A 2011 study published in Psychological Science brings us a little closer to understanding one of the most sought-after dilemmas in our society: Why do people cheat on their partners? Do some possess traits that make them more likely to commit infidelity than others? Using a large anonymous Internet survey comprised of over 1500 participants, [...]
Brandy Ota is the director of the Women’s Center, a student organization that offers up to 26 different events throughout the year. I spoke with Ota about the history of the Women’s Center, its goals and her six years as the director. What is the history of the Women’s Center? We started back in 1971; [...]
We all love sex, right? The validity of a sex addiction seems to be questioned by popular culture. How can we distinguish need from want? Is it possible it could just be a fabrication used by compulsive cheaters as a way to defend their devious ways? An article by The Atlantic citing the results of a new [...]
Yesterday, while listening to music on my iPod, Josh Groban’s version of “Little Drummer Boy” came on. And, instead of getting filled with the fuzzy, warm holiday spirit like I normally do when I hear his sexy baritone, my heart dropped. The date was Dec. 26, 2012, and I felt incredibly sad. The post-Christmas blues [...]
After a busy year — from being deemed Willamette Week’s “Best New Band” of 2012 to playing SXSW — Portland’s Radiation City brings 2012 to a close with one of their final shows of the year at the Doug Fir Lounge next Sunday, Dec. 30.
A diehard Trekkie like myself was critical of J.J. Abram’s 2009 “Star Trek” reboot. Sure, most incongruities could be glossed over with a simple “But it’s a parallel universe!” — but sometimes, that just didn’t jive. I mean, Uhura and Spock in a romantic relationship? I don’t care what planet you’re from — that’s completely [...]
Unfortunately for many including myself, acne is something that will never go away. No matter how many times we clean our faces with soap and special creams, it becomes annoying when we wake up in the morning to find a nice surprise on the top of our foreheads after all the hard work to keep [...]
Leave it to Forbes to publish a cohesive list of college football’s best and worst teams for the money.
A roundup of FBS college coaches’ salaries.
Believe in the power of compliments? Wish to spread kindness via social media? Well, then post an anonymous compliment on the “UOregon Compliments” Facebook page. “UOregon Compliments” is a page dedicated to posting compliments anonymously. All one has to do is message the page administrator with a compliment for a friend or a stranger, and [...]
Gabe Newell, an employee of game developer-slash-digital publisher Valve spilled potential plans for building a PC to fit comfortably in your living room. This comes on the heels of Valve’s release of the “Big Picture mode” for their download service, Steam, which enables players to access all of their Steam friends and games through a more [...]
Over the past week or so there has been heated discussion about a Grammy nominee for the Best Dance Recording category. His name is Al Walser and pretty much nobody (at least compared to the other artists nominated) knew about him until his nomination was announced. Walser is joining Avicii, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Swedish [...]
The man responsible for founding McAfee, Inc. has been apprehended by Guatemalan authorities for entering the country illegally. John McAfee, who has been on the run since becoming a person of interest in a murder case in Belize, founded the firm that would go on to create McAfee, the popular security, anti-virus and firewall software. After he [...]
The New York-based Found Footage Festival comes to Eugene tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theater, where a series of mostly unknown videos featuring strange and funny real-life characters will be played for the enjoyment of film-lovers. Featured videos must abide by two simple rules: they must be on a physical format (no YouTube, [...]
If you find yourself meandering the internet looking for some delicious goods, you might not be heading to the right places. Food news and blogs are a major subset of the internet. If you find yourself hungry, but too lazy to get up and actually cook something, check out these sites for some amazing eye [...]
Dear Katherine, I have been dating this guy for a few months and he’s great. It’s going really well, and I think I’m falling in love. Despite this budding romance, I still feel attracted to other guys. It could be a guy I meet in class or at a party. And, sometimes, it feels like [...]
Ever wish you could smell like you’ve spent your morning rolling around in the pantry? Now, you can! Perfume has busted its way into the food industry (or vise versa?), allowing customers to smell like their favorite food. Let’s take a look at some of the weirder ones. The Stir gives their own take on [...]
There I was, watching “Spongebob Squarepants” as I am wont to do during my free time, and I realize with a huge sense of sadness that I will never know what a Krabby Patty tastes like. Sure, it’s a sea-based hamburger of some sort, but the Krabby Patty is more than that: it’s a life-changing [...]