Is The “Narcissism Epidemic” Making Women Unhappy?

A recent study shows that women are more unhappy than ever before. Over the past 50 years, mental disorders have risen significantly in women, while reported rates of “subjective well-being” have dropped dramatically. This would suggest that our mothers or grandmothers – those “oppressed housewives” that hadn’t yet reaped the benefits of the feminist movement — were, um, happier than we are? But how?! Keep reading »

I Want To Hold Your Hand (And Walk Your Dog)

Oh, no! Someone captured Thing from “The Addams Family” and glued him to a dog leash!

Usually, disembodied hands are pretty creepy, but, we gotta say, the handle on this leash is pretty cool. Probably not as nice as holding a real human hand while walking a pooch, though. [price unknown, Alice Wang] Keep reading »

Can Feminists Learn From Sarah Palin?

Ahh, Sarah Palin. Plenty of us feminists just want the soon-to-be-former Alaskan governor to just go away, far enough so her silliness and inarticulateness is out of earshot. (Russia, perhaps.) But writing in the liberal The American Prospect, Courtney E. Martin suggests ol’ Sara Barracuda might have a thing or two to teach us feminists about powerful women. Keep reading »

Tasty Tru Blood Beverage Coming To An Icebox Near You!

Last night, while I was watching “True Blood,” John Devore — who came over for dinner — remarked, “They really need to market the ‘Tru Blood’ synthetic blood beverage in real life.” Hm. That would be cool. After all, when promoting the first season, HBO had a series of ads that focused on the beverage, which is beloved by mainstreaming vamps who have “come out of the coffin” and no longer feed on humans.

So what do ya know? It was revealed at a “True Blood” panel at Comic-Con that HBO will be marketing a tasty “Tru Blood” beverage in the near future. Sadly, red wine is not what they have in mind. Instead, “Tru Blood” will be a “tasty blood orange soda.” Sounds like the perfect mixer to me! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Author E. Lynn Harris Dead At 54

E. Lynn Harris, who introduced millions of readers to the “down low” lifestyle of black gay men, died Thursday night in Los Angeles while on a tour to promote his eleventh novel, Basketball Jones. His health had declined, but details of the cause of death are unavailable. Harris wrote novels that exposed readers to “black, affluent gay men who were masculine, complex and, sometimes, tormented” characters who had rarely been depicted in black literature. He encouraged the black community to talk frankly and candidly about homosexuality in books like Invisible Life, A Love of My Own, and his New York Times best-selling memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. He pretty much invented a new literary genre about black gay men living double lives. Keep reading »

Woman Commits Crime Under The Influence Of Bikini

When you imagine a crime spree, you probably think of a beefy guy in a ski mask with maybe, I don’t know, a weapon? Well, in Mississippi last week, a 24-year-old woman carjacked another woman in her driveway, allowing the woman to remove her kid from the car first. Then, she tried to rob an RV dealership. She told the dealership employees that she was packing heat and told them to cough up the cash. But the employees didn’t believe her. Why? Probably because she was wearing a bikini during this entire venture. Where are you going to hide a gun when you’re wearing four triangles of clothing? [Yahoo! News]

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“G-Force” Beats “Harry Potter” At The Box Office

And so it will be written in the record books that over the last weekend in July of 2009, “G-Force” beat out “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” for the top spot in American movie box office sales. Ain’t that sad? FBI agent guinea pigs beat out the sixth installment of the most famous story of our generation. America, what is wrong with you? G-Force looked really stupid. Like really, really dumb—and you spent a whopping $32.3 million to see it in theaters? The rest of the world wasn’t nearly as silly. They kept “Potter” at number one. At least some people have their heads screwed on properly. Now I wonder, America, what happened? Was it the mid-summer blues? Was it the broken air conditioner mixed with the unbearable heat that forced you to flock to the cinema for “G-Force?” Do we all have the emotional maturity of 10-year-olds, and thus “Harry Potter” seemed too intellectual for us? What I’m trying to get at, America, is that I’m disappointed in your movie pickings. Tsk-tsk. [Variety] Keep reading »

Girls, Unlike Boys, Are Too Busy To Game

Girls have less leisure time to play digital games than boys, according to a Michigan State University study, the findings of which could shed light on the technology gender gap. The study of 276 undergraduates found that female students spent about 16 hours more per week doing homework, working, or performing other activities than male undergraduates. The findings suggest that girls play video games less because they have more obligatory tasks that take up their free time. Keep reading »

Imagining Gossip Girl: Chuck Gets Creative

Bigamist Emily Horne Gets Off With 10-Month Suspended Sentence

Emily Horne, the bigamist who was married to five men at the same time, could have faced up to seven years in jail for undermining the institution of marriage, but a judge delivered his sentence today, and Horne escaped with a 10-month suspended sentence after the court heard she was receiving treatment for a personality disorder.

Judge Mushtaq Khokhar labeled Horne a “manipulative woman,” which could be especially true now, as she has said she is considering a vow of chastity in preparation for becoming a nun. Somehow, we can’t see a woman who seems to be addicted to marriage putting an obstacle in her way of marrying husband number six. [Times Online] Keep reading »

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