College Students Crave Self-Esteem Above Money and Sex

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Self-esteem is increasingly important to young people. Researchers from Ohio State University asked college students to rate how pleasurable experiences such as sex, getting paid, talking to a friend, eating a great meal, getting a good grade on a test or receiving a compliment were. They found experiences tied to boosting self-esteem...

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Would You Like to Be the Chief Shark Officer of Shark Week?

Unemployed? Love Shark Week? Well, then we have the job for you. The Discovery Channel is looking for their first ever Chief Shark Officer (CSO), who will preside over Shark Week. Requirements for this unique position are that applicants "must enjoy exotic waterfront locations, buff bodies in bathing suits and having the bejesus scared out of you. Looking delicious in a wet suit is a plus...

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Women in Their 40s Most Likely to Have Sex on First Date

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Women in their 40s are more likely to go all the way on a first date than their younger counterparts. A survey of 1,400 women between the ages of 20 and 49 by Men's Health found that 29 percent of 40-somethings will have sex on the first date if the chemistry is right. That's opposed to 28 percent of women in their 30s and only 17 perc...

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Olivia Munn's Maxim Cover Is Too Hot for Some to Handle

Maxim and Olivia Munn have managed to kick up a bit of controversy with the February issue of the magazine. That's because cover girl Munn, who is staring in the new sitcom "Perfect Couples," is wearing panties which some folks believe are little too transparent. "It's disgusting," said Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center. "Maxim has moved their ma...

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'Star Wars' Gets the Two-Piano Treatment

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are a Julliard-trained piano-playing duo known for their classical reworkings of pop culture works. Among them is their interpretation of "Star Wars," which they do with four different themes: The foreboding "Imperial March," the jaunty "Cantina Band," the soaring "Force Theme," and the whimsical "March of the Ewoks." Read on to check them all out....

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Who Should Be Miss Asylum?

As you've probably heard, Asylum will soon be closing up shop. We've had a lot of fun writing about booze and gear and sports and entertainment and all the weirdness that makes the world so strange and wonderful. And, of course, we've devoted a lot of our space to women, pictures of women, and the sexy things women do. Five ladies in particular jump out at us as we contemplate the last three...

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First Kiss More Memorable Than Losing Virginity

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Most people remember about 90 percent of the details surrounding their first kiss, which is more than they remember about losing their virginity. This according to an upcoming book by University of Texas biologist Sheril Kirshenbaum, called "The Science of Kissing." Among Kirshenbaum's other findings are that women seem to place mor...

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Is Auctioning a Nude Photo of Your Wife for Big Bucks Creepy or Complimentary?

OK, that headline obviously needs a bit of context. According to our friends at With Leather, Andre Agassi recently did something strange while participating in a charity auction in Taiwan. During the proceedings, Agassi suddenly announced that he would show a naked cell phone picture of his wife, tennis legend Steffi Graff, to the highest bidder. Agassi then started the bidding at $4,000. O...

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Women Are Increasingly 'Marrying Up'

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. More women are marrying men who are better-educated than they are and have more earning potential than they do. A study by the Centre for Policy Studies, a think tank in England, found that in 1949, 20 percent of women married men with significantly higher levels of eduction (and thus more earning potential) than their own. That figure...

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Animal Fat and Water Don't Mix

Move over, birds-falling-from-the-sky and massive fish kills -- the latest scene of horror courtesy of the animal kingdom consists of 15,000 tons of animal fat floating in the Houston Ship Channel. In this case, what happened isn't much of a mystery. The beef tallow, which is used for cooking and to make animal feed and soap, leaked into the water from a nearby storage facility. The Coast Guard...

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