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Miley Cyrus responds to Vanity Fair pics: The 15-year-old starlet admits she is "embarrassed" by the controversy over her scantily clad Vanity Fair photos but hopes her fans will be empathetic. "I don't think people will look at me any differently, because they're like, 'You know what, I'm going to do stupid stuff too, and I'm going to make mistakes, and that's fine,'" Cyrus told Billboard. "It still hurts when I think about it--but you know what, it doesn't mean that you can't move on."

Four teachers accused of molesting students at same school: Four teachers have been accused of sexual misconduct with students at Helix High School in California since 2006. Two of the teachers pleaded guilty, and the other two teachers' cases are still pending. A consultant on ethics is set to interview staff members to try to determine what might have led to this string of teacher sexual-misconduct cases the past two years.

Daycare keeps kids inside all day: Children aren't getting enough time playing outside, according to recent research conducted at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Why? Daycare teachers keep kids inside if they wear flip-flops instead of sneakers, and some staffers said playing outdoors is a hassle because it takes too long to bundle kids up. Other workers said they just didn't feel like going outside. And many teachers feel pressured by parents to keep kids inside to focus on academics rather than play outdoors.

Oxygen vs. Oprah magazine: People who read Oxygen magazine while exercising were more nervous, depressed, and irritable after their workout than those who read O magazine during their fitness routine, according to the results of a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. The research suggested that staring at photos of thin and polished women might discourage exercisers from attaining their fitness goals, while the inspirational content in O magazine improved the women's self-esteem.

More info: Cyrus, Wilcox, Daycare, Oxygen


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