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13 Spooky Clothes And Accessories To Incorporate Into Your Wardrobe

This post is brought to you by our friends at Gurl. I love Halloween because I like spooky crap. Anyway, take advantage of the spirit of the month by incorporating some eerie weirdness into your wardrobe. Check out these 13 (of course) clothes and accessories that are straight up creepy, rad and cute at the same time. Show More Summary

Dater XY: Did Chemistry Ghost Us?

They come few and far between but we all have them. You know, those first dates that make you think, Wow, is this the one? I had one of these dates last Tuesday with The Lawyer. We met at my favorite watering hole and jazz club for drinks. We arrived at exactly the same time, [...]

Tao Lin, Ed Champion & Stephen Tully Dierks: The Literary World’s Fked Up Treatment Of Women

Everything going on with women in the literary world right now is fucked. You might have heard about Ed Champion, the now apparently abandoned book reviewer/sexist Twitter troll, sure. But have you heard about Janey Smith and Tao Lin and peterbd? Have you heard about Stephen Tully Dierks? Short version of the story: The alt [...]

Heroic Firefighters Save A Family Of Hamsters With Tiny Oxygen Masks

When a fire crew in Lacey, Washington arrived on the scene of a mobile home fire on September 26, they found a family of hamsters trapped in their cage inside the home. The firefighters put out the blaze quickly, but hamsters Oreo, Madonna, and their three babies weren’t doing so well, even as their owner protected [...]

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Welcome A Baby Girl

That ’70s Baby has arrived! Sorry, that was a stupid first sentence. Anyway, Mila Kunis gave birth yesterday to her first child, a little baby girl, with fiance Ashton Kutcher. No word on the name, but I’m pretty sure you can scratch “Demi” off the list. [People] Zach Braff thinks people who criticized him for [...]

3 Breast Cancer Organizations Every Black Woman Should Know About

Last year, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, according to Susan G. Komen. This year? Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Want to know what’s even scarier? Although African-American women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer less often than Caucasian women, we’re more likely to die [...]

Party Favors: Check Out R29 Fashion Editors’ Picks For Fall

Fashion editors need to save too! See R29 editors' picks for fall. -Refinery29 Signs that you need an intervention from your Grey's Anatomy addiction -YourTango Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne might share the cover of LOVE. -Bustle Stop...Show More Summary

12 Charmingly Neurotic Onscreen Dudes Worth Crushing On

Know-it-all alpha dudes without a care in the world are great and all, but who doesn’t love that their neurotic sidekick just as much? TV and movies are full of lovable, mildly troubled neurotic souls who spend their days worrying, analyzing and questioning every event — and I have a major crush on them. The [...]

A Pair Of Socks Sparked One Of The Dumbest Arguments I’ve Ever Seen On The Internet

Generally, when I have a complaint about a product or service — even ComCast! — I tend to approach my complaint by prefacing it with an acknowledgement that there are real human beings on the other end, and while I may be angry or frustrated, I’m not meaning to take it out on them and [...]

19 Things I’ve Done To Try To Treat My Insomnia (Without Any Lasting Results)

I have shared with you all lovelies before that I have PTSD and, because of it, suffer from pretty crushing anxiety sometimes. I’m pretty much on top of it during my waking hours, but lately (i.e. increasingly since May) that daytime anxiety just feels like it’s getting pushed to the nighttime. Here are all the [...]

Receiving The Wrong Sperm Is Always Bad, But What’s Worse Is Why This White Couple Is Upset About It

A same-sex Ohio couple is suing a sperm bank for wrongful birth and breach of warranty, citing “emotional distress,” and “economic loss,” after the organization sent her vials of an African-American donor’s sperm rather than the sperm of a white donor. Show More Summary

Feminism’s PR Problem and How Feminism 101 Can Help

Before I start, I want to make something clear: I am not saying that Feminism 101 is the solution to all women’s problems, because it’s not. Rather, talking about the super basic tenets of feminism and social justice can be a way to win supporters who might otherwise be hostile to our cause. Sadly, even Feminism 101 is too radical for some people, but... Read More

Diddy Calls J.Lo’s Butt “A Work Of Art”

Diddy told “Access Hollywood” that Jennifer Lopez’s butt “is great. It’s a work of art. It’s something that will go down in history. Also her talent, her drive, her determination. She will never give up. She’s a great friend of mine… that thing is just incredible.” I guess these exes managed to stay on good terms. [...]

New Hampshire Candidate Scott Brown Thinks No One Cares About Birth Control

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown thinks that no one cares about birth control or equal pay, of course. (Huffington Post) Tennessee has a new law that treats narcotics addiction during pregnancy as child assault, which is keeping women from getting effective treatment for narcotics addiction. (Salon) Netflix and Amazon’s original programming is way more [...]

Poetry Corner: “There’s a certain Slant of light” by Emily Dickinson

This is a poem that I came across thanks to a certain YA novel. It’s a poem that I feel I need to keep coming back to; like there’s something more to find each time. So here is “There’s a certain Slant of light” by Emily Dickinson to wind its way through your mind for a few minutes. Can you spot... Read More

31 Days of Halloween – Day 1, What to Catch in the Theater

“First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.” ? Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes Hello, friends! It’s October 1st, the beginning of Persephone Magazine’s annual 31 Days of Halloween series during which we — and by we, we mean mainly Slay Belle, who waits for October to roll around every year with barely contained zeal— dedicate a daily... Read More

This Germ-Resistant Scarf Can Protect You From The Flu (And Chemical Warfare)

The Scough, a scarf embedded with the same high-grade germ filters that the military uses to protect against chemical warfare, is the fashionable answer to flu season. Instead of boarding the subway or walking near car exhaust with your face covered by a surgical mask, you can ward off illness in an infinitely more stylish [...]

Solange & Jay Z’s Elevator Fight To Become Episode Of “Law & Order: SVU”

SCHEDULE YOUR DVRs, PEOPLE. NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU” is going to take on Elevatorgate 2014. The show announced that an upcoming episode titled “American Disgrace,” will depict a fictionalized version of the Solange/Jay Z elevator brawl that happened earlier this year at the Met Gala. And if that’s not enough drama, the episode will [...]

Siskel And Ebert Made The First “Tropes Vs. Women”

So it turns out Siskel and Ebert were cool as fuck: In this 1980 episode, they address the rash of exploitation horror movies released in the very late 70s and early 80s – and continued through the 80s — that used violence against women as the foundation for the film. I love the horror genre, [...]

White Mother Sues Sperm Bank After Giving Birth To Mixed Race Baby

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer Cramblett, who is white, is suing Midwest Sperm Bank for “wrongful birth and breach of warranty” because, she alleges, the sperm bank gave her African-American sperm instead of the white sperm she requested and thus she gave birth to a mixed race baby. Citing the “emotional and economic losses [...]

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