Miss the hot news items this week? Don't worry, we collected them for you in bite-sized pieces you can easily digest.
In this issue:
- Starbucks to serve juice
- Cooking class for the kids
- Blood, Bones, & Butter Diet
- Sharing: Tips for counselors
- C-Sections on the rise in UK
- Super-sized link to social status
Starbucks juices up its future with plan to open health stores
Starbucks paid $30 million Thursday to acquire a juice company called Evolution Fresh, which it plans to feature in new stores it will open next year focused on health and wellness. Read more.
Cooking Class Benefits Kids in Many Ways
US News and World Report
A program that helps elementary school students develop cooking skills while learning subjects such as geography, math, science and cultural studies may be one way to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. Read more.
NY Times Magazine
I was intrigued (make that wildly excited) when I heard there was a fancy hotel in Switzerland where I’d be forced to eat meat, frites, cheese and chocolate and drink red wine and Champagne in order to lose weight. Was this a publicity ploy or a miracle? Read more.
Do People Pick Super-Sized Portions To Boost Their Social Status?
Choosing a Triple Whopper burger off the menu may say a lot more about feeling inadequate than it does about feeling hungry. In a new study, people chose jumbo portions of food and drink when they felt they lacked power and status. If true, this data nugget could go a long way towards explaining why 32 percent of Americans are obese. Read more.
Revelations: How to get someone to share
The New Zealand Herald
Getting people to open up is a real skill. Breaking down barriers and unearthing the absolute truth is something that therapists and counsellors train for years to do. Read more.
Too posh to push? More C-sections on demand in UK
Pregnant women in Britain, where the government provides free health care, may soon be able to get a cesarean section on demand thanks to a rule change that critics describe as the health system caving into the "too posh to push" crowd. Read more.
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