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15

Nov

'Breaking Dawn' after party features caged wolvesThe party for the premiere of “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” the last film in the massively successful “Twilight” franchise, was by all accounts a standard Hollywood affair — except for the live caged wolves.According to PETA, “The wolves were provided by Hollywood Animals, a notorious exhibitor that has been cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for repeatedly failing to provide the animals it exploits with basic veterinary care and proper shelter, space, food and water.”

'Breaking Dawn' after party features caged wolves
The party for the premiere of “Breaking Dawn Part 2,” the last film in the massively successful “Twilight” franchise, was by all accounts a standard Hollywood affair — except for the live caged wolves.

According to PETA, “The wolves were provided by Hollywood Animals, a notorious exhibitor that has been cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for repeatedly failing to provide the animals it exploits with basic veterinary care and proper shelter, space, food and water.”

23

May

Why ‘Twilight’ is a religious experience for some teenagersNon-religious European teens used supernatural-themed media to find answers to life’s big questions, while religious teens were more likely find confirm beliefs.

Why ‘Twilight’ is a religious experience for some teenagers
Non-religious European teens used supernatural-themed media to find answers to life’s big questions, while religious teens were more likely find confirm beliefs.

19

Nov

Who’s more eco-friendly, vampires or werewolves?The whole world is taking up sides in the Twilight saga … Edward or Jacob? If the Earth could cast a vote, it would definitely pick Edward, the ‘vegetarian’ vampire.

Who’s more eco-friendly, vampires or werewolves?
The whole world is taking up sides in the Twilight saga … Edward or Jacob? If the Earth could cast a vote, it would definitely pick Edward, the ‘vegetarian’ vampire.

Teenagers risk playing pretend vampireVampire craze has teenagers biting and sucking each other’s blood despite health risks.

Teenagers risk playing pretend vampire
Vampire craze has teenagers biting and sucking each other’s blood despite health risks.

18

Nov

15 reasons you can see ‘Breaking Dawn’ without shame'Twilight' has often been assailed by critics, but Harvard's Sue Weaver Schopf has 15 scholarly — and not-so-scholarly — reasons to see the new film.

15 reasons you can see ‘Breaking Dawn’ without shame
'Twilight' has often been assailed by critics, but Harvard's Sue Weaver Schopf has 15 scholarly — and not-so-scholarly — reasons to see the new film.

Vampire books like ‘Twilight’ may be altering teen mindsNew findings suggest there are spots in the brain that respond to literature and art.

Vampire books like ‘Twilight’ may be altering teen minds
New findings suggest there are spots in the brain that respond to literature and art.

'Twilight' obsession leads to biting trend
Some teens are biting each other, usually on the neck, as a way to declare love or friendship.

25

May

Brooding men, smiling women seen as sexyMen who want to look sexy shouldn’t smile too much, but men find women most sexually attractive when they do smile.

Brooding men, smiling women seen as sexy
Men who want to look sexy shouldn’t smile too much, but men find women most sexually attractive when they do smile.

06

May

Reality TV drives popular baby names of 2010The list of the most popular baby names in America in 2010 was just unveiled by the Social Security Administration. Isabella and Jacob top the list.

Reality TV drives popular baby names of 2010
The list of the most popular baby names in America in 2010 was just unveiled by the Social Security Administration. Isabella and Jacob top the list.

27

Mar

Would you like a recycled coffin couch?In honor of Edward Cullen and the rest of those wild n’ crazy ‘Twilight’ kids, here’s a look at eco-items that appeal to hunky bloodsuckers and those who love them.

Would you like a recycled coffin couch?
In honor of Edward Cullen and the rest of those wild n’ crazy ‘Twilight’ kids, here’s a look at eco-items that appeal to hunky bloodsuckers and those who love them.