Women Are More Effective Politicians, Study Says

Women politicians bring home the bacon more to their district, not to mention sponsor, co-sponsor and get enacted more bills than their male counterparts, according to a forthcoming study in the American Journal of Political Science. Univeristy of Chicago professor Christopher Berry and Stanford doctoral candidate Sarah Anzia compared male and female politicians to discover who is more effective. Not who is more popular or who gets more votes, but who can be the most effective lawmaker. Berry and Anzia concluded that because women are far less well-represented than men in all levels of government, perhaps it is only the best-of-the-best who make it and as a result, women get more done. Between 1984 and 2004, women brought an average of $49 million more back to their home districts than their male counterparts did, which held true regardless of geography. Women also sponsored an average of three more bills per Congress, co-sponsored an average of 26 more bills per Congress, and attracted more co-sponsors than their male colleagues. These findings don’t mean that women are better politicians, of course, but it appears to mean that when a woman finally gets elected, it is because she is really good at what she does. Hmph, I wonder if there’s some way this study could explain Sarah Palin? [Newsweek] Keep reading »

Andrew Garfield Will Not Use A Crass Pick-Up Line On You

“I’ve always kind of baulked at the concept of ‘the game.’ You have all these automaton men going into bars saying the same lines, kind of half-insulting a girl in the hope they’re going to sleep with them. It’s just so inappropriate and crass and it takes all the romance and mystery out of courtship and out of meeting someone and just sparking something. I always just like to leave that stuff up to chance.”

Andrew Garfield explains why he’s not the type of guy to use pick-up lines on strangers in bars. Oh, Andrew, I don’t mind. Really, I don’t. [Yahoo!] Keep reading »

So That’s How It’s Done!

Like anyone with an inquisitive mind and too much time on her hands, I have a lot of questions about boners. The week is young and I’ve already got one answered. [via Shlooby Kitten] Keep reading »

The Best & Worst Boobs At The SAG Awards

Christina Hendricks
Some of Hollywood’s best boobs were out in full force at Sunday night’s aptly named SAG Awards, and we at The Frisky Institute for Boob Analysis—which previously studied the breasts on display at the Emmy Awards in August and the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month—have painstakingly poured over the bunch. I was relieved to see that despite her otherwise funeral-appropriate ensemble, “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks brought her bountiful cleavage as her date for the night. Look at them. I just want to nuzzle ‘em. After the jump, we show you some of the best boobs of the evening—and some of the least boob-flattering dresses on the red carpet.

Jane Krakowski Is My Pregnancy Role Model

You know what’s annoying? When a friend gets pregnant and all of a sudden, all they can talk about is the number of toxins in industrial carpet and the ins and outs of breastfeeding. I mean, I respect that these are things they have to think about, but does it have to be the only points of conversation? This is why I adore Jane Krakowski of “30 Rock.” She is having a baby with her clothing designer fiance, Robert Godley, but has a great sense of humor about the whole thing. On the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, she told Guiliana Rancic, “I’ve never been so on trend in my entire life. Baby bumps are the new black.” [People]

After the jump, more hilarious pregnancy quotes from Jane. Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Didn’t Think She Was Going To Look So Naked On Nude Magazine Cover

“Oh my God, I’m more naked that I was in Playboy. I’m so mad right now. [The magazine] promised I would be covered with artwork — you can see the nipples! The whole concept was sold to me that nothing would be seen. I feel so taken advantage of … I’ve definitely learned my lesson. I’m never taking my clothes off again, even if it’s for Vogue.”

Kim Kardashian claims she was utterly bamboozled by the evil editors at W who pinky swore when she took a nudie photo for the magazine’s cover that she wouldn’t appear so nude. Now, I used to work in the magazine biz and I know that celebs can and do ask for the right to approve images if they’re really concerned about being seen in a certain light. If you’re gonna let a magazine photograph you butt naked and then take them at their word that they’re going to make you look less naked, you’re an idiot. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

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