Antiques Roadshow on BBC: ‘I lost my voice!’ Woman CHOKES after huge valuation

Antiques Roadshow was back on BBC One this evening, and it featured a genuinely heartwarming moment at the very end of the programme. Expert John Benjamin was thrilled to see a piece of exquisite jewellery a guest brought in to be evaluated. He revealed to the guest that her necklace was one of the sorts […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Grapples With the Mystery of Her Mother

Throughout our lives, we’ll encounter colleagues, significant others, and friends who seem impossible to know – but often, the people we understand least are the ones we knew first. Such is the case of Deborah Burns, who grew up in privilege in the 1950s grasping for the attention and approval of her mother, a wealthy […]

Book Excerpt: A Woman Will Stop at Nothing to Be ‘The Perfect Girlfriend’

Winter is finally (FINALLY) beginning to morph into spring, and it’s never too early to start piling up your beach reads. And we’ve got a recommendation: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend (out this week from Graydon House), the story of a young woman willing to go to any lengths – and I do mean any – to […]

Book Excerpt: The Fascinating Story of the Woman Behind Southwestern Chili

The intersection of feminism and cooking is a mighty tricky one to navigate, since the connotations of working in the kitchen have become so linked to dismissals of movement. But Deepi Ahluwalia and Stef Ferrari’s marvelous new book A Woman’s Place: The Inventors, Rumrunners, Lawbreakers, Scientists, and Single Moms Who Changed the World with Food […]

Woman caught hiding 24 gerbils under her SKIRT by customs officers after flight from China

In what must have been the most uncomfortable flight outfit ever, the 60 year old was found with her menagerie of rodents squirming around her thighs. She was stopped by customs officers who quickly became aware of something untoward. The passenger had finished a trip to China and returned to Taiwanese island Kinmen, very nearly […]

Google Maps Street View: Woman ‘astounded’ when she spots incredible sight on Google

Google Maps Street View has captured what, at first glance, appears to be a normal-looking residential street in the UK. The Google image shows a row of not-out-the-ordinary houses under an overcast sky. However, this angle of the street, in particular, focuses on one two-storey house and its driveway. In front of the house, at […]

Saudi woman barricades herself in Thai hotel fearing relatives will kill her at home

A young Saudi woman has barricaded herself into a hotel in Thailand, saying that she has fled from abusive relatives and will be killed if sent back home. Her claims have caught the attention of human rights campaigners. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, a Saudi national, says she intended to seek asylum in Australia but a […]

Woman in vegetative state suddenly gives birth, sparking sex abuse investigation

The unexpected birth of a baby boy to a woman who has spent the last 14 years in a vegetative state has sparked a sex abuse investigation at a Phoenix nursing facility. Staff at Hacienda HealthCare were reportedly unaware the woman was even pregnant “until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with […]