August 14, 2011


THE BIG PICTURE | New York, August 14: Risa Ohara, left, and Joelle Williams share a laugh as they wait to march in the Dominican Day Parade. [AP]

To Achieve Your Dreams, Lower Your Expectations

Remember those dumb dreams you used to have? Owning a house? Driving a car? Having a nice, tasteful, not over-the-top Not being more than 50K in debt from undergrad? In these times of economic turmoil, The Youths are learning that the only way to achieve their dreams is to change them to something less dreamy. Basically, if you’re under 25, you’re screwed, forever! More »

Godless Heathen Women Skipping Church More Often Than Ever

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not in church. And you’re not alone. According to a recent survey that measured Christian churchgoing behavior among America’s women over the last 20 years, we’re all getting decidedly less godly. More »

Michele Bachmann’s Victory at Iowa Straw Poll Pretty Much Guarantees She Won’t Be President

Minnesota Republican and general wolf-in-Holly Golightly’s clothing Michele Bachmann won yesterday’s famed Iowa Straw Poll, narrowly defeating challenger Ron Paul and leaving the rest of the competition in the dust. While her campaign’s celebrating what it claims is a decisive victory on Bachmann’s quest to be the first woman to serve as President, results of the Iowa Straw Poll rarely indicate that a candidate will be successful on election day, or even emerge from primary season with the party’s nomination. More »

Why Do We Want The 1990s Back?

In case you haven’t heard, a ton of people want ‘90s pop culture to come back in full force. Clothes, TV shows, whatever, people don’t care. They (see: adults ages 20-35 approx.) just want what they remember and they want it now. And their wish is being granted. More »

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week’s compilation of pop culture crap, Carnie Wilson farts on The Talk, Snooki burps on The Insider, and Anderson Cooper is no longer closeted. More »

Michele Bachmann: Wifely ‘Submission’ Means ‘Respect’

Last night’s Fox News-hosted Republican debate in Iowa was basically set up to have the candidates snipe at each other – even on Fox News, theater over ideology – and they mostly obliged, particularly Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann. But there was at least one point where the audience turned on the moderators: When Byron York asked her if she would be submissive to her husband as president. More »

How Guys Lost Their Virginity

Welcome back to Guysourcing, where a panel of helpful gentlemen answer your questions. This week, guys responded to a reader’s request: “I want your ‘How and Why I Lost My Virginity’ stories.” Let the tales of deflowering begin! More »

Controversial 10-Year-Old Model’s Mom Doesn’t Quite Get It

The French press has been covering the emergence of those creepy and very adult-styled photographs of 10-year-old child model Thylane Loubry. And Thylane’s mother, the entertainment reporter-turned-reality show contestant-turned-fashion designer, has spoken out angrily about what she says is an unfair focus on her daughter. More »

How One Woman’s Weight Loss Story Went Awry

Jess Weiner is an author and self-esteem expert who’s a major (albeit controversial) figure in the body acceptance movement. After struggling with food issues, she abandoned the scale and settled at a happy size 18 – that is, until she realized she’d not weighed herself in 16 years. Her positive body image aside, she was clinically obese. And after a visit to the doctor, she decided that she needed to make some changes. More »

To Save Money, Try Shopping Around Hot People

New research challenges the logic of clothing retailers hiring store clerks based on attractiveness – and not just because it’s sketchy and possibly even illegal. Insecure customers are actually less likely to buy an item if they see a good-looking employee or fellow shopper wearing it. More »

Where Does London Go From Here?

I’m huddled in the front room with some shell-shocked friends, watching my city burn. Britain is a tinderbox, and on Friday, somebody lit a match. How the hell did this happen? And what are we going to do now? More »

If Male Superheroes Posed Like Wonder Woman

The latest Justice League comic book has been revealed, and we feel like Wonder Woman looks a little bit over-sexualized. Bleeding Cool points out an artist’s imagination of what our male superheros would look like if they were posed just as sexually. We think they look …good? More »

Larry David, Feminist Hero?

Larry David is a feminist. There, I said it. I know, I know, that jerk? Allow me to explain. More »

How To Do A 30s-Style Moon Manicure

Back in the era of Deco and Depression and FDR, ladies who did paint their fingernails didn’t generally paint their fingernails the whole way. Wouldn’t you like to know their secrets? More »

This Week In Tabloids: Jennifer Aniston’s Secret Baby Bump & Shotgun Wedding

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we search for cool, refreshing gossip in the freezer sections of In Touch, Star, Ok!, Life & Style and Us. This week, Kate Middleton is refusing to eat and wasting away into nothing and it’s all The Queen’s fault; there’s a chance Teresa Giudice might go to jail; and Jennifer Aniston is allegedly hiding her alleged baby bump behind purses and floaty tops. More »

The Catchy New Word For Feminism

When we asked for a new word for feminism – hoping we could do better than Beyoncé, who suggested something “catchy like ‘bootylicious'” – we were, obviously, being tongue-in-cheek. There’s nothing wrong with the word feminism, and if you believe in equality, you really should embrace the word – there’s strength in numbers. However, for many it’s not so simple. More »

How To Travel By Air Without Going Completely Insane

Most people who say they love travel usually actually love “being in other places.” Anyone who actually loves going to the airport, waiting in a series of increasingly frustrating lines, sitting on a plane and then reverse negotiating a strange place is either damaged or more relentlessly positive than SpongeBob Squarepants on ecstasy. The process of being in transit is not enjoyable and can present some unique barf baggy challenges that one can only hope to MacGuyver through. More »

30 Different Sexual Fetishes In Under Five Minutes

Well this is handy! Things learned: being turned on by muscles is called Sthenolagnia, people turned on by their periods have a case of Menophilia, and Andrew McCarthy’s obsession in Mannequin was just a classic case of Agalmatophilia all along! More »

How To Befriend Cool People When You’ve Got A Baby

Recent studies have shown that there’s only a six-month window after giving birth wherein new parents still stand of a chance of being considered cool or interesting by friends, co-workers, or complete strangers. But the news isn’t all bad. Those same friends and coworkers said if they could do it all over again, they would actually consider re-friending the parents in question, but only if they would only promise to never mention the word “meconium” again. More »

How To Say ‘Abortion’ And ‘Fucktard’ In Sign Language

Lately, the Internet has been buzzing about the American Sign Language for “abortion,” which is apparently either a cradled baby being thrown away or a uterine scraping, depending on your source. But that’s not the end of the ASL fun times. More »

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