Archive: May 2014

Yams And 6 Other Surprising Things About The Pill

Although the Pill has been around for over 50 years now, there are still many misconceptions out there. Does it make you gain weight?(No) Make you attractive to different men? (Yes) Lower your sex drive? (Yes and no) It’s hard to separate the truth from fiction — which can make your birth control decision tougher.

By: YourTango.com / May 31, 2014

This Video Of Women Seeing Their Vaginas For The First Time Is Surprising Sweet (SFW)

I’ve looked at my own vagina a few times, but two instances in particular are memorable. The first time I got a completely bare wax, I had barely recovered from the final strip being ripped from my labia when the waxer stuck a hand mirror between my legs and was like, “Good?” It was the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Maleficent,” Read Some Fierce Erotica & Make Pea Pesto

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

This Bear Is Having The Best Weekend

I am so envious of this super chill black bear right now. Look at him, all laid back in a hammock, soaking in the warm pre-summer air, like a boss. Daytona Beach homeowner Vincent James spotted the bear kickin’ back in his yard for a solid 20 minutes before being spooked by something and leaving…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Eat Angelina Jolie’s Face With This Crazy “Maleficent” Cake

Angelina Jolie is frightening enough as the evil queen in “Maleficent” but with part of her (red velvet cake) face cut off? Terrifying. Talk about a truly sinful dessert!  [The Kitchn via Tattooed Bakers]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2014

4 Crucial Mistakes Online Daters Are Making With Their Profile Photos

Online dating is no longer one of those scary and foreign things that people avoid like the plague. These days, 33 percent of couples have met online and that number is steadily increasing. Sometimes it can be as easy as physical attraction, then the attraction grows over time from communicating online and boom, you’re meeting,…

By: Hello Beautiful / May 31, 2014

Mariah Carey Rides The Subway (Glamorously), Plus 20 Other Celebs Who Aren’t Too Good For Public Transportation

The elusive chanteuse is elusive no more! Mariah Carey — whose new album dropped last Tuesday — decided to forgo her usual private driver in favor of the good ol’ NYC subway system, but rode the train the Mimi-way, glittering gown and all. “I figured since I’m underdressed, we might as well take the subway,” she…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: A ’70s Sun Hat For Instant Glamour

There are so many reasons to get in the habit of throwing on a big sun hat on bright summer days. It protects your skin from sun damage. It hides the epic frizz that is a fact of life for many of us this time of year. It adds a major dose of glamour to…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2014

“Undateable” Actor Chris D’Elia Calls #YesAllWomen “Terrible” And “Shitty”

During a chat with HuffPo Live on Thursday, comedian Chris D’Elia, who stars in some sure-to-be-canceled show called “Undateable,” decided to weigh in on the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen. To recap: the hashtag was launched following last Friday’s mass murder near UC Santa Barbara, which shooter Elliot Rodger justified in a misogyny-drenched, 137-page manifesto and i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Trans Woman Schools Rush Limbaugh On Trans Rights And Anal Sex (And He Kinda Listens!)

Listen, I’m not about to throw Rush Limbaugh a parade or anything, but perhaps for the first time in his life, the conservative shock jock actually let a critic get a word in edgewise. Via Jezebel, a trans woman named Tina called into Limbaugh’s radio show to criticize his coverage of TIME’s Laverne Cox/trans rights cover…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Selena Gomez’s Grandpa Blabs About Justin Bieber’s Drug Use

Selena Gomez might want to call Grandpa and tell him not to talk to reporters anymore. Ricardo Gomez spoke to OK! Magazine and said the family is “upset with [Justin Bieber’s] behavior.” Gomez called Bieber’s friends “bad influences” and said his granddaughter Selena “told us that she didn’t want to be with him because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2014

Why Being Gay Makes Me Appreciate Women

Being a gay man does not make me feel less manly or more feminine. All it does it make me more appreciative of what it means to be a woman in our society.

Granted, I have three very important women in my life — my ex-wife and two daughters — who provide me…

By: YourTango.com / May 30, 2014

Utah High School Photoshops “Modesty” Into Girls’ Yearbook Photos

A high school in Utah has Photoshopped longer sleeves and higher necklines onto female students in its yearbook. Student Shelby Baum, above, even had a tattoo on her collarbone airbrushed out of her photo. Baum and other female students said  that many other students had their pictures Photoshopped without their consent, which they say…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 30, 2014

10 Stories That Prove Good Things Are Happening In The World

This past week was ROUGH. Between the misogyny-fueled massacre in Santa Barbara and the misogynist backlash that followed (not to mention the passing of Maya Angelou and an array of other sad stories), if you paid any attention to the news or the internet this week, there’s a very good chance you lost whatever faith…

Now Available For XXX Enthusiasts: Just-For-Porn Headphones

If you’re sick of watching porn and having to lower the volume for fear that your roommate/partner/neighbors will hear all of those sensual moans and groans, have we got good news for you!

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 30, 2014

“The Royal Tenendongs” Is The Twee-est Porn Spoof Ever

Okay, so I guess “The Royal Tenendongs” is not technically porn since smut purveyor WoodRocket only had porn actors James Deen and Stoya pose for photos — some NSFW — as the characters from the Wes Anderson film. But still, I am tickled and would love to see them go, heh, all the way with this and actually film…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 30, 2014

Get Nostalgic: The Cast Of “The Wonder Years” Reunites!

Awwwww! That’s what I couldn’t help but think when I saw these photos of the cast of “The Wonder Years,” the iconic late-’80s show about a family in the ’60s, reunited to promote the upcoming DVD release. Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage), his meathead brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), his hot, buck-toothed hippie sister Karen (Olivia D’Abo),…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 30, 2014

An Imagined Conversation With Pandora Radio About Its Obsession With The Song, “Sail”

Me: Ooh, I liked that song. Thumbs up, Pandora.

Pandora: Great! Glad you liked it. Since you liked that song, I think you will LOVE this next song: it’s called “Sail” by AWOLNATION.

Me: Hmm … OK, sure. That song is kind of old and overplayed, but it’s catchy enough.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 30, 2014

7 Celebs Involved In Bizarre Lawsuits

Oprah Winfrey—a bad neighbor? That’s what one man who lives near her new property above Telluride, Colorado, seems to think. Retired physicist Charles D. Goodman is suing Winfrey, claiming the property blocks access to hiking trails that were previously open to locals. Goodman says Winfrey and the prior owners of the property made a secret deal…

By: Newser / May 30, 2014

Mommie Dearest: How Moms Talk About Their Bodies Matters

We’re on the cusp of “bikini season,” if magazines in the grocery shore checkout line are to be believed. I’m sure you’re familiar with the wide variety of products — ones that remove hair, ones that firm up jiggly thighs, ones that promise to burn stomach fat — which supposedly get a body ready for…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / May 30, 2014
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