Put Down That Razor: 5 Reasons to Get Your Butt Waxed

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Model Billy Cavallo and The Bronzed Bee owner Ashley Piotrowski

First of all, let me state for the record that I am not saying you have to wax or laser your butt. If you’re the au naturel kind of gay, then bully for you. (Lord knows a razor or wax strip has never come near my nether regions.) However, if you like your bum smooth, then pay close attention.

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Study: You’d Rather Shock Yourself Than Be Alone and Think

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If you think that you’d rather be sitting at home, doing absolutely nothing, instead of sitting in work on this post-long-weekend Monday, think again. Turns out most people would rather be doing anything than nothing at all. According to TIME, a new study published in the journal Science found that many people prefer administering mild electric shocks to themselves to being left alone with nothing to do but think for six to 15 minutes.  Read more »

The Other Side to Mr. Gay Philadelphia: Acupuncturist

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“I’ve seen acupuncture change people’s lives,” says Lou Cutler, the newly-crowned Mr. Gay Philadelphia. “Acupuncture basically stimulates the body’s own innate ability to heal itself.”

The 33-year-old West Philadelphia resident, who graduated from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, was practicing the art for several years at the Philadelphia Community Acupuncture clinic, and, despite several personal roadblocks, including a battle with Lyme disease, is looking to expand his private practice. Read more »

Local Yoga Studio Wants to Bring Mindfulness to 20 Philly Schools

verge logoVerge Inspire, a new nonprofit helmed by Verge Yoga founder Cara Bradley and instructor Cheryl Nichols, plans to teach yearlong mindfulness and yoga classes in Philadelphia schools. The idea is this: by teaching simple mindfulness techniques to kids, they’ll be better prepared to cope with the stress brought on by school and often-difficult home situations. Sounds awesome, right?

There’s a catch. They need to raise $25,000 to get their program into 20 schools in the city. So far, they’ve raised about $8,000 total (just over $3,000 online, the rest privately) , with just a couple months to go before the start of the school year. You can donate to their Indiegogo campaign here.

I chatted with Cara to find out what the program’s all about, and how it can help students in Philadelphia. Read more »

Study: Majority of Wikipedia’s Health Entries Are Terrifyingly Wrong

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You know how people say you should never EVER google your symptoms when you’re sick? You know, because they think the Internet is full of lies? Well, shocker: it turns out, the Internet really is full of lies, especially when it comes to health-related information. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association found that, when it comes to the costliest medical conditions in the U.S., nine out of 10 Wikipedia entries are inaccurate. Yikes.

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