Today is Earth Day, so how about celebrating the eco holiday by going green in more than one way? One of the more "natural" ways to enjoy nature is by getting intimate with your significant other. But you can really go green by choosing all-natural and organic sex toys, massage oils, and lingerie for your weekend romp. Here are some eco-friendly products for making your sexy time Mother Earth-approved!
This week's episode of Mad Men almost turned into an episode of Wife Swap. While out to dinner with Megan's soap opera costar and her head-writer husband, who have been married for 18 years, the Drapers are propositioned to trade spouses. As they're wrapping up dinner, the husband, who seems to be making eyes at Don, says, "Why don't you let me get the check. We go back to our pad, smoke some grass, and see what happens."
Don's not so into it. If he's going to sleep with a friend's wife — which he does — he wants to do it in secret. And as we see later during Megan's soap opera love scene, Don doesn't like the idea of his wife kissing another man, even for professional reasons. While it's not Don's bag, by 1968, partner sharing had swung into popular consciousness. Already in the 1950s, "wife swapping," as it was called, had caught the media's attention. Legend has it that "key parties" began on military bases and moved into suburbia after the Korean War. Without all the subtle wining and dining Don and Megan experience, there was no mistaking the point of such events. At key parties, husbands would toss their house keys into a bowl. Then the wives would draw a set from the bowl at random and hook up with the owner.
By 1969, swinging came to Hollywood with the critically acclaimed film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. In the clip below, you can see the two bourgeois couples attempting to get in on the free love of the late '60s. With the intention of trying out the swinger lifestyle, they smoke some grass and see what happens. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice received four Oscar nominations, and the film went on to become a sitcom in the '70s.
In honor of Earth Day, we've rounded up some of our favorite Instagram snaps to serve as eco-friendly dating inspiration. Planning a springtime rendezvous? Skip the gas-guzzling road trip and choose an Earth-friendly date that you can feel good about instead. From active outdoor adventures to artsy indoor projects, here are 15 green date ideas to try this Spring.
There's much more to being a bridesmaid than slipping on a dress and standing in line, so it's important to learn the dos and don'ts of the special role. If your engaged pal has asked you to be part of her wedding party, don't take it lightly — she's asking for you to support her through one of the most incredible times of her life. Think you know what it takes to be the best bridesmaid? Some of these pointers may surprise you. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, you'll want to follow these 11 must-know tips to become the ultimate bridesmaid.
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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, aka "The Lochtenator," will be gracing our TV screens with his ripped body and mischievous smile on his new reality TV show What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, premiering Sunday, April 21.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, aka "The Lochtenator," will be gracing our TV screens with his ripped body and mischievous smile on his new reality TV show What Would Ryan Lochte Do?, premiering Sunday, April 21. We're excited for more musings from the gold medalist — check out some of our favorites on Ryan Lochte Says . . . !
Ryan's been a busy boy between playing a sex idiot on 30 Rock, peeing in pools, sharing details of his love life, throwing his name in for The Bachelor, and hanging out with Prince Harry in Vegas. Not to mention promoting his budding fashion career by sitting front row at fashion week and posing on magazine covers like Vogue. But don't forget the swimming part!
The American swimmer is an 11-time Olympic medalist and has carried both World Swimmer of the Year and American Swimmer of the Year titles. And with seven individual Olympic medals he's the second highest-ranking Olympic medalist in men's swimming after Michael Phelps. Ryan is known to sport a diamond-encrusted grill, and aside from his thing for sparkly teeth, some other fun facts about the sexy swimmer include that his mother is Cuban, he majored in sports management in college, and he has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on the inside of his right bicep. Check out the photo album of the "Lochtenator" now! (And try not to drool.)
Wedding season is all around us, and we share plenty of tips here on POPSUGAR for how to be a modern bride and bridesmaid. But sometimes we like to take a look back at what it was like to walk down the aisle back in the day. Looking through these vintage wedding ads, I gather that the best way to secure a husband and have the wedding of your dreams involved a lot of soap, silverware, and toasters. Check out these retro ads now, and see how the advertisers of the Mad Men era caught the attention of brides and brides-to-be!
We're excited to announce the launch of our new YouTube channel, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide, your ultimate resource for living your 20s and 30s in style. In addition to some of our signature series, like Designer DIY, we're also delivering exclusive new shows that highlight style and trends, healthy living, entertaining, relationships, technology, as well as culture and entertainment. We're bringing together our own in-house editors, inspirational thought leaders for women, prominent YouTube stars like Tyler Oakley, and familiar faces like Danielle Fishel to share their helpful, and entertaining, advice with viewers. Stay tuned as there's more to come, but for now, be sure to subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide on YouTube for all our new shows and latest episodes. Here's a peek at our shows!
Despite sunnier skies and happy festival-goers, it's been a dark and difficult week filled with lots of heavy hearts. Two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, sending shock waves across the country as the death toll reached three and more than a hundred people suffered injuries. And the residents of West, TX, are grieving their volunteer firefighters and neighbors who lost their lives in a massive fertilizer plant explosion. Across the pond, Britain mourned the loss of its first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher.
Amid all the chaos, there were lighter moments from Rebel Wilson, who hosted Sunday's MTV Movie Awards, and fun in the sun for music fans at Coachella. Catch up on the highs and the lows with the week in pictures.
Police have successfully captured the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing alive. This came during a frightening day that found the Boston metro area on lockdown. After an extensive manhunt that left one suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dead, authorities found younger brother and second suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, hiding out in a boat in Watertown, MA. The Boston Police Department tweeted, "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother are alleged to have carried out Monday's bombing that left three dead and over 100 injured. He has been taken into custody and to the hospital. Crowds gathered near the police showdown reacted with relief that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been caught.