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15 Ways To Make The Most Of Your 30 Minutes Of Bathroom Time

A new survey found that Americans spend an average of 30 minutes each day in the bathroom, which adds up to almost eight days a year. Now, we’re not sure whether this half hour includes time spent showering, blow drying hair, and putting on makeup, because if that’s the case, 30 minutes seems pretty short. Either way, this study made us realize that the bathroom is like a second home, so why not make it more livable? After the jump, 15 ways to make your toilet time enjoyable and productive. Keep reading »

Feminist Missteps In Front Of Gloria Steinem

Last night, Suzanne Braun Levine, author of the new book, 50 is the New Fifty, joined feminist icon Gloria Steinem, famed actress and director Isabella Rossellini, editor-in-chief of More magazine Lesley Jane Seymour, and congresswoman Donna Edwards for a panel on the book’s subject matter, life after 50.

I didn’t intend for this to be a personal post, yet the fact that I now sit here writing in the first person and with the aid of some scotch suggests all did not got as planned. When I saw the advert for the event in my local B&N last week, I thought the panel would make for a good piece of reportage for The Frisky. Yet, it would also have been something I’d have considered going to on my own if only to see Gloria Steinem, a woman I’m proud to call a fellow graduate of my Smith College, and who also spoke at my graduation in 2007, delivering what was surely the greatest commencement speech a young woman could hear. Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” For June 1st 2009

So sorry about last week ladies! I had every intention of liveblogging last week’s episode, but alas, my internet was out. And it STILL IS. But, because I am so dedicated to the two hours we share together every week, I am headed over to my friend’s apartment, where her wi-fi is fully operational. See ya at 8 pm EST! Keep reading »

Quickies!: Ryan Reynolds Talks About His Hot Nude Scene With Sandra Bullock

  • Cutie Ryan Reynolds talks about getting down and dirty with his costar Sandra Bullock in their new flick, “The Proposal.” [MSNBC] — Sounds like Bullock’s hubby, Jesse James, might have some competition…
  • Charlize Theron’s mom accompanied her to the “Meet in the Middle” rally for gay marriage on Saturday [E Online]
  • Kanye West showed his (not so) humble side when he commented on Kris Allen’s cover of “Heartless” on American Idol. [Perez] — Conceited or not, I will always love him.
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    Remote Control: “Burn Notice” Is Back, Plus The Other Shows You Won’t Want To Miss

    Whoo, it’s summer! What better time to curl up in the A.C. and catch some boob tube. While “Weeds” isn’t back until next week (boo!) and “Mad Men” ain’t comin’ round ‘til August (double boo!), we’re going to have to make do with reality shows and beefcake cheese. Luckily, there’s much of both to go around. This week, hot guys get chased by fireballs, chase whales, and heal people. Oh and some celebs are stuck in the jungle again. Keep reading »

    Bride Saves Family From House Fire While Still In Her Wedding Dress

    Most of the time, we hear bad things about brides — they’re dressing their friends in unflattering polyester blends, or freaking out over a misplaced zinnia in a bouquet. But get ready for a bride who’s a real American hero. Last night, Georgette Clemons was leaving her wedding reception when she saw smoke coming from a nearby house. She ran in and saved an entire family, which included pulling a woman out from the heavy smoke who didn’t want to leave without her animals. By the time the firefighters arrived, Georgette was outside, folding up her blackened wedding dress. Okay, please tell me someone is starting a comic based around a bride superhero. Her garter belt could become a slingshot and her veil, a parachute! Seriously, we have a best-seller on our hands. [Yahoo!]
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    Thank Heaven For Little Girls—And The Perverted Brits Who Love Them

    Sasha is a 34A. Kayla’s a 32C. Kristi’s a 32D.

    Sasha, Kayla and Kristi are ages 13, 14 and 16, respectively. And they’re all vying for the title Miss Teen Queen U.K.

    Miss Teen Queen U.K. is a “Hot Or Not”-style online beauty pageant which some are criticizing for it’s Lolita-esque practices. The teen girls’ bra sizes are posted up on the pageant site along with their shoe and dress sizes, plus some pictures that often look straight out of a Maxim photo shoot. For example, 14-year-old Rebecca lies on her back, wearing a short black dress and dark nail polish, high heeled legs up against the wall, gazing into the camera. We feel icky just looking at her. Keep reading »

    Jon & Kate Plus A Sweatshop?

    First came the sordid affairs, then the looming divorce, and now a possible lawsuit? The Pennsylvania Department of Labor is looking into claims that the Jon and Kate Gosselin are violating child labor laws by having their lil’ army of kids work 40 weeks out of the year.

    While we don’t exactly know if being themselves in front of camera crews constitutes as “work,” people are pretty up in arms about the situation. After the jump, the onslaught begins. Keep reading »

    What Exactly Were These Abortions Dr. Tiller Performed?

    A 51-year-old anti-abortion activist is in custody in Wichita, KS, after he allegedly shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, 67. Tiller, who had provided abortions to women for over 30 years, was gunned down in the foyer of his church while he passed out the church bulletin. [NY Times]

    Some anti-choice extremists think all doctors who perform any abortions should be killed. But Dr. Tiller, in particular, was a lightening rod for controversy because he was one of only three doctors in the country who performed abortions on women in the third trimester, also referred to as “partial birth abortions.” But why are abortions in the second or third trimesters so controversial? Here are five things you’re probably asking yourself right now. Keep reading »

    The Obamas’ Adorable Date Night

    Um, can I go on a date with the president? This Saturday, Barack Obama and his stunning date, first lady Michelle, jetted to New York City for romantic night on the town: dinner and a Broadway show. They chowed down at Blue Hill, then drove up the blockaded Sixth Avenue, where massive crowds lined the sidewalks, and headed to Belasco Theater to see “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” a play about black America in the early 1900s.

    “I am taking my wife to New York City,” Obama said, “because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished.” Keep reading »

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