This is so sad: Detroit’s financial crisis is so bad that people do not have money to bury the dead. The bodies are piling up at the morgue, according to CNN.
Shopaholics beware: Women are more likely to make impulsive purchases 10 days before their periods, according to a British study covered by Parenting magazine. Also in Parenting: A group of men — of course! — launched a website called PMSbuddy.com to “save relationships one month at at time” by alerting men when their female loved ones are menstruating. This almost sounds like a hoax, but I can’t imagine any sane person spending that much time on a joke. Would you encourage the special men in your lives to use this service?
Since we are on the topic of periods, Parents — not to be confused with Parenting magazine — ran this blurb:
Prone to serious pain the early days of your period? Try a ginger supplement. An Iranian study recently found that swallowing a 250mg ginger capsule four times a day for the first few days of a woman’s cycle was as effective at relieving cramps as taking 400mg of ibuprofen.
Also in Parents: Drugstores like Walgreens are starting to carry “gender prediction tests” for pregnant women. The two brands highlighted by Parents were IntelliGender Gender Prediction Test ($35) and Pink or Blue DNA Gender Test ($154). Based on the price tags and how cumbersome especially the latter test is — you have to mail in a blood sample — I question their utility. Have any of you tried these tests? Are they worth the money?
And no, the train wreck that is Jon and Kate Gosselin, has not come to an end. Jon is now suing to cease production of the TLC show Kate Plus 8, according to People.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?