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Study Claims That “Happy Wife, Happy Life” Is Actually True

Marriage

A new study from Rutgers University and the University of Michigan has found that in a heterosexual marriage, a wife’s happiness is more important to the survival of the relationship than her husband’s. Researchers studied 394 couples who’d been married for an average of 39 years. The couples were asked questions about whether their spouse appreciates them, argues with them or gets on their nerves. They were also asked how happy they were during a 24-hour period while doing specific activities like errands or watching television. Most of the participants reported a high level of satisfaction with their lives, and if a woman reported being happy with her husband, he was more likely to be happy with life in general no matter how he felt about the marriage itself.

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This Brilliant Spoof Of “Girlfriend Intervention” Is Everything

Girlfriend Intervention
Fairy Blackmothers To The Rescue

A new Lifetime show, “Girlfriend Intervention,” invites a group of black women (or, as the show calls them, “sisters”) to make over a white woman (a “basic”) and help her find her inner “strong black woman.” Yes, this is an actual show! On TV! How this racist mess got past multiple executives and onto the air without even one of them questioning whether it’s obscenely problematic boggles the mind. Stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson and her friend Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” decided to replicate “Girlfriend Intervention” on real-life New York City streets, and the results are every bit as amazing as you think.

Taylor Swift Explains Her Cat-Carrying Habit

Taylor Swift has been spotted carrying Olivia Benson the cat around on her arm twice in one week, and the habit was beginning to rub off on other celebrities (and basically build into one of the greatest mysteries of our time). In earth-shattering news, Taylor explained to “Access Hollywood” that the reason for the feline accessorizing is that Olivia hates spending time in her cat carrier. “She freaks out when she’s in there. So I was just like, ‘OK, all right, we’re gonna just do this!’…It was like a ten foot walk from my door to the car! What I thought was funny about those pictures is that, like, the cat is looking straight at the cameras!” So now we know for sure that Olivia is not a perfect robot-cat who never goes on a whiny scratching fest and that she has an untapped talent for modeling. Now that Taylor mentions it, that pink contraption behind her in the picture does look like a cat carrier wielded by an assistant. Now, only one question remains — where on earth is Meredith? [ABC News; Refinery 29]

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Jason Derulo And Jordin Sparks Are Dunzo

  • Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks have split! They were seen looking happy together as recently as a month ago. Over the past few weeks, though, Sparks has posted depressing tweets while Derulo has been seen out and about without her. Bummer. [People, Just Jared]
  • The late Joan Rivers’ joke collection, which is typed out on individual index cards and filed by subject, may end up being housed at the Smithsonian Institution. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Kim Kardashian got shoved/tackled at Paris Fashion Week. Scary! [TMZ]
  • Three women have come forward stating that YouTube star and former “Big Brother UK” contestant Sam Pepper of harassing and assaulting them. Another woman shared that Pepper tried to solicit nude photos of her when she was a minor. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Dream or Nightmare: You Can Text In The Air Now

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Airplane

T-Mobile customers now have the option of texting and photo messaging at 35,000 feet on planes equipped with WiFi (which, these days, is most of them). I realize this should logically be a reason to celebrate, especially since T-Mobile’s service seems to be the most insufferable of all phone companies and their customers deserve a treat like this for putting up with it. What I worry about, though, is whether this could be a gateway for things to escalate into the ability to make full-on lengthy phone calls in the air. Some people love the idea of that, but it makes me a nervous wreck. Can you imagine being trapped in a metal tube for several hours with someone who won’t stop loudly yakking away on their iPhone? Besides, what do we really need to text about up in the sky unless, say, our plane got diverted to another city and we wanted to frantically text our aunt to tell her not to start driving to the airport to pick us up? I can’t be the only one who occasionally secretly loves the fact that I’m forced to disconnect for a little while when I’m in the air. The only definite positive of this is that it will open many new doors for creative sexting. [Travel And Leisure] [Image via Shutterstock]

I Love What Lena Dunham Has To Say About Telling Your Own Story

Lena Dunham
"The Personal Is Political"
To promote her upcoming book, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” Lena Dunham released a series of “#AskLena” advice videos. Lena offers funny and insightful advice about bullies, feminism, friendship and other universal stresses. All the videos are worth watching, but I especially love this clip about women choosing to write about their personal experiences. [Who What Wear]
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