Your Ears Are Not Invincible is a dutch PSA that starts with a video of a speaker blasting some loud dance music. Next, we dive deep into the inner ear canal of someone who has apparently been irreversibly damaged from listening to loud music. The message "turn up the volume, and you will end up hearing nothing" is shown on screen. I have a suspicion that this video didn't convince a single person to turn their volume down, including myself.
The headline sounds like a snake oil ad, but Tirzepatide, a newly-approved drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, has been shown to help people without the disease lose dozens of pounds over just sixteen months. "Almost 40% of individuals lost a quarter of their body weight," said Dr. Ania Jastreboff, co-director of the Yale Center… READ THE REST
Researchers at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have discovered that brain injuries, such as concussions, can change your gut bacteria. From New Atlas: The Houston Methodist team investigated this further by tracking 33 college football players over the course of a season, collecting blood, stool and saliva samples at three intervals along the way to… READ THE REST
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. CNET: The US Food and Drug Administration published proposed rules banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars on Thursday. The ban would affect a third of cigarettes sold in the US each year, though stop short of banning menthol-flavored e-cigarettes, according to… READ THE REST
Is your living space a little boring? Trust us — you're not alone. It can be frustrating to come home after a long day of work to a home that, well, lacks pizazz. Perhaps your style is a bit out of touch, or maybe you don't have all the money in the world to spend on… READ THE REST
Here's something every smoker knows: While the quality of the product you're enjoying is crucial, the item you're smoking out of also plays a vital role in the enjoyment factor. For many smokers, that means it's necessary to find the perfect tool. That's where the Twisty Glass Slim comes in. This tobacco smoking gadget isn't just sleek… READ THE REST
If your stress levels are affecting your sleep, you're not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, more than three-quarters of adults report symptoms of stress including headaches, tiredness, or sleeping problems. Specifically, 42 percent of Americans said stress has caused them to lose sleep. If you're one of these people, you need to know… READ THE REST