The New Yorker: Ian Frazier spoofs body dysmorphia by "believing" he suffers from anorexia when he is in fact rather portly. Funny? Not funny? You decide.
Wired News: Face-to-face couples should take a cue from Internet relationships and schedule sex. Sizzling!
ABC News: Speaking of "opting," ABC coins a cutesy synonym: "taking the off-ramp." What's next, "riding the primary-caregiver express"? Send us your suggestions!
HealthDay News: Premature birth may play a bigger part in infant death than doctors previously believed.
New York Times: Mining the Pirro scandal for fluff potential, the Times asks women whether a little snooping is OK. Meanwhile, Women's eNews reports that actual stalking is growing increasingly high-tech, affording stalkers more information and putting victims at greater risk.
Also from Women's eNews: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the U.S. -- and awareness seems to be something we need a lot more of. A study commissioned by Liz Claiborne Inc. asked participants to list behaviors that constitute domestic abuse; two out of five did not list hitting, slapping or punching, and over 90 percent did not include "repeated emotional and verbal abuse, sexual abuse or controlling behaviors."