It looks like ObamaCare will be heading to the Supreme Court again. Though the high court has found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, companies and institutions both big and small are taking issue with covering birth control.  The fierce backlash is in response to the section of the legislation that would have companies fully cover all "contraception methods and sterilization procedures" approved by the FDA. This includes the hotly debated ... Read More
Betty or Veronica? Which one should Archie end up with? Who would be your BFF? Which one represents your style, the girl-next-door or the spoiled rich one? These are the questions girls have been asking since they were old enough to pick up a comic book. And now, thanks to M.A.C. we can show our loyalty with our lipstick.   Following in the footsteps of such iconic ladies like Miss Piggy and Wonder Woman, M.A.C. is now focusing their mascara wands on the ... Read More
Shopping for jeans is hard. The choices are endless; cut, color, rise, what fits your style, what fits your body type. And now Wrangler is adding to mix by preying on the ultimate of  issues: cellulite. Yes, the fashion icon loved by cowboys has developed three new jean options, two are made to help moisturize your skin and the other to help fight cellulite. Each option will come in varying styles. Now, you're probably thinking, this is great! All I need to ... Read More
Cute bracelets made from recycled metal and money that goes to a good cause? What's not to love! That's what Jessica Mindich, a former lawyer from New Jersey, was thinking when she started Jewelry for a Cause, a company that believes "purchasing jewelry could be guilt-free, even an act of philanthropy."  Having designed jewelry to increase awareness for Alzheimers and the shortage of drinking water in developing nations, this mother of two is now using her ... Read More
Here we go again. Another republican has put his foot in his mouth about what qualifies as rape. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, while trying to explain his colleagues’ beliefs about rape, came out sounding just as ignorant and incoherent as the others. At a recent chamber of commerce breakfast, Gingrey, not just a congressman but the co-chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, tried explaining fellow republican Todd Akin’s remarks about legitimate versus ... Read More
If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. Or in this case, keep your pencils down. In New Bern, North Carolina, when exiting a restaurant, a lesbian couple was handed a letter by the restaurant owner condemning homosexuality. After finishing and paying for their meal, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail were handed a letter from The Stingray Cafe’s owner, Ed McGovern. In the letter McGovern pretty much states that homosexuality is ... Read More
What’s been missing on TV? More reality shows centered around about people being mean to each other. Yes, having a bad girl or boy that's easy to hate makes for good entertainment. There are loads of scripted shows out there based on revenge, that include pranking; and any story involving love is going to have it’s fair share of drama. But when did we find the need to see the reality of this? Well, the Oxygen Network thinks this is exactly what we were ... Read More
Tattoos and women have a long and unique history. No single book has documented this relationship better then Margot Mifflin’s Bodies of Subversion: A History of Women and Tattoos.  And now, at a perfect time where tattooed women outnumber tattooed men in the US, a new edition has been released!    Originally published in 1997, this book documents the history of women and the diverse bonds they share with their tattoos. Updated and expanded ... Read More
I know it’s only January and June seems like a long time away but if you’re a Spring bride planning her wedding, June feels like tomorrow! With all the plans to be made and fittings to be done, there is a lot of work put into a wedding. Along with it all, a lot of etiquette to follow, especially when it comes to addressing the invitations properly. So how do you address your invitation to your widowed aunt? Or your cousin and his boyfriend? Or your ... Read More
The seemingly always dapper Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style has done it again! First a blog, then a book, now we get a coloring book of the fashionable ladies of Advanced Style! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading about the chic ladies of an older age, go and see what you are missing. Self-published and limited to 150 hand-numbered books, this exquisite coloring book comes with 20 drawings of your favorite fashionistas. Go to Etsy for your copy of ... Read More
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