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Sara Bareilles, Please Serenade Me With Your Cover Of “Chandelier”

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Sara Covers Sia -- And It's Super!

Is it blasphemous to say that I dig Sara Bareilles’ cover of Sia’s song “Chandelier” better than the original? (No offense, Sia!) I must admit, I’m totally into this. Sara’s acoustic take is so honest and heartfelt. Obsessed. [PopWrapped]

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Firefighter Danae Mines Is The First Woman To Be Featured In The FDNY Calendar Of Heroes

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Firefighter Danae Mines Is The First Woman To Be Featured In The FDNY Calendar Of Heroes

Danae Mines, a firefighter of 11 years, has long been one of New York City’s few women in the position. Now, she’s taking on another first — the only woman to be featured in the formerly dudes-only FDNY Calendar of Heroes.

The annual display of sexy firefighters raises money for the FDNY Foundation — and gives us all an excuse to gawk at shirtless heroes for a good cause. Mines’ interest in the calendar wasn’t met with the enthusiasm her male peers usually receive. Mines told the New York Daily News that she was told that only men were allowed to be featured and that “if I made it in the calendar, I would look like a pinup girl.” Considering that all of the men featured in the calendar are scantily dressed themselves, a comment like that is positively blood-boiling. It seems that Mines felt the same way: “I wasn’t going to let anyone tell me I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. I was determined.” After all, it only makes sense that anyone who risks their life everyday to protect others, male or female, deserves eligibility for such honors. Keep reading »

Daughter Dreams Of Being A Flower Girl, Has Wish Immediately Granted By Helicopter Parents

Daughter Dreams Of Being A Flower Girl, Has Wish Immediately Granted By Helicopter Parents

Annabelle Earl, a four-year-old Brooklyn girl, had a dream of being a flower girl but no wedding to attend. With a long dress, bouquet, and a poster that read ”Can I be your flower girl?” she took to Brooklyn City Hall to find herself a willing couple.

It sounds like a Hallmark moment, until we learn that the only reason this scenario went down is to appease the fact that her original wish for a unicorn couldn’t come true. Yes, we are actually seriously considering little girls’ requests for unicorns now. Earlier this spring, Annabelle’s mother Kim took her to Washington, D.C. They visited Yoko Ono’s “Wishing Tree” in a Smithsonian garden, and Annabelle whispered her greatest dream to the tree. Keep reading »

Christina Aguilera Had A Vagina Cake At Her Baby Shower

  • Christina Aguilera’s baby shower featured an “awesomely graphic” vagina cake with the words “Push, Xtina, Push” emblazoned across it. This is one instance where the lack of photographic evidence is actually a relief. [DISAGREE. I want to see it! -- Amelia] [Yahoo UK]
  • Rich people problems: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are so “overwhelmed” by the renovations on their $11 million Bel-Air mansion that they want to just sell the place and buy themselves a shiny new one. [Cosmopolitan]
  • The full cast of “Bachelor In Paradise” has been revealed, including Marquel from the current season, Clare from Juan Pablo’s season, and Brooks from Desiree’s season. Get excited! [Hollywood Life]
  • Jessica Simpson would like you to know that in light of her recent nuptials to hubby Eric, she is now going by Jessica Johnson. [Instagram] Keep reading »

These Undies Were Made Specially For Your Period

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Three forward-thinking women have put their heads together to create the ultimate in lingerie — pretty, stain-resistant underwear meant to help you survive your period without ruined clothes and embarrassing moments. Why didn’t anyone come up with this sooner!?

The panties are called THINX, and they’re the brain child of twin sisters Radha and Miki Agrawal and their friend Antonia Dunbar. After facing one too many public period disasters, the ladies got fed up with the cultural stigma surrounding menstruation — and how that stigma has prevented innovation in the products we use to manage our time of the month. THINX undies are made with “four-layer technology” to prevent leakage, but are still thin enough to feel something like real underwear. They’re offered as hiphuggers, thongs, and even a fancy lacy variety. Keep reading »

This Japanese Artist Was Arrested For Emailing 3-D Print Data Of Her Vagina

This Japanese Artist Was Arrested For Emailing 3-D Print Data Of Her Vagina

Today in bizarre: a Japanese artist has been arrested for obscenity after allegedly emailing data that would be used to make 3-D prints of her vagina. Megumi Igarashi works under the name Rokude Nashiko, which translates to something along the lines of “bastard kid,” and a major goal of her work is to make the female body less of a taboo topic. She’s been known to mold all kinds of materials into the shape of genitalia because, according to her, the vagina is hidden away in Japanese society. Keep reading »

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