Menstrual Cramps Not Only Cramp Your Style, But Maybe Your Brain, Too

Severely painful menstrual cramps may alter your brain‘s grey matter, according to researchers at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang-Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan. Business Week reports that IBS’ brain scans suggest “repeated bouts of excruciating aches make the brain unusually sensitive to pain — in effect, making the experience of pain worse.” The scans revealed decreased activity in the areas of the brain that probably handle pain processing, pain modulation, and emotional regulation, among other things. In this way, the pain of severe cramps can alter your brain in the same way doctors suggest chronic pain does. Keep reading »

Please, Jessica Simpson, Don’t Propose!

Jessica Simpson may be not-so-subtly nudging her new dude, Eric Johnson, to the altar. In addition to taking him on lavish trips and letting him crash at her place, she allegedly just purchased a $50,000 three carat emerald cut ring just so he would know that she doesn’t care that he’s too broke to get married. Easy there, Jess. Even if you end up buying the ring and being the breadwinner in the relationship, we really hope that you’ll at least wait until the poor dude is totally on board before you propose to him. [Celebitchy]

After the jump, some famous women who proposed to their men. Keep reading »

Quotable: Danielle Staub Explains Why She Threw Her BDay Party At Scores

“Scores is a comfort zone for me.”

Danielle Staub on why she chose to throw her birthday party at a strip club. Remember when the former stripper acted all injured and shy before going to that pole-dancing lesson? Bish, please. [NY Post] Keep reading »

My Two Cents: I Used A Credit Consolidation Agency To Crush My Debt

When I was 27, I finally took my head out of the sand and did what I had been dreading for months. I added up the balances of my credit cards and discovered that they had skyrocketed to over $15,000! By looking at the statements separately, I had tricked myself into believing my debt was much less. I was blindly writing checks each month, just enough to pay the minimum required. Every time I opened the mailbox, I felt a little queasy. Keep reading »

Halle Berry Scores The Cover Of Vogue’s September Issue

The eternally gorgeous Halle Berry covers Vogue‘s September issue at 43. Inside, she reveals “I refuse to settle” when it comes to love, calls her ex and 2-year-old daughter Nahla’s father, hunktastic actor Gabriel Aubry, an “amazing father,” and pronounces, “If the world wouldn’t persecute me, I’d take nude pictures every day of the week.” Berry is the first black woman to appear on the cover of the magazine’s September issue since Naomi Campbell did so in 1989. That’s a looonng time. [Vogue] Keep reading »

Daily WTF: 8-Year-Olds Now Getting Bikini Waxes

Yes, we know, the headline to this post makes us want to gag, too, but apparently it’s a real thing that’s happening in waxing salons around the country. Now moms are taking their prepubescent daughters to get their legs and bikini lines waxed.

“But young girls don’t even have bikini lines,” you say. Right. But according to some aestheticians, waxing pre-pubescent legs and pubis’ helps prevent future hair growth. Oh. Well, in that case …
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