Science has confirmed something we’ve known since middle school: Women talk more than men—about three times as much—plus we speak at a much faster rate than guys do. According to this study women spit out 20,000 words a day—that’s 13,000 more than most guys say in any given day. The reason? According to Dr. Luan Brizendine, author of The Female Brain, “Women devote more brain cells to talking than men.” She says we’re built to do this in the womb, while guys are wired differently.
Dr. Brizendine also has some other doozies for the age old Mars-versus-Venus debate. “Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road,” she says. Meanwhile, go figure, the part of the brain she calls the ‘sex processor’ is twice as big as in men as it is in women.
So do these findings mesh with the highly scientific research you’ve done in your life? Or does this sound totally right? Keep reading »
While we think some celebs, like Michelle Williams, deserve more privacy in their lives, we’re secretly a little happy the paparazzi snap them as they go about their business so we can see what they wear when they’re not walking a red carpet. Michelle Williams always looks so cute and casually put-together when she runs out for coffee, and we love how her shoes look as though she’s walked 1,000 miles in them. Want similar sneaks? Pick a pair from the 10 after the jump, then wear them every single day this summer, making sure not to avoid puddles or mud. Keep reading »
You either are or love someone who is a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fan. For me, it’s my best friend AJ who once wrote “Buffy” fan-fiction and will never live it down. But in saying you’re a Buffy fan, everyone agrees it means you love the TV show, not the 1992 movie. (Which I argue was amazing purely on the basis of Luke Perry.) Yesterday, it was announced that a second “Buffy” movie is in the works—magical words fans of the show have been waiting to hear since it ended six years ago. But they were chagrined to discover that “Buffy” scribe Joss Whedon is not at all involved in this new project. Instead, the remake will be the brainchild of Fran and Kaz Kuzui, who produced the original movie. Oh, and Sarah Michelle Gellar will not be starring in this new flick. Nor will their be any Angel, Willow, Xander, or Spike in this new slayer universe. [HollywoodReporter] Keep reading »
One of the current trends on Twitter has users tweeting the three words they wouldn’t like to hear after sex. Personally, any of the following would give me a panic attack: “that was it,” “nice try sucker,” or “that tasted bad.” After the jump, 10 of our faves from Twitter — and add yours in the comments! Keep reading »
Maura Kelly, a former editor for Glamour magazine, was 30 years old before she had an orgasm. Not-so-coincidentally, she was also 30 before she tried masturbation for the first time, the details of which she describes in an essay for The Daily Beast. Having waited until her late twenties to have sex — take that, Brooke Shields! — Kelly writes that she’d always found the idea of self love particularly icky. “It seemed tawdry, seedy, shameful—in a category with sex shops, colored condoms, and porn videos,” she writes. So what compelled her to finally get to get over her “masturation-block”? Back pain!
“An ex suggested that learning how to climax might help alleviate my chronic back pain. That sounded promising…. Though sexual realization didn’t seem particularly exigent, physical relief did. And because I already had a vibrator—snagged years earlier off the Glamour giveaway shelf—what did I have to lose?”
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You might think you’re hurting in the econo-slump, but just imagine if your job was to broadcast and rap about how wealthy you are? Apparently the rap industry and corresponding bling-iverse is in trouble since no one can afford white gold, diamond-encrusted giant Jesus head pendants any more! They have been forced to downgrade to smaller jewelry pieced glittered with cubic zirconia. 50 Cent recently accused rapper Rick Ross of wearing fake diamonds, which Ross vehemently denies. The Wall Street Journal says the “Bling aficionados fret that the art of ‘ice’ is being watered down” as jewelers are crafting faux bling with lower karat gold and man-made rocks. Even dental plans are in danger, there’s a website called sellyourgoldteeth.com to melt down grillz! As relatively unknown artist Doggie Diamonds the interview king says, “If you admit you wear fake jewelry, it is over for you. It’s like bragging you drive a Lamborghini when you really drive a Toyota.” [WallStreetJournal] Maybe the face of rap will be forced to change and rappers can talk about nice things now? What should rappers rap about now that excess has become excessive? My vote’s on kitties or their moms. Keep reading »
The California Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage. However, the court also decided that the some 18,000 same sex marriages that occurred between June and November, when Prop 8 passed, will stand. [LA Times] Keep reading »
Turning the camera around on the paparazzi is a popular move among celebs these days. Beyonce does her best shutterbug impression in London. [5/25/09] Keep reading »