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Aug31

In defense of Lauren Caitlin Upton.

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Oh, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. I’m sorry, Lauren. The Internet can be so cruel. In case you haven’t seen this clip (And if you haven’t–really? You haven’t?) , during the Miss Teen USA pageant, Miss Teen South Carolina Lauren Caitlin Upton was asked the following question: “Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can’t locate […]

Aug23

IM IN UR GUVMINT/ MESSIN UP UR KEDZ INSHURINZ.

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Way back in 1997, the Clinton administration approved a program called State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP. SCHIP is a partnership between federal and state governments that provides health insurance to children whose families make too much for Medicaid but too little for private insurance. The program was created to address the increasing numbers […]

Aug22
Trend Alert: Caplets for Girls

Trend Alert: Caplets for Girls

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So, I’ve been perusing the Back-to-School catalogs and am all giddy about this new trend: caplets or capes. True, I have a boy, but perhaps it’s a harbinger and I will see some on the women’s shelves this fall. The first is available at the Children’s Place for $19.50. The second lovely caplet is by […]

Aug10

Baby Einstein no make smart? Uh oh.

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This week, researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute sensed that parents were starting to feel good about themselves again. Luckily they’re putting a stop to that, with the announcement that Baby Einstein HAS RUINED CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. Okay, not that. Actually, they published a study that showed that Baby Einstein […]

Aug03
Discovery: Oh, Hi Puurl

Discovery: Oh, Hi Puurl

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Late last year I discovered the lifestyle and design blogs Oh Joy! and Design Sponge. After scouring the eye candy that is their archives, I came across Rockett St. George, a lovely UK-based online boutique. Luckily they have a handy button of the American flag that does currency translation, ’cause you’d be upset when you […]

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