WHO@ Newsletter - May 10, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Primetime TV Does Some Good?
"Cougar effect" boosts lingerie sales
Sales of sultry lingerie among older women are booming in Britain thanks to the glamorous 40-somethings of "Sex and the City 2" and "Cougar Town," retail chain Debenhams reported on Thursday.

The hit TV show, and forthcoming movie, featuring the bedroom antics of women in their 40s and 50s and their much younger partners, is being credited with a rise in demand for lingerie from women of the same age, Debenhams said.

The department store said a nationwide analysis of the most popular lingerie styles from October 2009 to April 2010, revealed that women over 40 have given the more seductive side of the lingerie industry a big boost.

"Positive female role models in this age group such as the women in the Sex and the City movies and Courteney Cox in TV's Cougar Town are giving the women confidence to splash out on themselves," Debenhams head lingerie buyer Annette Warburton said in a statement.

Women over 40 were rediscovering their figures, often after having children or getting divorced.

Previously, the store said, the main purchasers of cleavage-enhancing bras, basques, thongs, stockings and suspenders, have been women in their early 20s.

"With women's 40s being touted as the new 20s, and lingerie designers stepping up to the mark to feed this demand, it's a market we expect to see grow further in the future," Warburton said.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

Man fined for Twitter airport 'bomb threat' - 05/10/10
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An alleged Nigerian-born credit card fraudster was trapped after one too many Hollywood stars and directors asked for their new cards to be sent to the same small apartment in Chicago.

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E-postings can create nightmares for workers - 05/08/10
Think your boss won't hear about the time you griped about him on Facebook? Tony Puckett says you should think again. "In the digital age, it's easier than ever for employees to say things publicly and for you to hear about it," Puckett said Friday in a speech at the 2010 Oklahoma Human Resources Conference and Expo, held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.

MPs accused of Wikipedia expenses 'cover-up' - 05/08/10
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'Justice prevailed': Sex charges against Rapides Parish teacher are dropped - 05/07/10
Sherry Gentle's life and reputation were ruined when her name -- once associated with "dedicated teacher" -- was linked to an arrest and sex scandal. But her life has taken a turn for the better. Gentle -- who was arrested once in December and twice in January in connection with a reported inappropriate relationship with a pupil -- heard back from a Rapides Parish grand jury last week that she wouldn't face any criminal charges.

What to Do About Formspring.me - 05/07/10
This morning, a front page article in the New York Times highlighted the stunning ways in which kids are using formspring.me, a new social networking site that allows users to ask and post anonymous questions and comments about any individual. The point of the network is to be a forum for open dialogue without apprehension or fear of being identified.

Tomah man charged in stalking case - 05/06/10
A Tomah man is accused of stalking an ex-girlfriend with hundreds of text messages and frightening her to the point that she jumped from a moving vehicle to escape him. Steven Wendling's repeated messages to the woman in March and April included a threat to post nude pictures of her on the Internet, according to the criminal complaint filed Thursday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

Gotcha! U.S. lawmaker caught looking at porn on Senate floor - 05/06/10
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