7 Things You Need To Know Today (October 3)
1. Silicon Valley's latest threat: Under Armour.
Is the apparel company really becoming the LinkedIn of fitness? (Forbes)
2. Having a "type" is really a thing.
A new study suggests that who we find attractive is heavily based on our own unique experiences. (TIME)
3. There's a new spa on the Upper East Side of New York dedicated to improving women's vaginas.
VSPOT uses a new FDA-approved CO2 laser (called the "FemiLift") to tighten the vaginal region and improve circulation and lubrication. (NY Post)
4. Drugged driving incidents are on the rise.
According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the percentage of drivers who were under the influence of marijuana or other illegal drugs rose from 12.4 percent in 2007 to 15.1 percent in 2013 and 2014. (CNN)
5. The Army finally creates a breast-feeding policy.
This week, the Army became the last military branch to release a service-wide policy on breast-feeding, including guidelines on facility requirements, lactation consultants, and break times. (ArmyTimes)
6. Want to manage your weight? Go to bed earlier.
A new study from the University of California-Berkeley has found that people who go to bed late on weeknights are likely to weigh more than those who go to bed earlier. (One theory is that night owls are more likely to eat fast food.) (Science Daily)
7. Taco Bell launches a certified vegetarian menu.
The chain's menu now features items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), which is "the industry-recognized standard in vegetarian labeling." Taco Bell says it is the first quick-service restaurant to do this. (Eater)