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What a mess: the one-child policy instituted in China in the 1980s to control the population has caused a total lopsidedness in the dating pool. A recent study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found that in 10 years there will be a serious “bride shortage,” as 24 million Chinese men will have no… READ MORE »


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Because the New York City Health Department hates friendship, they are waging a war against salt. They’ve already gone after trans-fats and fast food, so it was only natural that they took on the last factor that determines whether something tastes good. They’re encouraging restaurants and national companies to voluntarily lower their salt content, with… READ MORE »


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Miep Gies, who helped shelter Anne Frank’s family, died yesterday at 100. After their Amsterdam hiding spot was busted by police, Gies, a secretary in the office where Frank’s family hid, rounded up Anne’s papers and locked them in a drawer. She claimed she never read Anne’s diary both because she did not want to… READ MORE »


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No matter how cool your job is, you’re in a better mood and have less aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday morning. We knew we loved weekends! According to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, people feel mentally and physically better on the weekend,… READ MORE »


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All manner of experts are asserting that the wheels have come off our already craptacular economy and no imminent signs of an upturn are apparent. Massive layoffs across all sectors are forcing even the most resourceful among us to tighten belts and come up with innovative ways to earn extra scratch. Which is why it’s… READ MORE »


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A Chinese mother has carried her son on her back for 35 years in order to give him a more enriched life. Xiong Mingqiang was born with a deformity that has caused his head to grow disproportionately large for his 80-centimeters-tall (31.5 inches) body, making him unable to stand. His mother chose to carry him… READ MORE »


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President Obama has authorized the use of brand-new body scanners at airports, as part of heightened security efforts to fight terrorism. The problem is, these new scanners provide incredibly detailed, high-definition images, where everything from the gun hiding in your anus to the details of your vag are visible. The image above is one such… READ MORE »


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It was inevitable: Sarah Palin has signed with the Fox News Channel to appear “on a regular basis” as part of “a multi-year deal.” Alaska’s ex-guv will allegedly not get her own show, but instead “will host an occasional series.” Any guesses what her sure-to-be-entertaining series will cover? Put ‘em in the comments. [New… READ MORE »


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While some folks think it’s BS, the World Health Organization is officially recognizing a new stress disorder called “21st Century Syndrome” or Adrenal Fatigue. What are the symptoms, other than being alive in the 21st century? Fatigue, irritability, light-headedness, low libido, problems concentrating, digestion problems, excessive salt cravings, and increased susceptibility to coughs and colds. READ MORE »


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It always touches my heart when people support important, meaningful causes. So let’s all give a little golf clap for Jamie Jungers, one of Tiger Woods’ bedmates, who is getting involved with Mistresses Anonymous, a support group for ladies getting down with married men. The group is run by Sarah Symonds, who alleges that she… READ MORE »


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It’s officially gotten to that point in the lifespan of social networking where the promise has turned into a problem for some of us. If obsessive Facebook stalking, TMI Tweeting, and overall virtual insanity are truly affecting the quality of your real life, help is on the way in the form of a virtual suicide. READ MORE »


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Don’t like guests? Want to give people a reason to never come over and visit you? The Doormat Scale is the perfect solution! When potential visitors are forced to find out how much they weigh before setting foot in your house, you’ll never have to entertain again! Of course, designer Emilio Alarcón notes, “Not everyone… READ MORE »