Get this: a specis of Amazonian ants is saying 'no thanks' to men and sex for life. That's right, the rare species, known as Mycocepurus smithii, have actually evolved beyond the need for males in their population! The ants reproduce asexually by cloning themselves, and each ant population is an exact replica of the queen. Anna Himler , the biologist from the University of Arizona who led the research on the ants, explained that there are advantages to the ... Read More
 Journalist Gbemisola Olujobi asks of cosmetic genital surgery, in her recent essay titled 'Designer Vaginas' : 'what are labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction if not female circumcision?' Well, damn. I never had made a connection before between the increasing trend for women in Euro-American countries to get procedures to make themselves more 'neat, clean, and tidy' and the not-dissimilar procedures performed on infants in many African countries--and ... Read More
Growing up in North Carolina suburbia, I was no stranger to a full blown Halloween growing up. When I was in elementary school, the kid to adult ratio in my neighborhood was around 8 to 1, and come Halloween we ran things. Candy was power and the best part of the night was spreading out your winnings on the carpet after a long night and arranging trades before passing out drained from a sugar ... Read More

Sneaky Lady

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                This goes out to all my Nike Dunk lovers, to the girls who covet their Pumas, jump for Jordan Brand, and would walk blocks in flip flops just to get a fresh pair of Married to the Mob sneaks. Introducing your new best friend: Female Sneaker Fiend , the only website written by and for women who love their tennies and want to know where to find the coolest new kicks. FSF is still launching, but they ... Read More
 No, not than you dirty bugger. I'm talking about the little things in life like triple coupon weekends at the grocery store and free cone day at Ben and Jerry's. Whereas most promotions involve giving away your email address, your precious Washingtons, or your soul, once in a while, an easy opportunity comes along. This is one of those opportunities where a little goes a long way: getting mammograms to women in need with the click of a mouse. You ... Read More

Sister Act

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           Sports channels will be having a field day this Saturday, July 4th as Venus and Serena Williams meet up in their fourth all-sister Wimbledon final in eight years. These meet-ups come around as rarely as the Olympics and promise an equally dynamic and exciting show. You know the Williams women are willing to play their hearts out, but who will win? Take a look at their records and decide for yourself: -The sisters ... Read More
               It all started when Chrissie Brodigan, a 32-year-old woman from Brooklyn, boarded the L train and her 15 lb pug got sick. The pug, who has not been identified, was taken out of his carrier at which point Brodigan was approached by  three police officers and instructed to put the pug back in his container. Depending on who you ask next, the end of this story is told in a couple of ways. Alternate Ending ... Read More
I just watched the trailer to the ladeez surfer movie Dear and Yonder and I have to say, I feel like I just came from a great yoga class. The trailer is like one deep, cleansing inhale. The music, by Vetiver is equally trancelike, calming, refreshing, and bright. In one clip, a surfer dives deep under the surface of the ocean with her board at her stomach with the ease of a porpoise. In another clip, a surfer dances back and forth on her board as she rides a ... Read More
After over two years of battling cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning in a hospital in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Ryan O'Neil, at her side. Since she was diagnosed in 2006, Farrah sought treatment both in the U.S. and abroad. We loved Farrah first for her sparkly smile and most recently for her courage to chronicle her fight against cancer in the NBC documentary, 'Farrah's story.' Tonight, Barbara Walters' interview with O'Neil will air ... Read More
                       The optimistic side of me likes to hope that people are judged more for their merit than qualities out of their control, but a recent study has proven me sadly wrong, at least in the realm of theater. According to Princeton economics student Emily Glassberg Sands and her new research studies , there is a major bias against female playwrights. Sands'study (which has been ... Read More
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