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Frisky Q&A: Talking Love & Turtles With “Call Of The Wildman” Star Ernie “The Turtleman” Brown Jr.

Be My Boyfriend: Turtleman
Why Julie loves the "Call of the Wildman" star. Read More »

Sometimes dreams do come true, like the time that I wrote about Ernie “The Turtleman” Brown Jr. and he came to our office and hung out and visited with us all day. The Turtleman, if you’re unfamiliar, is the host and star of “Call of the Wildman,” an awesome show on Animal Planet. In it, The Turtleman traps all manner of wild animals and safely removes them from people’s yards, houses and swamps (some people have swamps). His catchphrase is “Live action!” which he will shout at you with a joy and exuberance most of us reserve for our favorite bands or gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. Not Turtleman. He lives every day like this, and watching him catch possums, or remove snakes, is totally entertaining!

We talked to The Turtleman about turtles, life in his native Kentucky, and asked him for dating and relationship advice. Because, we figured, chasing turtles all those years is bound to teach you a thing or two. See what he had to say, after the jump!

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Claims The Life Of 24-Year-Old Man

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Mirror, Mirror
A size zero's lament on the changing body "ideal." Read More »
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One study says men are more vain than women. Read More »
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Body dysmrophic disorder (BDD) is typically thought of as a problem affecting women, but men also suffer from the disease. Nathaniel Asselin, of Cheyney, Pennsylvania, was one of those sufferers. “A shaving nick or a small blemish, or even just a bump under the skin would keep him in front of the mirror for hours, applying small pieces of Band aid to cover up the marks,” said his mother Judy. 

Nathaniel spent hours and hours staring in the mirror, poking at pores and worriedly examining non-existent imperfections.  Starting in the fifth grade, he began missing school, too tormented by his perceived imperfections to get out of bed. Keep reading »

JC Penney Features Real-Life Gay Couple In Father’s Day Ad

NC Gay Ban
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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
"Gay Conversion" BS
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Psychiatrist retracts BS "gay conversion" therapy study. Read More »

After flaunting their awesome support of same-sex couples with a lesbian-oriented Mother’s Day ad, JC Penney is at it again, this time with an ad featuring a couple of real-life, honest-to-goodness gay dads. The ad features Todd Koch and Cooper Smith and their friggin’ adorable children, Claire and Mason. Right wing freak out in 3, 2, 1 … 

Skate Moss Skateboards Let Bros Skate On Naked Kate Moss

Kate Channels Ziggy
Moss becomes Bowie for Vogue Paris. Read More »
KATE MOSS MARRIES
An inside look at her stunning nuptials. Read More »

Begun after artist Jeff Gaudinet and a friend had a miscommunication about skating and Kate Moss, the Skate Moss project allows users and fans to “make” their own fantasy skateboards emblazoned with Kate Moss’s image and name. So far, the boards aren’t in production, but if there’s two things that go together, it’s overly hormonal skateboarders and naked girls, so kudos, Mr. Gaudinet. [Skate Moss]

Check Out The Awesome Gay Version Of “Girls,” “The Outs”

Dating Don'ts: "Girls"
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Five dating don'ts from the "Girls" premiere. Read More »
Things "Girls" Got Right
13 things from the "Girls" premiere that seemed universally accurate. Read More »
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Meet Mitchell and Jack. They used to date, but they’re no longer together, and they’re dealing with the breakup in strikingly different ways. Jack’s a little more, shall we say, self-destructive, while Mitchell’s a bit more self-deprecating. Follow them through the six episodes of “The Outs” (so far the first two are up online) as they try and make their way post-split. It’s hard not to see parallels with that other show about hip twentysomethings living in Brooklyn, “Girls,” but somehow these guys have a bit more humanity and heart.

10 Disorders That Aren’t Listed In The Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders — But Should Be

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An essay from a woman with obsessive compulsive disorder. Read More »

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was first developed in the 1950s by the American Psychiatric Association as a way to classify and define mental problems. It covers a whole host of problems, including clinical disorders, personality disorders, and intellectual disabilities. And it’s been revised several times since its original publication, to include new and emerging psychological problems.

But even so, we think the DSM isn’t quite complete. In fact, we’ve been experiencing an array of disorders of late that we think should definitely come under review by the APA for potential inclusion. That’s because we believe these disorders are now widespread and very, very debilitating. After the jump, we give you a list of some of the new disorders we believe we — and you — might be suffering from. Keep reading »

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