Today’s Lady News: Michelle Obama Says Women Face Bias In Health Care

  • On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in favor of health care reform, reminding us that women still face bias from insurance companies which can still legally deny coverage to women based on “preexisting conditions like having a C-section or having had a baby.” Studies have shown women can be charged more than men of the same age when shopping for the same insurance policy. [Washington Post]—You tell ‘em, Michelle!
  • A 12-year-old boy in England, who hopes to be the youngest person in the world to have a sex change operation, came back to school this year donning a dress with his hair in pigtails. When bullies began picking on him, his school called the kids together for an assembly and told children only to refer to the boy by his new name. Now some parents are complaining that the school tossed a “hand grenade into the room” because they’re stuck answering their kids’ questions about gender-reassignment surgery. [Daily Mail]—Hey, it’s a teachable moment, parents.
  • Brigitte Harris, 28, of NY told Queens Supreme Court she castrated and then killed her allegedly sexually abusive stepfather last year so he would not abuse anyone else. Harris said she got the idea from Lorena Bobbit, who castrated her husband in 1993. [NY Post]
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    Quick Pic: Devil Horns Are In For Spring 2010

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    Yes, You Will Use “Yes, We Can!” Michelle Told Barack

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    Want A Peek At Jimmy Choos You Can Afford?

    Now, thanks to H&M, while you sing to Chester French’s “The Jimmy Choos,” it is possible to dance about in your own pair of reasonably priced Choos. We told you the great news back in July, but today, images are finally leaking onto the internet, including amazing over-the-knee boots that are kind of necessary for your fall wardrobe.

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    CrazyBlindDate.com Lets You Order Up A Man In Your Town

    Anyone who lives in a big city can tell you that finding a mate is difficult. Sure, there are a lot of fish swimming about, but they’re not willing to settle with one particular mate yet so they keep their options open. Crazy Blind Date has set out to change the big city dating dilemma by making it quick and easy for women to meet men in their area and go out on extremely short notice. So there’s no reading and rereading of profiles and messaging back and forth to see if you and the guy are compatible. You simply give a few specs, the site matches with a guy that fits your requirements, and you go on a date to see if you like each other. You might not find your soul mate in the first few dates or ever, but at least you won’t be sitting at home watching “What Not to Wear” on a Friday night. [Crazy Blind Date] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Step Away From The False Lashes

    OK Kim, honey, we need to talk. The blue eye makeup is a nice touch with your white dress — if anyone is gonna pull off Barbie makeup, it’s you girl. But those fake lashes are so long it’s a wonder you can keep your eyes open at all. Next time, three sizes smaller, m’kay? [Los Angeles, 9/20/09] Keep reading »

    How To Get Elisabeth Moss’s Rosy Glow At The Emmys

    Peggy Olson has really stepped up her look on the current season of “Mad Men,” but she still isn’t quite as lovely as Elisabeth Moss is when she’s out of character. The actress looked quite nice on the red carpet last night with her simple makeup that eschewed the Hollywood trend to heap on the bronzer. Find out how to get her look after the jump! Keep reading »

    Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of September 21st 2009

    For the past few months, it’s been all reality, all the time. Then two weeks ago, the CW showed up to get you addicted to their newest trashtastic shows. Now, the major networks are stepping up to the plate with their new fall offerings. Our picks: “The Good Wife,” “Cougar Town,” and “FlashForward.” And we’re pretty pumped for the return of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Californication” too. Happy Tivo-ing.

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    A Must-Read: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex

    Think you know everything there is to know about that ex you’ve obsessed over? Well, authors Heather Belle and Michelle Fiordaliso want you to know that there is so, so much more. (Curses!) The two psychotherapists have both “professional and personal experience with exes.” Some of us could use some pro insight on factors like how to be friends with an ex, whether you should get back together, why you really shouldn’t and, say, moving on. Their new book Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Ex tackles all of this. Anything that helps us step away from the dramz is probably a good thing, right? Read it when you’re contemplating a drunk dial. [Amazon] Keep reading »

    A Lottery Winner’s Dream: Women Wrestling In Not Much Clothing


    Here’s more proof that people who can’t order a beer shouldn’t be able to win the lottery. Three years ago, Jay Vargas became the youngest Powerball winner in history and banked $17 million smackeroos at age 19. The South Carolina native swore he’d use the money wisely. “I [don't] have the temptation to go out and buy 15 cars or 50 houses, or a big mansion with 50-plus rooms,” he said. No, he wanted to use the money for good. To follow a dream. So he packed up, moved to Florida and founded Wrestilicious, a wrestling league for scantily-clad women. So far, Jay has shot the promo above and made a pilot episode. Now all he needs is a network to pick it up. I hope it works out, ’cause I want to see who’d win—Draculator or Malibu McKenzie. [Asylum] Keep reading »

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