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If you think that glossy lips and sun-kissed skin make for a good combination, you have another thing coming — and that thing is called cancer. Most shiny lip balms and glosses don’t offer protection and can even increase light penetration through the lip surface. Wear a lip sun block with an SPF of 30 and reapply throughout the day, dermatologist Dr. Christine Brown suggests, and if you have any changes to your lip color that aren’t caused by lipstick (i.e., if an area turns opaque or white), consult a dermatologist. [HealthDay] Keep reading »
Aww, look at the adorable way in which modern technology brings people together. This kid asked his date to prom by posting the above image on the internet and then digged it in hopes that his crush would come across it. So much more complicated than just asking, but hey, nerds like a challenge. Click here to see a larger version. [Via Boinkology] Keep reading »
Did you know chocolate’s good for you? No? You haven’t heard that in a gazillion studies? Well, it turns out chocolate, especially the dark stuff (never anything good happening for us milk chocolate lovers), helps ward off a serious pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is when blood pressure spikes while excess protein is released into the urine. Sounds like fun, right? Well, women who ate five or more servings of chocolate each week in their third trimester were 40 percent less likely to develop preeclamsia than those who ate chocolate less than once a week. We recommend Chocolove.
Additionally, a British research company is looking for volunteers who are willing to eat a bar of chocolate every day for a year. The researchers are hoping to find out whether compounds called flavonoids can reduce the risk of heart disease for menopausal women with type 2 diabetes. [Reuters and Reuters] Keep reading »
Sex and sketch comedy go together like penis and vagina. And the good people at Planned Parenthood of Portland, Oregon get both apparently. While the health videos we watched in high school were dull, outdated, and often gross, their take on taking care of down there features cool hotties and is laugh out loud awesome. Especially the silly “Down There Song”, which has made us want to rename the vag and dub it the “hot pocket.” So check out the site and use a condom!
Phone sex is a fun way to keep in touch while a loved one is out of the country. But usually when we complain about being raped by long distance charges, weâ€™re only talking about the bill. A family in Tunisia, however, is suing a man they claim took their daughterâ€™s virginity over the phone. While the man never even laid a finger on her, the 20-year-old was heard shrieking, um, erotically and supposedly broke her own hymen — according to her medical examination. Impressive! Even Janeane Garofalo, the star of The Truth About Cats And Dogs’ classic phone sex scene, would be wowed. [UPI] Keep reading »
In a letter to Iran’s vice president, Prosecutor General Ghorban Ali Dori Najafabadi writes that importing Western toys into the country is a “danger” that needs to be stopped. In Iran, importing Western toys is discouraged but not illegal, and many toys are smuggled into the country. Najafabadi says their increased visibility is worrisome: “The displays of personalities such as Barbie, Batman, Spiderman and Harry Potter … as well as the irregular importation of unsanctioned computer games and movies are all warning bells to the officials in the cultural arena.” Maybe he’s just pissed he doesn’t have the Kimora Lee Simmons Barbie, complete with a faux-Chinchilla coat. [AP and SFGate.com] Keep reading »
Kids grow up so fast these days. By 3rd grade, I had definitely played pretend bride, but a girl in Yemen was forced to do it for reals. At the bold age of eight, her parents married her off to a man over four times her age. Itâ€™s all fun and games until someone gets raped and beaten. Abandoned, alone, abused, what is a girl to do? Be her own superhero. Nojoud Mohammed Ali (no relation to the fighter) is a champion! After escaping her husbandâ€™s home, she managed to find her way to a courthouse and asked for justice. Thankfully, in court last week, she secured her freedom and is now possibly the worldâ€™s youngest divorcee, but definitely the worldâ€™s bravest baby girl. [ABC News] Keep reading »
I was at a bar this weekend, hanging out with some friends, when a guy came over to me. He began by telling me he was thinking about opening a bar, then preceded to ask me tons of questions, like what I thought made a successful place and whether having Guitar Hero would be a draw. He kept pressing me to answer questions that seemed a little lame, considering they were all hypothetical and he was clearly not going to be opening a bar, um, ever. It felt like an inquisition and almost seemed like he was using a technique from a book he had read (ask her questions so she thinks you’re interested!). Anyway, we’d love to hear some stories about the worst techniques ever used on you, because they’re guaranteed to make us all laugh, and we all need a good laugh on Mondays. Share yours in the comments. Keep reading »
Alright guys, what do you think of this whole Miley Cyrus/Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz debacle? To refresh: Leibovitz shot the pop star for the magazine draped only in a sheet, very little makeup, and tossled hair. No matter which way you cut it, the photo certainly is provocative. It’s also beautiful, but really, wouldn’t expect anything less from a photographer of Leibovitz’s caliber. All that said, Cyrus is 15-years old. Regardless of whether her minders or grandmother or parents were at the shoot, isn’t it kind of…odd…for a magazine or a photographer to suggest sexy look in the first place? Keep reading »