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Two new reasons why you may be overeating
We’re listening, science. Reason number 1: a messy kitchen. That’s because – according to research out of Australia– when you’re in a chaotic environment, you are more likely to feel out of control. The train of thought goes like this: There’s no order in this kitchen, so why shouldn’t I be out of control too? Concentrating on your chewing may also keep you from downing that whole bag of chips. Researchers at Brigham Young and Colorado State universities found that focusing on the noise that chewing makes in your ears will help you eat less. So turn off the House of Cards marathon.
Thumb’s down to another dangerous health challenge
Remember the collarbone challenge when women would see how many coins they could fit in their collarbone as an indicator of their thinness? Now, there’s another new – and equally disturbing – fitness trend called the A4 Challenge. On the Chinese social networking site Weibo, some girls are hashtagging #IhaveanA4waist celebrating that their waists are smaller than an “A4” sheet of paper, which is 8.5 inches wide. Stop. Just stop.
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Check Facebook. Write a few sentences. Check Instagram. Write a few more sentences. Check Snap. Repeat. This is how most of us work, amirite? New research from the University of California suggests that we may be more apt to log onto social media to procrastinate when we’re tired. The reason? Simple: because we’re your groggy, you’re more prone to distraction and therefore less productive. Yet another reason to get into bed early.
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