Would You Forget Your Most Painful Memories If You Could?

Matrix-y memory researcher Malcolm MacLeod was curious whether people might be able to improve their ability to forget embarrassing or traumatizing personal memories, so he ran some experiments on "intentional forgetting" with co-researcher Saima Noreen. Both were doubtful — "Autobiographical memory is so vivid, so… » 9/03/12 3:15pm 9/03/12 3:15pm

Donna Summer Dead at 63; Heaven Knows She Will Be Missed

Singer Donna Summer died today at the age of 63; she'd been battling breast cancer, though sources say she was trying to keep her condition private. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart. Arguably the voice of disco, Summer's hits include "Last… » 5/17/12 12:50pm 5/17/12 12:50pm

Send Us Your Nostalgic and Nutty Prom Pictures

In honor of ~*~*~Prom~*~*~, obviously the most important milestone in every young woman's life, we want you to
send us
your best prom photos and anecdotes; the more embarrassing/scandalous, the better. We'll post our favorites (internet fame = way better than a tiara, right?) in a few weeks. Click through to see some… » 4/23/12 6:20pm 4/23/12 6:20pm

Tell Us Your Embarrassing Sex Toy Shopping Stories

Who among us hasn't experienced the trepidation of your first time? You agonize about where you should go and what you'll say once you get there. Then, when you finally go through with it, you're so nervous that you're shaking and you do something goofy like get confused about which part goes in which hole. No, we're… » 1/10/12 5:40pm 1/10/12 5:40pm

The Ten Worst Prom Stories We've Ever Heard

When we asked for your awful prom stories, we expected to hear about drunken nights, stolen purses and dress mishaps. We did not expect tales of dead animals, kicking your date in the balls, getting handcuffed by state troopers or having pizza thrown at your face. There were so many cringe-inducing ways the supposed… » 6/10/11 5:17pm 6/10/11 5:17pm

Elizabeth Taylor's "Fat Farm" Stint

Vanity Fair has a slideshow, courtesy of Elizabeth Taylor's close friend Maury Hopson, of the time the pair spent at a Florida "fat farm" in the late 1970s (when she was married to Senator John Warner), that was part spa, part rehab, and part weight-loss camp that they jokingly nicknamed "Butterfield Ate." Get ready… » 5/10/11 5:15pm 5/10/11 5:15pm

Here Is Dov Charney's Oddly Apropos High School Yearbook Picture

As American Apparel is on the verge of collapse, this picture — from 1987 — is full of foreshadowing. Dov Charney and the words DEAD END. Yes. DEAD END! The CEO of American Apparel wasn't always a creepy employer doing allegedly creepy things in the workplace. He was once a creepy student at a tony boarding school… » 4/08/11 2:30pm 4/08/11 2:30pm