It's been quite a week for people writing what appear to be deliberately stupid editorials, but then, isn't it always? Earlier this week, the internet was in an uproar over Richard Cohen, Washington Post columnist and musty old bigot, who finds a new way to bum us out almost every Tuesday. As a remi ... More >>
Someone dies a diabetes-related death every 90 minutes in New York City, according to a disturbing new report out from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. That's 11 percent of citywide deaths in 2011, or nearly double the proportion it was in 1990, when 6 percent of citywide deaths had diab ... More >>
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The Sister spit gang returns
One of the joys of my job is being continually pitched experts who want to talk on the record about some hoohaha in the gossip news so they can offer their wisdoms while enhancing their brands. Here are three recent pitches that came my glorious way on the heels of celebrity stories that made some ... More >>
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Alanis Morissette gets deep with Anthony DeCurtis
The Todd Akin "legitimate rape" saga wages on, but the Missouri Senate hopeful has some competition in the "dumbest rape comment" department.Enter British MP George Galloway, who said -- amongst other idiotic bumblings -- over the weekend that having sex with a woman while she sleeps isn't rape, it' ... More >>
You have probably heard this before: The Pill doesn't work if you're on antibiotics. However, an item we encountered this morning has made us revisit this age-old misnomer.
Here's some important info if you don't want a kid: neither the transdermal patch, vaginal ring, nor the pill are the best way to go about birth controllin'. According to a recently released New England Journal of Medicine study, intrauterine devices(IUDs), under-the-skin implants, and Depo-Provera ... More >>
In an article titled "Mike: Do What's Breast for Baby" (no, really), the
New York has supposedly stepped into the future with high-tech taxis which, sadly, are nothing like the vehicles in The Fifth Element. Anyway, the City will soon have a new official fleet of Nissan NV200 cabs, which will feature amenities such as sliding doors, skylights, USB cell phone chargers, ... More >>
Mel & El just wanna have fun
There is an article in the New York Post today that sheds light on an important issue facing Manhattan women -- specifically, Manhattan women with babies. The Post dubs it "Mommyrexia." Adorable, right? Unfortunately, mommyrexia is not the fear of being a mom; no, it is the fear of being a FA ... More >>
This funny "attack ad" on winter made by AOL conveys how we're probably all feeling. Winter is so last season to us already.
After ten years of funding sex education programs built on abstinence, the federal government is getting a little bit looser. A little bit! This year, "a five-year, $375 million grant is being divided among 28 programs that have been proven to lower the pregnancy rate among participants, no m ... More >>
A Time magazine article came out earlier this month discussing a steroid called dexamethasone, which Maria New, a pediatric endocrinologist and researcher at Mount Sinai Medical Center -- and one of the world's foremost experts in congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or CAH -- has advised pregnant ... More >>
momlogic.comThere is selling yourself, and there is using your face to sell something for someone else, and then there is hiring out your unborn baby to shill for you from the sanctity of the womb.
Just in time for Mother's Day, there's a new study out about mothers, wannabe mothers, and ladies who don't really care either way about motherhood... but if they do get knocked up they'll probably end up popping out the kid, cause really, it's more trouble not to.
Staff writer Graham Rayman also contributed reporting to this story. Law enforcement officials are investigating how a female inmate got pregnant while being held at Rikers Island, the Voice has learned. After the pregnancy was discovered by a doctor, officials transferred the woman to a qu ... More >>
Artist shifts focus from environmental to personal
"Snowflake" babies, embryo "adoption," and being pre-born again
Nadya Suleman--the world famous Angelina-looking octomom who popped out eight implanted embryos, making a lifetime total of 14--now finds herself pregnant with possibility. She just got offered "a deal of up to one million dollars plus a year of health insurance for her family" by Vivid Entertainmen ... More >>
[Our weekly feature on conservative blogs' recent offenses to reason; archive here.] All outside activity ceased to matter when the Republican National Convention began, and after Sarah Palin's well-received speech on Wednesday, John McCain ceased to matter, too. Or so it seemed from rightblogger c ... More >>
Records put the lie to Giuliani's new claims that he used adoption to cut down on abortions
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