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What Always Makes You Laugh?

We’ve all got our go-to thing that always makes us crack up. Just thinking about it makes you giggle a little bit. For Amelia, for example, it’s this weird poster of “The Breakfast Club” with Walt Jr. from “Breaking Bad”‘s face superimposed over all the main characters. For you, it might be kittens rolling off the bed, or the “I’m so excited” episode of “Saved By the Bell.” Whatever it is, we’d love it if you’d share with us your go-to funny thing in the comments. It’s Monday after all, so we could all use a laugh. And in the meantime, check out the rest of ours, after the jump. Keep reading »

In Memoriam: Meow, The 39-Pound Cat, Has Died

Anderson Meets Meow
What's Anderson whispering in Meow's ear? Read More »
A Cat Fashion Show
Clothing for kitties: It's the cat's meow. Read More »

We knew you for such a short time, but though our moments were fleeting, you made a big impression on us. You cuddled with Anderson Cooper. You befuddled “The Today Show” and you ambled into our hearts — Meow, we will never forget you.  You lived large, and your spirit will continue to shine as a beacon for all of us. From the Santa Fe Animal Shelter: “Meow had been doing so well in his foster home: Walking up stairs and seeking affection — that it is so very hard to believe he is gone.” Gone to soon, furry friend, gone too soon. [Facebook]

Girl Talk: I Just Remembered About The Time I Stole A Girl’s Boyfriend

Trust After Cheating?
Can you trust again after infidelity? Dear Wendy explains it all. Read More »
Tetris Dating Rules
Tetris is just one giant metaphor for life. Read More »
Dating Red Flags
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These red flags should send you running. Read More »

Sometimes, after you’ve experienced a traumatic event, your brain does all it can to protect you from trauma. In the case of physical pain, your body can go into a type of physical shock — like when car crash victims report that they were able to escape a burning car despite a major open leg wound because their bodies went into protective mode and blocked them from the pain of the wound. And in the case of emotional pain, victims often report burying psychologically traumatic episodes deep within their psyches as a way of moving on with their lives. And I suppose it was something akin to this that made me totally forget about the time I stole a girl’s boyfriend until right about now. Keep reading »

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The Kentucky Derby

It’s de riguer to wear extravagant hats to the Kentucky Derby, which means there’s lots of opportunities for attendees to go completely over-the-top. This year’s Derby was no exception — attendees sported wild hats, and in some cases, even more outrageous dresses. Take a look at our gallery of Derby Day looks and let us know what you think in the comments.

People Who Attended/Embody The Maxim Kentucky Derby “Fillies And Stallions” Party

Yes, that’s Ashton Kutcher and Guy Fieri, doing that thing that they do (being d-bags), at the Maxim Kentucky Derby party.

Must See: “Beasts Of The Southern Wild”

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Fledgling filmmaker Benh Zeitlen’s new film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” garnered tons of acclaim at the recent Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection at Cannes. Even so, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it’ll be a compelling, watchable film. But the first trailer, featuring breakout child star Quvenzhane Wallace, makes it look pretty damn good. The film follows Wallace as Hushpuppy on an odyssey to survive a Katrina-like storm, ward off mystical “auroch” creatures, and find his missing mother.

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