Carlotta Cavallanti

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Hollywood banks on Jane Austen film to discover what women really want

"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other," sighed Jane Austen's heroine Emma. It is a lament that has resonated ever since. Entire industries – psychology, counselling, dating sites – have tried to bridge the gap. But what appeals to the opposite sex, it seems, remains a …

3 Job Queries I've Used To Successfully Get In The Door (Warning: I Am Super Fake, But You Know, Job Queries)

After writing about networking emails, I've had several requests to see my actual sample cover letters and follow-up emails.<p>Well, my friends, you are in luck. I have applied to just about every job on the planet depending on my current level of happiness or unhappiness in my personal life. Like, …

Employment

The 6 Worst Trades Ever Made in Exchange for Sex

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images<p>How much is your ass worth? Not in the per-pound meat sense of the word, or in the sense of you as a whole …

McDonald's

The World Calls Me Bisexual (But Only For Lack Of A Better Word)

<i>“Sometimes men love women,</i><p><i>Sometimes men love men</i><p><i>And then there are bisexuals, though some just say they’re kidding themselves."</i><p>Any child of the nineties might remember those song lyrics from Phoebe on the TV show Friends.<p>As an impressionable kid, those lyrics, comedic as they might be, represented …

Sexuality

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

Reading the world in 196 books

Writer Ann Morgan set herself a challenge – to read a book from every country in the world in one year. She describes the experience and what she learned.<p>I used to think of myself as a fairly cosmopolitan sort of person, but my bookshelves told a different story. Apart from a few Indian novels and …

Books

Ryan Gosling on Only God Forgives

It’s a Greek tragedy and a revenge thriller but what impact will its extreme violence have on viewers? Tom Brook asks Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn.<p>Only God Forgives, the latest film from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, opens this week in the US as it continues its release around the …

Ryan Gosling

Chuck Palahniuk is writing a Fight Club sequel. As a graphic novel.

<i>Fight Club</i> the novel turns 17 next month, meaning if it was a woman, it’d already be legal in some states. <i>Fight Club</i> author Chuck Palahniuk was at Comic-Con over the weekend to sign copies of his new book, <i>Doomed</i>, and to participate in a panel called “Ode to Nerds” (*rolls eyes*). But that’s not …

UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Refuse To Call Myself A Feminist

I am Ona Anosike and I am not a feminist. For now. Even though I minored in Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies during my undergraduate career, I still feel distanced from the feminist movement. I do not feel like it has much to do with me because I do not see myself, my stories or the stories of …

Feminism

Stop Telling Me How I'm Supposed To Be In My Thirties

Being in your thirties is, without a doubt, one million times better than being in your twenties. Being in your twenties is almost the worst thing to be. Not only have you forgotten how to have fun without booze, but you no longer have the comfy cushion of parental financial support, you have to …

Relationships

Nobody Was Good At Sex In College, Here Is What We Would Tell Our College Selves About Doing It

So, I went to an all girls school for 13 years. I hated it which I'm sure I've written about before, so I will not waste time yakking about it now. When I did finally have my first co-educational experience in COLLEGE I was pretty much down to get naked like all the time and put my sexy side in …

Food & Dining

Want to Learn How to Walk In High Heels? You're in Luck!

Find yourself falling over every time you try to take a step in a pair of high heels? Well, dolls, Victor Chu, instructor of "How to Walk in High Heels New York City," is ready to be your shoe spirit guide.<p>According to <i>the New York Post</i>, "The hourlong class is a group workshop that teaches …

5 Writing Exercises That Will Make You More Creative

Writing is serious business, full of mental anguish, studious contemplation, philosophical brooding, and <i>bullshit</i>. Listen: If your every literary …

Eerie plane wrecks contain forgotten stories of survival

At first glance, "Happy End" may not seem like the most natural title for pictures of wrecked planes in forbidding landscapes, but German photographer Dietmar Eckell has a very positive outlook on what these photos represent. As described by Eckell, these pictures document 'miracles' in aviation …