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Today’s Lady News: Sex Gets Better With Age, Study Finds

  • Women’s enjoyment of sex increases with age, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Even though women ages 40 and up reported a lower overall sex drive, their arousal and orgasms were better. The study looked at 806 women who are part of an ongoing 40-year research project near San Diego, California. Even though it’s good to hear that the enjoyment of sex improved with age, I’m pretty happy that the highest frequency of arousal was reported by the youngest women in the study! [USA Today]
  • Mississippi’s Governor Haley Barbour has pardoned a man who shot his wife, Tammy, in the head in 1993 while she held the couple’s two-month-old child. David Glenn Gatlin also shot a family friend, who survived the shooting. Gatlin was given a life sentence for murder in 1994. Gatlin became a “trustee inmate” working at the Governor’s Mansion since 2009, which is apparently what prompted Gov. Barbour to pardon him. [Clarion Ledger, WLBT]
  • Meet Mollie Thomas, a 19-year-old lesbian who intends to run in the Miss California beauty pageant. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Benefit Cosmetics’ Watt’s Up Highlighter

BTD: Body Butter Duo
Jessica loves The Body Shop's sweat pea body butter duo. Read More »
BTD: Eyeshadow
Sephora's moonshadow baked eye palette is very dramatic. Read More »
BTD: Cheek Tint
Jessica loves Benefit's Cha Cha Cheek Tint. Read More »

Highlighter is one of those makeup products that sounded kind of like BS to me, like lip gloss primer. Really? Do I really need this? Then a makeup artist at a MAC counter put some sparkly highlighter on me and — ta-da! — I had cheekbones for the first time in my life. As someone with very round features who suffered from the nickname Cabbage Patch Kid as a child, I can’t believe I went so long without illuminating the (few) angles in my face with a highlighter. I also wish I had started using highlighter years earlier to make my skin look more “alive” during winter months instead of slogging onward through cadaver-dom. So I am happy to report that Benefit Cosmetic’s Watt’s Up highlighter is quite pretty and is a bit more natural-looking than my sparkly MAC highlighter.  Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “Newlyweds”

We See Chick Flicks
Amelia loved "Young Adult," written by Diablo Cody! Read More »
We See Chick Flicks
My Week With Marilyn
Jessica loved "My Week With Marilyn," starring Michelle Williams. Read More »
We See Chick Flicks
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Starring Edward Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerlad

Do relationships thrive on total honesty and communication? Or do omissions and little white lies keep hurt feelings at bay and  love burning strong?

These are the questions posed in “Newlyweds,” a new film written, directed and starring Edward Burns. Burns and Caitlin Fitzgerald (“It’s Complicated”) play Buzzy and Katie, a newly-married couple in New York City whose bond is tested as relationships unravel around them. It’s the second marriage for both; instead of a long, drawn-out courtship, the couple married quickly, and due to their busy work schedules, they seldom see each other. Sound like red flags? They don’t think so. Buzzy and Katie say that not knowing too much about each other or not spending all their time together is what keep things fresh. When Katie’s sister Marsha suddenly splits from her longtime husband, and when Edward’s younger sister Linda drops by unannounced from L.A., it only seems to prove their point. That is, until competing loyalties to their family members make both Buzzy and Katie wonder how well they know the person they’ve just married. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Jay-Z Releases “Glory” About Baby Blue Ivy Carter

Welcome, Blue!
Beyonce gave birth on January 7 to baby girl Blue Ivy Carter. Read More »
Baby Name Theories
Jay-Z & Beyonce
There are some crazy theories about the meaning behind Blue's name. Read More »

The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real / Baby, I paint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you / The most beautiful-est thing in this world / is daddy’s little girl

New papa Jay-Z has released a track called “Glory (Featuring B.I.C.)” with two-day-old baby Blue Ivy Carter cooing and crying in the background. (Listen to the full song after the jump!) And if that’s not enough to make you cry, then listen to him sing about the couple’s miscarriage and how scared they were this time around: “We were afraid you’d disappear, but no, baby, you’re magic.” My eyes are wet with tears and dammit, it’s not even my kid. What an amazing baby gift for Jay-Z’s new little girl. Listen to the full song, after the jump! [Styleite] Keep reading »

Let’s Obsess Over Jason Wu For Target

UPDATE: Squee! It’s here! Every single piece from the Jason Wu for Target lookbook is online, so I’ve updated the slideshow. Donations for the “Jessica Wants Every Item In The Jason Wu For Target Collection” now being accepted. 

I know what I’m doing at 6 a.m. on February 5: elbowing any bitch that gets in between me and the items I’m obsessed with from the Jason Wu for Target collection. Jason Wu’s new line is inspired by femininity in French New Wave films and you see it everywhere, from the bows to the stripes to the A-line skirts. There’s even a cute kitty named Milu, who Jason Wu has called his muse, appearing in the ad campaign! All the clothes are priced between $10 and $60, which will be good on my wallet after the holidays. Unfortunately, an actual lookbook of Jason Wu for Target has not yet been released; the folks at Tar-jay are being cruel and evil, only leaking out one or two photos at a time. Oh, why do you toy with me?! These are the pics that I’ve found online. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to plot my shopping strategy in case this devolves into Missoni for Target redux.  

Au Revoir, “Mademoiselle”: French Town Ditches “Sexist Title”

Is Chivalry Sexist?
chivalry photo
Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »
Sexist Beliefs
mother and daughter photo
Sexist beliefs are passed down more from mothers than fathers, study finds. Read More »
Sexist Ads
Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »

A French town has decided it is sexist to refer to women by their marital status and will no longer be using the word “mademoiselle” — which means unmarried woman — on official documents.

Cesson-Sevigne in Brittany stopped using “mademoiselle” on January 1 and  will henceforth refer to all women as “madame,” which is the term for married women or older women. ”This is about getting rid of anything that could be seen as discriminatory or indiscreet,” the town hall of Cesson-Sevigne said in a statement. ”Having two different terms to distinguish between married and non-married women is discrimination against women as there is no such differentiation for men.”  Keep reading »

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