If you’ve read the news at all lately, you have heard of the trials and tribulations of Bishop Eddie Long. The Atlanta mega-church pastor is accused of sexual coercion of young men within his flock. Four men filed lawsuits last week claiming Long, a televangelist, forced them to have sex. Through a spokesman, the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor has categorically denied the charges against him. We will leave the sexual assault allegations to the lawyers. But even if he is found not guilty of sexual assault, Eddie Long has a well-established history of abusing power of another kind: his “relationship advice” book, What A Man Wants, What A Woman Needs, is chock full of swill that preaches keeping your trap shut, also known as “wifely submission.” Keep reading »
October 1 is National Lace Day. For some people that means stitching historic lace patterns or creating new ones, but we don’t have the patience for that. Instead, we’ve found 12 lovely lace fashions that make celebrating National Lace Day as easy as clicking a button. The following items present lace in a chic, not trashy way so regular, everyday wear is easy.
Silly Bandz. Where do I even start? Where did they come from? How did they become popular? What’s the point of them? I don’t get it. They’re annoying. But hey, kids will be kids. And part of being a kid is hopping on the “silly trends” train. Yes, I had slap bracelets in 1990. But Silly Bandz for adult use? Hell no.
Apparently, Silly Bandz are a new flirtation trend for singles in bars and clubs. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan continues to fill up her rehab visit punch card, checking into her fifth facility earlier this week. Four more visits and she will get one free! Lohan’s recent rehab stint came as a result of her failing a court mandated drug test—she’s hoping that by doing rehab she can avoid jail time. With this being her fifth facility, it can be hard to keep track of all the places Lilo has sought help. After the jump, the five different places where our favorite “Mean Girl” has tried the 12 steps. Keep reading »
In one corner, we have Jayla Hamm, 18, the mother of a 22-month-old toddler who she taped to a wall using green electrical tape. In the other corner, we have Carol Lynn Schnuphase, a Michigan woman who bilked her neighbors out of $7,000 by claiming that her 12-year-old son had cancer. How did she convince them? She shaved the kid’s head and drugged him. Keep reading »
Even if you were the worst volleyball player on your middle school team, or if your parents dragged you kicking and screaming to basketball practice every week, chances are that you got some serious benefits out of playing an organized sport. A ton of research shows that women who played sports as kids and teens not only went further in their education, but landed better jobs and now make more money. In fact, one study showed that of women in executive positions, 82 percent played an organized sport after elementary school. And in general, while only 1 in 6 women identifies themselves as an “athlete,” that number shoots up to 1 in 2 for women who make $75K a year or more. That’s enough to make you kick a soccer ball around, no? Keep reading »