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A committee in France’s Parliament will stop short of recommending a ban on Muslim women wearing burqas at all places in France. Instead, the committee will only suggest body-covering veils be banned in public facilities, like on public transport or in hospitals. Muslim students have already been banned from wearing headscarves in the classroom… READ MORE »


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You’ve probably heard by now that Tim Tebow, a former quarterback for the University of Florida and a vocal Christian, will be starring in an anti-abortion advertisement with his mother, Pam Tebow, during the Super Bowl. The Tebows’ 30-second spot was paid for by a conservative Christian organization called Focus on the Family and tells… READ MORE »


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There’s a whole lot of philanthropy for Haiti going around these days, which is heart-warming. I guess everyone has their own way of going about things, which is maybe why Chelsea Clinton organized a fundraising spin class at SoulCycle in New York. To get on a bike for the class, participants gave donations ranging from… READ MORE »


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Meet Eli, a 13-pound, 11-month-old chimpanzee and another sad example of how divorce tears families apart. Eli became the first chimp to appear in a court of law this past week. His parents, Michael Casey and Virginia Valbuena of Sarasota, Florida, are involved in a vicious custody battle over him. … READ MORE »


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How bitter are we unwashed masses when we board a long flight and see those smug bastards in first and business class reclining on a bed with a down comforter, while we slog on back to our cramped economy seats? When we do take our seat next to the snogging couple or the mom with… READ MORE »


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Poor Nancy Kerrigan. She became fodder for made-for-TV movies back in 1994, when six weeks before the winter Olympics, the ex-husband of her figure-skating rival, Tonya Harding, clubbed her right knee with a police baton. Now, just two weeks from the 2010 Olympics, Kerrigan is back in the spotlight for another series of very unfortunate… READ MORE »


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Call them chimpanzees with a dream. Eleven chimps at the Edinburgh Zoo recently got the chance to make movie magic—they were given video cameras in boxes, complete with touch screens, and were trained to use them to film their own flicks. Yes, they got lots of footage of their toes and the camerawork is… READ MORE »


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Because sometimes the five-second rule is a little too ambiguous. [via Swiss Miss] … READ MORE »


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So apparently, some terrorist groups around the globe are getting into the Botox biz. No, they aren’t concerned with laugh lines or crow’s feet. Only eight companies in the world are licensed to make Botox, which contains a trace amount of clostridium botulinum, a serious toxin—but now, labs are making black market versions and working… READ MORE »


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Meghan McCain asks a really good question about boobs in her latest Daily Beast column: Why is it that Heidi Montag lands on the cover of People after her boob job, but more natural (we think) women like Jessica Simpson and Christina Hendricks are criticized for looking “big” when they flaunt their assets? Two points… READ MORE »


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Sweethearts, the candies that come out each Valentine’s Day, have been around for 145 years, but the messages on them have changed with the times. Some of the original conversation heart phrases — “Be Good,” “Be True,” and “Sweet Talk” — are still in use, while others have been discarded after only a few Februaries. READ MORE »


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Happily married U.K. couple Caroline and Steve Cartwright really pissed off their neighbors, and it wasn’t because of some untrimmed bushes or unruly trash bins. After receiving hundreds of complaints from neighbors about their obnoxiously loud sex noises, 48-year-old Caroline was placed on four-year noise probation which she violated on various occasions. And thus she… READ MORE »