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Philip Levine started losing his hair about four years ago, and instead of covering up his baldness with a bad rug, he decided to embrace it by using his head as a canvas. And, unintentionally, he said he’s helped people suffering from cancer, alopecia, and other diseases that cause hair loss by inspiring… READ MORE »


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This is an extremely twisted story. Korean couple Kim Yoo-chul, 41, and Choi Mi-sun, 25, met in 2008 in an internet chat room and fell in love over their mutual love of Second Life. Three months ago, they had a baby together—at the same time, they also had a baby in Second Life. But because… READ MORE »


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Earlier this week, blogger Jessica Grose at Slate wondered if there is “a new backlash against casual sex.” Grose points out that pop culture seems to have toned it down a bit: love-song warbling Taylor Swift is at the top of the charts, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are both mommies now, and we hear… READ MORE »


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Despite what we’ve learned from “Jersey Shore,” not everyone in the Garden State is psyched to see public nudity. This week, the Gonzalez family of Rahway, NJ, were forced to cover up their snowy tribute to the Venus de Milo. After toiling for hours in the snow, the family got a visit from the po-po… READ MORE »


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As runways teem with super skinny models and magazines overflow with size 0 waists and DD boobs, it’s easy to forget that normal—or even not so normal—people can find love, too. Take circus performers Jackie Molen, 24, and Josh Bladzik, 27. She’s a one-legged acrobat who is less that four feet tall and he’s a… READ MORE »


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A Saudi Arabian woman named Sawsam Salim has been sentenced to 300 lashes and one and a half years in jail for appearing in court without a male chaperone and filing complaints against government officials who harassed her for doing so. Salim first appeared in court unchaperoned in 2004 requesting to get her husband,… READ MORE »


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You have roughly three and a half months before swimsuit season. And if you’re the type of person that needs someone on your behind to get motivated to exercise, then a personal trainer is probably for you. But before you hand over your hard-earned money, you have to make sure your trainer is qualified and… READ MORE »


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“Tiger Woods was my boyfriend for a year and a half while we were both undergraduates at Stanford … I know who he is at his core because we were together during some of his most formative years. He was so human and cared so much about other people and the world around him. This… READ MORE »


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Blogger Amanda Hess of The Sexist took her video camera around D.C. and asked a bunch of dudes to explain how different types of women-controlled birth control work, including the Pill, the patch, diaphragms, and Nuva-ring. Some guys get an A+ for looking adorable while trying … while others don’t know what the… READ MORE »


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Sarah Palin has been a busy lady in the past week. She tried her hand at stand-up on “The Today Show” on Monday, and today announced plans for a follow-up book to Going Rogue that will be a “celebration of American values and strengths.” Apparently, she is also shopping around a television show along with… READ MORE »


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In a move upsetting mothers, pastors, rabbis, and priests (this could be the start of a really good joke), Atheist Agenda, a campus club at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is offering pornography in exchange for Bibles, or any other sacred religious text. I remember when I was in college, “Preacher Joe” used… READ MORE »


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We haven’t read Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide yet because we’re lazy, though we’ve heard glowing reviews about the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wu Dunn. Fortunately, tonight is a one-night-only film screening of a special “Half The Sky” event at… READ MORE »