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I have to say, this footage from outside the federal court building in San Francisco yesterday when opponents of Prop 8 learned it had been ruled unconstitutional and that California would begin issuing marriage licenses to gays and lesbians was even more beautiful than that one guy’s double rainbow. [via BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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Wyclef Jean is officially running for president of Haiti. Let us repeat: Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. He’s another celeb going from entertainment to government. [NY Daily News]
Luke Wilson talks about his acting career. He’s so darn cute! [Salon]
Alex McCord is keeping us in suspense. Will she come back to… READ MORE »


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Rape “bait”: do I even want to know what that is? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
The yearly cost of child care is more expensive than the cost of sending a child to a public college in 39 states and Washington, D.C., according to a study released yesterday by the National Association of Child Care Resource and… READ MORE »


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It’s official: Prop 8 has been overturned in California. This afternoon, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the ballot initiative denying marriage rights to same-sex couples was unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was passed in California in November 2008, following a May 2008 decision by the California Supreme Court that allowed for same-sex marriage in the… READ MORE »


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I feel like I’m always reading some new study about the best kind of alcohol to drink to help maintain your figure or even lose a few pounds. Last I remember, I was celebrating the study that found that red wine keeps you slim. But apparently that is no longer the case. … READ MORE »


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Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It’s a good thing Glenn Beck’s group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural QueerREAD MORE »


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God, I love me some pretzel crisps — dipped in hummus and with slices of cheese, they are delish. But I am mad at them. Their new ad campaign is straight-up wrong. Look, I get it, the appeal of pretzel crisps is that they are thin like crackers and, in theory, better for you than… READ MORE »


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Is this tattooed cat for real? At first glance, you might think it’s a product of cat Photoshop. But, as it turns out, there is a trend in Russia where people are having their hairless Sphynx cats tattooed. If this is for real? Gross. If this is Photoshopped? Thank the feline gods for that. [SangREAD MORE »


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A multi-part Afghan television series has accused women’s shelters in Afghanistan of being brothels — even ones registered with the government. The 27-year-old TV host, Nasto Nadiri, is running for Parliament in September and is a critic of women’s rights campaigns, especially when affiliated with international NGOs. [Wall Street Journal]
Maria Teresa de Nicolo,… READ MORE »


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Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.

But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Miss… READ MORE »


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I’ve dubbed this summer “The Summer of Stieg” because half of the world and I have our noses buried in one of the books from Stieg Larsson’s crime trilogy: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. It’s become a rarity to see… READ MORE »


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2010 is a big year, because it is the 50th anniversary of the birth control pill. Who can remember life without it? But did you know that the pill was originally only available to married women? Or that taking Nyquil can make the pill less effective? After the jump, some other fascinating pill facts. … READ MORE »


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