How Sex Can Cure Your Fear Of Flying

Are you one of those people who white-knuckles your way through a 30-minute flight, afraid that if you stopped thinking about keeping the plane in the air for even a minute that it would immediately drop out of the sky like a useless aluminum can? If so, we’ve got some sexy news for you.

Source: How Sex Can Cure Your Fear Of Flying

I don’t have a fear of flying myself.  I think I can recite the info session off by heart, and enjoyed turbulence.  I mean, there is nothing you can do in the event of the airplane breaking up.

But I haven’t flown since going on warfarin/coumadin.  I’ve been sticking to travelling by other means – boat, car, train. If I did fly, I’d be keen to wear [medical grade] compression socks while in the air.

How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body’s Clock

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync.

Source: How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body’s Clock

It’s a transcription of an interview.  It touches on how different organs have their own clock, though I’ve read that bacteria helping you digest food can also play with your rhythms.

The Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Everyone fears the consequence of a diet that has gone off the rails.

…We asked Samantha Cassetty, R.D., M.S., nutrition director at Luvo, just how much weight you can realistically gain in one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad (eating) day. And it turns out, you’d have to take in a ridiculous amount of food to gain even just a pound in one day.

Source: The Max Amount of Weight You Could Realistically Gain in One Day

Bad eating day?  Consider the “Never Two in a Row” plan

The “Never Two in a Row” Plan

If you eat a bad meal, make the next one a healthy one…no exceptions! Opt for the side salad instead of extra french fries. Get grilled chicken instead of breaded chicken. Eat a healthy snack instead of more cookies and crackers. The goal here isn’t to stay 100% on track, but rather to keep your momentum so it’s easier to get back on track at the end.

Source: Stay Healthy on Vacation With This Simple Hack

Nothing wrong with a “cheat” day.

Learn Proper Global Dining Etiquette With This Chart

Whether you’re abroad, or going out to a foreign restaurant locally, you need to be sensitive to the dining etiquette of the culture. This infographic (png) gives you a broad overview of table manners around the world.

Even if it’s just one night at a friend’s house, they’ll appreciate your sensitivity to showing proper manners. The chart has a list of “dos” and “don’ts for:

  • Portugal
  • France
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • India
  • Thailand
  • China

Source: A Global Travel Guide to Dining Etiquette