Media Mash: Marty McFly Nikes, U.S. hockey team diet & more Lululemon drama


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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.


  • On Saturday, Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield disclosed plans to make "Back To The Future" power laces in 2015, the same year in which the movie was set. [Buzzfeed


  • The Kentucky Humane Society and the State Department of Corrections have launched this pawsome program wherein inmates at the Kentucky State Reformatory in Oldham County train problem shelter dogs, giving them a second chance at a happy life. [Courier-Journal]


  • Here's how many of the groceries sold at Walmart would be banned by Whole Foods. [Slate]



  • If you needed another reason to not buy Hot Pockets, some of the Philly Steak & Cheese variety were recalled recently because they may contain the meat of "diseased and unsound animals." [Gawker]


  • From the "Science: It Works" files: a prosthetic hand that can feel. You heard correctly. A man in Denmark received a prosthetic hand that allows him to feel objects. [Discovery]


  • Here are some quick tricks to get you hooked on salads. [Cooking Light


  • Behold the power of the monkey brain! [BBC]


  • Subway vowed last week to remove from its food a chemical that's also used in yoga mats and shoe soles — but it's not the only fast-food chain guilty of using it. [Buzzfeed]


  • Ever wonder what the U.S. Olympics women’s hockey team eats? We bet you do now. [Time Healthland]


  • Turns out too much AND too little of this important part of your day can increase your risk of depression. [Health.com]


  • Feeling lonely may be affecting your health — and not in a good way. [CNN]


  • Oh Lululemon, how we want to like you but you make it so difficult. A new "pants scandal," has emerged as the company is banning people from their website after busting them reselling their merch on Ebay. [Jezebel]


  • They say love makes the world go 'round — it can also contribute to better health. We're talking less stress, improved mental health and maybe even a longer life. [Huffington Post]


  • Try this short yoga sequence to undo the damage you did to your back as you hunched over your computer all day. [MindBodyGreen]