We were fairly certain that domestic abuse would no longer be tolerated in any capacity, but it turns out there's still a large chunk of modern America who deems it acceptable.
You know what should be banned already? Over-enthusiastic public displays of affection. Holding hands at a bus station is cute. Dry humping at a McDonald's is awkward, uncalled for, and probably unhygienic. Don't get us wrong—every couple should be OK with some degree of PDA, even just holding hands, but I can't be the only one who thinks that public displays of lust should stop at first base. And even then, it's more appropriate in a secluded park than against a subway turnstile during rush hour.
Got PMS? Then send your man out for a gallon of milk. The California Milk Processor Board is targeting men in their newest ad campaign and trying to save relationships everywhere from "that time of the month".
This week we're throwing away our romance novels and Metallica CD's to boost our chances at a date, and running like mad from the weird new gonorrhea superbug. We're also moving to Japan—you'll see why soon.
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention has long suspected that gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted disease, was becoming less and less susceptible to treatment. This week, their suspicions were confirmed when a new, untreatable gonorrhea strain was discovered in Japan.
Believe it or not, if Bayou State residents were convicted of "unnatural carnal copulation" (aka oral and anal sex), they were at risk of being charged with a felony and forced to register as a sex offender. In addition to the charge, the label was also branded on driver's licenses. Looks like the Scarlet Letter had some competition, Hester Prynne.
You might not be "the one," sorry. Anti-masturbatory gum. Getting out of a bad date. Sometimes opposites don't attract. 10 things that aren't red flags. The Twitter trend #whoeverimarry decoded.
In Episode 7, Bachelorette Ashley makes a shocking move prior to rose ceremony. Plus, Emily Maynard's interview!
When it comes to banned books, we're used to seeing classic titles on the blacklist, but a new essay from British psychologist Susan Quilliam suggests that we should take similar precautions when considering romance novels. In her research, which appeared in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare, Quilliam says that these fanficful stories can cause women to idealize sex and relationships.
It's hard to stay healthy when you lead a busy lifestyle, and having a quick soda serves as a much-needed energy boost. But a recent study from the University of Texas reports that people who drink two or more diet sodas a day have waists that are six times as large as those who don't drink diet soda at all. This goes to show that a good alternative to the fizzy drink can go a long way.