11 Things You Need To Know Today (January 7)
1. Juice leads the way in Forbes' 30 Under 30 for 2016.
Suja Juice co-founder Annie Lawless was featured as one of the top young entrepreneurs of the new year. The 30 Under 30 list also included wellness warriors Ben Friedman, the co-founder of sustainable sandwich company Homegrown, Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney, and mbg course instructors and Sakara Life founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise. (Forbes)
2. More than 27,000 bright pink detergent bottles have washed up along the UK coastline.
Locals are concerned that the bottles, which are thought to have fallen off a cargo ship during a recent storm, are leaking detergent and harming native wildlife. (BBC)
3. These brothers will convert you to the matcha fan club.
Meet Graham and Max Fortgang, owners of Matcha Bar, who are introducing Brooklynites to New York–style matcha, "that weird green liquid." (VICE)
4. This could be the key to banishing your sweet tooth.
A small study found that reducing sugar intake by 40 percent could change the way you perceive added sugars, making you more sensitive to a smaller amount. While the participants' low-sugar habits weren't long-lasting, it could be a step in the right direction. (Time)
5. Couture house Dolce & Gabbana just launched an abaya collection.
And they are seriously beautiful. (mbg)
6. Spanx is joining the athleisure game.
Once known only for their shapewear, Spanx is getting into activewear with the introduction of their Every Wear line. The three styles of leggings are designed to go from work to yoga, and everywhere in between. (Racked)
7. Jenna Bush Hager says she'll no longer make resolutions to lose weight.
The Today correspondent says she refuses to set any more diet goals after she found an old diary entry in which she had resolved to lose 4 pounds when she was just 10 years old. "It made me think about how many years I have, in some form, thought about losing weight at the beginning of the year," she said. "Twenty years? Twenty-five? Is losing weight the end goal? Should it be?" (TODAY)
8. Would you pay $100 for a doughnut?
What if it were covered in 24-karat gold? If you answered yes, head on over to Manilla Social Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which just introduced the Golden Cristal Ube Donut to its menu. No reports yet on whether anyone has actually purchased one. (NY Daily News)
9. Helmet-less training may actually prevent head injuries in football.
A study published last month in the Journal of Athletic Training found that when players practiced without helmets, they were less inclined to use their heads during contact and sustained 30 percent fewer cranial impacts over the course of the season. (New York Times)
10. Turns out a plant-based diet doesn't have to be expensive.
New research finds that — contrary to popular belief — a plant-based, extra-virgin olive oil diet is cheaper than the most economical recommendations for healthy eating from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). (mbg)
11. Meet the model changing the literal face of fashion.
Diagnosed at 4 with vitiligo — "an incurable skin pigmentation disease that causes colorless patches to develop on a person's body" — Winnie Harlow was bullied so badly she dropped out of high school. Today, she's an internationally known model who wants to spread a message that it's time to embrace various forms of beauty. (CNN)
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