Deborah Anderson and her colleagues, who looked at Coca-Cola as a spermicide, weren’t the only ones awarded an Ig Nobel Prize by the Annals of Improbably Research magazine. Geoffrey Miller, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico received an Ig Nobel for his work studying female fertility. He and his colleagues studied the earnings of 18 exotic dancers and learned that the women’s earnings increased by at least $100 per five-hour shift when the women were their most fertile. “I have heard, anecdotally, that some lap dancers have scheduled shifts based on this research,” Miller said. We’re thinking that if strippers, er…exotic dancers saw this much of a difference in male “affection” based on their fertility, we should really only go on dates when we’re in our “fertile window.” Only that would also mean that if things went well on said dates, we’d also have the greatest chance of getting pregnant during that time. I guess a girl can’t have everything. [LiveScience] Keep reading »
There isn’t much on TV this Saturday, except “Saturday Night Live” featuring Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin. Sunday evening is definitely the night for must watch TV. I can’t wait to see my honey Stephen Moyer on “True Blood.” Keep reading »
We’re going to take a wild guess and say that if French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac could vote in the U.S. presidential election, he’d put a check mark next to Barack Obama’s name. [Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/3/2008] Keep reading »
Celebrities have hopped on the bandwagon this year in encouraging young adults to go vote. The “Declare Yourself” campaign has just launched its latest attention grabbing PSA, with Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere wearing muzzles.
I have to give them props for an interesting approach that definitely got people’s attention, however, I found Alba to be so annoying that I can’t even watch it more than once. The PSA is structured as an infomercial with Jessica selling muzzles, Hayden Panettiere sporting one, and Tristan Wilds talking about how he bought one. Jessica turns her voice into that of an annoying announcer and you will want to slap her halfway through.
While I understand the whole message of not “silencing yourself” I think it is a little extreme and over-the-top. I’m sure there are some people who probably don’t even get it at first. An ad like this isn’t going to make me vote. Seeing a celebrity in a stupid commercial isn’t going to persuade me. It’s seeing the candidates and feeling motivated about issues that I really care about. Keep reading »
All this talk of mixing pills and booze has got me thinking about one of my favorite trashy novelists, Jacqueline Susann, a writer who has seemed to escape the attention of many modern women (well, at least every other woman at The Frisky). Susann is best known for penning “Valley of the Dolls”, loosely based on her own life (it also spawned a terrible movie and a short-lived TV series), but she also wrote two other books that sit on my nightstand — “Once Is Not Enough” and “The Love Machine”. I’m not going to pretend like all three aren’t basically the exact same book, about a group of female friends who drink, do drugs, and have sex during the ’60s — Susann was definitely a one-trick pony, but she was good at all that debauchery. I decided to read up on some facts about the original trashy beach read writer — all the scandalous info, after the jump… Keep reading »
One of the best things about cooler weather is the excuse to pull on a wooly hat when bad hair days strike. Since bad hair days have been known to hijack even the greatest of hair days, the Cappuccio is especially useful. A thick, cozy scarf when the hair is good, the Cappuccio can be pulled over the head like a hood when things suddenly take a turn for the worse. Makes us wish all of life’s problems had such stylish fixes. [$129.50, Sartoria Vico] Keep reading »
Yesterday, we told you that sending in your Yoplait yogurt lids was an easy way to contribute to the fight against breast cancer — at the very least, those pink lids make you think about the disease every day when you eat your breakfast. However, we just want to make it clear that we don’t want you to start downing yogurt like it’s you’re job. Some organizations are against Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives campaign, saying that the company uses milk from cows treated with an artificial growth hormone, which increases their milk production. Breast cancer is a health concern associated with the hormone’s use, but right now there is no clearcut evidence. We think you can decide for yourselves if you want to eat Yoplait, but if you are going to do so, you might as well send in your lids. Keep reading »
Do you ever feel old while watching movies like “Mean Girls” or shows like “Gossip Girl” and “90210″ because you’re completely out of the characters’ age range? Sometimes I do. I think to myself, “Why is this stuff so entertaining to me? I don’t have these issues anymore. Am I losing precious brain cells by watching fluff?” Well now we can enjoy bitchy entertainment without remembering our age, thanks to a little movie called “Bride Wars.” Keep reading »
This Pill, which started the sexual revolution by preventing pregnancy, has also been accused of casting a curse on libido. A couple of the women interviewed for Time Out New York’s Sex Issue made it sound like the pill is damaging to their sexual desire and ruined their physical need to be ravaged. It’s ironic that the thing that makes women able to engage in slightly more carefree sex is also conversely making them chaste, eh? One of the women, referred to as “Ditched The Pill,”, who had been struggling with her lack of interest in having sex with her boyfriend, noted, “When I went off it, my libido skyrocketed; suddenly it was easy again.” Is the pill that powerful? Keep reading »