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By: Pharyl Weiner

Unlike women who sit close to, and look directly at, each other when speaking, men do anything but partake in a real face-to-face discussion. You might say this is part of the same guy code that enforces the urinal rule that men are hell bent on following. Either way, this is how men interact with each other in real time, and showing them engaged in conversation in any other way will appear inauthentic in print or TV ads targeting men even if the men viewing them cant verbalize why.

*Deborah Tannen

By: Pharyl Weiner

According to one New York City single, all it takes to get a free meal is a subscription. While shes received significant backlash regarding her expose on dating for dates (meaning the food), this one woman is sure hungry for casual dating. What does this teach us? People would rather spend money on apartments and material items than food and that men should screen their dates a little better.

By: Pharyl Weiner

Perhaps the biggest thing you didn’t know about the three brothers Hansen is that they’re all old enough to drink. Alas, were here to tell you that they’re not only able to drink but launch their own brand of beer called Mmmpop. No, were not joking. This Ladies and Gentlemen, is a remix of their 1990s branding associated with the song Mmmbop, which outlined the story of three brothers who sang lyrics people still don’t understand. God speed in your new endeavor, little blond men.

By: Jenny Briskman

This is one I’ve been wondering about for a while and only recently decided to research in advance of this year’s awards. Here’s all the info you need to impress your friends on Sunday:

Record of the Year
Awarded to a single track //  Award goes to the performing artist, producer, recording engineer, and/or mixer

Album of the Year
Awarded to a whole album // Award goes to the performing artist, producer and recording engineer

Song of the Year
Awarded to a single track // Award goes to the songwriter who originally conceived of, and wrote, the song (this can be the performing artist, but may not be)

By: Rachel Metter

The guy who voiced our kooky friend Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh movies and cartoons, Paul Winchell, was also the co- inventor of the artificial heart. As in the human medical apparatus. Yes, that same lispy, delirious voice went home after hard day’s work of honey-bear serenading to create a little ol’ life-saving device.

By: Alaina Paciulli

North Brother Island, located in the East River just minutes away by ferry from the Bronx, might be NYC’s very own secret forbidden island. Not open to the public since the late 60s/early 70s. Former home to Typhoid Mary, an actual person who really did spread Typhoid Fever in the early 1900s, the island was placed under the responsibility of the NYC Parks Department in 2001.

A Photo Tour Of Beautifully Decaying North Brother Island

By: Jessica Venegas

Cardinal Biagio da Cesena criticized Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgment” saying that nude figures had no place in the sacred place, and that the painting would be more at home in a public tavern. So, what’s a genius to do? Michelangelo worked Cesena’s face into the scene as Minos, judge of the underworld (far bottom-right corner of the painting) with Donkey ears and a coiled snake biting on his genitals.