- In the closing weeks of the campaign, Democrats are working hard to convince voters that a conservative social agenda awaits them, should Republicans be elected in large numbers in November. Their main focus? Abortion rights. [ New York Times ]
- Michelle Obama is No. 1 on Forbes ' list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women , which is now "based less on traditional calculations of wealth and executive position, and more on creative influence and entrepreneurship". [ Daily News ]
- Rolfing (deep-tissue bodywork that is a lot more intense than a regular massage) is making a comeback, especially among younger city dwellers who are seeking more extreme ways to relieve the stresses of modern life. [ New York Times ]
Photograph of Michelle Obama by Getty Images.