Julie Gerstein

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Style

Oh, science, we love you! Why? Because some bunch of pervy scientists decided that studying the pubic hair-grooming habits of women was somehow a viable scientific pursuit. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine examined the pubic particulars of women. The findings: “Women reported a diverse range of pubic hair-grooming practices.” No duh. READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Yup, that pretty much says it all. [Crazy Octopi] … READ MORE »


News

Do you have an extra $68,000 laying around and an unbridled sense of irony? Then why not purchase the smallest apartment in the world! No, surprisingly, it isn’t a bathtub in someone’s Soho apartment — it’s a closet-sized space in Rome’s Piazza di Sant’ Ignazio. What do you get for your $68k? A bathroom with… READ MORE »



News

The above video is from a French feminist group called Niqabitch. They’re two women in their 20s who are protesting France’s ban on burqas and niqabs by walking through the streets of Paris decked in niqabs, short-shorts and heels. The Niqabitches, one of whom is Muslim, believe that banning women from wearing traditional MuslimREAD MORE »


News

Ever feel like a regular old Post-It Note just doesn’t convey what your feminist-minded self is trying to say? Then you’ll love new Femin-Its Sticky Notes — which give you a helpful way to rate the messages you’re taking: Is it patriarchal, sexist, gynocentric or womyn-friendly? Lord knows there’s been a dearth in feminist-themed Post-It… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Warning: If you’re feeling cynical, or are in a fight with your significant other, you’re probably going to want to skip this hyper-sickeningly sweet wedding video. But if, on the other hand, you’re a hopeless romantic who sees hearts and stars every time your partner walks in the room — this Russian “fairytale wedding” clip… READ MORE »


Entertainment

We’re unusually excited about this week’s “Saturday Night Live” since Jane Lynch is hosting. Our favorite cheerleading coach, Sue Sylvester, is sure to shake the lameness out of “SNL” if these hilarious promos with Fred Armisen are any indication. [Best Week Ever] … READ MORE »


Entertainment

We were reminded of Queen and David Bowie’s amazing rendition of “Under Pressure” earlier this week, and wanted to take another look at the video. This video reads like “the history of stress,” but wait! It redeems itself with sweetness and light at the end. Why don’t you give love one more chance, after all. READ MORE »


Entertainment

You can’t fool us with that “artistic,” intentionally vague sideways Facebook profile pic of yourself. Fast Company’s hilarious breakdown of Facebook portrait poses tells us exactly what your oblique photographs mean. [Fast Company] … READ MORE »


News

Dear Us Weekly, Life & Style, OK!, People and the rest of the tabloid mags out there:

We love that we can solidly rely on you for coverage of Jen Aniston’s sex life, Brangelina’s oversized brood, or anything to do with Kim Kardashian’s butt. But for the love of God, please stop covering the… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Friendships — so difficult to maintain, so many variables and personalities. Well, thanks to a new service called RentAFriend, you can skip all the “getting to know you” stuff, and get straight to the hanging out. RentAFriend puts a transactional twist on platonic relationships by charging users to hang out with its “friends.” How it… READ MORE »



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