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Before I started training for the New York City marathon a couple years ago, I didn’t like running. I hated it. In fact, I didn’t even sign myself up to run the marathon — my mom, who counts exercising as a favorite hobby, thought it would be fun to do the race together, so she… READ MORE »


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Librarians do a lot more than shush patrons and put books in Dewey Decimal order. A survey of librarians—taken in 1992, but censored by a professional journal until now—shows that naughty librarians are actually par for the course. According to the survey of 5,000 librarians, 20 percent of them had gotten busy in their library’s… READ MORE »


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According to a new study published by the Archives of Dermatology, about one-third of the 421 college students who tried indoor tanning became addicted to it. The study found that tan-oholics also use way more alcohol and pot than those who did not fiend for the tanning bed. More than half of the tanning maniacs… READ MORE »


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The following is an excerpt from Some Girls: My Life In A Harem, by Jillian Lauren, a memoir of the author’s experience as a sex worker hired by the prince of Brunei.

Day tumbled into night tumbled into party time. I could barely change my shoes fast enough to keep up. When we dressed… READ MORE »


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I wasn’t the biggest fan of “The Today Show” handing Jenna Bush the coveted role of correspondent. But yesterday, she did an interview that was kind of cute … with Bill Clinton. “I’m sure this is a rarity, a Bush interviewing a Clinton,” she said. “They joke that you’re my grandfather’s stepson because he… READ MORE »


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I borrowed my mom’s photo album of my kid/teenager photos last week, as part of my attempt to come to terms with my childhood and figure out how I got where I am today. One thing struck me when I was leafing through the album: I was never ugly.

Ever since I can remember,… READ MORE »


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Even women of “normal” weight with no history of eating disorders have a fear of getting fat, according to a study to be published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences in May. Said Professor Diane Spangler, who worked on the brain scan study, “Many women learn that bodily appearance and thinness constitute what… READ MORE »


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“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”— Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a prayer leader in Tehran, as quoted in Iranian media [AP] … READ MORE »


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Hey, Newsweek subscribers, brace yourselves for a really annoying article in the upcoming April 26th issue: We young folks are “lukewarm” on reproductive rights and “don’t think abortion rights need defending.” … READ MORE »


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Writing for the UK Times, Eleanor Mills declares that all those women who find themselves at 30-something and 40-something unmarried and without children have someone to blame: their mothers. And who do those mothers have to blame? Feminism. … READ MORE »


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Most theme parks involve humans wandering around in cartoon character suits, vomit-inducing roller coasters, and scads of cotton candy, but Little People’s Kingdom of Dwarves in China offers little people as its main attraction. For the paying crowds that number in the hundreds, costumed little people sing and dance, make and sell trinkets,… READ MORE »


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What do you need a man to do for you? … READ MORE »