Knowd: Simply Irresistible
Seems like everything Kate Gosselin tries to do these days falls through. The woman is getting divorced, “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ is postponed, the release date for her cookbook/family advice book, Love Is In The Mix: Making Meals Into Memories, was pushed back, and now mama Kate’s new clothing line for kids is “on hold.” Why any clothing company would think that because Kate has a bunch of kids, she has the fashion sense to design clothes for them (come on, look at that hair) is beyond me. And it seems Healthtex clothes may feel the same way… Keep reading »
As a true believe in diet and exercise as the way best way to lose weight and keep it off, when I read about people who go to extremes like getting hypnosis to hoax them into believing they had gastric band surgery, I am quite the cynic. Seriously, put down the bacon cheeseburger, buy a treadmill, and walk on the damn thing. But rather than taking the proven route to successfully losing weight, one Daily Mail writer chose to go to Spain to undergo the new weight loss treatment known as the Gastric Mind Band. Keep reading »
Nuns across America are not very happy with the Vatican. And since nobody likes an unhappy nun, this story is troublesome for me to report. It seems that nuns have been branching out into the community, not wearing their religious garb, choosing to live independently and are joining new professions like political advocacy and academia. In response to this trend, Cardinal Franc Rode, who oversees all religious orders, launched two investigations of nuns across the United States. He doesn’t like how they’ve “opted for ways to take them outside” the church. Keep reading »
Sure, Cheyenne Woods is the niece of Tiger Woods, but there’s more to the Wake Forest golfer than that. The 18-year-old, who will turn 19 this month, made her LPGA debut last week but missed the cut by four shots. She’s currently ranked 93rd in the country by Golfweek. Since she was groomed by one of the best golfing coaches, grandfather Earl Woods Sr., she’ll continue to get media attention even after the unsuccessful debut. Learn more about Cheyenne after the jump. Keep reading »
Holy Sibling Rivalry. For the fourth time in Wimbledon history, the Williams sisters will be facing each other in the championship tennis match. Venus easily beat out top-seed, Dinara Safina, to make it to the final, while Serena just barely snuck into the top two after a challenging match against Russian, Elena Dementieva. In 2002 and 2003, Serena won Wimbledon over Venus, but last year, Venus took home the title. On Saturday the sisters will once again face each for the final match to see if Venus can tie up the trophies or if Serena will reign again. [NY Times] Keep reading »
There is a large population of women in Kashmir who are called half-widows because they don’t know if their husbands are alive or dead. The husbands disappeared after being picked up by Indian security forces on suspicion of fighting New Delhi’s rule in Kashmir. Many of the women are now heads of low-income, Muslim families and continue on even though their marital status is in limbo. A court order prevents them from remarrying until their husbands have been missing for seven years. But many half-widows want to continue waiting for their husbands because they don’t think another man will provide for their children. Without proof of the husbands’ death, half-widows can’t claim government compensation nor the property of their husbands. Indian authorities, who put the number of missing husbands at 1,000 to 3,000, say they have plans to provide to relief to these women. [Reuters] Keep reading »
This week the White House released its “Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” which includes the salary of every White House employee. And if I’ve learned anything from looking over the report it’s that we should forget about Barack, because Michelle has one expensive entourage. She has a $90,000 Chief of Staff, with a $40,000 assistant, an $84,000 Press Secretary with a $52,500 assistant, a $45,000 Correspondence Director with a $36,000 assistant, a $70,000 Director of Policy and Project, and four employees with salaries ranging from $50-75K who take care of her scheduling, travels, trips and events. As if these eleven, well-paid employees couldn’t get the job done, the first lady has yet another $60,000 special assistant––Sheesh. Also, can I get a job? [WhiteHouse.gov] Keep reading »
Frisky commenters are seriously freaking awesome. But I’ve blogged at a bunch of different sites and have heard some not so nice things — that I’m stupid, immature—even sexist. At least no one has called me “ugly” yet, but there’s still plenty of time!
With that in mind, the blog The Curvature linked to a list of “troll” bingo cards. Each fake bingo card has a list of typical of unkind/inaccurate remarks that trolls make. She’s got one for “anti-choice” comments, one for homophobic comments, fat hate comments, and a bunch of others.
My favorite card for “troll bingo” is one of the ones for anti-feminist comments—because seriously, how many times have you been asked “Is it that time of the month?” or “Can’t you take a joke?” when you make a feminist statement? Click through to see the “troll bingo” board and play! Keep reading »