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A Banana A Day Keeps HIV Away?

Could bananas really be the key to stopping the spread of HIV? Some researchers believe they could be. They’ve discovered that BanLec, a type of lectin naturally found in bananas, binds to the sugary envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body. It was even more effective in preventing the spread of the virus in lab tests than two synthetic HIV drugs currently on the market. So what’s the next step? Researchers will work on a way to make it into a type of vaginal or anal microbicide ointment. They believe that a cheap, effective, self-applied BanLec ointment may prevent up to 2.5 million HIV infections in three years. Now that’s bananas! [MNN] Keep reading »

Rachel Zoe Is Bananas

Those Rachel Zoe-inspired T-shirts we were going bananas over aren’t happening anymore. Christopher Sauvé, the designer, received a cease-and-desist letter from Zoe’s lawyer. Apparently, “I die” and “Bananas” are trademarked. Are we even allowed to utter those phrases? Or do we have to pay someone every time we exclaim, “I die!” over a, well, to-die-for vintage dress. What kind of monster won’t allow other people take inspiration from her and art? Sauvé isn’t easily deterred, though. He’s come up with an alternate design (left) based on his “favorite things from the 1980s.” Hm. Do you think the Zoe will notice? [NY Mag] Keep reading »

The Frisky’s 8 Things That Should Be Sexy, But Aren’t

Ironically, many of the items marketed for sexy times are actually huge turnoffs. Like a skirt-chasing guy who reeks of desperation, they’re gross, they’re unnecessary, and they make things uncomfortable. These eight products can be used to show of your goods, but we don’t recommend it:

Chocolate Cooch Hugh Hefner’s #1 girlfriend recently gave him a very intimate birthday present: a chocolate mold of her vagina. They just broke up, so apparently it wasn’t enough. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Guy Vegetarians, Flavored Breast Milk, And Marriage Stats

  • It’s a bad day for vegetarians. Guys who average half a serving of soy food per day have lower concentration of sperm than men who do not eat soy foods. [Medical News Today]
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