Free Pinkberry Day! Five Facts About The Yogurty Goodness

Thanks goodness it’s Pinkberry Friday! Today, from 5 to 9 you can get a free small dish of Pinkberry’s newest flavors, passionfruit and coconut. These two also come twisted together, a combo that Pink peeps are calling “Tropical Swirl.” Whatever it’s called, we are super pumped to score some free creamy deliciousness. The lines are sure to be unbearable, so here’s a few Pinkberry facts to keep you occupied while you wait. [Pinkberry.com] Keep reading »

Miyazaki’s “Ponyo” Is One Fly Fishy

A new heroine, Ponyo, will be making her debut on American screens on August 14. The film made a whopping $165 million in Japan, where it was originally produced, and won the Japanese Academy’s award for best animation film and best score. Keep reading »

Domestic Violence Happens When No One Is Looking

Finally, an advertisement that doesn’t offend us! Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad at a bus stop in Hamburg, Germany that uses cutting edge technology to make its point. A small camera embedded in the ad makes it so the couple in the poster appears happy and smiling when someone is looking at it; when the viewer turns away, the image changes to one where the man is beating the woman. The text reads, “It happens when nobody is watching.” The camera responds after only a brief delay — like if someone looks away quickly — so that observers are able to catch the two different images and understand what’s going on and the message it’s conveying. Powerful, and smart, stuff. Click here to see a larger image of the ad. [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

Friends Pay Their Respects To MJ

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Fans everywhere continue to be shocked and saddened by Michael Jackson’s death. Here’s what his friends have to say about the late “King of Pop.”

Yes, I Have A Pierced Tongue, But No, I’m Not Who You Think

When I pierced my tongue at 16 years old, I knew exactly what I was doing. So it’s really funny to me that when they notice I have a tongue ring, the most common thing people say (after asking “Did it hurt?) is to say, “You must have been trying to get attention from your parents!”

Yes, of course. Obviously.

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In Bed With … Michael Vartan

VITAL STATS
Born:
November 27, 1968, Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Ascendant: Unknown
Moon: Pisces
Mercury: Scorpio
Venus: Capricorn
Mars: Libra

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Looking For 10K? Donate Your Eggs To Research

Looking to make a quick (or not so quick and kind of painful) buck in the recession? New York State is now offering stipends of up to $10,000 to women who donate their eggs to stem-cell research. Researchers are enthralled by this idea, as it means more experimental eggs for them, but some critics fear this new egg market will lead to the exploitation of vulnerable women.
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YouTube Life Lessons: Wash Yo Stanky Nuts!

Listen up dudes! Class act, Alexyss K. Tylor, host of “Vagina Power” on YouTube, does a pretty good job of telling you just exactly how, when and where you need to go with a bar of soap if you want to get some. Ah, it’s times like these when I bow my head in reverence to the majesty that is YouTube. [WOW]

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Period Reducing Birth Control May Not Be Creepy, But It’s Definitely Uncomfortable

I don’t get lady times once a month. In fact, I don’t get it ever. Due to babymaker problems that you’d prefer not to think about (trust me), I’ve been on a constant stream of birth control for six months so as to avoid more surgery. In short, my reproductive system doesn’t function. The factory has been shut down.

But because a few icky lady parts problems and surgeries just aren’t enough to deal with, I’ve also reacted badly to six different forms of hormones, becoming a bloated, mean, or moody mess after a few weeks on each. So last week, once the inexplicable crying had set in, my chest had inflated to monstrous proportions, and I felt the urge to kick small children, my doctor decided it was time to try my seventh variety of hormone. But rather than switching directly from the patch to the new pill, she told me to take a week off, complete a cycle and then get back to being The Amazing Period-Less Girl. Keep reading »

Plus-Size Women Get Their Own Fashion Week, But Is That Enough?

Most fashion shows are known for emaciated, twig-like models strutting down runways, but there’s a different kind of fashion week going on right now. Full-Figured Fashion Week took five years to organize, but, at last, arrived in New York yesterday. Until Saturday night, designers will show buyers and the press their clothes for plus-size women, as well as take part in panels such as “The State of the Curvy Community.”

“The main objective is to show the consumers and buyers that there are other designers out there,” organizer Gwen DeVoe told The Daily Beast. She also said plus-size women care about looking good, rather than having tunics and jersey dresses as their only options. Keep reading »

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