I'm a former newspaper journalist and blogger who used to travel extensively, but hasn't watched a decent in-flight safety demonstration since Obama took office. I've been interviewed on NPR and have harassed countless politicians, fashion designers, and ordinary folk who probably despise reporters now. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and toddler girl, where I've picked up and put down Infinite Jest at least 200,000 times.
Lately, wheat beer. And malt beer. And beer with chocolate.
I held out as long as I could, but this week I had to do it. I had to buy what I dread spending money on -- awful, terrible maternity clothing.
This is my second pregnancy. In my experience, morning sickness fades after the 12th week and, though annoying and painful, at the very least, the Breast Gods have the decency to give you nice boobs to compensate for the constant tenderness you experience above the waist. But there are few good things to be said about maternity clothing.
The Mayo Clinic recently released the results of a 45-year study that basically found that women are fatter these days because we spend more time watching TV and browsing websites and less time cleaning our houses, cooking, folding laundry, and chasing after our kids.
Naturally, some women are totally annoyed by this conclusion and believe this kind of thinking belongs back in the '50s. It leaves out a host of other reasons why obesity is more prevalent these days. A rise in two-income families means less time spent cooking healthy meals simply because the time isn't always there is just one of many examples.
But the study shouldn't be thrown out the window, either. As a former working mom who now works from home, I can assure you: house and mommy duties keep you active and in good shape.
If you've ever been the victim of a Peeping Tom, you know how violated and beyond disgusting it can make you feel. Now, imagine you're minding your own business, trying on bras in a dressing room, and you spot a smartphone poking out from under your door to film you mid-change. Would you be able to think straight and get all of your clothes on before trying to stop the criminal from violating your privacy?
Jeanne Ouelette only had her rights as a person on the brain when this happened to her as she was trying on bras at a Kohl's in Kansas City. Leaving her shirt and bra hanging in the dressing room, she chased the Peeping Tom around the store -- while totally topless.
It seems like the second Israeli model Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Supermanfilm, rumors began to fly about how she and a certain male co-star will absolutely, definitely hook up based on the fact that ... they're both pretty, I guess?
Yes, I'm talking about Ben Affleck, who will be playing Batman and working closely alongside Gal. According to reports, Ben's wife Jennifer Garner is NOT happy about this casting choice and doesn't trust Ben, who is the father of their three children and to whom she has been married since 2005.
Ah, the great penis size debate. Whether you think length matters or not, men are always going to have their own goods -- and, apparently, those belonging to every other man in the country -- on the brain. One condom company decided to take this issue more seriously by tracking the number of people in each state who purchased their small, large, and elephantine-sized condoms (I made that up, I have no clue what they call condoms made for absurdly well-endowed men). The results are ... odd. And totally unpredictable.
But just in case you're in the process of looking to relocate, you may want to keep this list in mind. Here are the top 10 states where men with the biggest penises reside.