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Archive for December, 2006

26 Dec

Take 2 Bites & We’ll See You in the Morning

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites

1. Ririan Rocks
We love how the posts over at Ririan make life so much easier and more productive. Check out the essential tips for good sleep – and we’ll add one to the list…

Spend 5 or 10 minutes before bed doing one of the following:

- Journaling (write your thoughts, your to-do list, your worries, whatever!)

- Prayer or meditation (concentrate on the positive – focus on appreciation)

- Light a candle, take 10 deep breaths, and decide to get a great night’s sleep. You’ll be amazed at how the decision to rack out will really work! (Work up to 20, 30 or more deep breaths before going to sleep.)

2. Allergic? Pour It On

We’ve been noticing a particular allergy hypothesis begining to take hold in the scientific community. Well, actually, Mark has been noticing and pointed it out. Scientists are finding that, in some cases, increased exposure to an allergen seems to be the best way to cure the allergy. Of course, this is not a “do it yourself” experiment; so far, studies have been strictly controlled in labs. The latest study could make a big difference for children’s food allergies. Check it out by jumpin’ on this clickativity.

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26 Dec

Backache? Quit Whinin’!

Here’s an interesting fact: complaining, thinking negative thoughts and just having a generally grumpy mindset is bad for your back. In fact, a new study says all kinds of aches and pains can be alleviated by an attitude shift. Being cheerful really does keep you healthy.
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26 Dec

Sweet! More Fun Ways Marketers Trick Us

Did you know?

Bakeries and confectioners’ shops often pipe fake aromas into the air because the scent of sugar is so emotionally powerful. (In fact, sugar is addictive.)

Supermarkets select that cheesy music for a reason: marketers have figured out which tunes reduce our blink rates, causing a “somnolent” state. In other words, Celine really will turn you into a food-famished zombie.

Food producers make about 3,900 calories for every man, woman, and child. That’s up from 3,300 in the 80s, with no end in sight. To handle this surplus food, food producers just make the portions bigger. (Maybe they don’t know about Africa?)

You can read more by checking out this clickativity right here.

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Best of MDA

26 Dec

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Children’s Restaurant Menus

FUJ

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with children’s restaurant menus.

But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, kids are so picky – restaurants have to offer what kids will eat, right?

The Fuming Fuji says no!

The claim: Many restaurants offer children’s menus full of deep-fried garbage, with hopes for junior’s imminent obesity.

The comeback: Come on, Fuji! Kids aren’t going to eat chicken parmesan. Food has to be fun for them. Besides, the kids’ menu is cheaper. I don’t want to pay for filet mignon for someone who can’t even spell it.

The conclusion: Fuming Fuji says you should not eat chicken parmesan, either. Yes, food should be fun. So should hospitals, but they are not, especially when you are there for a triple bypass. Fuming Fuji says no price is too high for your child’s health. Also, children learn French spelling quite easily. What restaurant doesn’t offer sides like a small salad, fruit, or steamed veggies? No restaurant you should be in. Kids like these foods and they are healthier than fried cholesterol tenders. Oh, excuse me, fried chicken tenders.

The catchphrase: Tiny tots are not trash compactors.

Disclaimer: Mark Sisson and the Worker Bees do not necessarily endorse the views of the Fuming Fuji. He’s an angry, angry little apple.

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25 Dec

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Here’s to your health!

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