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A Dance Party Perfect For Plus-Size Women?

Plus the wonders of walnuts, Kim K. without makeup, why you love talking about yourself, and other news we're talking about today.

• Plus-size comedienne Miranda Cheeseman (pictured) was sick of having her looks scrutinized by fellow nightclub-goers every time she hit the dance floor. So she decided to start a club night of her own -- specifically for "plus size people and their friends and admirers." The night's called Club Indulge, and basically everyone's welcome, as long as they're curvy lady-friendly. One rule though: No Abercrombie & Fitch allowed. [Source]

• Kim Kardashian klaims that boyfriend/baby-daddy Kanye West prefers her sans fards. "He loves the dress up aspect, but he also likes me without make-up on," said Kim, who of course launched a makeup line with sisters Khloe and Kourtney. [Source]

• Blah, blah, blah: People love talking to themselves, right? Around 60 percent of all conversations we have are about our favorite subjects -- ourselves. And now researchers have figured out why: Because it makes us feel good. It turns out that when we blather on about our favorite beauty products or shoe brand, we're actually tapping into the parts of the brain associated with motivation and reward. And on that note, have I told you about my favorite lipstick yet? [Source]

• Is the fountain of youth ... walnuts? A new study found that walnuts can decrease risk of death by almost half. Half, people! Eating just 85 grams of walnuts a week (that's around 2/3 of a cup) were 40 percent less likely to die from cancer and 55 percent less likely to die from heart disease. So let's get nuts, shall we? [Source]

• Farewell sweet princes and princesses: Tonight marks the final episode of A&E's Intervention, the show about addiction that got everyone hooked (on it, not drugs, we swear). Over its 13 seasons, the show staged around 200 interventions, and according to the network, 156 of them resulted in successful sobriety. Not bad, not bad at all. [Source]

• Feeling a little sleepy in the brain? Get thee to a water tap! Drinking water, says a new study, can actually boost your cognitive performance, and help with stuff like memory, attention span and reaction time. Pass me that water bottle, please. [Source]


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