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So what is “drunkorexia,” you ask? It’s a new term given to the growing number of college students who choose to skip meals in order to binge drink without gaining weight. While these students are said to be proud of being able to drink and stay slim, just about everyone is understandably concerned about what could happen when calorie consumption is limited to solely alcohol. Health officials worry that the fusion of these two addictive behaviors not only signals major psychological issues, but also wreaks havoc on your physical well-being. As one eating disorder specialist summarized, “You’ve had the experience of drinking on an empty stomach? These folks are drinking on an empty body.” My stomach is quivering in horror just thinking about this. [Newser] Keep reading »
Twins Angela and Ashley Cope have talents beyond bleaching their hair and posing for the perfect cheesy picture. The two 27-year-olds will be making their debut in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series this Saturday to show off their skills behind the wheel. Angela and Ashley know that their “girly” appearance might bring on criticism that they aren’t serious about the sport, but both claim they are looking to make their mark and gain respect in the racing community. And good thing, too—they are following in the footsteps of their uncle Derrike Cope, who won the Daytona 500 in 1990. [Yahoo]
But the Cope Twins are not the first ladies to fight for a little recognition in the man’s world of professional car racing. After the jump check other women who have crossed the finish line.
I guess Diesel got tired of its “Be Stupid” ad campaign and decided to just, you know, be stupid instead for its latest. The latest round of images to vomit forth from Diesel’s ad labs features a lot of people in their underpants. Sometimes their underpants come bearing slogans, like, “Today, I am your nurse,” “Today, I am your patient,” and “Tonight, I am your prisoner.” Today, I am confused by these messages. Are these supposed to help those among us who have difficulty expressing themselves when it comes to sex and, therefore, would rather express themselves through messages on their underwear? You tell me. But don’t tell me with your underpants. [Fashionising] Keep reading »
I prefer scary movies that involve poltergeists, so this scary flick will be a shock to my system. On Monday night at 9 p.m. (EST), MSNBC will air “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller,” a documentary film narrated by Rachel Maddow about the murder of a Wichita, Kansas, abortion provider by an anti-choice extremist. Dr. George Tiller was gunned down inside his church in May 2009 by Scott Roeder, who is now serving life in prison. Keep reading »
Sometimes when you hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – back home with Mom and Dad. As layoffs and overwhelming debt are knocking members of our generation on their asses, many are flocking home to the safety net they couldn’t wait to escape at age 18. There isn’t any shame in going home to catch your breath and regroup, but there’s a way to approach the situation so you really do get back on your feet and avoid causing more angst than the My Chemical Romance blaring from your little brother’s room.
The Frisky hit up Rick Kahler, an NAPFA-registered, fee-only financial advisor and author of four books on financial planning and money psychology, for advice on how to move home and get independent without feeling like you’re re-living the turmoil of your Jordan Catalano-crushing youth all over again. Keep reading »