2:45 pm, May 17th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
While our adult selves may cringe at princess culture and the outdated stereotypes that come along with it, there’s just something special about the Disney princesses we grew up with like Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Aurora, and Ariel. And they aren’t all damsels in distress; the newer crop of the crowned ladies have attempted to be better role models for little girls. These include Princess Sofia the First and Brave’s Princess Merida.
2:45 pm, May 3rd | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
The American prom has come a long way since its inception in the late 1890s. Prom, short for promenade, was first used to describe a simple college ball before gaining momentum and popularity as a high school dance. By the 1950s it had become more of the elaborate event it is today, with its prom courts, fancy cars, and expensive dresses — the glorified pinnacle of adolescence. I love looking at prom pics in old high school yearbooks, which range from awkward to awww. So take a look back with me at proms through the decades!
2:45 pm, April 24th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
Experiencing the end of a marriage is a difficult and emotional affair, so we’re saddened to hear about divorces, whether it’s a friend or a celebrity going through one. Many of the famous women involved have bravely spoken out in TV and magazine interviews about their experiences. If you’re going through a divorce or know someone who is, be inspired by these honest quotes from celebrity women on their splits.
1:30 pm, April 18th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
Welcome to our library! In honor of National Library Week, we’ve rounded up the best of our books coverage here on POPSUGAR Sex & Culture to give you a one-stop shop on all things reading-related. There are book recommendations for all types of readers, author interviews, and videos on our monthly must reads, to name a few. So snuggle up on a comfy couch or in a coffee shop, and flip through our ultimate book guide!
9:45 am, April 16th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
The dust has settled in Indio, CA, at least for now as Coachella wrapped up its first weekend of two, which means we’re feeling the music festival love as the season heats up. Besides the fun of rockin’ out with friends and catching those first rays of the warmer seasons, there’s also plenty of romance in the air at music fests. Whether you go with a new boyfriend, bring along a longtime love, or meet a new guy in the beer line, there’s something about the tunes, booze, and sun of a music festival that sets the mood. Let’s look back at some of the cute couples we’ve spotted smooching, snuggling, and dancing at the fests that have taken place — rain or shine — all over the world. Get inspired for some springtime lovin’ now!
11:00 am, April 15th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
Having studied at both Oxford and Brown universities, Emma is not only a talented actress and dedicated student, but also, her thoughtful interviews with media outlets show that she’s got a level head and a sense of humor in regard to her dating life, confidence as a woman, and romantic entanglements with costars. Check out some of our favorite quotes from the smart and sweet Emma Watson now!
2:45 pm, April 12th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
Today Claire Danes turns 34! While the birthday girl is all grown up these days as the star of Homeland and wife to hot actor Hugh Dancy, we will always remember Claire as the angsty teen heroine of My So-Called Life, Angela Chase. As one of our favorite ’90s starlets, Claire’s portrayal of Angela gave us someone we could relate to growing up. She went through the same friend dramas, family conflict, and, of, course, young love ups and downs we faced in those terrible in-between years of high school. So in honor of Claire’s birthday, we’ve got the best love, sex, and dating musings from Angela on My So-Called Life.
2:45 pm, April 5th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
We’re still waiting to see if Hillary will run in 2016, but as she enjoys a much-needed break from her globe-trotting days as secretary of state, we’re taking a look back at her sweetest, funniest, and all-around best moments around the world!
3:45 pm, March 30th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
Today, Amazon announced it was acquiring Goodreads — a social network for bookworms — with the company’s top priority being integrating it with the Kindle. I’m one of the 16 million users on the site, and I love using it for keeping track of the books I’ve read and want to read. It’s also extremely helpful for figuring out what to read next, as it uses your reading lists to recommend books you might like. But Goodreads isn’t the only way to find your next favorite page-turner. There are a plethora of websites that offer recs; check out a few of our favorites now!
4:00 pm, March 29th | by Tara Block, TrèsSugar
This weekend people around the world are celebrating Passover and Easter with traditions from church services to matzo to egg hunts. According to these vintage ads, the way to a woman’s heart on Easter is a combination of flower-topped hats, chocolates, pastel frocks, and Coke-fueled celebrations. So see what the Easter bunny brought women and girls back in the day with a collection of vintage Easter ads!