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Friendship Groups Work In Films But Not In Reality

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released in theaters today, and this time around the women have been apart all year, but their summer plans will keep them separated. According to the film’s website, “Now it will take more than a hurried note…or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep their lives connected.” But this got me thinking…Do friendship groups like The Sisterhood and Sex and the City, in which all the friends get along and are connected equally, exist in reality? In my experience, the answer is a resounding, “No.” Keep reading »

Quickies!: IUDs Don’t Cause Infertility Or Infections

  • Contrary to popular belief, an IUD doesn’t cause infections or infertility. [Daily Bedpost]
  • This voice-activated vibrator is pointless. [Daily Bedpost]
  • A charged cell battery saved a woman’s life. [College Candy]
  • It is possible to be allergic to sex. [Tango]
  • Yes, supermodels do age. Find out what these beauties from the ’90s are up to now. [Asylum]
  • Yawn, high-class escort hysteria, yawn. [Boinkology]
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    Slideshow: Completely & Totally Crazy Celebrity Rumors

    Rumors about celebrities spread like wildfire and are often hard to validate or dispel. Some rumors are so outrageous that no one in their right mind would believe them. After the jump are 10 of the most ridiculous rumors we’ve heard, but five honorable mentions. See if you can tell which, if any, are true. Keep reading »

    Crave: Deco Chaise Lounge

    We’ve always wanted a chaise lounge (or a fainting sofa, if you’d like to be more dramatic like Scarlett O’Hara) because it just evokes a time when women were glamorous and bedrooms were boudoirs. We imagine lounging on this sofa while blogging on The Frisky and drinking a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc as we ponder where to make an appearance that night. Although this print is pretty bold, it could be tempered with pale pink or mint green walls. A white chandelier would also be a wonderful complement. [$579.99, ChaiseLounges.com] Keep reading »

    The Daily Hotness: Jeffrey Donovan

    I didn’t take notice of Jeffrey Donovan until last year when his hit summer show Burn Notice premiered. Now, I never miss an opportunity to drool over him as he dodges bullets, helps the unfortunate and beats down bad guys on season two. Since Jeffrey has a black belt in karate and is studying Brazilian jiujitsu, I like to think that all his fight scenes are real. (Please don’t burst my bubble if you know otherwise.) Also, I’m really impressed with his MFA from New York University. You’ve gotta love an actor that hones his skills both physically and theatrically. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Mary-Kate Olsen Keeps Quiet On Heath Ledger

  • Mary-Kate Olsen has refused to be interviewed by federal investigators probing the accidental drug death of her close friend Heath Ledger unless she receives immunity from prosecution. [New York Post]
  • A production company is developing a reality show focusing on the lives of five New York City cougars. [New York Post]
  • It’s important to tell your gyno the truth, even if it’s embarrassing. [College Candy]
  • A federal rule was proposed in Minnesota that would eliminate the mandate for hospitals to provide emergency contraception to rape victims. [College Candy]
  • Put this on the long list of things that make us sick to our stomachs. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
  • Look Like LC On The Cheap

    Lauren Conrad, from MTV’s The Hills unveiled her fall 2008 collection, le vie en rose, recently. I’m not really impressed because I’ve pretty much seen every piece somewhere else. She changed up the fabrics or added a little detail here and there, but the feel is no different from everything else being offered by trend-driven retailers. And the prices are ridiculous for what she’s selling ($58 leggings, seriously?). Now I’m not a proponent of stealing from a designer, but since LC borrowed heavily from the trend world, I decided to peruse the Web for less expensive versions of her clothing.

  • Lauren’s Inspiration Look: Zoe Dress, $230
  • Less Expensive Version: Halter Necklace Maxi Dress, $29.80
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    Daily Squeeze: HIV Rates, Teen Choice Awards, Jodie Sweetin

  • Gossip Girl and the Jonas Brothers each received six surfboard trophies at Sunday’s Tenth Annual Teen Choice Awards. [Washington Post]
  • According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Saturday, the United States has significantly underreported the number of new H.I.V. infections occurring nationally each year. The annual infection rate is 40 percent higher than previously estimated. [New York Times]
  • Full House’s Jodie Sweetin is in talks to star in a reality show. [People]
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    Quickies!: Pics Of The Brangelina Twins Are Coming

  • People.com will reveal photos of Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline on Sunday. [Candy Kirby]
  • Parents are seeking matchmakers to get their adult children out of the house for good. [Tango]
  • Your marriage can still be sexy even if you have kids. [Tango]
  • Many women are thinking ahead and freezing their eggs in case marriage and children don’t come before their late 30s. [Dear Sugar]
  • In Japan, “elderly porn” is growing into a lucrative franchise. [College Candy]
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    Forget Below-The-Belt Surgery: Love Your Lady Flower!

    Ladies, it’s time we start embracing our vaginas and stop letting money hungry clinics, offering vaginal cosmetic surgery, dictate what makes a beautiful vajayjay. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recently warned that the trend of “designer vaginas” may be exploiting vulnerable women. Women in Australia, New Zealand, Britain and the U.S. have been trekking to these vagina spas to have vaginal rejuvenation, re-virgination, designer vaginoplasty and G-spot amplification. But the college said these procedures lack scientific backing and are dangerous and expensive–one procedure can cost as much as $9,500. The surgeries can also do more harm than good. Keep reading »

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