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Writing Diversity into NaNoWriMo

Saturday marks the beginning of NaNoWriMo, and it seems like a lot of ideas are in progress and about to be bravely crafted and thrust out into the world (whether your world means the secret between you and your laptop, a self published ebook or crowdsourcing ideas through Archive of Our Own). As you start world building and fleshing out... Read More

21 Movies That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

There’s something magical about movies. Whether you’re watching one in a dark theater, on a couch with some popcorn, or under the comfort of a blanket in your own bed, movies allow us a very specific form of escape. And women tend to be the most regular moviegoers out there. According to a 2012 MPAA [...]

4 Problems I Have With VProud, The New “Troll-Proof” Social Network For Women

So there’s a thing called VProud that’s supposed to be a social network for women and I don’t love it. It’s a forum, basically, and every topic starts with a video, and then you comment on or have conversations about the video. It’s “troll-proof,” or so they say — users are authenticated through Facebook, Google, [...]

The End Zone: The Best, Worst & Most Laughable Moments From This Week’s Games

I know, I know, I’ve been complaining the last two weeks about the NFL getting boring. And it’s true, right around this time of the season, it does get a little hum-drum. We’re too far away to reasonably start calling playoff berths, but too deep into the season to find freshly contrived celebrations as adorable [...]

Your Vet Probably Isn’t a Dog Trainer

When they’re feeling overwhelmed with a new puppy or they’re having a behavior problem with their dog, many people turn to their vet or the staff for advice. Sometimes they can be a great resource; unfortunately, being an expert in veterinary medicine doesn’t qualify someone to deal with training and behavior problems. Show More Summary

Anita Sarkeesian Was On “The Colbert Report” And GamerGate Is, Of Course, Outraged

So, I’ll let everyone else talk about what it means that Anita Sarkeesian was on “The Colbert Report” to talk about GamerGate last night, because while I think it’s a newsworthy topic and she’s certainly the most reputable person to talk to about it, I just can’t with GamerGate anymore. Here’s why. The most interesting [...]

Dater XY: How To Deal With Dating Fatigue

Dating. It’s a hard knock life. You start out excited about the possibilities and hit the ground running. This excitement eventually fades to fatigue as you continue to go out with new individuals with the same result, time after time. Once you get to this point, it’s important to take a timeout and rejuvenate. If [...]

The Men In Heels Who Slayed Beyoncé’s Choreography Are Back To Make Us Feel Uncoordinated Again

Remember the three dudes in stilettos who perfectly mastered Beyoncé’s choreography earlier this year, thus making all of us feel like the most uncoordinated dancers in the world? Well, they’re back to remind us what that feels like. Yanis Marshall and his high-heeled partners, Arnaud Boursain and Mehdi Mamine, have decided to induce us all [...]

Here’s A Recipe For A Candy Corn Smooothie That’s Actually Good For You—No, Really

If there’s one thing about Halloween, it’s the bloated and sad feeling I get from eating massive piles of candy corn after it goes on sale at CVS (or Duane Reade, if you live in the city). To prevent that this year, we’re trying a different approach: Candy corn.. Show More Summary

Betty White “Lives On Hot Dogs And Vodka,” Swears Like A Sailor

Betty White is probably the coolest 92-year-old to ever walk the earth, and a new interview in Closer Magazine proves it. Not only is the spunky prankster still working in showbiz after seven decades of entertaining, but those close to her credit her good health and sharp wit two of my favorite things. “She lives [...]

12 Signs You Love Napping More Than Anything Else In Life (In GIFs!)

Screw what everyone else says. When I’m lying on my death bed, I am going to remember the naps I’ve taken. And you want to know why? Because I’ve taken some pretty solid naps. Sleep is amazing. I could do it all day. You get to do nothing — for hours — and yet it’s still so rewarding. Here [...]

Beauty Test Drive: Nails Inc. Matte Top Coat

When I first got my hands on a bottle of Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, my first question was why anyone would even care whether their nails were matte. The matte trend has come around several times these past few years, but it never really made any sense to me. Most of the [...]

Teresa Giudice Shelled Out $10K For Daughter Gia’s Uncomfortably Sexy Music Video

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star and soon-to-be inmate Teresa Giudice spent $10,000 on 13-year-old daughter Gia’s uncomfortably sexy music video. Gia is apparently in a girl group called 3KT, which stands for three carat diamonds. I can’t. [Gawker] In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Mama June Shannon from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” maintained [...]

27 Perks Of Being Short

At 4’11?, I am about as petite as it gets, and I love it most days. At this point, it’s a major (and welcome) part of who I am, and I can’t really imagine my life any other way (tall girls, perhaps you can relate). Fellow short friends, this is your PSA reminder that tiny [...]

Here’s Why You Have Sleep Problems During Your Period

Damn hormones, they fuck up everything! Turns out that you’re probably not sleeping well right before and just at the beginning of your period because both your estrogen and progesterone levels are low during that time. The National Sleep Foundation says that a little less than a third of women have sleep disturbances because of [...]

Would You Buy A Typewriter With A Modern Twist?

Would you like to own a twee ’90s-style word processor that looks analogue enough to impress your hipster friends but still has a computer in it so you don’t get the shakes from glowing screen withdrawal? Would you like to sit in your local coffee shop with thick glasses and a furrowed brow, pounding away [...]

The Eyes Have It: Jack-O’-Lanterns

The only pie you will make with these pumpkins is a cutie pie! I wanted to finish off the month with something cute but also something Halloween appropriate. I also recently discovered a fondness for orange eye shadow. It was never really a color I was all that into in the past, though it is my aunt’s favorite. Recently, I’ve... Read More

31 Days of Halloween: Day 29, Slay’s Big List of Monstrous Music

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” In 2012, as part of our Halloween celebration, I wrote a series of music related posts, digging up the best monster music available. Below is our master mix of Halloween music, perfect for your costume parties, sullen moping in your dorm room, or Unfucking of Your Habitat either... Read More

Neil Patrick Harris Will Appear In “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Neil Patrick Harris mentioned that he’d really like to act in “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and now it’s official — he’ll appear on the last two episodes alongside husband David Burtka! He’ll play a “chameleon salesman.” I don’t know what that entails but I’m too excited to care! [Huffington Post] An interview with Anna [...]

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate] PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the problems involved in Jian Ghomeshi labeling abuse as BDSM. [Guardian] Wonder Woman has a queer, kinky, feminist history, and that makes me very happy. [Flavorwire] Today was [...]

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