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GOOD DAY FOR:

Party animals
A new study finds that college students who binge drink are generally happier with their social lives than those who drink less. No word on whether they're happier with their grades. [LiveScience]

Overdue progress
The controversially exclusive Augusta National Golf Club welcomes female members for the first time in its 80-year history. [BuzzFeed]

Aquatic charity
A 14-year-old girl becomes the youngest person ever to swim across Lake Ontario — and raises $90,000 in the process. [GlobalPost]

BAD DAY FOR:

Twi-hards
In the wake of her cheating scandal, Twilight star Kristen Stewart drops out of the remaining press events slated to promote the franchise's final film, Breaking Dawn Part II. Her ex-beau/co-star Robert Pattinson follows suit. [The Frisky]

Flying "economy"
Air France crew members ask passengers to pony up some extra cash for fuel during an emergency stop in Syria. [Consumerist]

Reckless auteurs
A Vancouver man is arrested after he allegedly steals a gun and films himself driving around a neighborhood shooting it. [Death & Taxes]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 17, 2012