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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,...
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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...
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    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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It looked for a minute there like Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) had gone so far into the deep end of offensive ignorance that the left and right could come together in outrage. But then, of course, Twitter brought to light the sad truth that not everyone was flabbergasted when the Senate nominee claimed that it's impossible for women to get pregnant from "legitimate rape" (whatever that means). Thankfully, many of the #IStandWithAkin tweets were sarcastic: But some really do seem to think that what he said was...
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On NPR's "The Takeaway" this morning, BUST's Managing Editor Emily Rems remembered the groundbreaking subversiveness of legendary funny lady Phyllis Diller. The comedy icon, known for her self-deprecating humor, died yesterday, leaving behind a sassy legacy for today's lady comics. Listen to the full segment here, or below! {audio}http://www.thetakeaway.org/audio/m3u/231605/{/audio}   Photo credit: TVWeek.com         ...
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