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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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    The Daily Squeeze: Playing Gay, Guy’s Mistakes, And Faking Emotions

  • Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey are playing gay lovers in the upcoming movie I Love You Phillip Morris. They went out to a a gay bar together in Miami to “get into character.” [AHN]
  • Read the top ten mistakes guys make in bed. Do they really think they are supposed to look like porn stars? That’s just funny. [Fox News]
  • Happiness is easier to fake than disgust or fear. [Reuters] Keep reading »
  • Crave: A Poster With A Bird, A French Fry, And A Message

    This poster makes us sigh and laugh…oh, and hungry. [Etsy via Coveiter] [Photo: Etsy.com]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Get Happy, Watch An Indecent Cartoon, And Start Recycling

  • After polling 16,000 people, two researchers found that sex is so important to happiness that we should increase its frequency from once a month to once a week. The happiness generated from this increase is equivalent to being told you’re getting a $50,000 raise. [SMH.com]
  • Watch this funny video when you get home tonight (it’s a little NSFW, as it contains a few curse words and a naughty cartoon.) [Nalden.net]
  • Pollution might be doing more damage to the earth than the usual killing off of animal species and such. Pesticides, herbicides, industrial agents, alcohol, and metals are increasingly being blamed for abnormal sperm and decreased sperm counts. Recycle those plastics! [The Sydney Morning Herald]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Happiness, Chores, and Swedish Drugstores

  • Half of being happy comes down to genes, according to a study of nearly 1,000 pairs of identical twins. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland found that genetics controlled 50 percent of the personality traits that make people happy, while other factors, like relationships, health, and careers, determine the rest. [Reuters]
  • American men have increased how much housework they do, doubling their contribution in the last 40 years. Instead of washing dishes and folding laundry 15 percent of the time, which is how it was back in the 1960s, men now do more than 30 percent of the total housework, a report released by the Council on Contemporary Families says. We’d like to see that number come up to 50 percent in the next few years, and we’re pretty sure that 51 percent of the population would agree. [USA Today]
  • The state-run pharmacy chain in Sweden will begin selling sex toys to satisfy customer demand. After a survey revealed that customers wanted to see dildos and massage oils at stores, Apoteket decided to offer them for a one-year trial period starting in May. Will they be on Aisle 3, with the plastic forks and spoons? [The Local]
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