Archive: Tue Jul 2012

“Jane Eyre,” “Pride & Prejudice” Are About To Get Sexy

I just read Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and it had zero sex. I mean zero. But an adult fiction company, Clandestine Classics, is republishing books like Eyre, Pride And Prejudice and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea with sexy rewrites. Hey, if Pride can get rewritten with zombies, I don’t see why Jane Eyre

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Boy Scouts Keeping Ban On Gay Scouts And Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America announced today that they are keeping their policy banning gay scouts and gay leaders after a two-year policy review. I know this item has nothing to do with women, exactly. But homophobia does have to do with women, so I’m including it.  [New York Daily News]
The FDA…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Hot Links: Barack And Michelle Obama Smooch For The Cameras

President Obama and Michelle Obama indulged in a little PDA while watching Team USA’s basketball team compete in Washington, DC. Get a room, you two! We know there are plenty back at home. [Tres Sugar]
Mysterious weird news headline of the day: “Walmart Shopper Tricked Into Gross Act With Her Toe.” This i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2012

Yahoo’s New CEO Marissa Mayer Is Seven Month’s Pregnant

Today in Ba-BOOM! news: Yahoo’s newly-appointed CEO Marissa Mayer, former VP of Google, is seven months pregnant. With a baby. Seven months pregnant with a baby and running a huge company. I know, right?

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Marion Cotillard Rises High Above The Rest At “The Dark Knight Rises” Premiere

The cards are stacked undeniably in Marion Cotillard’s favor, but she always manages to surprise me with her impeccable sartorial choices. It’s incredible how one woman can go so long without wearing anything boring or even erring on the questionable side: she kills it, and she’s so believably dynamic that it’s never like, “oh, it&#8217…

Rachel Krause / July 17, 2012

Women Score Higher In IQ Tests, Win Battle of The Sexes Once And For All

The victory bell has been rung and the battle of the sexes can come to a close once and for all. (Just kidding!)  A new study has found women are now surpassing men on IQ test scores.

In the past, women have straggled behind men on IQ tests. However, a study conducted by…

Daley Quinn / July 17, 2012

Must Haves: Fly Kicks For Everyone!

The hottest shoe of the summer isn’t a strappy sandal or stiletto heel: it’s a sneaker. Yep, sporty, colorful, strangely glamorous and totally comfortable high tops are everywhere right now, and our aching feet are so thankful. Pair ‘em with a summer dress or skinny pants to add some swagger to your summer wardrobe. New…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

This Woman Considers Rocks “The Ultimate Comfort Food”

Hi. Confession time. I have a strange little obsession with Pica, a disorder which causes a person to crave and eat inedible substances. I’ve been trying to understand it since Pysch 101. It’s been linked to iron deficiencies, neurological problems or chemical imbalances but it can also just be an acquired taste. So basically anything…

Ami Angelowicz / July 17, 2012

Could Chocolate Be The Answer To Your Sunburnt Skincare Woes?

My acne-ridden youth (okay, fine, it was like 20 zits total) engrained in me that chocolate was a pimple-flaring, oil-producing skincare devil to be avoided at all costs. In my more recent, better-skinned years I’ve turned to the dark, 80% cocoa variety to cure me of late-afternoon nap compulsion and early-morning sugar cravings, but I…

Rachel Krause / July 17, 2012

Rad Reads Week: Book Recommendations For (Almost) Your Every Obsession

I’m a person who gets on kicks. I see an autobiographical movie and I spend the next five hours researching every iota of information about the person on the internet. The great thing is, whatever you current obsession — no matter how vaguely random — there’s probably a book to satiate it. Here are but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2012

Are You Still 18 When It Comes To Dating And Relationships?

Dating like a grownup is the quickest path to finally enjoying mutually nurturing relationships with men who are full of respect, adoration and commitment.
If you’re going to date like a grownup, developing empathy for men is crucial. Just like all your relationships, when you have the ability to step outside yourself and get into… / July 17, 2012

Tom’s Got Suri!

For the first time since his divorce from Katie Holmes was announced, Tom Cruise was spotted with daughter Suri in New York City today. I’m glad Suri is getting some alone time with her dad, but I just hope he remembered to leave his copy of Dianetics, the e-meter, and BFF David Miscavige at home.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 17, 2012

Our Aching Backs Wouldn’t Stand A Chance In The Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest

Check out the straight spines and perfect smiles of these ladies competing in the 1956 Chiropractor’s Beauty Contest. After spending nine hours a day hunched in front of our computers, our vertebrae probably aren’t so pretty anymore–we’d be lucky to get Miss Congeniality. [The Nifty Fifties]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

10 Reasons You Need To Start Watching “Small Town Security” Right Now

Maybe you caught the premiere episode of the new AMC series “Small Town Security” the other night, as it debuted directly after “Breaking Bad”? If not, you missed one hell of a crazypants show. The series chronicles the lives of several of the folks working at JJK Security, a small security firm in Northern Georgia.

Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2012

The Pettegola Is A Weird Bodysuit For Dudes

So, remember those leotard/bodysuit shirts that were mega-popular in the ’90s? Well, it seems that unbeknownst to us, dudes have had their own version of that shirt for like, forever.

It’s called the Pettegola (which means “gossipy woman” in Italian) and it’s a men’s shirt with a tail that is meant to be…

Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2012

“Caviar Is The New Black” And Other Color Names For Rich People

This weekend my friend Molly and I went to the fabric store and picked out a piece of gorgeous black fabric with pink polka dots. “You know,” said the woman at the counter, “we’re not supposed to call this color ‘black’ anymore. ‘Caviar’ is the new black.” Molly and I were stunned by this new…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What He Thinks About What You’re Reading

What you read says a lot about you — and to the dude you’re trying to date. We asked a bunch of our guy friends about what they love and loathe seeing on your bookshelves, and they had a lot to say. We’re not advocating that you alter your reading habits to make some guy…

Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2012

7 Celebrity Businesses That Totally Flopped

You’d think that a celebrity endorsement would be a surefire way to get a business off the ground—but that’s not always the case, as these seven celebrities and their epic business fails prove, the Huffington Post notes.
Natalie Portman tried to hawk vegan shoes in 2008, but for $200 a pop, they weren’t very recession-friendly.

Newser / July 17, 2012

Woman Sues Church Of Scientology Over Alleged Forced Abortion

Laura Ann DeCrescenzo, a former Scientologist who left the church in 2004, has filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion when she was a teen. According to Radar Online, DeCrescenzo was recruited to the religion in New Mexico at age nine and moved away from her family…

Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

We’re Breaking Up: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says Pretty Girls Can’t Be Funny

“She’s funny …  and let’s face it, most pretty girls aren’t funny.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, about his “Looper” co-star Emily Blunt. Blunt allegedly “bristled” at the comment, but JGL was apparently unmoved. You know what’s “not funny” JGL? Making blanket statements correlating one’s perceived attractiveness with their sense of humor. We’re so over. [Digital Spy]…

Julie Gerstein / July 17, 2012