Vaseline has launched a Facebook app in India that allows users to lighten or whiten their skin tone in their profile photos. The app promotes Vaseline’s skin-lightening creams for men and feature Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur, whose face is spliced in two, half dark, half light. When downloading the app, Facebook says “Try the Vaseline Men Be Prepared Application for a fairer and spotless profile picture.”
Oh, if only this were about removing “spots.” Keep reading »
Detroit’s Aimee L. Sword has been sentenced to nine to 30 years in prison for having sex with her 14-year-old son, who she gave up for adoption when he was an infant. The 36-year-old Sword was married with five other kids when she tracked down her teenage son on Facebook. And, uh, started meeting him in hotel rooms for trysts. The boy eventually brought it up to a counselor, who told the police. The prosecutor said he was “concerned for this young boy and what it may have done to his psyche and his future.” Meanwhile Sword’s attorney told the press, “When she saw this boy, it wasn’t a mother-son relationship, it was a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. Aimee’s searching for a reason why this happened. She can’t understand it. She’s going to get some counseling.” Keep reading »
A study by Oxygen Media and Lightspeed Network claims that over one-third of women between the ages 18 to 34 check Facebook as soon as they wake up, before even heading to the bathroom. Researchers also found that of the 1,605 women surveyed, 39 percent call themselves “addicted” to the social networking site and 57 percent admit to talking online to friends more often than in person. Check out some more surprising numbers, after the jump. Keep reading »
My first introduction to s-e-x was at the New England Aquarium in Boston when I was in 4th grade. My friends and I were on a Girl Scout trip and let’s just say us Girl Scouts knew about more than just tasty cookies after watching a pair of rock hoppers in the penguin pen. The next year, the health teacher separated the boys into one room and the girls into another room for the big puberty talk. By that point, I had read enough Judy Blume books to understand about menstruation, but fun facts about sexual activity — in humans, of course — were news to me.
I wasn’t the only kiddie who grew up naive about the birds and the bees: the Facebook group, “We bet we can find 100,000 people who were clueless about sex growing up!” has 120 members so far and is growing. After the jump, read a couple funny — er, funny/sad — stories from the sex ed trenches. Keep reading »
Bridges are built, burned down, and built up again only to see more destruction before you are finally done with your ex. You know why you shouldn’t delete his phone number, but what about Facebook? We’re all guilty of FB stalking (don’t deny it). We could win prizes for our undercover investigations via wall-to-wall post and photo albums. While we certainly advocate un-tagging him in all your photos, there are very good reasons not to cut yourself off from him completely by removing him from your list of Facebook friends. After the jump, check out 5 reasons why you should never defriend an ex on Facebook. Keep reading »
I’ve had my MySpace account hijacked by some spammer who proceeded to flood my friends’ inboxes with soft corn porn ads. Evil! But you know who I would never expect to hijack one of my accounts—my mom. That is not the case for 17-year-old Lane Hill. He had been living with his grandparents for five years after his mom, Denise New, went through a rough divorce. On a visit to her house, they got in an argument. And he had accidentally forgotten to log out of his Facebook account. She went in, changed his password, and began posting status messages. “The only mistake I ever made was having a kid,” read one post. “Check this out _ I went to my mom’s and deliberately started an argument and called the police on her. She almost went to jail. How cool is that? Ha, ha, ha,” said another, about an incident where Hill had told police officers that his mom had hit him. She also posted lots of curse words. In a trial yesterday, both Lane and his mom testified. And in the end, the judge found Denise guilty of misdemeanor harassment. She was fined $435 and now has to take anger-management and parenting classes before she can have contact with her son again. And most people are just worried about their mom friending them. [Newser] Keep reading »