Media Mash: Tips for dating a vegetarian, absurd PETA ads & new concerns for bald men


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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.


  • Combovers and Rogaine bills may be the least of bald men’s worries bald now that a new study reveals that baldness — along with other signs of aging — signaled an increased risk of heart attack and heart disease. [Los Angeles Times]


  • And the most disturbing commercial of the year goes to … PETA. The animal rights group notorious for its outrageous campaigns has launched a new one promoting the idea that vegans have better sex by featuring men thrusting with phallic fruits and vegetables hanging out of their pants. Our eyes will never be the same again. [Huffington Post]


  • Got some extra pounds to shed? Doing so can improve your sleep, a new study finds. [Counsel & Heal]


  • Though climate change wasn’t a key issue during the election, during his acceptance speech, President Obama promised to address global warming in his second term. [Tree Hugger]


  • Dating a vegetarian can be challenging for some meat-eating people. Thankfully, there's a cheat sheet. [How About We]


  • With the NYC marathon canceled, a group of runners found their own path and delivered the supplies to the most severely damaged neighborhoods on Staten Island. [Time Healthland]


  • A new and controversial therapy for preventing heart disease has experts divided over whether it's effective or flawed. [Time]


  • What’s the best way to learn how to make a marriage last? Interview older couples that have been married for decades. [Huffington Post]


  • An Atlanta college chooses to invest in a health and fitness program for all students, instead of an exclusive athletic program. [New Pittsburgh Courier]


  • How prepared is your house for a disaster like Hurricane Sandy? Here’s why you need to keep track of, and update, your first-aid kit. [Los Angeles Times]


  • It’s human nature to be kind and helpful to one another during times of tragedy. No, really, history proves it. [Time Magazine]


  • Bet you never thought the porn industry would be a model of HIV prevention. Turns out their system for keeping actors disease-free works. [New York Times]


  • This collection of stories examines climate change economics and why a shocking number of TV weathermen don't believe in global warming. [Slate]


  • Put down the fish oil pills! A new meta-analysis shows you're better off eating fish than taking supplements when it comes to getting your omega-3s. [New York Times]