Books to Impress Any Type of Woman

We've heard that publishing is dying; evidently no one is reading anymore. But we also know that sex sells, and a certain type of young lady swoons over a well-read man, so maybe it's time we started using books to get laid more often. Do your part -- the print economy will thank you! Here's a cheat sheet for the titles that will get you into the beds (and bookshelves) of that bespectacled...

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Nerd Reality TV With the Scientists of 'Naturally Obsessed'

With MTV becoming dumber by the second, really good reality TV has now been left to the folks at PBS, who we all thought would have been dead by now. Case in point -- "Naturally Obsessed: The Making of a Scientist," a documentary hitting the public airwaves this month, is what a smart version of "The Real World" might look like -- with less sex and booze, and more nerding out over crystallized...

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Spring Break in Hell -- Where Not to Go

Spring break madness is upon us, and it seems that poorly timed gangster violence in Mexico is screwing up the party south of the border. Texas officials are actually telling partygoers on popular hotspot South Padre Island to stay on U.S. soil. As a Department of Public Safety official put it: "If something bad happens, we can't help them." We've put together our own short list of places...

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New Book Promises Orgasms for Everyone

We love it when we can get our sex advice from a hifalutin university press, rather than Hustler. The secret smut fanatics at Johns Hopkins University Press proudly present "The Orgasm Answer Guide," a handy resource for all your pressing questions about how, and why, we come. For instance: Did you know wild boars ejaculate for nearly 6 minutes? Or that epileptic seizures have been rumored to...

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Life in Jesus's Time -- Sex, Dung, and Herpes

Next time you and your pals hop in a hot-tub time machine, you might not want to set it for the 1st century A.D. in Palestine. As Scott Korb details in his provocative new book, "Life in Year One," the Holy Land was quite likely an unholy mess of disease and human waste back then -- not to mention religious terrorists and crushing poverty. First-century medicine was incredibly rudimentary,...

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Author Pretends to Be a 10-Year-Old Kid, Writes to Tiger Woods and Other Celebs

Using his preteen alter ego, "Little Billy," author Bill Geerhart wrote to both the famous (Egg McMuffin lover, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas) and the infamous (convicted murderer Charles Manson) -- and received replies from many of them. The faux 10-year-old also struck up correspondence with Donald Rumsfeld, Oprah Winfrey and Tori Spelling, who each wrote back, offering such...

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Was the Yugo the Worst Car Ever Made?

Even people who weren't born before 1985 know that the Yugo is a synonym for automotive crapulence – one of the most laughable, undependable, unfortunate products ever hawked in the United States. Jason Vuic's fascinating book, "The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History," provides a detailed roadmap of how this sad hunk of car came to be. It's a thoroughly weird saga that...

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We Pick the Tufts Class of 2014 Based on YouTube Application Videos

As Mashable reports, Tufts University in Massachusetts is now allowing students to include "supplementary videos" on YouTube as part of their college application. Since YouTube is open to the masses, that now means everyone in America can witness these poor kids trying to joke, sing, dance and grovel their way into the Class of 2014. Read on for the Tufts hopefuls -- in all their rapping,...

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'Slow Death by Rubber Duck' and Other Everyday Killers

The world is a dangerous place, full of terrible stuff that will kill you. Toxic gunk is in our colognes, hand sanitizers, couches, televisions, airplanes, sushi, and TVs. Cell phones may very well actually cause brain tumors. Even good old-fashioned illegal drugs are now being ruined by dastardly chemicals. The 21st century is invading our organs, eating our brains and causing everything from...

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The Science of Adultery -- Why Your Girlfriend Is Probably Cheating

We all know the stereotypes about adultery -- men are always looking for an excuse to cheat while women dutifully keep the home fires burning, right? Not if you're willing to believe Dr. Helen Fisher, a trusted expert in the field of biological anthropology, and the chief scientific advisor for Chemistry.com. And her revelations about the gender divide (including the fact that women like to get...

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