You Need to Burn 7,000 Calories to Lose a Pound, Not 3,500

You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong.

Source: The Biggest Weight-Loss Myth Revealed

Is the reverse is true? Would it take more than 3,500 extra calories to equal a pound gained?

Mystery Pooper: Firm to Pay $2.2M over Forced DNA Testing for Workers

A federal jury has concluded that an Atlanta grocery warehousing firm must pay two employees a combined $2.2 million for forcing them to submit to a buccal cheek swab to determine if their DNA was a match to feces being left throughout the facility.

Source: Mystery pooper: Firm to pay $2.2M over forced DNA testing for workers

This is an update to the Mystery Pooper story.  I’m glad to see that there are laws against this sort of thing.

I’m skeptical that the payout will be what is listed.  Being awarded and actually receiving can be different things, and that’s besides if the firm challenges the amount awarded.

Hunt for the Rogue Pooper – Company Demands DNA swabs, Employees Sue

Who was the “devious defecator” leaving their “offending fecal matter” across an Atlanta-area warehouse that stored and delivered products for grocery stores?

Source: Hunt for the rogue pooper—company demands DNA swabs, employees sue

As funny and weirdly odd as the news is that lead to this, it’s not laughing matter about the intrusion performed on this two people.  The ability to do DNA testing opens the doors to incredibly invasive knowledge – predisposition to disease and cancer, etc.  I highly recommend watching Gattaca if you haven’t seen it already.

Looking At Sick People Primes Your Immune System

If, on the way to your desk, you pass that one person in the office who absolutely won’t go home, even though their face is exploding with mucus, don’t count on a day off. Just looking at sick people can kick your immune system into gear.

Source: Looking At Sick People Primes Your Immune System

Works for germs and food…