10 Things Found Only in Bachelor Pads

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Empty beer cans aren't the only telltale sign of an all-male household, but they're a good start.

It shouldn't shock anyone that men and women might prefer to live in significantly different situations, but the truth is a lot of guys will clean up their lives (or at least their homes) when they get into at least a semi-serious relationship. You might think your boyfriend or husband leaves your home a dirty mess now, but just ask him about his place before he got together with you. Not every guy lives in a pigsty, but there are some things that can be found in most bachelor pads and generally not any other adult's home.

Here are 10 things that you probably won't see anywhere a woman's living.


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Bornean Orangutan Born at Phoenix Zoo

Categories: Fun, Morning Buzz

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Courtesy of the Phoenix Zoo
Apologies to all you newborn parents, but the cutest baby in metro Phoenix right now currently resides at the Phoenix Zoo.

And yeah, okay, he's technically an orangutan.

On Tuesday, September 2, Bornean orangutans Bess and Michael welcomed their second offspring. The yet-unnamed male was delivered that afternoon in good health under the supervision of the zoo staff.


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10 Things Women Think Men Care About -- But They Don't

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Spending a lot of time and money on nails is cool and all, but most men probably won't even notice them unless you point them out.

Ladies, there are a lot of things you can do to make yourself appealing to guys. Unfortunately for many of you, it's usually not the stuff you think it is. Believe it or not, most dudes aren't going to notice a lot of the little things that you think you're doing for them. To save you some time and energy, here's a list of 10 things (in no particular order) that the majority of heterosexual males couldn't care less about.


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15 Ridiculously Cute Animals to Follow on Instagram

Categories: Fun, Top Lists

In case you couldn't tell, we love Instagram. Whether it's athletes and photographers to follow, or learning about how to up our photography game, we can't get enough of this app. However, there is a large part of Instagram that we can ignore no longer: animals.

There is basically an Instagram account for any kind of animal you can think of, and, of course, there are probably too many dedicated to people's dogs and cats. But some have risen above the rest and caught more of our attention than we'd like to admit. And now we have decided to share with you our favorite animals to follow on Instagram.


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Should I Take This Selfie? A Guide for Grownups

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Flickr via Porsche Brosseau
It's a question for the ages.

To selfie or not to selfie? That is the question.

On the one hand, who doesn't love to indulge their narcissistic side every once in a while? But on the other hand, selfies are terrible, embarrassing, and sometimes dangerous byproducts of a self-indulgent, technology-obsessed culture. Teens have it easy. We expect selfies from them. Adults? Not so much. Yet, we, legal adults, are guilty of participating in these photographic faux pas, too.

There are few occasions when adult selfies are acceptable, perhaps even encouraged, but much more frequent are the times when they are unacceptable. It can be tricky to tell, phone in hand and reverse camera pointed at your face, if this moment is one of those acceptable times to selfie. So we have devised a guide to help you. Read carefully, good luck, and selfie if you dare.

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The Air Sex World Championships to Return to Phoenix in August

Categories: Events, Fun

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Ryan Wolf
Midnite Movie Mamacita took to the stage at the 2010 competition.
Ordinarily, faking it during sex is pretty much considered to be bad form and also might lead to hurt feelings, bruised egos, and maybe even a breakup.

However, faking it during the Air Sex World Championships, especially in over-the-top fashion, is not only acceptable, but is downright expected, and might lead to excited cheers, an afterglow of triumph, and maybe even nationwide fame.

As you can guess by its name, the raunchy and ridiculous touring event -- which takes place in cities across the U.S., including a stop at Phoenix's FilmBar next month -- encourages its hump-happy participants to bust out with over-exaggerated and ludicrously humorous simulations of sexual activity with invisible partners that's set to music.


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TopGolf Now Open in Scottsdale

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Lauren Hornberger
The course at TopGolf features different targets that guests aim for.

There is a new kind of golf in Scottsdale that is changing the way people see the driving range. TopGolf, an upscale golf entertainment facility that incorporates gaming and golf, is officially open.

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10 Love Lessons Learned from Game of Thrones

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Courting Disaster is Jackalope Ranch's weekly column of dating horror stories, observations, how-tos, and more by Katie Johnson. Names of ex-boyfriends, past hookups, and bad blind dates have been changed to protect the guilty.

When it comes to finding and keeping love, does anyone know what they're doing? Not really. So why not take a few tips from movies, television, and books? In honor of the season four finale, which HBO airs Sunday, June 15, here are 10 tested love lessons we've learned from Game of Thrones.


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The 50 Coolest People at Memorial Day Weekend Pool Parties in Scottsdale

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Sitting pretty at the W Scottsdale over Memorial Day Weekend.
If you happen to be a fan of stylish swimming pool parties, the Memorial Day weekend certainly had a few to offer, especially up in Scottsdale.

Splash bashes at Maya Day and Nightclub, the W Hotel, and Talking Stick Resort over the three-day holiday were swamped with plenty of young and beautiful types that were eager to partake in all the hot beats, chilled drinks, and animated social scene both in and out of the pool.


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The 25 Best Sombreros from Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix

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Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
¬°Muy caliente!

Whenever Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, you're guaranteed to see any combination of the following: mass consumption of cerveza and tequila, red and green plastic beads, cheesy fake mustaches, and sombreros. Lots of sombreros.

It seemed like the Spanish-born wide-brimmed toppers were being worn at practically every party in the Valley, especially at Tempe and Scottsdale drinking hotspots like Dos Gringos, Bottled Blonde, Fat Tuesday, Moonshine Whiskey Bar, and Gringo Star.

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