7 Things You Need To Know Today (August 17)

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1. Coffee has had an interesting history.

In the 1600s coffee was thought to cause impotence, in the 1800s it made you go blind, and in 1916 it stunted your growth. Now it's viewed as "practically a health food." What's next for coffee's storied history? (CNN)

2. Sound baths move from metaphysical to mainstream.

Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, and Laurence Fishburne are all fans. (NYT)

3. Study says you don't need to go low-carb to burn fat.

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Low-carb still works, but it's not the only answer. (NPR)

4. This 80-year-old woman is a CrossFit beast!

Constance Tillit has had multiple surgeries, but that doesn't stop her! (BuzzFeed)

5. Are you kidding me?

FDA approves use of OxyContin in children between 11-16 years old. (NBC)

6. Sharon Stone reveals all.

The 57-year-old actress bares all and talks about recovering from her brain hemorrhage. (Harper's Bazaar)

7. Some good food rules to live by.

"When I went back to just drinking water and eating food again, the weight dropped, and all my symptoms went away. I think we just need to simplify things. Stick to the perimeter of the supermarket where all the fresh foods are. Buy real foods as much as you can. We all know it. But we’ve been bombarded with food industry marketing for so long." - Our friend Damon Gameau talking about how he recovered after a sugar heavy diet he endured while filming his movie, That Sugar Film (NYT)

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