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Grammy Awards Bid Adieu To Polka, But We Still Like The Clothes

After more than 20 years of conferring awards on top polka albums, the Grammy Awards is ditching its polka category. The genre has simply become less competitive over the years since the pool of artists in the category is relatively tiny. But let’s not forget about polka entirely, okay? While polka music is a little hokey, the costumes associated with it are inspiring. Keep reading »

Fashion Slideshow: Quirky Lingerie

I’m not one to transform into a sex vixen when she dons some Victoria’s Secret bustier. And my last striptease? Like Flashdance on rewind. Give me some granny panties and a sports bra, however, and I’m a star. Here, some picks for ladies who prefer less traditional underthings to the super-sexy stuff. So, throw one on, take your passion, and make it happen.
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Hooray For Bikes!

If you have a car or live in a city where scary drivers abound, you might not ride a bike around town much, but the next time you put your feet on a set of pedals, give the bike a pat and say “thank you.” Bikes had a big part in changing women’s lives, allowing us to wear shorter skirts and bloomers (the precursor to pants), and getting us out of the house. Before the bike was invented, women weren’t able to travel much since riding side-saddle was uncomfortable and riding the normal way was thought to damage women’s genitals. However, lady bikers didn’t have it easy and were often verbally and physically accosted as they rode. Emma Eades, one of the first women to ride a bike in London, was attacked with bricks and stones and told to go home and behave properly. Lucky for us, those days are gone, and we can pedal in peace. [Mental Floss] Keep reading »

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