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#TheQueenTweets: Queen Elizabeth II Has Sent Her First-Ever Tweet

Queen Elizabeth II may not have her own Twitter account yet (a girl can dream), but she did send out her very first tweet today! After opening the Information Age exhibition at London’s Science Museum, the monarch of the UK posted from the official @BritishMonarchy twitter handle, signing her tweet “Elizabeth R.” It is a [...]

Health Today: What’s Your Nutritional Style?

You know your personal style, but what about your nutritional style? -Well + Good NYC Yoga-inspired costumes that are perfect for Halloween -Alignyo An app that claims to be able to decant your wine using only sound waves -Eater 30 domestic...Show More Summary

An Ode To Mellie Grant From “Scandal”

“If you knew the sacrifices that I have made, the things that I have given up, and the pieces of myself that I have given away for you, and you treat me this way. You declare war on me, and you shame me, and you make me beg for scraps when I have done nothing [...]

Kickstartable: POCKETT Boutique

Readers who love functional fashion, take a closer look at this week’s Kickstartable. Leah Williams, founder & creative director of the POCKETT Boutique, is working to bring her vision of beautiful clothing with pockets to fruition.Show More Summary

Fox Picked Up A “Subversive” New Show Based On The Archie Comics

Ooooh, there’s going to be a new live-action Archie show called “Riverdale,” written by Archie writer and Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Berlanti Productions, which is the production house for “Arrow,” “TheShow More Summary

Mommie Dearest: Moms & The Benefits Of Medical Marijuana For Sick Children

In their new documentary, “Weed The People,” filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein profile the story of Sophie Ryan, who at seven months, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After much research and investigation, Sophie’s parents turned to medicinal cannabis oil, and the results were almost unbelieveable — the treatment was shrinking Sophie’s tumor. [...]

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×05, “We’re Not Friends”

Ready for another week of this? I am! By the way, if anyone from NYC is reading this before watching How to Get Away with Murder on your DVR, be prepared to miss a couple of minutes. According to Twitter, the local stations up there interrupted the show for breaking news about the doctor with Ebola. You know who doesn’t... Read More

Janay Rice Says All There Is To Say About That Ray Rice Halloween Costume

Some asshole decided that it would be super-hilarious to be Ray Rice, Domestic Abuser for Halloween, and made a costume in which he wore Rice’s jersey and dragged around a blow-up doll. You know what stumps me about this? He got the “don’t wear blackface” memo, but not the “domestic abuse is not funny” memo. [...]

Make It Stop: “An Old (Married!) Friend From High School Is Putting The Moves On Me On Social Media”

I’m in a happy, committed relationship. I just reconnected with a friend from high school who has a spouse and a daughter, and although it was fun to hang out, immediately after we did so, he started flirting with me and talking about how he had feelings for me in high school. It’s clear that [...]

Complicated Sex Positions, As Explained By The Teenagers On Urban Dictionary

One of my favorite pastimes is going on UD and trying to find weird sex positions that have either been invented by – or poorly explained by – eighth graders. And because it would be mean of me to not share, here are a few of my favorites!...Show More Summary

Maybe Toys ‘R’ Us’s Best Course Would Be To Tread Lightly (Plus, Some Mixed Feelings About Aaron Paul’s Tweet)

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have tweeted in response to Toys ‘R’ Us pulling “Breaking Bad” figurines from their shelves: “Florida mom petitions against Toys ‘R Us over Breaking Bad action figures.” I’m so mad, I’m burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest — Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014 Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled [...]

Girl Talk: Weaving Is The Best Thing To Happen To My ADD Brain Since Adderall

Lucca is a little bit jealous of my loom. I can’t even start to explain why I love weaving so much without first explaining, as best I can, what it feels like to have an ADD brain. While I think I would still love weaving even if I didn’t have attention deficit disorder, its therapeutic [...]

The End Zone: Is Percy Harvin’s Third Act Going To Be His Best Yet?

In what was otherwise an incredibly slow week for the NFL, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks surprisingly traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Speculation was instantly rampant that the move was tactical, due to Harvin’s alleged inability to get along with his [...]

Terrible Human Asks Dear Prudence If They Have To Give Candy To Poor Children Trick-Or-Treating In Their Rich Neighborhood

I don’t always agree with Slate’s Dear Prudie advice columnist, but she nailed her response to a person who wrote in to complain about children from lower-income neighborhoods coming to her rich neighborhood to trick-or-treat on Halloween. First, here’s “Halloween For The 99 Percent” expressing their concerns and frustrations:   I have noticed that on [...]

Mama June Denies She’s Dating A Sex Offender, TLC Cancels “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” Anyway

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”‘s Mama June is denying reports that she is dating a convicted sex offender. Yesterday, rumors swirled that June Shannon, 35 (y’all SHE IS MY MOTHERFUCKING AGE), was dating Mark McDaniel, 53, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation and imprisoned in June 2004. TLC issued a statement saying, “We are [...]

8 Pumpkins Giving Birth Because Halloween Isn’t Scary Enough

What’s with people and the “pumpkin giving birth” trend? Do they actually think that the fleshy mass of pumpkin seeds and flesh resembles what comes out of a woman’s uterus during childbirth? Or are they just bored by your run-of-the-mill goofy jack-o-lantern grin? I’m confused. Show More Summary

Insomnia Update: Or, How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Earplugs

According to this piece in The Atlantic, these are the risks of getting insufficient sleep: It makes you “dumber and less able to concentrate” You’ll misremember things, have false memories, or not remember things at all You’ll be more suggestible You’ll be less able to remember motor sequences Apparently it’s possible to trick yourself into [...]

This Vagina-Scent Holy Water Madonna Sculpture Exists Pretty Transparently For The Sake Of Press

File this one under “ Extremely Mixed Feelings”: Olfactory artist Peter de Cupere has a one-day exhibit happening in which a Madonna figure made of holy water and “vaginal smell” will melt and fill the gallery with “the scent of passion.” :-/ The vaginal smell is authentic and sourced from a variety of women, but [...]

Frisky Eats: 14 Indulgent Hot And Cold Chocolate Cocktails

Give me chocolate and alcohol, and we’ve just become new best friends. Put the chocolate IN the alcohol, and I will marry you. Help me to celebrate National Chocolate Day on October 28 by saying “cheers” with some yummy mocha and coco cocktails. Sweet and rich enough to be desserts, we’ve included 13 different recipes [...]

What’s Better For You, Butter Or Margarine?

ASAP Science asks one of the most important questions in nutrition: According to science, what’s better for you, butter or margarine? Not what’s better in general, obviously, because that’s a laughably easy question to answer. They break it down thusly: Butter has one or two ingredients and is minimally processed but is high in saturated [...]

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