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Dr. Sally K. Ride, a former astronaut, is supporting President Obama’s plans to improve America’s dismal math and science rankings and she’s zeroing in on the cultural expectations we have for girls. Dr. Ride recalled a recent science expo she attended where the mom of a 12-year-old girl made a big fuss over her… READ MORE »


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Goddamn do I love Taco Bell’s 7 Layer Burrito. Cheese and beans and beef and sour cream and hot sauce and oh-so-much-more wrapped in a nutritionless flour tortilla … mmm mmmmmm! It has been, oh, three years since I had one of these hot pockets of deliciousness because Taco Bell, my friends, is straight-up NASTY… READ MORE »


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Weather report from my Blogging HQ in New Jersey: It’s 23 degrees outside but feels like six and 40-mph wind gusts are whipping around. Lovely! A tropical vacation would be sweet right about now. Even a tropical vacation where I had to sacrifice my nether regions to test an experimental diarrhea drug. … READ MORE »


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One of the things I love about the internet is that something that made waves, like, four years ago, can go away for a little while and then come back again, like it was brand new. Case in point — this school newspaper article from 2006, which is making the rounds on the internet again. READ MORE »


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Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her “farewell tour” dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now,… READ MORE »


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I always say: Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like spending the holidays with your own personal robot lover. As it turns out, I am not alone. Inventor Le Trung shared Christmas gifts, holiday foods, and festive decor with his girlfriend, Aiko, who is also a robot. Trung, who lives in Ontario, designed and built his fembot… READ MORE »


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Redtape shoes are for men who like their women the way they like their sodas: “served chilled” from a vending machine. [via Jezebel] … READ MORE »


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China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us gals. Parking a car is so hard, guys!

A shopping center in the city of Shijiazhuang features parking spaces three feet wider than… READ MORE »


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Yesterday marked the third annual Good Riddance Day in Times Square where the public was welcomed to “say goodbye, once and for all, to those bad memories of 2009.” Participants were invited to “write their bad memories on stationery available on-site” and then destroy them in available shredders. Giant dumpsters were provided for all the… READ MORE »


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Power to the lady boomers! In the first nine months of 2009, women ages 43 to 61 were the single biggest book buyers, followed by women ages 20 to 30. There’s bad news, though: the crappy economy has led 68 percent of women surveyed to cut their book purchases, meaning all your writer friends… READ MORE »


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Is this a photo of President John F. Kennedy sunning himself while naked cuties do cannonballs off the side of a yacht? Or just some doctored-up Photoshop job that looks convincingly real?

This morning, TMZ swore up and down they were in possession of a “never before published photograph” of Kennedy on a… READ MORE »


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While the Style section staff busied themselves with revelations about Lady Gaga and the influence of fashion bloggers, the Times’ Op-Ed section put together this truly rad charticle of icons representing different aspects of the past decade. Above is just a sliver of the full shebang, which you can view here. … READ MORE »