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  • Conor Oberst Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against The Woman Who Falsely Accused Him Of Rape

    22 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Conor Oberst has dismissed his federal libel lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth, the North Carolina woman who accused him of sexual assault in a comment thread on xoJane. Faircloth released a statement publicly recanting her accusation last week, while Oberst…
  • Hollywood Sucks At Depicting LGBT Characters Onscreen

    22 July 2014, 6:00 pm by: Jessica Wakeman

    According to a study released today by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, only 17 of 102 films released by Hollywood’s seven largest studios during 2013 depicted gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans characters. Those characters were mostly minor…
  • Lana Del Rey Did Not Sleep Her Way To Fame

    22 July 2014, 5:15 pm by: Claire Hannum

    “It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that. You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.” Lana Del Rey told Complex magazine that…
  • Watch Angela Kinsey Tell Conan About Her Adventures As A Rapper

    22 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    When Angela Kinsey from “The Office” was invited to Share Day at her six-year-old daughter’s school, she ended up performing a rap of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” As she tells Conan, rapping is something of an everyday habit in the Kinsey household, but…
  • It’s Time To Cry: Bride’s Favorite Mascot Walks Her Down The Aisle After She Loses Her Father

    22 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Claire Hannum

    When Jennifer Sullivan unexpectedly lost her father to a heart attack six months before her wedding, she brought in her favorite mascot to walk her down the aisle. “I knew that I would be thinking about him the entire time,” Sullivan told WSVN News. “I…
  • Homeless Pets Are Now Featured In Some Ikea Showrooms

    22 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Ikea stores in Tempe, Arizona, and Singapore have teamed up with Home for Hope and the Arizona Humane Society to add life-sized cardboard cutouts of homeless animals to its showrooms. The cardboard critters, which are based on real photos of shelter cats…
  • 10 Things We’re Shocked The Kardashians Don’t Already Promote, But Should

    22 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Katie Oldenburg

    Following today’s news that the world’s most famous Momager, Kris Jenner, will soon release a Kardashian cookbook, it left us wondering what else the family could possibly monetize? They’ve already created clothing lines, self tanner, fragrances,…
  • Anatomically Correct Vagina Underwear Might Come In Handy Actually

    22 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Amelia McDonell-Parry

    British student/artist Eleanor Beth Haswell, 18, made the anatomically correct underthings as part of her senior high school project called “Why Are You So Afraid Of Your Own Anatomy,” about the ways in which women are scared and uncomfortable with their…
  • True Story: I Was In A Date Rape Play

    22 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Jana Pollack

    It’s freshman year of college, and Janie and Dave are best friends. They do everything together – hang out in their dorm rooms, go to the dining hall, walk around campus. Their friendship is great, until one night, they decide to head to a “fraternity…
  • Even The US Government Is Playing Kim Kardashian’s Game

    22 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Last night, the Twitter account for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water accidentally tweeted that they’d made it to C-List celebrity status in Kim Kardashian’s super-addictive iPhone game. Someone at the EPA must…
  • 27 Things That Don’t Define Your Self-Worth

    22 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Chaotic and ever-changing as life is, it’s no wonder that we look to external factors to define who we are and how we’re doing. It’s easy to lose sight of how our success in life shows up in intangible stuff, like the way we treat people, how we handle…
  • Beyonce Flawlessly Poses As Feminist Labor Icon Rosie The Riveter On Instagram

    22 July 2014, 12:30 pm by: Amelia McDonell-Parry

    I love it when Beyonce uses social media to pander to her feminist fan base. Makes me feel special!
  • Dating Don’ts: Should You Unfriend Your Ex?

    22 July 2014, 12:00 pm by: Megan Reynolds

    There’s a perverse pleasure in keeping tabs on your ex-paramours on social media. Perhaps you monitor their Twitter feed before you to go bed to see if you can gauge whether there was a more salacious reason behind their sudden decision to end things. Maybe…
  • Jada Pinkett Smith On #JusticeForJada, Rape Culture, And Her Niece Being Roofied

    22 July 2014, 11:40 am by: Jessica Wakeman

    “My niece was given a date rape drug that weekend. She’s 20-years-old – thank God nothing happened because she was with some responsible guys that took care of her. She was safe because she was with a group of friends that realized – she said, ‘Oh,…
  • How To Enjoy The Beach When You Don’t Really Like The Beach

    22 July 2014, 11:05 am by: Claire Lower

    In my mind, I am someone who can float through life, all free-spirited like, taking impromptu trips and just going with the flow. I envision myself as the type of person who can truly make it through the weekend with only a weekender bag. I’m the girl that…
  • Blake Lively Launched Her GOOP Knockoff Site

    22 July 2014, 10:15 am by: Jessica Wakeman

    Blake Lively has launched Preserve, her lifestyle/shopping/GOOP knockoff web site, and I am trying really hard not to laugh at the editor’s letter or the $180 votive candle holder she’s selling. [Preserve via Celebitchy] On last night’s episode of…
  • Missed Connections: Dude In Cargo Shorts Searches For Grape-Feeding, Maybe-Pregnant Dog Owner

    22 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Amelia McDonell-Parry

    Sometimes Craigslist Missed Connections read exactly like the First Act summaries for quirky romantic comedies. In fact, I would like to option this Craigslist Missed Connection ad I just read titled “I told you not to feed your dog grapes.” Can you option…
  • Start Stockpiling Hershey’s Bars, Because Chocolate Prices Are Going Up

    22 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Claire Hannum

    Hershey announced last week that its prices would increase due to a rise in the cost of chocolate ingredients. Very soon, those amazing Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bars (or am I the only one who likes those?) will now cost eight percent more, and so will…
  • Tim McGraw On Hitting An Audience Member: “It Was Pure Instinctive Reaction”

    21 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Tim McGraw sort of addressed hitting a grabby audience member during a concert last week, saying, “It happened in a split second, it was pure instinctive reaction, I think you just got to move on. Nobody feels good about it, but there’s nothing that…
  • Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

    21 July 2014, 5:45 pm by: Jessica Wakeman

    From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than…
  • Some Thoughts On That Guy Who Sent His Wife A Spreadsheet Detailing Her Excuses Why They Weren’t…

    21 July 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jessica Wakeman

    Last week, women reading the Internet collectively reached for their wallets to check how much cash they had, because there was a fellow lady out there who needed a drink. And that lady was a woman on Reddit who posted a spreadsheet (picked up by Deadspin)…
  • “Orange Is The New Black” Made Orange Jumpsuits So Trendy That Prisons Are Switching Their…

    21 July 2014, 4:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    A Saginaw, Michigan sheriff is so convinced that “Orange Is The New Black” made orange jumpsuits cool that he’s assigned inmates at the Saginaw County Jail to switch up their uniforms. The jail’s 513 inmates will likely all have switched over to old…
  • Study: If You Post A Sexy Profile Picture, Your Peers Will Get Judgey

    21 July 2014, 4:00 pm by: Claire Hannum

    According to a new study from Oregon State University, young women who post sexy pictures on social media are seen by other women as less attractive and less competent. In the study, which is ominously titled “The Price Of Sexy,” 118 ladies between the…
  • The Daily Squee: Beagle Steals Baby’s Toy, Tries To Apologize

    21 July 2014, 3:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Charlie the dog didn’t realize he would make the baby cry when he stole her toy. So he tried to make it up to her the best way he knew how — with more toys. Way to own up to your mistakes, Charlie! [22 Words]
  • Kanye West (Sort Of) Addresses Why Jay-Z & Beyoncé Bailed On His Wedding

    21 July 2014, 3:00 pm by: Jessica Wakeman

    “All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me.” Kanye West has a big, meaty profile in GQ and…
  • How Would You Like To Have A Drone As Your Wedding Photographer?

    21 July 2014, 2:30 pm by: Claire Hannum

    A photography studio in Iowa is now offering a drone photography option for their wedding shoots. Apparently, they can capture birds-eye shots in a way that no other camera (or photographer standing on a ladder) ever could. Inspired by the use of drones for…
  • 94 Photos You Will Come Across As A Straight Girl On Tinder

    21 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Emily Winter

    Some Tinder guys are great, some are awful, and most we’ll never know about. (Whether that’s a good or bad thing is a question for the ages.) But pretty much every straight dude photo on Tinder — minus the ONE guy I saw with three pics of his own wedding…
  • Zac Efron Gets Shirtless, Rappels Down A Waterfall With Bear Grylls

    21 July 2014, 1:30 pm by: Amelia McDonell-Parry

    Not gonna lie, I totally have a thing for Bear Grylls. The adventurer and avid pee drinker (so hydrating!) reminds me of a less angry Christian Bale with a bit of a death wish. NBC agrees with me, which is why they’ve given him his own primetime TV show,…
  • 9 Of The Nastiest Things People Have Found In Their Lunch Salads

    21 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Claire Hannum

    Last week, a man allegedly found a rusty nail in his to-go salad from a Manhattan restaurant named, appropriately, “Just Salad.” What is it about salads that attract this ickiness? It seems that every few weeks somebody finds some kind of critter or other…
  • Watch These Street Harassers Get Called Out

    21 July 2014, 12:40 pm by: Claire Hannum

    First, Lindsey, a 28-year-old from Minneapolis, started by confronting catcallers by handing them Cards Against Street Harassment — nifty printable cards that explain why it’s not cool to engage in street harassment. Now she’s taken things a step…

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