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The mikvah, the minimum wage, the marketing of a young author and more.

Published May 3, 2006 9:55PM (EDT)

Tikkun: Opening the Jewish ritual bath to the transgendered.

Houston Chronicle/AP: Vatican reexamines ban on contraception, a little.

Boston Globe/Reuters: A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work. (Use Salary.com's Mom Salary Wizard to create a Mother's Day "paycheck.")

NOW: Time to raise the minimum wage.

Planned Parenthood of NYC: "Tu Salud. Tu Futuro. Cuídate." Bilingual campaign launched to promote birth control.

AM New York: Stopping prostitution in New York. ("People say 'Oh, wow, in Thailand people buy and sell children.' I can show you four places in Brooklyn where people buy children.")

Washington Post: Maryland judge charged with broad misconduct when considering protective orders in domestic violence cases.

Washington Post: "How Kaavya Viswanathan Got Micromanaged, Got Marketed and Turned College Into a Novel Obsession."

New York Times: Science still can't do much more for hot flashes than tell women to chill.

Times Online: A 33-year-old Malaysian man marries a 104-year-old woman. Shouldn't they maybe live together for a little while first?

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Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net. She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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