Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

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  • Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
  • EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily Dot]
  • Veterans voiced their displeasure with FOX News’ Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld over their sexist comments about UAE pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Style Guide: Fall’s Hottest Coat Trends

The leaves are turning, a chill has entered the air and people are giving you weird looks when they see you’re still wearing flip-flops everywhere (okay, maybe that’s just me). It’s fall, which means it’s time to buy a new coat. Now, I gotta say, as much as I hate the changing seasons, I’m pretty jazzed about the selection of coat trends: Cozy blanket-style wrap coats and poncho capes! Slick moto jackets with shearling collars! Bright hues and funky parkas and collarless coats, oh my! Click through for six coat trends with options for each…

Coming Soon: Wearable Selfie Drones

Selfie Drone

How’d you like to have your very own wearable selfie-drone-turned-bracelet to serve as your personal photography assistant? It sounds pretty insane, but a Stanford physics researcher is trying to make it a reality. The Nixie wraps around your wrist, presumably like those kick-ass snap bracelets of our high school days, until you’re ready to take a picture. Then it flies out in front of you to get that perfect self-portrait, minus the selfie-like aesthetics of holding up a camera yourself. The drone is clever enough to set up a centered shot and fly right back to you after the photo is taken. Researcher Chrisoph Kohstall put the drone together with the help of collaborators Jelena Jovanovicand Michael Niedermayr. The project is still a long way from production, but it’s a finalist in Intel’s Make It Wearable contest, which means its design team will receive a lot of backing to make it happen. This idea is pretty brilliant, and it’s not like I definitely wouldn’t buy one, but it’s a little much for me to wrap my head around. Would you toss your camera timers and tripods for a selfie drone? [Tech Crunch] [Image via Intel]

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Staffers Allegedly Circulated Pornographic Emails

Tom Corbett

Last week, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office released a slew of sexually explicit emails, pictures and videos that had been discovered in email exchanges between eight staffers of Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. The imagery was allegedly circulated when Corbett still served as the state’s attorney general, a position he left in January 2011 when he was elected governor. Corbett, who is currently running for re-election, claims he had no knowledge of the emails at the time and that while he was told about “inappropriate” emails in May, he hasn’t seen the imagery in question. Attorney general Kathleen Kane, whose team made the discovery, initially refused to share the explicit emails with the public but eventually allowed a select few journalists to view the footage in the company of armed agents. Keep reading »

Watch This Red Leech Swallow An Earth Worm Like It Ain’t No Thang

Watch This Red Leech Swallow An Earth Worm Like It Ain't No Thang
SLURRRRRRRP!

Happy Monday! I hope your lunch has had time to settle, bwahahahaha….

Samy Bouzaglo Of “Kitchen Nightmares”/Amy’s Baking Company Brought A Butter Knife To A Nothing-Fight

Ohhhh myyyy godddd guuuyyyysss: Samy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company/”Kitchen Nightmares” fame tried to stab someone with a butter knife, so he and Amy are on TV again.

My boyfriend and I don’t have cable, so I don’t watch TV, but I would for the occasions on which the Bouzaglos are being … the Bouzaglos. I love them so much. (You might notice a trend: Tacky people are my fave.) The great thing about them is that they’re just completely bonkers — it’s not that they’re doing it for the cameras, it’s not that they’re trying to get on TV, it’s that they’re legit out of control. I mean, yeah, they tried to get on TV by going on “Kitchen Nightmares,” but their intention was to be vindicated and instead they became notorious for being deranged narcissists, so it kind of blew up in their faces. Keep reading »

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