Media Mash: New sugar guidelines, most Googled calorie counts & memory-erasing


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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.



  • For the first time, the American Heart Association has released guidelines for daily sugar intake so we all have a better idea of when to put down the candy and soda. [Rodale]

  • We’ve all done it: Googled search the calorie count for various foods. Here’s the most searched calorie counts in 2013. [Time Healthland]

  • Don't hurt your back before you even get to your next vacation destination. Follow these tips for the safest way to lift your luggage. [Health.com]

  • This man ran 26 marathons in 26 days. Yeah, we don’t get it either. [CNN]

  • Talk about the spirit of Christmas: Real-life reindeers' eyes change to a deep blue this time of year. In fact, their eyes change color every season. We're wondering why there's not a Rudolph The Red-Eyed Reindeer instead. [Los Angeles Times]

  • A message in a bottle written by a famed geologist in 1959 was uncovered by researchers in the Canadian Arctic. The note hinted at the possibility of glacial ice melt. Unfortunately, the geologist, Paul Walker, died shortly after leaving the note. [International Business Times]

  • Looking for extra cash and a lot of rest? NASA wants YOU. They are currently looking to pay $15,000 to people who are willing to stay in bed for 70 days as part of a study to test perfecting muscle mass maintenance. [Guardian Liberty Voice]

  • This week in creepy news: FacialNetwork.com is releasing a beta app for Google Glass that can spot your face and pull up your name, social media profiles and other info. [Chain Store Age]

  • Eternal sunshine of your spotless mind? Yeah, so, there are claims that you can actually erase unwanted memories. Smiling? Not so fast. It's with electroshock therapy. [Alltop]

  • Grab yourself a cuppa and get ready for this: A study found that British people's holiday-related peeves are really British. [Huffington Post]


  • How about a mashup of all the things that happened in 2013, courtesy of Wired? Seems apropos ... [Wired]

  • This cheeky infographic illustrates what your Christmas gift says about your relationship. Dun, dun, duuuun! [Mashable]

  • Use antibacterial products? Scientists have found that they may create resistance to antibiotics in humans. [BBC]