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OMG! That is HIGHlarious!
The Harvard baseball team was all in a van, heading somewhere together when Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe came on.
So they did what any other van full of ivy league athletes would do — they
AHH! This is so scary!
A study from the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that red meat is behind one in ten early deaths!
After observing more than 120,000 people over the course of 28 years, researchers found regularly eating red meat significantly increases your risk of
Have U been watching all the Linsanity unfold this year as Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin continues to rise as a top competitor in the NBA?
Well, now you can taste it too! If you live near Harvard, at least.
Ben & Jerry's has honored the player with his own flavor of frozen yogort called Taste The Lin-Sanity! The Vermont-based company has only released the new concoction at its at Harvard Square location because Jeremy is a graduate of the prestigious university.
According to a spokesperson, the limited time promotion will run through the school's basketball season and also raise money for a to-be-determined Cambridge nonprofit.
It's a pretty big deal to have your own ice cream flavor and should be taken as a sign that Jeremy has truly made it. Other celebs who have influenced the ice cream makers to create a unique flavor include Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls character on Saturday Night Live.
The frozen yogurt, which blends vanilla with lychee honey swirls and a fresh waffle cookie on the side, caused some controversy too.
Originally, the company included pieces of fortune cookie in the their new flavor, which we can only assume was a nod to Lin's Asian heritage. Some people took offense to the cookie's inclusion, as Ben & Jerry's general manager for Boston and Cambridge explained:
"There seemed to be a bit of an initial backlash about it, but we obviously weren't looking to offend anybody and the majority of the feedback about it has been positive."
Everyone in the Harvard area can now relax and Taste The Lin-Sanity without feeling like they are supporting any damaging stereotypes because the flavor is now fortune cookie free!
As for the rest of us around the country, we'll just have to settle for tasting the company's new Greek frozen yogurt instead.
[Image via Ben & Jerry's.]
Our society loves caffeine. And apparently, the quicker we can get it, the better.
What we first found in coffee and tea, has now been transplanted to a variety of beverages and even pills. Since swallowing takes up way too much of our time, a company has decided to take the next logical step and produce inhalable caffeine!
That's right. Asthma sufferers will no longer be the only people taking deep puffs from a metered-dose inhaler in public because AeroShot has hit the market.
The new product, which became available in New York and Massachusetts last month, contains B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine powder per lipstick-sized container. Harvard biomedical engineering professor David Edwards, the inventor of this caffeine dispenser, says it is completely safe and since it is sold as a dietary supplement, the FDA didn't need to verify his claims.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer, however, wants to make sure this thing is safe for the world to inhale, especially kids, saying:
“I am worried about how a product like this impacts kids and teens, who are particularly vulnerable to overusing a product that allows one to take hit after hit after hit, in rapid succession.”
We'll be getting an official ruling soon because FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg has agreed to evaluate the AeroShot to determine if it's safe for consumption and if it can legally be sold as a dietary supplement.
Has any one out there tried this thing yet? Let us know if it works and if U think it is safe to use!
For the record, the company behind the AeroShot does not recommend anybody under 18 using it. That's probably a good idea because we can totally see 15-year-old boys daring their friends to do 30 hits of this stuff in a row.
A Harvard study of nearly 5,000 police officers across the nation has determined that 40% tested positive for a sleep disorder that may be causing them to nod off behind the wheel!
The majority of those who were discovered to have a sleep disorder, like insomnia or sleep apnea, never received treatment. Even worse is that 46% admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once, while 26% said they do so at least once or twice a month!
A new study on alcohol consumption and aging suggest a new mantra: A glass of wine a day keeps dementia away!
After analyzing nearly 14,000 responses to the Nurses’ Health Study — one of the largest ongoing women’s health studies in the U.S. — Harvard researchers found 58-year-old women who drink 1 alcoholic beverage a day had a 20% better chance of “successful aging” compared to those who didn't.
"Successful aging” was defined as making it to the age of 70 with good cognitive function, no major chronic diseases, no physical limitations and good overall mental health.
Lead study author Dr. Qi Sun and researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health, said:
“If you just focus on one aspect of health, that’s very misleading. What we are looking at is very comprehensive. For women who have one drink per day — equivalent to one can of beer, one shot of liquor or one glass of wine — that is associated with an increased chance of achieving successful aging, which means multiple aspects of health.”
Researchers found that the results were even more positive when women spread the amount of alcohol ingested throughout the week (one glass a day for 5 days), so don't use this as an excuse for binge drinking yourself silly, ladies!
[Image via WENN.]