Home Insync Insync oi-Staff By Staff on January 13, 2009 It was an ancient Japanese tradition where a young Geisha's virginity was sought after, auctioned and highly paid. But a similar incident in the 21st century has made headlines world over. Men are ready to pay up to 2,5 million pounds for the virginity of a 22 year old student, Natalie Dylan. A student pursuing masters degree in Family and Marriage therapy decided to auction off her virginity in order to pay for her studies. The offer has interested more than 10,000 men who contest to bed Dylan. The bidding started in September, with offers reaching up to 162,000 pounds and the interest in her keeps growing every day. Hailing from San Diego, California, USA, Dylan conceived the idea after her sister Avia, 23, got in to prostitution for three weeks in order to fund her degree. However, Dylan who holds a degree in Women's studies believes she is not demeaning herself. Till date she has received response from all kinds … [Read more...] about Girl Auctions Her Virginity
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No, this was not a press conference. In fact, even with the presence of local dignitaries, not a news camera was in sight. We had all gathered for a Sonnet Slam and Birthday Party, the sole purpose of which was to recite and listen to the words and poetry of William Shakespeare. (If you have any doubt about the psychological wisdom inheret in his plays, take a look at 10 of Psychology’s Best Quotes and Their Surprising Sources,) The Most Special Kind of Reading Not only is this month when we celebrate the 450th birthday of the bard, it is also National Poetry Month, both of which are reminders that poetry is not just for English majors. Kay Ryan, U. S. Poet Laureate from 2008-2010, wrote, “Poems are transmissions from the depths of whoever wrote them to the depths of the reader. To a greater extent than with any other kind of reading, the reader of a poem is making that poem, is inhabiting those words in the most personal sort of way. That doesn’t mean that you … [Read more...] about Shakespeare for Everyone
Suzie's milestone birthday billboard her sister Lisa made Source: Suzie Pileggi Pawelski I (Suzie) just celebrated a milestone birthday a few weeks ago and am still savoring the great time I had. I'm grateful for my friends and family who helped me celebrate the birthday that I almost let slip by. I clearly envisioned how I'd celebrate my big birthday weekend: Friday night drinks with girlfriends at sunset on our balcony on the eve of my birthday followed by a big Italian feast with family on Saturday, the actual day of my birthday. It was all set. Friends and family were contacted. Plenty of prosecco was purchased. Catering booked. And then life happened, as it always does, which we could not have planned. First, our 8-year-old son's baseball team made it into the championship series, which of course, in itself is terrific news. The thing is, the first game fell on Friday night, the very same evening I had planned to usher in my big birthday by … [Read more...] about Stuck in a rut feeling sorry for yourself?
What we say about our scientific heroes reveals more about us than about them. Three hundred years ago, Isaac Newton was worshipped as a humble Priest of Nature, a virtuous saint who dedicated his life to pure research. In contrast, now he features as a reclusive alchemist, a scheming obsessive who vindictively demolished his rivals’ reputation. Hardly an ideal prescription for budding scientists to aim for. And what about an aspirational figurehead for female students? The top candidate is still Marie Skłodowska Curie, the Polish physicist who won two Nobel prizes for her work on radioactivity. In a recent opinion poll, she scooped up a quarter of the votes, easily defeating her nearest competitor, Rosalind Franklin, who has unfairly been cast into a traditional role for women – the helpless victim, excluded from the halls of honour by her ruthless rivals, James Crick and Francis Watson. Marie Skłodowska Curie was a wonderful person, and she deserves to be … [Read more...] about Why We Need New Scientific Heroes
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, an NPR show stepped away from all the syrupy cooing about couples and instead hosted a discussion of the economy of single women. No longer do single women need to wait for a man to buy them a diamond or anything else; more and more of them can take care of themselves. Single people should not feel that there are things they don’t deserve, just because they are single. And I have no problem with people – single or otherwise – treating themselves to nice things with their own money. But the emphasis on diamonds and other expensive indulgences eventually made me feel uneasy. It seemed to perpetuate the stereotype of the selfish, self-centered, self-indulgent single person. It is a stereotype, I have learned over the years, that often even single people believe. But here’s the thing: Single women – and single people more generally – are extraordinarily generous. I make this claim not as a matter of opinion or … [Read more...] about Unselfish Singles: They Give More Time, Money, and Care