Survey shows that black women have great confidence: (Or white women have terrible confidence; take your pick.) According to Allure magazine, when African-American women were asked about their personal attractiveness, "they were three times as likely as Caucasian women to rate themselves at the 'hot' end of the spectrum."

Do we really care if Herman Cain is lying? Slate's Katie Roiphe argues that the old "It's not the scandal that kills you ‚ÄĒ it's the cover-up" line might just be something we tell ourselves, when really, a politician's honesty wouldn't make us feel any better.

Liberia elections turns violent: Liberia's peaceful election has descended into chaos, conspiracy and violence, Foreign Policy magazine reports.

Black and Asian teens ‚ÄĒ lowest drug and alcohol use: The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 39 percent of white teens between the ages of 12 and 17 admitted to using drugs or alcohol in the past year, compared with just 32 percent of blacks and 24 percent of Asians. Topping the list of adolescent substance users are Native American youths, at an astounding 48 percent.

In other news: Mike Tyson Plays Cain in 'Campaign Promises.'