Zimmermann said her group planned to study what diseases might be responsible for the early deaths in the obese group. She suspects the known obesity-linked diseases played a role, including cardiovascular diseases, endocrine disorders and some cancers. In addition, looking at these diseases over time could shed some light on the mechanisms through which obesity works at different ages. … [Read more...] about Being Obese Can Cost a Man Eight Years
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Surprisingly, there was no obvious correlation between emotional eating and weight, but that doesn’t mean the habit isn’t harmful. Just because you aren’t gaining weight, doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Emotional eaters tend to reach for less healthy choices when the pressure heats up. Think about it: When you’re stressed, would you rather eat an apple, or a cupcake? … [Read more...] about Is Your Job Derailing Your Diet?
A story of survival What’s really important about Pinwheel Cave, however, is what it tells us about resilience. People were living, and practicing datura rituals, at the cave well before the first European colonizers arrived in the area. The evidence suggests that life and ritual at the site continued for several centuries during Spanish colonization, through Mexican rule, and finally incorporation into America. That’s a huge amount of cultural and political upheaval in a fairly short time. … [Read more...] about Rock art in a California cave was a visual guide to hallucinogenic plants
After graduating, Thatcher worked as a chemist for BX Plastics in Colchester, Essex. In 1948 she applied for a job at Imperial Chemical Industries, but was denied because she was "headstrong, obstinate and dangerously self-opinionated," according to a BBC article. Unperturbed, she continued her career as a chemist while satisfying her appetite for politics by joining the local Conservative Association. Then, in the 1950 and 1951 general elections, she was the Conservative candidate for a Labour seat in Parliament. She lost both times but stood out among her competition as the youngest and only woman candidate, according to John Blundell's biography "Margaret Thatcher: A Portrait of the Iron Lady" (Algora, 2008). … [Read more...] about Margaret Thatcher: Facts about the controversial prime minister in ‘The Crown’
And while women and men alike report work-life conflicts, the way the genders experience job stress is different. Women are more likely to be stressed when work gets in the way of family life, while the reverse is true for men, a study from Canada last year suggested. … [Read more...] about Margaret Thatcher: Why Powerful Women Face More Stress