TIME: Barbie’s Got a New Body
“It’s a massive risk for Mattel. Barbie is more than just a doll. The brand does $1 billion in sales across more than 150 countries annually, and 92% of American girls ages 3 to 12 have owned a Barbie, thanks in part to her affordable $10 price tag. She’s been the global symbol of a certain kind of American beauty for generations, with brand recognition that’s up there with Mickey Mouse. M.G. Lord, a Barbie biographer, once said she was designed ‘to teach women what—for better or worse—is expected of them in society.'” Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: How Obesity Makes Memory Go Bad
“Obesity is associated with epigenetic changes that dysregulate memory-associated genes, and a particular enzyme in brain neurons of the hippocampus appears to be a link between chronic obesity and cognitive decline.” Read full story.
CNN: The Secret To Maintaining Your Weight: Berries, Onions And Wine
“It turns out that an apple a day really can keep the doctor away — at least away from a lecture about gaining weight. People who eat a diet rich in flavonoid-heavy food tend to gain less, according to a new study in the journal BMJ. That news could be promising since most people gain weight as they age.” Read full story.