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Good day, bad day: February 17, 2012

A Kentucky centenarian marries her sweetheart, while electric toothbrush users have new reason to worry — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle

GOOD DAY FOR

Pregnant pet ownersA study reveals that pregnant women who spend time with pets are less likely to have children with allergies or asthma. [Daily Mail]

Mad Men fanaticsThe show's star, Jon Hamm, hints at the new season's opening plot line, saying it will explore the dynamic between Don Draper and Joan Harris' characters. [Gothamist]

The young at heartKentucky resident Dana Jackson turns 100, and celebrates by marrying her 87-year-old boyfriend. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR

The perfect smileThe FDA issues a warning to Spinbrush users, saying the fancy electric toothbrush has been chipping teeth and damaging gums. [Jezebel]

TxtingResearchers say frequent text messaging can stunt reading skills. [Daily Mail]

PrivacyTarget figures out that a high school student is secretly pregnant by studying her shopping habits, and begins sending her baby-related coupons. Target knew she was pregnant before her parents did. [TIME]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 16, 2012

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