Coke and kids
Four is the number of servings of pop per day that will get your five-year-old destroying their friends’ toys, according to a new study. Kids who drink this much pop were found to be twice as likely to get into fights and to physically attack people as well as to destroy things that aren’t theirs. The study was done by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and Harvard.
Bigger babies are becoming a problem, and it’s something mothers need to worry about. An article by NBC News’s Linda Carroll and Bill Briggs draws attention to the fact that over the past few decades there has been a significant increase in the size of newborns, which can mean health issues for both the children (diabetes, heart disease, obesity) and the mothers. Last week, a British woman gave birth to a 13 pound, 11 ounce daughter. The thinking is that the size of newborns is rising right beside obesity rates. Carroll and Briggs point out that if a baby’s shoulders are bigger than its head, they can get stuck during birth, resulting in fractured bones. The article does say the U.S. seems to have caught the problem and is in the process of reversing it. Time for other countries to follow suit before the numbers – and the dangers – get larger.
Calling all Timmies lovers! Tell me, are your lids not fitting quite right? Yes? You’re not alone. A Calgary man wrote the head of the Tim Hortons coffee chain an open letter complaining he’s been splashed, sploshed and dissatisfied with the lid on his coffee cups for some time now. And then on Wednesday, his coffee spilled in his newly-detailed truck. “I was like, ‘enough is enough,’” he told The Canadian Press. But the letter is hilarious. At one point, he writes: “I end up with scalding hot coffee on my face and on my shirt because your lids do not open in a consistent manner which thereby makes it impossible for one’s lips to create an adequate seal around the edge of the coffee cup. This results in hot leakage. Very Hot Leakage (*rights reserved for a future Adult Film title.)” A Tim Hortons spokesperson said the concerns aren’t “necessarily universal,” but the company will take the feedback into consideration.
“She is an unusually stylish geek.”
– Jacob Weisberg writes about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in a 3,000-word Vogue feature. “Hail to the Chief” is the headline, and the piece dances through the recent news surrounding the successful woman – the no-working-from-home rule and the purchase of the “hip” Tumblr. There’s been confusion about why the magazine chose to place model-esque photos of Mayer Mayor – a CEO – with the piece, but it works: It is Vogue, after all.