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4 Hilarious Reasons Kids Got Rejected From Colleges

Last week, teenagers all across the country got their hopes and dreams crushed when Ivy League acceptance—and more often rejection letters—landed in their inboxes. The acceptance rates this year were scarily low: Harvard, 6.2 percent; Columbia, 6.9; Yale, 7.4; and Princeton, 8.4. Kristina Dell at The Daily Beast took the opportunity to talk to admissions officers and find out some of the craziest reasons why they rejected certain students. My favorite quotes after the jump. Keep reading »

That’s Professor Gaga To You: Lady G Wants To Teach College Fashion Course

To her credit, Lady Gaga can claim being one of the era’s loudest fashion influences and her resume does boast innovation (meat dresses, anyone?) and important work in the industry (lookin’ hot for MAC, two years in a row). But does that make her qualified to teach college students about fashion? Apparently, the pop star has appealed to NYC’s Parsons School for Design to become an artist-in-residence. A “source” (whatever that means) says that Gaga wants to “use her famous fashion sense and avant-garde art obsession to launch an academic career,” and that “She would like to teach in the fashion-design programme and wants to incorporate elements of music study, popular culture and media studies.” Keep reading »

Interesting Findings About Men And Sex

The National Institutes of Health funded a large survey of adults between ages 57 and 85, and the results were released on Wednesday. While some of the stuff they “discovered” was pretty predictable (getting erections and having orgasms becomes more difficult with age), there were a few rather interesting findings:

  • Men who have sex no more than once a month were 2.4 times more likely to report the sex was not pleasurable. This could mean 1) that they’re not having sex because it’s not any good anyway, or 2) that these men would be having better sex if they did it more often.
  • Sex is better for men in a satisfying relationship.
  • Men with college degrees were more likely to report pleasurable sex and ease reaching orgasm than those who hadn’t finished high school.
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