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This summer it was hard for me to catch a lot of the Olympics because I don’t have a TV, so once in awhile I’d be lured into a bar, and with surprise (or perhaps not), found myself watching in awe, cheering, and even crying at the Olympians’ accomplishments. (Gabby Douglas had me tearing up over my beer.) But the one game I knew I couldn’t- and wouldn't- miss was the U.S. women’s soccer team taking on Japan for the  Gold. If you don’t know, the ... Read More
I've always wanted to see how the other half lives. In my daydreams, I was swapping lives with a millionaire. Or a celebrity. Or, you know, at least another person.  Introducing: Villa Hamster. A luxury resort in France where people pay real, human money to be treated like hamsters.Apparently when you have enough money, normal vacations are boring. Who wants to see the French Riviera? Done it. The Eiffel Tower? Child, please. 109 Euros (that's $143 USD!) ... Read More
Brittney Griner, a junior at Baylor University in Texas, scooped up the most outstanding player honors and led her school's basketball team to the national championship on April 3 in Denver. The final score? A crushing victory of 80-61 over Notre Dame. Griner is a powerhouse, standing 6'8" and capable of the elusive (for men and women alike) basketball trick of dunking.  You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Seriously, as someone with a ... Read More
Last week we told you about Vice's new webseries Slutever. In the vein of Sex and the City, Slutever follows the conquests of a writer (this time a blogger, hello new millennium) who's conquering New York City one romp in the hay at a time. To celebrate the launch of the series, Vice is throwing a post-premiere party this Thursday at Westway in New York. Westway is located at 75 Clarkson Street in the West Village. Doors open at 10, and if Vice's fashion ... Read More
It's no news that advertisers have pretty outdated views on gender roles. Women are depicted in domestic roles, neurotically striving for the cleanest, best smelling home. According to them we're all eating yogurt to lose weight, doing yoga in all white on our periods, or frantically shopping during the holidays. Men on the other hand get to drive sports cars through the desert, shave in super futuristic looking bathrooms, and shop for diamonds all calm, cool, and ... Read More
Nowhere in my life does the statement "The grass is always greener on the other side" ring truer than when it comes to my haircut. If my locks are long, I dream of lopping them off, and if my hair is short, all I want is to be able to braid it down my back like those girls on Tumblr. The most intense source of my hair anxiety, though, is whether or not to get bangs. Girls with fringe seem to always be walkin' on sunshine, seem to just know how to wear those weird ... Read More
Reason 9,356 why I can't get enough of the animal kingdom: bonobos. These endangered apes are close relatives of the chimpanzee and can only be found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They also get their freak on for as many reasons as we humans do.Social ascension in the bonobos universe is kind of like the standard human coming-of-age tale: the young female bonobo leaves the family she was born into, picks a new group to take up with (helloooo freshman ... Read More
Earlier this week, Hank the cat announced his candidacy for Virginia's soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. The fluffy Maine Coon from Fairfax County has his campaign promises focus on… economic stimulation? “Other politicians may talk about how difficult it is when there aren’t enough kibbles to go around,” Hank said, “but I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. When I’m elected to the Senate, ... Read More
2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the "We Can Do It" poster and of the push to enlist women into the workforce due to the lack of laborers caused by World War II. The "Rosie the Riveter" look has been tried on by countless women since artist J. Howard Miller based his vision of the 1940s war woman on Michigan factory worker Geraldine Hoff. The iconic image is definitely striking, but what is more remarkable to consider are the experiences of a ... Read More
In keeping with today's themes of pussy power and fashion, I'd like to introduce you to a model who is making his mark on Etsy-- tiny paw prints, to be exact. Toki Nantucket is the whiskered face of CatAtelier, an Etsy shop offering "hats, accessories, and clothing for your fashion-forward feline...by a detail-oriented perfectionist cat-lover." I'm on the fence about pet accessories and have never personally dabbled in cat clothes (because my cat couldn't sit ... Read More
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