The Restaurant Industry Treats Women Like Shit

Anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry can tell you that it can be incredibly unpleasant for everyone involved, but a new study has found that, in fact, it's an especially terrible place for women to work. To begin with, they make less money. Women servers who work full-time earn 68 percent of the salary … » 2/14/12 11:50am 2/14/12 11:50am

Major Birth Control Recall Just in Time For Valentine's Day

One million packages of birth control pills have been voluntarily recalled after their manufacturer has announced that the drugs might not contain enough hormones to prevent pregnancy. So instead of calling them "birth control pills," it might be more accurate to refer to them as "one-a-day useless hormone candy." » 2/01/12 11:00am 2/01/12 11:00am

Science Unlocks the Key to Gaydar

Gaydar — the ability to be able to tell who's gay just by looking or talking to them — is a "skill" of debatable merit, but many people like to brag about having finely calibrated systems of working out who's gay and who's not. Of course, when pressed, nobody can ever really put their finger on why exactly they sense… » 1/23/12 11:05am 1/23/12 11:05am

To Cuddle or Sleep, What the Hell Are We Supposed to Do After Sex?


Depending on the circumstances, falling asleep first after sex can be a gamble. You don't want to seem rude and refuse to snuggle, but also you are tired. And if you're not yet on a let-it-all-hang-out basis, you might be paranoid that if you fall asleep and start drooling, your efforts to seem suave and mysterious… » 1/22/12 11:55pm 1/22/12 11:55pm

Julian Assange Lives in Bizarro World

I have less than no interest in discussing, yet again, the merits of the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange. So it was with trepidation that I waded into Rolling Stone's new interview with the WikiLeaks-founder/guaranteed cocktail party conversation-killer. Against all odds, though, the interview is… » 1/19/12 4:30pm 1/19/12 4:30pm

Does Herman Cain's Behavior Really Count As Harassment? Witnesses Say…

From the way former employees of the National Restaurant Association are talking about the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, you'd think everyone's first day involved a shirtless Brad Pitt cornering them in the hallway and explaining that the first and second rule of the NRA is that you don't talk… » 11/04/11 12:20pm 11/04/11 12:20pm

KBR Claims Crime Was "Distinct Risk" In Jamie Leigh Jones Case

Mega defense contractor Kellogg, Brown, and Root is preparing to fight former employee Jamie Leigh Jones over her right to settle her suit with the company, all the way to the Supreme Court. Its strategy? Destroying Jones' credibility. » 1/29/10 2:20pm 1/29/10 2:20pm