Today’s Lady News: Nebraska Pols Know Better Than Doctors When Fetuses Feel Pain

  • An anti-abortion law goes into effect in Nebraska today based on the idea that a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks, a claim denied by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. That’s not stopping Nebraska’s Sen. Mike Johanns: He is introducing federal legislation (which has been reintroduced and shot down every year since 2004) that would require women seeking abortions to be told the fetus can feel pain and to request anesthesia for it. [Yahoo News]
  • Some actor mailed his head shots to a casting director and mentioned that for his last role he played a rapist. Um, thanks? [The Awl]
  • The DKE fraternity at Yale University apologized for marching pledges through campus yelling, “No means yes! Yes means anal!” in a meeting with women’s groups on campus. Students and faculty recall a separate incident at Yale in 2008 when 12 pledges to the Zeta Psi fraternity stood holding signs reading “We Love Yale Sluts.” [Yale Daily News]

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Win This! Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo Coffee Maker

You’ve heard the old adage, “Good things come in small packages,” before. This might not apply to your tiny apartment or cubicle, but it does apply to the Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo. This single-cup coffee maker is made for small countertops. The Piccolo prepares hot and cold drinks, and you can customize the intensity of your drink with the patented Custom Control Lever. Nescafé’s easy-to-use flavor capsules also take the guesswork out of gourmet coffee. [$99.99, Nescafé Dolce Gusto]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you get your morning jolt. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 22. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Trailer Park: “Red,” “Hereafter,” “Conviction,” “Jackass 3D,” “Marwencol,” “Carlos”

Every day closer to Halloween is another day that I avoid the candy aisles at the drug store so that I don’t end up passed out in a bed of 600 tiny wrappers, drooling chocolate. If you’re suffering from a similar pattern, there’s nowhere better to hide than a movie theater. But they’ve got candy there, you say? Well, hopefully that 400 percent mark-up is enough to deter you. With the exception of “Jackass 3D,” this week brought some pretty heady films to the table and, for the first time in weeks, no horror movies! So go forth and watch. Keep reading »

How To Be The Old Spice Guy For Halloween

Lord knows my 2010 highlight was getting a personalized video message from the Old Spice Guy, aka my boyfriend, aka Isaiah Mustafa. (Not really on the boyfriend part, sadly.) If you want your man to look like the man your man could smell like, Know Your Meme has a handy-dandy guide to an Old Spice Guy Halloween costume just for him. Your dude doesn’t have Mustafa’s six-pack abs? Don’t worry, they’ve got a solution for that, too. (Horse not included.) [Know Your Meme] Keep reading »

Therapy For Your Pocketbook Episode 11: “Stocks, Bonds and Metaphors”

In the latest episode of “Therapy For Your Pocketbook,” Diane, a recent divorcee, comes clean and admits that although she signed up for a Roth IRA, she has no clue how to invest her dollars. Finance Expert Manisha Thakor explains that there are funds specifically created for new investors who aren’t stock market-savvy. There’s nothing to be ashamed of — this is your retirement, dang it. [Therapy For Your Pocketbook] Keep reading »

“The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills”: This Is Your Face On Botulism

I didn’t think it was possible to top the madness that is those bitches in New Jersey, but “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” may have done it. Last night’s premiere was seriously off-the-hook. Where do I even begin? Oh, how about with the plastic surgery disaster above with Taylor, who paid a visit to Adrienne’s husband for a little botulism. Susannah has informed me that she suspects Taylor isn’t getting the usual Botox, but Dysport, another brand of the stuff that causes those weird facial bubbles you see. Apparently it goes away after 30 minutes, which is a relief, because I am pretty sure that would be the end of Taylor and Adrienne’s friendship.

But temporary facial deformities were only the beginning of the hot mess that was “RHBH”! More, after the jump … Keep reading »

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