In a day filled with high expectations for the perfect, I-know-you-so-well gifts from our loved ones, the moments of unwrapping can quickly go from “I hope it’s that new Garmin watch I wanted” to “I can’t believe he got me a f*ckin’ ____(fill in the blank)”. Just when we think we’ve given enough hints about the deep-tissue massage, cute new yoga pants or latest waterproof iPod for running, we are instead given a new diet cookbook, the dreaded Shake Weight (even if it does claim to work) or a size large after we’ve worked so hard to slim down this year.
So we want to know: What’s the worst health-related Christmas gift you received yesterday? Take our poll or leave a comment and share. Perhaps our loved ones will read this and be better prepared for next year!
Whether you’re a dedicated yogi, a yogi wannabe or know someone who is, why not look for eco-friendly yoga gifts this holiday season? We’ve scoured the yoga sites and came up with the best selection of environmentally-friendly yoga gear, apparel and accessories, ranging from $8.99 and up. Take a look and see if there is something you want to add to your wish list or your shopping list: More
Every night after work, I come home, make dinner (or pick it up on the way), and open my laptop. Will I catch up on work emails while I eat my Pad Thai? No. Skype chat with far-away family members while tossing back my taco? Nope. I’m going to have dinner with two of my closest friends: Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy.
I didn’t grow up eating dinner in front of a blaring boob tube. My family broke out the TV trays only when something of paramount importance coincided with dinnertime. Presidential debates, for instance, or new episodes of The Simpsons. But even as a child, watching TV during meals was a social experience. We’d never eat silently, ignoring each other while devoting all our attention to Homer. Yes, we’d whisper respectfully during the program, but every commercial break was a free-for-all. Even as I got older, TV shows became the foundation of future conversations. We’d spend dinners at the table debating the mysteries of The Sopranos, so watching TV together was basically group research. More
Obviously we’re just jealous, but we find Buzzfeed’s photo gallery of the Best Crowd Reactions From Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things episode to be completely hilarious. Part one of Oprah’s glitzy and teary holiday giveaway aired on Friday; part two happens on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy these 35 photographic gems (here are three of our particular faves), because this is as close as most of us are ever going to get to making Oprah’s Christmas gift list, much less getting her to fulfill ours. More