The birds-and-the-bees conversation between parents and teens isn’t exactly the easiest topic to discuss at the dinner table, though we all know it's a vital rite of passage to growing up. But what about the teens with special needs? A new study reveals that not only do they have a limited knowledge of sex, but many have some alarming misconceptions regarding human sexuality. The study's lead researcher Ruth Garbutt found that several students believed gay sex was illegal or weren’t aware that sexual abuse is an offense that’s investigated by police. Read More
Have you ever taken a risk with your own personal style, like donning a fashion-forward denim jumpsuit, and your female friends exclaimed compliments in unison while your guy friends silently pondered whether or not you got dressed in the dark that day? There’s a name for that trendy garb you’re wearing—Man repellent. Runway-savvy fashionista Leandra Medin is the face behind ManRepeller.com, a bible for all things fashionably trendy that Cosmopolitan might describe as “Girl Sexy but not Guy Sexy. Read More
Tumblr, fairly notorious for hosting images that glorify self-harm, announced several months ago its plan to ban “thinpsiration” photos. But a quick search for the tags 'thinspiration,' 'pro ana,' 'anorexia,' and 'bulimia' all yield results reflecting the very images and posts the popular social networking website promised to remove. What gives, Tumblr? "Thinspiration," or "thinspo," refers to a collection of images, words, mantras, and associations that are intended to inspire an individual, regardless of their natural body type, to be stick-thin. Read More
Are there boring and/or fugly hand-me-down pillows inhabiting your basement and closet that you just can’t seem to find a home for anywhere in your apartment? Don’t toss them out, and don’t submit to the wallet-draining prices at Pier 1 Imports, Target, and Ikea. Thanks to Tip Junkie, even the most revolting looking pillow can be re-vamped without any sewing or measuring, for a fraction of the cost of buying a new one. If you don’t have a pillow to make over, your local craft store should carry plain, white pillows for all your crafty pursuits. Read More
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