Things That Make Us Love May

Red nails buffed to matte, as seen on the Giles runway. May's hot new accessory — your hands.

Four new Starbucks ice-cream flavors inspired by our favorite coffee drinks. Beware: You may wind up with Grande Thighs.

Oversize, West African-influenced bags by Maricò for Furla. Your BlackBerry and lip gloss will think they're on safari.

The "Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" exhibit at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art (May 6). Check out The Hall of Rod Stewart's Ex-Girlfriends.

J.R.R. Tolkien's new posthumous book, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, edited by his son. Or wait for the big-screen version: Sigurd and Gudrún's Excellent Adventure.

The 49th anniversary of the birth-control pill (May 9). For the 50th, can we make them taste like M&M's?

Actress Anne Heche turns 40 (May 25). Still crazy after all these years.

The White House Correspondents Dinner, hosted by Wanda Sykes (May 9). Seeing Obama in a tux is our very own stimulus package.

It's National Nurses Week (May 6-12). Send an RN a fruit basket STAT!

Energy Shot, a smaller, more potent dose of Red Bull. Isn't that called crack?

95 percent organic Eos Smooth Spheres Lip Balm, in exotic scents like honeysuckle-honeydew and summer fruit. Reduce your carbon lip print.

The 50-year anniversary of monkeys surviving space travel (May 28). Meanwhile, we can't even get our cat to stop shredding the drapes.

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