An Open Letter To My Unintentional Mothers

By: Beth Ames / May 5, 2011
You may be wondering why I am writing to wish you a Happy Mother's Day when A) I have my own mother whom I love very much (your gift is in the mail, Mom!) and B) I did not come out of your vagina. I shall explain. More »

Lip Tattoos: Fancy Or Freakish?

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 5, 2011
Lip tattoos have arrived, ladies, and I'm deciding if this leopard print pair will be part of my new spring look. Violent Lips, temporary lip tattoos, come in lots of hues and prints for any mood, occasion, or getup. My pros and cons list after the jump. More »

Cameron Diaz Wages A One-Woman War Against Marriage

"I think a lot of people are married to people they're not romantic with anymore. I just didn't ever marry anybody that I then had to get divorced from. We break up. We move on." —Cameron Diaz talks in the June issue of Elle UK about the concept of marriage, while promoting her new… More »

Girl Talk: When Breakups Get Ugly

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2011
I guess I was lucky: I made it to age 26 without any really messy breakups. Sure, there were breakups that I thought were bad at the time. In the moment, they all felt terrible. But getting dumped after traveling an hour and a half to see someone or getting dumped on a sailboat… More »

Pippa Middleton’s Got Pics In Her Bra Floating Around

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2011
And the embarrassing photos come out ... a pic of Pippa Middleton in her bra has hit the internet, just a week after Pippa captivated the world as her sister Kate Middleton's royal bridesmaid. Pippa Middleton's shirtless pic looks like the kind of photo lots of us have taken after a few too… More »

What Is “The Smurfette Principle”?

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2011
Who do "Inception," "Transformers" and "The Muppets" all have in common? I was scratching my head on that one. All three movies are examples of "the Smurfette principle," explains Anita Sarkeesian of the blog Feminist Frequency. "The Smurfette principle" is a common trope in movies and TV shows that try to be… More »