New Exhibit Of Bust-Boosting Bra Dates Back To The 1800s

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Breast enhancer: The padded bra, which will be on display at the Science Museum on Wednesday, was designed and made in Europe in around 1880

Breast enhancer: The padded bra, which will be on display at the Science Museum on Wednesday, was designed and made in Europe in around 1880

The bra did not become commonplace until 1907, when it featured in Vogue. Until then, it would have been a luxury item only available to wealthier women, and made-to-measure.

Cup sizes as we know them, denoted by letter, were not introduced until the 1930s in the U.S.

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Men Prefer “The Girl Next Door” Look

Men Prefer “The Girl Next Door” Look Men Prefer

The average girl-next-door, right, with the ‘average’ shape is what men are looking for according to a new study

It is a finding that will quicken the hearts of size 14 women everywhere – gentlemen prefer Miss Average.

Men find the average shape of the girl-next-door more appealing than the ‘perfect’ proportions of models and centrefolds, a study found.
 

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Can Twitter Fix an Economy in Crisis?

Can Twitter Fix an Economy in Crisis?

In search of a future for Brentwood, CA … and the U.S. work force

Raymond Alvarez:  Earthquakes, a great flood, fires – seemingly nothing could stop the rocking ’90s and California’s Contra Costa County, an area bounded by high tech companies to the south and industrial giants in the north.

Then came the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, the real estate bust.

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Police Recover Second Weapons Cache

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Holy Cow Grandpa are you ready for WWIII?

Police say a 72-year-old Auburn man will face criminal charges after investigators found 85 guns and 800 pounds of ammunition in his home, most of them stored improperly.

Investigators zeroed in on Anthony Simulynas after a Worcester resident who was arrested for illegal possession of military-style explosives and assault weapons said he stole a powerful machine gun from the elderly Auburn resident. Continue reading… “Police Recover Second Weapons Cache”

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Economy Putting a Drag on Silicon Valley

Economy Putting a Drag on Silicon Valley

During the first three months of the year, only five companies backed by venture capital investors went public on Wall Street, the National Venture Capital Association said last week. That is down from 31 in the fourth quarter of last year, and is roughly the same level as at the nadir of the dot-com bust.

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The Mortgage Bust Goes Global

The Mortgage Bust Goes Global

While the housing slump has come to dominate American presidential debates and has sent Wall Street into a tailspin, the consequences of millions of foreclosures across the United States are also being felt far overseas. Nowhere is that more true than in Switzerland, the serene land of snowy peaks, ice-cold lakes and staid banks long considered to be among the most cautious in the world.

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