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Pittsburgh Mom Creates Dolls For Children With Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Child Model
Ryan Down syndrome model photo
Meet Ryan, a 6-year-old model with Down syndrome. Read More »
Mommie Dearest...
The year in motherhood headlines. Read More »
Remixed Toy Ads
Remixed toy ads tell the truth about gendered marketing. Read More »

Connie Feda wanted to create an educational, engaging, and relatable doll for her 13-year-old daughter Hannah, who has Down syndrome. With the goal of capturing “the beauty, vivaciousness and spunk of kids with Down Syndrome,” Connie created Ellie, a doll with Hannah’s almond-shaped eyes and button nose. She soon realized that other kids could benefit from a doll that looked more like them, so she created Dolls For Downs, a new line of dolls for children with Down syndrome. Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 14 Perfect Pie Recipes For Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, everyone! What are you doing to celebrate this awesome numerical holiday? Obviously you’re eating only circular foods (I mean, that’s kind of a given), and I’m guessing pie is on the menu, which is why I’ve gathered up 14 sweet and savory pie recipes to delight your tastebuds and fuel you up for a rousing game of math charades. Click through to check ‘em out!

5 Ways To Celebrate Pi Day!
3.14 is much more than a number. Read More »

Style 911: Help Me Find A Petite Dress For An Afternoon Wedding!

I am attending a wedding at the end of the month in D.C. I am having a lot of trouble finding a reasonably priced petite dress to wear. This time of the year a lot of dress have stripes, polka dots, flowers, or are neon. The wedding ceremony starts at 3pm, so I need something that will transition from day to night. I am open to color suggestions. I only ask that they not be black or white. Budget-wise I’d like to keep it $100 and below. Please help! –Christa

Dear Christa,

When I initially went searching for a dress for you, I bookmarked a bunch of dresses that are striped, brightly colored, or floral print, because apparently I have a really bad short term memory and they were all really cute. Then I went back and looked at your email, and I realized this is indeed a tough season to be looking for a simpler style of dress.

But this fashion mission isn’t impossible, and I did find a few options that I think would work really well for this wedding (and other events throughout the year!). Read on for all the details about these four lovely frocks… Keep reading »

Do You Recognize These Famous Floor Plans?

Does the layout of this modern apartment look familiar? That’s because it’s Dexter Morgan’s Miami apartment from the show “Dexter,” recreated in painstaking detail by illustrator Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde. His depictions of TV homes are available as posters from his Etsy shop, and include such notable spaces as Lorelai’s sprawling Stars Hollow house from “Gilmore Girls,” Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, and The Simpson’s Springfield abode. Check out a few more famous floor plans after the jump… Keep reading »

Carrie's Apartment Sold
For just $9.8 million! Probably to a freelance writer. Read More »

Do Not Want: Dripping Crotch Tights

Do Not Want: Jean Sandal Boots
Yes, they exist, and yes, they're horrifying. Read More »
Do Not Want: Spider Sandals
spider sandals
Would you wear spiders on your feet? Read More »
Do not want: pasty tights
Maison Martin Margiela
Got $700? Want pasty white legs? Here you go! Read More »

If you’ve been searching for the perfect pair of tights that will go with any outfit and make you look like you have a large amount of black tar seeping out of your nether regions, well, look no further! German brand URB has a whole section of melting hosiery to fit your needs. [Boing Boing]

13 Reasons To Be Best Friends With A Ghost

Little Ghostbuster
Who ya gonna call? Read More »
Ghost Sex In The Living Room
ghost sex
These ghosts got freaking in a family's living room! Read More »

A couple weeks ago I saw a sappy romantic movie with my friend Kevin. I won’t tell you which movie at the risk of spoiling it for you, but at the end of this sappy romantic movie, the main character finds out that her best friend was actually a ghost. I was totally thrown off by this ghost plot twist, but it turns out Kevin was quite taken with the idea of being friends with ghosts. “Think about it,” he told me on the way home, “a ghost friend would never get in the way of where you wanted to put a chair.” I had no idea that Kevin was so inconvenienced by the way his mortal friends get in the way of his chairs, but apparently it’s a major problem in his life. When I mentioned the concept of ghost friends to Ami, she, too, was instantly obsessed, so we teamed up to compile the following list of reasons to be friends with a ghost. Read on if you’re in the market for a supernatural BFF… Keep reading »

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