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The Democratic National Convention Committee just announced a lineup of 10 women who'll be speaking at the event, which runs from September 3-6.  The list includes Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, who we all know as the woman who spoke to House Democrats in support of insurance coverage for contraceptives (we unfortunately also know her because of the Rush Limbaugh controversy) Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria (who is serving as an Obama reelection campaign co-chair), and Cecile Richards,  president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Additional...
House of Deréon, the fashion label created by Beyoncé’s mom, Tina, has unveiled its ads for the Autumn/Winter 2012 line. This season's looks were inspired by Beyoncé’s stage outfits from last year's Glastonbury festival--appropriately, the girl that the line represents is meant to be a free spirit having an awesome time at a music festival. Beyoncé pretty much looks amazing in everything, so we're not surprised that she rocks these edgy looks, including standout pieces like a body-hugging black dress with geometric cutouts and a...
We know that hormonal birth control doesn’t protect against STDs, but now it turns out it might actually increase the risk of infection. Whoa. According to the Guttmacher Institute, a group of researchers at the University of Washington accidentally discovered a link between hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of contracting HIV during sex with an infected partner.  In conducting a trial testing the effectiveness of a drug in preventing the transmission of HIV, researchers monitored which types of protection (condoms, hormonal contraceptives, non-hormonal contraceptives) participants used,...
Remember when we told you about model Katie Halchishick’s Healthy is the New Skinny movement? Well, despite her upcoming nuptials and dozens of photoshoots, this 26-year-old shows no signs of slowing down. On Monday, Halchishick launched a body-positivity project that's getting both men and women talking. It all started with a simple Facebook posting placing the slim Victoria’s Secret models side by side with the women featured in Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. “We just posted that photo to show how small the Victoria’s Secret models were because the Dove...
    Expendables 2 grabbed the top spot at last weekend’s box office, grossing $28.6 million, according to the Washington Post. Makes sense – folks love watching good triumph over evil in gory bloodbaths. But if you’re tired of all-dude action movies in which an entirely male cast, most of who are well past their fighting prime, blow people to bits in an hour and a half, you’re not alone. I was wondering why there've been so few decent lady-fronted action movies since the Lara...
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