15 Things You Should Know About Breasts

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boobquake_pink.jpgSusan notes: This is an interesting and useful graphic. (No, not the pic of my cleavage on the left - it's purely decorative! The one about breasts below :P).

I love the funky facts. Unfortunately, some of the text (grey on black) is tough to read, but it's worth taking a closer look to get the full gist of the piece...

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10 Obscure Facts About Orgasm

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pink_o.jpgSusan notes: these are taken, in abbreviated form, from a fascinating TED talk by sexpert Mary Roach, author of the book Bonk!

BTW, I love all kinds of words and things that begin with the letter "O" including ominous, olfactory, oranges, Oprah, orangutans, owls, olives, oil, observations, omens, others,  and oh, oh, oh, OMG...!

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Breast Cancer Infographic Tells It Like It Is

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Breast cancer_infographicThis infographic is pink and feminine, but there's nothing frilly about the facts it contains.

Breast cancer is a killer disease that impact millions of women, as well as a small percentage of men. There's a 1 in 8 chance that a woman will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is a disease best fought through early detection. Equip yourself for battle by finding out the facts, and taking of your body.

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6 Great Tips To Stir Your Workout Pot

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By Kristen Hallett Rzasa of InterPlay Health.

You’re going to hit the treadmill every day this week.  You are determined!

Two weeks later, things have petered off and somehow Dance Moms or Toddlers & Tiaras and that glass of Merlot and couch pull you in like a magnet.

Are you completely void of willpower?  I doubt it. Most people find themselves quickly tiring of the same old (and repetitive) routine. 

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10 Amazing US Weight-Loss Research Statistics

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What would YOU give up for a flatter tummy? Here's some interesting statistics about American thoughts on weight:

Percent who say they need to lose weight to feel sexier than they currently do: 66
Average # of pounds they think they need to lose to feel sexier: 23
Percent of American women would take a summer without sex over gaining 10 pounds: 52
Percent of American men who say the same: 25

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7 Surprising Facts About The Age Of Consent

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According to Wikipedia, the age of consent, when used in relation to sexual activity, “is the minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent of consenting to sexual acts.”

Here are some surprising facts on the age of consent around the world:

1) Age of consent for males in Philippines, Mexico, Zimbabwe, & Angola: 12
2) Age of consent for females in the same jurisdictions respectively: 18, 18, 16, & 15.

3) Age of consent for both males & females in The Vatican State: 12

4) # of countries in which the age of consent for either males or females is 14 or less: 42

5) # of countries in which the age of consent is lower for females than it is for males: 2

6) # of countries in which consensual homosexual male sex is illegal & lesbian sex is not: 15

7) # of countries in which consensual lesbian sex is illegal & homosexual male sex is not: 0

Source: International Aids Charity Avert
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New Test For Cancers Sufferers Should Be More Widely Available

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A molecular test that analyzed a piece of Coree Hanczyk's breast tumour told her something no oncologist in the Canadian health-care system could – she didn't require chemotherapy after all.

And she paid for it out of pocket: Ms. Hanczyk had a chunk of tumour couriered from a Toronto hospital to a California laboratory, where the test cost her $3,776 (U.S.). In so doing, she saved medicare an estimated $10,000 in unnecessary treatment and spared herself such gruelling side effects as nausea and hair loss.

The test, whose analysis of 21 genes can help predict whether a cancer is likely to return within the next decade, represents an emerging field of personalized medicine that is moving at such velocity that sluggish health-care bureaucracies can't keep pace.

“I watched my mom die because of the chemotherapy; it completely shut her body down, organ by organ,” said Ms. Hanczyk, a 45-year-old flight attendant who lives outside Toronto. “… This test has been a godsend to me.”

Each year, more than 12,000 Canadian women find themselves in the same medical grey zone: In cases of small, estrogen-receptor positive tumours, with lymph nodes free of cancer, chemotherapy is beneficial to only a few – but determining who they are is often impossible.

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By Lisa Priest
Globe & Mail

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