Excuse Me Sirs, Women Are Just as Good at Boozing and Binge-Watching

We've barely staggered through the first round of company Christmas parties and already we're getting slammed with New Year's resolution-related content (and unfortunately not the Otis Redding/Carla Thomas duet, either). Today's news: Gents' weight-loss goals are most likely to be derailed by liquor and Game of… » 12/15/14 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

NYPD Raid Just Made it a Lot Harder to Get a Cheap (Fake) Handbag

The NYPD raided a Queens warehouse Tuesday and seized over $2.2 million worth of counterfeit goods, potentially making Canal Street a lot less fun for tourists hunting for fake Michael Kors, or whatever. Displaying no sense of irony, the seizure was called "Operation Treasure Hunt." » 12/10/14 3:10pm 12/10/14 3:10pm

Scents Memories: My Life in Cool Water, And Other Perfumes

If someone held me down and drowned me in a vat of Cool Water by Davidoff, that fresh masculine scent that somehow evokes a deep-reaching lake, the '90s, and passionate but inept sex, I'd die happy. That's how attached I was, how fond I remain, of my first perfume. And that's not just a strange quirk of my brain;… » 12/02/14 2:40pm 12/02/14 2:40pm

South Carolina Prosecutors: 'Stand Your Ground' Isn't for Abuse Victims

Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state's "Stand Your Ground" law doesn't apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it's for intruders, and it really wouldn't be right to drag this statute into our "homes and personal relationships." » 10/16/14 2:50pm 10/16/14 2:50pm

Judge Forces Lawyer to Bring Her Baby to Court, Calls Her a Bad Parent

Ah, work-life balance. Such a beautiful idea. And all too often, such a desert mirage taunting travelers dying of thirst. For instance! A Georgia judge recently informed an attorney that her fancy newfangled European "maternity leave" was insufficient reason enough to postpone a hearing for three weeks. » 10/15/14 5:30pm 10/15/14 5:30pm

Here's Why the Men in Your Life Forget Everything All the Time

Ever find yourself speaking to your husband, father, brother, best dude friend, and realize he's a little fuzzy on the details of the day about which you are reminiscing in great detail? Go easy on him, because it may be that men just aren't as good with memories about the Christmas when Spot got into the cinnamon… » 9/22/14 11:20am 9/22/14 11:20am

'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Make People Lose Weight So Shut Your Piehole

You often see a refrain in the comments of posts about how maybe fat people are humans and don't deserve to be harassed or pestered or treated like lazy scum: "But if we're not mean, fatties will think it's ok to be fat! It's for their own good!" Well, guess what: treating people like shit doesn't actually make them… » 9/11/14 1:40pm 9/11/14 1:40pm

Ex Cop Who Tried to Rape a Woman With a Gun Gets His Gun Back

Adding to recent weeks' increasingly pervasive "holy shit, cops are monsters!" narrative is a recent resurfacing of the case of Dennis Krauss. Krauss was a police officer who, after having his gun taken away due to the fact that he allegedly threatened to anally rape a woman with it while he was in the process of… » 8/25/14 12:00pm 8/25/14 12:00pm