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Top Eight Music Videos Featuring Sweet Dance Moves

1. Janet Jackson, “If” You may be saying to yourself, “Wait, why not ‘Rhythm Nation’?” Because everyone assumes that “Rhythm Nation” is Janet’s best dance video, but it’s not. “If” is much dirtier. See for yourself.

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The Daily Squeeze: Nicole Richie’s Recipes, Law & Order, And Baby Names

  • Nicole Richie reportedly wants to publish a cookbook. [AHN]
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    Thursday Quickies!

  • Marie Claire editor says that shaving your face is psychologically confusing for a woman. Huh? [Feministing]
  • Hollywood It Girl Smackdown! [Showbiz Tonight]
  • So, the big internet organization that decides things voted to allow companies to purchase new top-level domains like .sex and such. This is going to make our lives even more confusing. [CNET]
  • Soon, a simple test will be able to tell you your risk of getting breast cancer. [The Independent]
  • It’s Gay Pride Month, and the president of the American Library Association has some book suggestions for you that highlight the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. [NPR]
  • Hungover? Maybe one of these will help. [MentalFloss.com]
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    Supermodel Karolina Kurkova Gets Called Fat

    Oh no they didn’t! Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel that Elle recently posted about in the forums, has been called fat by the Brazilian press. The smack talk started after a show in Sao Paulo, where Kurkova walked the runway with more meat on her bones than usual. And gasp, she has cellulite on her booty. Um, good for her! And for the record, we think she looks sexier than ever. [Fox News]

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    No Gay Pride In Cuba

    The first gay pride parade was supposed to take place in Cuba yesterday, but just minutes before the unofficial march was set to begin, two of its organizers were detained. The activists were going to deliver a set of demands to the justice department, which included an apology from the government for its past repression and incarceration of openly gay people. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

    Top Five Songs About Straight Girls Making Out

    Girls making out, faux lesbianism, Girls Gone Wild spectacles are kind of de rigeur it seems like, but it’s harder than you’d think to find actual songs about girls hooking up that aren’t written by lesbian musicians like The Indigo Girls. I delved deep into the interweb in search of the most salacious lyrics about ladies being hot for other ladies. The top five starts off with:

    5. “I kissed a girl/Her lips were sweet/She was just like kissing me/Kissed a girl won’t change the world/But I’m so glad/I kissed a girl!” — Jill Sobule, “Kissed A Girl”
    Was this pre-Girls Gone Wild? I’m not sure, but either way, the song is rather carefree and fun, though I swear I cannot tell Jill from her mid-90s counterparts Tracy Bonham and Joan Osbourne. Anyway, is kissing a girl really like making out with yourself? I don’t think so. My one experience kissing a girl was terrible though, so what do I know?

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    The Ever-Expanding Internet

    This week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will vote on two key proposals. If passed, the first would allow the use of non-Latin characters, i.e., domain names using Chinese, Arabic, or Cyrillic letters. The second proposal would open up the .com, .org, .fr world up to things like .sex. This internet thing could get a whole lot more interesting pretty soon. [The Daily Telegraph, Australia, ABC News] Keep reading »

    Having Less Choices Might Help Our Love Lives

    When our neocortex was developing way back in the day, the average human group consisted of around 150 people, and members of reproductive age totaled around 25. Sounds like slim picking compared to the abundance of prospects available today through online dating sites like Match.com, right? Well, researchers studied people’s preferences for how many options are best when it comes to how satisfied people are with mate options, and among the 88 study participants, 20 to 50 possible mates seemed to be the preferred amount. Using online dating with access to millions of guys might actually be hindering us. It’s like when you go to a restaurant that has 100 different sandwich choices on its menu. You end up spending a lot of time trying to figure out what you want, and then after you place your order, you can’t help but wonder whether you might have liked the one with avocado better. [Physorg.com] Keep reading »

    Soap Opera Among War Correspondants

    60 Minutes reporter (and former swimsuit model) Lara Logan supposedly had two relationships while covering the Iraq war, and one was with a married man. Joe Burkett’s wife is claiming that Lara seduced him and has also teamed up with Joe to try to take away their 3-year-old daughter. AND, there are people saying Burkett once defended Lara’s honor in a fight with CNN war reporter Michael Ware. Angelina Jolie will play the role of Lara Logan in an upcoming film (we’re speculating). [NY Post] Keep reading »

    The Place With A “No Boys Allowed” Policy

    Women have had to break through some employment barriers over the years, and men still dominate in many sectors. But there is one area that men haven’t been able to crack: studying female-exclusive aspects of various cultures. Robert M. Baum, a University of Missouri religion professor who has done extensive fieldwork in the Diola community in Senegal, hasn’t been able to learn about or enter the primary women’s fertility shrine there, as its only accessible to women who have given birth. “[A powerful female religious leader] told me that the day I give birth to a child, I should come to her and she would explain everything about Ehugna,” Baum said. “That night, I dreamed I was pregnant. I told her about the dream; she laughed and said it was not good enough.” [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

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