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Why Moderate Drinking May Defend Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

It seems counter-intuitive that drinking regular, moderate amounts of alcohol would lessen the likelihood of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), because the disease attacks the immune system and alcohol weakens the immune system... But first, the study...

China's “Ladies Only” Parking Spaces Put Female Shoppers in the Pink

Business owners in the Chinese municipality of Tianjin have found an attractive way to appeal to a distinct market demographic – women – hoping that preferred “pink” parking places convenient to store entrances & exits will keep their female customers satisfied... and, keep 'em coming back for more!

Mom's Fear Of Childbirth May Lead To Childbirth Complications

Childbirth is a painful process for a mom, even with epidural pain killers that effectively reduce that pain.  Fear of that pain, called tocophobia, is why some women choose not to have children at all.  But for women who do become pregnant and carry their children to term, the fear of childbirth may actually cause greater difficulty to the mother in the delivery room, according to a new study from Norway.

 


Japanese Face Slimmer Smooths Skin, Shrinks Face, Scares Everyone

Lose that Duckface and put on a Blow-up Doll face! The "Face Slimmer" may make you look silly (or worse) while you wear it but the promised reward of a bonafide “beautiful woman smile” make three minutes a day of shame more than worthwhile.

Calcium Supplement Study: Your Bones Or Your Heart?

Though the majority of physicians recommend calcium supplements for bone strength, some to women over 40, but most just to postmenopausal women, there have been studies that indicate that such supplementation is not the best medicine for heart health. 

Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case Blows Its Top When You Blow Your Nose

Sneeze the moment with a cute & clever Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case! The 100% cotton case designed by Tomohiro Ikegaya for Goodbymarket relies on users to provide the case's one moving part: the tissue paper poking out from Mt. Fuji's snow-capped summit.

Top 50 Legendary Success Quotes

Here's a compilation of 50 legendary success quotes to motivate you and inspire action. Contributing authors include Einstein, Edison, Picasso, Twain, Mandela, Nightingale, Churchill, Peale and other greats.

China's Taobao Internet Mall Offers Beautiful Girl Delivery Service

Special delivery indeed: China's Taobao internet mall is boosting their business with the aid of “beautiful girls” who personally deliver customers' orders for a small extra fee.

China's Next Manned Space Mission May Include Women

China's next “manned” space mission may be a bit of a misnomer as a portion of the 3-person crew may be female. Seven Taikonauts have been announced for Shenzhou 9, scheduled to lift off for China's Tiangong 1 orbiting space station in June of 2012, and two of the candidates are female. Heavenly bodies indeed!

When It Comes to Office Chairs, One Size Does Not Fit All

If you've put on a bit of weight or have always been on the heavy side, then it might be time to go look at office chairs for large people. Not only will you find them roomier and more comfortable, you'll also be doing your body good.

Fabulous Frizz Free Hair At Home – J F Lazartigue

First there was Japanese hair straightening; it was all the rage until it wasn’t.  Then came the Brazilian keratin treatments promising to turn your curly hair into sleek, shiny straight strands of goodness.  And now with the economy in dire straights everyone is tightening their belts and trying to be more budget conscious.  I searched for some at-home remedies for curly or frizzy hair that would provide similar results for a fraction of the cost.  J F Lazartigue has come to the rescue with a line of straightening products consisting of shampoo, conditioner and a gel.

Fabulous Phytotherapy with Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age Cream

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, splurge on yourself or someone you love and buy pampering in a jar with Sisleÿa Global Anti-Age Cream Day and Night Facial Treatment

USB Foot Warmer Hedgehog Slippers Keep Office Workers' Tootsies Toasty

Offices can be downright chilly in winter, especially for women. Thank goodness Japan's JTT Online Shop is offering these “Hedge Hot USB” powered foot warmers in the shape of cute boy & girl hedgehogs!

Nerd Jewelry from Japan Measures Your Level of Geek Chic

Geek chicks looking to flaunt some geek chic should look no further than Mass Item's “Measuring” line of math set women's jewelry from Japanese designer Kyozo Kawabe. The miniaturized and accessorized rulers, triangles and protractors come in a variety of colors and won't leak ink into your pocket protector.

China's Chocolate Fashion Looks Good, Tastes Great!

A rather “tasteful” fashion show at World Chocolate Wonderland in Shanghai, China, featured clothing and accessories made from delicately (and deliciously) carved & crafted chocolate.

Are Men Funnier Than Women, Or Do We Just Think They Are?

... The public is largely biased toward males in the who's funnier gender debate, and rationales have ranged from the male role in biological attraction, likening male humor to a peacock's tail, to the male's willingness to be more risque with sexual language and innuendo.

Afinitor® Stops Tumor Growth & Lengthens Lives For Breast Cancer Patients

Afinitor®, the Novartis trademark for the cancer fighter, everolimus, is used for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), inoperable cases of certain pancreatic cancers, and to aid successful acceptance of transplants.  Now, the results of a Phase III study of Afinitor administered to women with advanced breast cancer have been announced, and the words used to describe the drug are "game changer."

 

Coffee May Wig You Out Or Save You From Depression

Coffee seems to be the new miracle drug. A minimum of 4 cups of coffee has been shown to be effective in reducing risk of diabetes, skin cancers, and strokes (in women), among the other powers it possesses.  Now, the Harvard School of Public Health has explored the effects of the magic 4+ cups on depression among women... men have not been studied yet.

Android App Allows Jealous Girls to Remotely Follow Their Boyfriends

Spyware just got personal. "Karelog" (Boyfriend Log) allows jealous girls to keep track of their boyfriends through their Android cell phones, without said boyfriends knowing they're being monitored from afar.

Genital Plastic Surgery On The Rise In Britain; Labial Reduction's A Favorite Among Women

The desire for cosmetic genital surgery among women in Britain has increased five-fold in the last 10 years. A study undertaken by the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute of Women's Health, questioned 33 British women who wanted labiaplasty surgery, reduction of the labia minora.  I think you'll find the motives for electing this procedure surprising.