12 Things You Need To Know Today (September 21)
1. This guy tried 13 dating apps in 30 days.
Here’s what he found. Hint: it wasn’t true love. (Mashable)
2. Tory Burch has a feng shui master for her office.
3. Coffee has the same physical effects on the body as jet lag.
It doesn’t just keep you up at night. A new study shows that drinking coffee a few hours before bedtime will actually make it harder to get up the next day. (NPR)
4. Summer 2015 was the hottest on record.
If you've found yourself sweating more on your morning run lately, you're not alone. NOAA confirmed that this summer was the hottest one since record-keeping began in 1880. Global warming skeptics beware. (US News)
5. There's a reason fighting with your significant other stresses you out.
Science explains that teeth-clenching, heart-racing, and labored breathing are all normal reactions to disagreements with your better half. (Mic)
6. This awesome sorority is now accepting trans women.
The Xi Omicron Iota sorority at Missouri State University just changed its bylaws — by a unanimous vote, no less — to allow anyone who "[identifies] as a girl" to pledge the house. (HelloGiggles)
7. The EPA orders Volkswagen to take nearly half a million cars off the road.
The automaker is accused of installing technology that conceals car emissions in an effort to evade EPA air-quality standards. As many as 482,000 of their 2009-2015 models are now being recalled. Adios, Audi. (NYT)
8. Google wants Silicon Valley to be as bike-friendly as Copenhagen.
Can Google change a car-centric culture in its own backyard? Data to the rescue. (NYT)
9. Yoga can help people with arthritis.
Yogis with arthritis had better physical health, less joint pain, and less depression. (Time)
10. Diet is still key when it comes to brain power.
Yes, you can build a better, healthier brain with walnuts, blueberries, and kale. (USA Today)
11. An exclusive look at CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman.
The CrossFit founder takes on Nick Jonas, Big Soda, and flab! (Maxim)
12. The best exercise to reduce blood pressure.
"Take your pick, as the best exercise to control high blood pressure seems to be virtually any exercise, like walking or cycling or light weight training, especially if your workouts are spread throughout the day. 'Even standing might work,' says Glenn Gaesser, the director of the Healthy Lifestyles Research Center at Arizona State University and an expert on exercise and hypertension." —Gretchen Reynolds (NYT)
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