Can You Change Your Race? 'Ethnic Plastic Surgery' Raises Big Questions

"Ethnic plastic surgery"—the practice of altering physical features supposedly typical of your race, to either erase them or to deliberately look like a member of a different race—sits squarely at the fraught intersection of bodily autonomy, racial politics, and oppressive beauty standards. It's nearly impossible to… » 7/29/14 6:30pm 14 minutes ago

Is Wedding-Drunk America Ready for Rented Bridal Gowns?

Women once married in their finest—then wore the dress as their Sunday best for several years afterward. But styles have changed so drastically in the last 20 years that most brides won't even wear their mom's wedding gown. Plus, they cost a fortune. Consequently, it appears America may be ready to embrace the rented… » 7/29/14 6:15pm 29 minutes ago

Trial of Virginia Ex-Governor and His Wife Is an Amazing Soap Opera

Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell and ex-First Lady Maureen McDonnell are currently on trial for corruption, and even without the schadenfreude that comes from watching a rising whackadoodle star of the GOP be taken down all the pegs, the entire proceeding is at least twice as salaciously soapy and entertaining as… » 7/29/14 5:45pm 59 minutes ago

Lululemon's Patented Yoga Mat Has Been Deemed the Best There Is

Recently we noted Lululemon's desire to patent numerous clothing and equipment designs, including their yoga mat. Now said yoga mat has been given the stamp of approval by The Wirecutter, a website that reviews gadgets and products. » 7/29/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

The Craze for Coconut Oil and Its Many Magical, Miracle Uses

What is a new day except a fresh opportunity to discover new uses for coconut oil? From beauty aid to bathtub scrub, oil of coconut will make you prettier, thinner, softer, suppler, and a better lover on account of how it will do all those others things. Soon, it will unlock the mystery of all diseases and the world… » 7/29/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

​Turkish Deputy Minister Claims Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public

Are you a woman? Do you enjoy laughing, and do you sometimes do so in public? While this seems about as innocuous as, well, being in public, according to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, laughing in public could indicate that a woman is *gasp* unchaste. » 7/29/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Spanx Jeans Will Not Save Your Ass From Itself

We all know that women loving shopping for jeans—it's right up there with bikini waxes and accidentally eating the other half of the pad thai you were supposed to save for tomorrow's lunch. There is, however, that one elusive yet glorious moment when you finally find the perfect pair of denim. And now Spanx, the… » 7/29/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired an Employee For Being Pregnant

Hobby Lobby — a corporation that values its factually inaccurate beliefs about unborn fetuses over women's legal right to insurance coverage, because God weeps for the souls of the unborn — allegedly fired an employee for getting pregnant three years ago. » 7/29/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Watch Hilary Duff Act Like She's Ever Held an Office Job

Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff is back! This musical go-round, she's trying to convince us that – like her character in the classic film Beauty & the Briefcase – she's spent so many hours trapped in an office job filing papers she desperately needs a beach vacay. Oh Lizzie Hilary. » 7/29/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist yellthinker Richard Dawkins, in his perpetual and incredibly grating quest for absolute rightness, has issued a curious series of thoughts regarding sexual assault. Because some things are worse than others, he reasons (sorry, Reasons. Must capitalize his thoughts. Too… » 7/29/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

The Batkid Documentary Trailer Will Have You in Tears


Last November, the Make a Wish Foundation, with the help of oh EVERYONE, took it upon themselves to transform San Francisco into the city of Gotham so that five-year-old leukemia patient Miles could live his dream of being Batman for a day. And streets all around the world flooded with the tears of a million… » 7/29/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Enjoy the Books and Movies You Saved for Summer With a $150 Prize

You may have spent the long, sluggish winter adding books and movies to your To-Read and To-Watch lists, but it's time to take the newfound energy that accompanies warmer weather, and start checking things off. To help you chip away at those bestseller lists and movie recommendations, we're giving you the chance to… » 4/22/14 3:59pm 4/22/14 3:59pm