Kate is just like you or me: She is 29, lives in Ohio with her husband, holds down a job, and is the mother of a 3-year-old son. But for the past few years Kate has been living with the knowledge she is HIV+.
Kate blogs about HIV+ life at A Girl Like Me, a group blog written by women who are living with HIV. The blog is a program by The Well Project, a non-profit started by a woman living with HIV/AIDS which focuses on the needs of women living with the virus.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2010, Kate has generously opened up to The Frisky about how she contracted HIV, what her day-to-day symptoms are like, and how others treat her when they learn she is positive. — Jessica Wakeman Keep reading »
“[Kissing Ewan McGregor] was a dream come true … I mean, look at the guy. I have to say he is a great kisser. [I] had to put out of [my] mind [my] own sexual preference and just try to understand that [I was] loving another person who just happens to be a guy. It wasn’t about male or female, love is love.”
—Jim Carrey talks about his makeout session with Ewan McGregor in “I Love You Phillip Morris.” I’m loving his attitude about this. Not a trace of homophobia. Also, Ewan is super sexy, so that must make things easier. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
According to a new Match.com survey, 48 percent of singles said that finding someone special was their biggest stress during the holiday season. I’m sure this is totally accurate data considering Match.com has no vested interest in this topic. More interesting though … about 60 percent of singles said they would rather have a kiss on New Year’s Eve than a new laptop computer. What?! Seriously? I would totally take the laptop. A) I really need one and B) a kiss is so fleeting and C) the laptop will last for at least a few solid years, much longer than most relationships and certainly longer than a damn kiss. I wonder if the stats are the same for a desktop or an iPad or if those 60 percent just purchased a new laptop? [NY Post] Keep reading »
The ’90s was a big time in my life. When they started, I was a freshman in high school and when the final day of the decade rolled around, I was a college graduate trying to find my place in the “real world.” Needless to say, the era holds a special place in my heart and I have a ton of wonderful (and not so wonderful memories) from the time. So, it’s been fun reading the #why90srocked hashtag over on Twitter and getting a peek into other people’s ’90s nostalgia. Of course, I feel freakin’ ancient every time someone tweets “I was born in the ’90s!” But there have been quite a few other points that make me remember all over again why the decade was so much fun. After the jump, a few of my favorite things from the ’90s (feel free to leave your own in the comments). Keep reading »
Need protection? Why not try a tampon stun gun? This genius new invention, The Pink Stinger, packs 50,000 volts of power for “incredible comfort and protection and ready for honorable discharge at a moments notice.” To shoot intended target from 7 to 10 feet away, just put The Pink Stinger in Zap mode and two extra absorbent cotton tampons with barbed probes and 14 feet of wire will shoot out. An electric current then passes to the body, where the probes attach to the clothing or skin, causing central nervous system disruption, possible urination and certain humiliation. Talk about toxic shock. [InventorSpot] Keep reading »