Media Mash: Odor-masking undies, optical illusions & health-minded companies


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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.


  • These knickers give you the confidence to let loose wherever, whenever you want. We "smell" stocking stuffers! [Fast Company]

  • Resuscitation has come a long way. Medical experts say that the process of death can one day be reversed. [Huffington Post]

  • The FDA warns that you can go blind wearing decorative Halloween contacts without a prescription. There's even an effort to seize counterfeit lenses called "Operation Double Vision." Sounds serious. [UPI]

  • Since 2007, 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have fallen ill after eating jerky treats. About 580 of those pets have died. The FDA is looking for answers. [BBC]

  • Mind-reading isn't just a parlor trick anymore. Scientists decode the brain. [Guardian]

  • Halloween is nearly here. Check out these awesome celebrity costumes. Neil Patrick Harris and his family never disappoint. [Shape]

  • Want to know how to work out on the road? Here are some tips from the Terminator. [CNN]

  • If you can’t resist a good optical illusion, here are three “that will destroy your brain.” [Slate]


  • If you think you’ve got the perfect workout plan, think again. Here are seven workout habits you need to ditch right now. [Health.com]

  • Lululemon is taking some heat for its latest stunt, which some are calling offensive. [Huffington Post]

  • Which is better for weight loss: a 60-minute walk or a 30-minute run? FitSugar has the answer. [FitSugar]

  • Next time you look for a job, check out this list of the 46 healthiest companies to work for. [Greatist]