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Who Are Bachelorette Parties Even For? Who Are Bachelorette Parties Even For?

I would have been fine going through life without ever seeing a neon pink penis-shaped straw.

Bouquet Tosses Are Grim And Insulting. We Can Do Better. Bouquet Tosses Are Grim And Insulting. We Can Do Better.

No huge surprises here: Most of you — 81 percent — feel that skipping the bridal bouquet toss, that ritual in which all the single women in attendance are herded up and made to battle one another to catch a clump of flowers in hopes of being the next to marry, is a no-brainer.

President of Argentina Adopts Boy to Stop Him from Becoming a Werewolf President of Argentina Adopts Boy to Stop Him from Becoming a Werewolf

No, that is not a joke headline stolen from The Onion. This is actually a thing that happened.

Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s Hookah-Smoking Fun Iran’s Morality Police Raids Coffee Shops, Spoils Everyone’s Hookah-Smoking Fun

The growing trend for Iranian women to wear Western fashions prompted Iran's reactionary "morality police" to raid 87 coffee shops on Saturday. Tehran police official Alireza Mehrabi explained that the coffee shops "were shut for not following Islamic values, providing hookah to women, and lacking proper licenses,"…

Will Augusta Finally Be Forced to Let a Woman Join? Will Augusta Finally Be Forced to Let a Woman Join?

The world-renowned Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous and last remaining true "old boys clubs": in its 80 years of existence, they have never once allowed a woman to become a member. But now they've found themselves in a bit of a jam from which it seems there is no escape. You see, every year they…

Your Period Is a Time for Deep Lady-Bonding Your Period Is a Time for Deep Lady-Bonding

Unless she's had a feminine hygiene product malfunction, you can't usually tell when a woman has her period just by looking at her. And, of course, that's the way most of us prefer it. For any number of reasons, we tend to view our menstrual happenings as private (or worse, if you had a particularly scarring junior…

Why Are We Still Taking Our Husbands' Last Names? Why Are We Still Taking Our Husbands' Last Names?

Given the interest that everyone suddenly has in the vacancy rate of your uterus, it should come as no surprise that in 2011 (that's 2011, not 1911), 50% of Americans still believe that a woman should be legally required to take her husband's last name after marriage. And because of this, our collective inability to…

Post-Childhood, Pre-Grandchildren: The Adult Christmas Dilemma Post-Childhood, Pre-Grandchildren: The Adult Christmas Dilemma

Every year, my mother gives me and my brother advent calendars. And Christmas stocking. And for him, a Playmobil. My brother is now 26. And we're at that awkward period between kids and grandkids. So at Christmas, we're forever 6.

Bullfighting Ban Approved In Catalonia Bullfighting Ban Approved In Catalonia

Lawmakers in Catalonia voted yesterday to approve a ban on bullfighting, thus becoming the first region in Spain to do so. Conservatives call the ban an "attack on tradition," but the activists won out with their arguments against institutionalized cruelty.

Thank-You Notes: Overthinking Being Thoughtful Thank-You Notes: Overthinking Being Thoughtful

Once, people used their hands to write words, words that went on pieces of paper. To formally show gratitude, people would put words on a particularly nice piece of paper in the mail. You sent a thank-you note. Simple.

Like A Virgin: Armenian In-Laws Want To See Blood On The Sheets Like A Virgin: Armenian In-Laws Want To See Blood On The Sheets

In Armenia, an ancient virginity ritual, "the red apple," is getting political.

Flight 1549 Survivors: Let's Talk About "Women And Children First" Flight 1549 Survivors: Let's Talk About "Women And Children First"

After the near-tragedy of a US Airways crash-landing in the Hudson, some people were surprised to learn that, in evacuating, some of the passengers and crew held to the mandate of "women and children first."

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