Posts Tagged ‘Harvard’

If you’re lame enough to need a pickup line to come anywhere close to a girl, try telling her that by having sex with you for more than just tonight, she can reduce her risk of dying from cardiac arrest. Unless, of course, you’re seriously that horrendously ugly to the point where she looks at you the next morning and regrets her very decision for being there in the first place. Because then, and only then, will she actually have a heart attack.

Recent studies from Tufts and Harvard are showing that those who engage in episodic sexual intercourse are more at risk of having a heart attack than those who do it regularly. Occasional sex raises the chance of having a heart attack by more than 2.5 percent in individuals who lack in proper exercise and diet. So let’s be real, that’s all of us–especially if you find yourself on more than once a week.

Those who have sex on a regular basis offset their chances of a heart attack by 45 percent. So here are your options: Have more sex or stay celibate. And judging by this campus, I’m guessing more sex is in everyone’s future, if not already. In all seriousness though, don’t be stupid. Wrap it up. No one here is majoring in babysitting.

-Julia Fuino

Ever heard of I hadn’t until a week ago when a friend showed me the website. If you love designer fashion, but don’t exactly have a heavy income, run–do not walk– to the nearest computer and check it out. It’s the stuff girls dream about, literally. And there is a cute little story behind the creation of this phenomenon. It goes a little like this:

Once upon a time, two college students by the names of Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss met at Harvard Business School where they became best friends. One day Jennifer Hyman’s sister, Becky, became frustrated over having nothing to wear for an upcoming wedding. As Jennifer watched her sister fret, the idea for RenttheRunway was born. Jennifer wanted to give every girl with a modest budget access to a designer dress. Jennifer1 informed Jennifer2 of the idea and the two began to create the company and meet with top designers and retailers. One brilliant idea turned into a reality and now RenttheRunway has girls all over the country swooning over designer dresses. The site even has accessories, gives you a free backup size free with rental, and allows you to return your dress for free with a pre-paid envelope. Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than that.

-Jeanine Guzman

Yep, this guy.

Harvard University graduate student Jonathan Bittner has created an online calculator that helps determine how much rent each roommate owes. Using “algorithms to prorate rent by the square foot” (whatever that means), the calculator takes into account factors such as room size, amount of windows, closet space, occupancy, even street noise, to determine how much rent each roommate should be paying.

The aspiring astrophysicist claims that his website,, will prove to be helpful for roommates by providing an “unbiased mediator.” Apparently, the website’s allocations are usually within ten percent of figures roommates come up with on their own, making the rent generator useless.

Bittner maintains that he has never had issues with roommates, and even reveals that he currently splits his rent 50-50 with his girlfriend. Even the inventor refuses to use the invention.

If you ever come across a roommate who insists on using a web-based algorithm rent generator instead of having a simple conversation and setting up rent rules the old-fashioned way, back away from the crazy. And if you are the crazy, good luck coming up with an algorithm to keep people from being weirded out by you.

–Maisha Shahid