News Mash: It’s a pretty safe bet that, no, Pepsi Special is not good for you, despite weight loss claim!

Who likes to lose bets?

No one.

And here in a fantastic video of 10 very safe bets…

You will never lose.

So…

Why not add another “safe bet” to the list:

A soda that helps you LOOSE weight?

[via Forbes] If there’s a sign that the soda industry is in trouble or lost its grip on reality, this is surely it. Up until recently, soda manufacturers have at least tacitly acknowledged that their carbonated swills aren’t healthy options. Don’t get me wrong, they haven’t gone so far as to admit the potentially damaging effects of soda, but there have been no Nutella-esque marketing campaigns advocating the inclusion of a 16-ounce jug of sugary bubbles as part of a nutritionally balanced diet.

Up until recently.

Pepsi-Cola in Japan launches a fiber-infused iteration of its cola drink on Tuesday. According to Suntory, the sole distributor of Pepsi in Japan, the beverage contains “indigestible dextrin,” more commonly known as dietary fiber. This magic ingredient, Suntory’s website claims, helps reduce the amount of fat that’s absorbed into the body, hence the tagline of the new drink as a “fat-blocking soda.” Suntory also proffers that the drink quells the rise in triglycerides in the blood that normally follows a meal.

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Yeah…

Definitely 10 11 Bets You Will Never Lose, cause sorry Pepsi?

Not buying into the soda weight-loss gimmick at all.

Especially considering? Dextrin, the claimed weight loss chemical in the soda, is a GMO.

And the best rule one can have, when considering consuming a GMO product?

Holy-Moly – RESIST!

[via LearnNutritionWithMe]…

Dextrin’s Dubious Weight-Loss History

Pepsi is basing its claims on a Japanese study published in 2006 that showed that rats fed dextrin actually absorbed less fat than those that were not. And while some of the science behind dextrin is solid, chances are your stools won’t be if you overindulge. That’s right—just like the promises made in the late 1990s when U.S. snack food companies added olestra to salty snacks like potato chips, that fat-blocking ingredient also destroyed a substantial amount of valuable nutrients and gave junk-food junkies more than they bargained for in terms of eliminating the additive.

Americans who enjoyed foods with olestra experienced bloating, cramping, diarrhea, and frequently had loose bowel movements. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defends olestra, even though its use is banned in the United Kingdom and in Canada. As it turns out, dextrin produces the same results, and has already been given the less-than-cheeky nickname “Pepsi Poop.”

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GMO’s…

No matter their scientifically proposed promise of making your life better?

Are never a safe gamble for you OR your health.

Keeping far, FAR away from them?

The safest bet you will ever take.

News Mash: Great Infographs of Hand Acupressure Points & Wound Man To Use In Daily Life?

The internet is filled with insightful infographs…

To help satisfy the minds of the curious seekers of “Why do you even NEED to know that” information?

And thank gawd for them.

THIS (below) pic of Acupressure points on your hand, to help cure what ails you?

Absolutely, palm-gropingly fascinating.

[via Body n Soul on Pinterest]

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Definitely enough to make me wanna test some of those Acupressure points out on myself:

“Hello, #60 Hypertension…I’m looking at YOU!”

Do I believe in this type of Pseudoscience?

When it comes to infographs…

Don’t see the harm in trying it out.

It’s cheaper than a doctor’s visit, and if it doesn’t work? Your not out of any cash, and only minus a bit of perceived sanity, by those around you, who witnessed you groping your own hand to a mindless distraction.

Pffft, and honestly, it’s not like they haven’t caught you doing worse. So no big.

Now you wanna talk about “harm” in testing the validity of “Why do you even NEED to know that” infographs?

Yeah…

“Wound Man” instantly comes to mind.

[via Welcome Library]

Wound Man

Late medieval anatomy works often contain a standard set of illustrations, copied and recopied from text to text. Typically, these depict the body front and back; the skeleton and muscles within it each from the same two viewpoints, and so on. Strangest to our modern eyes is the illustration that usually comes last: the Wound Man, a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain. Captions beside the stoic figure describe the injuries and sometimes give prognoses: often precise distinctions are drawn between types of injuries, such as whether an arrow has embedded itself in a muscle or shot right through.

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No need to try any of THAT out at all.

Though the idiot driving in front of me, on my way to work tonight, who turned on their right blinker, to make a left-hand turn, which almost resulted in a very nasty accident by me running my Nissan Titan up their ass–…

Pirations.

Definitely has me considering.

*vigorously rubs Hypertension point on hand*

News Mash: Love isn’t as complicated as it may seem, at least the brain doesn’t think so!

From dating…

To developing a committed relationship?

Your actual heart,

Plays little part.

[via LiveScience]Science Explains Instant Attraction

How do you know when you’re attracted to a new face? Thank your medial prefrontal cortex, a brain region now discovered to play a major role in romantic decision-making.

Different parts of this region, which sits near the front of the brain, make a snap judgment about physical attraction and about whether the person is Mr. or Ms. Right — all within milliseconds of seeing a new face, a new study from Ireland finds.

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What matters most,

Is your brain

Love’s TRUE host.

[via MedicalXpress]Men in committed relationships choose to keep a greater distance between themselves and an unknown woman they find attractive when given the hormone oxytocin, according to new research in the November 14 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest oxytocin may help promote fidelity within monogamous relationships. Oxytocin plays a vital role in triggering childbirth and facilitating nursing. The hormone, which is produced in a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, is also involved in the formation of social bonds. In humans and other animals, this brain chemical is known to promote bonds between parents and children, and between couples. Additionally, previous studies have shown oxytocin increases trust among people. However, scientists had yet to determine what, if any, role oxytocin played in maintaining monogamous human relationships.

In the current study, led by René Hurle­mann, MD, PhD, of the University of Bonn, researchers found that men in committed relationships who were given oxytocin kept a greater distance when approaching or being approached by an unknown woman they found attractive compared with those given a placebo. In contrast, oxytocin had no effect on single men. “Previous animal research in prairie voles identified oxytocin as major key for monogamous fidelity in animals,” Hurlemann said. “Here, we provide the first evidence that oxytocin may have a similar role for humans.”

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Though for some…

One could say?

Have a different host altogether,

They definitely do NOT have love on the brain.

[via Happy Place.com]Conducting an experiment to confirm that online dating is a great way to lose hope for humankind, Rob Fee at Mandatory posted a fake profile of a physically cute girl who, by her personal details, is not just developmentally disabled and slightly insane, but also a bigoted vegan who loves krumping and “racecars.” Check out the profile details: HERE

Based on the response the profile got (39 messages in six hours), it’s clear that playing dumb on a dating site is a great way to make guys think, “She might just be stupid enough to let me do sex on her.” Women on dating websites should no longer be afraid of dying alone, as dying alone is clearly preferable than actually making contact with one of these guys: SEE ROMANTIC CONVOS HERE

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And as ANYONE could see from their profile responses…

These guys don’t have much of anything, for that matter, on the brain other than this:

Horndog.

Jeez.

Really guys?

Sometimes you just make me really sad for love altogether…

Knowing that you exist, and are screwing up the curve for everyone else altogether.

Shame…

SHAME on you, I say.

Just… [6 Scientific Reasons Breakups Suck Worse Than You Think]

Shame.