Elizabeth Smart Faces Her Kidnapper At His Sentencing

"I don't have much to say to you. I know that you know what you did was wrong ... You did it with full knowledge. But I want you to know that I have a wonderful life." —Elizabeth Smart faces Brian David Mitchell, the man who kidnapped her at age 14 and forced her… More »

Girl Talk: How Going To Vegas For A Bachelorette Party Made Me Question Everything

By: Anonymous / May 26, 2011
As I boarded the plane to Las Vegas, I vowed to keep the judgment to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum. I can endure anything for one weekend, I reasoned, taking comfort in the thought that there was no way my cousin's bachelorette weekend could be as bad as the one in the… More »

We All Scream For (Cold!) Ice Cream

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver might not approve of noshing ice cream straight from the pint. Then again, Aunt Flo never visits Jamie once a month, does she? With the summer months fast approaching, a girl's got to do her best to keep Cherry Garcia from melting into a drippy, sticky mess. But this ingenious ice cream… More »

MTV Considers A New Series Called “Married Young.” We Say: I Do!

Confession: I am 31, and sometimes I feel like I'm not ready to get married yet—that it'll still be a few years before I'm ready to sit down in a roller coaster car with someone, lower our safety bar, and ride the ups and downs of life together. (Yeah, that's not my best analogy… More »

Can Scott McCreery Beat The “American Idol” Dude Curse?

Beyond walking into a ladies' bathroom or applying to a women's college, there are not all that many arenas in which being female is a distinct advantage. But if you happen to be one of the final contestants on "American Idol," having breasts and a vagina is a very good thing. Over the years,… More »

Cheesburger, Cheeseburger, Nail Nail Nail

By: Julie Gerstein / May 26, 2011
Darling nail and burger blogger Bret is stealing our hearts, one shiny, grease-dripping nail at a time. His blog, Burgers and Nails, is just that: great nails, and delicious burgers. Do you really need anything else? (Maybe some Tom Selleck, a waterfall and a sandwich?) [Burgers and Nails]… More »