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Rat Stuck In NYC Sidewalk Creates Quite A Moral Kerfuffle
I was reading Gothamist this morning and saw what was, simultaneously, the saddest and most hilarious little 'human' interest piece posted last night: a rat got stuck in a crack in a New York City sidewalk and a reader snapped a photo.
Help, I Caught a Resentment! How Do I Throw It Back?
Grudges. Not elegant, ladylike, or particularly admirable. Pour on the Pepto, bring on the Bismol, I've got a burning resentment. I won't say against whom or what. I'll just say it's the kind where, when you wake up at 5AM when the cat mews to tell you she's hungry, you roll over, accidentally have a…
Yours, Mine, And Ours: How Do We Decide How To Spend Marital Assets?
Like most couples, my husband and I have limited funds. Deciding how to spend them can be a source of tension, to put it delicately. Last night, my husband and I had one of our "delicate" moments. My husband wanted to take a class at the local college. I wanted to repaint the apartment. To…
Kelly Clarkson’s Photoshopped Image Explained by
If you’re a reader of Self, you may or may not have heard the outraged cries echoing in the blogosphere when the magazine published its September cover featuring an extremely fit Kelly Clarkson – or more accurately, a falsely-fit Clarkson. Jezebel was one of many websites that compared the real Kelly with the fake Kelly;…
Medical Marijuana: Hey, Man, Does The Fed’s New Policy Bum You Out?
Me? I think marijuana should be subject to the same laws as alcohol. The way I see it, they're similarly dangerous--so regulate pot, make it aboveboard, (or, if that's too radical, available by prescription only in every state), remove the stigma, take the drug cartels out of the equation. Oh, and also, how about making…
Racy Halloween Costumes For Kids: Outrageous, Sad, And… Inevitable?
Sexy Halloween costumes for kids are more fashionable than ever. Is this a trend parents can prevent? Should manufacturers be held accountable for marketing such costumes to tweens and even younger children?
Balloon Boy Charges Expected To Be Filed: Justice For The Family That Cried ‘Balloon’?
Looks like it's official: Balloon Boy was a hoax. Or at least, authorities are charging the Heene family with perpetrating one. Are you angry? Crying out for blood? Do you feel the Heene family exploited Falcon and their other children for gain, and is this a trend we're seeing more and more in these reality-show-ridden…
Small-Time Ethics: Are My Priorities In Life Out Of Whack?
Ah, folks. In a world full of Louisiana officials who won't marry interracial couples, celebrity chefs battling it out with their fiancees, boys failing to fly off in balloons, and politicians winning premature prizes, why is it I care so much more about my own little quibbles?
It’s Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, a day millions of people celebrate the triumph of good over evil. And to those of you who recognize the holiday, you might be interested in President Obama’s Diwali greetings. If you’ve followed this blog since its inception, you may have picked up on my struggle with my…
Falcon Heene: The Boy Who Cried ‘Balloon’?
Questions are being raised about the Heene family. Apparently, they're known for their showmanship, publicity seeking, and have appeared on reality shows more than once. Is Balloon Boy a hoax? Was this all a publicity stunt? Falcon Heene's CNN comments leave one questioning.
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