Today’s women are, for the most part, not abstaining from or delaying marriage to prove a point about equality. They are doing it because they have internalized assumptions that just a half-century ago would have seemed radical: that it’s okay for them not to be married; that they are whole people able to live full professional, economic, social, sexual, and parental lives on their own if they don’t happen to meet a person to whom they want to legally bind themselves.
‘Do you like the same things I like? Will life with you be exciting? Will you surprise me?’ Those questions didn’t matter. The things I needed were boring things like consistency, reliability, enthusiasm.
“We were a bit surprised at how reluctant men were [to be touched] compared to women.” The heat map showed that men weren’t even comfortable with other male strangers touching the back of their heads—it was a “taboo zone.”
The Quantified Welp: Why you shouldn’t track everything – The Atlantic
Measuring an activity, whatever it is, decreases people’s motivation to keep up with it. In other words, it proposes that the more you quantify something that’s rewarding for its own sake, the less likely you are to enjoy it
Female Anatomy, The Q-Angle, and Lifting – Lift Big Eat Big
The wider the q-angle, the more risk you are at for knee pain and ACL injuries, and the more force you could lose on the concentric phase of your squats (because your quads will pull the kneecap outwards).
Juicing is bad for you and the Earth – Daily Beast
Juicing is not just another fad though: it is a privileged, wasteful form of food consumption that’s worse for you than cooking and bad for the environment; juicing is the triumph of marketing over science.
In 2050, Half the World Will Be Nearsighted – The Atlantic
The projected increases in myopia and high myopia are widely considered to be driven by environmental factors … principally lifestyle changes resulting from a combination of decreased time outdoors and increased near-work activities.
“It drives me crazy when Paleo diet people say that we’ve stopped evolving — we haven’t,” said Anne C. Stone, a professor of human evolution at Arizona State University who has shown that genes related to starch digestion appear to have changed in number apparently in response to farming. “Our diets have changed radically in the last 10,000 years and, in response, we have changed, too.”