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It’s been a week since the National Enquirer ran a story saying that Al Gore had forced “unwanted sexual contact” on a masseuse in a Portland hotel room in 2006, and subjected us to the gorey (ha!) details of the alleged incident. Now that the Portland police has decided to reopen the investigation, the Gore… READ MORE »


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The French parliament has approved a hotly debated law that makes verbal abuse—or psychological violence—a criminal offense. Violators could face up to three years in jail and a $93,000 fine. Although it’s difficult to define such behavior that law defines as “repeated acts which could be constituted by words or other machinations, to degrade one’s… READ MORE »


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The new tanning tax goes into effect today. And if you are upset about it, you shouldn’t be. Sure, it adds 10 percent to the cost of most fake bakes, but tanning is seriously bad for you anyway. If you absolutely can’t part with your brown summer hue, you can always go outside—because that is… READ MORE »


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After a long day of answering questions during the confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan was finally asked a question about an issue that matters to 13-year-olds. Unfortunately, she did not have an answer. Don’t you just love it when politicians try and be funny? … READ MORE »


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Israeli scientist Professor Haim Breitbart is hard at work on the “Bright Pill,” a birth control pill or injection which has proven to cause temporary sterility in mice. But don’t worry! It fades away and the mice are supposedly as virile as they were before. Prof. Breitbart hopes the male birth control will be… READ MORE »


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A new surgery called TLC Breast Enhancement claims to make the girls bigger and firmer without any needles or cutting. The technique uses an intense light that somehow tricks the body into making more “oestrogen” — a hormone that is produced during puberty and pregnancy. The light, emitted from a gun-like device, creates more tissue,… READ MORE »


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Everyone in NYC is buzzing about the redheaded Russian vixen, code name “Anna Chapman,” who was part of the 11-person spy ring busted on Monday. I know, it sounds like a bad Hollywood action flick. But it’s real. So who was this woman who was sending top secret intel back to her motherland? What we… READ MORE »


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Take a look at Oscar’s new paws! This poor kitty lost his feet after being run over by a combine harvester, but got a second chance to jump around with the help of a British neurosurgeon. The doc was able to deck out Oscar with some bionic back legs, not only giving him a fashionable… READ MORE »


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There’s a Peruvian guinea pig festival? Why didn’t anyone tell me?! Although I guess your level of excitement about this depends on whether you think guinea pigs are fuzzy cuties or fat rats. [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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Apparently, we aren’t the only species that has a bizarre fascination with the furry friend of the upper lip. It seems that female Mexican molly fish prefer a mate with a mustache. Only some male members of the swimmers sport the whiskers, and a recent study done by German biologist Ingo Schlupp shows that these… READ MORE »


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It’s hard, even now, to write the words, “I have Borderline Personality Disorder.” I hesitate before making the statement for so many reasons. The condition is a big mish-mosh of types of people and problems. You have to meet five out of nine criteria listed in the DSM-IV-TR for Borderline Personality Disorder, which means there… READ MORE »


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Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your “Objectification of Women” file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac, scrub down an airplane and suggestively drip soap suds all over their boobs. The kitschy scooby-dee-dooby-doo soundtrack is the only thing that doesn’t make me… READ MORE »


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