The Oscars, Your PJs, Wine + Popcorn Pairings (+ Hoping Leonardo DiCaprio Wins!)

With the 2016 Oscars around the corner, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not (my love) Leonardo DiCaprio will finally win a tiny gold man!

Okay, well maybe not everyone, but, it’s certainly on my mind.

So, you know I’ll be sitting at home just waiting… and waiting, and mentally preparing my angry Facebook status rant/happy Facebook status rant-dependent on outcome.

But whether you plan to go to a viewing party or hang out at home, our friends at SkinnyGirl served up a few fab wine and popcorn (yes, you read right) pairings for Hollywood’s biggest night! [Read more…]

Hey Aphrodite: From Aphrodisiacs To A ‘Love Diet’ Get Your Sexy On [nsfw]

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For our coupled readers or friends-ies looking to *ahem* couple up, we thought we’d put together something a little enticing, a little sexy and mostly scrumptious for your St. Valentine’s Day delight… mostly for laughs and giggles.

We don’t claim any of this works, and that’s our disclaimer!

Now take your mind mostly out of the gutter. 😉 [Read more…]

Think Fast! Your Instincts Are Only as Good as Your Experience


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By: Helene Cavalli, guest blogger

It’s reported that a first impression is made within the first 20 seconds of meeting someone new. Within that first 20 seconds, we will draw conclusions and make value judgments – consciously or unconsciously – about things like a person’s ability, social standing and intellect. [Read more…]

LIFE: Free Will, Determinist and the Morning Sun


By: Helene Cavalli, guest blogger

Do you believe in free will? Or do you have more of a determinist point of view?

The debate was revisited recently in The New York Times.

It comes down to a basic question of choice – do we make choices or are we compelled to do what we do by predetermined factors? [Read more…]

Success in VIRAL for the Social Web: Girl Quits Job via Dry Erase Board

Meet Jenny. (UPDATE: August 13, 2010 – Interview w/ ‘Jenny’ on LemonDrop)

Jenny is our new hero.

Well, actually, Jenny is our would-be-hero had we thought Jenny was real.

But, alas, it was a hoax.

Click to Enlarge via LemonDrop that Jenny is Fake to read

But it doesn’t matter, because the folks at The Chive, who hired Jenny (whose real name is Elyse Porterfield) — well, they still made our day reading this bit about a women who quit her job via dry erase board and outed her icky, icky, icky boss at the same time.

We, the women folk, who have put up (or currently are putting up) with skeezy men — yes, we can relate, we can appreciate, we can sympathize.

Heck, anyone who has ever been in Jenny’s situation (or something similar) could relate, man or woman.

And that, my friends, is the key to making something go viral in the social space: [Read more…]

Jane Austen’s FIGHT CLUB: We Were No Longer ‘Good Society’ [VIDEO]

In recent years, there has been a trend online and offline to make parodies of well-known entities. The idea has been to take the very best, the very worst, and the very ridiculous out of them, turning the new creations into hybrids built on well-intentioned humor.

From Harry Potter‘s Puppet Pals and “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” (over 83 million views), to Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) mockery-extrordinary “The Guild” (over 40 million views combined), to Pride and Prejudice and ZOMBIES —

What?

Yes, zombies. It takes the original work by Jane Austen and [Read more…]

The Mad Men School of Seduction

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

Nothing is better than those outdated, shameless and downright awesome pickup lines from AMC’s award-winning drama, Mad Men.

In lieu of the countdown to Season Four, the wonderfulness that is [Read more…]

Countdown to Season 4: 10 Rules of the Mad Men

MAD WOMEN logo/name/likeness by Sasha H. Muradali. 2009 All Rights Reserved.

As a promotional tool leading up the premiere of Season Four, AMC released an 18-minute long, “Mad Men Rules” featurette on iTunes.

“I sell products, not advertising.” – Don Draper

It’s for those with an interest on how to drink like a fish, self-destruct and be the runaway cog in the not-so-well-oiled machine, while looking fabulous doing it [Read more…]

Top South Africa World Cup 2010 Moments

…according to me 🙂

This list isn’t scientific, it’s not only the best or only the worst, but it’s what I, personally, thought stood out. [Read more…]

Scoregasm! España’s Dancing Pepe, Drinks, David Villa and St. Iker Post-World Cup

St. Iker

I know, I know, I’ve been in World Cup mode for a month, but now it’s over 🙁

And you Pink Book readers are either really excited about this post, or thanking Zeus, Poseidon and Hades that this is my last one for awhile – at least until Euro 2012 and Brasil 2014.

But aren’t they just the cutest?

St. Iker, Sergio Ramos, Arebeloa, Albiol and Xabi Alonso [Read more…]