What High Schools Should Teach In Sex Ed

In high school, my sex ed was what you would call minimal. Since Texas firmly believes in abstinence-only education (which so doesn’t work – my high school had a day care program for crying out loud!), I consider myself very lucky that I had a very open-minded mother who taught me about sex. And now that I’m in college, by far my favorite class this semester is my human sexuality class where my professor is not only incredibly funny, but very insightful. All of this along with some personal experience leads me to the conclusion that, well, sex ed of all kinds suck.

Here’s what they should be teaching high schoolers in order to better prepare them. Read more… Keep reading »

Heat Waves Are Good For Baking

Cookies anyone? It’s hot enough to bake them in your car! Yeah, the heat wave still sucks. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

Lil Wayne Wants You To Be Funky Like Him

“I just figure that I … I’m funky. I got that from my stylist, Marisa. I’m funky, like she say. … A year from now, I want all these items to be mine. Rebirth. I want – I just figure people want to be funky like me, so I got my clothing line.”

–Rapper Lil Wayne on his upcoming fashion line, Rebirth, named after his latest album, in XXL magazine. Dress like Wayne? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? [MTV] Keep reading »

The Most Ridiculous Home-Related Fights

Over at The Nest, they’re collecting their users’ most ridiculous fights. And what I noticed (aside from a serious trend of couple’s food issues): So many of these are caused by everyday home occurences. Not that I can’t relate. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to fighting over the TV volume, folding the laundry, locking the door — oh, sadly, I could go on. Instead, I gathered my favorite house-caused tiffs from the post and comments — plus some new ones from our Facebook friends:

“We fought about how many times a toilet should be flushed in a day. This was a serious, ridiculous, give-the-silent-treatment kind of argument.” –LOISSA

“We got into a fight while assembling the furniture in our new house. If we made it through that, we’ll make it through anything!” –AUBREYDUB

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“From The Back Of The Room”: New Documentary On Women In Punk Music

It’s been a kickass couple of years for women in music alternative scenes. Last year two books that dealt heavily with the Riot Grrl movement were published — Girls To The Front by Sara Marcus and Girl Power: The ’90s Revolution In Music by Marisa Meltzer — and a tour documentary about the band Le Tigre called “Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour” debuted this spring. And there’s more kickass-ness where that came from, ladies and gents! Check out “From The Back Of The Room,” a new documentary about women in the DIY punk scene which is currently doing screenings up and down the East Coast. The punk scene is super-embracing of people who want an alternative from mainstream culture. Yet the scene is not always the sexism- and racism-free haven you think it is going to be, says one woman in the film. I would love to see a screening of “From The Back Of The Room,” especially since Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill and Le Tigre appears in it. [Pitchfork] Keep reading »

Summer Hairstyle Tips For Every Length And Texture

Whether summer is a hair-raising or hair-flattening time for you, the heat, humidity and sun can turn anyone’s bad hair day into a bad hair season.

Luckily, there are some tricks of the trade to help you rock your locks all summer long.

But you might want to alter your length based on your locale. “Depending on where you live, longer hairstyles are great for summer,” says celebrity stylist and salon owner, Billy Lowe. “This gives way to those sexy wind-blown locks that seem effortless. But in humid environments where hair may have a tendency to swell, shorter styles are often en vogue and they are easier to maintain.”

Each hair length and texture should also be treated with specific direction during the steamy summer months. Here are tips for every type. Read more… Keep reading »

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