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“My initial reaction was ‘Who the hell is Sarah Palin?’ like everybody else. Like the rest of the country, I had no idea who she was, and I was actually crying on the bus on the way to the rally.” – Almost First Daughter Meghan McCain on finding out Sarah Palin was to be JohnREAD MORE »


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A Finnish doctor is on trial for sexual molestation after using a highly unorthodox method to diagnose a patient. When a 20-year-old woman came into his office complaining of nipple fluid, the doctor says he “used an old midwives trick” to diagnose her. After asking her permission, he sucked on her nipple. Now it’s up… READ MORE »


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Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will listen… READ MORE »


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An abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana, closed on Friday after a new law went into effect allowing the state’s Department of Health and Hospitals to close any clinic believed to be posing a health or safety threat. [KSLA]
The Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger received a six-game suspension after rape accusations, but on Friday the… READ MORE »


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I have a lot of regrets about my college education.

I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, even… READ MORE »


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Every morning, downward facing cat goes out onto the balcony and practices yoga. This is the special time when downward facing cat finds inner-peace. All the barking dogs fade into the distance. Kitty releases attachment to all things. The yoga cat reaches a transcendental state of harmony with the universe — and then… READ MORE »


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Scottish woman, Isabella Blyth, is a happy, spunky centenarian. At 106 years young, Isabella has yet to lose her v-card, or even kiss a man for that matter. She attributes her longevity and happiness to never having been romantically involved with anyone. … READ MORE »


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Someone call Child Protective Services! Baby girl Sidhi Siddharth Sinune of Maharashtra, India, plays with a python that her father brought home after earning extra cash as a snake catcher. “I can’t buy her costly toys, but I can get her snakes to play with,’ he told the Daily Mail. Sorry, that’s a parenting FAIL. READ MORE »


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Last week the popular online classifieds site Craigslist shut down one of its more lucrative sectors — its “Adult Services” section. Thanks to an effort lead by Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut attorney general, the Craigslist’s “Adult Services” section is now “censored” and unavailable to users. Blumenthal and his associates fought to shut down the the… READ MORE »


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In my life as a 27-year-old media professional in New York City, the subject of God is not one that comes up a lot. Even when it does, I am reluctant to join the conversation, because my vocabulary is often different from that of almost everyone around me. … READ MORE »


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You may recognize the name Amanda Hess because she used to write The Sexist column for Washington City Paper. Not long ago, though, a new Washington, D.C.-based site, TBD, stole her away, and today Hess launched her new blog: “Amanda Hess: Sex and gender at work, in bed, and on the street.” Hess has a… READ MORE »


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We could all learn a little something about perseverance from Cha Sa-soon. Sa-soon is the 69-year-old South Korean woman who failed her driver’s test 959 times before finally passing it. For three years, starting in 2005, she made obtaining a license her job — she took the test five times a week. She eventually scaled… READ MORE »


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