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- Veep Joe Biden told a group of fifth-graders yesterday that his dog was much smarter than president Obama's. "I got one that lives with me," he said when one student asked whether he had ever petted a dog. "The smartest, coolest dog in the world. His name is Champ. I kid the president that my dog's smarter than Bo, his dog. I think he is."
- Smart women enjoy sex more than "bimbos" according to a new study. Research involving 2,000 female twins showed that those with the greatest "emotional intelligence" had a greater number of orgasms.
- Obama tourism is still growing in Chicago as an increasing number of people are flocking to the place where he lived, worked, dined, and first kissed wife Michelle. The city's tourism office has 30 trained volunteers to lead Obama tours. And starting on Saturdays next month, they will post a greeter outside Obama's Hype Park neighborhood to conduct walking tours.
- Acupuncture helps with back aches whether the treatment is real or fake, a new study shows. Simulated acupuncture worked just as well on patients with chronic lower back pain as the real thing. The results suggest that light touching of the skin can induce emotional and hormonal reactions or the experience of visiting an acupuncturist in and of itself is therapeutic.