Product that cleans out your insides

In 1982, 80 people in the US reported suffering nausea and diarrhoea after drinking Sunlight dishwashing liquid. They had received free bottles of the product as part of a promotional campaign. The source of the confusion was a picture of lemons on the label as well as the phrase "with real lemon juice". This led many to conclude that the bottle contained some kind of lemonade. Or a lemon-flavoured drink mixer. A lot of people added it to iced tea. A spokesman for the manufacturer of the product pointed out that the bottles also clearly said: "Sunlight dishwashing liquid." Sunlight no longer uses the phrase "with real lemon juice".

Wifely qualities

In 1973 Cosmopolitan magazine asked some famous guys what they were looking for in a wife...(McKellen's answer is perfection)
In 1973 Cosmopolitan magazine asked some famous guys what they were looking for in a wife...(McKellen's answer is perfection)

Stray words

According to oxforddictionaries.com the latest relationship buzzword is micro-cheating. As psychologist Melanie Schilling defined it for HuffPost Australia: "Micro-cheating is a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside their relationship." In the smartphone era, these actions may especially take the form of secretly texting or direct-messaging another person, saving a contact in a phone under a codename, or privately communicating with ex-partners online. So what should we call a full-fledged affair: macro-cheating? Is nano-cheating a mere thought that is unfaithful to one's partner?

Dark Stock Photos

A stock photo is a generic photo of some staged situation, which lives in a searchable database, often used when media need a quick image to accompany a story. They have a reputation for being cheesy, but some are dark (and funny) like these.

Self-aware gym

Blunt burns politician

James Blunt writes a scathing reply to criticism by British MP Chris Bryant,who cited him as one of the performers from privileged background dominating the arts…Politician obviously unaware of the singers reputation as the unofficial King of Twitter.

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Video pick

There seems to still be some confusion about what constitutes sexual harassment…Here's a helpful guide (contains sexual themes)


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