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Always Maxi Pad Ad Draws Blood

Whoa. Is … is … is that what I think it is? Is this Always maxi-pad daring to suggest that red blood is involved with a woman’s menstrual cycle? Such a thing has never before occurred in the history of tampon and pad ads, which usually imply that a soft, inoffensive blue liquid flows down there. I, for one, am very glad to see Always leading the charge towards getting bloody real. [Tres Sugar] Keep reading »

Casey Anthony Sentenced To 4 Years For Lying To Police [UPDATED]

UPDATE: After calculating time served and good behavior, it was determined that Casey Anthony only has six days left to serve in her four year sentence and will be released next Wednesday, July 13. Oof. [CNN]

Casey Anthony, who was acquitted on Tuesday of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, was sentenced today for the four misdemeanors she was found guilty of. Judge Belvin Perry sentenced Anthony to a year in jail for each charge of lying to the police and was ordered to pay $4000 in fines. Her defense lawyers wanted the four charges to be reduced to one charge for sentencing, arguing that they were all part of the same act, but the judge didn’t bite. Still, don’t expect Anthony to actually spend the next four years in prison. Time served will be applied to her sentence, as will possible deductions for good behavior, and it’s very possible Anthony will be out of jail by the end of the summer. [CNN] Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: Cool Bike Accessories For The Leisurely Cycling Enthusiast

Shopping Guide: Cool Bike Accessories For The Leisurely Cycling Enthusiast
$48, Public Bikes
Safety first! Protect your noggin with a helmet. Yes, you’ll look like a dork. But at least you won’t be dead.

Shopping Guide: Cool Bike Accessories For The Leisurely Cycling Enthusiast

Guys, I am so excited. I have a new second best friend! (My dog Lucca is the first.) Her name is Scout and she’s red, used and super fast. I’m talking about my new bike, by the way. Considering she is my new best friend, I am still in the obsession stage of our relationship. All I can do is think about all the things I want to buy her to make her even prettier and more fun than she already is. Here are 12 super rad bike accessories that would totally upgrade the new lady in my life. Do you have a bike? Where do you ride? Got any suggestions for cool bike accessories I missed? Ack, so many questions!

Monkey’s New Profile Pic

This is what happened when a photographer left his camera unattended at a national park in Indonesia. A female black macaque monkey, clearly eager for a new Facebook profile pic, turned the lens on herself and started snapping away. She’s a natural. See how important opposable thumbs are. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Get “Inside Scientology” With This Page-Turning Book

Full disclosure: before I was hired to conceptualize and edit The Frisky, I spent 10 months working on a book about Scientology, written by journalist Janet Reitman. (I transcribed the vast majority of the interviews Reitman conducted with current and former Scientologists and organized the exhaustive collection of research she did.) As a result, I became pretty familiar with the material and extremely eager to see the book in its final form. Well, that day has arrived as Reitman’s book, Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion, hits shelves this week. While the last few years has seen numerous scandalous allegations against the church flood the interwebs, Reitman’s book is full of new information you haven’t heard elsewhere. It’s also an impeccable investigation into the church’s early development under founder L. Ron Hubbard and the downward spiral it’s seen in the last 25 years under current leader, David Miscavige. Inside Scientology is a fascinating read, one that never resorts to criticizing the faith of its members, but does reveal the disturbing control exerted over them by the church and its leaders.

[$16.80 Amazon]
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