- Vitamin G, Glamour Magazine | Love Your Body | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 3:54 PM EDT | Comments
by Sarah Jio, Glamour
Oversized sunglasses: If you love the Jackie O look, good girl: Experts say big sunglasses may deflect more rays. "Although the glasses are a fashion statement for most, few people are aware of the need to protect the eye, particularly the cornea, from harmful sun damage," reports CBS. "Corneal flash burns can cause pain and vision changes and even lead to permanent scarring. Look for labels on sunglasses which indicate the level of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) protection."
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- The Editors Of Prevention | Love Your Body | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 10:08 AM EDT | CommentsYou know how it goes. You wake up in the morning, glance at yourself in the mirror, and decide you're "too fat" to go anywhere. Instead of interacting with the outside world--mirrors! people!--you'd rather sit at home watching too many hours of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and eating cheese fries...with your hands. Hey, we've all been there. But would you believe us if we said it's all in your head?
It's true, say researchers at the University College London. Feeling thin or fat is an illusion constructed in our posterior parietal cortex--an area of the brain that integrates sensory information from different parts of the body. Unlike your sense of touch, there are no specialized receptors in your body that send information to the brain about the size and shape of your body parts, says lead study author Henrik Ehrsson, MD, PhD. "Instead, the brain appears to create a map of the body by integrating signals from the relevant body parts such as skin, joints and muscles, along with vi...Read More »
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