The Pill and iPods will Kill You. Mararthon Running Will Not.
- Norton and Massai Running Buddy (via jezebel)
- The New York Times jumps into the debate over whether or not humans are really built to run long distances. Tentative answer, yes.
- Closely related: Edward Norton is running the New York Marathon with a group of Maasai Warriors. Celebrity marathoners are the best.
- Are you always cold? Maybe it's because you're a woman. Or maybe not, says the Times.
- If you have a pacemaker, iPod headphones can kill you, NPR reports. Magnets. Interference. This is only problematic if you rest headphones directly on your chest with the music cranked. Solution: Don't do that.
- A new study shows that the least healthy cereals are the ones most aggressively marketed to children.
- New research shows a diet of junk food dulls the pleasure centers in rats' brains, leading to compulsive overeating.
- Bad news: Research out of Loyola University shows that birth control pills nearly double a woman's risk of stroke. The pill also makes you sniff out guys who are least genetically compatible with you, says another oldie but goodie of of a study.
- New research shows only the first ounce of protein consumed in a meal goes toward producing muscle, so if you're trying to bulk up, you can quit eating all those extra chicken breasts for dinner.