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Trayvon Martin Jury Indulged in Stress-Reducing Mani/Pedis

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Are Pedicures Guilty of Swinging A Jury? via Vitaly Raduntsev of Shutterstock

Details of how the all-female Trayvon Martin jury spent their 22-day sequester are emerging, and USA Today reports that the six women were taken out of their hotel for stress-reducing shopping trips to the local Volusia Mall and to the nail salon. They were also permitted to go to appointments for personal care if accompanied by deputies.

"Allowing the woman to get manicures and pedicures or enjoying other activities is important to the mental well-being of these jurors who are in a very stressful situation," one local lawyer told USA Today when asked whether she thought these entertainment expenses were extravagant. For the record, jurors paid for their own personal purchases and appointment costs. [USA Today, via TheCut]

2013-07-matches.jpgSkin Laundry is looking to be skincare's answer to blow out bars with 10-minute laser facials. [WWD]

Here's Miley Cyrus on the sex appeal of short hair: "I just cut my hair and then it really changed my life...People think short hair, they think tomboy ... and I've obviously done the opposite 'cause when I cut my hair, I did my first Maxim cover where I got No. 1." [Toronto Sun]

Tom's of Maine has launched travel sized versions of its popular all-natural toothpaste. [Racked Inbox]

Prancercise pause: Scientists in Florida have made some progress towards a pill that could replace exercise. The drug induced weight loss and lowered cholesterol in test mice, but simultaneously ruined their endurance and stamina, turning them into "anti-athletes." Resume pracercize. [NYTimes]

2013-07-matches.jpg Under-eye bags are considered an asset in Korea, where some women are getting them surgically added to look more "youthful and innocent." [XOVain]