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I think the only thing worse than a break up is healthy bread. Break ups are wretched! After things go sour, your own home becomes a nightmare hellscape full of shit from the better times that now makes you binge-watch Downton Abbey, crying into your ice cream for poor Mary. She just wants to be her own person! Gifts, mementos, and tokens that once served as reminders of a beautiful union between two people become detritus blocking the road to Move-Onville. I'm sure Carrie Bradshaw has waxed poetic on this topic at some point, so I'll stop.    Enter NeverLikedItAnyway.

Meet our newest office crush: youtube user ycfan1985. This dude loves his goddamn Yankee Candles!  [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RplWPyvXbds&feature=plcp&context=C337307dUDOEgsToPDskI728JfGKyGtkZ1yidJhow7 425x344]  I sincerely want to bro down with this guy. He seems to genuinely appreciate the details. He doesn't make the typical "haul" video: each scent comes with a childhood memory or imagined scenario described in vivid detail. I feel like if we were buds, he'd notice when I got a haircut or new perfume and he'd definitely comment on it.

A Thursday night at the Soho House might be the worst place to preview a new album. Especially one like Brooklyn singer Sydney Wayser’s ,with its layers of guitar, percussion and vocals, all of which you actually want to hear. At the Soho House, people would rather booze it up and listen to Rihanna; a chanteuse could get swallowed alive. Luckily Wayser is more than a pretty voice: she’s a performer who had no problem fighting back against the revelers and constant speaker feedback.

I know it seems like it's too cold to function, but y'all can stop whining because this weekend is gonna be hotttt in the city thanks to BUST fave Big Freedia and the Divas. The New Orleans bounce maven will be performing Saturday night at the Brooklyn Bowl, joined by trusty pals DJ Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B who are also taking New York City by storm this weekend.    Kick things off right tonight with Rusty Lazer and Nicky da B at SantosPartyHaus. They're performing with Shane Shane, DJ Nita, and Dirtyfinger.

When I went to the Renegade Handmade fair in Chicago last fall, I noticed a new trendy motif in the crafting world. Everybody was still definitely putting a bird on all of it (if not antlers, or a mustache) but several vendors were selling things with vintage mug shots on them. Coasters, greeting cards, and posters, all emblazoned with black and white photos of people being booked.

If you're anything like me, you love cats and NPR, (and you need to quit jocking my swag because cats and NPR are/have always been my thing…) so listen up because you're going to enjoy this. Shanthony Exum, better known as Miss Eaves, is currently writing six songs in as many weeks. She's asking fans to vote on the topic of each song on her Facebook.   Last week she brought us this gem about cats: [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_qIUrJ4jLY&feature=related 425x344] and this week fans voted to hear her rap about NPR: [video:http://www.youtube.

  Wednesday night I celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (the '73 case that legalized abortion) by attending author Jennifer Baumgardner's screening of the documentary she made with Gillian Aldrich entitled, I Had an Abortion, which was released by Women Make Movies. The event was held at Bluestockings, a feminist and activist bookstore on Allen and Stanton st.

Most of us have been teased or bullied at one point, especially at school. And even if we haven’t experienced it firsthand, chances are we’ve seen it happen to someone else. I know that when I worked in a high school, I saw that kind of negativity almost every day. It’s cruel, it’s dragging kids down, and Lady Gaga knows it. Lots of her songs preach acceptance and the importance of being one's weird and wonderful self—her hit “Born This Way” is a self-love anthem. Now, though, she’s doing more than just singing about self-acceptance.

In "Well, That Was Inevitable" news, Rick Perry announced today that he's dropping his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. His campaign started out strong but faded fast after the politician's dismal performances in debates where it seemed like he couldn't remember the basic bullet points of his platform or form complete sentences.  After his homophobic-rant of a campaign ad disgusted Americans from all ends of the political spectrum earlier this fall, it became clear that this dude was bad news. As a native Texan, I've known this for a long time.

I celebrated the 25th anniversary of my birth on Monday. Well, maybe “celebrated” isn’t the right word for it. I expected worse, to be honest. I thought I might suffer an existential crisis, brought on in part by Facebook’s new Timeline feature, which makes it seem like I was born in 1987 and then did nothing until 2005, when I went to college and got a Facebook and started recording my life in short, sometimes embarrassingly personal bursts for the world 533 people to see.
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