Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.
The vote may still be out, but we’re gonna go ahead and call it: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is officially 2011′s most popular (and, depending on who you ask, overplayed) holiday song.
The Mariah Carey hit from 17 years ago is suddenly everywhere, no doubt bolstered by the remake the pop diva recently did with tween-sensation Justin Bieber. But even regular people are getting in on the act, filming themselves singing, lip-syncing, or dancing to the tune. From kids to soldiers, here are 10 of our favorite ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ covers below.
In recent years, study after study has raised the alarm about the dangers of talking on the phone while driving, with some saying you could be four times as likely to have a crash if you’re using a phone behind the wheel.
But new research indicates it may have been much ado about nothing.
US presidents like Barack Obama, who seemed so youthful just a few years ago, appear to age right before our very eyes during their terms in office. This simple observance led Jay Olshansky, PhD, a professor of public health at the University of Illinois–Chicago, to question whether the stress of being Commander-in-Chief can really take years off someone’s life.
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