How the Polar Vortex Might Help You Lose Weight
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.
How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight NPR Shots blog
There might be a silver lining to this "polar vortex" after all: Experts say that keeping our environments slightly colder can actually help us lose weight. (As a contributing factor when combined with plenty of exercise and healthy eats, of course!)
Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women U.S. News Health
According to a new study, women who are overweight were less likely to be able to control their eating after reading stories that portrayed overweight people in a negative way.
Google's Contact Lens and Other News You Need to Know Mashable
Watch how Google is developing a contact lens that might someday be able to help fight diabetes.
Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health NPR's The Salt blog
Kids who use debit cards to pay for food in the school cafeteria are less likely to make healthy choices, says a Cornell behavioral economist.
Long John Silver's Throws Trans Fats Overboard NPR's The Salt blog
After being tapped for serving the "worst restaurant meal in America" last year, seafood chain Long John Silver's has announces that they'll ditch trans fats.
Reality Check: Are Planks Really the Best Core Exercise? ACE Fitness
Planks are all the darling of the fitness world these days, but some fitness experts say that we're overrelying on them--and not using them to their fullest potential.
Sensa, L'Occitane, LeanSpa, HCG Diet Direct fined by FTC for false advertising CBS News
The FTC has fined several companies for false advertising claims related to weight loss products, alleged toning and firming creams, and other supplements.
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