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Poll: Do You Consider Your Looks “Above Average”?

On A Scale Of 1-10, How Would You Rate Your Appearance?

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Google Instant Censors Sex-Related Searches

Oh, no! Google Instant doesn’t like your filthy word searches! You may have noticed something new happening in Google lately. When you start to type in a word, the search engine “helps” you finish the word. At first I didn’t like it — I type super fast and Instant slows me down — but I’ve realized it actually does help. Except if I’m searching for penises! Or vaginas! Or porn. As Mashable points out, Instant offers no help if you’re looking for things sex related. For example, start typing in the word “penis.” Instead of finishing the wang word for you, it offers … “penny arcade.” Um, no. What about “vagina”? You get … Vagisil. That is not what I was looking for, Google. And the ever popular “porn”? You get nothing. No help for you, porn searchers! Google says it’s to protect the kiddies. What do you think? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

I Have A Rare Autoimmune Disease

Don’t even bother trying to pronounce what I have, because I can barely get it right and I’ve had it for 11 years. It’s called Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a rare autoimmune vascular disease that primarily eats up your sinuses, lungs and kidneys. It can also chew through your joints, ears, eyes, skin and internal organs as it pleases. It’s in the same autoimmune family as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, except invitees at this family reunion might seem kind of bummed when you and your unpronounceable German disease show up at the door. When I was first diagnosed, I said, “Weg-huh-nuh-what? That sounds like a Nazi disease or something!” Turns out, Friedrich Wegener was a Nazi doctor who named my form of vasculitis back in the 1930s. He wasn’t even a Nazi by force. He was a Nazi for fun. Wanted for war crimes and everything. No wonder there’s a movement afoot to change the name to something zippy like “ANCA-associated granulomatous vasculitis.” But let’s just go with WG for now. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Got Rid Of 90 Percent Of My Stuff, And I Feel Fine

A few weeks ago, I moved. Prior to that day, I took a look around my one-bedroom apartment and realized what I already knew. I didn’t want most of this stuff. And if I didn’t want most of this stuff, why would I take the time, expend the energy, and spend the money moving it to somewhere new? So, I got rid of 90 percent of what I had, and, you know what? I don’t miss any of it. Keep reading »

Surprise! Fat Guys Are Better In Bed

Size does matter — but not in the way you think! According to a new study from Erciyes University in Turkey, fat men are better in bed. The study reported that men with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) were able to last exponentially longer in bed. Keep reading »

Woman’s Leukemia Lie Gets Her A Free Wedding — And A Divorce

Some women will go to extreme lengths to snag a man and have the wedding of their dreams. Jessica Vega, for instance, of Yonkers, New York, told her husband and countless others that she was dying from leukemia when she was perfectly healthy. Keep reading »

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