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Susan G. Komen Gun Proves They Can’t Reverse The Stigma They Created

The Susan G. Komen Foundation used to stand for something good, but their techniques of late — and especially their decision to stop funding Planned Parenthood — have made many of us question any of their motives at all. And even though they announced today that they will continue funding Planned Parenthood, the damage is done.

Yes, Komen has caved…

By: The Stir / February 3, 2012

35 Brutally Honest Reasons Women Say No To Sex

You know how sometimes people say women say one thing but mean another? Well, that’s totally true. For women and men, but I can only really speak for women because I am one. One subject that is often difficult to be totally and completely upfront about is sex. And I mean whether you are a woma…

By: The Stir / February 2, 2012

New Brazilian Blowout Labels Should Scare Us Into Loving Our Curly Hair

New legislation out of California today forces Brazilian blowout products to list their potentially hazardous materials on the label. It’s great news if you’re into staying away from hair products that contain possible carcinogens, bad news if you just want your hair silky and straight and prefer to be kept in the dark about what nasty things it…

By: The Stir / February 1, 2012

Bad-Boy Club Drug Could Be The Answer To Depression

Wow, I never thought I’d see the day: Special K is about to get a makeover! Remember the drug’s sleazy clubbing days in the ’90s? The highly-addictive drug, called ketamine, started off as a humble animal tranquilizer but worked its ways into the hottest night spots, sending users into an ecstasy that made time stand still — or,…

By: The Stir / January 31, 2012

5 Most Common Relationship Fights And How To Avoid Them

Couples fight. We know this. Even the most functional couples have spats now and again. Relationship fights, they happen.

However, there are many relationship fights that happen that can be avoided. Because let’s face it — the more stress and fighting a relationship has, the less enjoyable it is.

Here are some common relationship fights and how…

By: The Stir / January 30, 2012

“Toddlers & Tiaras”‘ Moms Vs. Media: Who’s Sexualizing These Little Girls?

“Toddlers & Tiaras” pageant mom Susanna Barrett is mad. She’s just sick and tired of the way the media sexualizes little girls, and she’s not going to take it anymore! In fact, she’s launched a $30 million lawsuit against the Huffington Post, TMZ, and The Daily Mail for “brazenly” trying to sexualize her daughter, Isabella Barrett.

Yeah, take that, wicked, over-sexed…

By: The Stir / January 27, 2012

8 Signs It’s Time To Take A Break From Your Relationship

Taking a break is one of the most challenging, frustrating, and saddening parts of a relationship. No one wants to feel as though their relationship has failed or that they themselves have somehow failed. But sometimes, a break is necessary. Not only is it necessary, sometimes, it’s a good thing. Here are eight signs that it’s time to take…

By: The Stir / January 26, 2012

The “Bachelor” Women Need To Stop Forcing Love

If ABC’s “The Bachelor” teaches us anything about love (besides the fact that I am thrilled I was engaged and married before 25), it’s this: You can’t force love. From The Supremes we may have learned “You Can’t Hurry Love,” but “The Bachelor” has taught us something even more important.

The fact is, no matter how much you want to “ope…

By: The Stir / January 25, 2012

5 Things Never To Say To Women With Short Hair

When the “shit people say” video meme veered from trying to make people laugh to trying to make boneheads with no tact shut up, I had to jump on board. My 6-foot-tall friend found one dedicated to the ridiculous things she’s heard countless times from people who can’t get over her height, and I’ve seen more tha…

By: The Stir / January 24, 2012

Everything You Need To Know To Pick The Best Online Dating Site For You

In this day and age, it’s become increasingly popular to use online dating sites to find and meet potential mates. New dating sites seem to pop up all over the place, slowly expanding into all of the niche markets. But how does one go about choosing which dating site to use – especially if they…

By: The Stir / January 15, 2012

Help Bring Breastfeeding Back To “Sesame Street”!

In order for breastfeeding to be seen as “normal” and natural, and not frowned upon in public, we clearly need to be doing more than what we are doing. The nurse-ins are wonderful, and extremely supportive for nursing moms, but to the general public may be seen as a big nuisance. Which is why I think it’…

By: The Stir / January 11, 2012

Bad Sexual Chemisty Is A Relationship Dealbreaker

Many women (and some men, too) fall in love and think they can “fix” the person they are with. He may have bad hair, she may smoke, he could snore at night or wear the wrong clothing. Most of these problems can be dealt with, but there some that cannot and sexual chemistry is the biggest.

A…

By: The Stir / January 10, 2012

Hiring A Wedding Proposal Planner Is A Ridiculous Waste Of Money

I am told by my romantic friends that many (most?) women dream of strapping on the poofy white dress and walking down the aisle in her perfectly executed fairy-tale wedding to the man of her dreams. Some of these friends have planned out their intricate weddings since childhood, just waiting for Mr. Right to come along and swee…

By: The Stir / January 8, 2012

Reese Witherspoon Offers Single Ladies A Valuable Lesson

Reese Witherspoon is one of the Hollywood elite I could actually see myself going shopping with. She’s so talented, but seems very down-to-earth, grounded, sweet. Maybe that’s why ever since her marriage to Ryan Phillipe fell apart, I’ve been rooting for her to find happiness. Well, it seems she has, with new hubby Jim Toth … a guy who at…

By: The Stir / January 6, 2012

If You’re Thinking About Cheating, Today Is The Day

After the craziness that is the holidays, some people return unwanted gifts, some people vow to spend more time at the gym, and some people sign up on websites that aid married people in finding someone to cheat with. IllicitEncounters.com reported a spike in memberships today, saying that they saw usage on the site increase over…

By: The Stir / January 4, 2012

Brandi Glanville’s Drunken Wedding Shows The “Housewives” Are Right About Her

Since the start of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” latest season, I haven’t been able to pinpoint my feelings on Brandi Glanville. Each episode, my thoughts on her vacillate wildly. Very first impression, I wasn’t a fan. Maybe it was my spidey senses tingling that there was something “off” about her, or maybe I was just…

By: The Stir / January 3, 2012

10 Tips For Getting Fit In The New Year

Most people greet the start of the New Year with a vow to get in shape … Every. Year. And every year the gym is crowded with “resolutionaries” who show up, sweat all over everything for a few weeks, and then are never seen again.

The best way to avoid that is to figure out…

By: The Stir / January 2, 2012

“Teen Mom” Amber Portwood Has Bigger Emotional Problems Than We Thought

Teen Mom” Amber Portwood made a hugely personal revelation this week: The reality tv star says she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago. Well, that does explain a lot, doesn’t it? The explosive bouts of rage, the suicidal tendencies. She’s been about as predictable as a volcano, and similarly destructive to everything in her path.

You’d think that…

By: The Stir / December 10, 2011

Mason Disick’s Giant Salary Now Can Add Up To A Real Life For Him Later

It’s been recently reported that Mason Disick, the almost-2-year-old son to Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, most likely makes serious bank for his appearances on his mom and aunt’s popular reality show Kourtney & Kim Take New York. And by bank, we mean about $3,000 an episode. Daaaaang. Read more…

By: The Stir / December 8, 2011

9 Hideous Ornaments That Will Ruin Christmas

Ordinarily, I’m all for mid-winter festivals that light up the darkest time of the year with cheerful lights and gift-giving. But this year — especially with all the pepper-spray-infused holiday shopping frenzies — even Rudolph might be feeling a little Scrooge-y.
After all, if there are people willing to buy and hang Jersey Shore ornaments … well, the true meaning of…

By: The Stir / December 3, 2011

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