Scientists and health practitioners are constantly looking to discover what causes and triggers eating disorders, and scientists at Oxford University have seemingly discovered a link between birth dates and anorexia. A study of almost 1300 anorexic patients found that most of their birthdays fell in the spring months, from March to June. That’s led scientists to hypothesize that a disposition toward eating disorders may be linked to a mother’s lack of vitamin D while pregnant, since women typically receive less vitamin D during long winter months. The study also noted that several celebrities who have struggled from eating disorders — including Karen Carpenter, Alanis Morissette and Victoria Beckham — were all born in the spring. [British Journal of Psychiatry] Keep reading »
“I have a birthday month. I do the whole month of November. Thanksgiving, cake. All about me on Thanksgiving!”
—Miley Cyrus on turning 18, today and every other day this month. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal, remember that you are thankful for Miley. Err. [People] Keep reading »
This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.
At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.
I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Read more … Keep reading »
Happy 75th birthday to Julie Andrews. I don’t care how old she gets or how many parts she’s played, she will always be Mary Poppins to me. Here’s a little spoonful of sugar Julie Andrews style for you this Friday afternoon. Just remember: “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. Find the fun and SNAP! The job’s a game.” Thanks for the reminder Ms. Poppins! If only I could clean my apartment by snapping my fingers like that. I’d have a much better attitude about everything. Keep reading »