If you're a woman, it's easy to dismiss your mental health as just something else in the laundry list of things society tells you is wrong with you.Read More
Stop with the whining.
In Women I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up news, check out Constance Tillet, an amazing 77 year old woman out of New York City who is better at CrossFit than you. Video after the jump.Read More
Remember how yesterday how AsapSCIENCE made us all feel better with their delightful tips on how to improve your body's health? Because not all remedies are created equal, and some are straight up not even true. Like these ones, for example.Read More
For rad Google Doodle tattoos?
Google has begun manufacturing human skin for research at its Life Sciences facility, and it actually has nothing to do with designing disguises for the cyborgs that walk among us.Read More
Maybe the desk is really into improv games?
We here at The Mary Sue send each other links all the time about how constantly sitting for your day job will eventually kill you in many different horrifying ways. We've heard standing for five minutes every hour will help. We heard walking thirty minutes a day will help. Then we heard that none of that actually helps and we're all doomed. But now, there's the Stir Kinect Desk.Read More
Better or worse than asking your Twitter followers for medical advice?
Death panels? Not real. But Facebook reminding you that it's been two years since you got a basic physical? ...Maybe?Read More
We named the dog Champion!
In case you missed the barrage of articles hyperventilating over Chris Pratt's transformation from lovable schlub to shredded Cross Fit half-human half-machine, the man was once a little "wealthier" around the middle and is now healthier and loving it. But before he morphed into a human cheese-grater, Pratt felt his fitness (or lack thereof) held his career back—and almost prevented him from starring in Guardians of the Galaxy.Read More
First the radio star...now us?
Guys, I have some bad news. Are you ready? You might want to sit down, I'm not sure your ticker can handle the shock: according to a majorly depressing new study, our bodies are so profoundly impacted by TV-viewing that watching more than one hour a day is highly likely to have serious health consequences. Better hope there's no buffering in the afterlife.Read More
"Long John Silver's Big Catch meal deserves to be buried 20,000 leagues under the sea."
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has determined through lab tests that Long John Silver's "Big Catch" meal is the "Worst Restaurant Meal in America." The meal of fried fish, hushpuppies, and onion rings has 33 grams of trans fat, 19 grams of saturated fat, 3,700 milligrams of sodium, and 1,320 calories, going above and beyond the baseline of unhealthy restaurant food. Apparently, the pirate-themed seafood chain decided that sensible limits on unhealthy ingredients were more like guidelines than actual rules.Read More
Summer is on its way, which means it's just about time to start converting your sick leave into three day weekends for the coming months. How to make sure your boss doesn't call your bluff, though? Well, today brings us a small good thing -- a veritable litany of excuses not to use when taking a sick day. A British healthcare provider's survey of 1,000 employers and 1,000 employees has turned up some of the world's lamest excuses for not being able to come into work, including gems like "My fish is sick" and the just-vague-enough-to-be-troubling "I've injured myself during sex."Read More
The differences between margarine and butter are pretty clear, right? One is processed vegetable oil -- the other is good old-fashioned cream and salt. One is the finest of all possible ingredients that can save nearly any recipe if applied in time. The other is, well, margarine. What margarine does have going for it, though, is that it's better for your health than delicious, artery-clogging butter -- or is it? In their latest video, AsapSCIENCE details the chemical differences between butter and margarine, suggesting that margarine might not be the lifesaver we tend to think it is. Too bad, margarine -- if you don't actually have the health factor working in your favor, this really just stopped being a contest at all.Read More
Hypochondriacs Rejoice! Scanadu Tricorder Will Obsessively Monitor All Your Bodily Functions Next Year
And Now For Something Completely Different
I wonder if this applies to boobs of the more masculine variety, but I suppose the owners of said moobs already have erectile dysfunction to worry about.Read More
I Guess I Can't Argue With That
We already know First Lady Michelle Obama puts a high priority on staying fit and healthy but we've got a new piece of evidence that shows she's also pretty competitive about it as well. Watch this clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Show where the comedian and the First Lady go head-to-head to see who can do the most push-ups. I had a good feeling going in who would win. (via The Daily What)Read More