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Study: Anorexia Linked To Spring Birthdays

Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia. A study of almost 1300 anorexic patients found that most of their birthdays fell in the spring months, from March to June. That’s led scientists to hypothesize that a disposition toward eating disorders may be linked to a mother’s lack of vitamin D while pregnant, since women typically receive less vitamin D during long winter months. The study also noted that several celebrities who have struggled from eating disorders — including Karen Carpenter, Alanis Morissette and Victoria Beckham — were all born in the spring. [British Journal of Psychiatry] Keep reading »

Justin Bieber Accidentally Lights Mom’s Hair On Fire

Earlier this week, Justin Bieber brought his mom, Pattie Mallette—yes the same one Playboy was desperate to get for a spread—on stage during a show in Berlin. It was her birthday and The Bieb had gotten her a cake. He had the audience sing “Happy Birthday” to her as she blew out the candles. Only, her hair blew into the flames. In this video, it doesn’t look like much, but as Justin tweeted later, “Sick show in Berlin … brought @studiomama on stage 2 sing her happy bday but she lit her hair on fire with the candles. lol. i saved her. Don’t worry it wasnt bad.” The smell, on the other hand, probably was. [Radar Online] Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Gets A Birthday Month

“I have a birthday month. I do the whole month of November. Thanksgiving, cake. All about me on Thanksgiving!”

Miley Cyrus on turning 18, today and every other day this month. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are thankful for Miley. Err. [People] Keep reading »

What I Wish I’d Known Before I Turned 25

This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.

At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.

I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Read more Keep reading »

The Top 10 Gifts Facebook Has Given Us

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Feb. 2009.

Facebook, the social networking site that has connected more than 150 million of us with people we wouldn’t recognize if we bumped into them on the street, turns five today! In honor of the big day, I’d like to reflect on the gifts that Facebook has given to us over the past five years. After the jump, the top ten gifts for which you can thank Facebook. Keep reading »

Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews!

Happy 75th birthday to Julie Andrews. I don’t care how old she gets or how many parts she’s played, she will always be Mary Poppins to me. Here’s a little spoonful of sugar Julie Andrews style for you this Friday afternoon. Just remember: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun and SNAP! The job’s a game.” Thanks for the reminder Ms. Poppins! If only I could clean my apartment by snapping my fingers like that. I’d have a much better attitude about everything. Keep reading »

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