Media Mash: Butterbeer, Einstein’s mobile app & a killer 5K playlist


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HellaWella’s media mash is a weekly feature listing the latest and most interesting health-and-wellness stories we’ve read in the past week, pulled from the Web and linked for your convenience.


  • Lentils and spinach and kale, oh my! Here are the 31 healthiest foods of all time. [Time Healthland]


  • If you've never run a mile in nine minutes or less, you just didn't have the right tunes. This playlist gets you pumped up for your next 5K with seven songs at just the right tempo to help you reach your goal. [FitSugar]


  • A tailless cow in New Zealand, conceived through genetic modification and cloning, may hold the answer for milk allergies. [Health.com via CNN]


  • Feeling ill? Got headaches? Itchy eyes? The culprit could be your house. [BrightNest]


  • OK, so it's not exactly healthy, but we think it's acceptable to indulge when it comes to making your own Harry Potter butterbeer. [Bryton Taylor]


  • Freaking out about GMOs? Don't believe everything you here. [Wired]


  • Next time your boss gets mad at you for trolling the Web for cute animal photos, let him or her know that this can actually boost your productivity. [Washington Post]


  • Still need more convincing that indoor tanning is a bad idea? New research reveals that the activity could be blamed for more than 170,000 cases on nonmelanoma skin cancers in the United States each year. [ABC News]


  • Internet addiction could soon make its way into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (DSM-V) under the name Internet use disorder. [Forbes]


  • Chipotle is a leader in the fast food industry when it comes to natural, sustainable food. But it turns out the work conditions for the migrant laborers who pick Chipotle’s tomatoes aren't so ethical. [Grist]


  • Drinking is part of the job for many professionals. Nondrinkers may find it hard to climb the corporate ladder — but at least their livers will be healthy. [New York Times]


  • Got health insurance? Get ready to pay more in premiums and out-of-pocket costs next year. [Forbes]


  • New creepy iPad app lets you examine Einstein's brain for only $9.99. Great tool for students and researchers, fun past-time activity for the kids! [Wired]