A pair of studies at Harvard are reinforcing the point that being nice is actually a pretty good thing. Study one shows that people that give are generally happier than those that don't. And the second study shows that cooperating is a better long-term strategy than selfishness. Good to know. Or it could be a smokescreen for the Harvarders to keep the world taken over.
A jewelry designer called JFlume is about to start selling a combo engagement ring/ USB flash drive. Is it a stroke of genius? Is it mad tacky? Will it sell? Is everyone taking crazy pills?
Rumor has it that there is a Lindsay Lohan sex video floating around. Supposedly, it was shot by her ex Calum Best. It could help her career more than her last few movies. Too bad the quality of camera phone videos is so low. Someone could really corner the market on camera phones if they could figure out how to make a quality sex tape with them.
A writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, Andrew Greeley, wrote a humorous take on polygamy for the rich. His premise is that A) it was kosher in the past and B) they do it any way, might as well set up boundaries. It's an idea worth considering for rich philanderers.
A new law in Florida will make it a felony to have sex on a public beach and some other public places. Before that it had merely been a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine. This could be a brand new day for Floridians. Older people can rest easy that they won't be surprised by 'white-lightning' while going for their dawn beach walk. And fornicators on the beach are probably going to appreciate this in the long run, some of our softer parts are incompatible with sand.
A ruling (or decision not to hear the case) has been made in favor of the city of Houston against the city's strip clubs. Essentially, strip clubs have to follow a handful of stringent rules or get closed down. Maybe it's up to a community to decide what's right for it, morally. Or maybe there are rights protected by the Constitution.
A study in Norway shows that kids in stable (non-divorced) homes make better grades. It also shows that kids of married parents make better grades than those with cohabiting parents. So, uh, stability is important to kids or smart people stay married, one or the other.
A man in Australia has decided to let it all go. He's been burned by divorce and wants to just move on, so he's selling his home, car, friends, and job on eBay and taking off. That's well and good, but his website seems like he would really like to hold onto some vestige of his old life, maybe go back to the way things used to be.
A grainy sex tape has been released that's claims to have footage of Sex And The City star Kristin Davis performing oral sex. Her reps deny that she's involved. They claim that the still photos are not her. And we think we believe them. But who really knows these days.
Heather Mills and Paul McCartney are successfully un-married for $48.6 million. How does that add up to other celebrity divorces? And we thought we'd throw in a little wrinkle and adjust for inflation. Fun.