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Veg does it

from cnn.com Ultra Man fuels on plant-based diet.

Added On October 29, 2010

A California lawyer transformed from coach potato to Ultraman competitor on a plant-based vegan diet.

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Rearing to go! Big butts are summer 2010’s hottest trend

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Make way! Big bums are shaping up to be the summer of 2010’s hottest trend.

Serena Williams reveals that it took her years to accept her curvy backside, joining other full-figured celebrities embracing their broader bottoms this beach season.

Kim Kardashian says she finally appreciates her round rear. Madonna’s daughter Lourdes loves shorts that make your butt look big. And a new book celebrates bulging booties.





Not since Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” has so much praise been paid to the posterior.

Williams admits that it wasn’t until she turned 23 that she realized she’d never have the same shape as her sister Venus.

“I’m super-curvy,” the 28-year-old tennis titan says in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “I have big boobs and this massive butt.

“Venus is tall and she’s like a model and she fits everything,” Williams adds. “I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn’t. But it’s fine. Now I’m obviously good.”

These days, she’s proud of the bod that’s won her 27 Grand Slam titles. “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that,” Williams says. “But different is good.”

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Boys have penises and girls have vaginas

Scientists discover that men and women are kind of different sometimes.

New York Times June 30, 2010, 12:01 am

Phys Ed: What Exercise Science Doesn’t Know About Women

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
Several years ago, Dr. David Rowlands, a senior lecturer with the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health at Massey University in New Zealand, set out to study the role of protein in recovery from hard exercise. He asked a group of male cyclists to ride intensely until their legs were aching and virtually all of their stored muscle fuel had been depleted. The cyclists then consumed bars and drinks that contained either mostly carbohydrates or both carbohydrates and protein. Then, over the next few days, they completed two sessions of hard intervals. One took place the following morning; the next, two days later.
Dr. Rowlands found that the cyclists showed little benefit during the first interval session. But during the second, the men who ingested protein had an overall performance gain of more than 4 percent, compared with the men who took only carbohydrates, “which is huge, in competitive terms,” Dr. Rowlands says. Other researchers’ earlier studies produced similar results. Protein seems to aid in the uptake of carbohydrates from the blood; muscles pack in more fuel after exercise if those calories are accompanied by protein. The protein is also thought to aid in the repair of muscle damage after hard exercise. Dr. Rowlands’s work, which was published in 2008, was right in line with conventional wisdom.

Not so his latest follow-up study, which was published online in May in the journal Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise and should raise eyebrows, especially lightly plucked ones. After his original work was completed, Dr. Rowlands says, “we received inquiries from female cyclists,” asking to be part of any further research. So, almost as an afterthought, Dr. Rowlands and his colleagues repeated the entire experiment with experienced female riders.

This time, though, the results were quite different.  read full story at NY Times.

The Dirty World of Cleanses

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The Dirty World of Cleanses
The Blueprint Cleanse continues to hook new addicts, but JOSHUA DAVID STEIN questions why women continue paying to starve.

Sharon Raider, a 43-year-old fashion designer from Brooklyn, steps forward and grabs her bags. Before she even gets to the car, she’s ripped one open and twists the cap from a 6-ounce green bottle to greedily suck down the contents. A fleck of green juice is all that mars her otherwise perfectly made-up face.

Welcome to ground zero of a new New York addiction: The Blueprint Cleanse.  read more at NY Press