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Quick Pic: John McCain Does NOT Hate Babies!

And he’s going to prove it, whether this little rugrat likes it or not! [Bethlehem, PA, 10/08/08] Keep reading »

Project Runway: And The Finalists Are…

The judges finally revealed on last night’s episode the three designers that will show their collections at Bryant Park. And as I suggested last week, Jerell was unfortunately auf’d. Despite my crush on Jerell, I have to admit that he deserved it. I would have been really embarrassed for him to seriously show his collection, which was more suited as a decoy. Although the final elimination was the big draw for me, the rest of the episode was equally exciting. Keep reading »

Irregular Beauty Is Real Beauty

However, four scientists from Tel Aviv University think differently. They recently unveiled a new computer program that contains a “beautification engine,” which uses a mathematical formula to alter a face in a photograph to a theoretically more attractive version. According to the programmers, the program maintains an “unmistakable similarity” to the original. The software program is based on the responses of 68 German and Israeli men and women, age 25 to 40, who viewed photographs of white female and male faces and picked the most attractive ones. With this data and an algorithm involving 234 measurements between facial features, like the distance between eyes, scientists trained the computer to determine which distances were the most attractive for each individual face and choose the ideal closest to the original face. They have not developed a program that will be a “beauty estimator” for nonwhite racial and ethnic groups. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Reverse Circumcision, Sarah Palin’s Tote Bag, And Russell Crowe’s Family

  • Some circumcised men miss their foreskin so much that some are having it reconstructed. [Men.Style.com]
  • The eight stages of dating — which one are you in? [Mingle2]
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    Quickies!: Remember, The Guys At Maxim Actually Want Our Opinions!

  • Don’t forget, Maxim wants YOU for its ladies only sex survey! [The Frisky]
  • Are you like Anne Hathaway, refusing to lie for the one you love? [Dear Sugar]
  • Joe Sixpack is totally sexy. Just ask Governor Sarah Palin. [College Candy]
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    Strange But True: Woman Sued L’Oreal Over Brown Hair

    Back in 2005 a woman in Bridgeport, CT, filed a lawsuit against L’Oreal Inc. alleging her social life was ruined when she accidentally dyed her hair brown with one of the company’s products. Supposedly Charlotte Feeney, whose hair is a “natural blonde hue,” used a box of hair dye that was allegedly mislabeled “blonde” but contained brunette dye. Feeney was so traumatized by the mis-dying incident that she went on anti-depressants; she said she missed the attention blondes receive and had to stay at home and wear hats most of the time. Luckily, a judge deemed Feeney’s claims silly and dismissed the lawsuit on Monday. [AP] Keep reading »

    Poll: Proof That John McCain Hates Babies?

    Yesterday we posted about the new website “Yes We Can (Hold Babies)”, a blog comprised of adorable Pro-Obama babies and babies being held by the Democratic Presidential candidate. Then we noticed a strange thing: while it’s easy to find plenty of Associated Press photos of Obama holding and smooching little rugrats, McCain is rarely photographed with babies (see above EXCLUSIVE PROOF). Of the results for McCain, none of them actually featured the Senator HOLDING a child, though one was of him standing in front of a picture of a fetus. So what does this mean? Does the photographic record show that McCain HATES babies? Weigh in! Keep reading »

    Special Cars For Women Painted In Feminine Colors

    Women in Iran will soon have cars made just for them. According to BBC News, Iran’s biggest car producer, Iran Khodro, will make cars suited for females with features such as automatic transmission, parking and navigation aids, a jack for changing tires without getting grease on clothes, and feminine colors. So, the car is sexist in a way (what are these “feminine colors” anyway?), but at least women will be able to get around the town. And really, there shouldn’t be anything shameful about driving an automatic. Other than the feminine paint job, don’t these special cars sounds just like the ones most Americans drive? [BBC] Keep reading »

    Barack “That One” Obama & John McCain Debate: 15 Random Things We Noticed

    Second Presidential debate down, one more to go before we vote in November! Hooray! Last night’s debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain was done in the “town hall” style, in which Average Joe (Sixpacks!) asked some of the questions, while moderator Tom Brokaw directed. While mind-numbingly boring at times, most pundits from all the major networks agree — Obama took this one, hands down. But what were the real highlights of the night? My observations, after the jump… Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Sex Crimes, Ab Fab In American, And Kirsten Dunst’s Latest Project

  • A man in Australia shot a woman in the thigh after she refused to perform oral sex on him. [The Australian]
  • Giorgio Armani is helping Adrien Brody design the interiors of his castle home in New York. Oh, to have ridiculously famous and fabulous friends. [WENN]
  • Kirsten Dunst is writing a musical. [WENN]
  • Fox is remaking British comedy “Absolutely Fabulous,” only it will be set in LA. Our Simcha is jumping for joy. [BuzzSugar]
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