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For the first time since they arrived back in the U.S. a month ago, journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have written up their account of exactly what happened to them in North Korea. This part of the story we already knew: The two were in China reporting for a piece about North Korean womenREAD MORE »


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Supposedly, disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is considering another run for public office, and the mother of the call girl at the center of the scandal that brought down the “Love Gov” is speaking out. In an interview with the New York Post, Ashley Dupre’s mother, Carolyn Capalbo, opined of Spitzer’s slow-but-steady career… READ MORE »


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If you’re Catholic and you know it, pray before sex! Roman Catholic couples are being encouraged by the Church [UPDATE] prominent church group the Catholic Truth Society to say a prayer before sex in order to “purify their intentions.” Cause, you know, sex shouldn’t be about fun. The Prayer Before Making Love goes, ahem:Place within… READ MORE »


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Some people are afraid of “normal” stuff: dying, war, rejection. Some people are afraid of “weirder” things: dust, meteors, sushi. Whether your fear is odd or not, it may have a weird name. Mamapedia rounds up “25 Fears You Never Knew Existed,” and some of the names for phobias are as weird as the fears… READ MORE »


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And he also spills the beans. In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Levi Johnston says that there wasn’t much parenting in the Palin household, that Sarah wanted to keep Bristol’s pregnancy a secret and then adopt the child when it was born, and that she quit her job as governor so she could make… READ MORE »


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Out of concern for their safety, young OB/GYN students admit to reconsidering whether or not they’ll do abortions after the recent murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician in Kansas who terminated pregnancies. “Our doctors are graying and are not being replaced,” the president of the National Women’s Health Foundation has said. [Washington Post]
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I laughed out loud when I saw a Mental Floss article today about people who made ultra strange last requests in their wills. What tickled me so much is that the kookiest requests came from women. Take Sandra West, an oil heiress who sounds like her generation’s answer to Paris Hilton. When she died at… READ MORE »


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Roz Savage not only has the best name in the world. This 33-year-old chickadee is also a bad-ass rower. After being bored to tears at an office job, she decided to leave it all behind in 2000, and head out on a mission to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Now that she’s completed that, she… READ MORE »


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Everyone knows that prescription pills are available to anyone looking for them, if you know how to search online. Not that it’s a legal means—but abusing prescription painkillers isn’t all that lawful to begin with. A year or two ago, we all heard about people buying the no-joke acne medicine, Accutane, online—without a prescription or… READ MORE »


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Usually reserved for sappy greeting cards or inspirational mass emails, the saying “learn something new everyday” had lost its glowing appeal for me. But a new site is making the truism hip again. You’d better believe I’ll be visiting Learn Something Everyday for an adorably illustrated daily lesson. This week alone, I learned that Thomas… READ MORE »


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Carrie Prejean is determined to keep her name in the news — and make some money while she’s at it. We told you in July that she inked a book deal. Now, the ousted beauty queen runner-up is suing Miss USA California pageant co-directors, Shanna Moakler and Keith Lewis, for slander, libel, public disclosure of… READ MORE »


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R.I.P., Chanel. The wire-haired dachshund whom the Guinness Book of World Records crowned the “World’s Oldest Dog” at a birthday party last May is dead. She lived to the ripe old age of 21, which equals about 147 in dog years. The secret to her longevity? She exercised daily, and had chicken with her dog… READ MORE »