Love hurts. It sounds like a cliche, but new research suggests it might literally be true. Rejection by a romantic partner during a breakup activates regions of the brain associated with physical pain, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.
“Rejection literally hurts,” researcher Edward Smith, a cognitive neuroscientist at Columbia University, told LiveScience.
People have long described the sadness over a lost love or a romantic breakup in much the same way, using words like “pain” and “hurt.” They often sounded as though they’re speaking interchangeably about mental anguish and physical suffering — making scientists wonder whether the two feelings might be triggering the same areas of the brain. Read more… Keep reading »
“I’m not beautiful. My mother once called me an ugly duckling. But, listed separately, I have a few good features.”
— Audrey Hepburn on her looks. Say what? A few good features? Come now. Her mother must have forgot to inform her that she had turned into a swan or she was blind. Oh well, at least Audrey was a humble bird, which only makes her more beautiful. [Life] Keep reading »
Name: Collagen Westwood
Occupation: Aspiring singer
Dream: To look like a real life drag queen. She has obtained several plastic surgeries to do so. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
White eyeshadow: Consider it. I know, I know — It sounds pretty appalling and truck stop on the highway in the middle of nowhere-y. But! Look at this face! Look how nicely the white plays against the other colorful eyeshadows and her freckles! Not for everyone but surely for someone? [marisachafetzphoto] Keep reading »
In a time when everything from artificial tans to calf implants has become culturally acceptable, for some reason genitals usually get left out of the body-decoration process. The only real option until recently was choosing between carpet or hardwood floors. Not anymore! Now you have exciting options like …
#7 Vajazzling: Originally a high-end spa treatment where a wax job was finished by attaching Swarovski crystals in decorative patterns to the waxed area, vajazzling was introduced to the mainstream by Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is apparently something of a matron saint of this and a huge aficionado herself. Read more… Keep reading »
“I haven’t gotten my save the date yet. I’m not joking, I’m really pissed off about it. I got a save the date from one of my closest friends for that date. I’m planning on going to Hef’s but I haven’t gotten the save the date for that same date. I’m getting kind of antsy because I need to pick which wedding to go to … It’s Crystal that does the wedding planning. She’s the girl! If she doesn’t give me a save the date soon I’m going to have to put in my save the date with the other wedding.”
—Kendra Wilkinson sees how many times she can say “save the date” in one minute as she tells E! Online that she’s a little annoyed with Hugh Hefner‘s soon-to-be-bride, Crystal Harris. Maybe they instituted a no-exes policy? Or maybe your invite just got lost in the mail? [E! Online] Keep reading »