When It Comes to Love, Can You Fake It 'Til You Make It?

We are often told to fake it until we make it, and this is useful in all manner of endeavors: acting confident and sexy, starting a new job for which you are under-qualified, etc. But we are not usually advised to do this in matters of the heart—because, after all, love cannot be faked. Or can it? Dun, dun, dunnnn. » 7/06/12 7:10pm 7/06/12 7:10pm

Please, Please, Please: Do Not Make Your Kid The Center Of Your Universe

It's so hard to know whether becoming a parent will ruin your life or be the only thing that makes it worth living. We may not get a grand verdict anytime soon, but new research has at least figured out one thing: moms who believe they are the most important person in their baby's life and that they should always put… » 7/06/12 5:30pm 7/06/12 5:30pm

Mom Pours 2-Year-Old a Sippy Cup of Beer Because He 'Kept Reaching' for…

There are already so many reasons for Arizona to be beaming with pride. They hardly needed another feather in their cap, but it looks like they've got one anyway: a mother in Phoenix was arrested earlier this week after she put beer in her son's sippy cup while they were eating at a local pizza place. » 7/06/12 9:30am 7/06/12 9:30am

Ann Romney Thinks Obama Wants to Kill Her Beloved Mitt

Some of you might have thought that President Obama has been campaigning by trying to tell people what he wants to do with this country, but if you believe what Ann Romney has to say about his strategy, it turns out he's actually secretly been trying to convince us to not vote for Mitt Romney. Bananas! » 7/05/12 11:55pm 7/05/12 11:55pm

These Abe Lincoln Band-Aids Will Heal You Like He Healed Our Nation

If your heart bleeds because you love Abraham Lincoln so much but you can't be with him because he's dead, then you're in luck: get these fancy Honest Abe band-aids and wear them close to your heart, or really on any wound. As the handsome Abe-adorned tin they come in promises, "I will heal your wound like I healed a… » 7/05/12 11:15pm 7/05/12 11:15pm

See a Man Have a Mind-Melting Conversation With His 12-Year-Old Self

It's not many of us who were organized enough to tape ourselves at age 12 talking to the future us, but thank goodness Jeremiah McDonald was. Now that it's 20 years later, he's having a little conversation with his past self. The results are pretty amazing, though the exchange between the two (er, one) is more… » 7/05/12 9:45pm 7/05/12 9:45pm

Scientists Find the Genes That Determine Breast Size

Good news for those of you who are dying to know how you ended up with the breasts you did: A new study has found seven genetic markers that are linked with breast size in women. It has long been known that breast size was in part passed down through families, but this research is the first to locate the specific… » 7/05/12 9:00pm 7/05/12 9:00pm

Comment of the Day: This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About…

Today we discussed the possibility of being able to turn off our biological clocks and have babies forever, which inspired msfriendly to beat everyone to the punch by leaving all the classic child-having comments in a giant flurry of genius: » 7/05/12 8:30pm 7/05/12 8:30pm

Sexting Teens Are More Likely To Be Boning IRL

Remember those innocent days back before sexting was even a word? When ruffled collars covered us up to our chins, courting was the norm, and no one under the age of 21 even touched each other? Yeah, well, the good old days are over now that technology has turned our young people into a bunch of sexty beasts. Yes, a… » 7/05/12 6:00pm 7/05/12 6:00pm

Toddler Miraculously Survives Getting a Pencil Lodged in Her Brain

Two-year-old Wren Bowell has some crazy luck. The girl, who is from England, had the misfortune to trip and land so that a pencil she was carrying jammed into her eye socket and went through her skull. Yeowch! But it turned out luck was on her side after all, because while the pencil penetrated nearly four centimeters… » 7/05/12 12:30pm 7/05/12 12:30pm

Have Scientists Finally Figured Out How to Turn Off Our Biological…

If your first period signals the official "start" of your usefulness as a baby vessel, then menopause is the long, slow death wail of your fertility. No matter how much money you throw at your uterus, if your ovaries go menopausal it's all systems no on mission pregnancy. Or, at least, it used to be. Everything might… » 7/05/12 11:30am 7/05/12 11:30am

Woman Flees the Scene of a Car Accident So Her Ice Cream Won't Melt

Well, if it isn't a new entry for the Terrible Excuses Hall of Fame. A woman in Arkansas gave this bold explanation for why she fled the scene of a car accident she was involved in: "I left because I didn't want my ice cream to melt." Flora Burkhart rear-ended someone who was in a turn lane, but she failed to stop… » 7/05/12 9:30am 7/05/12 9:30am

Government Agency Destroys Our Dreams by Revealing That Mermaids Aren’t…

Here's some sad news, you guys: Mermaids don't actually exist. I know, I know, we've spent all that time that Splash was a documentary, but no, mermaids are nothing but a figment of our collective imagination. How do we know (except for, you know, already knowing)? Because the National Ocean Service, a part of the… » 7/04/12 11:55pm 7/04/12 11:55pm

Can You Believe Malia Obama Is Already 14?

Sure, it's America's birthday, but did you know that it's also Malia Obama's birthday? Well, it is, and she's turning 14. FOURTEEN? It seems like just yesterday that she was a little girl on the campaign trail with her family, and now she's turned into an amazingly poised teenager. We looked away for, like, one… » 7/04/12 11:15pm 7/04/12 11:15pm

Kate Middleton and Prince William Take in a Game of Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 04: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge chat in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) » 7/04/12 10:30pm 7/04/12 10:30pm

Katie Holmes Speaks Publicly for the First Time Since Filing for Divorce

Ever since she dropped the D-bomb on Tom Cruise last week, Katie Holmes has been popping up around New York City acting all smiley and casual. I guess that's what happens when one is giddy from freeing oneself from the overzealous grip of a couch-jumping megastar. Anyway, as much as we've seen her, we have not yet… » 7/04/12 8:45pm 7/04/12 8:45pm

For a Super-Smart Baby, Leave It in Your Uterus Forever

As medical technology has gotten amazingly advanced, and we've gained more and more control over how and when babies are born, we tend to think that as long as you're not extremely premature, it doesn't really matter exactly how long a baby cooks in its mother's womb. Well, think again. Two new studies have found that… » 7/03/12 1:00pm 7/03/12 1:00pm