South Africans Have Accidentally Been Eating Giraffe and Kangaroo Meat

Just to ensure that human beings have unknowingly consumed EVERY kind of animal who sings "Circle of Life" at the beginning of The Lion King, it looks like South Africans have inadvertently been munching on the horse's swaggier cousin, the zebra, as well as kangaroos and giraffes. Sigh. Just when we were getting över … » 3/02/13 2:00pm 3/02/13 2:00pm

Literally Anyone, Like Anyone, Can Be a Runner

Like deep-cleaning your bathroom or reading Middlemarch, running is one of those things you always mean to be darn good at once you get around to it. » 3/02/13 12:30pm 3/02/13 12:30pm

On Looking Like Every Dude’s OK Cupid Date But Not Being It

Like many single women, I have a Saturday brunch ritual with friends. When friends aren't available—or sometimes when they are, but I feel cranky or sub-human or haven't washed my hair for so long it could be the inciting incident for Contagion 2—I take myself out with my computer or a book to inhale an embarassingly… » 2/23/13 2:30pm 2/23/13 2:30pm

First-Ever Abortion Clinic in Ireland to Open Next Week

An abortion clinic is set to open in Belfast next week. It will be the first of its kind in all of Ireland, but extreme anti-abortion groups could shut the service down before it has even opened its doors. » 10/12/12 11:00am 10/12/12 11:00am

Older Ladies Aren't As Horny, And They're Fine With That

A new study finds that many ladies over 80 don't have a lot of sexual desire, but that doesn't really bother them — even if they're sexually active. » 1/04/12 10:40am 1/04/12 10:40am

HPV Vaccine Side Effects Do Not Include Sluttiness

The HPV vaccine is pretty scary stuff. For starters, you probably heard from your aunt that this lady told Michele Bachman that it totally made her daughter "mentally retarded." And even if those who get the shots don't end up like that poor girl no one was ever able to locate, the vaccine is rumored to transform… » 12/27/11 4:05pm 12/27/11 4:05pm

A Coffee A Day May Keep Your Crippling Depression Away

It's time for your monthly update on whether your favorite beverage is saving your life or killing you. Today the news is good: Researchers say women who drink several cups of coffee per day are less likely to become depressed. There's no time to come down with the blues when you're tweaked out of your mind on… » 9/27/11 10:20am 9/27/11 10:20am

Texas Teaches Death Row Inmates A Lesson: No More Last Meals

Officials in Texas realized that they've been going way too easy on death row inmates, so they'll no longer be offering a last meal before execution. Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was convicted of the racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jr., enraged State Senator John Whitmire by ordering this meal before he was… » 9/23/11 9:30am 9/23/11 9:30am

I Have Empty Breast Syndrome

When I flew to Los Angeles for eight days, I took the following with me: Ten pairs of underwear, eight tanktops, six pairs of pants, four bras, and two lactating breasts. » 9/19/11 12:15pm 9/19/11 12:15pm

Texas Schools Slowly, Begrudgingly Admit Abstinence-Only Education…

After years of sexual education that willfully denies the possibility that kids are going to have sex no matter what, some schools in Texas are starting to teach curriculums that information on contraception. This is partly because it isn't as cheap to yell, "Don't do it!" to teens as one might think, and there's less… » 9/16/11 1:20pm 9/16/11 1:20pm

The Breast Cancer Charity Scam

There are few causes that are more widely supported than the effort to end breast cancer, yet somehow making sure your money actually goes to supporting research and helping people affected by the disease has become exeedingly difficult. You're probably aware that companies pushing products festooned with pink ribbons… » 9/15/11 11:30am 9/15/11 11:30am

Two Different Advice Columnists Answer The Same Letter

Well, it was bound to happen: two online advice columns received — and published — the same letter today. Their different responses provide a window into the columnists' psyches. » 9/15/11 11:00am 9/15/11 11:00am