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Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds a couple thousand new words and terms to its roster. In 2010, quite a few from the fashion world made it into the OED, including LBD, jeggings, match-matchy, and wardrobe malfunction. Interested in what else is now officially included in the dictionary? Some more slightly unbelievable additions after… READ MORE »


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We’ve heard of pretty painful things happening down there. Childbirth, for one. But nothing compares to an 11-year-old girl in India who was born without a vagina. Doctors did not notice her missing hoo-ha until she began having severe abdominal pain and a sonogram revealed that the girl didn’t have a lower vagina or vulva. READ MORE »


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Happy 90th birthday, women’s right to vote! Let’s all nerd out and brush up on our knowledge of the hella important 19th Amendment, including one oft-overlooked fact: it only assured the right of white women to vote. [Oxford University Press]
Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin is not one to let a holiday like… READ MORE »


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Thanks to movies like “Wedding Crashers” and incidents like the Salahis’ not-so-official invite to the White House, party crashing has become more of an occupation than a form of trespassing. Well, California is trying to take the glamour out of sneaking in through a window or slipping past a bodyguard; the state’s lawmakers are looking… READ MORE »


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Lynne Rosenthal just wanted a plain multi-grain bagel — and because of that she was kicked out of a New York City Starbucks.

It seems Rosenthal, who is a college English professor, wanted the bagel plain, without any butter, cream cheese or other condiments on top. But when her Starbucks barista asked her… READ MORE »


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The right to bare … breasts? This Saturday marks the third annual “Go Topless” protest in which women are encouraged to take off their shirts and go topless in the name of gender equality. Held simultaneously in nine cities around the country — including Denver, Chicago and Miami — it aims to end shame around… READ MORE »


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This is pretty terrible: The Republican Party’s website for a state Senate race in Minnesota published this YouTube video of “hot” GOP women like Sarah Palin set to the song “She’s A Lady” and then “ugly” liberal women like Hillary Clinton set to “Who Let The Dogs Out?” … READ MORE »


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This is crazy: After our post about a Juarez, Mexico-inspired makeup line created by the designers Rodarte for M.A.C. blew up, the company has canceled the Rodarte line entirely. In a statement on their Facebook page, M.A.C. said: Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families,… READ MORE »


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Hey guys, this is Trifle. He is a baby hedgehog who was found injured in Ruislip, Middlesex, and was taken to the adorable-sounding St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital where an X-ray revealed he had broken his front leg and fractured both his rear legs. No one knows how Trifle got hurt, but isn’t he so cuuuuute… READ MORE »


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No Angels was the German answer to the Spice Girls. Formed in 2000, one of the band’s members was the beautiful Nadja Benaissa. Who, sadly, is no angel. Nadja was a crack addict at age 14, and got preggers at 16. And that’s when she found out that she was HIV positive. She hid… READ MORE »


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It’s officially past mid-August and somehow there’s still so much I want to do this summer. My husband and I moved apartments in July, which means we were inside many weekend days over the past two months packing/unpacking. Sad! Well, we made it to Coney Island on July 4th for the hot dog-eating contest, to… READ MORE »


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“Untamed Vaginas.” Now that’s a cover line — one you’ll never, ever see on the cover of a mainstream magazine. So the September issue of Cosmopolitan went with this big splashy cover line over Jessica Alba’s crotch: “Untamed Va-jay-jays: Guess What Sexy Style Is Back.”

This is too much for blogger Leah Chernikoff… READ MORE »


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