Parasites and sex typically aren’t two things you want to think about together, but according to new research parasites might be responsible for sex as we know it.
PhysOrg reports that Indiana University biologists have affirmed the “Red Queen hypothesis” — the idea that human beings reproduce through sex because we’re, well, keeping up with the parasites, the ones that threaten to potentially harm us.
The hypothesis gets its name from a line in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass: “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Read more… Keep reading »
Johnny Weir is no stranger to M.A.C. makeup; he reportedly wears it while performing on ice. So it’s rather fitting that the makeup brand would tap Johnny for its 2011 holiday campaign, titled “Glitter and Ice.” Weir iisn’t the first man M.A.C. has hired as a brand ambassador; he joins Elton John and RuPaul, as well as, female entertainers Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, and Nicki Minaj. We can’t wait to see him shine. [People Style Watch] Keep reading »
Best friends talk about everything. There’s nothing you have to hide from your biffle. Dirty laundry and everything, your best friend will always be by your side.
…At least that’s what we always hear.
But there are some things that we just don’t want to talk about, even with our bestie. Some secrets are best kept bottled up inside, tucked away into a dark corner in our minds and never spoken of again, right? Riiiiight.
So what are these things that we never want to share, you might ask? You know what I’m talking about. Click through for some reassurance on the secrets that make you squirm just thinking about ever mentioning to your best friend. Read more… Keep reading »
Synesthesia is a neurological condition wherein your senses become scrambled and one sensory experience becomes confused with another. So those who suffer from it may “see” sound or “hear” smell. This short film by video team Terri Timely attempts to capture the condition, in an arresting, musical, food-obsessed way. [YouTube
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These Jeffrey Campbell stacked bow wedge booties might be the most ridiculous shoes I’ve ever seen. Which means I want to own them. NOW. But enough about me — I couldn’t wait to hear what the Man Panel would think of a pair of shoes so unapologetically frilly. Check out their always candid — and often hilarious — opinions, after the jump… Keep reading »