Taylor Swift Is As Much of a World Leader As Pope Francis

Your queen Taylor Swift is No. 6 on Fortune's second annual list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Swift is featured alongside equally powerful international figures, like Apple CEO Tim Cook, human rights activist Beatrice Tetwa, and of course, Pope Francis. » 3/26/15 1:20pm 3/26/15 1:20pm

Marilyn Monroe's 1955 New Year's Resolutions Were Hardcore

It's New Year's Day and, if you're anything like me, you were supposed to go to the gym and start eating healthier. If, instead, you ate fifteen pancakes and are now watching TV, never fear — even the famous had flaws they wished to fix. Marilyn Monroe's resolutions? "Turn her life around." » 1/01/15 5:15pm 1/01/15 5:15pm

The Aggressively Terrible Life of the Real Simple Holiday Hostess

It's the holidays: time for women to be endlessly instructed in the fine art of entertaining. But, like witches, hostesses come in the categories of "good" and "bad." Lady Macbeth is a bad hostess. She and her husband plot to kill Duncan while he is staying with them. It's bad enough to murder a man while he sleeps,… » 12/23/14 5:00pm 12/23/14 5:00pm

16 Signs You’re in a Women’s Magazine List About Some Bullshit 

What with human banality, the steady expansion of female-centered media and the slow morph of the internet into a honeycomb bristling with echo chambers for one, it's hard not to feel that we are truly living in a golden age of the woman's magazine list about some bullshit. Every day, more and more web content is… » 12/08/14 2:10pm 12/08/14 2:10pm

These 'Things Not to Say' Lists Have Got to Stop

Hello Internet, you seem to be completely out of ideas and keep resorting to a dumb listicle format instructing your readers on what not to say to every minute segment of the population. Internet, these lists are silly. Internet, we do not need these. » 7/16/14 5:15pm 7/16/14 5:15pm

The Worst Songs to Play During a Father-Daughter Wedding Dance

Just as guests patiently endure long church weddings between atheists who are appeasing their religious bill-footing parents in order to get to the real fun at the reception, so too have we endured a terrible-ass spring to arrive where we are now, at fun-ass wedding season. And, as such, to the perennial awkwardness… » 6/04/14 1:00pm 6/04/14 1:00pm

Ladies: Here's 50 Things You MUST Know to Keep a Man

The first thing you should know is that according to a list published on Wall Street Insanity, men are fragile babies who can't stand to have their women disagree with them in public, gain weight or watch a chick flick without getting a blowie after. (I need you to know that writing blowie literally made me feel itchy… » 3/22/14 5:40pm 3/22/14 5:40pm

Holiday Party Outfits, Ranked by How Easy It Is to Go Pee in Them

The New York Times has named the winter's hottest party wear trend: the LBJ ("little black jumpsuit" — not Lady Bird Johnson, unfortunately). After perusing the LBJ trend piece, the thinking woman has but one response: stylish, yes, but how do you pee? » 11/21/13 3:10pm 11/21/13 3:10pm

Female Chefs Respond to Time's 'Gods of Food' Issue

Time has done their due diligence and, following the controversy over their very male-heavy Gods of Food issue, continued the conversation by interviewing female chefs about sexism in the food industry. Who's a major culprit? As we posited yesterday, members of the media. » 11/13/13 3:50pm 11/13/13 3:50pm

On Overlooking Female Chefs and the Time 'Gods of Food' Issue

There's nothing like a list to get people angry. That much was clear last week, when Time Magazine put together their Gods of Food issue and featured almost no women, inflaming food lovers the world over, as these inadequate breakdowns of "The Best" tend to do. So why do them at all? » 11/12/13 11:00am 11/12/13 11:00am

The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! » 10/17/13 3:39pm 10/17/13 3:39pm

The Exciting Things You Learn While Volunteering at a Women's Clinic

First of all: there are men out there who will water down their urine in order to offer their wives "proof" they didn't give them chlamydia. » 7/08/13 12:19pm 7/08/13 12:19pm

Why I'm Dumping You: A Complete List

Of unknown provenance, this breakup list has been going viral, though the sheer quantity and absurdity of the listed offenses draws its legitimacy into question. That said, if this Dear John list is real, we're not quite sure how the now-defunct relationship ever got past the first sign of a non-ironic airbrushed… » 6/24/13 1:40pm 6/24/13 1:40pm

The Best/Most Ridiculous College A Cappella Team Names in the Country

The past few years have been good to a cappella. Or maybe a cappella has been good to the past few years. With the release of Pitch Perfect and its super fun soundtrack, the success of Glee's Warblers album and the viral hits of college a cappella groups like On the Rocks, a cappella has gone from Preferred Activity… » 5/31/13 7:00pm 5/31/13 7:00pm

The 10 Most ModCloth Items at ModCloth

I love twee online boutique ModCloth as much as the next girl who loves adorable shit. If I could afford it, my entire closet would consist of various woodland animals printed on rompers and barrettes shaped like slices of pepperoni pizza. Actually, if I could afford it, I'd just have someone size up Zooey… » 5/17/13 2:20pm 5/17/13 2:20pm

Your Official Last-Minute Guide to Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Fuck, you forgot that it’s Mother’s Day, didn’t you? And now you’re thinking of trying to play it off with a quick phone call and an impromptu recitation of a found poem you’ve cobbled together from an old modernism anthology that you only half-read. Your mom will see right through that, of course, and she’ll be… » 5/12/13 5:00pm 5/12/13 5:00pm

13 Reasons the World Is Still Awesome

Happy Monday. Last week sucked — fuck last week. THAT SAID, the world still has some stuff going for it, and because seeing the great things is not something that comes naturally to many of us, let's take a moment to reflect on how the world is rad and wonderful. Why not? The alternative is to down a bottle of Celexa… » 4/22/13 12:40pm 4/22/13 12:40pm

The 31 Best Carbohydrates Ever

Everyone's so damn afraid of carbs. Over ten years after Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution warned dieters worldwide about the fattening power of the potato, the low-carb revolution is still in full effect. This is insane, because carbs are delicious. Fuck a protein shake, am I right? » 4/18/13 1:20pm 4/18/13 1:20pm