Women With Long Nails Say No To iPhones • Heinz Pulls "Gay-Kiss" Mayo Ad

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Women with long fingernails hate the design of the iPhone because it is difficult to use. • The vaccine for HPV, an STD that can sometimes lead to cervical cancer, has yet to reach India where cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. • Animal rights activists in India condemned the arrest of a man who rescued a sloth bear and raised it with his family. The bear is currently in a zoo and refuses to eat. • Heinz pulled a U.K. mayo ad that showed two men kissing in a kitchen (the horror!) after critics expressed outrage. • Women who read fitness mags while working out may feel depressed after looking at the super-toned bodies of the models. • 1 in 5 homeless women in Toronto have been sexually assaulted in the past year and many are afraid to report abuse to the police. • Elisabeth Fritzl, the Austrian woman who was locked in a basement by her father, is not ready to participate in a trial against her father. The trial has been put on hold indefinitely. • Whale hunting makes surviving whales lonely and many are losing will to live, according to a French naturalist.

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• There's a rise in so-called "caffeine moms" who need a high amount of caffeine (4 energy drinks, 3 cups of coffee, and a six-pack of soda, according to one woman) to get through the day. • A former real estate agent has been jailed for 10 years in England after she kidnapped and tortured a former boss that had fired her. • A school in Thailand has created a gender-neutral bathroom for transgendered and gay students which make up 10% of the large school's population. • The Volkswagen Tiguan is the number one car for women because it is efficient and practical (and maybe sort of cute!). • A 3-year-old girl called 911 after her mom fainted by memorizing the simply lyrics "9-1-1 green" that her mom taught her. • A new study in Australia has found that men get stressed while in traffic which leads to them being less careful while driving than women. • Although anorexia has been found by many studies to be a biological disease, most states will not recognize it as a mental disease required for coverage by insurance companies. • Constant flip flop wear can be very damaging for your feet. Good, because flip flops are gross! • A rare copy of Jane Austen's novel, Emma sold for $353,500 at a recent auction, setting a new auction record for a printed book by a British author. • Brooklyn teens, many of whom are refugees from foreign countries, have their first prom at the International High School at Prospect Park.

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I thought the ad was cute, but it certainly didn't have anything to do with gay couples. And Heinz has gotten its money's worth and then some out of the ad. You can't buy publicity like that.