Here's one that at first glance sounded like a candidate for a slow news day.
Women risk snapped ligaments for shoe fashion
It's about the dangers of high heeled shoes. But; at least they go into a little (very little) history, which at least indicates the reporter knows it's not new news.
But; this quote tells me a lot about vanity in today's world.
[a NYer] said walking to classes and her internship in 7-inch Jimmy Choo heels was torturous.
"The balls of my feet would hurt, I wouldn't be able to stand," said the fashion student. "I would get blisters, because I would stand in them wrong. My foot felt like it was broken."
She wore them anyway "because they look cute and because fashion is pain."