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At Least We Don’t Get “Watered” For Easter

If we lived in Hungary, we might be celebrating Easter by getting buckets of water dumped on us. “The watering of the girls” is a fertility ritual where girls dress in traditional garb and men pour buckets of water on them as they pass. Kind of like a Christian wet T-shirt contest. As fun as that sounds, I think I’d rather paint my nails pastel and throw back a few Cadbury Creme Eggs in honor of Christ’s resurrection. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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High School Girl Fakes A Pregnancy For A School Project

Craziest. School. Project. Ever.

Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project on stereotypes. For the past six months, students at Toppenish High School in Washington thought Rodriguez, 17, was pregnant. Only her mother, her boyfriend, the principal, her best friend, a sibling, and a few teachers knew Gaby’s pregnancy was a fake. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Oklahoma’s Governor Signs Two Anti-Abortion Bills

  • Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican, has signed two bills that will restrict abortion rights even further. One bans abortions after 20 week of pregnancy, based on the (false) claim touted by anti-abortion activists that 20 weeks is the point after which a fetus can feel pain. That bill makes an exemption if the mother’s life is at risk or if a major bodily organ would be impaired by the pregnancy. The second bill that Fallin signed would forbid insurance plans in OK to cover elective abortions under Obama’s new health care reform law. [Salon.com]
  • TIME magazine profiled 34 women in its 2011 “TIME 100″ spread of the world’s most influential people. (Last year the mag profiled 31 women). I’m particularly taken with this piece on Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, written up by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). [TIME]

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Have A Piece Of Peeps-za Pie

Have a piece of Peep-za pizza pie! (And then say that five times fast.) How gross does this thing look? Pizza Hut’s food labs cooked up this pastel pizza made of Peeps and jelly beans to horrify us all before Easter. My teeth hurt just looking at it. [Foodbeast via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

No Blood Sucking For You Until You Brush Your Teeth!

Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to lure toothy British dudes to the dentist. (According to Yahoo, 16- to 34-year-old men “are notoriously lax about their dental appointments.” Ack! These guys should come with warning labels.) As much as I think vampires are over, this ad is super-clever, no? [Yahoo] Keep reading »

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