Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Race
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I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a discussion about whether genetics — specifically difference between the sexes — is to blame for there being so few women in STEM fields. “I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life,” he begins, before drawing parallels between the ways societal forces have long created barriers based on race and gender that have prevented equal opportunity. This is just perfect. [The Mary Sue]

An Open Letter To All My Full-Length Jeans

One Pair Of BF Jeans
One Pair Of Boyfriend Jeans, Three Ways To Wear Them
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Open Letter: Baja Hoodie
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Dear Jeans,

I’m sure you’ve sensed a bit of an ominous cloud settling over your part of the closet. Perhaps you’ve seen the scraps of denim littering the floor of my bedroom. Or maybe you’ve noticed that your comrades are starting to return to the jean pile as mere shadows of their former selves — half the garments they once were?

Well, I’m sorry to say your intuition is right. Your days are most definitely numbered. You won’t be long for long. Because it’s finally warm outside, which means my cutoffs obsession has begun. None of my full-length jeans are safe. You’ve got another week, maybe two, tops. And then? Snip, snip. Keep reading »

Awesome #NotABully Photo Series Aims To Change Public Opinion On Pit Bulls

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Mama Jade Pitbull Rescue
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The general public is slowly coming around to the idea that pit bulls and other “bully breeds” are not the violent, aggressive, killing machines that they’ve been made out to be for so long. However, the tide isn’t turning quickly enough for the thousands of sweet bully dogs who are languishing in shelters, passed over in favor of breeds with better reputations. Some truly sad statistics: 40% of all unadopted dogs in shelters are bully breeds, and 22% of shelters immediately euthanize all pit bulls, with no consideration of their personal temperament or circumstances. Photographer Douglas Sonders has spent the last two years working to change that. He started the #NotABully campaign to show the true character of bully breeds, through portraits and stories. Keep reading »

West Coast Represent! Brian Williams Raps Snoop’s “Gin And Juice”

West Coast Represent! Brian Williams Raps Snoop's "Gin And Juice"
"Laaaaaaaid back..."

MC BriWi, I mean, newsman Brian Williams dropped his sixth rap on “The Tonight Show” last night, adding Snoop’s “Gin and Juice” to his growing catalogue of ’90s hip-hop covers. That is, Jimmy Fallon’s wolf-eared editors pieced together bits of Williams’ newscasts into yet another flawless mashup. G’s up, hoes down, while you motherfuckers bounce to this! [HyperVocal]

“Ice Road Truckers” Star Tim Zickuhr Accused Of Kidnapping Sex Worker

  • Tim Zickuhr from the History Channel reality show “Ice Road Truckers” has been charged with kidnapping after allegedly restraining and beating a sex worker whom he had hired after accusing her of stealing money from him. The woman, who goes by Snow White, was able to get him to call one of her friends,  who just so happened to be a cop, to supply the money. Smart lady. Zickuhr has been charged with first degree kidnapping, extortion, and coercion. What a disgusting story. [TMZ]
  • Something called KODE Magazine claims that Lindsay Lohan told them during an interview that she’s dating a “married” guy “with kids” who once sent a jet to pick up her. [Daily Mail UK]
  • New couple alert: Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are going out. [Page Six] Keep reading »

Cardinal Dolan: Women Can Get Birth Control “At 7-11″

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  • Catholic Cardinal Dolan said non-religious businesses shouldn’t be required to cover contraception in their health care plans, because women can get their birth control at “7-11 or any shop on any street in America.” Didn’t you know? They keep the Loestrin on the grill right next to the taquitos. [Raw Story]
  • Female soldiers of color are criticizing the Army’s new ban on popular hairstyles. [New York Times]
  • The War On Drugs is zeroing in on women. [Clutch Magazine]
  • On growing up without gendered pronouns. [Medium] Keep reading »

15 Quotes That Sum Up Every Thought You Have On Mondays

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Today is Monday and while I’m not sure where you are in the world, in New York City it is bright and sunny. We’re finally settling into Spring and after a traumatizing polar vortex winter, the weather is getting warmer and thus more distracting. For students the promise of summer is lingering just barely out of reach and for us employees the premise of leaving work and still having daylight is intoxicating. Getting down to business or the usual grind on Monday gets harder and harder as temperatures rise. The need to get out and move your body can be a distraction from what’s at hand. After a holiday weekend of indulgence and community, today it’s even more difficult than usual to get into the swing of things. Read the 15 thoughts we tell ourselves on a beautiful Monday morning on College Candy…

Häagen-Dazs Is Making Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream Now

Ahh, another snackovation for the “let’s not and say we did” file: Häagen-Dazs is releasing vegetable-flavored ice cream in Japan! Well, fruit and vegetable-flavored, technically, as each of the two new flavors features fruit as well. Carrot Orange is, uh, carrot-flavored with a hint of orange and other citrus, while Tomato Cherry is just the way it sounds – annnnnnd technically is 100 percent fruit flavored since tomatoes are scientifically fruits not vegetables, NOT TO NITPICK. Each ice cream has about half of the usual amount of milk fat, so they’re healthier, as most strange and unappetizing things tend to be. The Tomato Cherry flavor definitely icks me out, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued by the Carrot Citrus, since carrots have an inherent sweetness to them that makes them good in fruit smoothies. Still, give me a choice between this veggie ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s new CORE series and there’s no contest. Log of fattening deliciousness surrounded by creamy other fattening deliciousness for the win every time. [Buzzfeed]

Powdered Alcohol & 6 Other Stupid Ways To Get Drunk Or High

Stupid people getting drunk is about to get stupider: powdered alcohol is on the way. A company called Palcohol was inspired to create powdered booze that can then be added to other liquids in order to make drinks. Powdered rum and powdered vodka are standalone versions or you could try powdered Cosmopolitan, powdered Mojito, powdered Lemondrop or the “Powderita,” a powdered Margarita. That totally sounds like some NASA shit right there. The inventor of Palcohol said he came up with the idea because he didn’t want to have to carry heavy bottles of booze around. But so far, Palcohol is staying mum on how they do it: “If we told you, we’d have to shoot you. We are in the process of patenting it and it is currently patent pending.” And despite earlier jokes that brought negative media attention, they also do not recommend snorting the powdered booze. Something tells me that will not stop some people from doing it anyway. But you can add them to sauces or or guacamole for a little extra kick. As tempting as a powdered Mojito sounds, I think I’ll pass on this one. [Palcohol via SB Nation]

Here are a bunch of other stupid ways to get drunk or high that WE TOTALLY DO NOT CONDONE YOU TRYING, you hear?

[Image of a mojito via Shutterstock]

Random Single Gal Recipe: Black Bean And Zucchini Enchiladas With Tomatillo & Chile Cream Sauce

Random Single Gal Recipe: Black Bean And Zucchini Enchiladas With Tomatillo & Chile Cream Sauce

I’m about to tell you about a recipe for enchiladas that is so good, I forgot to take a picture of it before the casserole dish was completely empty. Seriously, I ate it all (well, my mom and brother helped) and then I was like, “I can’t wait to share this recipe with The Frisky’s readers! Lemme grab my iPhone and take a — OH. Oops.” So the picture above? Not the enchiladas I made, but enchiladas someone else made that look a lot like the enchiladas I made. Anyway, whatever, it’s not like you’re framing the picture — you’re making the recipe yourself and scarfing it down before you can document it on film too, right? Let’s proceed! Keep reading »

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