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6 Ridiculous Sex Myths (You Probably Believe)

You’d think that by now, we as a species would have pretty much figured out sex, what with Hollywood and the Internet constantly pumping us full of messages on the subject — and we all know that if there are two things that can be universally trusted, those two things are Hollywood and the Internet. Read more at Cracked…

9 BS “Facts” About Panties Everyone Thinks Are True

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A few weeks ago, we asked readers to vote on a post they wanted me to write. The winner was BS facts about panties everyone thinks is true. Here it is!

It’s weird how we learn stuff about how to be a woman, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but my mom never sat down and talked with me about the horrors of visible panty lines (VPL) or the merits of thongs versus G-strings. I just soaked up these things through girly osmosis.

Except all of it may not be … true.

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5 Hair Care Myths Debunked

When it comes to hair care, there is a lot of information out there, some reasonable and some that seems downright crazy.

Save for trying out every tidbit of hair wisdom that’s out there on your locks, how’s a girl to differentiate fact from fiction in her quest to get the gorgeous strands she craves?

Misinformation can be just as stubborn as frizz or those pesky flyaways – it’s difficult to manage, impossible to reason with and it just keeps coming back, says longtime hair-care advocate and health scientist Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, author of  Hair Care Rehab. Read more …

The 6 Craziest Beliefs Entire Cultures Have Held About Sex

The miracle of childbirth is fairly straightforward: The baby is forced out of a screaming woman’s nether parts in a moment of bloody, agonizing … beauty? But when it comes to just how the baby got in there in the first place, people throughout history and around the world have come up with some really creative theories. We like to think we’ve got a pretty good handle on how it works at this point (it has something to do with a stork and a turkey baster, right?), but to be honest, we’d have paid way more attention in sex ed class if they’d told us these things. Read more …

Summer Myths Debunked

There are so many myths about summer safety, it’s a wonder anyone has any fun. Heard that poison ivy is contagious? Not true. Scared of swallowing watermelon seeds? They’ll just pass through you. The Washington Post debunks a host of summer myths:

Mosquitoes love people who taste sweet? Nope—mosquitoes are more into your breath. They pursue the heat, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid in it, says a doctor. But it is true that you shouldn’t scratch your bites; that could cause an infection. Read more …

Debunking Our Weird Personal Mythologies

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In the most recent episode of “Girls,” Hannah and Marnie have an exchange where Hannah calls herself a loser. Marnie doesn’t let it slip, she challenges her by telling her it’s some “weird mythology” she has about herself, kind of like the idea “that you need to get 11 hours of sleep every night.”

Funny “Girls” should broach this topic because this past weekend, I was having dinner with friends I’ve known since elementary school and I made some comment about being overweight in high school. They both got annoyed at me, claiming it was all in my head, that I was in fact NOT overweight in high school. In all fairness, I was really chubby when I was a kid. So when I was in high school, I still thought of myself as chubby, even though I may not have been. I adopted it as truth about myself. And it became part of my personal mythology about who I am as a person. Apparently, one that I need to reexamine the veracity of. Keep reading »

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