"Okay, listen to me," said my new friend Pablo, leaning in at me over dinner that first night. "I'm going to teach you the most important Spanish word for bike riders." I nodded, my mouth full of chicken and rice. "The word is 'hoyo,' and it means 'hole.' When you see a pothole, you shout 'Hoyo!' so everyone knows." "Hoyo," I repeated. "Louder." "Hoyo!" His two friends nodded, their faces serious. "Good," said Pablo. "Because you're going to need that word." Too early the next morning, I found Pablo—a fit- looking, 40-ish guy who runs a local language institute—and his buddies straddling their bikes on the Paseo de la Princesa, in the middle of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Normally jammed with cruise-ship tourists and souvenir hawkers, the Paseo should have been deserted at this small hour, between the closing of the bars and the waking of the doughnut makers. Instead, it was packed with pickup trucks and police cars and ambulances, … [Read more...] about My Bike Went to Puerto Rico
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"You don't want to get too close to it!" Pat yells to Justin. Our rickety red motorboat is skipping across the choppy blue water of Canada's Spaniard Bay, and Pat -- Pat Miller, a 39-year-old native Newfoundlander with spiky orange hair and the fairest white skin I've ever seen -- is poised near the bow, gazing out at the water in front of us. The "it" he wants our helmsman Justin to avoid is a 100-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall iceberg, a piece of shimmering white ice sticking out of the bay with a stunning, deep blue halo around its base. Anchored next to it: a large red barge. To paraphrase Bogey in Casablanca, I came to Canada for the water. Specifically, I came to Newfoundland, the easternmost point in North America, to watch Pat and his crew of fellow Newfies make Iceberg Water. The concept is simple enough: Latch on to one of the icebergs that drift down off the coast of Newfoundland every summer, melt it, bottle it, then sell it to anybody who's willing to shell out a … [Read more...] about What’s in the Water?
When actress Emma Roberts sits down to be interviewed by a magazine writer, she must be wondering how long it will take before her Hollywood lineage is mentioned.After all, in a town where nepotism abounds and famous family dynasties are a dime a dozen (Paltrow, Sheen, Bridges, Douglas...), it is an obvious topic to tackle. So, let's cease her stressing and get right to it, shall we?Emma was born 3,000 miles away from Los Angeles in Rhinebeck, New York, to schoolteacher Kelly Cunningham and her boyfriend, actor Eric Roberts (a recent alum of the TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew). The couple split when their daughter was very young. And though Emma seldom sees her father, she has remained close with his sisters, Lisa and megastar Julia.When Emma was 8, Julia helped her snag a part as an extra in the 2001 romantic comedy America's Sweethearts. Emma took that leg up and ran with it. After landing her first major role, as Johnny Depp's daughter in the drug drama Blow, she steadily … [Read more...] about Emma Roberts: Drop-Dead Gorgeous
This week in air travel news, two men erupted in a heated brawl prior to takeoff on a flight from Japan to Los Angeles, and of course, it was all captured on video. That's one way to kick off a trans-continental flight.An article published in Daily Mail shows a video of two men throwing punches at each other as a flight attendant desperately tries to pull them apart. According to the article, the incident took place on a Japanese AMA flight that was scheduled to fly from Narita International Airport to Los Angeles on Monday night.The video shows two men, both apparently American, initially throwing punches from their seats prior to the flight's takeoff. According to the article, the instigator, who was wearing a bright red Hawaiian shirt, was walking away down the aisle after their first altercation when the second man shouted, "Get this guy off this plane." The other man then charged back down the aisle and started throwing more punches.To add to the ambiance, there is a baby crying … [Read more...] about Two Men Get Into Heated Brawl On Plane
Why aren’t you getting busy more often? According to surveys, it’s because you’re getting busy doing other stuff. Here are all the things you’d apparently rather do than have sex:1. Watch TV2. Drink Coffeeother kind of pick-me-up, according to a survey commissioned by Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts that we told you about last month.3. Have Some “Me-Time”OK, here’s the thing, though: We don’t buy it. You can have your American Horror Story… and your java… and your me-time… and get some, too. Need a little assistance prioritizing your sex life? These tips will make taking time out for a trip to the bedroom so worthwhile:8 Ways to Spice Up Oral Sex5 Super-Intimate Sex Moves 9 Positions That Practically Guarantee an OrgasmTruth or Dare: The Sex EditionHave Super Sex All Month LongMore from Women's Health:The Time You're Less Likely to Have an OrgasmThe Sex Talk You and Your Partner NEED to HaveDon't Let … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You’re Not Having More Sex
Last winter, Tiger Woods and his harem of honeys titillated the nation with so many sordid stories that the oddest of them all was nearly overlooked: Woods's rumored recreational use of the prescription sleep medication Ambien. You could almost hear the collective "Huh?" as people tried to imagine how a widely prescribed (and seemingly benign) insomnia drug could produce an aphrodisiacal haze ideal for crazy sex romps. Of course, Woods isn't the only celebrity whose pill-popping has publicized Ambien in ways its designers never intended. In 2006, U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy blamed his disorientation on the drug after he smashed his Mustang into a security barrier near the Capitol building. Lindsay Lohan cites Ambien as the trigger for her first stint in rehab--this after she took it, fell asleep on the floor next to a hotel bathtub, and woke only when the water overflowed. Ambien (generic name zolpidem tartrate) was the first of a revolutionary class of sleeping pills that today includes … [Read more...] about The Weird and Dangerous World of Sleeping Pills
American Horror Story is an anthology series on the FX Channel that tells a different story with unique characters and locations every season. The first season was about a family that moved into a haunted house. Other seasons of the show have centered on an insane asylum, a coven of witches, a freak show of performers, and an enigmatic hotel with a secret torture chamber. American Horror Story season 6 has begun, and it is being called My Roanoke Nightmare. The season has a fresh new theme that is framed like a true-crime documentary. Emmy nominees Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson play Shelby and Matt Miller, who have moved to a quiet town in the woods of Roanoke Island, North Carolina, only to be terrorized by the local townsfolk, with one being played by Kathy Bates. American Horror Story is a very interesting series with lots of twists and plot turns. The major twist of season 6 is that Gooding and Paulson are re-enactors dramatizing the events that happened to real-life Matt … [Read more...] about American Horror Story Season 6: Interesting Facts about Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates