Monthly Archives: November 2005

Breastfeeding could lower risk of diabetes

TweetA new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that breastfeeding could lower women’s risk of diabetes by 15 percent each year she nurses. The findings add to a growing list of benefits from nursing for both mother and child, including less risk of cancer and osteoporosis for women and fewer [...]
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A question

Tweet Is this what happens when creepy guys don’t have enough cash for a Real Doll “girlfriend”? Tweet
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Pakistani village council orders five women to be raped or killed

TweetFrom The Telegraph: A village council in Pakistan has decreed that five young women should be abducted, raped or killed for refusing to honour childhood “marriages”. The women, who are cousins, were married in absentia by a mullah in their Punjabi village to illiterate sons of their family’s enemies in 1996, when they were aged [...]
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Germany (finally) gets its first female chancellor

Tweet After a long wait and an some odd elections, Parliament voted today to make Angela Merkel Germany’s first female chancellor. Merkel will take power immediately. Tweet
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The Devil Comes Back to Queens

TweetWe New Yorkers have a tendency to get all high and mighty over our state’s supposed uber-progressiveness. And then reality slaps us with some nonsense like this: The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed an official complaint to the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a Queens teacher who says she was [...]
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