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While any professional bodybuilder is a sight to behold, female bodybuilders are undoubtedly even more fascinating than their male counterparts — for how they challenge expectations of gender. They morph their bodies into hyper-masculine, superhero-like proportions, turning the softness that typically characterizes a woman’s curvy body to rock-hard muscle. Their rigorous weight-lifting literally leaves them… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, it seemed like former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater would undoubtedly be fodder for a biopic, or at least a TV movie that seemed like “Office Space” in the air. But today, Steven has given a totally lame ending to his story. He just wants his job back. At a press conference held yesterday… READ MORE »


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OK, not really — but with the help of a new high-concept machine from Japanese artist Hiromi Ozaki they can get a sense of what the pain and agony of periods really feel like. The metallic machine is worn around the waist, and contains abdomen stimulating electrodes (synthetic cramps) and a blood dispensing… READ MORE »


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Good news! Earlier today, Judge Vaughn Walker lifted the stay imposed on the decision to repeal Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage in California. In other words, gay couples will not be prevented from marrying while gay marriage opponents appeal his decision. Congratulations, Cali gays and lesbians! [NOH8campaign.com]
Yesterday, two members of the… READ MORE »


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On Monday night, Bo Wyble and Sara Saco-Vertiz went to a Houston Astros baseball game. When a foul ball made a beeline for them in the stands, Wyble ducked and Saco-Verdiz was hit in the arm. The entire incident was caught on camera and the jumbotron. The video of this chivalry fail went viral… READ MORE »


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Severely painful menstrual cramps may alter your brain’s grey matter, according to researchers at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. Business Week reports that IBS’ brain scans suggest “repeated bouts of excruciating aches make the brain unusually sensitive to pain — in effect, making the experience of pain worse.” READ MORE »


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Yes, we know, the headline to this post makes us want to gag, too, but apparently it’s a real thing that’s happening in waxing salons around the country. Now moms are taking their prepubescent daughters to get their legs and bikini lines waxed.

“But young girls don’t even have bikini lines,” you say. READ MORE »


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Take a good look at that face: That’s what pure, unadulterated contempt for humanity looks like. It’s also the face of an adorable wittle kitty participant in last night’s Cat Fashion Show at New York’s Algonquin Hotel. The event was held in honor of the hotel’s resident kitty, Matilda, and featured a hilarious parade of… READ MORE »


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Here in the good ole U.S. of A., it takes a lot for a beauty pageant queen to be dethroned. For Carrie Prejean, it didn’t happen until eight nude photos surfaced. Even Tara Conner, who tested positive for cocaine and heroin use, was able to keep hers. But that is not the case for 15-year-old… READ MORE »


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Cardiff, Wales, is the center of a raging battle over sexism, feminism and the right to wear flesh-toned shiny panty hose. It seems the Hooters chain of delightfully tacky short-shorts-wearing waitresses and wings wants to open a new location in the Welsh town, and feminists are enraged. They say that having a Hooters will “will… READ MORE »


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“I kind of think she might be too good looking to go to jail.” — John McCain on Snooki’s recent legal woes. Snooki recently called McCain “really cute.” Ew. [via New York Daily News] … READ MORE »


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This is Carnitas, a miniature potbelly pig after my own heart. He likes potato chips and beer and squeals if you bother him. I’m not sure what’s cuter: Carnitas prancing around or the reactions of the person holding the video camera. [YouTube] … READ MORE »


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