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The biggest baby in the world isn’t your boyfriend, or your sister, or even your lazy-ass coworker. It’s “Miguelin,” the 21-foot-tall animatronic brainchild of Spanish film director Isabel Coixet. It will be the star of Spain’s presentation at the Shanghai Expo, which opens Saturday. It moves, breathes, blinks, smiles, giggles. But even though it doesn’t… READ MORE »


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The Navy announced today that women will be allowed to serve on submarines for the first time ever beginning in 2012. Twenty-four women — for guided-missile attack subs and ballistic-missile subs at bases — will begin training to be sub officers this summer. “We’re going to look back on this four or five years from… READ MORE »


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This morning on “Good Day New York,” the anchors were discussing how to refer to drinks like soy milk that don’t actually come from a cow. Should we still call them milk? Learn the interesting alternative anchor Rosanna Scotto suggested in the clip above. [via Gothamist] … READ MORE »


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“In 2004 the social question that animated the campaign was gay marriage. Before the election season had unfolded, I had talked to George about not making gay marriage a significant issue. We have, I reminded him, a number of close friends who are gay or whose children are gay. But at that moment I could… READ MORE »


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As we saw on “The Hills” this week, there is no way in hell that Heidi Montag’s mom would’ve joined her on the operating table. But apparently, lots of mother/daughter pairs are getting plastic surgery together. Prime example, Christie Brinkley and daughter Alexa Ray Joel, the new Prell girl. Alexa checked in to have a… READ MORE »


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Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother’s worst nightmare when she found… READ MORE »


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World, prepare for the next beauty queen-turned-politician. Maryline Blackburn defeated Sarah Palin in the Miss Alaska Pageant in 1984, showing off her vocal cords in the talent competition and becoming the first African-American woman to win, err, enter the pageant. (Sarah’s flute-playing earned her Miss Congeniality.) Since then, Maryline moved to Atlanta, became a singer,… READ MORE »


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In case you thought this was a joke, for a limited time return an empty case Flirt Vodka (a Bulgarian brand) to your local Flirt-carrying liquor store and get a free pair of knee pads. Klassy! [Copyranter] … READ MORE »


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Women in Iran sporting suntans can expect to be arrested for their “social misbehavior,” the Iranian police chief has warned. Iranian law decrees women’s skin must be fully covered. [AOL News]
Florida’s Senate passed an amendment to a health care bill today that will require a woman to have and view an ultrasound before… READ MORE »


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The Goldman Sachs bosses are in hot water. The Subcommittee on Investigations made sure they were thorough with a nearly 11-hour questioning of them this week, asking whether their firm “made significant bets against the mortgage industry while selling their clients toxic assets.” Basically, while the economy went down the crapper, these guys were raking… READ MORE »


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Of course, I have the best co-workers in the world at The Frisky. But let’s just say it hasn’t always been that way at other jobs. Oh, do I have stories. As some of us may have experienced, dysfunction in the work place is rampant. How many times have you wanted to respond to a… READ MORE »


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Every now and then, we come across a story so absurd that it’s almost hard to figure out where to begin with mocking it mercilessly. So here goes: A restaurant in Australia called Thai Spice has been fined $1400 for refusing to seat a blind man and his guide dog. The restaurant has a sign… READ MORE »