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Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and again, the lil’ bean is chock full of calcium, protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and magnesium, plus it’s the only vegetable that can give you amino acids. But the nutritional goodies are just the tip of where the health benefits begin for us ladies. According to new studies, soy will fend off hot flashes from the ‘pause (although it will not stop you from getting dragged to see Menopause the Musical with your mom who laughs waaaaaay too hard at the jokey rhymes). Soy also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 18% in women with a high BMI (body mass index). Not sure how high your BMI is? Check out this chart while you chow down on a delicious Tofutti ice cream sandwich. [Health World and Health Castle] Keep reading »

Thursday Quickies!

  • Marie Claire editor says that shaving your face is psychologically confusing for a woman. Huh? [Feministing]
  • Hollywood It Girl Smackdown! [Showbiz Tonight]
  • So, the big internet organization that decides things voted to allow companies to purchase new top-level domains like .sex and such. This is going to make our lives even more confusing. [CNET]
  • Soon, a simple test will be able to tell you your risk of getting breast cancer. [The Independent]
  • It’s Gay Pride Month, and the president of the American Library Association has some book suggestions for you that highlight the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. [NPR]
  • Hungover? Maybe one of these will help. [MentalFloss.com]
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    Thank Kylie Minogue For Your Mammogram!

    Kylie Minogue, who just turned the big 4-0 last week, has made women want to wear more spandex, sing at the top of their lungs, and dance like there’s no tomorrow. She’s beaten breast cancer and has also proved that Billboard hits aren’t the only charts she’s been affecting. Since openly talking about her battle with breast cancer in 2005, the Australian medical establishment is crediting her with a 33% spike in mammograms for women between the ages of 25 and 44. (If only gay men could get their moobs screened, you know the numbers would have skyrocketed!) [CBC News]
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    Cleavage For Charity

    While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines from Cleavage Creek feature labels with sexy Breast Cancer Survivors — like Carson Daly’s mom — showing off their décolletage. Napa Valley winery owner and activist, Budge Brown, came up with the idea to raise funds for a cure after his wife of 48 years passed away from the disease which almost 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with in America alone. “My goal was to honor their courage and inspire them,” the 75-year-old proprietor said of his plans. The bottles retail for $15 and 10% of the purchase price goes to various Breast Cancer organizations. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Lost Rings, Monkey Porn, And Breast Cancer

  • This is a really sad story. A woman who was in a car accident was airlifted to a hospital and eventually died, survived by her husband, a four-year-old and a one-year-old. At some point when she was in the hospital, her engagement and wedding rings, which she designed, went missing. Now there’s a $20,000 award for them, because her husband wants her sons to have something that belonged to her. [CNN]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Lindsay Lohan On Ugly Betty, Excuses, And Aspririn

  • Lindsay Lohan will play one of Betty’s old classmates on Ugly Betty in the May 22 season finale, and she’s expected to appear in five episodes next season. No word yet on whether she’ll have a Queens’ accent. In other Ugly Betty news, America Ferrera is not engaged. [AP and WENN]
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