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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.

And just how will McDonald's pull off this healthy task you ask? By shrinking the size of the french fries portion that comes with the meal, of course. And believe it or not, the fast food chain even toyed with removing french fries all together from Happy Meals. According to the LA Times, families in this test group rebelled (non-violently) against this idea. Take that, healthly diet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | happymeal | mcdonalds | latimes | healthy | fries | calories | food | diet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Turns out living in a city might be better for your health than living in the country. Who knew?Turns out living in a city might be better for your health than living in the country. Who knew?

Interesting article regarding the overall health snd stress levels of those who live in cities compared to those who live out in those rural areas (read country). So what happens if you live in the suburbs of a major city? I'm sure it must be like having the best of both worlds all the time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 2:04 PM | Tags (7) | city | country | wsj | health | stress | life | subrubs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.Experts figure out that eating more nuts is key to lowering your cholesterol.

It is not yet clear why nuts have this effect, although one suggestion is that it is down to the plant sterols they contain, which are thought to interfere with cholesterol absorption. Lead researcher Joan Sabate said increasing nut consumption as part of a healthy diet should be recommended.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 9:56 AM | Tags (8) | health | nuts | cholesterol | bbc | absorption | sterols | food | eats |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.Nine little known secrets to living past the ripe old age of ninety.

You don’t need hours of unbroken sleep as you age, but you do need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep when you get older. So if you do it a little bit at a time, napping in the afternoons, and getting sleep at night (even if it is disjointed) it can help you live longer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 12:51 PM | Tags (10) | life | age | ninety | secrets | bsntomsn | meditation | health | habits | genes | sleep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 22, 2010

Five games having something to do about health (in honor of health care reform).Five games having something to do about health (in honor of health care reform).

I don't know about you but seeing all the news about health care reform this morning really makes me want to get my Dr. Mario on. So long red virus, so long blue virus!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:06 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | health | kotaku | mario | reform | videogames | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.The top eleven ways in which geeks would lower health care costs.

11. Let doctors and scientists do whatever experiments they want with genes, medicines, humans, animals. Either mutants will destroy the world or cancer will be cured.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:03 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | geeks | health | healthcare | mutants | nerdy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A writeup on how to defrag your mind in just five easy steps.A writeup on how to defrag your mind in just five easy steps.

This article is appealing to me because I always liken a good clearing of the head to the act of defragmenting a hard drive. The processes are apparently quite similar. With that in mind, good luck and happy defragmenting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 7:09 AM | Tags (7) | brain | defrag | fragment | harddrive | health | mind | steps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 125 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Prolonged 3D sessions may be bad for your eyes. Who knew?Prolonged 3D sessions may be bad for your eyes. Who knew?

Experts say there are no studies tracking how common it is to get a headache after watching a 3D movie, but Rick Heineman, a spokesman for RealD, a provider of 3D equipment to theaters, said headaches and nausea were the chief reasons 3D technology never took off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 6:28 AM | Tags (11) | 3d | sessions | prolonged | technology | eyes | vision | health | nausea | vertigo | tracking | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.Seventeen interesting tricks of the body you may not have previously known about.

“Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | body | tricks | health | fyi | brain | freeze | tips | ice | cream |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

A handy tutorial on how to fight those dreary winter blues.A handy tutorial on how to fight those dreary winter blues.

One of the symptoms of winter blues is increased difficulty getting up in the morning, even if you've had plenty of sleep. Plugging a bright, florescent lamp into a timer and having it turn on before your alarm goes off will help simulate an artificial dawn.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 6:41 AM | Tags (6) | blues | depression | health | tutorial | wikihow | winter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.The fifty best inventions of 2009 according to TIME.

Covers everything from tank-bred tuna all the way up to fashion robots.  Looking for the worst inventions of 2009? There's a list for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:31 AM | Tags (11) | 2009 | clouds | environment | health | inventions | list | nasa | robots | science | time | tuna |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Yes, eating more black pepper will increase your food's nutritional value.Yes, eating more black pepper will increase your food's nutritional value.

The piperine in it increases the bioavailability of many substances through a bunch of cool processes, which results in more nutrients reaching your cells. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 7:52 AM | Tags (7) | food | health | nutrients | nutrition | pepper | piperine | substances |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.CNN takes a look at whether or not video games are good for your health.

This is an odd choice to post as the link in question really isn't an in-depth article as much as it is a five frame slideshow done in Flash. Soon all of your news will be in slideshow format. Thanks, CNN.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | cnn | gaming | health. videogames | highlights | slideshow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 20, 2009

The top ten signs that you received a bad flu shot.The top ten signs that you received a bad flu shot.

8. Now that you think of it, it's a little weird that the doctor's office was on the D train 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:38 AM | Tags (7) | letterman | flu | shot | signs | doctor | health | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Homer Simpson is the new face of healthy eating over in Britain.Homer Simpson is the new face of healthy eating over in Britain.

The government hopes that viewers will realize they should follow that behavior, and not the beer-swilling, doughnut-guzzling diet of Homer Simpson and his family.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:38 PM | Tags (7) | homer | simpsons | health | eating | britain | beer | doughnuts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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