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48 Pagan Baby Names Perfect For Your Little One

Everywhere you look there’s a John, Christian (Christie?), Daniel, Jacob, Sarah, Lily — names derived from the Bible, or at least credited that way. My Jewish friend chose the Hebrew name ‘Ethan’ for her son, and I”m sure many of you know people whose religious beliefs influenced their children’s names as well.

My own kids’ names, Rowan and Aurora, definitely have some religious meaning for me as well, being Pagan, but Pagan kid names are often a little more complicated. Well, or less, depending on how you look at it.

If you’re looking for a Pagan or Wiccan-themed baby name, there’s a lot of different things to consider. Read more…

5 Ways The “Internet Censorship” Bill Will Wreck The Web As We Know It

As if the House of Representatives had nothing better to do, several people inCongress have proposed a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, which is basically one big booty-kiss to the entertainment industry and a major kiss-OFF to Silicon Valley, aka the big tech companies we know and love – Google,Facebook, Twitter, etc. The name alone may give you flashbacks of downloading illegal MP3s on Napster and thinking the cops were going to come to your house and confiscate your PowerBook that was filled to the brim with ripped tracks by Sisqo and Dido. But this bill really has nothing to do with that … it’s much, much worse.

Here, the five scariest things about this bill that we have to hope and pray never becomes a law or else bye-bye Internet as we know it. Read more…

The Reasons Your Husband Won’t Have Sex With You

We all know the stereotype — men want sex and they want it now. And now. And now. Except when they … well, don’t. And when that happens, it’s confusing. And frustrating. And even hurtful. We ask ourselves: Why won’t my husband have sex with me? What’s going on with him?

Okay, ladies, it’s important to remember that just because the stereotype is that all men want to have sex all of the time doesn’t mean it’s true. Just like all blonde women aren’t stupid, not all men are sexually motivated creatures. And for your man, having a low libido may be the cause of shame, confusion, and embarrassment.

Here are the top reasons men do not want to have sex. Read more…

20 Things That Make Pregnancy Terrible

Ah, pregnancy. It’s a beautiful time, isn’t it? The little life you have growing inside of you, the glow you get, the skinny jeans and generous glasses of pinot noir you have to eschew. Okay, so perhaps what I should have said is pregnancy is both a beautiful and frustrating/ugly/weird time. Don’t get me wrong, I feel incredibly grateful to be carrying a baby inside me — and a healthy one at that — but, I cannot tell a lie: There are some real pain-in-the-ass things about being knocked up.

Here are 20 things that really suck about being preggers. Read more…

Rap-Loving Baby Only Stops Crying For Notorious B.I.G.

I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a video of a baby crying in my life. Possibly I’ve never laughed at a video of a baby crying, since I don’t generally find sobbing infants all that amusing, but this baby … well, she has some very unique taste in lullabies, let’s put it that way!

Only one song by one rapper does the trick when this tiny girl gets the blues … apparently her parents did try other types of music to soothe the savage baby, but nothing had quite the same effect.

I guess that makes sense. I mean, the name of the song is “Hypnotize,” after all. Watch the video here…

Will New Reality TV Show Exploit Women With Eating Disorders?

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We’ve seen drug addicts, teen moms, chronic hoarders, and a host of people with other serious issues sacrificed to the reality TV gods — their deeply personal troubles and struggles paraded before us for our casual entertainment. Now, apparently, it’s people with eating disorders’ turn.

Yep, Lifetime TV has announced plans to premiere a new reality show following people with eating disorders, “Starving Secrets,” on December 2. The show’s host, Tracey Gold, who as a teen starring on the sitcom “Growing Pains” went through her own struggle with anorexia nervosa, swears the show will be tasteful and not exploitative, but honestly, I have a hard time believing that will be the case. Read more…

Mariah Carey Hated Her Pregnant Body

Remember when Mariah Carey painted her pregnant belly with butterflies and tweeted about how happy she was carrying her little twins? It was so cute. But now she’s sort of telling a different side of her pregnancy story, and to be honest, it’s not cute at all. It’s kind of sad. The Grammy winner told Gayle King that she felt like her body looked “rancid” during her gestation and would hide her body from husband Nick Cannon. She went on to say something like it’s important to her to be able to feel her bones and she didn’t like that she couldn’t while she was pregnant.

Feeling her bones? Feeling rancid? Sort of depressing, right? Read more…

Sex Of Beyonce’s Baby Revealed With Ridiculously Lavish Gift

It’s a given that Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby is going to be one of the most spoiled children ever to crawl the Earth. Not because his or her parents are out of touch with reality, because they’re stupid rich dagnabbit and so are their friends — why shouldn’t that tyke be spoilt to the core? The latest gift bestowed upon Baby Z? Oh, it was just a $5,200 pink Swarovski crystal bathtub from pal Kelly Rowland, because, oops, she accidentally revealed the sex of the couple’s baby. Read more…

 

Move Your Money Day Might Wake Up The Big Banks

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, today is Move Your Money Day. Or Bank Transfer Day. Or Dump Your Bank Day. It has a lot of names. Point is, November 5 has been marked as the unofficial date for unhappy customers to take their moolah out of the big banks and move it into smaller, more local credit unions. People are fed up with the hidden fees, the terrible customer service, and the overall corporate greed that some of our nation’s biggest banks are becoming notorious for and want change. So far, Bank Transfer Day has over 78,000 people on Facebook who’ve pledge they’re making a switch. Onward! Read more…

Adorable Baby Thinks Magazine Is A Broken iPad

Babies these days. They’re so different from when I was one. Moons ago, when I was a drooling, waddling blob of cuteness, if you handed me a magazine, well, truth be told, I probably would have tried to eat it. Today’s babies? They don’t eat magazines. They just think of them as nothing more than broken iPads.

Check out this video of an adorable baby trying to use a magazine like an iPad. Welcome to the future, my friends. Read more…

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