America’s day spas have been dealt a cruel blow recently. Yesterday particularly! Of you didn’t hear? Well, apparently a new designer drug confusingly called “bath salts” was behind the Miami “cannibal” attack. Not zombies … just bath salts. Now the Web is covered from head to toe in stories about the ultra-dangerous hallucinogens, which can cause the kind of violent delusions that led to the two gruesome cannibalistic attacks that happened this… Read More
A jury found Dharun Ravi guilty of invasion of privacy for spying on his Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi and other charges. The jury deliberated for 12 hours for more than two days and also convicted him of tampering with physical evidence. The 15-count indictment included several bias intimidation charges, because prosecutors claimed Ravi bullied Clementi for being gay. The jury of seven women and five men agreed, finding him guilty of… Read More
Let me just get this out of the way upfront: I had an orgasm in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. That is, as background research for my book, “Dirty Minds: How our brains influence love, sex and relationships,” I participated in a study at Rutgers University where scientists measured the activity in my brain as I self-stimulated to an orgasm. I wasn’t the first woman to participate in one of… Read More
FOR STUDENT WITH THEIR SIGHTS SET ON A PRIVATE COLLEGE THE ANXIETY COMES AS A ONE-TWO PUNCH: first from competing with thousands of others for a precious few spots, then from trying to scrape together up to $50,000 a year to foot the bill.