Mary Ponder Feast

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The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Kirsten Gillibrand

DIY Blog Business Cards

Business cards are a must when you own a blog or a business or etsy shop! I love this idea that Susannah shared on her blog, Feast + West. She …

Crafting

Man shot by San Francisco police left suicide notes: 'Don't blame yourself. I used you.'

A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police, authorities said Monday.<p>Officers shot Matthew Hoffman, 32, Sunday evening after he entered a restricted parking lot at a police station and …

2 more women join defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Bill Cosby faces a slew of sexual assault allegations, two women are joining a defamation lawsuit against him.<p>Linda Traitz told CNN that she and fellow accuser Therese Serignese are joining the suit, which was originally filed by Tamara Green.<p>Traitz, Serignese and Green are three of at …

Justice

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Islamic State 'police' official beheaded: Syria monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A top figure in Islamic State’s self-declared police force, which has carried out beheadings, was himself found decapitated in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.<p>The man was an Egyptian national and was known as the deputy “emir” of the al-Hesbah force in a Syrian province, …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Sam Smith Gets Snarky, Criticizes "Awful" Pop Stars

This doesn't count unless you name names, Sam. Gosh, you go to one of T-Swift's parties and then think you can drop shade in a magazine like she does. (You can't; T-Swift is special.)<p><b>Sam Smith</b> has criticized the attitude of some pop stars today as being "just awful," but stops short of naming and …

Sam Smith

17-Year-Old Dies of the Flu

She was sick for only a week.<p>Healthy, active and full of life, 17-year-old Shannon Zwanziger was the last person her family would have ever guessed would pass away after just one week of having the flu.<p>Shannon was spending the week at home, her family providing ample liquids and care while the …

Public Health