7 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Embrace Your Imperfections

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Besides my 2013 resolution to have more fun, one other thing I worked on the past year was my perfectionist tendencies. That's been an issue with me for as long as I remember: I fall into the people pleaser category and like to set pretty ambitious standards for myself. With "try, try again," as my motto, I'm getting a bit better at cutting myself some slack, whether that means taking an afternoon to do nothing but watch a movie and read ...continue reading

Thumbs Up: Coupons, Thumbs Down: Commercials

Blame It On the A-a-a-ads OK, let’s get the bad news out of the way first…commercials can increase obesity rates in youth. Interestingly, the total amount of TV children watched had little effect. But the more advertising the small fries see during that TV time, the more likely they are to be overweight, UCLA researchers found. Children generally squirm and wiggle around while watching the tube, so they can rack up a bit of ...continue reading

Smell Yourself Full?

Aroma(food)therapy In the past year or so, I’ve come across quite a few articles about Sensa, a calorie-free food sprinkle that claims to speed up feelings of fullness, thus decreasing intake. The explanation behind Sensa relies on the body’s recognition of aroma and taste; makers claim that the sprinkle increases the taste of the foods you eat. While I’m majorly skeptical about this “diet plan” ...continue reading

Stress: Take a Chocolate Chill Pill

Whether you’re a student with semester exams looming or someone who is feeling the full effect of the hectic holidays, stress can build up quickly this time of year (I know I’ve been feeling a bit)! Well, a few recent health findings can help to put your stress into perspective, as well as give you tips for how to alleviate some! Makes me Want to Pull my Hair Out! After examining hair samples of ancient Peruvians, scientists ...continue reading