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Who Are Hookers For Jesus?

Annie Lobart, a 42-year-old former prostitute, is on a mission to save the souls of all the hookers in Las Vegas. In 2006, after 10 years as a Las Vegas prostitute, she retired her walking shoes after a bad beating by her pimp and a drug overdose left her with no one to turn to but the Lord. Keep reading »

FDA Tells Alcoholic Energy Drinks To Ditch The Caffeine — Or Else

It’s like Prohibition for sloppy drunk college kids! Hot on the heels of Phusion Projects voluntarily offering to remove caffeine from its “blackout in a can” drink Four Loko yesterday morning, the FDA has also warned four alcoholic energy drink makers that they all must either stop adding caffeine or kill the products. Phusion Projects, Charge Beverages (which makes Core High Gravity drinks), New Century Brewing (which makes Moonshot) and United Brands (which makes Joose) all received warning letters threatening to seize the alcoholic energy drinks from stores and to get a judge to ban their sales. The combo of liquor and caffeine causes “a state of wide-awake drunk” which can lead to “hazardous and life-threatening situations,” the FDA warned. Understatement of the year, you think? Keep reading »

10 Really Bizarre Guinness World Records

Happy Guinness World Record Day! In honor of this special day, which makes otherwise rational people do ridiculous things to get their name in the (kinda) history books, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest records out there. Find out what they are after the jump. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Uh Oh … Now 33 Chilean Women Are Down A Mine

  • Here’s a creative — yet insensitive! — way to get attention: 33 Chilean women shut themselves in a mine to protest the government ending a program that created jobs clearing rubble to help victims of last year’s earthquake. These feisty gals are now 500 meters down the Chilfon del Diablo mine, while 100 others are protesting above-ground. [BBC]
  • Facebook was hacked by a possibly sexist hacker (or maybe just a prankster with an odd sense of humor), who mostly shut down the profiles of female users. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Vogue‘s December issue includes a spread of eight Asian models whom it claims are “redefining traditional concepts of beauty.” (But not with those hairdos, I’d say.) [NYMag.com]

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A Puppy Restaurant For Pampered Pooches

Hanging with your doggy in London? Then treat your spoiled pup to Lily’s Kitchen–a new dogs-only cafe where dogs are served by waiters and given all the belly rubs and head pats they could ever desire. [Oddity Central] Keep reading »

Sorry, Ladies, The Paycheck Fairness Act Is Dunzo

Sorry, ladies, but the Paycheck Fairness Act is no more. Senate Republicans filibustered the bill and Senate Democrats fell two votes short of the 60 needed to put it to an up-or-down vote.

Generally speaking, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed in the House of Representatives in 2009, would have made it easier to seek damages over pay discrimination based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act also would have ensured employees aren’t retaliated against for seeking out info about what their colleagues get in their paychecks and would have created a new grant program to strengthen negotiation skills in girls and women.

Alas, it was not meant to be. Keep reading »

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