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HAY LADIEEES! -SCIENCE! Shows Carbs Make Men Less Attractive

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More Bad News For Fast-Carbs:
Over time, we’ve cautioned you about the ravages of fast-carbs in your diet.

The problems they cause, the fat they make you gain.

How going past a certain bodyfat % probably accelerates it.

How excess fat puts out excess hormones & hurts your health.

Well, we just got some more bad news for fast-carbs, and this time it particularly hurts men…

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Crowdfunded Social Bullying FTW! ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Proves The Power Of YOU!

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Fast Progress In The Research World:
So just a few short years ago, civilians and celebrities all around the country rejoiced in good-natured bullying of their friends & colleagues.

And even though the premise was: either dump the bucket of ice water over your head or donate, many people went the torture-route anyway. -You know, for “fun”?

Despite this, that challenge raised $115 million dollars to fight the disease.

And then something amazing happened with a very small percentage of that money.

-The power of You did more than just fund something…

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Pleated Jeans Gives Us 18 Very Painful-Looking Reminders To Wear Your Sunscreen This Summer

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You Don’t Want To Learn This Lesson The Hard Way:
Now remember to put your sunblock on, boys and girls!

And while you’re at it, go back & read the post on the EWG’s list of the best ones for you.

Here are a few of the 18 painful examples Pleated Jeans rounded up to remind you to do it.

YEOWCH!

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Übertool Comics Discovers The Source Behind Each Year’s Mystifying New Fad Health-Foods

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It IS A New Thing Every Year, Isn’t It?:
As we’ve already seen from our friend/arch-enemy/frenemy, Jim Gaffigan, some people just can’t get on the Kale bandwagon.

On the other hand, many people seem to run their health-programs based only on what’s new for the year.

-As Übertool describes here…

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YOU WIN! -SCIENCE! Finds Being A Hypochondriac Makes You Healthier

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So Being Anxious Is Actually Good For Something?:
Rejoice, HealthTrekker visitors, Rejoice! -This is your lucky day.

Now, we’ve previously told you that of all the personality types, The “Grouch”, or anxious/depressed/irritable/pessimistic has many times higher risk of cardiovascular issues than all of the other types; even the seemingly-risky Type A.

Well, in a study by the University of Rochester, it turns out there are some real, measurable health-benefits to being a tiny bit of that “Grouch”-type, with a good dose of Types C & A, too…

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Oh Pot, Is There Nothing You Can’t Make Better? -Marijuana’s THC Removes Alzheimer’s Junk From Brain

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Reefer Madness Perhaps Not So Mad After All:
Now I know the stoner-crowd has a rep for being a bunch of hippie-dropouts who will use just about any pseudoscience available to defend their habit.

Because they want their drugs and that’s all there is to it. -Munchies be damned.

Well buckle-up Amanda Bynes, because !SCIENCE! just dropped one of the dankest jams in-favor of THC since the invention of the cannabinoid-receptor 600 million years ago.

(not counting any of the Magnum Opuses by Messrs. Cheech & Chong)…

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Video: Check Out People Are Awesome’s Fitness Superheroes


 
There Goes My Hero, Watch Him As He Goes…:
Well now that Copa America Centenario and Euro Cup 2016 are over, thus depriving us of the genius of Messi and Antoine Greizmann.

And your fix of superhumanism at the Rio Olympics is still a few weeks away,

Why not get your fitness motivation on and check out these more ordinary people still doing amazing stuff!…

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Video: Conan Finds Out Aubrey Plaza Has Staying Young & Aging-Gracefully Both Figured-Out


 
My Favorite Martian:
In addition to being one of the oddest and most sarcastic people on Earth like, you’ve-got-me-so-confused-I-don’t-know-who-I-am-anymore sarcastic,

Parks & Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza has apparently thought a lot about both staying young and how to behave gracefully if/when she ever does get old.

-As Conan O’Brien finds out in this interview…

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Video: The Vlog Brothers’ John Green Asks Why American Healthcare Costs Are Too Damn High


 
Capitalism’s Unfortunate Downside:
A little while ago, I found a very shocking statistic.

Though we didn’t have government health insurance until recently, the the stat said the US spends the most money on healthcare; -in the entire world.

The closest competitor to us was Switzerland. And even though you wouldn’t expect to see people dropping like flies in a “rough” place like that, we still spent more.

400% More.

So in this video, John Green of Vlog Brothers and Mental Floss fame turns some research into a newer, more internet-ified picture of why it costs so much here…

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Video: The Science Of Us Checks Out Why There’s Something Better For Your Brain Than Mindfulness Meditation



There Is More Than 1 Type Of Meditation:
There is a lot of talk recently about Mindfulness.

That is: Meditating really hard on your immediate-present and not letting stray thoughts take over. -The Eckhart Tolle stuff.

And while there is nothing wrong with this type of meditation, another type more similar to Zoning-Out is also important to your mental abilities, and your mental health…

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