Category Archives: News

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I Have TMJD

When I was a kid, I never chewed gum. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to see who could blow the biggest bubble with my friends. I loved all the fruity flavors gum had to offer; it was a tropical fruit world that I longed to be a part of. No, I didn’t chew gum for the same reason I didn’t eat whole apples—mine were always sliced. For as long as I can remember, eating simple things like this hurt my jaw. It clicked and cracked and was painful to the point where I didn’t want to eat. To this day, the idea of opening my mouth wide and wrapping my mouth around a big, red, juicy apple gives me pain. Keep reading »

Christine O’Donnell Gets Auto-Tuned


I’m still not over the magicalness of auto-tuning. Especially when applied to Christine “I’m Not A Witch” O’Donnell. This brought a tear to my eye. But that’s probably because I was laughing so hard. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Meghan McCain Calls Christine O’Donnell A “Nut Job”

A lot of politicians operate by cloak-and-dagger. Rumors are spread, pictures are released, a love child is dug up. But this Sunday, during a TV interview, Meghan McCain, the Daily Beast columnist and John McCain‘s 26-year-old daughter, straight-up called Delaware GOP candidate Christine O’Donnell a “nut job.”

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Meghan said. “No matter what, Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is, one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how [much] lack of experience you have. It just turns people off, because she’s seen as a nut job.”

Not surprisingly, O’Donnell’s camp promptly issued a huffy response: Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Nebraska Pols Know Better Than Doctors When Fetuses Feel Pain

  • An anti-abortion law goes into effect in Nebraska today based on the idea that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks, a claim denied by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. That’s not stopping Nebraska’s Sen. Mike Johanns: He is introducing federal legislation (which has been reintroduced and shot down every year since 2004) that would require women seeking abortions to be told the fetus can feel pain and to request anesthesia for it. [Yahoo News]
  • Some actor mailed his head shots to a casting director and mentioned that for his last role he played a rapist. Um, thanks? [The Awl]
  • The DKE fraternity at Yale University apologized for marching pledges through campus yelling, “No means yes! Yes means anal!” in a meeting with women’s groups on campus. Students and faculty recall a separate incident at Yale in 2008 when 12 pledges to the Zeta Psi fraternity stood holding signs reading “We Love Yale Sluts.” [Yale Daily News]

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Help A Girl, Save The World


The video above is a project by The Girl Effect, a nonprofit group that believes that by positively impacting the lives of women and girls living in poverty you can change the world for the better. We couldn’t agree more. Helping a girl to become educated, stay healthy and self-determined has a profound impact on the well-being of communities and countries. (See Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s incredible book Half the Sky for proof.) [GirlEffect.org] Keep reading »

“What Do You Do?” Week: Anne, Coroner Investigator And Autopsy Tech

This week, we’re spending a little time learning all about you and the awesome and unexpectedly cool jobs you do. Each one of these profiles was culled from you, dear Frisky readers, and we’re amazed by the incredible jobs you have. This is our attempt to learn more about what you do for a living.

After the jump, learn all about Frisky reader Anne’s work as a coroner and autopsy tech. Keep reading »

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