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Tumblr Goes SFW, Christmas Boobs Go NSFW and Men Defend Their Love for Bootcut Jeans

I don’t pretend to have my finger on the pulse of men’s fashion. I’m a man of simple tastes — my style is Levis and whatever is on the clearance rack at J.Crew Mercantile.

That said, it’s fun to look back at what I used to think was “hip” and cringe, but also imagine how I’m going to feel when a now-cringe-y trend becomes hip once again. To wit: I definitely owned bootcut jeans at one point — they were Diesels, lmaoooo — the memory of which I try to banish daily to the Upside Down. So, with news that bootcut jeans are maybe/possibly cool again, here I am wondering what the hell I’m going to do when celebrity style icons I love and respect start actually wearing them.

I guess I should start looking for those ol’ Diesels.

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“The 30-Year Search for the U.K.’s Most Famous Missing Son”
Charles Horvath-Allan is a name synonymous with the roll call of Britain’s most notorious unsolved mysteries. That’s because, in 1989, Horvath-Allan disappeared without a trace three weeks into a gap-year hike across Canada. His mother, Denise, wasn’t initially concerned when he didn’t call her as promised. But when days turned into weeks, her mothering instincts kicked in. And in the three decades since his disappearance, Denise has been “running out of life” to find out what happened to her son. READ MORE

Et Tu, Tumblr?

HBO getting rid of their after-dark catalog in August was bad enough. But now Tumblr has announced that, on December 17th, it too is shuttering its adult-content doors. Which isn’t just a bummer because of the nostalgia factor for millennials who saw their first hardcore GIF scrolling through the micro-blogging site, but more because Tumblr was a safe place for a certain type of sex-positive porn you can’t find anywhere else online.

All I Want for Christmas is Boob

Last year, a social media post round-up on BuzzFeed, the site for those with the attention span of a gnat, captured what appeared to be the beginnings of a trend: Women in their Christmas best, but with their boob(s) dressed up as reindeer.

We’re here to tell you that the trend is continuing again this year, but more importantly, why it became popular in the first place.

Where Have All the Headbands Gone?

Take a look around the NBA these days, and you’ll notice a once-ubiquitous piece of gear is all but MIA: The lowly headband. No one is really rocking them in professional tennis either. And don’t even think about finding one at your local gym. Once upon a time, however, the headband was king. So what’s changed? You need only watch a little Stranger Things or Goonies for a clue.

Dirty Old Men

Female nursing home employees are no strangers to the occasional inappropriate touch, comment or request. It comes with the territory. Often, their male charges suffer from dementia, or are simply at an advanced enough age that they lack impulse control. But is that really an excuse to allow this type of behavior to continue? Nurses are torn.

Bulk Shopping for One

Costco is a magical place. Members of the warehouse club are so fanatical some even get married there. But to truly take advantage of Costco’s fantastic butchery department, industrial-sized egg cartons and pallets of toilet paper, you need to be a family of four. Or six. Or eight. That being said, there are ways to make Costco’s business model work for you, the single guy. Like knowing zucchini takes much longer to spoil than kale, for starters.

Bootcut Bandits

You might find it hard to believe, but according to the men’s fashion blog GQ, bootcut jeans are back, bay bay.

Cue the *NSYNC and the confetti. Alas, while we have a hard time believing this sartorial news, there are guys who have given up any chance of getting laid in this lifetime and willingly rock bootcut jeans with pride. These are their stories.

You’ve Gotta Fight for Your Rights

California businesses who count freelancers among their staff have been on pins and needles since May, when the California Supreme Court redefined what it means to be an independent contractor. Many have applauded this new normal as a much needed step toward labor equity. But freelancers across the state are wondering if official employment is worth giving up the flexibility of freelance life.

Latex-Free Lovin’

Latex condoms might be the simplest, safest and most effective way to prevent pregnancy and STDs, but for the people with a latex allergy, it’s a non-starter. But those poor souls can engage in safe sex by simply using non-latex condoms. In fact, there are three major condom materials that several (s)experts recommend. So get fuckin’.