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The Business 9 Women Kept A Secret For Three Decades, by Lori Weiss

Over the next three hours, The 9 Nanas who all consider themselves sisters, despite what some of their birth certificates say will whip up hundreds of pound cakes, as part of a grand scheme to help those in need. And then, before anyone gets as much as a glimpse of them, they’ll disappear back into their daily lives. The only hint that may remain is the heavenly scent of vanilla,…

What Miley Cyrus Did Was Disgusting — But Not For the Reasons You Think | Anne Theriault

I still have not seen the “performance” but I did find this response to the ensuing slut-shaming to be thought-provoking. I saw many prominent white feminists use their sizeable platforms to defend Miley’s right to rub her ass on Robin Thicke while wearing flesh-coloured bra and panties. I watched as those same people remained embarrassingly silent about Miley’s behaviour towards black women and black culture. –Anne Theriault.

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Opt Out of Pre-approved Credit Mailings Requires SSN and DoB? Not So Fast!

I was horrified to see that, in order to opt out of pre-approved credit mailings, the bottom-feeders known as Equifax, Experian, Innovis, and TransUnion expect us suckers to type our SSN and birthdate into an online form, which we then are expected to print out and mail. I tried typing “000-00-MYOB” and “000-00-0000″ into the SSN form, but my application was rejected. Then I noticed that the form doesn’t actually…

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Dear daughter, let Miley Cyrus be a lesson to you

I am intrigued by the possibility that Miley Cyrus’s alleged “performance” at VMA was intended as a criticism of the pro-date-rape sentiment of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” but I suspect we’re just witnessing the latest celebrity breakdown. Here’s a mommyblogger who calls it as she sees it. Yes, this is what happens when you constantly hear everything you do is awesome. This is what happens when people fawn over your…

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Let Me Explain Why Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance Was Our Top Story This Morning

Brutally honest satire, from The Onion. Over the years, CNN.com has become a news website that many people turn to for top-notch reporting. Every day it is visited by millions of people, all of whom rely on “The Worldwide Leader in News”—that’s our slogan—for the most crucial, up-to-date information on current events. So, you may ask, why was this morning’s top story, a spot usually given to the most important…

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MTV VMAs: Will Smith Family’s Reaction Was to Gaga, Not Miley (Video)

I didn’t watch the show, but I did see the aftermath on Twitter. I think it’s perfectly newsworthy to correct a misconception by presenting a video clip that contextualizes a still image that has been apparently mischaracterized by the media. Unfortunately, Viacom has apparently blocked the copy of the image embedded with this story. The image of the Smiths was indeed from Sunday night’s VMAs, but it was captured while the…