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How To Cope With The Shit Trolls Say Behind That Cozy Veil Of Online Anonymity

Ms. Bertliet reading trolls' mean comments in her "Shit Trolls Say" video (Screengrab: YouTube)

In general, I don’t mind dissenting opinions because I understand that aiming or expecting to please everyone would be foolish. Aristotle said: “To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” As a writer whose work is often extremely personal and arguably quite provocative, I would even concede that I invite disapproval and ire to a certain extent. Read More

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Science Says Girls Pretend to Be Anxious About Math Because Society Tells Them To

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Researchers have just proven that not only is Mean Girls the greatest movie of all time, but it’s also scientifically accurate.

As reported on Motherboard, a recent study called “Do Girls Really Experience More Anxiety in Mathematics?” proves that—contrary to disturbingly popular belief—girls aren’t actually intimidated by math; they just think they should be. Thanks, society. Read More

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Lindsay Lohan’s Blackberry is So Fetch

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Troubled star of Mean Girls (and some other movies, we guess) Lindsay Lohan was snapped leaving the DREAM Hotel in Manhattan yesterday, wielding the very same ultra-rare, ultra-expensive Blackberry that Beyonce has. Oh no she didn’t!

The phone is a special edition device designed by Porsche, but with the functionality of the Blackberry Bold 9900/9930. Sorry, guys: It’s infinitely more swag than the typical fare you can snag at your local Verizon store.

The phone favored by Ms. Lohan and Queen Bey costs a pretty penny for peasants like us: a Blackberry Bold P’9981 will run you $2,145. So, probably none for Gretchen Wieners bye.

(h/t David Shapiro)