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If You Live In Japan, Hot Men Will Come Wipe Your Tears

You guys could have made a fortune off of me last semester.

Sep 23, 2015

WTF Friday: A Website in Japan Lets You Rent a Boyfriend

Apparently, you can rent a "boyfriend" in Japan for $364 US dollars. You can also rent girlfriends. The premise? Sometimes people just want warm bodies to sleep next to. So you call up this company and a member of their "cast" can perform certain duties, but they can't sleep with you or kiss you.

Dec 7, 2012

Aug 27, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac, Two Armstrongs, and A Fake Celebrity [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Still recovering from your party with Prince Harry in Vegas? We've got your back. Here are the week's top news stories.

Apr 19, 2011

How to Help Japan From Your Dorm Room

It's been a little over a month since the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. With resources finally being restocked and less scheduled black outs occurring it seems people in Japan are starting a slow recovery back to their lives prior to the natural disaster. As with most natural disaster relief, many aides have left after the initial clean up, leaving residents to face the mess alone.

Mar 21, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: The Plot Thickens for Japan

As if the devastation from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami weren’t enough, Japan continues to deal with threats from a damaged nuclear power plant. Ready for some numbers that will stop you in your tracks? The current death toll stands at 8,100, 12,000 people remain missing and 452,000 have been displaced. These figures, unfortunately, are on the rise.

Mar 14, 2011

Current Events Cheat Sheet: The Crisis in Japan

After the being struck by the biggest earthquake in recorded history, Japan attempts to clean up. The biggest hurdle right now? The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The plant was hit hard by the earthquake and has since experienced two explosions, leaving many people worried about a nuclear meltdown that could kill over 10,000 people.

Mar 13, 2010

Saturday Read: Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

When I was younger, I was obsessed with Japanese culture. I tried to learn Japanese, read every book set in Japan I could manage and even made my mom take me out for sushi in the cultured city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, years before sushi was "hip." Since then the obsession has died off considerably, but I still feel something for Japan. I had heard that "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden was a fantastic read from just about everyone, including my mom and hair-dresser, but never managed to pick it up.

Dec 24, 2009

Coupled. And Trying New Things

OK, so this pic is misleading. No matter how much I love my BF, I wouldn't jump out of a plane for him. Even with a gray-haired instructor on my back. But that being said, I've recently realized how many new things I've tried since calling Matt my boyfriend.

Jun 18, 2009

Eat Cookies For Big Boobies?

There is a new cookie on the market in Japan that promises to increase your breast size. Aptly called F-Cups, the cookies contain Pueraria Mirifica, a natural breast enhancer. Just eat two cookies a day and (allegedly) you're on your way to a bigger bra size.