Sitting down makes your bum bigger
Researchers found that the pressure put on areas of the body used for sitting or lying down produces up to 50 per cent more fat in those parts.
This can explain why couch potatoes and other sedentary behaviour makes you fat when combined with a lack of exercise.
But even those with healthy diet and exercise habits will be affected if they spend long periods sat behind a desk.
Researchers found that preadipocyte cells - the precursors to fat cells - turn into fat cells and produce even more fat when subject to prolonged periods of 'mechanical stretching loads' - the kind of weight we put on our body tissues when we sit or lie down. READ MORE HERE
Mugger picks wrong victim: MMA fighter
Updated: December 6, 2011 4:17PM
“Justin” is 6 feet 2, 250 pounds, with a build that looks like it could split open a suit jacket during a particularly violent sneeze.
But the mixed martial arts expert from Des Plaines insists it was his “training,” not brawn, that allowed him to wrench a loaded pistol from the hand of an alleged mugger who had the weapon pointed at his chest Friday night on the Southwest Side.
“I don’t feel like a hero,” said Justin, who did not want his last name used. “Training matters. If you’re well trained, you have a chance to survive.” READ MORE HERE
Uncovering the Truth About Penis Size
While doing some research, because I’m a gigantic dork, I’m surprised by the wealth of misinformation online about human penis size. Many straight men spend their lives only having seen maybe their dad’s penis, a few penises in porn and their own. Most people, in general, don’t go around measuring penises or reading about the human body. Men do not know what they are packing, and women do not know what to expect. None of us really have realistic expectations — myself included.
BEST Christmas Gift For Someone You Just Started Dating
Tickets make a great low-pressure gift because it's basically just like asking someone out on a nice date, a date you planned and paid for in advance. Whether you buy tickets to a show your special friend has been talking about, or seek out something else she may think is cool, it's hard to go wrong with this one — unless you buy Nickelback tickets, in which case no one should date you. READ MORE HERE
Cops: York woman killed roommate in Florida, left body under Christmas presents
By Chris Dyches, Web Content Producer
YORK, SC (WBTV) - A York County woman reportedly confessed to murdering a 67-year-old woman in Florida and leaving her body under a pile of Christmas presents.
According to York Police Chief Andy Robinson, officers were called by police in Jacksonville, Florida saying 40-year-old Patty White, of Wilson Avenue, was suspected in murdering a woman.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says 67-year-old Michele O'Dowd's body was found inside her home on Friday morning around 9:10 a.m. Investigators say O'Dowd's twin brother discovered his sister's body in bed with a pile of Christmas presents placed on top of her.
"There is nothing worse than when you walk inside and find your own sister brutally murdered over a stupid debit card," her brother told WTEV-News, a CBS affiliate in Jacksonville. READ MORE HERE
Anthony Youn, M.D., is a plastic surgeon in Metro Detroit. He is the author of “In Stitches,” a humorous memoir about growing up Asian American and becoming a doctor.
I cringe every time I see a patient for a breast lift who is a smoker. I’m deathly afraid that despite my warnings, she will smoke before or after surgery and cause her nipples to turn black and fall off.
Yes. Smokers who undergo breast lifts are at great risk of losing their nipples.
I’ve seen it before.
The nicotine in cigarettes and the carbon monoxide contained in cigarette smoke can diminish blood flow to various parts of the body. These toxins act as a virtual tourniquet. If the blood flow to a particular body part becomes greatly reduced or halted, that body part dies.
In my memoir “In Stitches,” I told the story of a smoker whose nipples turned purple while undergoing a breast lift surgery. Purple is the precursor to black. Black is the precursor to falling off. To save the patient—and her nipples - we turned to the only treatment available. READ MORE HERE
Couple badly injured after naked bodybuilder attack
Police say a naked, 300-pound bodybuilder savagely beat a Southern California couple at their home, leaving them in critical condition.
The Sun of San Bernardino says 22-year-old Ruben Arzu apparently was under the influence of steroids and other drugs, and it took four police officers, two stun gun blasts and four sets of handcuffs to restrain him.
Police say the couple came home late Saturday to find Arzu naked on the front porch of their home in Colton.
When Arzu was confronted by the 35-year-old husband, police say the bodybuilder attacked the man, causing major head trauma.
Woman 'escaped after being tied up and buried in box'
A woman was shot with an electric stun gun, bound and gagged and then buried alive in a box after her partner got "bored" with her, a jury has been told.
Michelina Lewandowska, 27, was taken to woods and buried in a shallow grave in May, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Miss Lewandowska escaped from the box and flagged down a passing car.
Her partner, Marcin Kasprzak, 25, of Penistone Road, and Patryk Borys, 18, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, both Huddersfield, deny attempted murder. READ MORE HERE
Woman sues dealer, alleges dead-body odor in SUV
Josh Katzenstein/ The Detroit News
A New Baltimore woman is suing a car dealership, alleging employees there failed to tell her the sports-utility vehicle she purchased once held a dead body.
Margarita Salais filed a lawsuit against Suburban Ford of Sterling Heights in which she claims the dealership did not disclose necessary information about a 2006 Ford Expedition she bought in March, according to an Oakland County Circuit Court complaint.
After Salais bought the car, she started to notice a rotting odor.
"They bought the car while it was still cold out in March," Dani Liblang, Salais' lawyer, said. "The warmer it got, the worse the smell got."
Salais brought the car to the dealership, and someone informed her that the smell came from a dead animal, according to the complaint. But she wasn't satisfied with the explanation.
Salais filed a claim with her insurance company, State Farm, which hired a biohazard cleanup company to search the car, Liblang said. Clinton Township-based Elite Trauma Clean-up determined the odor was of human origin, according a letter from State Farm in the complaint. READ MORE HERE
Deputies: Shoplifter caught with steaks, candles down his pants
Two weeks after he was released on bond for aggravated assault, authorities say Dannial Ashley walked out of a local supermarket with the makings of a romantic dinner.
The problem: He didn't pay for the four steaks and two candles stuffed down his pants.
Ashley, 31, of the 11400 block of Whistlers Cove Boulevard, East Naples, was arrested by Collier County sheriff's deputies Tuesday near the 4800 block of Golden Gate Parkway. He faces a single charge of retail theft of under $100.
Ashley was spotted by grocery store employees putting two packages containing two steaks each into his pants before leaving the store, a sheriff's report said. One employee stopped Ashley, who then removed the steaks and candles from his pants and fled on foot, the report said. READ MORE HERE
Frisky couple on water slide caught having sex in CCTV footage
'They were at it for a good five minutes before anyone realised what was going on,' one lifeguard said.
However, it wasn't all happy endings for the pair, as the unimpressed security guards ejected them from the park without even allowing them to retrieve their clothes - before insult to injury was added by the photos hitting the international press, of course. READ MORE HERE