Romance is in the air this week as a gerbil's affair with its water bottle translates as a most ill-fitting metaphor for a kiss; a nation leader sets the stage for a union that knows no bounds; a social media company feels the love (all $100M of it) from its users; and a brand turns to science to tap into what their consumers really feel. All that and more in this week's roundup of websites and articles you might just go head over heels for!
"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil." says Molly Ringle, 2010 winner of The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
On Gender and Sexuality
"(Iceland Prime Minister) Sigurdardottir, in her late 60s, formally married writer Jonina Leosdottir after the couple submitted a demand for their civil union to be transformed into a marriage" reports The Philippine Daily Inquirer in Iceland PM ties knot as gay marriage legalized
On Social Media
"They say he's a grinder / fly ass rhyma' / With a CEO's mind bra'" raps Ben Horowitz quoting Kinfolk Kia $hine in Foursquare Now Worth $100 Million Thanks To Your Endless Check-Ins
"A 'good hair day' is the ultimate goal of our work. ... If you get it right, it's a huge emotional lift. If you get it wrong, it's not. ... To gauge the performance of Pantene's reinvention, it was important to look deeper at these overall feelings about hair." says Jeni Thomas, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal in Wash Away Bad Hair Days
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