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Blue Ivy Goes To The Beach And Jay-Z Wants More Kids

As made clear by this photo of Blue Ivy and Beyoncé at the beach, Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s first crack at procreation turned out really adorable. Now 18 months old, Blue…

Mary Odell | July 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

11 Reasons Why Camping Is The Best

Camping is, admittedly, not for everyone, but it’s also not as tough as many people think. You probably are not going to get eaten by a bear or start a…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Pip Pip Cheerio! Gay Marriage Now Legal In England And Wales

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill received royal assent this morning, thus legalizing gay marriage in both England and Wales. Royal assent in the United Kingdom takes place after both…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Man Accused Of Throwing Semen At Woman Because She Was “Hot”

In what was potentially an all time low for Walmart shoppers, one man decided that the best way to tell a woman that she was attractive was to throw bodily…

Mary Odell | July 16, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Lube Leakage Causes Post Office Evacuation

A post office in Alabama was evacuated last week after a suspicious substance began leaking out of a package onto 12 to 15 other packages. After coming into contact with…

Mary Odell | July 16, 2013 - 9:40 am

That Store Knows Where You Shopped Last Summer

I, like many people do, figure that while online shopping, companies track the things I look at, how long I look at them, and whether or not I buy them.

Mary Odell | July 15, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Man’s Penis Bitten By A Snake Residing In His Toilet

It’s snake season in Israel, apparently, and those slithering menaces are everywhere. And yes, everywhere does include toilets. A 35-year-old man in Northern Israel was just going to the bathroom,…

Mary Odell | July 15, 2013 - 3:30 pm

New Brooklyn Net Is Allowed To Cheat On His Wife Once Per Year

Andrei Kirilenko is the newest addition to the Brooklyn Nets, a team that has spent the off-season stacking itself with new and promising players. Kirilenko left the Minnesota Timberwolves for…

Mary Odell | July 15, 2013 - 10:20 am

The Issue With Boobs And Sports

Boobs are great for a lot of things. But as anyone who has at least average-sized breasts has probably noticed, sports are not one of those things. Breasts pose a…

Mary Odell | July 13, 2013 - 10:00 am

“Mad Men” Costume Designer, Janie Bryant, Lands Reality Show

In a time when there is a TV show about pretty much everything, Janie Bryant, costume designer for “Mad Men,” has landed her own reality show called “Janie Bryant’s…

Mary Odell | July 12, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Zimbabwean Women Fined $5 For Each Scream During Childbirth

In Zimbabwe, a country where the average yearly income is $150, giving birth in a hospital can be prohibitively expensive at $50. But at one corrupt hospital, this price can…

Mary Odell | July 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Prospective NFL Ref Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas is currently on track to be the National Football League’s first permanent female referee. She is a finalist in their training program and there is a possibility she…

Mary Odell | July 11, 2013 - 9:20 am

8 Pressing Questions I Have About Michigan’s Annual Mud Day

Yesterday, the 26th annual Mud Day took place in Westland, Michigan. In case you missed it, Mud Day consists of children ages 12 and under getting down in a 75-by-100-foot mud…

Mary Odell | July 10, 2013 - 5:00 pm

This 1962 Letter From NASA Says That No Girls Are Allowed In Space

Apparently in 1962, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (that’s NASA) had no interest in sending women into space. They were also pretty sure that they would never need such…

Mary Odell | July 10, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Doctor To Perform Vasectomies For A Live Audience To Make The World A Better Place

In honor of the inaugural World Vasectomy Day on October 18, Dr. Doug Stein of Florida wants to perform vasectomies at Adelaide’s Royal Institution of Australia. For a live audience. Fielding…

Mary Odell | July 10, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the…

Mary Odell | July 9, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Even Crucifix Necklaces Are Offensive These Days

While working at an orientation event at Sonoma State University of California, student Audrey Jarvis was asked by her supervisor — twice — to remove or hide her crucifix necklace…

Mary Odell | July 9, 2013 - 11:20 am

Retaliation Complaint By UNC Sexual Assault Survivor Sparks Federal Investigation

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is currently facing three investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights over the school’s handling of sexual assault reports.

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 5:00 pm

More Brides Are Choosing To Keep Their Maiden Names, According To Facebook Study

A wife taking her husband’s name is pretty much the essence of traditional marriage. But an increasing number of women, especially young women, are choosing to keep their own last…

Mary Odell | July 8, 2013 - 2:30 pm