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What A Frisky Dolphin!


TGIF, everyone! What Friday is complete without a funny animal video? Today’s video is especially apropos for us because it features a dolphin who is so very frisky. I mean, my goodness, I haven’t seen moves likes his (or if it a “her”? Hmm…) since, well, never mind that — just watch the clip! [via YouTube] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Laughs Off The Divorce Rumors

“I call Todd on the cell phone and I say, ‘Todd, you won’t believe this cover!’ And he says, ‘Twenty million? Write me a check.’ He’s good about laughing some of that stuff off.”

Sarah Palin on how she and husband Todd reacted to a tabloid cover that claimed they were working out a $20 million divorce settlement [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Lesbians Don’t Abuse Their Kids, Study Says

  • The child abuse rate in lesbian households is zero percent. Yup, zero percent for both physical and sexual abuse. That’s according to the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study from the UCLA School of Law. [Huffington Post]
  • Meet King Peggy — also known as Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI — an American woman who reigns as king in a Ghanian village. King Peggy was living in Maryland two years ago when she got a call she had been chosen to lead a community of 7,000. This story is completely awesome and I wholeheartedly suggest you read it. [NPR]
  • Oof. Susana Martinez, New Mexico’s governor-elect, had to be reminded by a reporter from Latina magazine about what the DREAM Act is. (For the record, it would allow children of illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. if they go to college or serve in the military.) [Latina]

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Do You Ever Wish You Could Totally Change Careers?

If you could make a radical career change, would you? If you’re like Chad Hurley, the guy who founded YouTube, you absolutely would. Hurley founded YouTube in 2005 and sold it to Google for an astronomical $1.76 billion in 2006, so he could choose to sit around and burn money all day if he wanted to. Instead, he founded Hlaska clothing company, a menswear clothing company, because he saw a hole in the market. “It really just comes down to trusting your instincts and creating things that you’d use yourself,” he said. Keep reading »

A Straight British Couple Seeks A Gay Union

The fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.K. is starting to get interesting. On Tuesday, a heterosexual couple, 26-year-old North Londoners Tom Freeman and Katherine Doyle, applied for a civil partnership at their local town hall and were swiftly rejected by officials because such unions are for “same-sex couples only.” With the support of gay activists and the gay rights group Outrage, the couple plans to start a high-court challenge to prove that it is discriminatory, or “heterophobic,” to not allow a straight couple to have a civil partnership and therefore equally discriminatory to forbid gay couples to marry. Some activists think this case just might do the trick to legalize gay marriage in the U.K. because discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal under Britain’s human rights law. Keep reading »

Yet Another Disappointing Harassment Case In The Finance World

Oh look, it’s another sex scandal rocking the finance world. A group of 17 Irish accountants at PricewaterhouseCoopers are under fire after passing around a document which ranked the top 10 most attractive women in the office. As these things go, the original email made its way out of the office and into the papers, and is now a national scandal in Ireland. The emails list each woman’s full name, department and contact information, and repeatedly treat the women as (no surprise) objects. Keep reading »

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