Connecticut today became the third state to extend the same rights to same-sex marriages as those that apply to straight couples.
Will a public service announcement help make accepting homosexuality more OK among kids? Or is that idea. . . totally gay? Gawker has posted about a non-profit Ad Council PSA, which asks teens to think twice about flinging about the word "gay" as an all-purpose adjective. Made to look like a page from a dictionary, the PSA says: gay - 1. there was once a time when all "gay" meant was "happy." then it meant "homosexual." now, people are saying "that's so gay" to mean dumb and stupid. which is pretty insulting to gay people (and we don't mean the "happy" people.) 2. so please, knock it off. 3. go to ThinkB4YouSpeak.com
Nicole Ritchie just had a baby, so Paris Hilton needs a new friend she can ring up to bail her out during her next DUI. Jezebel's got a clip from Hilton's new reality show, My New BFF (I'm proud to admit I didn't know there was such a thing!) in which the heiress plays a little getting-to-know you game of "I Never." You remember it from 9th grade sleepovers? "I never kissed a boy," "I never gave a blowjob," "I've never had sex"...
Today: Dating for single moms and how to recession-proof your marriage.
Imagine being away from your significant other for a significant period of time because you have volunteered to serve your country. Whether it be for the war or for the International Red Cross, the separation is bound to cause anxiety and heartache. The only thing close to intimacy is the occasional phone call. But a telephone conversation can't exactly be considered "intimate" when complete strangers are listening in. Today, ABCNews's The Blotter is reporting that hundreds of US citizens across seas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home. The shocking confession comes from two military intercept operators who worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
When I go running I put my iPod in my sports bra—it just makes sense! I don't like to have something attached to my arm and carrying it in my hand messes with my stride; sticking a nano in my cleavage is easy! I'm shocked that more women don't do it. I admit, though, that I sometimes worry that my gym crush might wonder why I have wires coming out of my cleavage, and why I occasionally reach into my shirt and appear to be adjusting my boobs—I'm just skipping a song, I swear! So I'm not sure I'm into the idea of storing not just my iPod, but the entire contents of my purse, inside my bra. That's the concept behind the Cleavage Caddy (via Lemondrop), the signature product of Mazantri Creations, a company that's embraced the bra as storage. The idea of stashing a couple of bills and an ID in your bra isn't new, but the Caddy isn't just for cards and cash—there are compartments for a cellphone, pen, lip gloss—the works.
Stop worrying about your boyfriend's obsession with supermodels: seeing Giselle Bundchen's body in a g-string is not as stimulating as you might think. Can't stop fretting? Too bad; unlike Giselle's body, relationships cannot be perfect. Still obsessed with perfection? Good news: a new computer program that alters people's faces to confirm to popular beauty standards doesn't always make people more attractive. Really cool slideshow here. Now that you're at peace with your quirky facial structure and non-perfect relationship, it's time to celebrate with other non-conformists. An Indian state is pushing to legalize the rights of the unmarried wives in polygamist families and other women (including the "other woman") who live with a man but are not married to him.
John and Ann Till had enough money for the first leg of their honeymoon—a trip from the UK to New York on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner—but were faced with a shortage for the return flight home. British superstore brand, Tesco, was running a promotion offering one loyalty point in exchange for four recyclable items. Every 250 points earned the Tills 600 British Airways miles.
It's bad enough to be single and watch happy couples being all cute in public. But now we have a PDA-prone Democratic presidential candidate to make us feel extra-lonely on those long, cold nights. Rubbing salt in open wounds, Huffington Post has rounded up a slideshow of Barack and Michelle Obama nuzzling, kissing and cuddling. The couple has already earned praise for being a model of a healthy, happy relationship. I mean, really, how in-love are these two? It's enough to melt a Republican's heart!
Your daily round-up of love, sex, dating and relationship news. Today: Sarah Palin and Joe Biden's love child.