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If You’re In The Market For A Brand New Body, Now’s Your Chance

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Listen up, self-loathers and body-snarkers worldwide! If you, like me, often find yourself ruminating on how, if the technology were to exist, you would happily surrender your current body, preserve your same old head, and put this head on a better, cooler body that you prefer, you may just be in luck. I know what you’re thinking — me? Luck? Does not compute. And yet! Sergio Canavero, a neuroscientist at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group (uh-huh), is like, “Yeah, we might be able to do this soon.” New advances in spinal cord surgery indicate that it should now be “technically possible” for one to take pretty much any human head and put it on pretty much any human body with minimal or no paralyzing effects. That said, the study is geared less toward people like me (ahem, the body dysmorphic) and more toward medical patients suffering from spinal cord injuries who might be able to regain mobility thanks to the new technology, which is of course fantastic news — but seriously, if you could have any body, which body would it be? Think of the possibilities. (Also, do not try this at home. I mean, I shouldn’t, right?) [BetaBeat] [Photo of left hemisphere of brain via Shutterstock]

July 2: What Are We Wearing Today?

Helloooooo, friends. Well, it’s certainly starting to feel like summer, given that it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE TO BREATHE once one sets foot outdoors. So humid! Ahhhhh! The 4th of July is upon us — do you have any sweet plans that you want to tell us about? I, for one, do not, because I’m a cranky motherfucker and averse to loud noises and large crowds, which are basically the hallmarks of any 4th of July fireworks celebration. Honestly, I’ll probably be inside with the air conditioning. Where I usually am. Eating. Anyway, come see what Amelia, Ami, Jessica, and Casey are wearing today (and find out why today, July 2, 2013, will go down in The Frisky history as the best day of Amelia’s young life thus far) …

Seeing Red: 10 Stunning Shades Of Celebrity Redheads

Our affection for rare, gorgeous natural red hair is well-documented, and our love for celebrity redheads knows no bounds. Whether they’re natural-born gingers like Jessica Chastain and Isla Fisher or artificially-enhanced like Riley Keough and Christina Hendricks makes no difference to us — we’ll take ‘em all. Here are 10 of our favorite celebrity shades of red…

Makeup Bag: 5 Cures For Common Summer Beauty Concerns

Bug bites, sunburn, greasy hair, acne, dreaded razor burn from so much shaving — these problems aren’t pretty, but they sure as hell happen, and none of us are immune. These 5 remedies for common summertime beauty ailments may not be the most glamorous of products, nor will they look all that attractive on top of your dresser, but hey, they get the job done! Keep reading »

Giorgio Armani Confesses To Dropping Acid, Feeling Like He’d “Just Had A Baby”

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“Si, si!” Armani concurs cheerfully: “I’d better tell you the story. It was a long time ago, we were in the office, and we had finished work exhausted. A friend of a friend said ‘hey, take this it will give you energy’, so I thought I’d try it. I didn’t know what it was. It made me laugh and laugh, like crazy… to the point that my back hurt” — he holds his hips — “like I’d just had a baby.”

— Famous people! They’re just like us, takin’ mysterious drugs and hoping for the best. An excerpt from a new biography of Giorgio Armani alludes to the fact that the illustrious Italian fashion tycoon is no stranger to the weird world of ~*~*~psychedelics~*~*~, so naturally The Telegraph sought to expound on his experience. And expound he did! Isn’t it always a “friend of a friend” who is somehow responsible for the party favors? [Huffington Post]

The Pixies Release Their First New Song In Nine Years

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One can never be too certain as to what is going on with the Pixies at any given moment — the band’s tense internal relations have received almost as much air time as their music since their inception in 1986. Friction between frontman Black Francis and bassist/vocalist Kim Deal was cited as the reason for the group’s initial dissolution in 1993, and just two weeks ago the remaining members announced that Deal had left the band once again. Back in 2011, drummer David Lovering suggested that the original lineup would in fact be working on a new album, but the tracks never came to light … until now! Yep, that’s right: the Pixies just came out with “Bagboy,” their first song in nine years, and god knows that any day that marks the release of a new Pixies song is a GREAT day. Nothing. Else. Matters. [NYMag.com]

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