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If you saw “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC, you probably can’t stop wondering how it is possible for a woman not to know she’s pregnant and then slip into a bathroom stall and drop one out? It just seems so incomprehensible to me. How could you miss all of the signs—like the… READ MORE »


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How weird is it to think that there is someone out there in the world who looks exactly like you? Freaky, right? But what if you were able to see your doppelganger’s face and know her name? Well, get ready to see double because Coke Zero has a new program called Facial Profiler that uses… READ MORE »


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In proof that there is life after a big ol’ sex scandal, for the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling that a certain former New York governor with a taste for expensive call girls (that’s you, Eliot Spitzer) will be returning to politics and running for New York comptroller in 2010. But now, one… READ MORE »


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Six months after an uber-creepy stalker filmed her walking around her hotel room nakey and posted the videos on the interwebs, Erin Andrews faced the guy behind the camera in court. His name is Michael David Barrett and he’s a 47-year-old insurance agent from Illinois who never met Andrews in person, but somehow developed an… READ MORE »


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You know, I understand there was a time in history when the word “feminism” meant something. Women fought to win equal rights. And some 50 years later, great strides have been made. Recently, it seems like old-school feminism has returned. This time around, though, it seems like all the political action is gone,… READ MORE »


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Washington, D.C.’s city council approved a same-sex marriage bill today and Mayor Adrian Fenty is expected to sign it into law before Christmas. [Washington Post]
To illustrate an article about African-American books, the magazine Publisher’s Weekly chose a cover of a black woman with hair picks sticking out from her head in the shape of… READ MORE »


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Look, I know ’tis the season to be jolly, but downer alert: The huge increase in the number of women who’ve enlisted to serve our country has an alarming flip side. The number of female homeless veterans has doubled over the past decade. It’s now estimated that 6,500 ex-service women are out on the street. READ MORE »


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Tired of taking photographs of your dog or cat — only to discover that your pet’s unsightly butt hole is front and center? Well, worry about Mr. Brown Eye no more! The aptly named Rear Gear is a discreet patch designed just for concealing the most intimate portion of your favorite animal’s booty. There’s a… READ MORE »


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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want anyone in this city to have any fun. First, he banned smoking in bars, then trans-fats, then he made all chain restaurants post the number of calories in each item, so that you can’t order the chips and guacamole at Chipotle in peace. Now, the New York… READ MORE »


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A Christmas card was taken off the shelves at two stores in York, England, after customers complained that it made fun of redheads, or “gingers” as the Brits call them. The card showed a little redhead kid sitting on Santa’s lap with text that read: “Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones.” Ha ha! One… READ MORE »


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At the turn of the century (the 21st century, that is), everyone was talking about Y2K, the computer bug that many feared would crash computer systems at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 1999, creating a world-wide apocalypse. That didn’t happen, of course, but “Y2K” became the first of many new overused words… READ MORE »


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Holy crap! This weekend, Houston, Texas, elected Annise Parker, an openly gay woman, as their mayor. Parker, a Democrat, celebrated her win with her partner and their three children. Texas, we are sorry we have judged you so harshly in the past. [Houston Chronicle]
Women comprise more than half of the entrants in this year’s… READ MORE »