Help! How Do You Deal With Nightmares?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 20, 2012 - 10:40 am

A few nights ago, I watched a giant spider slowly creep across my bedroom wall, leering at me with eight beady eyes. I held my breath as its hairy legs traversed framed pictures, approaching me with increasing speed until it finally leapt off the wall and landed in my hair. I screamed and madly raked… More »

Anti-Abortion Law Pennsylvania Goes Into Effect

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

A law restricting abortion rights in Pennsylvania by posing medically unnecessary requirements on clinics has gone into effect. Fourteen of the state’s previous 22 abortion clinics have been licensed to provide surgical abortions going forward. The other clinics will provide various other levels of care, although one abortion clinic has actually closed. []… More »

“Safe Tan” May Just Be An Oxymoron: Spray Tanning Joins The Club

Rachel Krause | June 13, 2012 - 3:40 pm

It’s universally acknowledged, if not necessarily heeded, that both tanning by sunlight and by booth can cause skin cancer, and now we’re being warned that something so seemingly innocuous as a spray tan could very well be our next death wish. Is there any safe way to get a tan anymore? Not so, if a… More »

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 5:50 pm

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was a woman.) According to the rape victim’s mother Rhonda, the doctor said, “I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs.”… More »

Banning Big Sodas: Nanny State Or Smart Move?

Newser | June 4, 2012 - 11:50 am

Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban sodas bigger than 16 ounces from being sold in New York City (with afew exceptions), and as the AP points out, he’s likely to get his way considering he appoints everyone on the city’s Board of Health. Read more…More »

New Study Measures The Objectification Of Women

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 30, 2012 - 9:20 am

A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that women are objectified at much higher rates than men. That sound you just heard was every woman in the world yelling, “Well, duh!” but still, this is a pretty interesting development, because as much as we can see and feel the effects of sexual… More »

9-Year-Old Blogs Her School Lunches, World Is Horrified

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm

If you’re feeling less than enthusiastic about the tuna sandwich waiting for you in the office fridge, you might want to take a look at NeverSeconds, a food blog curated by nine-year-old Martha Payne. For the past month, Martha has borrowed her father’s camera and diligently documented the lunch offerings at her Scottish primary school,… More »

Carl’s Jr.’s Ice Cream Brrrger & 11 Other Freaky Fast Foods

The Frisky | May 26, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Carl’s Jr is currently testing a new product called the “Ice Cream Brrrger,” which is, well, exactly what it sounds like: a burger made of ice cream. We’re a little creeped out by the beefy texture of the ice cream and the dripping frosting condiments, but in the grand scheme of freaky fast foods, this… More »

Why Are Less People Identifying As “Pro-Choice”?

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2012 - 3:20 pm

If you were to ask most people if an 13-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to a baby after being impregnated by her own father, I think they would say no.

If you were to ask most people if a woman should have to risk her own life while going through… More »

What Songs Are On Your Workout Playlist?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 24, 2012 - 9:00 am

Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite songs… More »

Pregnant Mother Of 5 Died After Drinking Vinegar In DIY Abortion

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Catherine Furey, 38, of the UK,  died in December 2010 after drinking concentrated vinegar, a DIY abortion she read about on the Internet. Furey had a “violent reaction” to the vinegar, was rushed to the hospital and died.

The details of her death have only now come out in relation to a trial… More »

Catholic Orgs File Massive Organized Lawsuits Against Obama Administration Over Birth Control

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Earlier today, 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions filed lawsuits in 12 federal courts over birth control coverage in President Obama’s plans for health care reform. The Obama administration has long touted its compromise that contraception coverage will be provided free by health care insurers if the employer refused to cover it; however,… More »

12 Ways To Love Your Body Without Hitting The Gym | May 17, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Hate working out? Join the club. While exercise is important, it isn’t the only way to improve the way you look. In fact, there are plenty of painless ways to freshen up your appearance and feel better about your bod.
We polled our experts to find out some things you can do to improve your… More »

Coat Hanger Abortions? No Biggie!

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Here’s a lovely comment on the value of a woman’s life from Republican Mississippi State Represenative Bubba Carpenter. In a video filmed a county GOP meeting, Rep. Carpenter is heard saying (emphasis mine), “You have [pro-choice supporters] … like, ‘Well, the poor pitiful women that can’t afford to go out of state are just… More »

Girl Talk: I Don’t Know Why I’m Crying

Kate Hakala | May 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Do you remember laying flat on your bed, eyes gushing like Old Faithful, unsightly snot dripping down way too close to your open mouth? This is you after your dog died. This is you after a break up. This is you after failing to assemble an Ikea chair.

This image comes frighteningly close… More »

Tips For A Hollywood Hourglass Figure

TooFab | May 13, 2012 - 9:30 am

Celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson’s client list reads like a who’s who in Hollywood: Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Sofia Vergara, just to name a few.
Now you can get the same access A-listers have via The Gunnar Challenge. The 8-week online fitness program, launching May 21, provides customized exercises and low-calorie meal plans to… More »

H&M Under Fire For The Use Of A Ridiculously Tan, Blatantly Altered Model

Rachel Krause | May 12, 2012 - 10:00 am

H&M made Tanning Mom so proud with their new swimwear ad, which features model Isabeli Fontana flaunting skin the color of coffee beans. The Swedish fast-fashion retailer was forced to apologize Thursday after the campaign in question left doctors, critics, and cancer groups roaring with outrage. The photos are clearly altered — though Fontana, who… More »

A Fair Trade?

Ami Angelowicz | May 7, 2012 - 4:20 pm

In this Craitgslist ad, a woman offered to trade her three-month-old weave for a prescription for birth control. A fair exchange? Hmmm. I guess it depends on how many months supply of the Pill she would be getting.  But don’t forget about the complimentary bottle of hair conditioner. That’s worth something. I wonder if there… More »

Man Claims Motorcycle Gave Him A Two-Year Erection, Sues BMW For Emotional Distress

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 1, 2012 - 3:40 pm

When Henry Wolf hopped on his BMW motorcycle to take a leisurely four-hour ride, he never imagined that the ridged seat would give him an epic erection that was still going strong 20 months later. Now he’s suing BMW for lost wages, medical expenses, and mental and emotional distress. Since suffering from priapism (the medical… More »

Teen Activist Asks Seventeen Magazine To Skip The Photoshop

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 1, 2012 - 9:40 am

Julia Bluhm, a 14-year-old from Waterville, Maine, was hearing a lot of negative self-talk in her ballet class. Her peers often complained about feeling fat and exhibited signs of warped body image. “To girls today, the word ‘pretty’ means skinny and blemish-free,” says Julia. “Why is that, when so few girls actually fit into such… More »

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