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C-Section Births Tied To Obesity

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Caesarian sections are on the rise in the United States, but a new study out yesterday indicates that the surgical birth method may have an unexpected consequence. It found that babies born by C-section are twice as likely to be obese by age three, reports the Washington Post. Researchers reviewing the records of 1,255 mothers and babies discovered that 7.5 percent of those born vaginally were obese at three, vs. 15.7 percent of those born by C-section. Read more…

Track Star Lolo Jones Says Staying A Virgin Is Tougher Than Olympics

HBO’s “Real Sports” puts the focus on US track Olympian Lolo Jones this week, and the teaser it released today is certainly doing the trick of drawing attention. In it, the 29-year-old explains that she intends to remain a virgin until marriage because it’s a “gift I want to give my husband,” notes People. Read more…

Wear This Mask And Control Your Dreams?

Ever wished you could to go bed and dream about exactly what you want? The two 30-year-old inventors behind the Remee sleep mask say you can. Here’s how it supposedly works: The $95 mask contains six red LED lights that are apparently bright enough to grab your brain’s attention while you slumber, yet dim enough to allow you to keep sleeping. Via a website, you set a pattern for the lights to follow when you enter REM sleep—the stage that features the most dreaming, the Daily Mail UK reports. Read more…

Will Smith Slaps Kissy Reporter

Don’t get fresh with the former Prince of Bel-Air: Will Smith slapped an overly affectionate Ukrainian reporter who kissed him at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3, reports E! Online. Smith took the smooches in good humor when they began, but soon pushed the reporter away. “What the hell is your problem, buddy?” Smith asked before throwing a quick back-handed slap, then walking away. “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him,” he added. Apparently the reporter’s schtick is kissing celebrities, and TMZ says Smith got upset when he felt the reporter’s mouth brush his. Read more…

Yoga’s Mental Benefits? Maybe None.

Bad news for those of you who assumed yoga was curing all that ails you: A new study found no evidence that yoga’s mental effects benefit the body. The good news is that yoga does help to relieve lower back pain, the Wall Street Journal reports. However, stretching was found to be equally as effective as yoga at easing the pain—indicating that yoga’s mental component plays no role. Read more…

Charlize Theron Had No Teeth Until Age 11

Charlize Theron, apparently, actually sat down for an interview with British tabloid the Sun, where she dropped this odd tidbit: “I had no teeth until I was 11.”

She explains that, due to a heavy regimen of antibiotics for jaundice as a child, her teeth “rotted” and had to be removed, leaving her with “fangs.” “I never had milk teeth,” she explains. “That was tough, you know, being in school having photos taken while I was pretending I had teeth. It was hideous.” Read more …

Donna Summer Dead At 63

Disco queen Donna Summer died this morning at 63, TMZ reports. Sources say the singer of such classics as “Last Dance” and “Hot Stuff” died in Florida after battling cancer. Read more …

Billy Bob Thornton: How I “Blew” My Marriage to Angelina Jolie

Billy Bob Thornton takes the blame for the failure of his marriage to Angelina Jolie in a new “Nightline” interview. “I blew it because I didn’t think I was good enough for her. She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine and I was just too insecure,” he says. “I did feel like the Phantom of the Opera hiding in the catacombs. People have actually said that I didn’t deserve to be with her.” Read more …

2011′s Most Popular Baby Names: Credit Kardashians?

Jacob continues to dominate in the land of boy baby names, taking the No. 1 spot for the 13th year in a row. But there’s a new winner in the female category: After twoyears atop the list, Isabella has now been replaced by Sophia. Isabella was downgraded to second place, followed by Emma (which was briefly No. 1), Olivia, and Ava. For boys, Mason was No. 2 (it jumped 10 spots—thanks to the Kardashians?), followed by William, Jayden, and Noah. The AP notes that Michael took 6th, its lowest ranking since 1948. Read more …

6 Spa Treatments For The Freaky Rich

Facials, mani-pedis, and massages are so passé for the insanely rich—or the insane and rich, Cracked reports. Here’s the new normal among bizarre spa treatments:

A plant farm in northern Israel offers the full-body snake massage for $70. Bigger snakes will knead the belly or back while smaller ones wiggle around your face. (Time offers a video.) Read more …

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