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The Hotness Awards: Hottest Bands

1. She & Him
2. The Ting-Tings
3. Vampire Weekend
4. The Jonas Brothers Keep reading »

The Hotness Awards: Hottest Movies

Here’s a reminder of what’s nominated for Hottest Movie.

1. The Dark Knight Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, & Gary Oldman
2. Sex & The City Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon, & Chris Noth
3. Wall-E Starring…uh, well, an adorable Disney/Pixar robot.
4. The Wackness Starring Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, Sir Ben Kingsley, & Mary Kate Olson Keep reading »

Quickies!: Willie Nelson For President, Gastrosexuals, & The Benefits Of Marriage

  • There’s a write-in movement underway, complete with campaign song, to elect country music icon Willie Nelson as the next President of the United States. [The Boot]
  • Are PETA’s ads sexy or sexist? [Daily Bedpost]
  • A new breed of man has been identified: the gastrosexual, who uses his cooking skills to woo and seduce. I’ve got one! [Elastic Waist]
  • More than one in 20 couples have married for better health benefits. [Tango]
  • Morning sex is the best way to start the day, but it’s not easy to initiate with a one night stand. [College Candy]
  • IM-ing someone is so much more casual and less stressful than the first phone call. [College Candy]
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    Poll: Should Prostitution Be Decriminalized?

    The world’s oldest profession wants to finally go legit — the Erotic Service Providers Union (ESPU) in San Francisco is trying to protect their hard working membership, the Johns, and the Janes, by asking for the decriminalization of solicitation and prostitution. The city already has a unique First Offender Prostitution Program, which allows people arrested for soliciting sex the option to pay $1000 tuition fee for a graphic sexual health class. Frankly, it also has a pretty poor success rate for scaring attendees back into thinking the best things in life are free, but the ESPU is less concerned with curbing their clients’ desires. What the union really wants is to keep its workers safe, as many sex workers don’t report assaults or rapes because they’re afraid of being penalized for breaking the law with their profession. The ESPU has a bill on the ballot this fall that would decriminalize sex work in the city. They argue that when the pros have to sneak around to handle their business, it makes them exponentially more susceptible to abuse and exploitation. [Newsweek]

    So what do you all think: should sex work be decriminalized (in San Francisco or anywhere else in the U.S.)? Keep reading »

    French Abandoning Bottled Water

    France, bottled water’s native land, have started to drink tap water more regularly. According to The Guardian, more than 67 percent of French people say they regularly drink tap water “l’eau du robinet,” compared with 59 percent five years ago, and spring sales of bottled water like Evian, Volvic, and Vittel are down 6.7 percent from last spring. This is great considering how much energy and plastic is used to make water bottles, but can you imagine the chicest of the French carrying around aluminum water bottles? [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Soy May Be OK, Bad Bras, And Animal Sex

  • Concerned about yesterday’s negative press, the Soyfoods Association of America sent out a press release saying that soy doesn’t actually lower sperm count. [Newswise]
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    The Hotness Awards: Hottest Actresses

    1. Maggie Gyllenhaal Why She Made The List: After blowing everyone away in Secretary and Sherrybaby, she managed to save the role of Rachel Dawson in The Dark Knight from the hack job Katie Holmes did. Also, she named her daughter Ruby Ramona, breast feeds in public and doesn’t care who complains, and is just generally bad ass.
    2. Amanda Seyfried Why She Made The List: She’s adored as the oldest daughter on HBO’s Big Love, but who knew she could, you know, SING? She’s appearing as the lead in the movie version of the musical Mamma Mia!, singing all the tunes herself. Smashing, darling.
    3. Liv Tyler Why She Made The List: Is there any actress more goddess-like than Liv? She’s been a favorite ever since she appeared in an Aerosmith music video, rocked the Italian countryside in Stealing Beauty, and warmed out hearts in Empire Records. Now she’s a big blockbuster draw in The Incredible Hulk.
    4. Olivia Thirlby Why She Made The List: Easily one of the breakout stars of the year, Olivia portrayed the slang-smacking best friend in Juno and won the lead in the new movie The Wackness. She’s the next BIG THING, for sure. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Viagra May Be Helpful To Women On Antidepressants

  • A new study suggests Viagra may help women on antidepressants, which can destroy sex lives. Yay! More pills to pop! [Tango]
  • College degrees no longer guarantee a job and adequate wages. [College Candy]
  • According to a new study, a man’s testosterone level will increase when he is talking to woman, regardless of whether he’s attracted to her. [Asylum]
  • Sienna Miller and her free-loving, CGI pubes star in Hippie Hippie Shake. [Dlisted]
  • GONORRHEA OF THE THROAT. Nuff said. [Dear Sugar]
  • What if The Bachelorette was polyamorous? That is such a good idea for a spin-off. [Boinkology]
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    Girls Like Math

    More and more of us are studying math in college, and not just Stats 101 to fulfill a requirement. According to research released in the journal Science, women earned 48 percent of undergrad degrees in math. Sadly, we still lag behind in physics and engineering. Maybe the Nerd Girls will change that. [AP via WSJ]
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    Mother Saw Suicide As The Solution To Foreclosure

    A 53-year-old mother and wife committed suicide in Taunton, Mass. soon after faxing a letter to her mortgage company saying by the time they foreclosed on her house later that day, she would be dead. After the mortgage company received the fax around 2:30 p.m., they called police, who found Carlene Balderrama’s body at 3:30 p.m. Keep reading »

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