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U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga) has introduced a bill that would ban all sexually explicit material from military bases overseas, including Playboy, Penthouse, and Maxim magazines — currently there is a ban on “porn” enforced, but there is a loophole. Critics of the bill say it would be bad for morale.
A Department of Defense committee that reviews materials sold on bases ruled last year that magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are not pornographic. But Broun’s Military Honor and Decency Act includes language that could make those magazines eligible for the ban…. Broun, a Marine veteran, told Newsweek recently that the magazines sold in military exchanges are partly responsible for a rise in sexual assaults in the military and other problems.
This week, I decided to get a little CRAZY with our Muxtape and uploaded 12 songs that has S-E-X in the title. Scandalous, no? I cannot promise this will be a mixtape to accompany actual love-making, but I hope you enjoy it for the next five days, nonetheless. And please oh please, create your own! it’s so easy, a monkey can do it, and it’s fun to check out the music our Frisky readers are interested in. Post your Muxtape page link in the comments! [The Frisky Muxtape] Keep reading »
It’s the worst when you’re sitting at a restaurant, usually outside, and your hand grazes the bottom of the table. And it touches a hunk of old, hard gum. Gross. Pretty soon this could be an obsolete problem. A British company is developing a non-stick chewing gum that can be easily removed from surfaces. Clean Gum, as it’s called, has a special polymer in it that makes it less sticky. This is going to put some artists out of business. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Male seagulls seem to be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females. When researchers took a seagull’s last-laid eggs and either incubated it alone or in contact with other eggs, the males hatched faster than females if they had been incubated in isolation. When they were in contact with other eggs, the males didn’t hatch as fast and they fledged (new word alert! fledging means developing wing feathers that are large enough to fly) in significantly poorer condition than females. The researchers from the University of Glasgow think that the females adjust better to different environments. Female seagulls rule. Except when they bother you at the beach. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »
Whether or not you partake in Twitter, you have to admit it’s a little fascinating to read short snippets about how people are spending their days. Twistori.com compiles everything people twitter that includes the words “I love,” “I hate,” “I think,” I believe,” “I feel,” and “I wish,” letting you read a stream of random messages, including this insightful comment about sleep: “Sleep and I just aren’t close friends. I think we may be teetering on acquaintanceship. Maybe.” [Twistori] Keep reading »
Even though any parent will tell you (hopefully) that their children are the lights of their life, having kids will make a marriage less lovely, at least for a bit. A study published in the Journal of Family Psychology found that couples experience a serious drop in marital satisfaction in their first year of being parents. This might have something to do with the fact that new parents get something like three hours of sleep every night. By the time the baby is 18 months old, however, marital satisfaction bounces back. Keep reading »