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Opinion: Don't Be Jealous of French Mothers

French moms don't have it so easy. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Did you know that in France, the state pays for one-on-one sessions of perineal therapy after you have a baby? French women get help from a doctor getting their lady bits...
On the surface it looks like working mothers in France have it all, but what they really have is the encouragement of a patriarchal republic to breed in order to restore the population after centuries of war.

Hey Kids: Smoking Blows; Teen Anti-Smoking Ad Inflames the French

Anti-smoking ads have sparked controversy. Credit: BDDP ET FILS / AFP / Getty Images
A French anti-smoking ad that seems to equate smoking with oral sex is igniting passions in Paris and the rest of the country. According to London's Daily...

Twilight Books Inspire Interest in Wuthering Heights

Something good might just come out of this crazy Twilight phenomenon, and it has nothing to do with Robert Pattison's hair. French teenage girls are snatching up copies of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, after Stephenie Meyer's latest Twilight...

Emma Watson spends a little money

What would your kids buy if they came into a little money? Candy? A record album? Toys? Well, Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, spent a litte more than that. After turning eighteen and gaining access to the millions...

59-year-old French woman gives birth to triplets

(Think that's shocking? Click the photo to see who set the record for identical births!) A fifty-nine-year-old French woman has given birth to triplets after seeking fertility treatment. The new mom, unnamed at press time, sought fertility...

Angelina gives birth-for real this time!

It's the moment the entire world seems to have been waiting for. New York's Daily News is reporting that actress Angelina Jolie has finally given birth to twins. Perez Hilton, among others for those of you counting, is reporting the same thing....

Jolie to debut twins on Tuesday?

The French seem like they're right up their with Americans in the Angelina Jolie pregnancy fervor. And rightly so--this is the most publicity France has received in a long time! Plus it helps us forget about that whole 'Freedom Fries'...

Are Brad and Angie using body doubles?

When Angelina Jolie was admitted to a Nice hospital recently, under observation until her twins are born, the paparazzi went into high alert. Like over-eager puppies, however, they appear to be ready to snap at anything. When a pregnant woman -- an...

Angelina Jolie claims pregnancy is good for sex

Actress Angelina Jolie claims that being pregnant is great for her sex life. Ms. Jolie is set to give birth to twins in the imminent future in her mother's native France. Says Jolie, being round and full has given her a lust for life. She also...

Jolie wants natural childbirth for the twins

Many celebrities, it seems, don't believe in natural childbirth (and by that I mean through the vajayjay, not without drugs). Many women don't either, and they schedule c-sections (or their doctors do it for them). While I agree there is a real need...

Did Angelina Jolie give birth to twins?

Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Angelina Jolie has given birth to twin girls, Isla (pronounced eye-la) Marcheline and Amelie Jane Jolie-Pitt. The girls' middle names come from Angelina's and Brad's moms, respectively. (I understand they got...

Jolie-Pitts buy $60 million estate in France

When Angelina Jolie was asked if she planned on giving birth in France, she demurred. "I haven't completely decided," she said, "We are certainly thinking of France." Thinking about it, indeed. The couple recently purchased a $60 million estate in...

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10%...

Boys win right not to live in France

I've only been to France for a short vacation -- and, while it was nice, I can't say I'd want to live there. That's an opinion shared by two British boys, ages 11 and 16, who hate living in France so much that they petitioned a judge so they could...

French teen arrested for translating Harry Potter book

A French teenager was taken into custody for posting translations of the latest Harry Potter book on the Internet. According to a French newspaper, online translations were discovered just weeks before the most recent book went on sale in late July....

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