Outrage! “Cassette Tape” Removed From The Oxford English Dictionary

Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2011

Do you want to feel old? Really old? While words like sexting, jeggings and mankini have found their way into the collective consciousness, one term has been exorcised forever from the official record of English language — “cassette tape.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “cassette tape” will no longer appear in future editions of… More »

“Cathy” Is Alive And Well On Facebook And Twitter

Above, recently retired cartoon heroine Cathy. But the words are not hers (as penned by cartoonist Cathy Guisewite); no, they’re words I wrote on Twitter recently. You see, I am convinced that Cathy — over-the-top archetype of sad single gals in their 30s — is alive and well in the Facebook status updates and Twitter… More »

Eating Placenta? It’s Mmm-Mmm-Good!

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

Eating placenta might sound like the most hippie of hippie-dippie pursuits. But if an article in New York magazine is to be believed, eating your afterbirth (or placentophagia) is trés, trés chic. In Western hospitals, placenta has traditionally been disposed of alongside medical waste. Some women would ask to take their placenta home with them… More »

Will Smith And Jada Pinkett-Smith Have Allegedly Separated

Looks like there might be trouble in Bel Air paradise. In Touch is reporting that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are separating after 13 years of marriage and two kids together. For the record, neither of their reps have confirmed the story but In Touch says that the news comes from an insider. I’m crossing… More »

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Girl Talk: I Want To Be A Stepmom

Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2011

I was having dinner with my friend Ryan* last week. He was telling me about a “really good date” he went on.

“So when are you going to see her again?” I asked.

“I’m not,” he replied very matter-of-factly. “She has a kid.”

I almost smacked him with my breadstick. Of… More »