This weekend, my boyfriend and I were down in Virginia visiting his parents, chit-chatting about his upcoming move to New York from Connecticut. I’m coming up on my 10-year anniversary as a resident of NYC — which apparently makes me “official” — and occasionally think about the other places I might like to live before I put down serious roots (i.e. have kids). I love New York so much, but I also fantasize about glamourous things I can’t get here (well, without serious money), like a backyard with a grill, a garden, and a hammock. My BF is eventually going to be applying to graduate school and while I’m definitely trying not to get ahead of myself, as far as our relationship is concerned, knowing this has made me consider my own willingness to move out of NYC — with or without him. Keep reading »
“Our worst enemy is the young ladies. The young girls are bad. I don’t know what they’re drinking today, but they’re bad.”
That’s Jersey City, New Jersey’s Schools Superintendent Charles T. Epps Jr. speaking to a group of Jersey City pastors last Wednesday. Epps was speaking about his efforts to recruit more mentors in the city’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Do I even need to tell you how f**ked up it is that these words came out of the school superintendent‘s mouth? This is what sexism looks like, people. Facepalm. [NJ.com via Clutch Mag] Keep reading »
We’re happy for princess-to-be Kate Middleton. Really we are. While we could do without the 24-hour news coverage of her dress/diet/ex-boyfriends/previous family homes, who doesn’t love a good royal wedding? By all accounts, Prince William and Kate seem like they’ve thought this through and are ready for their very public walk down the aisle. We’ll even admit, we wouldn’t mind the tiaras, lady-in-waiting and new Audi-cum-driver that reportedly await Kate. But we’re just as happy it’s not us. Here’s why… Keep reading »
A new study done at the University of Texas at Austin found that alcohol may actually make you smarter. But how is this possible when I act so dumb after a few, you ask? Well, researchers found that alcohol impairs certain parts of the brain while it stimulates others. When alcohol hits your bloodstream, dopamine is released, which acts as a learning aid for our brains. So, while you may forget the name of the dude you made out with while intoxicated, your subconscious synapses will be popping off like firecrackers. And when you wake up the next day with a hangover, you will have learned never to drink that much again. Aren’t you smart. [UPI] Keep reading »
These two Fox News anchors are up in arms over this story straight outta the Pacific Northwest. “I can’t even say it,” says one anchor. “One Seattle elementary school is calling Easter eggs ‘spring spheres.’” She’s right that this is totally ridiculous because an Easter egg hunt is a part of, well, Easter and we wouldn’t start calling Christmas trees “Decemeber Evergreens” now would we? Her co-anchor makes another good point—that eggs aren’t actually sphere shaped.
However, the story they’re so fired up about may not even be true. Keep reading »
For seven years, Roger Huang, a pastor who runs a rescue mission in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, has been trying to shut down the sex shops there. This week he may have seen a sign that his efforts are working.
On Wednesday, a man burst into flames while inside one of those porn shops, police said.
Could this bizarre incident be attributed to a higher power? Read more… Keep reading »