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Affliction By Birth Month

New research found that birth month is linked to life-span and a predisposition toward certain health issues. Clearly, the best months to have babies are September, October, and November, coincidentally the best months to eat oysters. As a December baby, so far I’ve avoided Chrohn’s Crohn’s disease and schizophrenia (although my mental health was questionable my sophomore year of college). For those of you born in April, hang in there. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Psychology Today Fires “Black Women Are Ugly” Author

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In The Future, Hotels Will Offer Virtual Lovemaking

Is it almost the year 2030? I certainly hope so, because I plan to be traveling a lot that year. The hotel chain Travelodge has published a study about what we can expect our hotel sleep accommodations to be like in the future. Here’s what we have to look forward to according to engineer Ian Pearson:

We will be able to replay our favorite dream from a menu just like choosing a movie. Also, we will be able to link into dreams with our partner or family and friends and enjoy a shared dream experience. Remote virtual love making would allow individuals to ‘connect with their partner’ while away from home, although lenses could be worn to adjust how their partner looks.

What? I mean, wow! It’s so very “Inception”-esque. And virtual lovemaking sounds so, well, convenient! If this stuff really comes true, there are some wonderful business trips in my future. Does Travelodge take reservations for 2030? [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Male Editor Blames Lara Logan’s Boobs For Her Assault, Extols “Conquering An Unwilling Sex Partner”

An online Philadelphia arts and culture site called Broad Street Review, which reviews local theater and music, isn’t typically a site on The Frisky’s radar. But a victim-blaming, thoroughly sexist “editors notebook” by its editor-in-chief, Dan Rottenberg, is too dumb to let pass without comment. The piece is all over the place, as far as the point it’s trying to make. But for you, Frisky readers, I will try to understand. And the basic thesis that I can glean from it is that Lara Logan, the CBS journalist, once displayed her comely cleavage while posing on a red carpet so, duh, of course she would have been sexually assaulted by a mob of men while reporting in Tahrir Square, Egypt. Keep reading »

Trouble, Leona Helmsly’s $12 Million Pup, Dies

Normally, I get sad when I hear about pets dying. But something about the news that Leona Helmsley’s beloved Maltese, Trouble, had kicked the doggy bucket made me happy. Maybe now they’ll be reunited in the afterlife?

Trouble, is of course, the dog that real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left a boatload of money to when she passed away in 2007. To be exact, Leona willed $12 million to Trouble, though a judge later reduced the amount to $2 million. Keep reading »

Texas Chick-Fil-A Hosting Daddy-Daughter “Date Night”

Saturday June 18 will be a creepy evening in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: it’s Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Chick-Fil-A. Dads and daughters can RSVP for tables at participating restaurants on DaddyDaughterDate.com, a site so festooned with red hearts, filigree and curlicue script that it wouldn’t look out of place on Valentine’s Day. Even though June 18 is the day before Father’s Day.

Anyone else got a case of the icks yet? Keep reading »

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