Yvonne Brill died on Wednesday at the age of 88. Being an actual rocket scientist, she made incredible contributions to the world we live in and the way we have explored space. But just so you know, she was … More
Valentine’s Day. It is still Valentine’s day. I think I’m just into shaming your bouquet of flowers now, I think that is why I am posting this letter by the Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. His wife died of TB in 1945, when she was only 25 years old (basically like Love Story, except real, and everyone in it isn’t horrible). Do you have a hanky ready? No. Go get one. You have one now? Okay. Begin: More
I never really smoked. I certainly don’t now that it’s banned pretty much everyplace in New York. In spite of that, when I smell smoke on someone’s clothing, I find myself almost immediately nostalgic. That man or woman strikes me as a last holdout of a bygone world, bravely flutter-kicking against any currents of change. I feel about them the way I might have felt happening upon someone making horsehoes in 1920. That is to say, I don’t miss cigarettes so much as I miss the culture that went with them. More
I know, I know, you hate Valentine’s day. You are cool that way. You are probably one of those low maintenance girls who do not care about receiving flowers. I really, really like receiving flowers in a way that makes my heart flutter. More
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if your husband is trying to poison you, your first move should not be “write to Elle magazine.” Although, honestly, I do really like Jean’s advice, almost all the time, but this is insane. If you have good evidence that anyone is trying to poison you, do not pick up a pen. Do not write anyone. Pack your belongings and leave immediately. But, since I suppose it is not really that easy, A woman wrote Elle saying:
I suspect he’s putting something in my coffee. I notice it smells funny, and when I drink it, my eyes get superpuffy and swollen. I suspect he’s also adding stuff to my lotions and bath products, which created brown discolorations on my skin. My legs look as if they’re covered in snakeskin. My arms are dry as cracked earth. Same with my shampoos—whatever he’s putting in them makes my hair extremely dry and knotted. These are expensive, high-end products that I know from experience work well. My suspicions have been further aroused since he’s started ranting about my “using chemicals.” More
Given the death of a photographer attempting to take pictures of Justin Bieber yesterday by following his Ferrari, many people can’t help but question how far the news should be willing to go when it comes to celebrity news and photos. More
The tragic case of Maria Susana Flores Gamez has not been highly publicized for its mere violence; it’s been all over the news because she was a beauty queen. More
Well, this is really sad. Remember the people who prank called the hospital where Kate Middleton was staying? They pretended to be the Queen, and got a nurse to give them some information? The nurse basically said that Kate was doing fine? The nurse’s name was Jacintha Saldanha. She is now dead, in what is thought to be a suicide. More
Sometimes, at The Gloss, we just like to do things that are servicey, and if you live anywhere with a subway system one of your worst fears is probably being pushed/falling into the subway. Rightly so. Because it is the most terrifying thing imaginable. But, despite what this insane NY Post cover says, you will not necessarily be “doomed.” More
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Do you know why? Because if you try to take my energy drinks away from me I will pretty much throw a car at you. I have so much energy that I am currently cradling a Chevrolet like a baby! More
After being denied an abortion upon finding out that she was miscarrying at 17 weeks, Savita Halappanavar died of septicaemia a week later. More
It’s subtle, too, or as subtle as such things can be. More
I am no longer afraid of death. I know that sounds icky and morbid – and it is not something I think about often, only when, for example, I’m on the subway platform waiting for the 6 train and I feel a shadowy figure behind me. Taking a few steps back from the track I think what if some lunatic pushes me into an oncoming train? And then the fear dissolves when I realize that if I cannot control the inevitable (death or whatever else) – then at least I have lived a good, full life and had the opportunity to chase my dreams. More
There are few events as stressful in a relationship as meeting the family. Unfortunately, most couples make the mistake of putting off a casual meeting until it’s too late. The next thing you know you’re spending Christmas with your potential in-laws or, even worse, sitting side by side at one of their funerals. More