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Woman Nearly Dies Of A Hickey

We all know hickies are embarrassing to receive if you’re over the age of 14, but turns out they can also be dangerous. A 44-year-old New Zealand woman was rushed to the emergency room for a hickey gone awry. The trouble all started when her lover sucked her neck one night while they were sitting on the couch watching television. Only his technique was a little too aggressive. He hoovered her so vigorously that he created a blood clot near a major artery in her neck. The clot then broke off and moved into her heart causing a minor stroke. She only knew she was having a stroke when she started experiencing paralysis on her left side. With treatment, the clot disappeared and the woman’s movement was restored. Moral of the story: I will be wearing a “Do Not Disturb” sign around my neck during all future makeout sessions. For reals, hickies are totally unnecessary AND unsafe. If you are compelled to hoover another person’s body, please hoover with care. [Stuff] Keep reading »

Inside The Mind Of A Furry

This week on my new favorite show, “My Strange Addiction,” we met Lauren, a college student addicted to her furry lifestyle. Her “fursona” Kira, a white and hot pink-striped fox, is the expression of her more outgoing side. This actually shed some light on the furry movement, which previously confounded me. Once I got over the ridiculousness of watching Lauren read Water for Elephants as Kira, I understood that using her “fursona” to hide from the world is not much different than using drugs, alcohol, or eating couch cushion (WTF, by the way) to avoid reality. I think what’s interesting about this show is how addictions are manifesting in our society in such unusual ways. While the underlying issues remain the same — low self-esteem, poor emotional coping mechanisms, unresolved trauma — the presenting symptoms have gotten way more creative. Were people this troubled back in the day or is this what modern life has done to us? Keep reading »

40 Dating Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

As many of you know, I am back on the market after an enlightening six-month sabbatical. You will be happy to know that I actually survived a date last night! As I walked to the subway after two beers and a kiss on the cheek, I was feeling pleased with the evening. I had kept it simple and relaxed without compromising myself. I was single me, just a more grounded, secure version. Last night proved that I really have changed the way I’m approaching dating. In fact, I was feeling so good about the new single me, that on the subway ride home I brainstormed a list of dating mistakes I intend never to make again. Check them out after the jump. Add yours in the comments. Keep reading »

Friendship Is All In The Genes

We choose our friends based on many factors — common tastes, sense of humor, interests, and, according to a new study, gene patterns. Researchers discovered that friendship circles share more than the same taste in music and movies, they share similar DNA. Friend pairs tended to have closely matched levels of the gene that controls dopamine and seratonin in the brain, while having opposite levels of a gene linked to immunity. What does this mean? In short, that we instinctually befriend people with similar dispositions and dissimilar immune systems, meaning they’ll want to go to the same concert as us AND they probably won’t catch our flu when we get sick. If that’s not the definition of a friend, I don’t know what is. In the future, I will be administering DNA tests to prospective friends. [Live Science] Keep reading »

Celebrity Look-A-Like Of The Day: Adam Lambert Has Cruel Intentions

Uh oh. Adam Lambert seems to be having a Selma Blair moment. Someone save him. Keep reading »

Kelly Preston Gave Birth Using The Xenu Method

“Silent birth is basically just no words as much as possible. If you need to moan, if you need to cry out … of course that’s normal … But, it’s just bringing them in, in as peaceful and gentle a way as possible … L. Ron Hubbard found that the single source of aberration, of psychosomatic illnesses, stress, fears, worry, things like that, have to do with the reactive mind, and in that part of the mind is different words and commands that can come back to affect you later in your life. I’m blessed with, my kids have always been amazing, very calm, very peaceful, happy, and I absolutely know that it’s very much because of that.”

Kelly Preston on the benefits of silent birth, as dictated by the Church of Scientology. Xenu must be very proud. But my reactive mind has a lot of issues with this birthing practice. I wonder if the Church blames her son Jett’s health issues on her making too much noise during his birth. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

I Will Not Be Having A Funeral Wedding

According to USA Today, the new “it” wedding venues are funeral homes. Why? Well, because as we all know, the economy sucks, and funeral homes can offer a more readily available, less expensive, yet equally beautiful setting for the budget wedding. According to a recent survey, about 10 percent of funeral homes currently offer wedding services. “A lot of (traditional wedding facilities) are shutting down because of the economy, while we (funeral homes) aren’t going anywhere,” said the spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. “In our community, two banquet halls closed because of the economy.” Can’t stop death, huh? “A banquet hall is a banquet hall, and a chapel is a chapel. If you can get past the cemetery [in the driveway], it’s going to be beautiful,” said the national chairwoman of the National Association of Wedding Professionals. OK, stop right there. I’ve heard enough. Keep reading »

Drunk Woman Slips Into Unsuspecting Man’s Bed

File this under really bad things that can happen when you drink too much. Picture this: You are fast asleep one night, minding your own business, catching up on your REM, when suddenly you are awoken by a strange woman who somehow managed to get into your apartment, take all of her clothes off, slip into bed next to you, and pass out. This actually happened to one unfortunate Canadian man. Around 3 a.m. this past weekend, a woman, who happened to live in his building on a different floor, managed to open his door using her key. She was so intoxicated that she didn’t notice she was in the wrong apartment crashing in the wrong bed. The terrified dude called the cops and she was escorted upstairs to her actual bed to sleep it off. I don’t even want to know what her hangover was like. [UPI] Keep reading »

Antoine Dodson Ventures Out Of The Hood

Hide your kids, hide your wife! Antoine Dodson, appears to be moving up in the world. If a trip to Swarovski is considered “moving up.” I think it’s safe to assume, based on his new weave and his Louis Vuitton purse, that he no longer has to worry about having his bed intruded in the projects. [The Daily What]
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The Daily Ovulation: Littlest Drummer Girl


Behold seven-week-old Rosy, future rock goddess. How does she manage to sleep through her own performance? Amazing. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

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