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Good Deed, Bad Girl

When I recently purged my closet and wanted to donate some of my things to charity, I went to the closest drop-off center, a Salvation Army (also one of world’s largest Christian organizations). The thing is, it’s hard to tell black trash bags apart and I accidentally donated some personal items…including my collection of handmade pasties. Oopsies! When I realized my mistake, I went back to reclaim the bag before a sweet old church lady exposed my tassel twirling sins. Lucky for me, a nice grandpa-like fellow volunteered to take me to look for my stuff and I thought I could manage to keep him from my sequined secrets. After a desperate dumpster dive, I found the bag, but it was strangely empty. “Ooooooh, that bag,” the man said, as if he never expected me to be the tart with the talented rack. “Yeah, some of the ladies found it yesterday and we threw the stuff out because, well…we wouldn’t put out that kind of item. After all, this is a place of God.” Blushing, I tried to recover by joking, “Oh, not even for women who want to entertain their husbands?” Apparently, that wasn’t his kind of entertainment….although he did recognize that they were pasties. So anyway, if you ever are donating clothing to your local S.A., just make sure the items are bigger than one-inch in diameter. [Salvation Army] Keep reading »

Aromatherapy Smells Nice, Does Little

If you light a lavender aromatherapy candle to relax, the scent probably isn’t doing much more than masking the less pleasant odors in your apartment. Researchers at Ohio State University found that smelling lemon and lavender oils, two of the most popular in aromatherapy, failed to show any improvement in wound healing, immune status, blood pressure, stress hormones, or pain control. Lemon oil did enhance mood, but lavender oil, which is supposedly so calming, had no effect. Save a little money and buy unscented candles. Fake lavender doesn’t smell that good anyway. [Medical News Today] Keep reading »

Model Gets Something Off Her Chest

The Girls Next Door’s Kendra Wilkinson claims getting fake breasts were her “best investment” and a pin-up girl in Japan couldn’t agree more. Serena Kozakura claims, “It was my breasts that helped me win in court.” Last year, the ample-chested bikini model was found guilty of property destruction after a man accused her of jealously kicking in a door when she found him in bed with another woman. Kozakura appealed the case, using her 44-inch bust as her defense, saying that she is too chesty to have crawled through the hole in the door to the house. On Monday, the Tokyo High Court happily examined the evidence and threw out her guilty verdict. Ta-ta-riffic! [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Romance On TV: A Marriage Proposal

Last night was the season finale of The Millionaire Matchmaker (sadness!), and, of course, it ended on a positive note. While having a romantic evening in Las Vegas, Paul, a Jewish, self-made millionaire from Azerbaijan, proposes to his shocked date, Cidney. Her response is, “I’ll consider it,” because she wants them to get to know each other better. Uh, we would hope so, considering this was their first real date. While Patti seems to be happy about this, rushing into things goes against advice she gave out on the above web-exclusive video. In it, Patti says that you need to date someone for four seasons, which would make it a little tougher for someone with seasonal affective disorder to find love.

While you’re waiting for season two, take the “Are You Millionaire Material?” personality quiz. I took it and am not millionaire material. [BravoTV] Keep reading »

Jane Fonda, The FCC Is Listening!

Jane Fonda better wash her mouth out with soap! The Federal Communications Commission is trying to impose stricter regulations for what they call “fleeting expletives” — like when the Barberella star dropped the c-word on The Today Show a couple weeks ago and the world freaked out. Thus far, the Appeals Court has been stalling and put the case, brought by networks like Fox to stop the FCC from being able to fine an unscripted curse, on hold. So the FCC is running to the daddy of all courts, The Supreme Court, to get a quicker and more finite ruling. If the Court agrees to take the case, they could hear arguments as soon as the Fall. Better bite down on your legwarmers next time, Jane. [FMQB] Keep reading »

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