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Watch Soldiers Reunite With Their Adopted Afghan Dogs

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Stray dogs became like family for many of the American troops serving over in Afghanistan, and for some, leaving their posts and coming home means leaving their new pets behind. But a lucky few soldiers were able to be reunited with their long lost furry friends recently, in a heartwarming homecoming. It’s tough to say who was happier — the soldiers or the pups. [Buzzfeed]

Did Robert Wagner Murder Natalie Wood?

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It’s been 30 years since movie star Natalie Wood (“West Side Story,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Rebel Without A Cause”) allegedly drowned during a yacht party. This morning, the captain of the Splendour (the boat she was on) appeared on the “The Today Show” to talk about what he says really happened that evening. In his co-authored book, Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour, Captain Dennis Davern claims it was her husband, Robert Wagner, who was responsible for Natalie’s death. Keep reading »

Hero Of The Day: Denise Vega, The Single Mom Whose Home Was Used To Send #OWS Bat-Signal Projections

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Last night, I went with my mom to the Occupy Wall Street protest at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan and then marched to the Brooklyn Bridge with 30,000+ other participants. It was awesome. One of the coolest things about the event was the “bat-signal”-esque OWS messages that were projected against the nearby Verizon building. They said, in sequence:

99% / MIC CHECK! / LOOK AROUND / YOU ARE A PART / OF A GLOBAL UPRISING / WE ARE A CRY / FROM THE HEART / OF THE WORLD / WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE / ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE / HAPPY BIRTHDAY / #OCCUPY MOVEMENT / OCCUPY WALL STREET / [list of cities, states and countries] / OCCUPY EARTH / WE ARE WINNING / IT IS THE BEGINNING OF THE BEGINNING / DO NOT BE AFRAID / LOVE.

But who was responsible for the projections and where, exactly, were they projecting them from? Well, BoingBoing has an interview with the guy behind the projects, Mark Read, and he says that he set up his bat-signal projector in the home of a single mom who lives in city housing directly across from “that big monolithic structure.” Her name is Denise Vega. Keep reading »

Debate This: Will Being Pretty Help You Get A Job?

Earlier this week, Forbes.com’s blogger Susannah Breslin — who used to be one of The Frisky’s own! — wrote a piece called “How to Get a Job If You’re a Twentysomething Woman,” after a reader named Frances asked her for advice on the topic. Susannah’s first bit of advice — and the one that has garnered a whole boatload of varied reactions —  was “be attractive.” Keep reading »

Finger Stomach, Nipple Foot, & Elephant Hand: The 8 The Craziest Human Appendages

Breaking news in the world of appendage anomalies (my favorite). Doctors in China saved a man’s severed middle finger by attaching it to his stomach. Twenty-year-old furniture maker, Wang Yongjun lost the tip of his finger when working with an electric saw. Eeek! His doctor had to make a snap decision to save the finger with this unusual technique — making a faux umbilical cord-type thingy to restore blood flow to the tip of the digit and help regenerate a new finger. In a month from now, the wounded finger will be birthed from his stomach, good as new. Whaaa! That is insane. I am nicknaming it Wang Finger Stomach. Yes, his unique appendage was man made, but most humans with extra body parts come by them naturally. Click away for the world’s craziest extra human appendages. Prepare to be wowed. This is not your average triple nipple stuff. [Orange UK]

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian Blogger Posts Nude Pics Of Herself

  • Egyptian blogger Aliaa Maghda El-Mahdy, age 20, is posting nude pictures of herself on her blog as political protest about women’s sexuality and censorship. Aliaa calls herself a “secular liberal feminist vegetarian individualist Egyptian” (i.e. hella cool) says she challenges Eypgt’s ”censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality.” Rock on, sister.  [The Daily Beast]
  • The best new feminist characters on TV are men. Give us more of ‘em, I say!  [TIME]
  • “I need more evidence” and other dismissive things dudes say that probably make them a ”mansplainer.” [Feministing] Keep reading »
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