Dietician: Order TWO Burgers Instead Of One Hamburger With A Side Of Fries Because It’s Healthier

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We live in a society where getting two burgers is seen as a bad thing because people will tell you that it’s unhealthy to consume two magnificently meaty beef patties paired with carbohydratey buns that soak up all that juicy goodness because of heart disease or something. But now science is here to break that stigma to smithereens and empower people everywhere to indulge in an extra hamburger. However, there is a catch, because there’s always a catch. Scientists say that you can savor your second burger if and only if you bypass the French fries. What a conundrum.

This delicious idea was brought to the hungry masses by registered dietitian and nutritionist Emily Field. Her groundbreaking philosophy suggests that people bypass labeling food as “good” and “bad,” but suggests looking at what the food they are eating is comprised of. “To do this, she encourages people to think about three components of a food – fat, carbohydrates, and proteins,” Business Insider writes. “Protein fuels your muscles and keeps you feeling full, carbohydrates provide energy, and fat helps us absorb vitamins and minerals while keeping cells healthy.” Field suggests that you ask yourself, “How am I going to feel two hours after I eat that?”

The thought process behind ditching the fries and doubling down on the burgers is that you’re majorly upping your protein intake, plus you can reduce your overall calorie intake for the rest of the day because you’ll feel full and satisfied by reducing the number of carbs you’re consuming. A hamburger from McDonald’s has 250 calories and 13 grams of protein compared to 337 calories and only 3.3 grams of protein from a medium-sized fries. The burger has 31 grams of carbs compared to 42 grams with the French fries. Carbohydrates get broken down by the body and turned mostly into glucose, which directly influences blood sugar levels. Giving you a spurt of energy initially and then feeling sluggish later. It should be noted that this applies to a rather small McDonald’s hamburger and not a whopping 3/4-pound burger with bacon, cheese, chili, and fried onions.

A scientific study in the journal Nutritional Metabolism from July of 2017 advises that people should have a balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins so that you feel satisfied and don’t suffer from spikes in insulin levels causing fatigue and hunger. If you are eating something that is high in carbs you should counter it with a food that is high in protein such as nuts or Greek yogurt. Having a diet that includes a healthy balance of fat, carbs, and protein will result in fewer cravings of carb-laden foods or sugary treats to give you a quick boost of energy.

“I want people to be able to approach any food, any situation, and know that they can still make a responsible choice for their body,” Field said. So this really makes the case for always getting double cheeseburgers, more protein with only one bun.

[ScienceAlert]

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7 entry level vibrators if you are new to the sex toy game

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7 entry level vibrators if you are new to the sex toy game

It's never too late to learn the art of pleasure.
It’s never too late to learn the art of pleasure.

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Good vibrations are headed your way. 

Ordering your first vibrator can be intimidating — there are so many shapes, sizes, and materials to choose from. If you are unsure where to start, we’ve created a list of vibrators to fit every beginner’s needs. 

A little bit of something for everyone with a vagina. Hopefully you will find one that will leave you feeling satisfied. 

1. Something natural 

It never hurts to start small. Fin is a petite vibrator that you wear between your fingers to add to your experience. There are three speed options plus a pointy side and squishy side, so you can experiment. Retails for $75.

2. Something discreet  

Worried about someone finding your sex toys? This Kandi Kisses lipstick-shaped vibrator looks just like your average tube of lipstick but is actually a secret toy with three adjustable settings. So sneaky you can throw it in your purse, just don’t confuse it with your actual makeup. Retails for $69.

3. Something affordable 

If you want to start off super basic, this mini Power Bullet is right up your alley. It’s inexpensive (only $11!), small, and has one easy button to control the vibrations. It may be no frills, but that doesn’t mean it’s no fun — you’ll still get plenty of pleasure.

4. Something gentle 

The Je Joue MiMi Soft is made with an extra layer of silicone for extra plush pressure that is soft and smooth. It has five vibration levels and patterns for a nice variety of sensations. Retails for $95. 

5. Something personalized

If just three vibration options sounds too limiting, might we suggest the Minna Ola? This vibrator gets rid of buttons altogether and is instead controlled completely by the way you squeeze it. Retails for $127. 

6. Something powerful 

Are willing to get a little adventurous with your first foray into the land of sex toys? Try Adam & Eve’s My First Jack Rabbit Vibrator. Think of it as the training bra of multi-functional sex toys. It’s a cheaper alternative to classic rabbit vibrators, and it’s especially good for people who want more powerful penetrative stimulation. Retails for $40.

7. Something extravagant 

The Ora 2 is a slightly more high end product (priced at $189), but it’s worth the extra cost. It’s billed as “the world’s most intelligent oral sex stimulator,” and who can possibly say no to that?

Whether you’ll be enjoying one of these alone or with a partner, in bed or in the bath, we hope you have the first time of your dreams.  

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Recommended Reading: Trust your gut

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Is Your Gut Microbiome the Key to Health and Happiness?
Amy Fleming,
The Guardian

You’ve likely heard the phrase "trust your gut" at some point in your life, but the key to being healthy and happy could actually lie in all of those organisms in your digestive system. The Guardian lays out the case for how influential your gut really is and discusses the act of "poop doping." Yes, that’s a thing.

Something Is Wrong on the Internet
James Bridle, Medium

A detailed look at the disturbing kids videos on YouTube and why it’s a major problem that’s doing real damage.

A Surfer and a Scientist Teamed up to Create the Perfect Wave
Jon Cohen, Science

It can be hard to find a beach that creates great waves for surfing, so surfing champion Kelly Slater teamed up with a fluid mechanics specialist to create the perfect conditions in an artificial lake.

How Journalists Fought Back Against Crippling Email Bombs
Julia Angwin, Wired

A subscription email attack hit ProPublica writers after publishing a story on extremist websites. Instead of folding, the journalists took action.

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Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky — here’s how to watch from anywhere in the world

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Venus and Jupiter Conjunction

  • Venus and Jupiter will appear together in the sky before sunrise.
  • The close pairing of the two brightest planets is known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction.
  • The astronomical event also occurred in 2016 and 2015.
  • Viewers from anywhere in the world should look in the direction of sunrise low on the east-southeast horizon.

 

In the pre-dawn hours, the two brightest planets in our solar system, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to move past each other forming what looks like a bright double star.

The phenomenon, known as the Venus-Jupiter conjunction, will happen just before sunrise on November 13 or November 14, depending on where you live in the world.

The two planets are actually over 400 million miles apart but will rise within 0.3 degrees of each other at their closest.

How to view from anywhere in the world

To spot the close pairing of Venus and Jupiter, no matter where you live in the world, sky-gazers should look in the direction of sunrise very low on the east-southeast horizon, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

You should go out about 45 minutes before sunrise, and can expect a better a view if you stand on a hilltop or balcony, according to EarthSky.

Venus Jupiter Conjuction

In the UK, Venus will rise at 5:56 a.m. local time, followed by Jupiter at 6:05 a.m. The planets will stay visible for about an hour until sunrise at 7:15 a.m. local time.

On the East Coast of the US, the planets will rise at about 5:30 a.m. local time, according to Space.com, followed by sunrise between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 a.m., depending on your location.

Since the event will be followed by the rising sun, viewers should protect their eyes and make sure never to stare directly at the sun through binoculars or a telescope.

The conjunction isn’t super rare

The conjunction also happened in 2015 and 2016, when the two planets appeared even closer together.

"The orbit of Venus is tipped just 3.4° with respect to Earth’s, Jupiter even less at 1.3°. So these close conjunctions are destined to occur," according to Sky and Telescope.

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Grab the Future by the Horns

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It’s hard to imagine Lamborghini ever ditching the guzzle of a petrol engine for a silent hyperdynamic electric system. It’s thanks to the beautiful design of the Terzo Millennio, that shows that maybe Lamborghini is thinking very seriously about a move into the future of electric vehicles. Working alongside MIT to develop one of the most advanced cars on the road, Lamborghini is grabbing the bull by the horns with this concept, and it is certainly paying off. Astonishingly, the design language for the Italian giant hasn’t changed here, and it’s a happy sight. This intimidatingly cool vehicle is a beast. Simultaneously curvaceous and edgy, the Terzo Millennio is aggressively going to take over the future of electric vehicles and I welcome it with open arms.

Designers: Lamborghini & MIT

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