ON THIS DAY
In 1852, the very first dirigible was demonstrated.
On this date in 1865, the first round-the-world trip on a bicycle by a woman was completed.
Former baseball player Rafael Palmeiro celebrates his 45th birthday. He was the first major league player to do a Viagra commercial.
Former NFL player, "Mean Joe" Green, turns 63 today.
Audra Lindley, who played Mrs. Roper on "Three's Company" turns 85 today.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The first posthumous release of a new Michael Jackson song, "This Is It," is scheduled for October 12.
- "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo has given birth to a daughter, Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery, born September 15.
- The wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is writing a book about her life's experience.
- Britney Spears' ex-husband Kevin Federline has signed up to shed pounds on TV as part of the cast of the new season of reality show "Celebrity Fit Club."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed a baby daughter into the world last Saturday: Charlotte Grace Prinze.
- MacKenzie Phillips talked to Oprah about the revelations in her upcoming book and they include that, for a while, she was having sex with her father, John Phillips of the Mama's and Papa's fame.
- Reality TV starlet Khloe Kardashian will marry the Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom Sunday.
- Joining the next cast of "Celebrity Fit Club" on VH1 in February: Kevin Federline, who has really packed on the pounds since splitting with Britney.
- Former Charlie's Angele Jaclyn Smith sent out Tweets and Facebook announcements saying that the rumor she had shot herself in Honduras was not true. She's fine.
- Catherine Zeta-Jones is spending her fall on the Broadway stage in a production of "A Little Night Music."
- Ellen DeGeneres did her O magazine shoot last Saturday.
- Emma Watson is using the break from her Hermione character in the Harry Potter films to attend Brown University and to create a line of fair trade clothes.
- Dan Brown's new book has already passed the 2 million copy mark.
- "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates it's 70th birthday this year with a new, digitally mastered DVD release on September 29. (yep, next Tuesday)
Women's Health asked readers, "Do you have a tattoo you regret?"
- 68 percent said "no tats on this bod"
- 25 percent said "I love all my ink"
- 7 percent said "Unfortunately, yeah"
The same survey asked, "Has your current guy every sent you flowers?" A whopping 80 percent said "yes."
Giving your guy a little breathing space can bring you closer. It turns out that offering unwanted emotional supper, like unsolicited advice, can be a bigger predictor of marital dissatisfaction than not providing enough support, research from the University of Iowa in Iowa City reveals.
Stressed out? Chat up one of your best buds. Having a deep conversation with a close pal appears to reduce anxiety in women because it increased leaves of the hormone progesterone, researchers from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor theorize.
Many stereotypes about men abound: They don't like to cuddle after sex; they're only interested in women with model-thin bodies; they hate to show their feelings and vulnerabilities. Not true, say guys. LHJ.com gave them the floor to set the record straight. Here is what men said they want women to know:
- Kissing and romance mean as much to us as sex
- We like you just the way you are; no models required
- We love when you cook us a meal, knit us a scarf, or buy us something we need without our asking
- We want to be constantly admired
- We appreciate when you contribute financially, especially if you can afford to
- Being kind to our mothers, siblings, and annoying relatives scores big points with us.
- Unusual spots for sex turn us on
- We want to be validated all the time
- We need you to encourage us to take risks, and support us if we fail
- We can have platonic friendships with females
More than half and up to 80% of college students cheat at one time or another. And some are serial cheaters. Even so, it's not news. What is news is who doesn't cheat. While many studies have examined cheating among college students, new research at Ohio State University says students who score high on measures of courage, empathy and honesty are less likely than others to have ever cheated or intend to cheat in the future. Students who don't cheat are also far less likely to believe that their classmates and friends regularly commit academic dishonesty -- even though they are doing just that. When the researchers asked students if they intended to cheat in the future, 47% said they did not intend to cheat, but 24% agreed or strongly agreed that they would cheat. The remaining 29% indicated that they were uncertain whether or not they would cheat.
It's great to be a young woman or an old man. What? According to a recent survey, young women are happier than their male counter parts but the happiness scale flips later in life. Happiness depends on many factors, like family stability and financial security, say study authors Richard Easterline of the University of Southern California and Anke Plagnol of the University of Cambridge in England. Their study reveals that early in life, women are more likely to be satisfied. men, they concluded, achieve their happiness goals as they age.
If you're seeking a new gig, you should know that interviewers deem a firm handshake more crucial than a job seeker's outfit or appearance, the Journal of Applied Psychology notes.