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Gnome Sweet Gnome

Design Sponge At Home
Our favorite shelter blog, in coffee table book form. Read More »
Home Decor On A Budget
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Decorate a cute place even if you're a broke-ass mofo. Read More »

Lawn gnomes are so 2011. This portly porcelain pal is an indoor gnome; he sits atop a pile of books as as reads and glows. He’ll make his home anyplace in your apartment that needs some atmospheric lighting. Now if you could just find neon flashing pink flamingoes so he is not so lonely. [$54.99, ModCloth]

Rihanna On Chris Brown: “He Needed Help”

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
MORNING QUICKIES
"Who's going to help him?"
  • In an interview airing this Sunday on OWN, Rihanna opens up to Oprah about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault on her in 2009 and how difficult it was for her to process. “I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” Rihanna says in the preview above. She continues that one of the hardest things about the aftermath of the assault and their breakup was watching Brown get demonized in the media. “I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she says. “Who’s going to help him? Nobody is going to say ‘He needs help.’ Everybody is going to say ‘He’s a monster’ without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.” [TMZ] Keep reading »

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Red Umbrella Project
The Red Umbrella Project helps sex workers write their truth. Read More »
Backpage.com Sued
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Teen girls sue Backpage.com over sexual exploitation. Read More »
Sex Work Past
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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
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Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On Monday, Long Island police raided the home of an alleged pimp named Steve McDaniel and came across a handwritten list called “Rules 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!” Keep reading »

Kanye Served Papers For Kim’s Divorce In A Nordstrom’s Box

Kim And Kanye
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »
Kim's Butt
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Kris Humphries is supposedly claiming that Kim's booty is fake. Read More »
Kardashian Divorce
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It was 72 whole days of wedded bliss! Read More »
  • Kanye West was served with a subpoena for Kim Kardashian’s divorce trial in a Nordstrom’s box. Poor Yeezy. He thought he was getting a pair of shoes and it was really papers from Kris Humphries. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • How does the advice in Helen Gurley Brown’s 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl hold up today? [Nerve]
  • This One Direction cover of Oasis’ song “Wonderwall” ain’t half bad. [Gurl]
  • Rachel Zoe’s baby son and a puppy?! Too cute for words. [Socialite Life]
  • Olympian medalist Mo Farah running away from things is our new favorite Tumblr! [The FW] Keep reading »

Remembering Julia Child

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  • Today would have been the 100th birthday of chef extraordinaire Julia Child, who some of us remember from her cookbooks, some of us remember from her TV shows, and some of us just know from Julie & Julia. Today, in her memory, treat yourself to a little butter! [Bitch Magazine]
  • Florida politician Rep. Cliff Stearns, who has made it his mission to attack Planned Parenthood, lost the Republican primary in his district … to a veterarian … with no political experience. If that isn’t the constituents speaking loud and clear, I don’t know what is. [Mother Jones]
  • An abortion provider speaks out on what is really at stake this election season. [Feministing] Keep reading »

“Downton Abbey” Season Three Trailer Leaks Online

"Downton" S3 Spoilers
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Get your "Downton Abbey" season three spoilers right here! Read More »
Sybil Paper Dolls
No, we don't have a problem. We just love our Sybil Crawley paper dolls. Read More »
Sex Lessons From Downton
What the show taught us about the birds and the bees. Read More »
Trailer Park
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"Downton Abbey"'s Season Three Trailer!

Quick! Watch the leaked “Downton Abbey” season three trailer! Before it gets yanked offline! In case it gets pulled before you can watch it, here’s quick sort of spoiler-y summary, after the jump! Keep reading »

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