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Wait, Alcohol Makes You Smarter?

A new study done at the University of Texas at Austin found that alcohol may actually make you smarter. But how is this possible when I act so dumb after a few, you ask? Well, researchers found that alcohol impairs certain parts of the brain while it stimulates others. When alcohol hits your bloodstream, dopamine is released, which acts as a learning aid for our brains. So, while you may forget the name of the dude you made out with while intoxicated, your subconscious synapses will be popping off like firecrackers. And when you wake up the next day with a hangover, you will have learned never to drink that much again. Aren’t you smart. [UPI] Keep reading »

“Spring Spheres” Instead Of “Easter Eggs?” Not So Fast

These two Fox News anchors are up in arms over this story straight outta the Pacific Northwest. “I can’t even say it,” says one anchor. “One Seattle elementary school is calling Easter eggs ‘spring spheres.’” She’s right that this is totally ridiculous because an Easter egg hunt is a part of, well, Easter and we wouldn’t start calling Christmas trees “Decemeber Evergreens” now would we? Her co-anchor makes another good point—that eggs aren’t actually sphere shaped.

However, the story they’re so fired up about may not even be true. Keep reading »

A Sign? Man Bursts Into Flames At San Francisco Sex Shop

For seven years, Roger Huang, a pastor who runs a rescue mission in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, has been trying to shut down the sex shops there. This week he may have seen a sign that his efforts are working.

On Wednesday, a man burst into flames while inside one of those porn shops, police said.

Could this bizarre incident be attributed to a higher power? Read more… Keep reading »

Some People Have Sex With Cars

Earlier this week, we learned about a woman who married her truck. Apparently, she is not alone in her romantic love for her vehicle. A BBC documentary, “My Car Is My Lover,” explains more about mechanophilia, a sexual attraction to machinery such as cars, bicycles, or airplanes. Consider me enlightened by the guy who wants to take a car home and “rape it silly.” Cars of the world … beware. I shall tune in for next week’s installment about the woman who married the Eiffel Tower. It’s good to know that I have options in case I am unable to land a human mate. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: This Is What A Life-Size Barbie Looks Like

  • This is what the proportions of a life-size Barbie doll would look like. She’s made by anorexia survivor Galia Slayen and stands 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist and 33″ hips. Barbie wears a size 00 skirt that Galia used to wear when she was sick from her eating disorder. This year, Galia displayed Barbie at her school, Hamilton College, during its first National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. [MSNBC]
  • California’s state Senate passed a bill yesterday that would mandate public schools’ history classes teach students about gay, lesbian and transgender icons. (FWIW, Asian/Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities would also be required in the curriculum.) [The Week, San Fransisco Chronicle]
  • France may make it illegal to pay for sex, in order to criminalize clients of sex workers. Proponents of such legislation say it will help sex trafficking victims, who they claim account for 80 percent of sex workers. [Guardian UK]

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Woman Commits Catricide In The Name Of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga pushes the fashion envelope, but she would never condone catricide in her name. One of Gaga’s Little Monsters, Angelina Barnes, allegedly murdered her family’s cat by drowning it in the bathtub and mutilating its body. Why? The 20-year-old Oklahoma woman needed the cat’s blood for a stylish outfit she was planning to wear to Lady Gaga’s concert that evening. Her plan was foiled when a relative discovered her in her home wearing a long coat with cat blood smeared all over her face, duct tape over all the light switches, and the cat’s liver in her makeup case. Angelina never made it to the concert as she was escorted to the psych ward. She had suffered from depression in the past, but friends and family insist she had never been violent. So. Upsetting. [FOX] Keep reading »

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