Fewer Guys Born

Earlier today we learned that men used to fight over women because the gals were so few. Well, in the future, women may get into girl-fights over men. In various countries around the world, the number of baby boys versus girls is declining. Now, there are still more guys than girls being born in most places, but in the U.S. alone, an estimated 135,000 fewer boys were born between 1970 and 2002. Scientists aren’t really sure what’s causing this, though there are many hypotheses — pollution, diet, alcohol consumption, stress, etc. One thing that’s quite fascinating about raising kids is that male babies require more energy to raise and also are less hardy than girls and tend to die more easily. Another researcher found that the number of boys born in NYC relative to the number of girls fell significantly after September 11. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »

Slideshow: 2008 CFDA Awards

The CFDA Awards are one of those events where only cool, connected people get invited to celebrate designers who make clothes those of us who aren’t invited can’t afford. Sounds like fun! Last night’s party brought out the big guns — Maggie Gyllenhaal, the two Evas, and the ever present Posh Spice. Tons of pics, after the jump… Keep reading »

The Daily Hotness: Hayden Christensen

Not sure how we feel about that gross layer of peach fuzz above ol’ Anakin Skywalker’s lip, but he is pretty smokin’ in that hat. Less up for debate than Hayden’s mug, is the adorable puppy with him on the cover of Italy’s GQ Style. This is why dogs help men get laid, y’all. Keep reading »

The Pitfalls: Breaking Up (With His Family) Is Hard To Do

There’s no doubt that breaking up with anyone is a crappy, painful rite on par with Chinese water torture. You put so much into the relationship, and for whatever reasons, it just doesn’t work out. You lose your lover, you lose your friend. But, forget about the man in the equation for a second, and think about all the other hours you put into “making it work.” No, not with him—with his family. When you’re in love, you take in everything that comes attached to the boy, and I’m not talking about his penis: you also adopt his cracky sisters, creepy brothers, horny uncles, his divorced parents who bad mouth each other, precocious nephews who finger paint your brand new silk cami at family BBQs—you know, the whole extended family gamut. As if having to deal with your own annoying brood isn’t enough. Keep reading »

What People Are “Too Busy” For This Week

Poor oranges. They’re delicious, but they can be a little messy, and for the third year in a row, orange consumption has fallen, according to a Reuters article. A survey in England showed that people are simply “too busy” to spend their time peeling the juicy fruit, preferring fruits like satsumas and tangerines, which both had increased consumption and are, apparently, quicker to consume. This seemed ridiculous, so we poked around the internet to see what else people are “too busy” to do in these hurried times. Read our top five after the jump. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Even Prehistoric Men Fought Over Women

Back in prehistoric times, women were scarce, so men used to fight their rivals and capture the ladies. Researchers studied 34 skeletons found in a mass grave in southwest Germany, and among all of the skeletons in the grave, none of them were local women. How can they tell where people are from if they can’t hear their accents or see their clothes, and only have bones to go on, you may ask? They study skeletons’ teeth and analyze the strontium, carbon, and oxygen isotopes, which can suggest geological origin and diet. According to the scientists, this is the first evidence suggesting men fought over mates in prehistoric times. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Do More Of…

For this week’s “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM”, I decided to ask the boys a somewhat open-ended question — “What do you wish women would do more of?” I figured what direction they decided to take the conversation in would indicate how pervy they are and how much of the time man’s head is in the gutter. But truthfully, it turns out that, if my boys are to be believed, they don’t have much they want women to change. Which is good, because we weren’t planning on taking their advice anyhoo….
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The Daily Squeeze: Kristin Davis Designs, The Uninsured, And Old People

  • Kristin Davis is launching a fashion line in association with Belk, a department store chain, where she shopped growing up. “It was the nicest store we had, and I’d save my allowance to go to Belk.” [AHN]
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    Quick Pic: Amy Poehler Brings Her Bump Out

    This dress is awesome because it is flattering on women who are pregnant (Poehler) and women who are planning on eating a grande burrito for lunch [Me! -- Editor]. [CFDA Awards, NYC, 6/2/08] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Courtney Love Loses Kurt Cobain’s Remains

  • Kurt Cobain’s ashes may have been stolen from Courtney Love’s house and she is supposedly suicidal about it. Honestly, Court, just think about that for a sec…now rally, girl. [DListed]
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