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Russian Law Would Pretend Gay People Don’t Exist

According to a Russian bill that passed by a unanimous vote, it would be illegal to tell children that gay people exist or that homosexuality is socially equal to heterosexuality.

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s “Small Breasts” And “Huge Thighs” Shouldn’t Be On The Menu

Even the prime minister of Australia is not immune of objectification and body-snarking: at a political fundraising dinner Julia Gillard was reduced to the significance of the quail served up…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Check Out The “Diana” Teaser Starring Naomi Watts As Princess Diana

If Princess Diana is involved, there is always going to be high expectations. But for the upcoming biopic “Diana,” there is already criticism concerning Naomi Watts’ lack of resemblance to…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 10:20 am

Frisky Rant: You Are Not My Dad, So I Am Not Your ‘Sweetie’

I hear a lot of weird shit on the street. Many people, apparently, feel that they have license to say whatever they so please to me. Generally, it doesn’t bother…

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

Crazy: Parents Paid Tattoo Artist To Sabotage Teen Daughter’s Tattoo

The show “Tattoo Nightmares” is simple: people with horrible tattoos complain about how horrible their tattoos are, then get new tattoos to cover up the damage.

Usually the…

Mary Odell | June 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Attention, Models: Cotton Balls Are Not For Eating

Eddie Murphy’s genetically gifted daughter Bria Murphy is now a model and recently revealed some  … questionable … eating habits of her peers. Said Murphy in an interview:

Mary Odell | June 12, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Jean MacDonald, Founder Of App Camp For Girls

It’s no secret that fewer girls than boys go into the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). But Jean MacDonald, the founder of App Camp For Girls, is doing…

Mary Odell | June 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Real Life Or Soap Opera? Man Is Stabbed To Death With Stiletto Heel

Early on Sunday morning, University of Houston Research Professor Alf Stefan Andersson was found dead on an apartment floor. The culprit was his girlfriend, Ana Trujillo, but this murder occurred…

Mary Odell | June 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

How Not To Exact Romantic Revenge: Attempting To Cut Off Your Rival’s Fingers

After finding flirtatious texts that her boyfriend sent to another woman, Shena Moore took the all too familiar route of blaming the other woman and not her boyfriend for the…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 5:30 pm

“Game Of Thrones” + Cosplay + Piano = Perfect Weirdness

For those of you that don’t know (as I did not just a mere 10 minutes ago), “cosplay” is when people dress up like characters from fictional stories, usually in…

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

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Dr. Mica Endsley, Air Force’s First-Ever Chief Scientist

For the first time ever the U.S. Air Force has a female chief scientist. Her name is Dr. Mica Endsley and we think she’s pretty kickass. She assumed her official…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

52 Years Late, Phyllis Richman Tells Harvard Admissions How She Had A Career And A Family

In June 1961, after applying to Harvard’s graduate program in city planning, Phyllis Richman received a letter from Harvard asking her exactly how she planned on having a career and…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 9:20 am

This High School Hot Sauce Prank Is Too Hot To Handle

It’s prank season and a student at Highland Park High School in the suburbs of Chicago pulled off a doozy. Last month, a kid allegedly poured hot sauce into the…

Mary Odell | June 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Massachusetts Considers Easing Parental Consent Rules On Abortion

The Massachusetts Legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a new bill to ease parental consent rules for abortion. According to Planned Parenthood League Of Massachusetts, young women in Massachusetts under…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Just In Case You Didn’t Hate Abercrombie & Fitch Quite Enough

By now you’ve probably heard that Abercrombie & Fitch is an exceedingly offensive company that aims to create clothes exclusively for the young people that CEO Mike Jeffries deems “cool.”…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Brazil Drops Ad Campaign Celebrating Its ‘Happy Prostitutes’

To celebrate International Day of Prostitutes (apparently that’s a thing?) on June 2, Brazil’s director of the Department of STDs, AIDS, and Viral Hepatitis devised an ad campaign to encourage…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti

Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys?

On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote…

Mary Odell | June 7, 2013 - 9:20 am

High School Graduation Speaker Urges Girls To “Devote Yourself To Your Families And Children”

A social studies teacher named Peter Heck spoke a high school commencement and instead of encouraging all of the graduates to pursue their wildest ambitions, he really just told…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Trendiest New Way To Get Alcohol Poisoning

In 2004, people figured out that if you smoke alcohol, you can get drunk almost immediately without any of the empty calories associated with that old-fashioned liquid alcohol.  A product…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 7:00 pm

5 Things To Know About This Week’s Military Sexual Assault Hearings

This week, the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee tackled the scourge of sexual violence in the military and voted to remove military top brass from their ability to overturn…

Mary Odell | June 6, 2013 - 4:00 pm

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