Category Archives: Lifestuff

Having to do with life, and the stuff in it. (Love, bodily fluids, brainfarts, the like.)

This is your brain on tanning

Tweet New brain research! Scientists have now shown that people’s brains light up in the “oooh, drugs!” and “oooh, sugar!” parts of the brains when they’re on a tanning bed. But only if it’s a real tanning bed; if the light is filtered for UV rays (aka, the cancer kind) without their knowing it, they […]

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I don’t think it’s cute when girls are mean to their boyfriends.

Tweet Hi. Here is a list of things that are wrong with this picture that I saw on tumblr:

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OMG, peers, stop like pressuring me!

Tweet Interesting NYTimes post about a new teen brain study… The take away is basically that “peer pressure” often comes from within, rather than from your peers. In the experiment, teens playing a driving game made riskier choices when they were told that two of their same-sex friends were watching in another room. So it’s […]

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Why do guys only like Oompa Loompa girls?

Tweet [Old The-N.com post, July 2007, preserving it for posterity.] “There are these guys I have crushes on: 3 and a half to be exact. The half is my best guy friend, that I really can’t have a crush on but I do anyway….. While I’m setting him up with one of my close friends. […]

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You’re allowed to think you’re pretty. It doesn’t mean you’re conceited.

Tweet There isn’t anything wrong with thinking you are pretty … as long as you don’t think it makes you better than anybody else.” -pandora615 [These are some blogs I wrote in January of 2008 on The-N.com. Didn’t want it to disappear from the internets forever.] … So, back on the topic of conceitedness. This […]

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Do you trust him with your body?

Tweet [This is from October 2009 on The-N.com. A little back story: on Degrassi, Alli Bandhari lost her virginity to Johnny DiMarco on something of a whim. Afterwards, he told her that it had been his first time, too. Buuut then the next season, he pulled her aside to let her know he had “a […]

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Your racist friend.

Tweet [From two blogs I wrote on The-N.com, October 2007.] So, someone sent in a question for you guys that I’m going to kind of paraphrase. Basically, the question-asker (we’ll call her Q) just started high school, and a friend of hers that she’s known since 3rd grade started there, too — let’s call the […]

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Comparing is dumb.

Tweet [Old The-N.com post I wrote, reproduced for posterity. kthx.] I went to this yoga workshop last weekend, and this one throwaway thing that the teacher said totally blew my mind and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. He was saying how when men come to yoga class they compare themselves… and not to […]

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Going stag to prom: so hot right now.

Tweet [Old The-N.com post, 2007, round about prom time.] OK, I know we’re all probably pretty prommed out at this point, but just for the record, in case it ever affects a decision you have to make, I have seen multiple blogs and nMails in favor of going stag to prom, and I have yet […]

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Why is kissing so awesome?

Tweet [lalala, old The-N.com post, vanished from the intornets, re-published here for my portfolio.] Researchers released a study last week about all the stuff that goes on when you get frenchy: that your cortisol (the stress hormone) levels decrease, and oxytocin (the feel-good happy bonding hormone) levels go up in guys, but go down in […]

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