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New Law Bans California Teens From Tanning Beds

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That sound you hear? It’s a stampede to the nearest tanning salon before it’s too late! Tanning will be banned in California for anyone under the age of 18 beginning on January 1. Presently, anyone 14 or younger is banned from tanning, but 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds may toast themselves if they have parental permission. However, there is mounting concern that tanning beds’ UV rays damage growing skin, which puts youth at risk for skin cancer. A Democratic state representative pushed the tanning ban bill and Gov. Jerry Brown signed it into law on Sunday. While some folks — like the tanning bed industry — call the tanning ban an overreaching intrusion of the government into people’s personal lives, keep in mind that France and England ban tanning under age 18 and Brazil bans tanning for everyone.

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Today’s Lady News: Bar Patron Stiffs Waitress, Suggests She Lose Weight

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  • If you’re going to stiff your waitress a tip and scrawl “You could stand to lose a few pounds” on your receipt, maybe you shouldn’t do it after giving her a credit card, with your name on it, to pay for your bill. But Andrew Meyers is probably pretty stupid in addition to being a fat-shaming d-bag. After a night out at Bimbo’s Cantina in Capitol Hill in Seattle, he paid waitress Victoria Liss with his card and intentionally gave no tip (writing “0″ on the line) and even deducted $2 from the bill. And of course there was his delightful “P.S.” written at the bottom. So Victoria did what any self-respecting woman with “the biggest tits on the Hill” would do and shamed Meyer via social media. Victoria Liss, you are a badass and I salute you! [The Stranger]
  • A lesbian couple took their seven-year-old daughter to the Texas State Fair last weekend and were treated to a “homophobic rant” from a vendor who told one of the women she was going to hell for being a homosexual. After they were lectured with “biblical quotes,” Latisha Pennington and Dondi Morse left the fair and their daughter started to cry. The good news — if you could call it that — is a rep  from the Texas State Fair sent the family free tickets for another visit and the vendor has apologized. [Queerty]
  • A one-day “Nappiology Expo” in North Texas on Nov. 5 will teach women who wear their ‘do natural on how to style unprocessed hair. [Madame Noire]
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Perv Pleads Guilty To Handing Out Semen-Tainted Yogurt

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Anthony Garcia of Albuquerque, New Mexico, plead guilty on Thursday to handing out yogurt samples at Sunflower Market in January with an extra-special ingredient. Extra-extra special, if you know what I mean. Keep reading »

Who Is Nancy Shevell, Paul McCartney’s New Wife?

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Paul McCartney famously sang, “Will you still love me when I’m 64?” Well, he’s technically 69, but 51-year-old Nancy Shevell just answered “I do!” McCartney married his third wife this weekend in London following four years of courtship. “I feel married,”  McCartney told reporters after the ceremony. “I feel absolutely wonderful.” Aww, cute. After losing first wife Linda to cancer in 1998, McCartney had a tumultuous second marriage to Heather Mills, with whom he has a daughter, Beatrice (she served as flower girl!). Shevell and McCartney met in 2007 and the two became engaged in May. So, who is this woman feeling up on our favorite Beatle? The goods are after the jump … Keep reading »

Manly Men Will Only Drink Macho Diet Soda (That’s Dr. Pepper Ten’s Philosophy)

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You’re probably expecting an avowed feminist like myself to put a diet soda commercial marketed to men with guns, ATVs and snake attacks on blast. It’s true, Dr. Pepper Ten’s new ad declaring “It’s not for women” is dripping with machismo like beads of sweat pour off a gator hunter in the Florida sun. But the commercial is a lot more sexist towards men than it is towards women. Yes, men are victims of sexism, too. Can Madison Avenue really not sell a 10-calorie soft drink to men without sweeping gender generalizations?

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When Turkeys Attack

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If you thought turkeys were adorable, think again. Watch what happens when a news producer tries to get footage of a belligerent bird who is terrorizing a Sacramento neighborhood. This is way scarier than “The Blair Witch Project” as far as I’m concerned. Horror movie material, for sure. But good to know that should you find yourself face to face with a turkey out for blood, the way to save your life is ambush it with a mail truck. The USPS is scary too. [Dlisted]

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