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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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Locking Lips at Midnight– What His New Year’s Kiss Means

Traditions abound on New Years Eve. There's the ball drop, the countdown, that weird Auld Lang Syne song (yes, I had to look up how to spell it), and of course, the kiss at midnight. If you're hanging out with someone new or looking to hook up with a stranger (not judging, totally for it, hey it's a celebration!) you might be wondering exactly what his smooch means.

As usual, Glamour comes to our aid, breaking it down for us in "Anatomy of a New Year's Eve Kiss".

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Just in Time for Christmas– Pajama Jeans for Men!

You are welcome, ladies. If you're struggling to find a gift for that special man in your life, I stumbled across just the thing. What better way to say "I love you" and "Merry Christmas" than with an stylish pair of pajama jeans? Not just for the ladies anymore, men can now experience the "hot new trend" of weird, ill- fitting, fake denim pants!

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Proposing on Facebook– Totally OK or Soooo Wrong?

With the recent marriage proposal fail on Ellen last week, Wendy and I were chatting about terrible ways to propose. We think the whole public proposal thing is a bad idea-- just generally awkward and really puts someone on the spot. Another awful method-- facebook. We were sure someone out there had actually done it, and we were right. Check out what we found after the break and let us know what you think.

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Ellen Show Marriage Proposal Rejection– Real or Hoax?

Poor Jacob Waterdale. He wrote a letter to the Ellen Show, declaring his love for his girlfriend, Jodie, and his desire to propose to her live on the show. How awkward for all of us when she rejects him... um, wait, why is the audience cheering? And what's with the jingling bells? Check out the confusing and painfully awkward clip after the jump.

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All I Want for Christmas are Scrunchies in Every Color of the Rainbow– Christmas Lists from the 90s

Hearing that the iPad is the number one things kids want for Christmas this year made me feel... well, really old. It made me nostalgic for the 90s, a seemingly simpler time, when some neon scrunchies and a My Little Pony would have blown my mind on Christmas morning.

My older brother had an unfortunate basement flooding issue recently. One good thing that came out of it is that it forced him to go through boxes of items he'd just been moving around for years. A real gem he came across was a Christmas list he'd written as a kid. His best guess is that the year was 1992, as his top desired items were silk shirts and Ninja Turtles.

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A Black Friday Love Story

With all the pepper spraying, robberies, and people generally behaving badly on Black Friday, how about a good old fashioned love story? And no, not the love you feel when you get the last X Box or finally make into Best Buy after camping out all day-- nope, a real love story about two people who found each other waiting in line on a rainy Black Friday. Check out the video after the jump.

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American Idol Thanksgiving Day Flubs (Videos)

American Idol fans may not be so thankful for the coverage of their favorite idols flubbing performances on Thanksgiving Day... Sorry, but we're totally showing the clips again! Scotty McCreery had a lip-sychning snafu at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and Lauren Alaina seemed to space on the words to the National Anthem before the Lions game. Watch the Idol oopsies after the jump.

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Swearing Baby Doll? (Video)

Remember the stir caused by the supposed sexual "subliminal messages" in Disney movies? I'll admit I watched the balcony scene from Aladdin over and over,  and finally did hear Aladdin mutter to the tiger "Good teenagers, take off your clothes"-- it's in there, I swear! Well, something like that is happening with a toy on shelves this Christmas season. If you're out and about shopping today, you might want to avoid the dolls that some are claiming have a swearing problem.

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How Much Did Jennifer Lopez Get Paid to Dance With a Car?

The only part of the American Music Awards I happened to catch was J.Lo's performance. My first thought was "How is she still so freakin' hot?" followed closely by "Wait, is that a car in the background?" And it was. Apparently  J.Lo  brought her ad campaign with Fiat to the AMAs. I wondered how much featuring a car as her new back up dancer could have netted her. Turns out I'm not the only inquiring mind.

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Sexiest Man Alive 2011: Did Ryan Gosling Get Robbed? (Video)

Gosling superfans sure think so! People Magazine announced Wednesday that Mr. Bradley Cooper took the crown for 2011's Sexiest Man Alive. Almost immediately, Gosling groupies took to the internet-- and the streets-- to protest.

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