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Quickies!: Brooke Shields Shows Her Cougar Side In Sexy Photos

  • Brooke Shields dominates wayyy younger male model Chris Fawcett in a sexy shoot for Australia’s Kurv. The mag describes the pics as portraying an older woman “finding love” with a younger man. [Pop Eater] — Thumbs up for Brooke, although it seems to be sex, not love, that these two hotties are “finding.”
  • Woody Allen took home $5 million this morning after settling the lawsuit he filed against American Apparel for featuring him (without his permission) in their, um, scandalous ads. [Perez Hilton] — This conflict might have been resolved, but the damage of coupling Woody’s face and racy American Apparel ads is already done.
  • Married woman LeAnn Rimes was caught (yet again) cozying up to married man Eddie Cibrian, pics revealed. [US Magazine] — But don’t worry, hubby Dean, she’s still got her wedding ring on, so they must just be “friends.”
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    10 Everyday Victories Worth Celebrating

    The most recent edition of the K Chronicles, a comic strip on Salon, caught my eye this morning because it’s all about celebrating “life’s little victories,” like “reading a neat recipe you’d like to try…and you already have all the ingredients!” and “the one dollar bookstore actually has some good stuff.” As the strip says, we need to celebrate these everyday victories “now, more than ever,” so without further ado, after the jump are 10 Frisky-flavored victories to get excited about. Add your own in comments! Keep reading »

    Optimism Will Save Your Life

    The next time you think the glass is half-empty, think again because you could be killing yourself faster. Optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, according to researchers at University of Pittsburgh who looked at the death rates and chronic health conditions of women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, which began following more than 100,000 women 50 and older in 1994. Women who expected good things to happen to them were 14 percent less likely than pessimists to die of any cause. And they were 30 percent less likely to be killed by heart disease. They also had less incidence of high blood pressure and diabetes and were less likely to be cigarette smokers. Women who were highly mistrustful of others, called “cynically hostile” by the team of researchers, were 16 percent more likely to die during the study period of eight years compared to the least cynical of the group. They were also 23 percent more likely to die from cancer. Dr. Hilary Tindle, who led the team, said the study doesn’t prove that negative attitudes cause negative health effects, but she said more research is necessary to see if attitude modification benefits health. That’s it! I’m convinced and I’m canceling my health insurance because all I really need is a positive attitude. Wait a second…isn’t this just The Secret? [Reuters] Keep reading »

    Quickies!: Kinky Sex Equals Happiness For Australians

  • An unusual sex survey has found that Australians who enjoy bondage and discipline are not damaged or dangerous, and might even be happier than those who practice “normal” sex. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Wasting time on the Internet is fun and extremely easy. [College Candy]
  • Pubic hair dye does exist outside the world of Sex and the City. [Daily Bedpost]
  • What happens when a Democrat and a Republican fall hard for each other? [Tango]
  • Here’s how to defend yourself if you’re smeared online. [Asylum]
  • Politicians with dirty names — betcha wanna know what a “Mitt Romney” really is… [Holy Taco]
  • Is Wall-E really a gay love story? [Boinkology]
  • Anne at Elastic Waist backs us up in ending the Great Slut Debate. [Elastic Waist]
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    Men Get Happier With Age, Women Do Not

    As young adults, women start off being happier than men, and then age 48 comes along and the guys get a whole lot happier than us. According to a study in the Journal of Happiness Studies, our happiness depends on fulfilling our aspirations. Most people surveyed — nine out of 10 — want a happy marriage and the ability to buy what they desire, whether that’s nice clothes, a car, or a vacation home. Because most men are single and want lots of expensive stuff when they’re in their 20s, this is the time when they’re the least happy. But then, after age 34, men are more likely to be married than women, and the gap increases with age. They’re also able to buy more of what they want. So, while guys are able to meet their expectations in the family and finance categories, we’re sad because we’re not married and still don’t make enough money to buy all of the Marc Jacobs we want. Who wants to prove this study wrong? Who’s with me! [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Diabetes And Pregnancy, Having What You Want, And Teens And Sex Ed

  • More women are entering their reproductive years with diabetes, and pre-existing diabetes is more likely to lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and babies with birth defects due to elevated blood sugar during the first trimester. Amelia, this means you need to lay off the leftover Peeps. [Ivanhoe]
  • Research published in Psychological Science suggests that people who want what they have tend to be happier than those who want less of what they have. People who have more of what they want tend to be happier than those who have less of what they want. Who’s on first? [Newswise]
  • Teenagers from Healthy Teens Connecticut rallied with HIV/AIDS advocates at the state capitol, calling on lawmakers to pass a bill that would provide money for sex education. [Medical News Today]
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