I asked the Husband what he wanted for breakfast and he said, â€œSomething nutritious and delicious.â€ Hmmm.
I ended up making eggs, hash browns (from a frozen package) with broccoli, and fruit. The hash browns didnâ€™t cook too well â€“ it ended up being a hash mash. Still tasty though.
For Your Reading Pleasure
Yay! Itâ€™s Friday. Here are a few articles from â€˜round the web that I found interesting this week. Because everyone needs a little Internet reading break on Fridays, right?
Interesting (and funny, as always true with Jezebel) piece about how men with â€˜traditionalâ€™ marriages â€“ i.e. where the wife doesnâ€™t work â€“ are more likely to display sexist behaviors towards female coworkers or subordinates.
(Gratuitous James photo â€“ why not?)
Warning: I think this article could be potentially triggering, as it talks about a sexual assault at the very beginning. Itâ€™s a worthwhile read about how listening to our â€˜gut instinctâ€™ can save our life. I stumbled across this article in the comments section of yesterdayâ€™s Dear Prudence â€“ you all know I love advice columns, and I normally love Prudieâ€™s advice but found major fault with her feedback to a mom who was getting creepy signals from an older man doting on her 5 year old. The Prudence article prompted an interesting discussion on the HTP Facebook page, too.
A Scottish nine year old started a food blog detailing her school lunches, and the school district ended up meeting with her father to discuss how they can make healthier changes. Pretty amazing!
Drew Manning couldnâ€™t relate to his out-of-shape clients, so he took a half a year off from exercise and gained 70 pounds. Over the next six months, he lost it all. What do you think? Publicity stunt? It kind of reminds me of Supersize Me but less introspective (well, thatâ€™s how the article made it seem, but things get lost in translation). <— I was just alerted to the fact that he has a blog.
Finally, the FDA is coming out with new regulations about sunscreens! Hoorah! (I wrote about this issue in this post: Skin Deep: Selecting a Better Sunscreen).
No surprises here: in a large study, participants who ran had a 19% lower risk of dying from any cause than non-runners. But one big surprise: â€œNotably, in closely parsing the participantsâ€™ self-reported activities, the researchers found that running in moderation provided the most benefits. Those who ran 1 to 20 miles per week at an average pace of about 10 or 11 minutes per mile â€” in other words, jogging â€” reduced their risk of dying during the study more effectively than those who didnâ€™t run, those (admittedly few) who ran more than 20 miles a week, and those who typically ran at a pace swifter than seven miles an hour.â€ The article explores several reasons why more may not always be better. But regardlessâ€¦ Yay, moderation!
Your turn â€“ What are your experiences with sexism in the workplace? Ever experienced a gut feeling that turned out to be true? If youâ€™re a trainer, would you gain 70 pounds in a year to better emphasize with clients? If youâ€™re a teacher, do you eat school lunches?