Reuters: A new study suggests that women with breast implants are 73 percent more likely to commit suicide, but are one-quarter less likely to die from breast cancer.
Seattle PI: DigiGirlz, Microsoft's weeklong day camp, admirably aims to spark girls' interest in technology. The highlight of the article is when one camper uses Wikipedia, rather than the installed Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia program, to race through a research project. Maybe Microsoft's bigwigs could learn a thing or two from teenage girls.
TIME: Giuliana DePandi, author of "Think Like a Guy: How to Get a Guy by Thinking Like One," has some advice for single ladies: Don't drop the "F-Bomb" or the "L-bomb." (Translation: Don't say "I love you" until he does, and save the trucker talk until you've suckered him into marriage.) She then cutely ends by suggesting that men really are all the same. Yuck.
Washington Post: The chaos following Hurricane Katrina has advocates calling for improved national emergency preparedness planning for pregnant woman and babies. Theresa Shaver, executive director of the District-based White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, told the Post: "International relief agencies have detailed guidelines for helping pregnant women, infants and new mothers in disasters around the world. But in the United States, it is not yet integral to our preparedness plans."
Chicago Tribune: Rwanda now has the highest percentage of female lawmakers. The payoff? Equal inheritance rights for men and women, and harsher rape penalties. Still, there's much work to be done to curb the prevelance of AIDS, poverty, and violence, as well as to improve schooling, health care and other social services.