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I'd put this in the category of "Eat Me"...but really it seems more like "Don't Eat Me" at this point.According to several news sources, Chinese company Synutra is under fire after three (and a recently-reported potential fourth) female babies have been diagnosed as prematurely pubescent after being fed the company’s baby formula. As in, babies with breasts. Synutra has claimed there to be no hormones or “illegal substances” of any sort in their product, yet the children have been tested and showed “unusually high levels of the hormones estradiol and prolactin. Read More
This Saturday, August 14th, you better get your little bike-riding butts over to Brooklyn, McGolrick Park, to be exact, to snag a spot in the Hell Cat! all girl bike race. Registration starts at 2 PM in the center of the park, while the actual race, complete with 7 checkpoints and promises of ridiculous tasks to perform at each, will be at 3. For the $10 fee, you will score a sweet t-shirt and a spoke card. From what I hear, there will be some pretty bangin’ prizes, so make this a must-do for this weekend. Read More

Happy Monday!

BY Intern Brittany J. in General

And what better way to start a week than with some of the most adorable cats and kittens that you ever did see. ...Right? ...?? Well, at least for me anyway. (WARNING...please do not die of cute. I don't need that kind of blood on my hands. I'm only an intern!) [all images courtesy of weareallmadeofkittens.tumblr. Read More
Let’s take a moment, close your eyes if you wish, and imagine a summer picnic without bees: no feeling of panic as a little yellow stinging machine lands on the tip of your nose, paralyzing you with fear. For many of us a bee-free, EpiPen-free summer sounds like a dream come true, but to others like Maryam Henein and George Langworthy there is a much bigger, drearier, picture that comes to mind at the thought of a bee-less existance. Read More
Granted it hasn't been as hot here in New York as it's been for the past few weeks, but being still traumatized by the hell mouth of a Summer this has been weather wise, my thoughts have been consumed with how to stay cool. At one point I contemplated  filling a Ziplock bag with ice and putting in my underpants like a maxi pad to keep the heat away. It seemed oddly logical at the time, and I haven't completely thrown the idea away just yet. Read More