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The 22 Stages Of Your High School Reunion (In GIFs!)

Anyone else remember watching “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion” and thinking, “When I’m that old I’ll have my life together way better than those girls”? Then you get your Facebook invitation to the group “10-Year High School Reunion Coming Up! Yay!” and realize that the time is now, people. Is your sh*t together?

Your reunion happens whether you’re ready or not. So don’t stress about whether you’ve invented something cool like Post-Its and if you’ll win the “most changed for the better since high school” award, because who really cares what these people think about you. Grab a free drink, find your best friend on the dance floor, and party like it’s 2003 … or 1993. If you’re still nervous, see how the process will most likely play out, courtesy of our favorite Romy and Michele GIFs! Read more…

17 Scandalous Women In History

This International Women’s Day, it’s important. to pay tribute to the commendable women who’ve made a difference for the better — but what about the bad girls in history, who are notorious for their sexy, shocking, and sinister deeds? Here are 15 scandalous women who have become legendary for everything from stripping to having lesbian affairs to naked horseback rides. Get a tawdy history lesson on these controversial female figures now!

Bettie Page:

Who she is: An American pinup model from the ’50s who has been called the “Queen of Pinups.”

Why she’s scandalous: Besides being one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine (Miss January 1955), Bettie Page was famous for her fetish and sadomasochistic modeling. In fact, she’s considered the first famous bondage model.  Read more…

5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Dating Style

Now’s the time to kick start your Spring cleaning, so why not spruce up your dating approach, too? From new hobbies to a fresh, self-loving attitude, a little bit of change can go a long way — both for your confidence and for your dating habits. Love is in the air this season, so boost your odds of meeting someone by following these five simple tips:

  1. Sign up for a class. You’re not going to meet someone if you’re sitting around all day, so take the initiative and join a class of some kind. Whether it’s a fitness class or a cooking workshop, you’re bound to meet new people — and the more people you know, the more likely it is that you’ll find a connection, so boost your odds by getting out there. Read more…

Abortion Clinic Workers Answer Tough Questions

his year marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States, thanks to Roe v. Wade. In honor of this landmark decision, two abortion clinic workerstook to Reddit with an IAmA (“I am a”) AMA (“ask me anything”), inviting people to ask them any questions they had about their experiences. The women describe their background as working at “two different Midwestern, independent (non-Planned Parenthood) feminist clinics, both in strongly antichoice states.” They gave some insightful answers about what it’s like working in a clinic and what abortion is like in modern America. See some of their most intriguing responses here.

The Pope Resigns With Mixed Legacy On Marriage, Condoms & More

The Vatican announced today that Pope Benedict XVI will resign, making him the first pope to do so in six centuries. The former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became pope in 2005, and he will step down at 8:00 p.m. Rome time on Feb. 28 due to advanced age. The pope is 85. Over the past eight years, he has led the Church’s staunch stance against gay marriage, but he has also showed some modernization on the issue of condoms, especially in Africa. As the leader of the Catholic Church, he has the power to influence the actions and attitudes of millions around the world. Before we find out who will inherit the papal Twitter account, let’s look back at Pope Benedict’s XVI’s legacy on issues of sexuality. Read more…

New Bridget Jones Novel Announced

Classic chick-lit fans mark your diaries for November — that’s when the now-official third installment of the Bridget Jones novels will be released. Author Helen Fielding introduced the world to the single 30-something back in 1996 with Bridget Jones’s Diary and followed up the hit book loosely based on Pride and Prejudice with a 1999 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, both of which were turned into hit films staring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth. Now almost 15 years later, fans can catch up with Bridget. She is apparently up to new things, according to the author, who says, “My life has moved on and Bridget’s will move on, too.” Read more…

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