flavorist.net » Dating http://flavorist.net Flavorist | Life is Delicious Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:49:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Video: ASAP Science Decodes The Effect of Love on the Human Brain http://flavorist.net/video-asap-science-decodes-the-effect-of-love-on-the-human-brain/ http://flavorist.net/video-asap-science-decodes-the-effect-of-love-on-the-human-brain/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:14:23 +0000 http://flavorist.net/?p=3140

Anyone who has been in love knows that infatuation is a powerful feeling. It’s addictive, and has many of the same physiological effects as cocaine use. Just in time Valentine’s Day, YouTube duo ASAP Science has uncovered the chemical combinations that make love a potent, and irresistible force.

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Anyone who has been in love knows that infatuation is a powerful feeling. It’s addictive, and has many of the same physiological effects as cocaine use. Just in time Valentine’s Day, YouTube duo ASAP Science has uncovered the chemical combinations that make love a potent, and irresistible force.

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Must Watch: Guys and Girls Switch Roles at the Gym http://flavorist.net/guys-and-girls-at-the-gym/ http://flavorist.net/guys-and-girls-at-the-gym/#comments Sat, 26 Jan 2013 02:28:01 +0000 http://flavorist.net/?p=3042

I am so busted! The Flipside–Dating is back with another role reversal portraying women and men acting as each other in a fitness context. I don’t go to the gym very often, but I’m not very different from the gals in this video when I’m there. And no, I was never a personal trainer.

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I am so busted! The Flipside–Dating is back with another role reversal portraying women and men acting as each other in a fitness context. I don’t go to the gym very often, but I’m not very different from the gals in this video when I’m there. And no, I was never a personal trainer.

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Review: Milktape Soothes Mixtape Nostalgia in a Digital Age http://flavorist.net/milktape/ http://flavorist.net/milktape/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:34:20 +0000 http://flavorist.net/?p=3024

When was the last time you made a mix tape for a love interest? It’s probably been quite a while! Startup Milktape wants to take you back to simpler times, when making a mix for your “main hang” wasn’t something shared on Spotify, but was instead a laboriously-dubbed cassette tape. That’s [...]]]> Milktape

When was the last time you made a mix tape for a love interest? It’s probably been quite a while! Startup Milktape wants to take you back to simpler times, when making a mix for your “main hang” wasn’t something shared on Spotify, but was instead a laboriously-dubbed cassette tape. That’s right, a physical object.

Milktapes are 128 megabyte USB drives housed in an audio cassette-like case. The Milktape can hold about 15 songs, so they’re roughly the same length as a traditional mix tape. While swapping mixes on USB drives is a practice that has been around for many years, the advantage of the Milktape is that the cassette and it’s plastic case allow you to scribble tokens of your affection just like the old days. Is it worth $15 a pop? Probably not, but the company says they will ship anywhere(!), so that must be worth something. Being

Two years was the last time I made a love interest a musical mix, and it was on a CD. To do so I had to buy a spindle of 50 cheapo blanks at the drug store, because I wouldn’t spend $5 on a single disc, but that’s another story. Fast forward to 2013, and my MacBook Air doesn’t even have an optical drive. Cloud computing is the way of the future, which means the mix tape, and even the mix CD is a relic.

DJ’s don’t bring records to clubs anymore, because they spin on Serato, and I have an app that allows me to DJ a party right from my iTunes library, complete with scratch effects and beat matching. I’m not lamenting retirement of old technologies, because I think what each new innovations makes possible is pretty rad. The T-Mobile Sidekick, which used to be the ultimate celebrity accessory is a laughable antique just a few years after it was must-have.

If you’re old enough to remember the mix tape, you’ll appreciate the charming video below that shows the relentless march of technology in a way that words can’t. These French-Canadian school children have no clue how to use technologies that were cutting edge, and ubiquitous when their parents were adolescents.

 

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Brazilian Bikini Waxing Trims Crab Lice Habitat to Endangered Species Status http://flavorist.net/brazilian-bikini-waxing-trims-crab-lice-habitat-to-endangered-species-status/ http://flavorist.net/brazilian-bikini-waxing-trims-crab-lice-habitat-to-endangered-species-status/#comments Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:53:56 +0000 http://flavorist.net/?p=3017

Looks like crab lice could be a thing of the past, due to the rising prominence of the Brazilian wax, and grooming of the nether regions, according to an article published today by Bloomberg. The once-common infestation of the pubic hair has been pushed to endangered species status, prompting the [...]]]> Pthius_pubis_-_crab_louse

Looks like crab lice could be a thing of the past, due to the rising prominence of the Brazilian wax, and grooming of the nether regions, according to an article published today by Bloomberg. The once-common infestation of the pubic hair has been pushed to endangered species status, prompting the snarksters at Slate to chart a timeline to the bedroom intruder’s eventual demise, complete with intervention from the Environmental Protection Agency and President Obama.

“It used to be extremely common; it’s now rarely seen,” said Basil Donovan, head of sexual health at the University of New South Wales’s Kirby Institute and a physician at the Sydney Sexual Health Centre. “Without doubt, it’s better grooming.”

A case of female pubic lice has not been seen at downtown Sydney’s main health clinic in the past five years, and male cases are down by more than 80 percent to about 20 annually. according to the Bloomberg piece.

Brazilian bikini waxing is a relatively new phenomenon, only rising to prominence within the last decade. The article points to the popular TV show ‘Sex and The City‘ as one possible  influencer. Having first read recaps of the Bloomberg article, I was reminded of an episode of SATC where Charlotte gets crabs from a Hamptons hookup.

Even if crabs are the verge of extinction, the pests are unlikely to be missed.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

 

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Pickup Artist Strikes Out 100 Times, Keeps Spitting http://flavorist.net/pickup-artist-strikes-out-100-times-keeps-spitting/ http://flavorist.net/pickup-artist-strikes-out-100-times-keeps-spitting/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:18:58 +0000 http://flavorist.net/?p=2997

Gotta hand it to this dude. It takes serious balls to approach 100+ strangers and drop all the corniest pickup lines. My favorite, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a dirty mind like mine?”

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Gotta hand it to this dude. It takes serious balls to approach 100+ strangers and drop all the corniest pickup lines. My favorite, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a dirty mind like mine?”

I was in middle school when my cousin sent me a list with many of the zingers in this eight-minute video. I go kicked off my school’s email for a week after sending it around a few friends. As I’ve come to learn, it’s not the line that counts, but how you deliver it. There are at least a few instances where the women are interested because Adrian Van Oyen is clearly an attractive guy. If he was serious about making the lines work, instead of going for volume, he might have actually converted.

Lest you think that he struck out 100 times, one line actually results in a kiss. I consider that a success.

H/T Gawker via Brobible

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