8 Things You Need To Know Today (September 16)
1. There's a feminist porn connection?
A study from the University of Western Ontario found that people who have feminist views are more likely to watch porn. (The Telegraph)
2. After 7 seasons, someone finally won American Ninja Warrior.
"This guy's name is actually Isaac Caldiero; he's a busboy and, more importantly, a rock climber whose back muscles have their own muscles." (Mashable)
3. Air India Grounds 125 Crew Members For Having High BMIs.
And this isn't the first time. In 2009, the airline fired nine hostesses for weighing too much. Rude. (TIME)
4. A photo of soldiers breastfeeding goes viral.
A group of uniformed military moms posed for a picture while nursing, in hopes of normalizing breastfeeding. (CNN)
5. Scientists predict the future of food.
And the future looks good as sustainability and creativity are key as are locally produced, non-processed foods! (Eater)
6. The head of the National Institute for Mental Health is leaving for Google.
"Dr. Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, announced on Tuesday that he plans to step down in November, ending his 13-year tenure at the helm of the world’s leading funder of behavioral health research to join Google Life Sciences." (NYT)
7. A new study reveals bad news for sea turtles.
A new study from the University of Queensland found that more than half of the world's sea turtles have eaten plastic or trash, which can kill them because of damage to the gut and tissues. (Science Daily)
8. Is Pilates having a rough time?
"But Pilates has not quite managed to benefit from the boutique-fitness boom that it is in part responsible for starting. Interest in the method seems to have peaked last decade, dwindling just as spinning, barre, bootcamp, CrossFit, pole dancing, and a million other niches started to bloom, and as yoga continued its zen march to omnipresence. Across the country, attendance is down. Studios are struggling, and some are closing. Teachers are seeking additional certifications. Pilates centers are adding non-Pilates classes." - Anne Lowrey (NY Mag)