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Woman Robs Store Wearing Cat Mask, Catwoman Comparisons Ensue

Where is Batman when you need him? Because New York City has a Catwoman on its hands. This past week, a Manhattan shoe store reported a midday robbery after being held up by a woman wearing a feline mask. A security camera in the store shows that a woman came into the store sans disguise, waiting until later to pounce on the clerk. According to a source, the robber put on her mask and then passed a note to one of the workers demanding, “Give me the money. I have a gun.” The employee complied, giving the woman $83 dollars. Which—lame! But it seems that a feline is not this thief’s only disguise. Police believe the same woman robbed a Body Shop in Queens the following day, this time wearing a large burqa. This theatrical thief has yet to be found, which is understandable when all cops have is a wanted poster that looks like it was drawn up at a costume party. I wonder what costume she will wear next? [Fark.com]

Robbery aside, what disguise would you don if you wanted to do something naughty without getting caught? Keep reading »

What Are Your 4th Of July Plans?

Ah, summer: fireflies, long, sun-dripped days, trips to the beach, flip-flops, and one of our favorites: the 4th of July holiday weekend, which, of course, is just a couple days away. I still don’t have my plans ironed out yet — I know I want to hang out with friends and hopefully there will be hot dogs and fireworks and maybe a batch of spiked watermelon involved, but the details remain up in the air at this point. But what about you? What are your plans for the holiday weekend and what are some of your favorite 4th of July traditions? And if you happen to have any great Independence Day-themed recipes, I’m all ears! Keep reading »

Quick Tip Of The Day: Acidophilus Is Key To Being A Healthy Woman

I went to the gyno yesterday and learned something very interesting. Acidophilus, a probiotic that helps promote healthy bacteria in the body, is not only important for good digestion, but it is also very good for preventing yeast infections. While yeast infections can happen at any time of the year for many different reasons, they’re extremely prevalent in the summer because of the heat and frequent sweating in the lower region. Birth control pills and antibiotics are also known to be popular causes of what Amelia likes to call “the crotch monkeys.” In order to prevent the yeastie beasties, my doctor suggested that I ingest a live culture acidophilus capsule once daily. He also said that if I am going swimming, will be in very hot and sweaty conditions, or if I need to take antibiotics, then I should insert one capsule vaginally at nighttime to promote healthy bacteria in my body. I’ve tried this technique to treat a yeast infection and it worked, but you should check with your doctor first. After the jump, find a couple ways that you can take acidophilus to help your digestive tract as well as your vagina. Keep reading »

Al Gore Issues Denial, While The Mystery Masseuse Comes Forward

It’s been a week since the National Enquirer ran a story saying that Al Gore had forced “unwanted sexual contact” on a masseuse in a Portland hotel room in 2006, and subjected us to the gorey (ha!) details of the alleged incident. Now that the Portland police has decided to reopen the investigation, the Gore camp has finally issued a statement. “Further investigation into this matter will only benefit Mr. Gore,” said a family spokesperson. “The Gores cannot comment on every defamatory, misleading and inaccurate story generated by tabloids. Mr. Gore unequivocally and emphatically denied this accusation when he first learned of its existence three years ago. He stands by that denial.” Keep reading »

France Makes Calling Your Spouse Nasty Names A Crime

The French parliament has approved a hotly debated law that makes verbal abuse—or psychological violence—a criminal offense. Violators could face up to three years in jail and a $93,000 fine. Although it’s difficult to define such behavior that law defines as “repeated acts which could be constituted by words or other machinations, to degrade one’s quality of life and cause a change to one’s mental or physical state.” Letters and email can count here, too. Keep reading »

The Tanning Tax And 5 More Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Fake Baking

The new tanning tax goes into effect today. And if you are upset about it, you shouldn’t be. Sure, it adds 10 percent to the cost of most fake bakes, but tanning is seriously bad for you anyway. If you absolutely can’t part with your brown summer hue, you can always go outside—because that is free. Or, you can spritz on some of that spray stuff for a nice glow. Alternatively, take a good, hard look at Lindsay Lohan and Snooki and think about whether you really are interested in getting that “weathered” look.

If the increased cost isn’t enough to dissuade you, here are you a few more reasons why you should steer clear of tanning beds. Keep reading »

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