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  • 10 things you might not know about contraceptives

    10 things you might not know about  contraceptives
    The controversy over whether employers' health insurance must pay for contraceptives has energized conservatives, but it also inspired Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments that chased away many advertisers from his radio show. Science has not yet...
  • UM students help launch Dan Savage's new TV show

    UM students help launch Dan Savage's new TV show
    At the start of his new MTV series, "Savage U," Dan Savage introduces himself to a group of University of Maryland students as a "big jerk" and a sex advice columnist. While there's not much "big jerk" behavior, there is lots of sound advice from the...
  • In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood

    In The Pipeline: A clean bill of health for neighborhood
    Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray. It also brought several...
  • Workers need help with elder care

    Workers need help with elder care
    About 1 in 6 workers has elder care responsibilities of some kind, and given longer life expectancies, that share is likely to grow. Workplaces have spent a lot more effort responding to employees' child care rather than elder care needs, but...
  • 'Bully' review: Increased awareness is only the beginning

    'Bully' review: Increased awareness is only the beginning
    **1/2 (out of four) Few understand Sartre’s “Hell is other people” line like kids who find themselves on the wrong end of bullies’ aggression. I know what it’s like. You know what it’s like. If you went to junior high,...
  • Dan Savage's MTV sex advice show pushes conservatives' crazy button

    Dan Savage's MTV sex advice show pushes conservatives' crazy button
    In reviewing "Savage U,"  MTV's  sex advice show featuring Dan Savage, I predicted that it was going to be a culture-wars lightning rod at some point. The show debuted with an episode set at the University of Maryland April 3. Well, it didn't take long....
  • Where you can find the Redeye Geek at C2E2!

    Where you can find the Redeye Geek at C2E2!
    Starting on Friday, April 13, 2012, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be kicking off at McCormick Place. There will be celebrity guests, movie and television stars, and superstars from the word of comic books in attendance. Of course,...
  • The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting

     The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting
    By some accounts, most Americans have done it. They've repacked, rewrapped and resent unwanted presents to a new recipient. A survey in October 2011 by home fashion retailer HomeGoods found that more than half of the 1,000-plus respondents had regifted,...
  • Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: winter edition

    Quick 'n' dirty sex advice: winter edition
    It's winter (almost)! (Also, gross). That means it's time for another quick 'n' dirty-style advice column. Grab some mulled wine and come sit on my knee. If you missed the fall quickies, read 'em at your leisure. It is winter, after all, what else are you...
  • Girlfriend needs to lose her boyfriend's weight

    Girlfriend needs to lose her boyfriend's weight
    Dear Amy: I have been dating my girlfriend for three years, and I really love her. We get along in all aspects of our relationship. Our relationship stills feels fresh. I do think she is beautiful, too, but in the last year or so she has started to gain...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' star/co-writer Rashida Jones

    Video/Q&A: 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' star/co-writer Rashida Jones
    Women break down in romantic comedies all the time. They just rarely do so to the point of looking unattractive, says Rashida Jones. “She always looks good, her hair looks good and her apartment’s pretty. It’s like, there’s things...