Author Archives: Kate Messinger

Give Up Your Boring Work-Out Routine And Try…Trapeze!

Give Up Your Boring Work-Out Routine And Try...Trapeze!

Sick of jogging in a stale, sweaty gym trying to figure out just what the hell is happening on the Days Of Our Lives rerun playing on the old TV? Done with staring at the toned spandex asses in your face at yoga, while you try to “breath through it”? Have you started imagining you palates instructor as an alien just to not be so bored? This sounds like a bad infomercial for a magical weight loss drug but really, exercising can actually be interesting and FUN! Like being in the circus fun!
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I Smoked Pot With My Parents

I Smoked Pot With My Parents

One summer home from college I went on a trip through Arizona with my parents. It was the first family trip since I had moved away from home, the first trip where we were all adults and the first time I smoked weed with my parents. It was eye opening, and not only in the way being high usually is. More »

Gallery: Our Teen Choice 2012 Award Outfit Predictions

Gallery: Our Teen Choice 2012 Award Outfit Predictions

It’s been nearly a year since the last Teen Choice Awards and I just don’t think I can wait until this Sunday (July 22, 8-10pm est on FOX) to find out what attention-grabbing outfits the youth of America will be flaunting down the red carpet this year. So… we’ll make due with a guessing game. Here are our predictions for Carley Rae Jepsen, Justin BieberTaylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Zooey Deschanel, and more. Head’s up: we’re expecting tight mini dresses, peplums, neon accents and other trends we want to end this season. More »

6 Ways To Read Fifty Shades Of Grey Without Anyone Knowing

6 Ways To Read Fifty Shades Of Grey Without Anyone Knowing

Yesterday my friend (who works at a book store and publishing house, and is a lover of literary transit experiences) confessed that she has started the Grey series and is so ashamed of partaking in the indulgence in public, that she has considered buying a Kindle (ultimate book store employee betrayal) so she can read without judgmental eyes. She say it’s inappropriate and embarrassing to read Fifty Shades in public because even if people haven’t read it, they know what it’s about. It’s up to par with reading Playboy in the barbershop. But with her long commute each day she can’t stand leaving it at home, and can’t help read it if it’s with her.

So, friend, here are some ways to help hide your scornful addiction to scholastic smut (which I haven’t read…yet), and hopefully the next book you’ll read will make everyone around you feel dumb by comparison. More »

Science Figured Out What Fifty Shades Character Christian Grey Would Look Like, It’s Pretty Generic.

Science Figured Out What Fifty Shades Character Christian Grey Would Look Like, It's Pretty Generic.

Before the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie comes out and ruins every housewife’s fantasy of what Christian Grey should look like, some “scientists” took it upon themselves to use e-fit imaging software (usually used to do important things like draw criminal sketches… or create possible celebrity face combinations) to generate the fictional bondage-loving billionaire’s sexy man face.
Unfortunately, the result is pretty boring. More »

If Your Ex Boyfriend Were An HBO Series…

If Your Ex Boyfriend Were An HBO Series...

After a breakup there’s nothing more therapeutic than a three day HBO binge of that show you never got to watch while you were out having a life and dating. So he thought Girls was lame nepotism, Game of Thrones was for nerds, and Sex and The City was for insecure women and naive teenage girls… but now you can submerse yourself in a world much more interesting than your own and analyze the shit out of him while doing it. So turn off the lights, grab a tub of nuts, a camelback of Chardonnay and thank the break-up gods he gave you his parents’ HBO GO password before he left. More »

DIY Hair: Messy Top Knot

DIY Hair: Messy Top Knot

I’m one of those really sweaty people and during the summer I just can’t have any hair touching my neck (seriously, I’ll turn into Hulk and start ripping off my clothes in public. It’s all very embarrassing). Trust me, if I could just wear kimonos and top knots all the time, like Jessa from Girls, I totally would, but then I’d have to become a lot more sexually promiscuous, which in the end would make me more sweaty. So…to avoid having to always wear tiny purple Hulk shorts under my clothes or having to lead on the deadbeat dad I babysit for, I’m sticking with the messy top knot for the summer. Here’s how… More »