A baby cheetah was born at the Jacksonville Zoo, but started losing weight soon after birth.  The cub’s mother was too old to produce breast milk and therefore unable to feed it. Zookeepers sent the little cheetah to Busch Gardens, where it is currently receiving 24-hour care. When it is grows old enough, the cub will join a group of cheetahs in the new park habitat. There are only about 12,400 cheetahs left in the wild. This cub, born in captivity is quite possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen on camera. Read More
  Chinese scientists have discovered that male mice bred without the chemical serotonin are attracted to other male mice, not females. This is the first time an isolated neurotransmitter has been easily linked to homosexuality. When serotonin is re-injected into the mice brains, they show a preference for females again. Mice are not humans. The findings are interesting because they are so simple, mice that lack the gene necessary to produce serotonin will be attracted to mice of the same sex. Read More
The first Government Women’s Report since 1963 was released today. The report focuses on women’s issues such as health, violence, and income. One of the main findings of the 97-page report was based on income inequality. Though women attend college at the same rates as men, and the amount of women in the workforce is almost equal, female labor is still valued at significantly less than their male counterparts. Women earn 75% of what men earn, regardless of level of education. As a result of this, women are more likely to live in poverty than men. Read More
Ice cream made from breast milk was banned from London gourmet shop the Icrecreamists, based on a complaint regarding a perceived health risk. The mother’s milk was screened at a leading medical clinic, pasteurized, and then served in a martini glass with lemon zest and vanilla for about $22.50.  The compliant was filed by two men, who reported it to the Westminster council. The legal response was a prompt removal of the ice cream based on the need to test it as “fit for human consumption.” The main concern was hepatitis, though according to the U.S. Read More
Welcome to the latest in period technology... “Sexy” period technology. The innovative minds over at sexyperiod.com have invented underwear that soaks up your menstrual blood; think panties with a built in pad. The underwear is apparently leak-proof (the padding extends throughout) and the site claims it’s comfortable. It’s also the cutest diaper I’ve ever seen. The advertising copy is a bit over the top: “Always chic, always sexy, you rule the city. Read More

Hipster Stripper

BY Emilie Branch in Sex

The men behind NY venues The Smile and Jane Ballroom have decided to open a strip club for a certain type of NYC crowd. The Westway is the renamed Westside Gentleman’s Club, located off the Westside Highway in Manhattan. The Westway differs from the former, seedier, Gentleman’s club because it’s an exclusive part-time strip club—for hipsters. It seems that impresarios Matt Kleigman and Carlos Quirarte’s have opened a strip club for themselves. “We’re not strip joint owners. We’re not strip-joint guys. Read More
Obama’s State of the Union played on normal political cliché; “We have fought fiercely for our beliefs”, or “What comes at this moment will be determined by us” to inspire and unify the American public. Most speeches build up the audience, in this case, “the American family” and then let us in on some tragedy or fault, only to rise us up again with a new found sense of hope. We’re supposed to overcome. Barak has a lot on his plate, as do the American people. Read More

DIY SPA

BY Emilie Branch in DIY

Winter is not my favorite time of year. I can’t stand being in the bitter cold, only to come home to a heat that seems to suck all the moisture out of my pores. Although I should probably just drink more water, I’d like to use the season as an excuse to try out some elaborate, at home, spa treatments. Read More
I met Jodee Knowles in Perth last year and completely fell in love with her. Our mutual friend informed me she was an artist and showed me her portraits on Facebook. We would stare at them, and marvel. I saw her characters as drug raddled fashion types—like she was mocking everything around her, or what she might be perceived as. I decided to check in with Jodie, to see how her work has evolved and find out what she had to say about it.  1. Read More
The Bushwick Bike Shop is having a Ladies Only Mechanic Night on Dec 18th from 6-8. This is a great way for Brooklyn girls to learn more about their bikes and give the boys a run for their money- 'bout time! The workshops are being taught by KT Higgins, who was named the Best Bike Mechanic in NYC by NY Magazine. So, get out there and rep-re-sent! KT Higgins Her right hand man, Sanford;  an honorary Lady.  Images courtesy of superchief. Read More
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