1. Reese Witherspoon calls out Hollywood's double standard.
Accepting an award at last night's Glamour Women of the Year Awards, the actress used her stage time to address the work that needs to be done in the film industry in regard to ageism and sexism. (mbg)
2. Soccer might be getting safer.
This week, the United States Soccer Federation released a series of safety initiatives, resolving a class-action lawsuit filed against U.S Soccer. The new guidelines prohibit players 10 years old and younger from heading the ball, while players ages 11 to 13 will reduce their practice of "headers." (NYT)
3. The surprising health benefit of drinking a little bubbly.
A 2013 study that's recently resurfaced claims drinking three glasses of Champagne weekly can help prevent memory loss and protect against diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia. (mbg)
4. Deliciously Ella's new London deli set to open.
Plant-based blogger Ella Woodward and fiancé Matthew Mills will open the Mae Deli in Marylebone, where customers can sample a bit of everything, including her signature colorful salads, healthier desserts, meat, and fish. (The Standard)
5. Strong legs? Strong brain.
After studying 162 pairs of female twins, scientists have found a connection between how strong their legs were and sustained mental cognition. (mbg)
6. The FDA has put a cap on the amount of sugar recommended in our daily diet.
It should only be 10 percent of your daily caloric intake — or 50 grams, about the same amount of sugar found in a can of Coke. (NYT)
7. The best exercise for your health might be the simplest.
That's right: Science proves you can skip those high-intensity workouts for 30 minutes of brisk walking every day for a lower BMI and a smaller waist. (mbg)
8. Campbell's chicken soup debuts a new ingredients list.
The famous soup can has gone from having 30 ingredients to 20, eliminating processed ingredients such as potassium chloride and monosodium glutamate. This move is likely a reaction to declining sales, due to more discerning and health-conscious consumers. (NYT)
9. Not all pounds are proportional when it comes to your health.
According to a new study, being "thin" is potentially more dangerous than being overweight depending on where the weight sits on the body. (mbg)