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From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Why We Keep Things

In a study by Stanford researchers, when people were given the choice between an iPod and $100, most chose the money. But when they were given an iPod and asked whether they’d like to trade it for $100, they were more likely to keep the iPod. Clearly, the amount of money the iPod is worth wasn’t an issue, nor was how much the subjects liked the iPod, and researcher Brian Knutson calls this the endowment effect. Basically, when something is yours, you want to protect and keep it, even if you don’t really like it. This explains why I have a junk drawer of things I don’t really want or need — I haven’t evolved enough to stop hoarding. [LiveScience] Keep reading »

90210 Spin-Off: The Bitch Is Back

Be still my beating heart! TV’s hottest bitch ever, Shannen Doherty, is in talks to be in the CW’s Beverly Hills 90210 spin-off playing everyone’s favorite Walsh, Brenda. The thought that the Kelly/Brenda fued might continue into their thirties, thrills my soul to its very core. And for the record, brunettes rule, blondes DROOL. [DListed] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Offenders, The Tuatara, And Wednesdays

  • The MySpace profiles of 370 Missouri sex offenders have been removed in recent months. The internet is getting safer by the minute. [KansasCity.com]
  • The tuatara, a spiny reptile that’s about 30 inches long, could become extinct. Because of rising temperatures, the endangered tuatara may produce all male offspring by 2085, as nest temperature determines the sex of offspring. [LiveScience]
  • Psychologists say that Wednesday is the most depressing day of the week. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 2nd 2008

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  • Vanessa Hudgens Identified “Basically what we’re going to do is dance,” Vanessa Hudgens promises in the song Sneakernight. And she delivers on her first solo album Identified. Just like her claim to fame, High School Musical, you’ll definitely dance to this alone in your room and hide the case from your boyfriend. But poptastic Hudgens puts the pleasure in guilty.
  • Deltron 3030 Deltron Event II Fresh and futuristic, the hip-hop hotties of Deltron 3030 have done it again! On their second record, Deltron Event II, the super group of studs space out beats into pure groovable goodness. Dan the Automator, Del tha Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala will rock you outta this world!
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    Tuesday Quickies!

  • Are Madonna and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez gettin’ it on? [Us Weekly]
  • Guys’ relationship dealbreakers. [Tango]
  • Women miss three times as many birth control pills as they think. Sign up for a free daily reminder from Memo To Me [Daily Bedpost]
  • Do certain circumstances/situations allow for wiggle room in the girl code, or are friends’ exes off limits forever? [College Candy]
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    Why Men Go Ga-Ga

    News flash, the less clothes you wear the more stupid stuff guys will say to you. A recent study (who funds these things?) has shown that men’s brains nearly shut down into instant gratification mode when they see a scantily clad lady. They tend to zero in on your visible assets and fumble for words, hence dumb-founded phrases like, “Huminah-huminah!” (Refer to above dramatization.) Drool may be another side affect. Also, when they can’t get the object of their desire, they will grab what’s around — chocolate, beer, some other chick. So, bottom line, if your man’s fat, it’s because you’re so damn good looking and he can’t resist you. Or if you’re single, and you’re looking for a smarty pants, keep wearing turtlenecks. [Men's Health]

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    Cliques Determine How Teenage Girls Think About Weight

    According to a new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the peer groups teenage girls identify with influences how they think about weight. Among the group of 236 girls between 13 and 18 who were surveyed, those who identified with athletic peers, aka jocks, weren’t very concerned about their weight; burnouts believed their peers valued thinness; girls who didn’t belong to any particular group were most likely to use “slimming strategies”; and, perhaps most surprisingly, girls who identified with non-conformist peers were more likely to be actively trying to lose weight. We thought “non-conformist” meant you didn’t care about society’s standards, including those concerning weight. Maybe they’re worried about fitting into their skinny jeans? [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

    Behold, The Boobycase

    Mario Philippona is man of many skills (architect, sculptor, designer, cabinet maker, and furniture maker), and he also loves the female form — so much so that he created a wine cabinet called the Boobycase. “A woman with fantastic breasts, seen in the sauna, inspired me to make this work,” the artist writes on his website. Luckily, with a price tag of more than $15,000, the Boobycase won’t be making too many appearances, that is until Mario creates one out of plastic. [SexyFurniture.nl and InventorSpot via Plime.com] Keep reading »

    Playing Video Games Naked Is More Popular Among Men Than Women

    For some reason Microsoft conducted a survey in Canada about how people there play video games. They asked whether people play video games at work (30%), in the bedroom (27%), in public (19%), and in the bathroom (7%). They also asked whether those in the survey have ever played in the nude, and 17% of guys and 9% of women had. Nude gaming was especially popular in the 18 to 34 group. Joysticks must bring them joy. [Digital Home Canada] Keep reading »

    Song Of The Day: Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” Remix

    Lookie what we got in our inbox today! A remix of everyone’s favorite Katy Perry song, “I Kissed A Girl”, remixed by The Knocks. It’s much rave-ier than the original. Where is my glowstick? Keep reading »

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