Category Archives: 2012 Posts

CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS

Captains Courageous May 14, 2012 1:00 AM EDT We the people want our leaders to lead. Print Email Comments (3) I’m told that Obama seemed “almost giddy” after coming out with his milestone pronouncement in favor of gay marriage. The sheer relief of not being suffocated by hairsplitting political calculus and gamed-out spin control was a moment of moral liberation—not just for Obama but for America. On a less exalted level, it hasn’t hurt Obama’s campaign war chest either. “Yes we can” supporters who’d long lost hope of seeing any audacity from this hyperrational president are opening their checkbooks with … more…

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ERECTION PILLS A DOWNER

By Lauren Cox updated 5/17/2012 6:45:55 PM ET Print Font: Young men who take erectile dysfunction drugs for fun may damage their sex lives, a new study suggests. Don’t miss these Health stories Featurepics.com Who hates cilantro? Study aims to find out To a very vocal online contingent, cilantro is the very worst. On “I Hate Cilantro” websites and Facebook pages they gripe that the herb tastes like soap, mold, or dirt. Cilantro haters not only despise its flavor, they also detest its smell. The dirtiest clean places — and how to clean them up Bioethicist: At-home HIV test raises … more…

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CHEERLEADERS GO WILD!

Police: High school cheerleaders suspended for hazing incident in Utah By Sevil Omer, msnbc.com Nine Utah high school cheerleaders are accused of smearing peanut butter on a new squad member who has a peanut allergy during the hazing of a dozen younger girls, police officials say. Follow @msnbc_us Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley said the nine cheerleaders at Ogden High School have been suspended in the May 4 incident. A separate investigation will determine if any other students provoked the treatment of the girls, he said. During the alleged hazing, the cheerleading group was surrounded by at least 30 other … more…

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HAIR COLORING

Hair coloring From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Hair dye) A hairdresser colors a client’s hair. Hair coloring is the practice of changing the color of hair. Common reasons are to cover gray hair, to change to a color regarded as more fashionable or desirable, and to restore the original hair color after it has been discolored by hairdressing processes or sun bleaching. In the 1661 book Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art & Nature, various methods of coloring hair black, gold, green, red, yellow, and white are explained.[1] Contents [hide] 1 Types of hair coloring 1.1 Permanent … more…

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PUPPY LOVE

Puppy Love > Finals 3 days ago related links The new face of pet therapy Not your average ways to relax Work-life balance tips for a better you In China, stressed-out students hook up to IVs in the classroom while studying. In an interesting cultural contrast, college students in America relax during finals week by playing with puppies. Universities are increasingly shipping in cats and canines to help students unwind while cramming for exams, implementing everything from “pet therapy” clinics to pet-friendly dorms. At Harvard Medical School and Yale Law School, the tightly wound students can even “check out” therapy … more…

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COUPLE SPLIT/WHO GETS DOG

Who Gets the Dog When Couples Split? In the eyes of the law, your little Precious Paws is no different than that flatscreen. By Family Editors Apr 5, 2012 5:27PM Share207 By Kristin Tillotson (McClatchy-Tribune News Service)- When couples break up, fighting over flatscreens and wine collections is part of the process. But who gets the dog? Pet-custody issues figure into divorce more often now than even one generation ago. In a 2006 survey of the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, nearly 25 percent of them reported noticing an increase in cases involving pets. It’s a natural outgrowth of … more…

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NAKED WOMEN STALKS SUPERMARKET

Naked woman goes shopping, terrifies store employees 7 hrs ago Barbara Lafleur was caught on security camera shopping at both a Stewart’s convenience store and Curtis Lumber in upstate New York on Tuesday, which would be unremarkable save for the fact that she was totally naked at the time. We’re unsure why anyone would risk getting splinters in their private areas, but she appeared undaunted, roaming the aisles and casually chatting with wary employees until management asked her to leave. “The manager said, ‘Ma’am, are you aware you have no clothes on?’” one Stewart’s employee said. “She was kosher and … more…

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PSYCHOTHERAPISTS CROSS THE LINE

Back in college, a friend of mine was seeing a therapist. It was a small school, and the therapist was always in the commons drinking coffee and smoking with the students, including my friend. It was a little sketchy even back then, but she was sure it would end after college. It hasn’t: More than 20 years later, the shrink is all over Facebook. She’s “liked” my friend’s business Facebook page, she frequently comments on the alumni page, and she’s become Facebook friends with other classmates. My friend is not happy that this ex-therapist—someone with whom she shared deeply personal … more…

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SEX EXHIBIT

Museum’s sex exhibit for kids isn’t exactly a hit with parents 7 hrs ago related links Tennessee law aims to stop ‘gateway’ sex activities Utah governor vetoes ban on sex ed New sex ed funding ends ‘abstinence-only’ teaching A Canadian museum’s sex exhibit originally aimed at educating kids as young as 12 about everything from anal sex to masturbation shockingly isn’t going over very well with parents. The exhibit at Ottawa’s Science and Technology Museum features everything from animated videos explaining autoerotic stimulation and displays of condoms rolled over wooden dildos to a “climax room” where a voice-over describes orgasms. … more…

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REALTOR RALLY

Realtors rally to ‘protect the American Dream’ Industry group draws about 15,000 members to Washington, D.C., event to show support for the NAR’s advocacy of housing policies. By Teresa at MSN Real Estate 7 hours ago Share112 67 More than 15,000 real-estate professionals descended on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday for a “Rally to Protect the American Dream.” The event, organized by the National Association of Realtors, drew an additional 12,706 virtual participants on Twitter and other social media. “The housing market was the beginning point of the spear going into the recession, and it will be the … more…

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