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Remember Lisa Nowak, the astronaut turned would-be kidnapper? She stole a car to race to Florida, wearing a diaper so she wouldn’t have to stop since she was in such a hurry to put on a wig and mace her romantic rival, Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Well, Lisa just went to court. She originally… READ MORE »


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Now, I’m not judging—who hasn’t been there?—but 26-year-old Sophia Hartdegen sure looked rip-roaring drunk when she fell off the platform and on to the Boston subway tracks on Friday night, just as a train appeared in the distance. Lucky for her, a Transportation Authority employee just happened to be on the platform too and… READ MORE »


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Don’t you just wish Don Draper would step out of the TV screen and teach some advertisers a thing or two? This weird cougar mom ad for Halls cough drops (cough drops?!) is a case in point. It gets your attention, but the cougar mom/cough drops connection just doesn’t make any sense. And… READ MORE »


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Ask an American to name the leading cause of death for child-bearing women across the globe and I reckon he or she might say “heart disease,” “breast cancer” or maybe even car accidents. After all, those are some of the greatest killers for American women, ones we are warned to be aware of day-in and… READ MORE »


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With all the talk about legalizing gay marriage and decriminalizing marijuana, we started thinking about the super-important stuff that we wish the po-po would come in and regulate. After the jump, 30 unacknowledged crimes that should be illegal. … READ MORE »


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In this video clip, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) speaks out against the health care reform bill’s Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which limits how private insurance companies can offer coverage for abortion. More conservatively inclined Democrats voted for the House of Representative’s version of the health care bill this past Saturday night only after the Stupak-Pitts Amendment… READ MORE »


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There is a large piece of advertising space on Houston Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. For as long as I can remember, that particular wall has been THE place to put your advertisement if you want to ignite controversy. It’s large, it’s in an extremely prominent area, and it does not go unnoticed by anyone. READ MORE »


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Stacey Herald, 35, is, at just 2 feet 4 inches tall, the world’s smallest woman. She is also the world’s smallest mother, as she is pregnant with her third child, despite warnings from doctors that having another child could kill her. Her first child with husband Will — who is 5′ 9″ — was born… READ MORE »


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Genealogists have been busy reconstructing the First Lady’s family tree and what they’ve discovered is shocking—but really only to Debbie Shields, who is apparently Michelle Obama’s cousin. And yes, she’s white as can be. But are we really surprised by this? As most of us know, there were many African and American couplings (both consensual… READ MORE »


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Deja Vu in Las Vegas has come up with an exotic idea for how to get people to their club. They’ve created a stripper mobile. Yes, really. It has glass walls and a pole in the back where one of the club’s best dancers performs as it drives through town. The truck makes its… READ MORE »


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There are plenty of iPhone apps for all kinds of games, but only one will help nerds pretend they’re about to score. Japanese IT company Kayac has released its panty-dropping iPhone app, “The Pantienon.” Here’s how it works: All dudes have to do is snap a shot of an unsuspecting woman’s legs. Then they simply… READ MORE »


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Wow, I know politicians fight dirty, but resorting to woman-on-woman sexism in campaign ads is pretty low. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is challenging current Senator Barbara Boxer for her Congressional seat. Fine and dandy, right? It’s actually pretty cool that one woman is challenging another woman for her seat.

But… READ MORE »