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According to a University of Pittsburgh study, Caucasian women who have higher levels of marital happiness also have lesser risk of having multiple sleep complaints (i.e., trouble falling asleep, fewer early morning awakenings, and more restful sleep) than unhappily married women. “Divorced individuals tend to have more sleep problems than those who are married; however, among the married, we know very little about how differences in marital quality may be linked with sleep,” said Dr. Troxel. “The present results show that happily married women have fewer sleep problems than unhappily married women.” No word on how single people sleep. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »
It takes a special person to pull off this hair/makeup look, but we think bad ass model Agyness Deyn does it just right. [East London, U.K., 6/9/08] Keep reading »
Although it didn’t seem possible for Brokeback Mountain to get gay-er, the handsome homosexual cowboys are hitting Broadway! The New York Opera Company has commissioned a work based on Annie Proulx’s short story, the same one that was adapted for the Oscar-winning flick. While back in 2005, Nathan Lane parodied the musical concept on Letterman (check out the vid), we are willing to bet $20 bucks on Clay Aiken’s dreams of being cast in this production. With live singing cowboys ropin’ and gropin’ each other, the new opera is sure to be a crowd pleasing hit for cowpokes and their fag hags alike — The Frisky’s Catherine and Amelia are already chompin’ at the bit to see some chaps in action. But they’ll have to wait patiently until the 2013 season…..[Playbill] Keep reading »
Condoms, the wonder rubbers, keep the sex safe like a superhero protecting a city. But there’s such a thing as condom Kryptonite. Before you get scared of imminent doom in the bedroom, here are six tips to stop your condoms from being rendered powerless.
- When you’re cookin’ in the bedroom, never use oil-based lubricants like vegetable shortening, cold cream, or Vaseline. In addition to being a bit greasy, they can actually damage the latex. Only use water or silicone based lubricants and slip slide away!
You know how your feet get tired when you walk a lot? Well, all that pounding might soon be used to generate electricity. Engineers calculated the amount of energy that the 34,000 travelers who pass through the Victoria Underground station in London generate every hour, and they say it’s enough to power 6,500 light bulbs if underground generators were installed. These yet-to-be-produced generators could be put into any place that has high foot traffic, as well as on roads and beneath railroad lines. While the technology is still in its infancy, similar mini-generators were tested by the American military recently. Do you think walking in flats or heels would generate more electricity? [The Times] Keep reading »
Cougar, spinster, playgirl, bachelorette. So many slang terms all mean the same thing: a single gal who lives on her own and on her own terms, like Kylie Minogue (chart topping dance hits and spandex booty shorts not required). But a new word has been coined in the U.K. and Australia: “freemale”. A freemale is a woman who stays single and only uses her vajane as an in-door for sex, not as an out-door for babies. The colloquialism, which has just washed up on our shores, is a mix of freedom and female, two words which should go hand in hand already. But what the new lingo “freemale” is actually is doing is taking away an inherent quality of being a woman and being an individual, choice. “Freemale” is making it seem as though women with families didn’t choose that life for themselves. Or, worse yet, we aren’t doing our own thing if we’re just “female.” How does being in a relationship with a man only qualify you as a woman? That’s just major misogynistic BS. Especially as the number of women, 25 to 44, who fit the definition of “freemale” has doubled to nearly 700,000 over the past 20 years. So, while the intention to popularize the Destiny’s Child style Independent Woman movement is good, the terminology could still use a little work. Keep reading »
During Antarctica’s long winters, the McMurdo research base has a staff of only 125 scientists — but if any of them are in a position to get lucky, they won’t have to brave the cold to buy condoms. (Do they even have drugstores in Antarctica anyway?) Nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered to the base last month and will be available free of charge throughout the year. “Since everybody knows everyone, it becomes a little bit uncomfortable,” said Bill Henriksen, the base’s manager. And you thought your pool of men was small. [Reuters] Keep reading »