The Real Losers in #MommyWars: Freaking Everybody Else

This week, a "viral video ad" (barf barf barf) from a greeting card company aimed at the vital Mother's Day market started making the rounds on the internet and results have been...mixed, to say the least. But the really great thing is that it's revived the age old debate of who's worse: self-righteous stay at home moms, … » 4/17/14 10:59pm 43 minutes ago

General Mills Is Trying to Take Away Your Right to Sue For Any Reason

General Mills, purveyor of many fine not-quite-foods, has just introduced the world's must unfathomably bizarre anti-consumer legal policy. If it isn't struck down by sane judges, it's going to effectively mean that no one can sue them, ever, for any reason. That is not an exaggeration. » 4/17/14 10:17pm Today 10:17pm

New App Will Help Keep You Safe When You're Walking Home Alone

As much as I like to grumble about how women's movement is limited by a world that makes us afraid to walk alone at night — it's something I grumble about whenever my mom forwards me a chain email that's like, "IF YOU'RE LEAVING THE MALL GET INTO YOUR CAR THROUGH THE PASSENGER'S SEAT!!!" — the fact remains that walking… » 4/17/14 6:50pm Today 6:50pm

Taylor Swift and Your Mom Shop at the Same Place Now

Yesterday, Taylor Swift was photographed stepping into her New York apartment wearing — LO AND BEHOLD — a heart patterned sweater purchased from popular mall retailer Talbots. Not only are Tay and your mother sharing ex boyfriends these days(your mom dated John Mayer, btw), they're also sharing a favorite store. » 4/17/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Your Gym Is Watching You. Counting. Monitoring. Waiting.

Instead of just barking "100 more crunches (and faster)!" at you, some trainers are now electronically tracking their clients with devices like Fitbits. And if you’re training somewhere like Life Time Fitness, your coach will text you if your exercise band says you aren’t sweating like you’re supposed to be. » 4/17/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Texas Republican Launches and Quickly Folds 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC

A high-level employee at a prominent Texas firm that has provided consulting services to some prominent Republicans in the Lone Star State will be closing his Boats N' Hoes Super PAC this week, after people found out about it. This is a dark day in both the world of boats and the world of hoes. And in the candidacy of… » 4/17/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Solve Sexism With Overconfidence, Hope and Changing Your Brain

Even the best thinking on how to achieve economic/political parity with men always comes back to this conundrum: Women should act more like men to get ahead, but when they do, they are often penalized. So let's teach women how to act more confident, yet deferential, so as not to offend men. Then let's cross our fingers … » 4/17/14 5:20pm Today 5:20pm