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“Mommmmm, stopppppppp!” is what this tiger cub’s perturbed expression seems to be saying. My expression upon viewing this photo, on the other hand, decidedly says, “Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!” [Buzzfeed]

Evening Quickies: Chris Christie Rocks A Pink Tie

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  • Chris Christie is the governor of New Jersey and this morning he denied once again that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. (Except he didn’t actually say that, which I think means wink-wink-nudge-nudge he’s not ready to announce yet.) But anyway, enough about politics — let’s talk about that tie. It’s pink. Hot pink. I have never seen a politician wear such a tie. Blue, yes. Red, yes. But hot pink? No, never. What does it all mean? And could a Democratic dude get away with such a stereotypically effeminate color? [Styleite]
  • Melissa McCarthy is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend!!! Check out these promos with Andy Samberg. [SaturdayNightLive.Tumblr.com]
  • What women want, according to the cover lines on nine ladymags. (Hot shoes! Shiny hair! An over-the-counter facelift!) [The Hairpin]
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Today’s Lady News: French Women Say Au Revoir To “Mademoiselle”

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  • Parlez-vous feminism? French feminists are storming the Bastille (not really) over use of the honorific “mademoiselle,” which means “miss,” because they say it is demeaning to define women by their marital status. I wholeheartedly agree and appreciate the 1970s’ feminists who popularized use of the term “Ms.” as a general honorific for women. French feminists leading the protest are hoping “madame” will overtake “mademoiselle” as a counterpoint to “monsieur.” Good luck, ladies! I mean, women. Womyn? Wimmin? Just … good luck. [TIME]
  • Obligatory “What’s Your Number?” article about a woman’s number of sex partners. BREAKING NEWS: it doesn’t matter. [Vancouver Sun]
  • A seven-year-0ld girl responds to DC Comics’ sexed-up reboot of Starfire, an alien member of Teen Titans. (Thanks to reader Jim for the link!) [io9]

16 Frightening Doritos Flavors

One of my favorite things about traveling to a foreign country is discovering the local cuisine. Yes, of course I mean going to fun restaurants — from fancy, upscale places to out of the way dives — but I also like to hit up the nearest convenience store and ogle their selection of Doritos. (Truth be told, I was almost as excited about the array of Doritos being sold at the snack shop outside the Mayan ruins in Tulum as I was about the actual scenery inside.) Did you know that Doritos have been around since 1964 and there have been over 100 varieties sold all over the world? I found all this out last night, as I read about the news that the founder of Doritos, Arch West, had died and was going to be buried with his iconic chips. One story that came across my newsfeed: 102 Doritos Flavors From Around The World. Despite my travels, there were so many I had no idea about, including a few that whet my appetite – Atomic Chile Limon? Yes please! — but way more that made my stomach heave. Here are the 16 flavors of Doritos that excited and repulsed me at the same time. [Now That's Nifty]

What Is A Yogasm?

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On Tuesday night, I went to a yoga class. Truth be told, I really enjoyed it. But on the way out of the studio, I couldn’t help but overhear another student in the class say to her friend, “I feel so connected to the universe after that.” As someone who recoils at new agey expressions, I instantly felt turned off. I mean, yes, it felt lovely to exercise, breathe, and stretch—even though people speak of it in these terms, it never feels that spiritual to me.

So imagine what I thought when I read a Daily Beast piece this morning about the “yogasm”—the phenomenon of women having orgasms during a yoga class.

Apparently, this is a thing.

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RIP, Heidi The Cross-Eyed Possum

Heidi the cross-eyed possum

A moment of silence, please. Heidi the cross-eyed possum has passed unto the great beyond.  Heidi’s adorably demented crossed eyes were reportedly caused by being overweight. However, zookeepers at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany put the little critter to sleep on Wednesday because she was suffering from arthritis at the ripe old (possum) age of three-and-a-half. May there be many garbage cans filled with rotting food for you in the afterlife, Heidi! [Spiegel.de] Keep reading »

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