Posts tagged "greece"

Officials Think They’ve Found Roma Girl “Maria”‘s Biological Parents In Bulgaria

Investigators in Europe say they have found the biological parents of Maria, a young girl living with a Roma couple who claimed the child was given away to them years ago, by successfully matching her DNA to two Bulgarians.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

Blonde Girl Named “Maria” Removed From Gypsy Couple’s Care In Greece

A hot international news story: Greece has taken a young blonde girl called "Maria" away from a Roma, or gypsy, couple, though they claim to have adopted her from her biological mother. Authorities instead have accused the Roma couple of abducting Maria, who is age four or five, and of falsifying paperwork for the child…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2013

The Internet Does Something Nice For A Stranger: Harassed Bus Monitor Karen Klein Gets A Vacation

Kids can be awful to each other. And kids who haven't been taught right can even be awful to adults. Bus monitor Karen Klein, of Greece, New York, rides the bus everyday with the kids, and was verbally abused by a band of screaming Jerkus Maximuses while she was just doing her job. A video…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2012

The Frisky’s Chic on the Street: Greece Oct. 19th 2009

The true key to looking chic is all about being comfortable in your own skin. In that case, Marta, a traveling musician from Poland, may have tied up the award for chicest gal on the island. She bought her scarf at a kiosk in India and pinned it up the front to make a top.
By: Caragh Johnson / October 19, 2009

The Greek Ruins Are Getting Even More Ruined By Stilettos

Sexy stilettos may damage your feet, but they’re also wrecking the ancient marble floors of ancient Greek sites. Apparently, the temples are showing signs of aging worse than Pamela Anderson. "These monuments have a skin that suffers and people must realize that," Eleni Korka, the director of Greek Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, warned.
By: Simcha / May 18, 2009

Lesbians Are Free To Call Themselves Just That

Remember how residents of the Aegean island of Lesbos were trying to get a court to ban the use of the word "lesbian" in reference to gay women? Well, the courts dismissed their request. A court in Athens, Greece said the word did not define the identity of the residents, so it could…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 22, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Wedding Weight, An Oral Sex Contest, And Elderly Email Users

More than half of the 272 women survey in a Cornell University study said they'd be willing to use extreme dieting methods to meet their wedding weight goals, and one in five women in a Fitness magazine survey of 1,000 brides said they'd postpone their wedding if they didn't met their weight goal. […
By: Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2008

Same-Sex Weddings In Greece

Yesterday, on a remote island, Greece's first same-sex wedding took place. There were actually two: one between two men, and another between two women. The civil ceremonies were performed on the tiny island Tilos. "I know they’re people too, but couldn’t they have gone on doing what they were doing without getting our community involved?"…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 4, 2008

Isle Of Lesbos v. Lesbians

Three residents of the Isle of Lesbos (no that’s not a euphemism, they really live there) are suing the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union, Olke, over the use of the word “Lesbian.” Although the plaintiffs claim they’re cool with the lifestyle, they want to stop the confusion and reclaim the name solely for people from…
By: Simcha / May 1, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Bad Pickup Lines, Sex Stress In Greece, And The Cost Of Dating

Time Out Chicago shares a bunch of pickup lines actually used in bars around the city. Our favorite is: “You’re a total Visa, baby. You’re everywhere I want to be.” Ugh. [Time Out Chicago] Eighty percent of the men who called a sex helpline in Tessaloniki, Greece, did so because they were stressed about…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 12, 2008