Today’s Lady News: 14-Year-Old Girl Can Spell “Cymothichous” (And You Can’t)

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2011

Sukanya Roy, 14, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee last night. Sukanya is the 46th female to win and the fourth consecutive Indian-American. Sukanya’s winning word was “cymothichous,” which is Greek for “wavy-haired.” Congratulations! [The Mary Sue]
Melinda Hernandez, 30, was a juror in the controversial trial that acquitted NYPD’s “rape cops” last week. A… More »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: ’85 Pride

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 3, 2011

Whether you were born in ’85, graduated in ’85, or just have a penchant for the numbers 8 and 5, this cheery vintage mug is an excellent choice for coffee sippin’ and reminiscin’. [$3, Etsy]… More »

13 Maternity Looks That Aren’t Maternity Clothes

By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2011

Transsexual Model Lea T. Walks In Swimwear Show

By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2011

Lea T. isn’t beachwear shy. The transsexual model rocked it on the runway in a teeny tiny bikini for Rio designer Blue Man. Work it, girl! [Huffington Post]… More »

Disorder Of The Day: Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 3, 2011

In the past, I’ve spent weeks obsessing over pica, rickets, and scurvy. What can I say? Unusual afflictions fascinate my inner science geek. Today, I am busy learning all there is to know about Involuntary Emotional Expression Disorder, sometimes known as pseudobulbar affect. This is when you have an extremely inappropriate and uncontrollable emotional reactio… More »

Frisky Books: What Are We Reading This Week?

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2011