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I am generally not a fan of gender-based "science"- that thing that says we can't parallel park or ask for pay raises- but two of these kinds of news articles about men came out this week that, in tandem, create quite a convincing body of evidence that men are, for lack of a better word, wimpy. First up: according to science, men tend to exaggerate sickness more than women. Dubbed the "man flu syndrome," men are more likely to describe a cold as a flu, or a headache as a migraine to gain "maximum sympathy. Read More
  It was reported yesterday that Abby Sunderland, a sixteen-year-old who is five months into a quest to become the world's youngest circumnavigator, was lost at sea. Thankfully, rescue efforts were able to find her, and she is alive and doing well. Though she is well, her father says that her quest to circumnavigate the world has ended.  Abby had initially set sail from Marina Del Ray, California, on January 23rd but had to stop in Cabos San Lucas, Mexico. Read More
  Since the age of thirteen, Abby Sunderland dreamed of becoming the world's youngest circumnavigator. Abby is now sixteen and finally began her voyage on January 23rd of this year. She departed from Marina Del Ray, CA and keeps an updated blog with travel details and photos throughout the journey. Her trip was going well up until today, when a distress signal was issued from her boat and phone signals were lost. Her parents remain positive, stating that Abby is equipped to handle an emergency, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway. Read More
Alison Arngrim, former child star, standup comedian, activist, and for those of you who watch Little House on the Prairie, portrayer of sharp-tongued brat Nellie Oleson, returns to NYC for a live tour kickoff and launch her new book Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, available on June 15th. Ms. Arngrim will be performing at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 19 at 7:30 PM. This series of performances will be a mixture of story telling, stand up, and multi media about life as the wealthiest and nastiest little girl on the prairie. Read More
Have you spent countless nights lying awake in bed wondering what exactly Andie MacDowell has been up to lately? If so, you can sleep easy tonight knowing that the actress and L’Oreal spokeswoman has actually been busy working to establish a new career in stand-up comedy. Ok, not really. But writer, producer, and BUST contributor, Jill Soloway teamed up with Michaela Watkins (the hilarious comedienne that SNL inexplicably cut after only one season) to give you an idea of what that may be like. Here’s their Funny or Die video of Andie’s debut stand-up act. Read More