Health

"The 4-month hell of being turned into a Victoria's Secret angel"

Not good (or sustainable): 1300 calories/day.

Much better:

But health matters to me more than appearance and I’m happy with the way I look. I’ll probably keep doing weights but I’ll give heavy dead-lifts a miss. And despite the fame and fortune they enjoy, I’m happy to be back in my old routine – and not having to worry about how I look in my underwear.


"Most people fundamentally misunderstand what happens if you live to be really, really old"

The point of this piece is consistent with one I read a while back: most of the disabilities we commonly associate with old age actually stem from illness. While it's true that illness and aging are positively correlated, the useful message is that if one can avoid illness, the physical and mental toll of aging could well be much less severe than is commonly thought.


"Getting 'inked' may come with long-term medical risks, physicians warn"

The only surprise to me is that the percentage is relatively low.

In what they believe to be the first survey of its kind in the United States, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that as many as 6 percent of adult New Yorkers who get "inked" -- in other words, those who get a tattoo -- have experienced some form of tattoo-related rash, severe itching or swelling that lasted longer than four months and, in some cases, for many years.