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Knitted Hotel Room Created By Artist Kate Jenkins

At the Hotel Pelirocco in the English seaside town of Brighton, guests can cozy up in an entirely knitted room. Dubbed ”Do Knit Disturb”, the single room comes with a slew of knitted objects including a lamp, comforter, toothpaste and toothbrush, telephone cover and matching curtains, reports The Guardian.

Other woven creations found in the yarn filled room include a traditional English breakfast and a do not disturb sign. Check out all the photos here…

Study Says Creative People Cheat More

Men Inherit Cheating
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The impulse to cheat might be genetic, say scientists. Read More »

Are you creative? Have you cheated? Well then, it might be because you’re creative. We’re not necessarily talking about cheating on a partner or anything — but say cheating on a test, or at a task? A new study from Harvard University published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that creative thinkers are more likely to find “original ways to bypass moral rules.”

“Ethical dilemmas often require people to weigh two opposing forces: the desire to maximize self-interest and the desire to maintain a positive view of oneself,” explain lead study professors Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely. “Recent research has suggested that individuals tend to resolve this tension through self-serving rationalizations: They behave dishonestly enough to profit from their unethical behavior but honestly enough to maintain a positive self-concept as honest human beings.” Keep reading »

Gloria Cain’s Tips On How To Stand By Your Man Through A Political Sex Scandal

Cain Getting Handsy?
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Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment by two women. Read More »
Meet Sharon Bialek
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Sharon Bialek says Cain wanted sex in exchange for a job. Read More »
Meet Ginger White
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Ginger White said she had a 13-year-long affair with Herman Cain. Read More »
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Herman Cain’s sexual prowess continued to impress on Monday, when an Atlanta woman named Ginger White told her local news station she has had a 13-year-long affair with candidate. Already the months of October and November have been packed with accusations from women who say Cain sexually harassed them, usually from his position of power as head of the National Restaurant Assocation. Most notably, two former employees took five-figure settlements in exchange for agreeing to keep quiet about his alleged inappropriate behavior, and another woman named Sharon Bialek, held a press conference in which she said Cain reached under her skirt and said, “You want a job, right?”

And what, praytell, does Gloria Cain, the candidate’s wife of 43 years, think of all this? According to The New York Times, when Cain told his wife about Ginger White’s claims, she responded, “Here we go again.” 

That’s devotion! Clearly if there’s an award for standing by your man, Gloria Cain is a winner. And sure, after over four decades of marriage, she knows the guy better than any of us do. Yet its hard to believe — in fact, I don’t believe — that there isn’t a fire when there is so much smoke.  So let’s dip into the playbook and find out Gloria Cain’s tips on how to stand by your man through a sex scandal: Keep reading »

New Software Can Tell You How Much Pics Have Been Photoshopped

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Women aren't the only ones who've suffered from Photoshop. Read More »
"No Airbrushing" Policy
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Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »

Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much an image has been altered. Keep reading »

Black Friday Pepper Spray: Shopper Who Doused Customers May Have Acted In Self-Defense

A California shopper who unleashed a blast of pepper spray on at least 14 Walmart customers on Thanksgiving night was not charged with a crime. Police say she may have been acting in self-defense.

Los Angeles Police Department detectives in the San Fernando Valley reviewed a YouTube video and store surveillance footage, and interviewed witnesses before deciding to let the unnamed 32-year-old woman off the hook, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Read more…

Woman With The World’s Longest Fingernails Plays Golf

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Chris "The Dutchess" Walton takes the Guinness World Record for longest fingernails. Read More »

There’s a great article in the Daily Mail, which features the woman with the world’s longest fingernails doing “every day stuff” like brushing her hair, driving her car, and playing golf. Chris Walton, aka “The Dutchess,” a musician and grandmother, is known best for her 20-foot long fingernails, which she hasn’t trimmed in 18 years. Damn! I’m sure you were wondering how she plays golf with those golden talons. In a cocktail dress and heels just like the rest of us … that’s how. [Daily Mail]

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