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10 Pop Culture Phenomena We Hope Don’t Come Back In 2009

Now that 2008 is winding down, we realize that a lot has happened in pop culture this year. Some pop culture phenomena were rather awesome, like the launching of The Frisky and Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin impersonations, but others were rather annoying or dreadful. So after the jump, our list of the 10 pop culture phenomenons we hope don’t repeat in 2009 (in no particular order). Keep reading »

Get Your Rocks Off: The Postelles Get Happy

When you listen to the Postelles, you want to start dancing, and not in a bump-and-grind kind of way. I was listening to “White Night” as I walked home one night, and I almost starting doing the Twist right there on the sidewalk. I was able to hold back, but you might not be able to. Let this be a warning: Their songs will get in your head and make you happy. Here’s what the Postelles are listening to… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Male Breast Cancer, Acupuncture, And French Men

  • Men represent 1 percent of breast cancer cases, and a new study found that male mammograms and sonograms can be useful in making diagnoses. About 450 men in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. [LiveScience]
  • “Ugly Betty” actor Mark Indelicato (he plays Betty’s nephew Justin) is working on a clothing line. He’s already started designing some dresses and also wants to do a line of jeans. You go, boy! [NY Mag]
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    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Eat Whatever The Hell You Want

    Most of us, upon the arrival of the new year, swear to begin a nutritional regimen Madonna would of and take up jazzer-yoga-lates or some other new fangled workout routine. Some will stick to their resolutions; others will last a respectable amount of time before binging on burritos; and a solid portion will cave by January 7th. Regardless, for the, now, 30 days remaining this month, just embrace all the delicious food and beverages being shoved in your face at holiday parties, dinner dates, and mom and dad’s house. You have all of next year to feel crappy about yourself with Glamour‘s help! For now, eat like a fat kid let loose in Magnolia Bakery and drink like an alcoholic swimming in a river of vodka. Here are some recipes that will help.

    See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

    Girl Scouts Want To Ban Airbrushing

    Their uniform isn’t the only thing the Girl Scouts, or “Girl Guides,” as they’re called in the UK, are modernizing; their manifesto is getting updated, too. No longer so focused on sewing, cooking, and making Mother’s Day corsages out of pink tissue paper, modern-day scouts are more concerned with putting a ban on “the airbrushing of models in magazines and a crackdown on peer pressure to have sex too soon.” To create their new manifesto, Girlguiding UK, a publication devoted to all things Girl Guides/Girl Scouts, surveyed 1,000 members about the issues that concern them most. The top ten concerns of today’s Girl Scouts? Find out after the jump. [The Daily Mail] Keep reading »

    Tina Fey Tells All

    Tina Fey is on the cover of the new Vanity Fair. In the magazine, Maureen Dowd’s profile of the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” creator and star — and Sarah Palin impersonator — reveals a lot about the woman behind the comedy — from her opinions on strip clubs to how she got that scar. After the jump, the highlights of everything you ever wanted to know about Tina Fey but were too busy laughing to ask. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: When It Comes To Weewee Size, The French Have The Greeks Beat

  • No wonder those Frenchies think they’re hot. A survey of penis size found that Frenchmen averaged about six inches, whereas Greek men were a full inch shorter. [College Candy]
  • When you just can’t wait for him to call you, it’s okay for you to make the first move. Just tell him you enjoyed your time together and you’d like to get together again. [Dear Sugar]
  • Some college students hookup while camping out to get front row tickets to home football games. To them it’s the best of both worlds: football and sex. [Daily Bedpost]
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    The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Watch The First Four Seasons Of “Lost”

    “Lost” is back for its fifth season on January 21, means you have 51 days left to catch up on seasons 1-4, but truly, you can do it in the 31 (well 30 and a half) days left this year. All of the episodes are currently available on ABC.com or you could always Netflix them. You will not regret it. Except the part where you don’t leave your couch other than to eat, sleep, use the restroom, and go to work because it is JUST THAT ADDICTIVE.

    See all the ways to make the most of the last 31 days of 2008 here. Keep reading »

    World AIDS Day Marks 20th Anniversary Of Togetherness

    Today, December 1, marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the day when individuals and organizations from around the world work together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. In 1988, AIDS was causing more deaths in the United States than there were in the Vietnam War and an estimated five to 10 million people were infected worldwide, according to the World AIDS Campaign. However, government, media and society, in general, were not giving AIDS the attention it needed. World AIDS Day began in 1988 when health ministers around the world met and agreed that there should be a day when all would come together to show the importance of AIDS and demonstrate solidarity for the cause. Since then, many positive changes have been made in the fight against AIDS, however much more needs to be done. Leadership is the theme for 2007 and 2008 World AIDS Day because it encourages leaders at all levels of society to stop AIDS. And leadership highlights the discrepancies between what has been promised and what has actually been done to halt the spread of the disease. Governments have to make good on promises. Communities must encourage leadership of its members. And individuals must have access to treatment, know their rights, stamp out the stigma and discrimination associated with AIDS, and must know and engage in methods of prevention against spreading the disease. Keep reading »

    Hooray For Hillary!: Clinton Nominated For Secretary Of State

    Earlier today, President-elect Barack Obama announced his nomination of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the position of Secretary of State. Sadly, the first thing I thought when she stepped up to the podium was that someone should have lowered the microphones because they blocked her face. The second thing I thought was that it’s pretty awesome that a woman can go from being First Lady to being selected for one of the top positions in our government. Sure, Hillary has always had her own agenda, and she wasn’t just deciding what the chef would cook for dinner when she lived in the White House with Bill, but even so, it’s nice to know that a woman can go from being known primarily as the wife of our country’s leader to being known as a leader in her own right, even if she doesn’t hold the country’s top spot. [Change.gov] Keep reading »

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