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The Daily Squeeze: Hair, Syphilis, And How To Spend Your Mornings

  • Humans have the same amount of hair as gorillas and other primates, it’s just virtually invisible. So why have we retained so much hair on our heads? “Human head hair, and its myriad of configurations in different human cultures, has been sexually selected for, in human evolution, as a mate-signaling device – perhaps the human equivalent of the peacock’s tail,” said Glenn Conroy, a researcher at Washington University in St. Louis. [SignOnSanDiego.com]
  • Morning sex at least three times a week decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes by half, according to research from Queen’s University in Belfast. Coffee is so overrated. [The Times of India]
  • The U.S. syphilis rate rose for the seventh straight year in 2007, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says there have been increased cases among homosexual and bisexual men, but the number of cases among women also is rising. [Reuters]
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    Heels Are The New Vitamins

    Even though wearing heels can cause problems–SJP has said that wearing them for years while taping Sex and the City did a number on her knees (and sometimes my back hurts if I wear a pair for long stints or multiple days)–there are some benefits, according to a new study by the University of Verona. Wearing medium-height heels can tone and condition muscles and may improve your sex life. But don’t even think about teetering around in 5-inchers—the researcher says that 4-1/2 inches should be the limit. Plus, shoes that tall tend to look a little stripper-esque. [Times Online]
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