Posts Tagged ‘MSN Health’

Very Cool Optical Illusion

Checkerboard Optical Illusion
I have posted optical illusions here before because I just love them.  This checkerboard was a new one for me, and it’s extraordinary.  The squares labeled A and B are the same color.  Even when I look at the proof, I still can’t quite believe my eyes.

And we’re not meant to believe, per se:  “As with many so-called illusions, this effect really demonstrates the success rather than the failure of the visual system. The visual system is not very good at being a physical light meter, but that is not its purpose. The important task is to break the image information down into meaningful components, and thereby perceive the nature of the objects in view.”

This one was found while reading 7 Weird But True Facts About the Human Brain on the MSN Health & Fitness page.

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A Little Bit Less Love Handle is a Good Thing

Here’s an interesting way to add a little extra umph to your workout.  MSN Health and Prevention.com call these additions “Sneaky Belly Firmers,” which is probably easier to understand than obliques.  But adding these simple finishing touches to your strength training should help rein in those little love handles, and thereby make Spanx emergencies a little less frequent.  That would be extraordinary.