Today’s Lady News: Sen. Claire McCaskill Tweets About “Feeling Fat”

  • Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri tweeted that she’s “tired of looking and feeling fat.” Is it cool and relatable that even senators feel fat sometimes? Or sad that one of the female senators is complaining about her weight? [Twitter.com/clairecmc]
  • Fifty-five years ago, Burlyce Logan was one of 11 black students to integrate the University of North Texas. After “two years of hell” — racist taunting, being flunked by teachers on purpose — she dropped out. This Saturday, Burlyce will finally graduate. Congratulations! [The Grio]
  • In perhaps related news, a new study out of Arizona State University of found that one in four women would prefer severe depression and one in 10 women would prefer blindness over obesity. That’s … depressing. [Salon.com]

Keep reading »

Jillian Michaels Adopting From The Congo, Keeping Her Hard Body

“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child they match you up with, and you go overseas and you get him or her.”

Jillian Michaels confirms that, now that her contract with “The Biggest Loser” is over, she is in the process of adopting a baby from the Congo. Last year, she let us in on her reasons for wanting to adopt rather than having one herself. “I can’t handle doing that to my body,” she said. How noble? This way, she helps a child in need … and doesn’t damage her six pack. [Showbiz Spy] Keep reading »

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Kathleen Of Ashtray/Rabbit

It’s not easy being green, especially when you want to be fashionable as well. But Kathleen, of the blog Ashtray/Rabbit, manages to make vegan and ethical fashion look positively radiant. Says Kathleen, “My blog is a mix of photos I style and model in against prose and poetry I write. Everything — unless otherwise noted — I wear is vegan and cruelty-free; I set out to produce a blog that displays how vegan fashion can be in vogue, considering the current negative connotations it holds.” Check out some of Kathleen’s favorite things, after the jump! Keep reading »

Oops! No More Sex In Florida

Don’t go to Florida if you plan to get laid, because doin’ it is officially illegal there. In an attempt to outlaw bestiality, Florida lawmakers accidentally banned all sex acts. The new law bans “knowing sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.” As we know from the great Nine Inch Nails song, “Closer,” wanting to f#@k like an animal doesn’t mean you’re into animal husbandry. And if you ever took a science class, you also know that humans are technically animals. We know what they meant, but the wording is unfortunate. Oh silly Florida, what are we going to do with you? [Newser] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’m Not A Hipster, I Swear!

Are you wrongly accused of being a hipster just because you wear vintage dresses and men’s cardigans and have perfectly coiffed bangs? If so, whip out your thick-rimmed glasses and read the words on this adorable little print: “I’m not a hipster I just dress like one.” Might I suggest posting it by your front door to reassure your guests? [$10, NanLawson] Keep reading »

Get This: Derek Lam’s Capsule eBay Collection

dereklam 051111 m jpg
Designer Derek Lam has created a capsule collection for eBay, consisting of five adorable dresses voted on by eBay shoppers, at reasonable price points (reasonable for Derek Lam, anyway) that you can snap up if you wish! Sadly, the black maxi-dress (far left) is already sold out, but you can still snag one of the other four dresses on offer. But don’t be sad if you can’t afford these gorgeous garments: Lam is working on a wider diffusion line, based somewhat off of this capsule collection. We’re not sure, yet, where it’ll be sold, but we’ll be on the lookout for it. In the meantime, feel free to check out and snag one of these great Lam dresses.
  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular
  • We’re Loving