5 reasons to be grateful

Kutay Tanir/iStockKutay Tanir/iStockA new take on beer goggles, hope for a female-orgasm pill, proof your getting better with age, and other great reasons to smile.

YOUR MOST CREATIVE TIME IS AHEAD OF YOU!
The age at which great innovators have their history-making, million-dollar ideas has been steadily rising over the past century, a U.S. study found. So if you don't yet feel the spark of genius, it's OK: Creative output tends to rise in the 20s and 30s and peak in the late 30s and early 40s.

A FEMALE-ORGASM PILL IS IN THE WORKS.
Within 10 years, a new pill could be available to help you reach the big O with less, um, effort. A LONDON research team has discovered that the "greatest single factor" affecting a woman's ability to climax may be her DNA. With proper funding, they will be able to produce a miracle drug sometime this decade for orgasm-challenged women.

THIS IS NOT AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
According to psychologists and aging experts, we actually get happier as we age. As women grow older, we become more assertive, and the boys - shocker - get more accommodating and emotionally expressive. Wow, we can't believe we're saying this, but how can we speed up the aging process?

YOU GET PRETTIER AS THE NIGHT WEARS ON.
And it's not just the booze. According to a study at the University of WASHINGTON, you inflate your opinions of those around you as a crowd dwindles, and you look increasingly attractive to fellow night-owl partiers, too. So stop worrying about harsh lighting, smeared makeup, or mussed hair. He thinks you're a goddess.

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