Models' Real Faces, Before The Photoshop Magic

You are not the only one whose skin isn't always perfect. But you could get that feeling from looking at the magically pore and blemish-free images we're bombarded with on billboards and in magazines. One photographer inadvertently let us in on the process. See the miraculous transformation in our video. Watch »


Congresswoman's Inspiring Speech On Her Abortion, Planned Parenthood

In Thursday's heated House debate on a proposal to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding for women's health and sex education services, one speech stood out. California representative Jackie Speier said she would abandon her prepared remarks because "my stomach is in knots." Then she told the world about her own abortion. Watch »


New York Fashion Week Draws To A Close

And then we came to the end. Color us surprised, but we actually found ourselves enjoying the rigamarole. Here's our handy roundup. Read more »


Every Day Is A Nice Day For A White Wedding At BHLDN

In January, an email went out, with the subject line: "What if Anthropologie did weddings?" It was a teaser for BHLDN, Anthropologie's new bride-centric venture. We wondered: What did the letters mean? Beverly Hills London? Bride Hates Little Dogs Now? Benedictine Holies Levitate Directly Northward? Babies Help Liven Date Night? Brides Have Large Daunting Needs? Read more »


Did MTV Distort Britney's New Video To Slim Her Down?

The new music video for "Hold It Against Me" premiered tonight on MTV, and while Britney Spears has been plagued by rumors that she used a dance double, that isn't the the only camera trickery at work here. Much like Mariah Carey's Christmas special, the aspect ratio has been tweaked, possibly to make Brit appear thinner. Read more »


What You NEVER, Not In A Million Years, Expect When You're Expecting

We saw the romantic comedies. We read the books. And here's the stuff they left out. Read more »


Lara Logan Sexually Assaulted In Egypt; Media Helpfully Discuss Her Hotness

Now that CBS has made public Lara Logan's sexual assault — which the network harrowingly described as "brutal" — in Egypt, other media outlets are clamoring to respond - in the most offensive way possible. Please, let's talk about Logan's looks and sex life!
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6 Reasons Justin Bieber Is Qualified To Talk About Abortion

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Justin Bieber said, "I really don't believe in abortion. It's like killing a baby?" Asked about cases of rape, he added, "Well, I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason." Why is Bieber qualified to talk about these issues? We're so glad you asked! Oh, and don't worry — Elisabeth Hasselbeck eventually came to his defense. Read more »


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The Age Of Consent Around The World

The legal age of consent varies widely around the world - and even within the United States, it's way more complicated than we thought. Let's take a tour. Read more »


The Death Of The Mean Girl

"Imagine that Lindsay Lohan's generation of girls has grown up into decent human beings." Read more »


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The Sounds Of Pleasure: A Masturbation Mixtape

All you need is a quiet room (maybe stocked with some chocolate or wine?) and a "personal massager." It could be your hand; it could be a Hitachi Magic Wand. That part's up to you. What we're going to do is supply the playlist. Yes: These are songs to touch yourself by. Take a listen »


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This Week In Tabloids: Miley Cyrus & John Mayer Spotted Kissing & Ass-Slapping

This week, we learned Ryan Phillippe hit on Rihanna, that Suri Cruise needs a 12-step program, and that John Mayer and Miley Cyrus are just two wild, crazy tattooed kids who can't keep their hands off of each other. Read more »


8 Laptop Bags You'll Actually Like Carrying

The trick is finding reasonably-priced, padded bags that are also nifty. So here's a roundup - most of them under $100, several vegan and a couple with a cross-body strap. A couple could double as purses; a few are basic, a couple are fun. Read more »


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