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Change Your Underwear, Change Your Mood

Ladies, need a quick pick-me-up? Do a panty swap. I hate the word “panty,” by the way. And “panty swap” just sounds wrong. But seriously, a new phone survey, conducted by Shop Smart magazine, found that your undies can affect your mood. Out of the 1,000 women that were surveyed, 47 percent said that they felt sexier and more confident when they slipped into a pair of “nice” or “special” undies while 27 percent felt that “unattractive” or “ill-fitting” undergarments made their mood worse. At what point do you make a decision to put on undies that don’t fit? Those poor girls. I am going to call all 270 of them and explain how to find special and nice underwear that also fit. OK, so the takeaway here? If you’re in a bad mood, you should probably change your underwear. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Colorado Gets Its First Lesbian Supreme Court Judge

  • Meet Monica Marquez, 41, the first lesbian and Latina Supreme Court justice in Colorado. Monica and her dad, a retired senior judge who was the state’s first Latino to serve on the appeals court. Both cried with joy as he read to her the Colorado Supreme Court oath. She’s a graduate of Stanford and Yale and a former deputy state attorney general. [Denver Post]
  • The women of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra have new outfits and this is news. [Yahoo]
  • Someone at WashingtonPost.com is letting the authors of The Frisky’s fave book ever, The Man Whisperer, do an online chat today. Anyone up for a double dose of learning why women don’t need equality with men? [TBD.com]

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Sleep: Your Number One Beauty Enhancer

File this away in the “No duh” study findings. Researchers in Stockholm have “discovered” that women look better when they have gotten plenty of sleep versus when they’re sleep-deprived. I know, shocking, right?! They made this amazing discovery by photographing 23 “healthy young adults” after eight hours of sleep and then again after only five hours. Keep reading »

A Man Can Have Two Penises! What?

Hi kiddies, it’s time for your science lesson of the day. I have learned of a rare condition called diphallus in which a man can have duplicate penises. There have only been about 100 cases reported in the world since 1609 … so it’s really, really rare. Usually, only one of the penises is fully capable, but in some cases both of the peens work. Just think of all the, er … interesting possibilities with a diphallic man. A few questions (well, more than a few): Can both phalluses have sex at once? What do you do with the other one when the first-string penis is otherwise engaged? Do these men have an extra reserve of sperm? Would it be considered cheating if he had sex with someone else with his other wang? Add your questions below. I know you have some. [OMG Facts] Keep reading »

Quickies: Michael Moore Donates Money To Julian Assange & January Jones Gets Naked For Versace

  • Michael Moore has donated $20,000 toward WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s bail. [PopEater]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow is returning for another episode of “Glee.” [The Superficial]
  • Check out Julian, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s little boy. [The YBF]

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Today’s Lady News: The DMV Now Offering Opinions About Your Sex Life

  • Meet Amber Yust, a transgender San Francisco woman who contacted the DMV to change her official gender from “male” to “female” and received a letter from a bigoted DMV staffer calling her an “abomination” and a DVD comparing homosexuality to being possessed by demons. Now Yust, 23, is suing because it turns out the same DMV employee refused to process another transgendered woman’s name-change application back in 2009. [Queerty]
  • Last week, Rep. Tom Perriello introduced the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, which would revamp the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights by expanding the list of offenses that must be included in a campus sexual assault policy to include sex offenses, stalking, and domestic violence, among other things. [SAFERcampus.org]

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