Here is a little medley of stuff that might be interesting to you from things I read this past weekend (I have so many magazines and Google Alerts piled up that I had a power reading session).
Feeling fat may be worse than for you than being fat: Obesity’s health effects could have more to do with feeling bad about being fat than actually being overweight, a new study shows.
From Nancy Pelosi’s Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters (Doubleday): Every issue today is a woman’s issue- the defense of our country, our economy, education, healthcare, and protecting the environment. To get more women into public office, we must get more women involved in politics. What people don’t realize is that even a small amount of volunteering can make a difference. Can you make a few phone calls? Can you lend your home? Help write press releases? Work for what you believe in, whether it’s on a local, state, or national level.”
From Newsweek’s September 15, 2008 issue, in “It’s Not Just White Girls,” an article by Jessica Bennett: For years, the name would haunt Rodolfo Ruiz. “Gordolfo Gelatino!” his cousins would chant, cackling at the gelatinous roll of chub peeking out from 10-year-old Rudy’s T shirt. That night, and many nights after, Ruiz would stare in the mirror and pinch that roll, vowing to avoid the fat-heavy chorizo and taquitos that were staples in his south Texas home. As far as border cuisine went, his family wasn’t unusual: his mother melded rich Mexican cooking with the corn-syrup and trans fats of mainstream America—and, at the time, she knew no better. “Mom, is bacon good for you?” Rudy would ask. “Yes,” she’d reply. “Bacon is meat.”