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The Skinny On The Real Midlife Crisis

When my mom started trying to lose weight just so she could be skinnier than me, I tried to support her sadistic desire. Okay, maybe her personal trainer wasn’t a personal attack at my waistline, but I thought once you hit a certain age, you just looked forward to getting fat — I already feel like I’m there. Anyway, when my mom, who I shared a size with, started trying giving me her “fat clothes” because she got so thin, I knew she was sick, but I didn’t realize she was part of a growing epidemic known as Desperate Housewives Syndrome, named for the popular television show that stars skinny minis like Teri Hatcher. With their role model-types looking “fit” over 40, more middle-aged women are feeling pressure to lose their extra rolls. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Wii Chocolate, Another Dead Lover, and Chicago’s Busy Fridays

  • If you’re afraid your boyfriend loves his Wii more than he loves you, buy him these chocolates for Valentine’s Day. [Paul Pape Designs]
  • Not unlike yesterday’s story of animals in love, a 66-year-old woman lived for more than a year with her dead lover’s body decomposing in her house. Guess she didn’t watch that Desperate Housewives episode and learn you actually should keep dead people in a basement freezer. [Yahoo!]
  • The author of Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt, just completed a two-year study on prostitution in Chicago. Some interesting facts: about 3 percent of sex acts were freebies to police officers to avoid arrest; full-time prostitutes made less than $20,000 per year, on average; and Fridays were the busiest days, while Mondays were the slowest. [Chicago Tribune]
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