August 8 Week In Review

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August 8 Week In ReviewLiving Like A Pioneer Now Cutting Edge

Did you hear about the newest trend? It was invented in prehistoric times, and we've spent thousands of years developing technology so that we don't have to do it, but now urbanites are discovering it and so it's cool again! It's sewing! More »


August 8 Week In ReviewWoman Sues Employer Over "Mini-Skirt Mondays" And Other Fucked Up Days

A woman in Utah is suing her former employer for subjecting her to their version of "Hawaiian shirt day," except by Hawaiian shirt, they mean something more along the lines of "Tube Top Tuesday." More »


August 8 Week In ReviewIs It Better To Have Parents Who Are Nothing Like You?

At some point, every parent wants to be the cool parent. The one who breaks the rules! The one who can "hang!" The one who's more like a friend! More »


August 8 Week In Review10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Kathy Griffin gives Piers Morgan a hard time, Colleen Camp is ornery, and Anderson Cooper takes aim at Chris Brown. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewFashion Industry Salivates Over Creepy Photos Of 10-Year-Old French Girl

Fashion has a new muse, and she is 10 years old. Meet Thylane Loubry Blondeau. More »


August 8 Week In Review The 10 Most Horrifying Reborn Dolls

Reborns — dolls that are made to look as realistic as possible - are an endless source of fascination. We've seen The 10 Most Horrifying Reborn Dolls, clips of My Fake Baby; the pages of Doll Reader; coverage on morning TV shows; and so on. But which of these oh-so-lifelike dolls are the creepiest? Let's take a look, shall we? More »


August 8 Week In ReviewThis Is Your Brain, Aroused

It's been sixty years since scientists first figured out which part of the brain processes stimulation to which part of the body — on a man. It took til this year for someone to thoroughly map the same for a woman's body. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewWhen Beer Goggles Aren't Your Only Problem

We all know about beer goggles. You're at the bar whirling around on the dance floor and suddenly the crowd parts and there they are: THE MOST ATTRACTIVE PERSON EVER, except they're not. Bam, beer goggles. But that's a little too simple - not all beer goggles are created equal, and there are many other types of goggles that we may (accidentally or intentionally) wear, causing us to want to hump someone who we really shouldn't want to hump. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewLet's Invent A Catchy New Word For Feminism

In a new interview with the UK edition of Harper's Bazaar, Beyoncé is asked if she is a feminist. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewTLC Is Playing Games With Your Uterus

Say you are casually hanging out at home in the middle of a weekday with nothing to do. Would you pursue job leads or do craft projects or engage in some other worthwhile endeavor? Or would you turn on the TV instead? I thought so. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewThis Week In Tabloids: Jennifer Aniston Is Not Taking Birth Control

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we have a steamy fauxmance with the tall, dark strangers known as In Touch, Star, Ok!, Life & Style and Us. This week: Jennifer Lopez is super psyched to be single; Kim Kardashian had kotton kandy at her bridal shower; Angie bought Shiloh a dress; and Jennifer Aniston is not on the pill. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewMake A Cool Shirt Cooler With Safety Pins

Did you ever make those elastic and safety-pin bracelets at YMCA camp? With the beads on? Those were fun. Well, I have some good news: ordinary safety pins — shiny, sharp safety pins of the type that sell in 100 count bags for $2 — can improve the coolness factor of almost any article of clothing by up to 78%. Here's how. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewJerking Off For Safer Sex

Now there are even more reasons for teens to confront their fears about blindness and hairy palms, and start touching themselves with abandon. Teenagers who engage in solo sex are more likely to have a partner to have sex with too. Plus, there's a greater chance that boys who masturbate will use a condom when having sex. Curiously, the same is not true for girls. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewIt's Official: Your Birth Control Will Be Fully Covered

Here's a rare bit of excellent news: The Department of Health and Human Services has signed off on recommendations to include contraception in preventative care. In other words, kiss your co-pay goodbye. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewThe Absurdity Of Recommended Serving Sizes

If you've ever downed a whole bag of Chex Mix then flipped over the bag and found that's about eight servings, you probably know serving sizes bear little relation to what people are actually eating. For years, consumer advocacy groups have been pushing the F.D.A. to change portion sizes, and now in an effort to light a fire under the agency, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has singled out some of the most ridiculous serving suggestions. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewThe Situation & Snooki: The Greatest Love Story Of Our Generation?

Last night's big premiere of the fourth season of Jersey Shore was kind of a disappointment. The gang headed to Italy, and there were a lot of setup luggage hijinks, a montage of fake passport photo shoots (apparently, they are the only people in America who are allowed to wear sunglasses and hats for their passports), and hair appliance/converter shenanigans. So it stands to reason that The Situation's newfound feelings for Snooki could very well be part of some quasi-scripted storyline to add some drama, seeing as how Ronnie and Sammi aren't fulfilling their roles (yet) as tortured house couple. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewCraigslist Poster Seeks Partners For "Manhood Camping," Totally Non-Sexual Group Masturbation

Before you read this epic Craigslist post, be advised that this camping trip isn't a sex thing. Sure, it involves men going off into the woods to jerk off as a group next to a campfire, but just to reiterate, NOT A SEX THING, BRO. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewPolygamist Warren Jeffs Found Guilty Of Child Sex Abuse

It didn't take jurors long to make up their minds about polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. After only three and a half hours of deliberation, the 10 women and two men on the jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old who were his "spiritual wives." More »


August 8 Week In ReviewIsn't A Baby Supposed To Cramp Your Style?

In the entire first year of our daughter's life, we left the house together without her exactly once, when she was two months old. It didn't end as I would have expected. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewNancy Snyderman: If You Have A Sugar Daddy, You Must Be A Hooker

Earlier this morning the Today Show ran a segments where they brought in "experts" to weigh in on some of the "hottest headlines." Star Jones, Donny Deutsch, and Dr. Nancy Snyderman (you know, the one who called Mommyrexia an "obnoxious, Upper East Side, white girl problem") showed up, so we assume the real experts were out of town? Anyhow, when it came time to discuss the "growing trend" of women seeking out sugar daddies through the internet, things got explosive. More »


August 8 Week In ReviewTall Women Can't Hide

I see us everywhere. Restaurants. The grocery store. The mall. I hear our sighs in the dressing room as we try on skirts that, mid-thigh on others, graze dangerous territory on us. I see our longing gazes as we pick up and then put back those high, high stiletto heels at Nine West or Nordstrom's or Last Call. More »