According to a new CNN article and website Invite a Bite , women are so dependent, insecure, and self-conscious that they can't dine out alone. In fact, it's such an issue that they need a website to go find strangers/other "lonely" women to wallow in self-pity and relieve their horrendous embarrassment.
At first, I thought there had to be some sort of hyperbole or sarcasm, but nope, these people are 100% serious. They even go on to tell the sordid tales of women feeling "awkward," and like "lonely spinsters." And of course, the story wouldn't be complete without the ol' gender comparison, "'Men seem to have no such obstacles,' suggests Peachey of the stigma of eating alone. 'My husband happily walks into any place in any city for a drink or some food. So why do I scurry in and act like a lunatic?'"
Here's how it works: with the click of a button, you can receive instant updates from friends, celebrities, and public figures who want to share their thoughts with the the world.
The "subscribe" button, Facebook's most recent invention (besides its expected $10 billion IPO), is as close to a Twitter feed as you can get. But like Microsoft in the 90's, Facebook is capable of taking someone else's idea, relabeling it, and making it accessible to everyone.
You've always been subscribed to your friends: whenever one of them changes their status or posts a photo, it automatically pops up on your news feed. But with Facebook limiting personal accounts to five thousand friends (Angelina Jolie still hasn't accepted my friend request or my numerous phone calls), it can be difficult to keep track of your favorite athletes, movie stars, journalists, and web personalities. By clicking "subscribe," your news feed keeps you updated with any news they feel compelled to share.
While the computing power of Facebook allows its users to share more photos, links, and info than its compeTwitters (not to mention its newly-upped character limit of 63,206), the subscription service is new, and only a handful of celebrities are taking advantage. With its unequaled Facebook stalking skills, the Joonbug staff has compiled the Best Facebook Subscriptions thus far.
MTV's Jersey Shore may be raking in the dough for themselves, as well as the network, to showcase their "Guido" lifestyles of GTL & fist-pumping, but seems like not everyone is a fan.
Preppy clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch has always been accustomed to attracting customers through their cute ensemble pieces and good-looking (semi-naked) models on their ads. However, they are not happy with the unofficial attention being given by Jersey's favorite partygoers. More specifically, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Perchance this is a nicer way for the company to tell 29-year-old Sitch to ditch the duds since he's not exactly in their target age demographic? Just sayin'.
Imagine if social media was around back in the Clinton days? It would have surely proven that there was more than a little Lewinsky going on in the ol' oval office. In fact, it's safe to say over centuries people would have gotten away with a lot less. Social media (especially Facebook and Twitter) are the new-age whistle blowers. Whatever scandal comes about, you can almost guarantee it's going to be outed on Twitter within hours. Who would have ever imagined this little one-liner, social status update site would become a place for breaking news in 140 characters or less? I certainly didn't.
Who else gets to say they've been interviewed by CNN before they were of legal drinking age?
Chris Colfer, who turns 21 today, opens up in an interview with Piers Morgan about how the show has changed his life without even realizing how much it would affect viewers everywhere.
He points out that the struggles he had to go through were quite parallel to what Kurt Hummel, the character he plays in Glee, experiences in his small-town high school. It's hard to believe that Kurt was not even a real character until Chris came along and impressed the show's creator Ryan Murphy and led him to come up with the alter ego.
Less than 5 years after becoming the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast on her own, Katie Couric is leaving her post at CBS Evening News. Her contract with the network runs through June 4th but no departure date has been announced yet.
The rumor has it that Couric might launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012. It's said that she has been in talks with ABC, NBC, CNN and CBS.
On Monday, a CBS News representative said, "We're having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric. We have no announcements to make at this time. Until we do, we will continue to decline comment on rumor and speculation."
Well, it's just a question of time before Couric announces her departure.
She was in Tahrir Square covering the to President Mubarak’s decision to stand down when she was attacked. She was separated from her crew was "surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning." told CBS
She is now recovering in the hospital
She is not the only one who have been injured and attacked during these 18-days of protest. Journalists from CNN also had to leave the country after they were punched in the head repeatedly by the crowd.
The right-wing has come up with a new campaign strategy this fall. Terror Babies! The theory is that radical groups are going to use the 14th Amendment to enter the U.S., have children, and then, when they are young adults, use them to infiltrate the United States legally to perpetuate acts of terrorism against the country. On Anderson Cooper's show last night, he broke his usual mellow demeanor and argued with guests about the legitimacy of such claims. Could this be a backwards campaign tactic going into the election season or could this be real? What are your thoughts?
The number one trending topic on Twitter last night? “Bill Cosby Died”. As one can imagine this is very alarming to many people who were tweeting words of comfort for Bill and his family. “R.I.P Bill” and “You will be missed” were among the most popular tweets of grief. However, Bill Cosby is not dead. After he got many phone calls from friends and family already in tears about his death, he took to his Twitter, and CNN to clear up the huge mess. He tweeted the following:
“Again, I'm rebuttaling rumors about my demise. But, I'm confirming I have an app - http://bit.ly/BillCosbyApp :)”
Recently the French-Canadian publication Le Droit reported that Wyclef Jean would run for president of Haiti. When asked by CNN he answered: "I can't sing forever."
Wycelf, 37, told CNN that reports of a presidential campaign are "premature", but that he is indeed taking the idea into consideration.
He is a member of the '90s hip-hop staple The Fugees and was an active philanthropist for Haiti long before the earthquake hit in January. His foundation, Yele Haiti had this to say about the presidential prospect:
"Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately."
Do you think Wyclef would be a good President for Haiti or should he stick to singing?