"Yep — it's true. There is a desirable shade of ass." [FabSugar]

Attention pregnant cat lovers: Your kitties' toxoplasmosis may be prepping you to bear a baby boy. [BoingBoing]

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EMU masters-degree student Christina Wall is living life as it was before the 1950s. This, of course, means no fast food, no dishwashers, and no email or ATM machines. We're wondering, however, if this also means she has to wear maxipads with belts. [MinneapolisStarTribune]

Many black women don't exercise because there's not a lot of societal pressure on them to be thin. Unfortunately, it's also because they want to protect their hairstyles from sweat and heat. It always comes back to the hair, doesn't it? [Houston Chronicle]

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Two obits of women in the NY Times today: etiquette-expert Marjabelle Y. Stewart (who may have slept with JFK) and singer Natalie Bodanya (who once lost her pants onstage at the Met). [NYTimes]

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The Virginia Dept. of Health is issuing a comic book to combat statutory rape of young Hispanic girls. [CNN]