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How To Have The Most Expensive Day Of Your Life

Recession, smesshion. That seems to be what luxury goods makers and upscale restaurants seem to be saying, anyway. Earlier this week, the Frome Cheese Show unveiled its latest hyper-expensive creation: a $175 cheese sandwich. What makes a friggin’ cheese sandwich cost $175? Well, it features white cheddar infused with truffles and is sprinkled with gold dust. Great, we’ll take three.

After the jump, some of the other must-have items you’ll need to have the most extravagant, luxurious and douche-y day of your life. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Performing Sexual Favors Totally Fine For Women In Politics, Says Italian Dude

  • It’s totally OK if women use their bodies to get ahead in politics, advises Giorgio Stracquadanio, an ally of Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister of Italy (who has made plenty of sexist comments himself). Stracquadanio added that, in his opinion, a woman performing sexual favors to get ahead would not be grounds for dismissal. Being a woman working in Italian government must be a ball. [Telegraph UK]
  • Investment banking firm Goldman Sachs is being sued for sexual discrimination. Three women are seeking a class action lawsuit against the bank, claiming they were held back from raises and promotions because of their gender. [New York Observer]
  • Who amongst us does not want to hear Rush Limbaugh’s opinion on Ines Sainz, the sports reporter who was sexually harassed by the New York Jets? [Media Matters]

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Senatorial Candidate Christine O’Donnell Tells You Not To Masturbate

Last week we introduced you to Christine O’Donnell, Delaware’s Republican Senate candidate who told us not to masturbate on MTV’s “Sex in the 90s.” And now Rachel Maddow has dug up the clip. Christine was the president and founder of The S.A.L.T. (The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth) which taught kids about the many dangers of masturbation. First and foremost … it’s selfish! Gasp! Secondly, it’s considered adultery because it involves lust. But most importantly, if your partner can please him or herself, why have a partner at all? Good point, Christine! She seems to have the kind of solid logic and sense of morality that would be an asset to the US Senate. Thou dost protesteth too much. How long before she writes a memoir about her double life as a sex addict? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

100 Things To Do When You Feel Like You’re Losing It

Burned out? Exhausted? Stressed? Whether you’re overwhelmed by work at the office, pulled in all directions by your kids at home, or are still learning the ropes of getting through college, every woman has had one of those days when she’s on the verge of going bonkers. Here are 100 things you can do to help get yourself together if you’re depressed, anxious, or feeling kind of kooky. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Columnist Says Ines Sainz Provoked Harassment By “Selling” Her Hot Bod

  • In a column titled “Giving Off The Wrong Signals,” New York Post writer Andrea Peyser blames sports reporter Ines Sainz for being sexually harassed by the New York Jets, writing “all bets were off the minute Sainz declared herself ‘the hottest sports reporter in Mexico’” and questioning “exactly what she’s selling — her sweat and hard work, or her body parts.” Peyser also points out Sainz has posed nude in the past, which apparently excuses being hooted and hollered at for the rest of her life. [New York Post]
  • And it gets better! Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins appeared on a Washington, D.C., sports radio show this morning to excuse the Jets’ behavior by way of claiming Ines Sainz surely found one of the team members “appealing” to her. “I don’t know what kind of woman won’t [find them appealing], if you get to go and look at 53 men’s packages,” Portis said. (Um, Clinton Portis? No one was talking about penises until you brought them up.) The NFL is less than pleased. [Washington Post]
  • The French senate has approved a ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa. France is the first European country to impose such a ban, which will go into effect in spring 2011. [CNN]

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Are Formerly Chubby Trainers More Credible?

I’m going to tell you a secret that I usually don’t have to reveal—I am a closet aerobics junkie. I have a binder of workout DVDs for every kind of dancing imaginable, various generic “burning the bulge” titles, Hip Hop Abs, Slim in 6 and whatever infomercial has roped me in this week. And every six months or so, I remember that I’ve gained 20 pounds since college, go into healthy mode and actually use said DVDs. I have intense emotional reactions to all of the people on the tapes, telling me I’m doing a good job, even though I have been doing wonky, ineffective versions of what they’re telling me to do. Keep reading »

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