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Ugh. Obnoxious comments from “Hardball”‘s Chris Matthews and “Real Time”‘s Bill Maher, who were discussing Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann on TV. Matthews said, “They showed up together looking — well, they’re attractive ladies.” And then Maher added: “I think you’re right. You hit on something there. They’re attractive, especially to the Republican Party which… READ MORE »


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“You hear that my lefty friends, you see that? Conservative women: they’re smarter than you and they’re hotter than you.” — The emcee at an event in Boston attended by former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin yesterday. Because which political party has “hotter” women is really what’s important. [ABC News] … READ MORE »


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Out Magazine’s “Power 50” is a list of the most powerful gay peeps in the country. It just dropped, and we’re pretty excited about it. The mag ranks people based on their political clout, pop culture value, wealth and, of course, their personal life. Numero uno on the list was David Geffen, a record exec,… READ MORE »


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We’ll watch anything on the Food Network and can’t get enough of “Top Chef,” but “Zaylee Jean’s Yippity Yo Show!” is by far our favorite cooking program. The 3-year-old’s baking commentary is first-rate, and she has sooo much energy it makes us want to run home to our kitchen and toss flour in… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, Michelle Obama made an appearance on “The Situation Room” to talk about kids and technology. “In my household, we try to establish a set of guidelines and rules that make sense—no computers, phones, television during the week,” she said of Sasha, 8, and Malia, 11. And if that weren’t bummer enough, when the girls… READ MORE »


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Children with Williams syndrome are truly “color blind.” This rare genetic disorder affects the brain and other organs, causing hyper-social activity and unlike most children older than three, these kids don’t show a preference for their own race. According to a new study, children with Williams syndrome have no concept of social anxiety and view… READ MORE »


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Before I die I want to” is a cool web project that invites participants to send in Polaroid snapshots of themselves saying one thing they want to do before they die. The project aims to explore the questions about mortality awareness, self-motivation, and what values different societies hold important. The creators hope the project “will… READ MORE »


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On Tuesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow a pregnant woman to use deadly force if someone threatens the life of her or the fetus she is carrying. It’s apparently based on a case — in Michigan, mind you — where a pregnant woman was convicted of manslaughter after she… READ MORE »


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Bus line #322 out of Tel Aviv, Israel, separates the genders by requiring women to sit in the back of the bus while men sit in the front. I am told that private bus lines in the U.S. do this, too. Nevertheless, at least female politician Yael Dayan, chairwoman of the City Council of… READ MORE »


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I kind of love it when lame sayings turn out to have a basis in reality. Well, apparently there is some truth to the phrase “blinded by jealousy.” In a bizarro experiment, couples were brought into a lab at the University of Delaware. The men and women were seated at separate computers where they could… READ MORE »


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New Agey celebs such as Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston are big fans of psychic/author Laura Day, who wrote three bestsellers including How To Rule The World From Your Couch, which sounds amazing if it really worked. But according to Adam Robinson, the co-founder of the Princeton Review and Laura’s ex, she is… READ MORE »


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In retrospect, it was all inevitable. Not the details, like the time I grew so afraid of using the toilet that I urinated in cereal bowls in my apartment, or the time I collapsed outside a filling station in Sicily and told someone I couldn’t remember how to breathe. Those specific situations weren’t predictable, of… READ MORE »