Last week the yoga clothing retailer Lululemon recalled its black Luon yoga pants, saying the pants have an unacceptable "level of sheerness." Now the company is reportedly asking customers to prove they have a pair of the faulty pants by putting them on in the store and bending over. One customer in Toronto wrote on Lululemon's Facebook page, saying "The sales associate perused by butt in the dim lighting of the changing room and deemed them 'not sheer.' I felt degraded that this is how the recall is being handled." Lululemon has released a statement saying the "bend over" test is not a standard company procedure, but Lululemon's CEO, Christine Day, told Bloomberg.com: "The truth of the matter is the only way you can actually test for the issue is to put the pants on and bend over." (Daily Mail)


Men Think Brunettes Make Better Wives & Girlfriends

A study found that men see women with dark hair as "deeper" and "more sensible" than their blonde counterparts.

It also emerged that men think brunettes take better care of their apearance, make better cooks and are more proficient at keeping the house clean.

Other "wife-like" attributes men think brunettes are likely to possess include being more experimental in the bedroom and being better with money.

"Men obviously have their opinions about the colour of women's hair, said a spokesperson for Superdrug, who conducted the research.

"But our sales tell us that when it comes to hair dye women are more likely to change their shade when they see a celebrity switch shade than any other reason.

"This research turns our hair stereotypes on their heads.

The study of 1,000 men showed 54 per cent would choose a brunette to be their wife, 16 per cent would opt for a lady with fair hair, while 30 per cent don't have a preference.

And when it comes to getting a girlfriend, 48 per cent chose girls with brown hair, one in four chose blonde and 27 per cent said neither.



A photo being circulated around the Internet shows a baby locked inside a car at a New Zealand supermarket parking lot with a note that asks passers-by to call the mother if there is an issue. A witness told reporters, "[The note] was written from the baby's perspective and it said, 'My mum's in doing the shopping, call her if I need anything', and it had the cell phone number." The witness said two other people who saw the note called the mother and waited until she came back. A spokeswoman for the national police said they will not pursue charges since none of the witnesses filed a formal complaint. The spokeswoman said, "We don't know who the people are, we don't know the phone number, we don't know where to start. We would launch an investigation if we could but at this stage no one's come forward." Even if people came forward, a local police rep said the mother will likely not be charged. Senior Sergeant Justin Rakena explained, "[Incidences like this] need to be taken on their merits and often it's a mom that's run into a shop, for example, and is only away for five minutes. Absolutely [it should be reported to police], but it doesn't mean to say we'd prosecute. I would suggest the majority of people in that situation aren't prosecuted."