1 in 10 Americans Believe HTML is an STD. LOL. We're Dummies.

News flash: Americans tend to be idiots about a lot of stuff — global warming, vaccines, not standing on the left side of the goddamn escalator. The latest thing about which a surprising number of us are idiots is on what familiar internet terms mean. Because many Americans are old. » 3/04/14 9:30pm 3/04/14 9:30pm

Study: Men Don't Suddenly Become Sexually Aggressive When Drunk

A new (and extraordinarily unsurprising) study finds that imbibing alcohol doesn't have a Jekyll & Hyde-like effect upon otherwise mild-mannered and polite men, who in the throes of Dionysian mania "lose their inhibitions" and commit sexual assault. Actually, it's quite the opposite: researchers at the University of… » 3/04/14 12:50pm 3/04/14 12:50pm

Jersey Councilwoman Duped By 'Blue Waffle' Vagina Urban Legend

"Blue Waffle Disease" is a (rather lackluster, in this former sleepover party queen's opinion) urban myth about a STD that makes your vagina all scabby and, yes, blue; all it takes is a brief Google search to find that it's about as legit as that creepy "humans can lick too" campfire favorite. » 4/03/13 5:20pm 4/03/13 5:20pm

Psst, Criminals: Your Facebook & Twitter Posts Could Get You Arrested

Here's yet another lesson in the dangers of obsessively posting updates about your life via social media: After binding, gagging, beating and eventually robbing an elderly woman in Charleston, West Virginia last year, two teenage boys took photos of the stolen loot, to brag about it online. The pictures they uploaded… » 7/05/11 4:40pm 7/05/11 4:40pm

Department of Duh Finds That Movies Overly Sexualize Young Women

A study conducted by USC's film school has concluded, totally surprisingly films disproportionately sexualize female characters and that movies are treating younger and younger women as sexual objects. » 4/24/11 4:07pm 4/24/11 4:07pm

EMT Posted 911 "Swollen Vagina" Call On Facebook

A judge has ruled that EMT Michael Palleschi should lose his job for, among other offenses, posting to Facebook the 911 call of a woman who called in a panic about a swollen vagina. » 1/20/11 12:02pm 1/20/11 12:02pm

World Slowly Discovers That Good Parents Are Good Parents, Gay Or…

Get this: parental stress levels and skills matter more to their adopted kids' development than the parents' sexuality. Meanwhile, the fictional lesbian parents on The Kids Are All Right are pissing some people off. » 7/28/10 2:26pm 7/28/10 2:26pm

How Far Do Women Have To Go? Depends Who You Ask

A 22-country survey found that while both men and women value gender equality, they differ widely on whether it's been achieved. In the U.S., many more men believed sufficient progress had occurred, whereas women thought more action was required. [NYT] » 7/01/10 11:20am 7/01/10 11:20am

Season's Greetings And All, But You're Doing It Wrong

A German scientist wants children's book and greeting card illustrators to know that snowflakes actually have six points, not eight, and that raindrops are not actually tear-shaped. P.S.: Stick figures? That's not how people actually look! [MSNBC] » 12/23/09 6:40pm 12/23/09 6:40pm

Woman Sees Virgin Mary In MRI • Science Says Sugar Is Addictive

• A woman from Florida who has cancer, arthritis and no insurance plans to sell an MRI of her brain taken in 2002 that she claims contains an image of the Virgin Mary. • A young woman from Louisiana was arrested for aggravated battery when she stabbed her older boyfriend after they got into an argument because he… » 12/10/08 5:30pm 12/10/08 5:30pm

You will be shocked » 11/20/08 10:40am 11/20/08 10:40am to learn that the , the prostitute whose involvement with Eliot Spitzer was a factor in his resignation, were very upset to find out that their daughter was secretly working as a sex worker. In a interview that airs tomorrow night, Dupre reveals how her mother and stepfather reacted when they…

The Baby Borrowers Shows Dumb Teens That Parenting Is Hard

It sure seems like a lot of teens are getting pregnant these days, and seeing pictures of Jamie Lynn Spears cheerfully roaming around Wal-Mart isn't really sending a message that baby-raisin' is hard to do. Seeing an education possibility (and by "education" we mean "ratings and profit") in this new "trend," NBC has… » 6/25/08 3:30pm 6/25/08 3:30pm

Not Every Guy Wants To (Or Should) Be Well-Groomed

When it comes to guys and grooming, we've just about heard it all: the Metrosexual, the retrosexual, the ill-kempt, the preening. Queer Eye For The Straight Guy was hit back in whenever. And a new UK survey has found that the average British man takes about half an hour getting ready to go out, and this number has… » 2/06/08 3:30pm 2/06/08 3:30pm

Do People Really Do The "Friends With Benefits" Thing Anymore?

Have a friend you also fuck but can't commit to? Guess what? The chances of you committing to him (or her) at any point in the future are lower than they might be if you were not friends who were casually fucking without commitment! ! I think this is sort of like the thing where your life expectancy goes up the older… » 10/02/07 10:30am 10/02/07 10:30am