6:15 Tryna lose some weight? Leave some food on your plate. Leftovers could be the key to weight loss.
If you want to lose a few pounds, take a cue from your childrens' eating habits -- leave some food behind on your plate. A new study in the International Journal of Obesity finds that most people eat 92 percent of what they put on their plates.
Brian Wansink, one of the authors of the study and also of the book, Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions to Everyday Life, “If it is on your plate, it will be in your stomach. A lot of people feel guilty by being part of the clean plate club; it is by far what most of America and the world (does); clean their plates.”
Interestingly, it's not just Americans who are members of the Clean Plate Club. Researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab observed the eating habits of more than 1,000 people from eight different countries, including the United States, Canada, France, Taiwan, Korea, Finland, and the Netherlands. They concluded that average adults eat almost all of what they put on their plates.
Both adult men and women try to finish what they have on their plate, even if they over-serve themselves.
According to the USDA, Americans should eat smaller portions by either measuring their food or using smaller plates and also recognizing when they feel full. (Today)
6:45 I have recently had a huge number of fruit flies in my kitchen. I need this advice. I have a huge number of fruit flies in my
You can catch flies with honey, but fake sweetener kills them. A new Drexel University study has found that fruit flies hungry for sugar are fooled by artificial sweetener, but at least one such product proves to be toxic for them. Researchers have found that flies raised on food containing the sweetener ‘Truvia’ lived only 5.8 days on average instead of up to 50 days. The toxic ingredient is erythritol, which is not present in other sweeteners. The study was inspired by a 6th grade science fair project. (Leave it to kids to fix the world!)
P.S. I'm gonna try this! – MentalFloss.com
7:15 Meteorologist Goes Off On Viewer Who Says She Shows Too Much Boob On Air
Meteorologist Julya Johnson of WATE in Knoxville, Tennessee went off on a viewer who sent her a letter on Facebook, complaining about her high bodice dresses -- saying that that she shows too much boob on the air.
The letter read, "You are a great meteorologist! I am an elderly person who depends on WATE 6 news for my daily news and weather. . . . I observed that everyone gets great compliments about their job. How they give great forecast. There are not any compliments about you. Why? Please change your appearance! Those High Bodice dresses are not (for) you! Do you have any dresses that don't fit snugly under your bust? Please! You are beautiful, but you need a change." The viewer added that they are not trying to put Johnson down and apologized if she thought that way.
Johnson responded via Facebook, saying that she has been doing the weather with WATE for 12 years and that people should focus on her delivery -- not her looks. She explained, "I like my dresses. I feel good about my appearance. I am always covered, dressed modestly and professionally. yet, she mentions that I am a great meteorologist! And she also says I get "no compliments"? Does the fact that I bring an accurate forecast mean nothing? I was a straight A student. If I had known being on People's list of "best dressed" matter more than an accurate forecast, I could've saved a ton of money on that meteorology degree." (Jezebel)
This thing really struck a nerve with me because when I did the morning traffic on TV, I had a viewer leave me a voice mail about how I was a pretty young lady but that I would be much MORE attractive if I said “Good Morning” in reply to the morning weatherman. See, they would have him on screen first and he would then toss the segment to me. I didn't want to sound repetitive so I said “Hey there, Howdy” or just launched into it as I was instructed to by the producers. Regardless, the woman sounded troubled by it and it really riled me up that she spend time to contact me to make her point about this. Really lady? Ugh. I guess my point is, why do people feel they can take pot shots at people they see publicly? I know I do it to celebrities all the time but they are never going to hear my commentary, this woman left me a voice mail and in the case of the story, this COWARD sent a letter with no return address. People be cray.
8:15- I can boil this down to one sentence. “When you don't sleep, you forget things”.
Sleep Deprivation Distorts Memories
Remember the last time you had a bad night’s sleep? If you can’t, it’s possible that your interrupted sleep contributed to your forgetfulness. Researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine conducted an experiment in which participants recalled details of a simulated burglary. Those deprived of sleep – from staying awake for 24 hours or even getting five or fewer hours of shut-eye -- were much more likely to experience memory distortion.
While just an experiment, the MSU and UC-Irvine researchers say chronic sleep deprivation could have a dire effect on the criminal justice system, particularly when witnesses are asked to recall specific details about serious cases including murder investigations.
Besides memory distortions, health experts blame lack of sleep on a variety of other conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, not to mention causing vehicular accidents.