the man in your life a necktie that's tailored to his personality. Whether he's preppy or football-crazy, there's a tie for every guy in your life.
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There are few things more infuriating than trying to talk to someone who has to “one-up” everyone she talks to – someone who views each piece of small talk as a chance for supreme conversational dominance.
We've all had that friend--the partner in crime, the hoe before all bros, the BFF--and, sadly, many of us have watched that infallible bond waver, fray, or even break. But what do you do when your oldest and dearest friendship seems to be doing more harm than good lately? Here's everything you need to know.
Doesn’t Mom deserve something beyond the standard massage and chocolate? Of course she does! But as the clock ticks down the final days and minutes until Mother’s Day, you may start running out of gift options. So, to get creative and give your Mom the experience that becomes the memory, we’ve created the Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Whether you’re looking for the personal touch, wondering about cool new tech gadgets, or waiting until the absolute last minute, we’ve got the gift for you.
Just when you think you've crossed all the "nices" off your list, some well-meaning acquaintance presents you with a carefully wrapped box and you have nothing in return. Or, maybe you get invited to a party where you're expected to give a gift. Or, maybe you just flat-out flake and it's Christmas morning and all your relatives are over and you realize that you totally forgot about cousin Brenda and now she's just sitting there in your living room waiting to see what you bring her. Never fear. Buy one of these gifts that are sure to please anyone. That's right--anyone. Any adult would love any one of these, so buy one and keep it wrapped and out of sight until you need it.
Ties. Tool kits. “World's Greatest Dad” trophies. After kids have been out of the “macaroni-glitter-art-project” years, fathers tend to accumulate a lot of the typical Father's Day gifts. Of course ties, tools, and trophies are all nice, but this year, don't resort to one of these cliche gifts. Get your dad something he'll really enjoy. No matter what kind of dad you have--sports nut or scholar, geek or golf fanatic--we've found something that will be perfect for him.
I used to ask my mom why there was a Mother's Day and a Father's Day but no Kid's Day. She said there are 365 Kid's Days. Poor Mom. One day a year we celebrate all she does for us, and we do that with a World's Best Mom mug and breakfast in bed on dishes and sheets she'll end up washing herself. Every mom is different, and surely she will cherish that macaroni necklace, but doesn't she deserve more? If you're contemplating any of the following 12 gifts, it might be time to re-evaluate.
Some girls (read: single girls) dread Valentine's Day from the second they see the shelves at Walgreens stocked with those menacing boxes of candy hearts. But who says you have to be in a relationship to truly appreciate the meaning of the national day of love? Valentine's Day is all about expressing how much you value those closest to you, and who fits the bill better than your BFFs? After all, they're the ones who tell you if you look pudgy in your clothes, are always on-call if you need to vent, and will unquestionably choose you over boys. To honor your best friends this holiday, we've rounded up some unique Valentine's goodies that are sure to show them how swell you think they are. Click on to find gifts that perfectly fit your friends' distinct personalities!
When it comes to friendship--best friendship--it's easy to focus on the fun stuff and forget about the hard stuff. Shopping, talking, getting drunk on white wine, and watching Real Housewives, that's easy. But not everything about being friends is always an exciting whirlwind of Bethenny and Bordeaux. There's also, you know, the being there for each other through thick and thin-type stuff. So make sure to make these pacts with your BFF. Although, if she (or he) is really your BFF, it all probably goes without saying anyway.
We are at work as much as we are at home; in some circumstances we are at work more than home. With these long hours at the office, you're bound to bond with co-workers.
Want to spice up the present-opening portion of the next wedding shower you attend? Buy the bride-to-be one of the best bridal shower gifts (outside of her registry of course).
When ‘splitting the bill’ isn’t an even split, group dining can feel like competitive eating.
Making friends used to be so easy. It happened after you swapped your PB&J sandwich for her tuna fish, or maybe when you shared a bunk at summer camp. In college, you might have commiserated about your crazy roommates or met when you rushed your sorority. Learning how to make friends after college can be more difficult than getting your diploma.
Just like ridiculous blow-’em-up movies are a guilty source of entertainment from time to time, a melodramatic sap-fest or romantic comedy can be fun to watch, too. Even if they put up a fight when they’re suggested at the movie store, there are chick flicks guys like.
Whether you've been together for years or two months, the stress of the holiday season can take a toll on your relationship. 'Tis the season to be jolly, not fighting in your boss's coat closet, so here are 11 seasonal relationship pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Like designer shoes, fathers don't come in one-size-fits-all--and shopping for men (especially those who raised you) is sometimes as impossible as finding a Jimmy Choo sample sale. But it is still possible to give the man in your life a necktie that's tailored to his personality. Whether he's preppy or football-crazy, there's a tie for every guy in your life.
When I need love, affection, and a boost of self-esteem, I go to my mom. When I need candor, career counseling, and unconventional cooking advice (How do you brown rice? Add Coke!), I go to my dad. Dads (mine in particular) tend to have a more eccentric approach to parenting. From my own peculiar papa to Homer Simpson and his beer-guzzling ways, Dad is the one man who'll always stand by our side. Here's a salute to the silver-screen papas who've kept us watching and laughing and taught us just how far a father will go to prove his love. Related Stories: Father Knows Best: Four Heroic Dads Who Risked It All Daddy Dearest: Terrible but Lovable Onscreen Fathers TV's Ten Most Empowering Women
Do animals really enjoy dressing as Santa, a reindeer, or a Christmas elf? Probably not--and their comical expressions say a thousand words. From hamsters in a manger scene to Hanukkah hounds, these pets endure some humiliating holiday fun! Related Stories: Doggie Bag: Best Holiday Leftovers for Pets Veterinary Care Gone Wild
If you want to take a page out of Paris Hilton's book but can't throw down $325,000 for a pimped-out pooch pad, you still have options. Whether you want to improve your dog's chances of scoring a date, reduce his carbon footprint, or just want his home to match yours, there's a house for you--and your dog. Related Stories: Gentle Giants: Eleven Dogs That Are Big Softies Pet Personals Domesticated: Wild Animals Trapped in Suburbia
After living in a concrete jungle for a while, I find myself forgetting that any birds exist, other than the ones that want to drop a “hello” on my head or steal my lunch. However, the beautiful winged creatures pictured here are sure to brighten anyone's day. And to all the pigeons, sparrows, and blackbirds out there wondering why you weren't included ... don't worry--it's nothing personal.
Photographer Amy Stein set out to capture our paradoxical relationship with the "wild" in her series Domesticated. Expertly crafting each photograph based on real news reports and oral history, her photos serve as dioramas of our new natural history.
Buying a gift for the moms in our lives seems so easy—after all, moms automatically love anything that comes from their children, right? Wrong. So very wrong. When it comes to getting Mom a gift that has specific meaning and value for her—read: not a generic figurine from Hallmark or the usual bouquet of flowers—the process can make you want to tear your hair out in frustration.