9 More Reasons Not to Exercise

fitbie at msn.com brings us the 10 Bizarre Side Effects of Exercise – 9 of them wholly undesirable, and 1 of them rare but extraordinary.  The coregasm could almost be enough motivation to counter the other 9.

Since many of us are probably planning the annual “shed those pounds” resolution, we can brace ourselves for more body image discomfort than just being “fluffy.”  Bummer.

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Oh No! Ducklings Get Rolled in Stong Winds

Ducklings in Strong WindIt all turns out well in the end.  But watching these Ducklings Tumble in High Winds is sad and funny at the same time!

Via Bing Video

To Look Better in Photos, Do This

Angelina Jolie and Brad PittAt last an explanation for a certain celebutante’s robotic pose in thousands of photos (NOT pictured here).  It turns out that there really is a preferred angle for successful photos.

TheBodyOdd.com gives us this:  To Look Better in Photos, Tilt Your Head, Study Suggests.  Naturally, their article is accompanied by this photo of the beautiful Angelina Jolie who does the tilt almost imperceptibly.  A great example of how it should be done.

Cats Playing Patty Cake with Voice Over

So many great cat links keep coming in, and I’m a sucker for cute cats!  Even though I promised to cut back, this one had to be shared.

Apparently this video of the cats’ paw patting game is a couple of years old.  But it recently received a facelift with voice over and this explanation:  “Pretty much what it would sound like if Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen played patty-cake or ‘Wing Chun Sticky’ or whatever … and were cats.”

Even if you don’t love cute cats, this is worth your few minutes to watch just for the dialog.

YouTube video found via Technolog

A Map of the Facebook World

Facebook MapI don’t even pretend to understand the explanation of the equation that created this map. But if the computations are sound, then the map is interesting. It literally glows with the popularity of Facebook usage. That’s extraordinary.

A Map of the Facebook World.  Notice this information from the original article, “It’s interesting to note that Russia and China (all of Central Asia, really) are almost nonexistent. As is the west coast of Australia, which is slightly more shocking.”

In the original post be sure to click through and see a large version of the map for better detail.

Via HolyKaw! from Good.is … via Gawker

The Sing Off

The Sing OffI watched the Sing Off last season and liked it. But I’m watching it again this season and I LOVE it! This crop of contestants is wonderful. If you don’t have time for all of the episodes, at least watch Season 2 Episode 4, the penultimate show.

I don’t often watch reality contests, and the recent longevity of a politician’s daughter on a dancing competition is exactly why not.

The Sing Off is different. The judges make the challenges, critiques and decisions up until the final night, when popular voting is finally factored in. In that format, the true developing talents continue to advance and it makes for better viewing.

School Lunch is Not for Kids

Fed Up with School Lunch

Here’s a blog that received national attention:  Fed Up With Lunch.  An employee of a Chicago school district secretly ate, photographed and blogged about school lunch every day that she could in the year 2010.  Talk about YUCK!

Every parent should read about the school lunch issues.  I, too, am a support of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and have blogged about it before here:  Seriously, Watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Please, oh please, let your New Year’s resolution be this:  I will send a real lunch made with real food for my child to eat at school.  No, I will not cheat and send a pre-packaged convenience box or any other processed stuff.  Amen.