9 Things You Need To Know Today (October 2)
1. Kate Winslet gets real about how she views her post-baby body.
Though she's done nude scenes sans body double in 12 films, Kate Winslet said that after three kids, she's "probably done" stripping down for the camera. She went on to admit that though she imposed a lot of self-criticism in her 20s, she now views her "physical self as an instrument that [she has] to keep going" because her kids need her more than she needs to do a nude scene. (The Wall Street Journal)
2. Start asking your friends to shower you with compliments.
A working Harvard Business School paper found that people are more successful at solving challenging tasks if loved ones remind them of moments that they were their "best self" beforehand. (Science of Us)
3. Students in Charleston are wearing scarlet letters in protest of gender-discriminating dress code.
At Charleston County School of the Arts (middle and high school), nearly 100 students and faculty members have worn a red "A" on their clothes for the past week to call attention to the school's dress code and how it's enforced more strictly for female students. Even worse, the group says larger female students are hounded more than thinner students, with one guidance counselor telling a student "heavier girls" should wear longer skirts. (The Charleston Post and Courier).
4. Beard transplants are now a thing.
The number of men opting for beard transplants is on the rise, with many shelling out upward of $10,000 in hopes of looking older. (NYT)
5. Car smoking ban in England and Wales comes into force.
In an effort to prevent secondhand smoke from affecting children, it's now officially illegal to smoke in a car with children in it. (BBC)
6. Therapy is overrated.
Recent studies suggest that the benefits of using talk therapy to treat depression are often overstated, indicating a bias in some medical journals. (NYT)
7. Another reason to switch up your workouts!
A new study found that trying an out-of-the-ordinary fitness session, compared to the same old routine, made participants feel better and leave more excited to work out again. (NIH)
8. Medical billing as Americans know it has changed.
Yesterday the U.S. adopted the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, which is used across the globe. The transition to these health codes is anticipated to be a bit bumpy for health care providers and patients alike. (Forbes)
9. A beer expert weighs in on Lululemon's lager.
This summer, Lululemon beer became a real thing... but is it good? (Racked)