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Yoga Does A Body Good

Sometimes when I’m in my hippie-dippy yoga classes I think that some of what I’m hearing is a load of hooey. A couple weeks ago, the teacher in my class (who happens to be, not to brag, I swear, Uma Thurman’s brother) was talking about how we store emotional issues and trauma in our body and that’s why we’re not as flexible as we could be. So, like, when you can’t do a split, it’s not because your body isn’t capable, it’s because you haven’t worked through certain issues yet in your yoga practice. I thought that sounded like crap. Well, today I read an article about how humans store emotional trauma in their hip joints and that yoga can help relieve that trauma, resulting in the potential to totally bawl your eyes out when you’re doing a Warrior pose, or whatever. That’s why it’s recommended that Iraq war veterans take yoga classes. Crazy huh? This is the last time I shall ever question Uma’s brother again. [Star-Telegram.com] Keep reading »

Thursday Quickies!

We’re off tomorrow! Enjoy the 4th of July Frisky readers!

  • Be still my beating heart. French hottie, Gaspard Ulliel, is pictured in the new ads for Longchamp. [Perez Hilton]
  • Pregnant man, Thomas Beatie, welcomed a baby girl. Congratulations to him and his wife Nancy! [ABC News]
  • The 30 Most Adorable Album Covers. [Best Week Ever]
  • An at home version of pelvic fitness. [ElasticWaist.com]
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    A Spa For Women Concerned About Pelvic Fitness

    Dr. Lauri Romanzi, a gynecologist who performs pelvic reconstruction surgery, will open the first spa dedicated to strengthening and grooming a woman’s genitals in Manhattan this month. Taking a cue from the creation of storefront dental spas, like BriteSmile, Dr. Romanzi developed her own concept of pelvic fitness. PHIT — short for pelvic health integrated techniques — will help women get healthy from the inside out with the use of Kegel exercises and laser treatments. We’re all for women taking care of their junk, but you can strengthen their vaginal muscles with products sold at adult stores, like Tighten Up or Ben Wa balls, for a lot cheaper than PHIT’s $150 signature gynecological exam. [NY Times] Keep reading »

    Summer Camp For Girls Who Want To Be Rich

    Going to summer camp was one of the best things about being a kid. You got to make cool bracelets, learn how to canoe, and maybe even see shooting stars streak across the sky. But these days, there are new camps that just don’t sound as fun. The Wall Street Journal has an article in today’s paper about financial camps, where kids learn about investing and becoming entrepreneurs. One of these camps, Camp Millionaire in Santa Barbara, CA, is just for girls ages 10 to 15. While it’s nice that there’s an all-female place for young women to learn about being responsible with money, I don’t think I would have wanted to spend my summer learning how to become a millionaire at that age. [WSJ.com] Keep reading »

    Lotion Up With Sunscreen That Works

    An environmental research and advocacy group tested a bunch of sunscreens and found that many don’t protect as well as you’d think. See, right now the FDA doesn’t require companies to test or label their products for protection against UVA radiation. I didn’t know this, especially since many sunscreens say they protect against both UVB and UVA, but apparently labels mean nothing. The Environmental Working Group analyzed 900 brand-name sunscreens and found that some of the best selling sunscreens performed worst. Check out their list of suggested ‘screens, because you don’t want people stopping you on the street to ask, “What happened to your legs?” True story. I blame my burn on faulty sunscreen. [CBS News] Keep reading »

    Jokesters Replace Phone Number With Sex Line

    This story happens about once a month: Some respected organization, often a government-related one, lists the wrong phone number in a flyer, online, or in the phone book, and this wrong number directs dialers to a sex business. This month, the Family Health Administration in Annapolis, MD, listed a number on their website and in the phonebook that directed people to a business for women in the area looking for sex. Someone has to be doing this as a joke, right? How else could this happen so often? [AP] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Cave Men, Private Rooms, And Smirting

  • Analysis of those painted caves in France suggests that the Upper Paleolithic people liked to sing — the paintings are located in the areas of the caves where singing, humming, and music would sound best. [LifeScience]
  • China’s government is cracking down on “entertainment venues,” including karaoke bars and discos, and new rules say that windows must be installed on private rooms so there’s no funny business and the staff must dress modestly and “not be too exposing.” [Reuters]
  • England’s smoking ban has assisted people in flirting (by way of the new “smirting” phenomena — that’s smoking and flirting combined), but hurt dry cleaners. [BBC]
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    Wednesday Quickies!

  • These faceless “Anonymous” people scare the bejeezus out of us. [DListed]
  • 10 ways to make office coffee taste better when you’re craving Starbucks but can’t leave (and don’t feel like spending $4 on a freakin’ drink). [Shine]
  • Entertainment Weekly picked their favorite swimsuits from movies. We like the one Annette Funicello wore in Beach Party. [EW.com]
  • An interview with the founder of CrazyBlindDate.com. [Daily Bedpost]
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    Romance On TV: Tila Tequila Gets Dropped

    On last night’s season finale of A Shot At Love II, Tila Tequila offered her heart to Kristy, who then promptly turned her down. The two of them really seem to be acting, and badly, and this just reinforces my gut feeling (and the internet rumors) that Tila isn’t bisexual, but knew she had to pick a lady this time around to keep up the facade. Having Tila get dissed just adds more drama AND opens up the door to season three of this crap fest. Sigh. I miss Laguna Beach. Keep reading »

    Song Of The Day: Marion Cotillard’s “The Strong Ones”

    Oscar winner Marion Cotillard lip-synced for her role as singer Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose, but she actually sings. She and a bunch of other artists recorded songs for Cartier, and if you’re willing to give them some info about yourself, you can download this song and others (by Phoenix, Grand National, Lou Reed, and more) by going to Cartier’s website.
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