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The Future Is Here: This “Smart Bra” Will Tell You When You’re Overeating

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In case your underwear wasn’t imposing enough already, Microsoft is now working on a “smart bra” that can monitor your heart and skin to prevent overeating. Prototypes of the bras are embedded with sensors that seek out changes in the body’s stress levels and inform the bra’s wearer (How does it inform them exactly? Flashing lights? A robot voice telling them to put that donut down?). Since high stress can trigger emotional eating, its goal is to get women to stop and think before chowing.

According to a paper explaining the results of a project in which four women wore the prototype bras, the stress-level warnings “served as a health intervention to encourage the person to be more active or consume less food.” Slightly creepy, but okay. Keep reading »

How To Make Your Jeans Fit After Eating Too Much Turkey

We’ll be eating a lot over the next month with Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and New Year’s Eve festivities coming up. However, we’ll be able to wear clothes besides muumuus and elastic-waist pants with the help of Adjust-A-Button. Poke one of these guys through your waistband — even jeans! — and you can temporarily add up to 1.5 inches to your waistband to match the size of your pleasantly plump belly. Adjust-A-Button can also be used to decrease your waistband by up to 1.5 inches, but we don’t think we’ll be having that problem. Wouldn’t they make great Turkey Day party favors? [Bristols 6] Keep reading »

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