9 Things You Need To Know Today (November 20)
1. Misty Copeland will write a health fitness book, due to publish in early 2017.
The book, tentatively titled Ballerina Body, is said to include meal plans, exercise routines, and motivational advice for everyone (non-dancers included). (The New York Times)
2. NASA is making a kid's dreams come true.
After telling Humans of New York that he wanted to be a reporter like his dad and write a story about NASA's next space launch, NASA responded to the budding reporter's questions via Facebook. (HelloGiggles)
3. Genetically modified salmon is a legal thing now.
Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies has developed an Atlantic salmon that grows faster than wild or farmed versions, and it's officially been approved for consumption by the FDA. (mbg)
4. People hardly ever feel pain when they're sleepwalking.
A new study found that people are unlikely to experience pain from sleepwalking injuries. However, the pain usually catches up with them in the morning, and they're four times more likely to report a headache upon waking than non-sleepwalkers. (Science World Report)
5. Ronda Rousey won't be able to fight for six months.
After getting knocked out by Holly Holm on Saturday, Ronda Rousey won't be able to fight for six months, according to a UFC list of fighters who've been issued 180-day medical suspensions. Rousey could return to the octagon sooner if medical tests confirm she has not suffered head damage. (HuffPo)
6. One in 10 Americans struggle with drug problems.
A study shows that 9.9 percent of people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with a drug-use disorder. The rate was an increase over last year, despite new, stricter thresholds for a diagnosis. The disorder was found to be more common in men (white and Native Americans) and in those with less education and income. (TIME)
7. Your weekend sleep habits are unhealthy, says science.
According to a new study, drastic changes to your sleep cycle might be increasing your risk of diabetes and heart disease. (mbg)
8. It's going to take 118 years to close the gender pay gap.
The World Economic Forum has some depressing news for women everywhere. Not only do we have to wait until 2133 for equal earnings, but the gender pay gap has actually gotten worse for some, including those in the U.S. (CNN)
9. The first 10 minutes of your workday could make or break the rest of it.
The first few minutes set the tone for your productivity level for the next eight hours. Here are the most detrimental habits to indulge in first thing in the a.m. (Business Insider)
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