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UK Women Less Shapely Now 2011-05-29

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Forget the hourglass;  British women are more likely to be a ‘rectangle’, it seems. There are now five times as many rectangular-shaped women as those with the classic Marilyn Monroe hourglass, research suggests.

Despite this, many of the fashions sold on the high street still apply this outdated silhouette, as a result, nearly 60 per cent of women complain that they are unhappy with the fit of clothes labelled as being their size.

Almost one in two British women (more…)

Health Labels on Underwear 2011-05-25

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Lawmakers in Brazil may have found an unconventional way to get their citizens’ attention.

The congress has recently passed a law that would require sexual health messages to be placed in underwear manufactured and sold in Brazil. The measure, which was introduced 12 years ago, is now awaiting approval from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. (more…)

Religion Boosts Sport 2011-05-12

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At the Champions League final there is likely to be evidence of faith, with players making the sign of the cross and other religious gestures. But does belief really boost sporting performance, asks Mr Matthew Syed.

All eyes will be on Mr Lionel Messi, the world’s greatest footballer, when he walks out with Barcelona in The Champions League final. If you watch carefully, you may see him crossing himself as he strides onto the pitch.

On the opposing side, Manchester United striker Mr Javier Hernandez has been known to pray on the pitch. (more…)