WTF were some of the celebrities doing on such a corny show? More
I’m really into incorporating movement into aspects of life that could be exceptionally sedentary. More
Despite the sedentary lifestyle blamed on the post-modern pervasiveness of televisions, the old ‘idiot box’ could actually potentially sort of aid in weight loss in its own way. More
Did you know the average child is exposed to nearly four hours of TV a day? And if you think simply having the TV on in the background while you eat or get dressed doesn’t count, think again. Researchers just conducted a national survey of kids’ exposure to TVs tediously playing in the background and they say it’s “startling.” And it could be contributing to A.D.H.D. More
Here at Blisstree, we’ve railed a time or two about how unhealthy much of the fare is on TV cooking shows and segments (1,200-calorie-per-serving eggs benedict, anyone?). Why don’t more TV chefs teach basic food preparation (using basic, nutritious food)? Most of us will go to a restaurant if we want eggs Benedict, but we could stand to learn how to prepare kale, or fish, or combine grains and a few herbs in a pinch to make it tasty. More
While there are plenty of TV shows that give us tips for greening our homes or help people cook nutritious meals for their families, there’s also a lot of programming that shows unhealthy lifestyles. Whether it’s the cast of Jersey Shore tanning themselves into oblivion or Sandra Lee adding salt-laden seasoning packets to all of her meals, here are ten shows whose examples you should definitely not follow. More
Gone are the days when mental health issues were taboo (something we’re all grateful for), but now that they’re out in the open, we wonder if all the examples of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders are all painting a realistic picture. To find out who’s getting it right, we spoke with Ryan Howes, Ph.D., a California-based psychologist. Howes explains that, while there are accurate depictions of various mental health issues in pop culture, some aren’t so easy to pin down More
Oh, to be a mouse. Usually, I feel kind of bad for animals that are stuck in some lab being injected with terrible things in the name of science. But a recent study made me smile, and I suspect the animals involved were smiling, too. Mice in the study CBS News dubbed the Seratonin Sex Bomb had their levels of serotonin reduced. It resulted in some seriously horny mice:
“Serotonin-deprived mice were quite the performers, mounting both male and female partners about 80 percent of the time.”
This little game of serotonin roulette isn’t quite ready for human use. (And chances are, you aren’t desperate to start mounting people on the street to improve your sex life.) But how about we look at some more reasonable, but also under the radar, ways to boost your libido?
I knew we needed to end things. He was never there for me. I’d come home after a long day at work, wanting nothing more than a glass (well, a bottle really) of wine, a couch, and some of his sweet loving, and he’d give me nothing but grief.
“He” was my cable TV provider. (I’ll let him remain anonymous, but let’s just say his initials are TWC and he’s sort of a big deal.) We were together for just over two years (at least in our last incarnation, but you know, there were several more years of “on and off” stuff before that). There were good times (many of them having to do with Bravo or Tina Fey), but there were bad times too. Oh, were there bad times.
“I just can’t take this anymore,” I tipsily told a customer service representative one night. There I was, wanting nothing more than to erase my workday with some Viognier and Top Chef, but it wasn’t working. The sound popped in and out of the recording, rendering it tragically unwatchable. More
Ever miss Saturday Morning Cartoons? We do, too. But thankfully, we feel justified checking out Gisele Bündchen’s new eco-friendly cartoon, Gisele and the Green Team. The supermodel has lent her likeness to AOL Kids for the new web cartoon series that features lessons in environmental issues and self-esteem for young girls, according to Gisele. More
Vital Juice’s workout of the month for November is the “Couch Potato Quickie.” Personal trainer Laurel House demonstrates moves to make you sweat while you watch Thintervention. I’ve done a few commercial break sit-ups in my day, but this video made me wonder: Does anyone really want to lose weight while they’re watching TV? Women are supposed to be great multi-taskers, but much like I don’t believe that we can really get our work done while we shop online, chat with our friends, and neurotically check Facebook, I don’t buy the idea of getting in shape while we’re watching TV, either. And besides, who would want to? (Apparently, a lot of people at my gym.) More
We know you’re really broken up about Oprah‘s final season on ABC. Now who will teach you your life lessons? Well, to help you feel like you’re part of Oprah‘s last hurrah, she’s letting you Oprah-fy yourself on her website. Because somehow having Oprah’s massive earrings dangling from your ears connects you to her departure from daytime network TV.
While no one can fill her shoes, we thought we’d see what a few other talk show hosts would look like if they donned Oprah’s trademark looks throughout the years: More
Iron Chef America will be airing its first ever all-vegetarian battle this month. Amanda Cohen, the chef of New York City’s Dirt Candy, will be battling Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. In an interview with Happy Healthy Life, Cohen says that … More
Finally, a show that combines our love of action-packed, gun-slinging shows with steamy steamy hospital dramas! Our prayers have been answered.