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There’s only one thing I hate about being single: the constant stream of relationship advice I didn’t even ask for. I have a degree, plenty of relationship experience, a body that just won’t quit, and a tube of red lipstick — I am well equipped to survive in the wilderness that is the dating scene. Yet everyone wants to jump in on the action, from my married friends who mean well to magazine relationship experts. And, by the way, the advice is always the same: “Empower yourself so you can attract a man to latch onto.” The latest to dispense this advice is Time Out New York and their resident dating “expert” Julia Allison (you non-New Yorkers may recognize her as a talking head on CNN and Fox News). The magazine’s “Singles Issue” promises that if you let someone Photoshop and style you, you can attract a mate someday — all aspects of Allison’s marketing (yourself) plan. Other nuggets of advice after the jump. Keep reading »

Gross Guy Trend: Cargo Kilts

I have Scottish blood running through my arteries and veins, so the sight of a man in a kilt isn’t as horrific to me as it might be for others. That doesn’t mean I’m hoping men will start wearing them regularly, especially when they’re made from duck cloth instead of a family tartan. But at $140, the Utilikilt is a splurge, and it’s unlikely that men will start purchasing them en masse. Unless they realize that wearing one will give their precious bits more room to breathe. [ThinkGeek via Uncrate] Keep reading »

PETA’s Vegetarian Meat Market

The people at PETA aren’t okay with objectifying fur, but they’re happy to host an annual Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door beauty contest. Photo submissions were accepted through January and now the veggie-loving judges have narrowed it down to 10 male and 10 female pieces of meat. From a former NFL Cheerleader to a Harvard Law School grad, the competition is tighter than the pens they keep chickens in. You can check out the contestants and cast your vote for your favorites by clicking here. Keep reading »

A Bittersweet Highway Accident

This year the toll of those hurt by Valentine’s Day is already ticking. With a week to go, hordes of lovelorn men and women have desperately “lost control”, and so did a professional driver in Chicago yesterday. A tanker truck, full of chocolate, toppled over and slid across the highway injuring three people. Just like a single gal’s sanity around this time, the truck was dangling by a thread off the side of the Skyway Bridge. Unfortunately, none of the chocolate spilled out, because I’m sure some PMSin’ ladies would have been happy to lick up that accident. Instead, a special wreckage crew has been sent to clean up the mess made by the leaking diesel fuel. Ah, nothing says “I Love You” quite like chocolate — or crashing and burning. [Chicago Sun Times]

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Crave: An Accessory That Doubles As a Weapon

If you would like to protect yourself from possible attackers with a diamond ring, wear this one from Alex and Chloe’s new Black Diamonds collection — pointy diamonds are 10 times more effective at distracting criminals than regular diamonds. [Alex and Chloe] Keep reading »

Cell Phones And Sperm Counts

The Cleveland Clinic found an association between cell phone use and sperm quality in a study of 361 men at its infertility clinic — the more time a man spent talking on his cell phone, the lower his sperm count (and the greater the percentage of abnormal sperm). But don’t go making assumptions about cell phones causing infertility, because they found an association, not a cause and effect relationship. However, it does seem as though nature is doing its part to tell us that the type of man who spends four hours on his cell phones every day might not make the best father. [Reuters]
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The Daily Hotness: Johan Santana

There’s a new apple bottom in the Big Apple — Venezuelan baseball stud Johan Santana. The 150 million dollar man was traded from the Minnesota Twins for four other players. With that kinda 1:4 ratio, you know the guy must be packing some serious heat — we know we’d love to get a hit off the New York Mets’ new pitcher! He looked so confident and hunky in his blue baseball cap at the press conference that we can’t wait to see the talented 28-year-old all suited up in his new uniform. Santana will be wearing number 57, just like a Heinz ketchup bottle, so how can we resist giving him a squeeze? Keep reading »

Our First Crush On An American Idol Contestant

I may be an American Idol addict (not to mention prone to having crushes on wussy musicians) but I rarely develop a “thing” for any of the contestants — I was never a Claymate, nor did last season’s Chris Richardson have a shot at usurping my love for Justin Timberlake. But this season, that trend may change. Meet Josiah Leming. He lives in his car! (Don’t worry, he likes it that way.) He travels from state to state, playing small bars and music halls, singing his own songs and playing the guitar. He’s barely legal, but that didn’t stop my heart from melting the second he got in front of the judges — though he’s from the South, he’s got an vaguely English twang in his voice when he sings, and is clearly influenced by cool Brit bands like Snow Patrol. We’ve often thought that AI would benefit from trying to find the next indie singer-songwriter and Josiah may be it! And by the way, if he gets tired of living in that car, I’ve got a guest bedroom he can shack up in anytime! [You Tube]

UPDATE: Catherine is officially in love. She’s watched the video twice now. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Sex In Movies

  • If you’re planning on staying home this weekend to lounge around in your pajamas and watch a DVD, track down a copy of Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm, a doc about sex toys and their history. (The electromechanical vibrator was invented in 1883, the same year as the toaster!) [Variety via Jezebel]
  • Why is it that the sex in mainstream American movies often features an amorous couple knocking over of furniture (something that doesn’t seem all that common in our everyday lives)? This writer thinks its because we’re uncomfortable with sex. [SFGate]
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    Star Couplings: Zoe Kravitz And Ben Foster, Sittin’ In A Tree…

  • We’ve got a favorite new couple! Zoe Kravitz (daughter of 80′s hottie Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz) is dating Ben Foster, ex of Kirsten Dunst. So. Dang. Cute. Also, she is what our favorite “character” on Project Runway would call “ferosh”. [Just Jared]
  • Did Kirsten Dunst develop a cocaine habit and check into rehab because she’s so torn up over her ex, Jake Gyllenhaal, falling hard for Reese Witherspoon? Get it together Kiki! No man is worth a drug addiction! [Perez Hilton]
  • Holy crap! Is newly sober (well, hopefully) Amy Winehouse going to be a Bond Girl? We can already envision her pulling weapons out of her huge beehive! [PageSix.com]
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