STDs Rampant Among California's Porn Stars • Cats Not As Smart As We Thought, Study Says

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• At least 22 cases of HIV have been reported among California porn stars since 2004, which has fueled fears about a possible STD epidemic. "Sexually transmitted diseases are rampant," says the county's director of public health. •


• Bad news cat people: psychologists have found that, unlike dogs, cats are unable to understand cause-and-effect connections between objects. • According to recent data, unintended births are on the rise in Nigeria. Researchers say that this is partially due to the failure of the government to implement sexual and reproductive health services successfully. • Divorce has become even more complicated in the age of Facebook. Lawyers report using information gained from their client's spouse's Facebook pages frequently in court, often to prove infidelity or other wrong doing. • Want to get ahead at work? Learn to behave like a tall person. Adrianne Cohen, author of The Tall Book schools workers on how to act tall, and be totally awkward and unlikable in the process! • Imelda Marcos, she of the famous shoe collection, may soon be reunited with her jewelry. Her collection is worth more than $310 m and includes a ruby said to be as big as a prune. • A research group from the UK found that among cancers that affect both genders, men are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with the disease and 70% more likely to die from it. This may be due in part to the fact that women tend to take better care of themselves, while men react with a stiff upper lip when faced with physical symptoms. • Federal health regulators announced today that Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel, and other products containing zinc, should no longer be used to treat congestion, since they can permanently damage one's ability to smell. • This Saturday, filmmaker Cyrus Nowrasteh's film The Stoning of Soraya M. will premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The New York Times art blog has the trailer, and it looks fascinating. •

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This is why I have always gotten along better with cats. They have no clue what they are doing is wrong, they just do what pops in their head. Whereas dogs know, they know and they still do it. One reason I don't want kids, god only knows how I'd handle that.