Last night Lance Armstrong‘s interview with Oprah aired, and no surprise at this point–he confessed to a boat-load of blood doping and performance-enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career. For millions of (former?) fans around the world, it felt like a punch in the stomach when he started out saying “yes” to a slew of Oprah’s “did you do it” questions. But if we’re being completely honest with ourselves, the real reason we’re all so mad at the former Tour de France winner, cancer survivor and philanthropist has nothing to do with his lying. More
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Who doesn’t love waffles, right? Especially on a cold winter morning. They are tasty, filling and simply delicious! The problem is, waffles can be pretty unhealthy (think: butter, sugar, white flour, syrup). So this week on Health Hack, we’re going to make over one of your favorite breakfasts and give you five simple tips and recipes for healthier waffles. Take a look and enjoy this weekend! More
January is National Self-Defense Awareness Month, so what better time to remind ourselves of important safety tips while we’re outdoors exercising and running. It may be cold out, but that’s all the more reason to be alert–staying bundled up in a hat and scarf while running or looking down to avoid the chilly wind can put you at an increased risk. To stay safe on the road, make sure you know these 10 safety tips while running. More
The British teenager who inspired people around the world with her “bucket list,” Alice Pyne, passed away from terminal cancer–but not before completing every item on her bucket list, thanks to the help of many generous, compassionate people.
The 17-year-old had Hodgkin’s lymphoma for many years and was not expected to live this long, according to what doctors told her. But she defied the odds and became a worldwide viral sensation a few years ago when she created a blog talking about her illness and posted a bucket list of things she was determined to do before she died. More
Skip the blue eye shadow. Ditch the blue drinks. And don’t even think of blue popsicles, candy or lollipops. At least that’s what a new study about blue dye is telling us. Just because it’s approved for use in the U.S. doesn’t mean it’s safe–and this scary research points to why. More
Sure, we all know that sugar is the pits for our health. It contributes to cancer, diabetes, gout, tooth decay, and of course, obesity. But just how much weight gain can be attributed to sugar alone? A new study took a look at this question…and the results surprised us. In fact, its link to obesity has been somewhat overstated. More
Think you know what you’re getting when you eat out? Chances are, you don’t know just how unhealthy some of those restaurant meals can be. But thanks to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), we now have a list of the top nine offenders who dish up the most fat, sodium and calories–and some of the “dis-honorees” may just surprise you. More
Some lawsuits seem to get more ridiculous by the day. Case in point: An Ohio teacher is suing her former school district. Why? Because she claims she was forced to teach younger kids despite being terrified by them.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, 61-year-old Maria Waltherr-Willard has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio-based Mariemont City Schools, claiming that they discriminated against her based on age and her pedophobia–an extreme fear or anxiety around young children. Waltherr-Willard had worked for the school district for 35 years when she was moved from the high school to the middle school to teach. More
Apparently Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah yesterday that he did indeed engage in doping during his cycling career (despite the many times he has out-righted lied and said “I have never doped.”) We all knew this was coming (even his die-heard fans on Facebook who refused to believe it could be true all this time). So why is everyone really shocked or surprised that Armstrong finally confessed? And what does this really mean at this point? More
Each week on That Girl we celebrate inspirational female athletes. This week, we are proud to feature Elizabeth Atwell, a dance instructor and choreographer whose life just keeps getting better and better because of ballet. What we love about Elizabeth is the fact that she says she’s in better shape now than she was in her 20s–attributable to dance, of course. She also says that “Our bodies are our constant home throughout our lives” and that movement gives us the opportunity to develop lifelong relationships with them. Something we couldn’t agree with more. Take a look at Elizabeth’s story and be inspired to dance a little today! More
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, which is a good thing because there are still a lot of myths and unknowns surrounding cervical cancer. Like the fact that over 12,000 women were diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer last year according to the American Cancer Society, and more than 4,000 women died from this disease. But, when detected early, this type of cancer is highly curable–you just need to know the warning signs and how to protect yourself. More
Many gym-goers are easily distracted or annoyed at fellow exercisers (let’s face it, extreme body odor and sweaty machines are just nasty). But according to a new survey that asked people about the grosses sights, sounds and smells at the gym, things can get a whole lost nastier. More