Friday Afternoon Roundup: Recent News and Links

Link LoveOver the past week I've tried to stay busy with the usual but I found myself putting a lot of extra time into doing things around the house. Sometimes chores have a way of sneaking up on you. Obviously I've maintained a light posting schedule here for the past few days but that doesn't mean I haven't read some great reads from around the web.

As my regular readers know I like to try and spread the love around with who's got interesting things to say so I thought I'd send a few shout outs this week to fellow bloggers and link out to a few stories that I felt were particularly compelling this week.

Carnivals and Friends

First of all I was included in a few carnivals this past week including the Take Charge of Your Healthcare carnival, the Carnival of Inspiration and Motivation, the Carnival of Financial Planning, and the Total Mind and Body Fitness Carnival. My posts included the High Costs of Healthcare, Think Positive and Fight Depression, and 11 Ways To Reduce Insulin Resistance. If you haven't read them yet I hope you will do so. These carnivals, however were chalk full of many great reads and I think you would be doing yourself a favor by wading into them and window shopping for articles that peak your interest.

Some of my personal favorites from the carnivals included:

  • Shockingly Dangerous Killers in Your Everyday Life - This article is essentially an essay on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation which accompany the use of virtually all forms of electronics. I know we can't really stop using modern technologies but we can be conscious to the what we're doing and how we might minimize our exposure. I wrote an article a while back on cell phones and tumors; I might have to do a follow up.
  • 50 Foods Under 100 Calories - I had a request a while back for meals that were light in calories so I posted this low calorie meal idea. This post however provides a basic list of foods which are low in calories. You can mix these into mini-meals or just keep as reference when snacking.
And some notable articles I came across in Google Reader this week were:

Around The Web

Aside form the carnivals and my regular subscription reads, there has also been a lot of interesting news stories that I found stumbled across. I thought I'd share some of these with you as well.

Sperm Shows Longevity - A major 40-year Danish survey published in the American Journal of Epidemiology concluded that “Men who have good sperm quality have a greater chance of surviving than other men.” Interesting.

Kuzyk Attributes Longevity to Hard Work - "Mary Kuzyk of Wasaga Beach, who celebrates her birthday with family Aug. 8, actually turned 100 years old on April 23." She attributes her longevity to hard work which correlates very closely to many of the findings that I'm reading in The Blue Zone. Hard work and purpose is associated closely with longevity.

A Nutrient in Breast Milk Boosts Immune Health and Longevity - "It’s a fact that babies who are breast fed tend to be healthier than babies who are not. That’s because breast-feeding mothers pass a nutrient onto their babies through their breast milk—colostrum." Interesting read, I think I'll have to do more research to develop my opinion though.

Thanks for reading everybody. Have a great weekend!

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