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Study Says The Left Side Of Your Face Looks A Lot Better

Your left profile is the hot one, apparently. Researchers at Wake Forest University devoted time to the issue by asking 37 college students to rate 20 faces in photos, and found they preferred those showing their left sides, Huffington Post reports. “Our results suggest that posers’ left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more esthetically pleasing,” said the researchers in a statement. Read more…

“Pregnant Man” Splits From Wife

The “Pregnant Man” is separating from his wife of nine years. “Like all marriages, we have our ups and downs, and we’re going through a rough patch right now,” Thomas Beatie, 38, revealed on a taped CBS program. “At the moment, we’re separated.” Beatie, who was born Tracy Lagondino, has just finished up his final gender-switch surgery from a female to a male. Read more…

Demi Moore: Time To Change My Twitter Handle

Demi Moore stepped out last night for the first time since her rehab stint, supporting best friend Amanda de Cadenet at the launch of her show, which Moore is producing, TMZ reports. Moore, who hadn’t surfaced since being hospitalized after a party back in January, was looking good, the New York Post notes. No longer “sullen and gaunt,” she has put some weight back on and “appeared to glow” with “round cheeks and a dewy complexion,” the paper decrees. Read more…

Average 2012 Prom Tab: $1K+

If you have a teenager nearing prom age, hopefully you’ve got good credit. Between dresses, flowers, limo rides, and hairdos, the average family with a teenager is expected to plunk down a whopping $1,078 on prom this year, up from $807 last year, according to a new Visa survey spotted by USA Today. “This is social-arms-race spending,” says the head of Visa’s financial education programs. “It’s extreme.” Read more …

Courtney Love Says Dave Grohl Is “Sexually Obsessed” With Kurt Cobain, Accuses Him Of Hitting On Frances Bean

Courtney Love and Twitter always mix like alcohol and heavy machinery, and this time around the singer is accusing former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of attempting to seduce her daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, and of being “sexually obsessed w kurt.” Gawker has the tweets, which were sent out last night from Love’s protected account. She starts out by tweeting to @davegrohl—who isn’t even the right Dave Grohl, but rather some German guy, Gawker notes—accusing Grohl of hitting on Frances and saying she wants to kill him. Read more…

What It’s Like To Be A Billionaire — For A Day

riving in a Rolls Royce, getting a bodyguard, flying on a private plane: These aren’t normally things that New York Times financial reporter Kevin Roose gets to do. But as a guy who writes about billionaires, he wanted a chance to live like one for 24 hours, he explains in a first-person article. It’s a key “paradox” of our times: While many of us are furious at the rich, we’re still fascinated by them, he writes. Read more…

Why You Shouldn’t Bother Splurging On Fancy Wine

Ever wondered why you can’t quite detect those hints of vanilla and cardamom touted in a pricey bottle of wine? A new study finds that wine experts—like the wine writer who likely informed you of that cardamom in the first place—simply have a better sense of taste than most of the rest of us. Hundreds of wine drinkers sampled a chemical that gauges a person’s reaction to bitter tastes, and the wine experts were found to be around 40% more sensitive than casual wine drinkers, NPR reports. Read more

Jennifer Aniston Spends $8K A Month To Look Like This

How to match the girl-next-door good looks of Jennifer Aniston? It’s easy … if you have an extra $8,000 per month to spend on a luxe diet, exercise, and beauty regimen. The Daily Mail breaks down Aniston’s routine splurges, based on reports and estimations:

  • Skin care: $2,000 per month. She particularly likes laser peel surgery, followed by soothing creams and other treatments, like the $350 Mila Moursi Rejuvenating Serum. Read more…

Take These 5 Phrases Off Your Online Dating Profile

Single this Valentine’s Day? Then perhaps you’ll be interested in this advice from an eHarmony senior director. Grant Langston tells Time the five most overused, meaningless phrases you should take off your online dating profile right now. Read more…

Judi Dench Battles Loss Of Eyesight

Actor Judi Dench revealed in an interview with the Mirror that she can no longer see people’s faces because her eyesight is deteriorating. But the 77-year-old is in treatment to stop her condition—macular degeneration—before it steals her sight altogether. “They had to do these injections and I think it’s arrested it,” she says. “I hope so.” Nowadays she has friends read scripts to her so she can remember her lines. Read more…

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