Poll: Mobile Etiquette Getting Worse

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We’ve all seen them: the woman who yaks on her cell phone while checking out at the grocery store, the friend who continuously texts while out with others, the man who texts and drive. Bad mobile etiquette is everywhere and according to a new poll most Americans believe it's getting worse.

Intel, a computer innovation company, polled 2,000 American men and women about bad mobile etiquette and found that 91% have seen others misuse mobile technology while three quarters believe mobile manners have deteriorated over the last year.

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Hot Women Cause Men to Spend

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In not-so-shocking news, a new study has revealed that hot female employees encourage men to spend money on big ticket items.

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Are You a Member of This Dating Site?

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You may be a member of this dating site without even knowing it. How’s that possible?

A couple of artists have created a fake “dating site” by gathering information and photos from 250,000 Facebook profiles without Facebook’s (or, obviously, the individuals’) permission.  Lovely-faces.com is apparently the new source for gawking at strangers who haven’t adjusted their Facebook privacy settings. Creepy!

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Kate Middleton Quits Her Job to Be Full-Time Princess

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Kate Middleton, with just 94 days left as a single (well, you know) woman, has quit her job to get ready for life as a professional princess.

Buckingham Palace officials have confirmed that the soon to be Mrs. Prince Willian has given up her position as project manager at her parents’ events business, Party Pieces, and will now “concentrate full-time on preparing to become a member of the royal family.” As the unemployment rate in the U.K. is hovering around 8%, the family business can be sure to receive plenty of job applications.

Middleton is apparently using the skills she learned at her parents’ firm – where she’s worked as a Web designer, party organizer, and photographer – to plan her own wedding. “She’s really throwing herself into it with gusto and energy and is an absolute pleasure to work with,” a friend of Middleton’s, who also worked at Party Pieces, said.

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Beauty And Brains The Norm, Rather Than Exception

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As if having good looks weren’t enough…

According to a recent study conducted by the London School of Economics, beautiful people are more intelligent, on average, than Plain Janes and Average Joes, and children of these doubly-blessed couples tend to inherit both qualities.

The study, which measured the intelligence and academic progress of 52,000 people in the UK and the United States in addition to scoring each participant’s appearance, found that handsome men scored 13.6 points above the average IQ score of 100 while hot babes scored 11.4 points above the norm.

"In the samples, physical attractiveness is significantly positively associated with general intelligence, both with and without controls for social class, body size and health. The association between physical attractiveness and general intelligence is also stronger among men than among women," lead researcher Satoshi Kanazawa said.

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60% of Women Refuse to Be Seen Without Makeup

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If you’re the type of woman who won’t leave the house without a full face of makeup on, you’ve got plenty of company. A UK study has found that six out of ten women, regardless of what they’re doing, wear makeup every day – it doesn’t matter if they have a big meeting or they’re just hitting the grocery store.

“For many women, putting their makeup on is an important part of the day,” says Sara Wolverson, Director of Beauty for the UK health and beauty chain Superdrug, which conducted the survey. “The thought of people seeing them without it can be horrifying.”

Going on, a good percentage also reported that they were so obsessed with makeup, that they would have to date a guy for two-and-a-half months before they let him see their face without makeup on, which begs the question – no sleepovers?

14 percent of women also said they wake up before their significant others do so that they can “put their face on.”

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Cigar Guy Goes Viral

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Though Mark Palin of the UK's Daily Mail got an amazing shot at the Ryder Cup (see below), it's not Tiger Wood's sailing ball, headed directly for the camera, that made his photo so popular. No, it was the cigar-smoking man on the far right, known only as Cigar Guy, that sparked a new meme and triggered a flood of photoshopped parodies. First, here's the original photo...

And now here are a few of the more entertaining photoshopped images via Tauntr and other such blogs:

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Weekend Wedding Recap

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This weekend was a busy one for celebrity weddings. Here are 4 couples who tied the knot on July 31st – August 1st.

Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton married longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY. The affair, attended by 400 people, is rumored to have cost around $3 million! Father Bill Clinton lost 15 pounds for the event and fought tears as he walked his only daughter down the aisle.

James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook

Actor James Van Der Beek, perhaps best known for his role on “Dawson’s Creek,” wed pregnant girlfriend Kimberly Brook on Sunday, August 1st. Van Der Beek announced the nuptials on Twitter, though details are scarce. The couple will welcome a daughter this Fall.

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Lindsay Lohan Now in Jail

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Today was a very bad day for 24-year-old actress Lindsay Lohan.

Lohan appeared in a brief court hearing this morning before surrending to deputies and heading off to the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California. Here, she will serve her sentence, which was set at 90 days, but officials guess Lohan will only serve 25%, or 23 days of that.

Steve Whitmore, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, stated that an overcrowding situation in L.A. jails results in non-violent, female prisoners serving reduced sentences. 

A judge sentenced Lohan to 90 days in prison and 90 days in-patient rehab for violating the terms of her 2007 probation attached to her DUI case. 

How much time do you think Lindsay will serve?

Source: ABC

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Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Lindsay Lohan

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To almost no one's surprise, Lindsay Lohan didn't show up for her DUI progress report hearing in Los Angeles this morning. Lindsay is currently at the Cannes Film Festival in France and the 23-year-old actress claims her passport was stolen and that she was therefore unable to attend.

Lindsay has a history of no-shows or arriving late to past court apperances and Judge Marsha Revel was not amused. She has issued a warrant for Lindsay's arrest and if Lohan makes her $100,000 bail she will have to refrain from drinking alcohol until she has a formal probation hearing, be fitted for a SCRAM device (alcohol monitoring) once she returns from France, and undergo random drug testing at least once a week.

Lindsay was convicted of drunk driving charges in 2007 and was ordered to complete alcohol education classes. She hasn't done so and that was the reason for today's hearing.

Never one to miss out on a chance to capitalize on his daughter's fame, Lindsay's father Michael attended the hearing and considers the ruling a victory.

Thanks to TMZ for the live video streaming of the court hearing and the following press conference held by her lawyer (and her father's).

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