A marketing firm in Japan has a new, love-positive HR policy. They allow employees time to recover from breakups. The firm allows older employees more time off (ostensibly they're in more serious relationships). This probably will actually increase productivity in the long run.
The star of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe, has broken up with his girlfriend Laura O'Toole. The two met on the set of the play Equus. In other news, JK Rowley said that ending her relationship with Harry Potter was far worse than getting a divorce.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are having another child. The two rockers had it confirmed to People. Speculation is that that they are just into their second trimester. Their son Kingston is almost 2 years old.
Some advocates think that Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy could be the best solution for flagging sex drive. Essentially, a person's hormone levels are measured and returned to a more robust level and balance. Critics are weary of side-effects.
Nearly 60% of all unintended pregnancies in Australia claim to have used birth control of one type or another. Women's groups in Australia are now asking the government to step in and educate young people about safe sex.
It looks like the Simpson family (not the cartoons) is heading back to reality television. Family Patriarch Joe is in talks to get Ashlee Simpson a reality dating show. This would be her second foray into reality TV, which helped launch her recording career. No word on whether or not boyfriend Pete Wentz is on board.
Brazil's Carnival is one of the greatest parties in the world. And the government is providing condoms to make sure that it stays fun. Not everyone thinks this is such a good idea. Catholic groups, who oppose the use of birth control, thinks this only encourages bad behavior.
33% of men in their early 30's are single. This is higher than any time in history. Some of those guys are happily single. But there's a social and career price to pay for being unattached. The crazy thing is, now that single men are starting to get a little slack from society, settling down is starting to be cool again.
The Superbowl is this coming Sunday, the 3rd of February. The teams are the Giants and the Patriots. It ought to be a good one. The two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Eli Manning, are stylistic throwbacks to guys from the 1960s and 1970s, Joe Namath and Roger Staubach.
George Mason University in Fairfax, VA has offered a class in wedding planning. The class is for credit and apparently a lot of work. The professor is a former wedding planner who actually co-wrote the text book. College kids do not need this kind of pressure.