7 Rules Of Engagement For A Friendship Breakup

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Not all friendships work out. We all can’t be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you’re fortunate, a friendship fizzles out slowly and imperceptibly, without any awkward requests to get that cardigan back. If you’re not-so-fortunate, your friendship is going to end in either one or a series of small confrontations. We can’t avoid breaking up with our friends or getting friend-dumped. But we can apply some rules of engagement so it’s not a complete and utter shitshow, like many a romantic breakup.

Allow me to add an honorary attachment to the Girl Code (although this certainly applies to male friends, too):

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New Study Says Yoga Sharpens Your Mind

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Yoga already has lots of known benefits, like better posture, flexibility and physical health, but now we can add something new to the list: increased brain function. According to new research through the University of Illinois, practicing hatha yoga three times a week helps you think more clearly, especially compared to stretching or toning exercises. The study examined a group of 100 people aged 55-79, and found that the 61 of them who practiced hatha yoga at least three times a week for eight weeks showed major improvement in ability to recall information, mental flexibility, and task-switching. The members of the group who did stretching and toning exercises for eight weeks instead of yoga showed no significant change in their cognitive abilities. The researchers controlled for other factors like gender, age or other demographic circumstances, so it’s pretty clear that yoga is the direct cause of the improvements. Keep reading »

10 Totally Foul Fart Crimes

Passing gas is a natural, normal and completely uncontrollable bodily function. So how is it that so many people are arrested in fart-related incidents? Think I’m talking out of my ass? Hardly! Better open a window — here are 10 times the police were called in because someone had the nerve to break wind…

Nick Cannon Confirms He & Mariah Carey Are Separated

  • Nick Cannon confirmed that he and Mariah Carey have been separated for the past few months, but denied that cheating is to blame. Cannon says his main focus right now is the couple’s three-year-old twins. They’ve been married since 2008. [Huffington Post]
  • The rapper Talib Kweli got into an on-air argument with CNN anchor Don Lemon over the network’s biased coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. [BuzzFeed]
  • Lauryn Hill dedicated a version of her song “Black Rage” to those fighting for equality in Ferguson. [Feministing]
  • Hayden Panettiere confirmed her pregnancy via a video of her taking the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge — she challenged her unborn baby to go next. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Watch This Adorable Jumping Bulldog Puppy

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It's All About The Trust!

Rocky the French bulldog puppy loves to jump, and he’s damn cute at it. Watch him perform the doggie equivalent of a trust fall with his owner. I dare you not to smile when he makes the leap! [BuzzFeed]

Anthropologie Told Nursing Mom To Feed Her Kid In The Toilet

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  • Breastfeeding moms held a “nurse-in” at Anthropologie after a woman shopping in a Los Angeles store was escorted by a manager to the bathroom to continue feeding her kid. Might I remind you that breastfeeding in public is legal in California? And that no one should have to hang out in the toilet any longer than necessary? [Mommyish]
  • An abortion clinic is closing down in Ohio, bringing a grand total of four clinics that have been closed by the health department under anti-choice Republican Governor John Kasich. [Dayton Daily News]
  • Coping with social stigma affects the quality of transgender women’s relationships, according to a new study. [Autostraddle]
  • Remembering the Black women who have been killed by police. [Bitch Magazine] Keep reading »
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