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“Beer Goggles” Explained By Science

Bad News On Beer Goggles
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Beer goggles last longer for women, study finds. Read More »
Alcohol makes you smarter!
Studies confirm drinking makes you smarter! Read More »
I Quit Drinking
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What happens when our author quit her epic boozing. Read More »
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We are all familiar with “beer goggles,” otherwise known as the only reason anything happens on “Jersey Shore” ever. Recently, scientists with too much time on their hands have discovered just how “beer googles” work and how they’re harder on lady drinkers. Haha, very funny, Mother Nature. Keep reading »

Dream Life Status: Overnight Suite At A Chocolate Factory With Edible Furnishings

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Can this be true? Or is it a ganache-induced fever dream? The Little Chocolate Shop, a chocolate factory in Leyburn, Yorkshire, UK, is allowing guests overnight stays in their “chocolate suite.” The suite features “edible furnishings, a chocolate fountain and a fancy dress box filled with Wonka-esque accessories, aprons and toques,” which will be replenished daily. WHAT. You had me at “Wonka.” And that’s not all: Guests can watch chocolate being made at the factory and end their stay with a “chocolate breakfast.” Chocolate breakfast — two words that sound so right together. This chocoholic fantasy is only available until April 8th and all proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer UK. The “chocolate suite” only sleeps four, so gather your friends to fight amongst themselves now. That might really be worth a hunger games. [Telegraph UK]

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Rapey Ad
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Belvedere vodka's new ad is pretty rapey. Read More »
Rape Jokes On Facebook
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Joking about raping women is cool with Facebook. Read More »
Sexual Assault Joke
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Esquire magazine tweets a joke about sexual assault. Ha? Read More »
Sexist Ads
Not all advertising campaigns are sexist and offensive. Read More »
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Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” Decent people got the skeevies and called the ad out as rapey. Belvedere quickly tweeted that they were sorry “if any of our fans were offended” — but not sorry for the actual creepy ad — and made a donation to the Rape And Incest National Network.

Now, Alicyn Packard, the actress who starred in a comedy sketch from which Belvedere appropriated her image, is suing its parent company Moet Hennesey. Packard’s lawsuit claims emotional distress from appearing in such a reviled ad and claims Belvedere did not have permission to use her image (misappropriation of likeness). The company allegedly ganked her image from a comedy video made by her company, Strickly Viral Productions. “To be affiliated with an ad that’s so offensive to so many has just been horrible,” she told KTLA. Keep reading »

Explosive Detonated At Planned Parenthood Clinic In Wisconsin Last Night

Help Planned Parenthood
How you can help protect access to reproductive health care. Read More »
My Abortion
This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Abortion Rights
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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UPDATE, 1:40p.m.: Mother Jones is reporting the clinic is “temporarily closed” and the FBI has joined an investigation into the bombing. [Mother Jones]

An explosive blew up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin last night at around 7:30 p.m. Police say a homemade bomb was placed on a windowsill outside the Appleton North Health Clinic. It started a fire that burned itself out but still caused damage to the building. No one was hurt.

Intimidation tactics like this are nothing short of domestic terrorism, intent on scaring the employees of abortion clinics from doing their jobs. Thank you to the women and men who work at these clinics and put themselves at risk for clinic violence every day.  

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10 Things You Think About When You Are Sick

Sending Out An SOS!
Julie's migraines are out of control. Read More »
In Sickness...
...and in health. And essay on caring for someone who's sick. Read More »
15 Skills To Learn
Every woman should master these 15 skills. Read More »
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I was sick with a crap cold all last week and hopped up on spacey combo of Sudafed and Benadryl (the magic recipe is Sudafed during the day, Benadryl for sleep). It might be the wacky weather, or my generally pathetic immune system, but either way, my brain felt funny and snot-filled. Last week, I took a sick day. Here’s my ridiculous inner monologue from that day… Keep reading »

Hairstyling Is Not On POTUS’s Resume

Malia's First Car
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Barack Obama jokes about what Malia's first car will be. Read More »
Sluts For Obama
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Get your "Sluts For Obama" slanket right here. Read More »
Malia & Sasha Dolls
The White House was not amused by Ty's dolls of the First Kids. Read More »
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The White House knows that the public looooooves it when Barack Obama talks about his children — and we should, those kids are adorable — so it doesn’t surprise me his campaign released a video of POTUS recounting this one time he tried to do Malia’s hair when she was four. And he really sucked at it. Eh, the president can’t be good at everything. [Buzzfeed

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