Grand Old Planet: Republicans who believe in climate change are an endangered species.Read more
Edible idols: Chubby Christians question the Church’s role in obesity.
Snacking on dopamines: Is food your drug of choice?Read more
Find this guy a wife for $10K: Chas McFeely promises $10,000 to whoever sets him up with his life partner.
But hurry . . . Offers pouring in for big-ticket bachelor prize
One wife is not enough: A landmark case in Canada could decriminalize polygamy
In treatment: A dot.com VC and a trophy wifeRead more
Over-enthused: When does passion cross over to addiction?
India’s new gods: Bollywood celebs are so revered they’re getting away with crime.Read more
Jimmy Kimmel and dot.com sports mogul Mark Cuban are hooked: Sheen’s “surprise” late-night comedy apotheosis
Tiger-blood royalties: Analyst upgrade and bull-run on Sheen T-shirt stock
Curing life’s ills, addicts and Wynona Judd: Not-a-goddess embraces ‘Brain Training’ technology — a computer and EEG
Soul’s Code analyzes co-dependency: Addicted to the addictRead more
BY DAVID RICKEY – Haiti is a fascinating place in its own right, but for me it serves as a kind of microcosm of issues that are evolving around the planet. I just returned from my fourth visit to Port au Prince. Each time I go, I accomplish a little but learn a lot.
I can report that there is progress there. The streets, although still terrible and crowded with the chaotic traffic of trucks, SUVs and motorcycles weaving around each other, are cleaner and brighter. There is an renewed energy and purposefulness.Read more
Wall Street Journal: “You will feel as if you’re going to die. I guarantee that.“
Spiritual seekers who paid five-figures for a spiritual retreat are now on the stand: “Defense Works to discredit Sweat Lodge Statements”
The Daily Beast: “Oprah has no relationship with James Arthur Ray”
FLASHBACK: Oprah still silent
The original sweat lodge: The pagan origins of the Finnish saunaRead more
Psychoanalysis of Charlie Sheen’s media-bender: Dr. Drew Pinsky does one-hour VH1 special, Winning . . . Or Losing It?
Sheen challenges Dr. Drew to a boxing match on L.A. radio station: “Me and Pinsky should jump in the ring — Bring it, little man!” (minute-9 of audio)
Dr. Drew fires White House gate-crasher from season 4 of VH1′s Celebrity Rehab: Michaele Salahi’s only addiction is to fame
Salon.com says VH1 should fire Dr. Drew: “Why it’s time to shut down Celebrity Rehab“
Former patient of Dr. Drew dies after relapse: Ex-Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr pleaded for drugs on the day of his death
FLASHBACK! Stanton Peele takes a shot at Dr. Drew in Psychology Today: “. . . a media vulture circling the latest carrion.”Read more
The Americanization of yoga; Stephen Hawking on aliens (again); Charlie Sheen and addiction (again); Higher sex-ed learning goes Charlie Sheen
Proprietary positions: Yoga’s mainstream conversion is transforming gurus into go-getters.Read more
Dark times ahead for everyone’s favorite Time Lord: “The Doctor is going to face his darkest days,” Matt Smith said at the Wondercon fantasy conference this week.
A bright spot? Expect “big changes” to Doctor’s relationship with his red-headed companion.
And your little dog, too: Doctor Who’s tin dog viciously parodied.
The birth of a holy child? Former Doctor Who star David Tenant becomes a dad.Read more