Does Reality TV Hate Women? A Newsweek writer says that reality shows must go out of their way to dig up women that fit practically every negative female stereotype. But TresSugar thinks the men on those shows look pretty darn bad, too: "For every woman competing for the bachelor, there's a man trying way too hard for the bachelorette." Which gender comes out ahead on reality TV?
Mindfulness: It's Not Just For Spiritual Woo-Woo Types Imagine taking a morsel of food, say, an almond, and savoring it carefully, giving it your full attention. If someone told you that doing everything you can with that kind of attention would help reduce your stress level at work, relieve bodily symptoms like back pain, and keep you from bad habits like smoking, you might think they were nuts.
When a Girl Becomes a Woman: Menstruation Genes Found Every wonder why some girls get they're period as young as 7 years old, and ohers don't get it until they're almost 20? A new study suggests that genes, in combination with other factors, determine when a girl will reach the moment commonly referred to as the first sign of womanhood.
Sarah Haskins: The Obsession With Michelle Obama's Arms What does America think of Michelle Obama's naked, oh-so-toned arms? Well, according to one poll, 49 percent don't really care one way or another, but you wouldn't know that from the obsessive media coverage about her lack of arm coverage.
Book Bag: Wintergirls “I bit the days off in rows. . . . Bite. Chew. Swallow."
Laurie Halse Anderson's new novel, Wintergirls, is narrated by 18-year-old Lia, who has had anorexia since the eighth grade. Have you known anyone with anorexia or have you struggled with it yourself? Do books like Wintergirls help or harm?
Retro Is Eco: A 1970s Lifestyle Could Protect the Planet Want to stop climate change? Start by trying to fit into a pair of vintage bell bottoms. A new study reveals that if the current world population was more like that of the 1970s (aka slimmer), there would be less pollution.