Feeling stressed out? Why not grow some Jasmine in your home to help soothe your nerves? This fragrant, easy to grow and easy on the eyes plant has recently been the subject of some extensive research. A study conducted in Germany claims that the scent of the Jasmine plant  promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. The study was performed on mice, and showed that exposure to the scent of jasmine caused mice to “cease all activity” and “sit ... Read More
This Thursday, Good Vibrations will be celebrating the birthday, book release, and 20 year anniversary of sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen with a raunchy, over-the-top tribute at their Polk Street Gallery in San Francisco.   The party will kick off with a presentation and reading from the new edition of Dr. Queen’s book, Exhibitionism for the Shy. The dirty blues duet Keep Sweet and burlesque musician Kitten on the Keys will then set the mood with some ... Read More
Once upon a time, we were taking a glimpse at “The World of Tomorrow.” We were stuffing the most logical items of which we could think into a time capsule; the words of Albert Einstein, minutes catalogued by the arms of Mickey Mouse, stacks of Life Magazine, seeds for growth and nourishment. We were showcasing the excitement of air conditioning, nylon, color photos, the View-Master, and Smell-O-Vision. Once upon a time, we were seeing what the future ... Read More
Do you like bicycles, art, and weird shit?  What a silly question, of course you do!  That said, you’re going to want to attend the silent auction benefit, "Bizarre! Weird Bikes! Weird Art!”  (plus, I think it’s common knowledge that anything with three exclamation points in the title is guaranteed to be awesome).  It all goes down tonight from 8-midnight @ Brooklyn Fireproof Bar (119 Ingram St.).    Not only ... Read More
  It’s said that a woman’s purse contains all sorts of mysterious items that baffle the male species.  So imagine a dude’s reaction upon finding a clitoris inside (if he’s completely baffled, perhaps you should do us all a favor and explain it to him).   Yes, thanks to The Purssy, you can now celebrate your lady parts and store your necessities.  On the outside it looks like a normal clutch, but when you open it ... Read More
I recently scribbled a bit about circle contact lenses and their potential dangers, and got quite a few interesting responses. When I saw this teeny morsel of an article on the Huffington Post, I couldn’t help but bring this possibly impending trend to your attention, ladies (and gents, perhaps). Berlin Fashion Week has just come and gone, and though I haven’t really gone hunting to see what might hit the streets of Germany in the fall, these masks ... Read More
For anyone who loves dolls, or just appreciates art in any form, they should direct their gaze to Marina Bychkova’s Enchanted Dolls. These life-like miniature works of art are no vinyl Barbie dolls and are, in my opinion, so much more than the polyurethane resin Super Dollfie ball-jointed dolls from Japan. Ms. Bychkova creates these highly articulated (18 movable ball joints), delicately painted wonders out of porcelain ... Read More
People use a variety of things to combat the grumpies. Booze, bad television, shopping excessively, and arguing with strangers is just a short list of things that can be brought into play to chase the blues away. But nothing quite does the trick like conjuring up an image of Zooey Deschanel in a sun dress, jumping up and down while banging on a tambourine - which is exactly what she did for about an hour and a half at the sold out She & Him show at Terminal 5 ... Read More
My intense interest in biographies was sparked while studying World War II in what seemed like all three years of middle school. Reading Anne Frank's diary was one of the rare occasions that we got to hear the perspective of someone the same age as us 7th graders— hearing about the world from the perspective of someone at least twice our tween age was almost always like listening to Charlie Brown's teacher. However, Anne's voice and story were so relatable ... Read More

Nice Threads

BY Nissa in Style

Need some new styles for summer? Sick of spending the afternoon looking for new clothes, only to find everything is overpriced and looks the same? While youtubing it today I found an awesome channel called Threadbangers dedicated to helping you get your DIY on, with clothes already in your closet! These ladies and gents teach you how to make a super cute swimsuit out of a men's shirt, a wedding dress for under ten bucks, homemade soap and home decor that costs ... Read More
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