Media Mash: Extreme surfing, DIY dog treats & quinoa concerns


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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.



  • Indecisive eaters, fear not! There now exists a fridge that tells you what to eat for dinner. [America's Test Kitchen]


  • A new study reveals why we pig out. And here’s how to combat those food frenzy sessions. [Health]


  • Is your dog a picky eater? Try making him these DIY salmon treats. [Chow]


  • Nice try, McDonald’s. The fast food behemoth announced last week that it was going to start serving a lot more fast-food fish, which it claimed would come from sustainable fish — though a little research shows that it’s not as sustainable as McDonald’s would have us believe. [Grist]


  • We stand corrected. One economist says the Pill did not, in fact, launch the sexual revolution in the 1960s. [CBS News]


  • Americans are losing their taste for corn sweetener — consumption has fallen with the decrease in soda consumption. [Washington Post]


  • Hate the treadmill? Here’s the upside of running indoors. [Runner’s World]


  • Quinoa lovers are now concerned that their protein-packed purchase is hurting producers in Peru and Bolivia. Should we cut back on the quinoa? [The Week]


  • Trying to lose weight? It’s not just what you eat that matters. [Time Healthland]


  • Can you really eat expired eggs? And what does the date on the egg carton really mean? [Food Republic]


  • A new study reveals that dogs have the ability to easily digest carbohydrates compared to their wolf cousins. [Los Angeles Times]


  • You have to see this photo: A surfer rode an estimated 100-foot wave in Portugal. Talk about bodacious! [NBC News]


  • Keep your head on a swivel. While dark, leafy greens are so important for our diet, they accounted for the most foodborne illnesses nationwide from 1998 through 2008. [USA Today]



  • After consumer pressure, PepsiCo has decided to remove brominated vegetable oil from Gatorade sports drinks. [USA Today]


  • Apparently there are people out there who care enough about the size of their sub to sue Subway for too-short foot-longs. [Grub Street]