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Your Complete Guide To Black Friday’s 26 Best Deals

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 02:00 PM PST

Flickr / Jake Stimpson
Flickr / Jake Stimpson


  • 50% off men’s and women’s fleece apparel
  • 40% assorted men’s activewear
  • Up to 50% men’s and women’s footwear
  • And more!

American Eagle Outfitters

  • Buy one get one 50% off

Ann Taylor

  • Extra 50% select items

Armani Exchange

  • Up to 50% off until Sunday, November 29th

Banana Republic

  • 40% off your purchase

Cole Haan

  • 50% off select woman’s boots and men’s styles
  • Additional 30% off from 6 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, through Sunday, November 29


  • 50% off everything until noon Friday

Forever 21

  • Currently offering 50% sitewide on select styles
Flickr / Mike Mozart
Flickr / Mike Mozart


  • 50% off storewide until Saturday, November 28th


  • 50% off through Friday, November 27th


  • The pre-Black Friday sale, which is going right now, is up to 60% everything!
  • While H&M is being coy with their actual Black Friday plans, anything better than 60% off is sure to be INSANE!


  • Select customers are eligible for super saving coupons of $500 off $500+, $100 off $100+, and $10 off $10+. JCP hasn’t made clear how many of these they will giving out.
  • All customers, however, are eligible for $20 bonus cash when they spend at least $75 in store from 6am – 2pm on Black Friday.
  • 50% – 60% off select styles of Home Decor
  • Extra 30% off already-discounted fine jewelry
  • 50% – 60% Women’s Handbags and Wallets
  • 50% – 75% off Men’s Outerwear
  • 60% – 70% off Men’s Suit Separates, Sport Coats, Topcoats, and Dress Pants
  • And more amazing door-busters!

J. Crew

  • 30% off your entire purchase
  • 50% off total puchase at Outlet locations only
Flickr / cmeleskiiii
Flickr / cmeleskiiii



  • 40% off sitewide


  • 40% off sitewide


Nordstrom Rack

  • Additional 30% off clearance items

Old Navy

  • 50% off the entire store


  • Extra 30% off select styles
  • Joggers and Demin BOGO free
  • 40% off EVERYTHING at outlet locations only
Flickr / Wen Zeng
Flickr / Wen Zeng

Ralph Lauren

  • Up to 60% off
  • 20% off already reduced prices


  • $10 Easy Glowing Deluxe Cheek Set
  • $10 Makeup Forever Waterproof Hero Duo Set
  • $10 First Aid Beauty So Long, Dry
  • Among many others!


  • 20% off one shopping visit when you spend $75 or more

Urban Outfitters

  • Up to 50% off select styles
Flickr / ElizabethHudy
Flickr / ElizabethHudy

Victoria’s Secret

  • Buy 1 Get 1 50% Bras
  • $10 Tank Tops
  • Free PINK socks with every purchase


  • $269 for a 50″ Class HDTV
  • $149 for a 40″ Class HDTV
  • $28.88 for a RCA 7″ Voyager Android Table
  • $59 for a Fitbit Wristband
  • And more amazing door-busters

Some of these listed deals are based on leaked ads or pre-Black Friday sales that are subject to change! Check back with your favorite retailers as they update and expand their exciting Black Friday offerings! Happy shopping! TC mark

How To Live Your Best Life And Spend Thanksgiving Secretly Sexting At Your Family Party

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 09:07 AM PST


The whole point of sexting is that it’s supposed to be fun and scandalous. It’s the anticipation of something you want and can’t have. Personally, my favorite time to sext is in the morning when I wake up because my boyfriend is already at his office and I know he’s going to see the Snapchat notification and be dying to find a time and place to watch it. And then he’ll actually see it and feel things he won’t be able to act on for hours. By the time we see each other we’re both keyed up and dying to touch one another. Actually, it’s gotten us into the weird (but really fun) routine of trading oral as soon as we see each other and then talking about our days, making dinner, doing the usual end of day things afterwards.

If you’ve been together a long time, chances are you are spending Thanksgiving with them. If that’s the case, here’s a guide for having discreet sex at your parent’s house.

However if you’re single or seeing someone new, don’t waste the opportunity to turn a mundane family event into something that pushes you both to the edge of anticipation and unable to wait to see each other again.

Start when he has downtime

Sexting is all about the build-up. You need to set the tone for the day before he’s in the thick of it with his family. If you know his dinner starts at 6, for instance, send your first sext at 5. Make sure he goes into his day with you on his mind. Send him a snap of you dressing for your dinner, or just tell him “I don’t know why because there’s nothing sexy about this holiday, but all I can think about this morning is how bad I wanna get you off.”

Don’t rely on him responding to feel good about yourself

That said, family days can get crazy or they can have a ton of downtime with your phone and you don’t always know how it’s going to be in advance. If he isn’t responding right away, don’t get your feelings hurt and let it ruin your day. Maybe he’s out tossing a football in the yard with his little cousins. Maybe his mom is making him help with the turkey. You don’t know what’s going on on the other end of the line so focus on the pleasure you get from teasing him and doing something a little naughty at whatever family house you’re at.

If he is responding, make sure your sound is off when you watch his snaps.

Write the perfect text

The perfect text really depends on the person receiving it. What kind of relationship do you have? Have you already slept together? Are you trying to tease them subtly or explicitly?

I did a quick as of some of my guy friends to see what the best text sexts they’ve ever received were:

“I want you inside me”

“I’m sorry if this is too much, but I get wet any time I think about you.”

“Can you do that thing you did to me again? I swear I couldn’t remember my name for like 30 minutes”

“All I can think about right now is you inside me”

“I swear to god I had the sexiest dream of my life about you last night and if you don’t act it out with me in the next 24 hours I’m going to combust.”

“I’m really worked up today, can I stop by on my break and give you a BJ?”

“I can’t believe you made me work the last 3 hours of my day with wet panties”

“I want you to blindfold me and then cum wherever you want to”

“Why is the only thing I can think about today the way your face looks when your dick is in my mouth?”

Don’t underestimate the power of video

Sending stills in Snapchat is the easiest thing to do. You can find a great angle, take the picture and be done with it. Video can be awkward because you have less control over how the finished product looks, plus, what are you supposed to do? You’re smiling for a few minutes or just moving the camera over a body part or two. It doesn’t feel natural.

BUT videos are SO much better! It makes you feel like you are right there with the person. It’s much more enticing and hot. And when you see a video of someone, you never think it’s weird or awkward the way you feel making it.

Bathrooms (with locks) are your friend

You can spend most of the day teasing through text or sending PG Snapchat stills with x-rated text overlays. But every once in awhile you need to break it up. Sneak off to the bathroom and capture the goods on camera. The fact that you’re sneaking off to send him these pics when you’re supposed to be a good girl and helping out with whatever family stuff will drive him crazy. TC mark

20 Uncontroversial Thanksgiving Day Talking Points For Your Difficult Family

Posted: 26 Nov 2015 05:00 AM PST

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

Avoiding the topics of politics and religion around the Thanksgiving table is as noble as it is difficult, especially if you are in a family that loves to fight about things. Here is a list of things to discuss that are not The War On Christmas, Where We Are Building Our Mosques, Donald Trump, or The Systematic Destruction of the American Family By Barack Hussein Obama – all things you can argue about, albeit jovially, and without insulting the personhood or dignity of any person or group of people.

1. Achieving the perfect potato texture – can it be done, and how?

2. Infinity scarves – can they still be pulled off, even after all these years?

3. What are we all thankful for?

4. Ancient grains – how old can they be, really?

5. What are those funny looking oblong seeds you find in italian sausage?

6. The game where one person describes how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and the other person tries to make a sandwich while being overly literal about following those instructions, to hilarious results

7. Look at the nice shape of those clouds up there!

8. ALDI: overrated, underrated, or properly rated?

9. We stopped halfway through the circle talking about what we are thankful for. Let’s pick it up, again.

10. Why do fast food restaurants have commercials in markets where there are no franchises?

11. *Dad monologues about how he’s really come around to eReaders*

12. We can all agree that Tom Petty is a talented musician, can’t we?

13. Look again, everyone! The cloud has changed its shape.

14. Succulent: an inappropriate word for a plant, or the perfect word for a plant that is, itself, inappropriate?

15. What if the green your eyes perceive and the green my eyes perceive are, like, different?

16. Robber Barons: capitalism gone too far, or heroic opportunists?

17. Let’s pass around that gif of the Puppy With No Front Legs, because even 19th century industrialism is too heated and divisive a topic for this family.

18. Our sports team is the best.

19. Sequential comparison of 2015 turkey to all turkeys from 1977 – 2014.

20. The cloud is gone, and there is a new cloud to look at. TC mark