8 Ways To Tell She’s The One

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Happy National Friendship Day! Let’s make it all about Oprah for a moment, shall we? Oprah says in reference to Gayle (and I’m paraphrasing here), “Nothing’s better than a good friend,” and with the notable exception of a perfectly done French fry, I wholeheartedly agree. There’s really nothing better. If you’re living without, I recommend you fix the situation pronto.

That said, I have no intention of instructing you on how to go about that here; I’m out of practice myself, having slipped into a motley crew of lunatics my freshman year of college and having held on tightly to those lunatics for the better part of 15 years. At this stage, new friends come along only once in a long while. And all I can say in terms of how I find them, is that, well, I don’t really. They find me is how it feels: I’m at a social gathering complaining about my facial hair, when suddenly there’s some new gal beside me who’s like, “My issue has always been my hairy lower back.” So you get to talking and fast-forward five years and she’s the one you call crying about the fact that you’re crying about those Jayonce breakup rumors. So again, I’m not here to tell you how to find her; I’m here to tell you how to assess a new lady friend. How to tell if she’s The One. Or, more specifically a Keeper. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Richard Dawkins’ Rape Comments & How We Discuss Sexual Assault

Yesterday, the atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins made comments about rape and pedophilia on Twitter that made many people angry.

From what I can gather, Dawkins appeared to have been tweeting over the weekend regarding religion and Israel, saying support for the Israeli state does not mean condoning the country’s current behavior in Gaza. Then he pivoted his examples — I would argue somewhat insensitively — to ones about about sexual abuse:

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Janet Sees A Dick Pic For The First Time, Quickly Looks At 88 More

Janet Sees At A Dick Pic For The First Time, Quickly Looks At 88 More
"This is a big, round, lollipop ... DICK."
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Meet Janet. Janet, bless her heart, has never seen a dick pic. (It’s unclear whether she’s seen a dick in real life, but I’m guessing yes.) Some may call her lucky, but I think it’s a shame. I have four dick pics on my phone right now. (I’m not bragging — most of them are old. I never throw away dick pics. That’s the first rule of Dick Pic Club.) Janet’s friends thought it was a shame too, so they put together a slideshow of 89 dick pics for Janet to click through and comment on, which she does in the video above. Hey Janet, I’ve got numbers 90, 91, 92 and 93, if you want ‘em. [via The Hairpin]

Father-To-Be Poses For Pregnancy Photoshoot Because His Wife Didn’t Want To

Redditor DruishPrincess69 and his wife are expecting a baby, but when the mom-to-be declared that she wasn’t interested in posing for one of those obnoxious, cheesy, over-the-top pregnancy photoshoots, DruishPrincess69 did what most guys wouldn’t — he pushed out his beer gut and posed for the pictures himself. The results, shot by photographer Kerri Lohmeier, are hilarious. See more after the jump! [Reddit via Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I Need Birth Control
This woman uses birth control for medical reasons. Read More »
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Real talk on real women's birth control options. Read More »
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The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it’s “dangerous” not taking birth control — and yet, so many people are willing to look the other way or not get angry when the highest court in our country denies women easy access to birth control. But wait! some people are saying. They can just buy birth control out of pocket! And my answer is yes, they could, except that it’s insanely expensive. And that’s reason #1 (not in order of priority) why I stopped taking birth control: I could no longer afford it. Keep reading »

Watch The Roots React To A Very Special Version Of The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Trailer

Roots Watching 50 Shades Trailer
Surprise!

On “The Tonight Show” last night, Jimmy Fallon taped The Roots’ reaction to the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” trailer — with a creepy edit. Watch them freak when a scary face pops up halfway through the trailer! [Huffington Post]

Dater X: My Date With A Gentleman

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On Jessica's newfound respect for men who behave chivalrously. Read More »
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Is Chivalry Sexist?
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Is being a gentleman actually really sexist? Read More »
Dater X: My Date With A Gentleman

It brings me great pleasure to inform you all that I’ve gone on another successful date with Scar Twin.  After our first date, where I oh-so-gracefully mimicked JLaw’s Oscars fall on my way up the stairs at the night’s end, I was eager to redeem myself on date No. 2, and I can pretty confidently say that I did. Keep reading »

Little Girl Learns Her Baby Brother Can’t Stay Small Forever

Sister and Brother
Growing Up Is A Trap!

Sadie just came to the harsh realization that her little brother won’t stay a smiley baby forever. She’s adorable, yes, but crying hysterically about getting older hits a little too close to home for those of us in the grownup world! Hold off on your existential crisis, Sadie, it’ll hit you hard enough in about 30 more years. [via Buzzfeed]

Frisky Eats: 10 Tasty Pineapple Cocktails

This weekend, I enjoyed brunch at one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants Tomatillo. I was tempted to order my usual margarita, but decided to try a pineapple crusher instead. If you haven’t had one, I highly recommend it — it’s like a Caribbean vacation in a cup. I slowly sipped this pineapple cocktail with a touch of Creme de Cacao and dreamed of the cliffside pools of St. Thomas. Try one of these pineapple cocktails and transport yourself to your happy place.

Gross Old Dude On Fox News Calls “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman A “Slut”

Slut Shaming Andi?
On "The Bachelorette"'s Shocking Finale & "Slut-Shaming" Andi Dorfman
No, Andi Dorfman didn't get slut shamed by Nick. Read More »
Nick's Letter To Andi
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Nick's letter to Andi ended up on "The Bachelorette"'s FB page. Read More »
Meet Andi's Men
Meet The 25 Dudes Vying For "The Bachelorette"'s Heart (Organized By Hairstyle)
The men trying to win Andi's heart, organized by hairstyle. Read More »
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"She's A Slut!"
  • Why Fox News is recapping “The Bachelorette: After The Final Rose” is beyond me. Alas, while “The Five” discussed how romance reject Nick Viall quite reasonably asked Andi Dorfman why she had sex with him in the “fantasy suite” if she knew she wasn’t in love with him, gross old dude panelist Bob Beckel word-vomited, “She’s a slut!”  At least a female co-host yelled at him. [Media Matters For America]
  • Drew Barrymore’s half-sister Jessica Barrymore, 48, was found dead in San Diego yesterday with “dozens of white pills” around her. [US Weekly] Keep reading »
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