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I love the cover, Lauren looks beautiful!
Lauren Conrad Beauty
I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am about this book. Although it was truly a labor of love, it was well worth the hard work. My number one goal when putting Lauren Conrad BEAUTY together was to make it your go-to guide for all things beauty. This book is an opportunity for me to pass on all the things I’ve learned along the way (and share some of my missteps). In the book you will find everything from my favorite beauty tips and tricks to step-by-step tutorials and more. I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Gee, you don’t say! (How do I get myself on the list to be a test dummy for this study!)
Apparently, the geniuses over at The Agence France-Press conducted two experiments that prove the more alcohol you think you’ve had in a day will increase how you view your appearance – even if you haven’t been drinking.
The Agence France-Presse reports the scientists conducted one experiment in a local bar where 19 people were asked to assess their attractiveness on a scale of one to seven. Their alcohol levels were then measured, and the results were pretty interesting: the higher the amount of booze that was drunk, the higher the self-confidence of the testee.
But what’s even more interesting is what happened in phase two.
The scientists asked 94 men to taste-test a new fruit cocktail and deliver a filmed message. The testers told the volunteers that half would be given an alcoholic version and the others would be given a placebo.
Those who believed they had drunk alcohol gave themselves high self-assessments, regardless of whether they had actually ingested any booze, while those who had believed they hadn’t had a sip of alcohol gave themselves a low assessment, even when there had been a hefty amount of liquor in their drinks. So, basically, believing is feeling! Said lead psychologist Laurent Begue:
“Our study shows that the mere fact of believing that you have drunk alcohol makes you feel more attractive. The alcohol dose has no effect in itself.”
So, why is it that we feel sexier with a glass of wine in our hands? According to the article, it’s “alcohol-related expectancy,” meaning the more we drink, the hotter we think we are, because we’re more at ease with others:
“The concept of alcohol is linked to social lubrication, to making you feel at ease with others.”
Well, we’re not sure whether to cheers to that or not (we most likely will!). What do you think?
What do you think? Feel sexier once you drink?
Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton stars in a new commercial for Zoo York, a skateboard and apparel company owned by Marc Ecko.
The ad has been banned by most (if not all) TV networks.
MTV and the Adult Swim Network have already banned the ad, the New York Daily News reports, for it’s “bleeped profanity” and Upton’s “erect nipple”.
In the commercial, Kate Upton stretches and runs in tight activewear.
As the talking bugs debate which pipes they’d like to “grind” and “wax,” lovely Kate comes jogging into the scene. Cue the double entendres and a conclusion with some very colorful language.
Putting aside the fact that you can’t exactly put the word “c**ksucker” on basic cable, we’re not totally seeing the alleged “erect nipple” peccadillo. Are you?
Of course, if we’re going to start banning all Kate Upton commercials that are sexy, we might have our hands full; we’ll already have to bid her seductive Carl’s Jr. hamburger commercial a swift adieu.
Of course the commercial was banned. It’s not that bad (really) until the end, and then all that swearing? Of course it’s never going to see the light of day!
What do you think?