7 Things You Need To Know Today (November 21)

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1. Modern Family's Ariel Winter credits Sofia Vergara with teaching her body acceptance.

Having "grown up" on set, portraying Alex Dunphy since the age of 11, Winter is aware of and grateful for the body-positive influence Vergara has provided over the past few years. Of the Latina actress, Winter said, "she was, you know, a really amazing, curvy role model for me. She helped me learn to accept the way I looked and love it and dress for it, and feel good about myself." (The Cut)

2. This news roundup proves we anticipated climate change in the early 1900s.

Here's an excerpt from a particularly precise article written in 1912, predicting climate change. "The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000 tons of coal a year. When this is burned, uniting it with oxygen, it adds about 7,000,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere yearly. This tends to make the air a more effective blanket for the earth and to raise its temperature. The effect may be considerable in a few centuries." Mind. Blown. (NYT)

3. Is this the food court of the future?

Eataly, the massive Italian marketplace that has taken NYC and Chicago by storm, is heading to Bologna, Italy, to open its most impressive space yet. Set to open in spring 2017, the space will span 20 acres and feature over 50 vendors while offering daily culinary and agricultural educational activities across multiple classrooms. Oh, and it will dedicate four of those acres of pastures, fields, and farms that house local crops and animals. Here's hoping the concept makes unhealthy mall food courts a thing of the past. (Eater)

4. A new device promises to make breast reconstruction less painful.

The AeroForm implant expands to stretch breast tissue at the touch of a self-controlled remote, putting women in charge of the pace of their enlargement. The device, which is approved for use in Australia and Europe, makes it more comfortable for women preparing for breast implants, who otherwise endure painful saline injections administered by doctors. (New York Magazine)

5. In case there was any question, girls run the world.

In the United States, women make up 57 percent of race finishers. So the New York Times put together a comprehensive guide to running like a girl. Female runners, you'll want to check this one out (NYT)

6. Stuck in a workout rut? Try crawling.

If yoga and barre isn't doing it for you lately, you might want to educate yourself on the latest fitness trend: Crawling. Apparently, fitness experts are now crawling every day to strengthen their core muscle groups. Apparently, crawling brings you back to the mobility you had as a baby by "pressing reset" on your central nervous system. (CNN)


7. A new theory is challenging the way psychologists understand mourning.

Psychologists are looking to Katherine Shear, M.D. and her colleagues at Columbia University, for their pioneering Complicated Grief Therapy technique. Helping patients to reduce their grief symptoms better than conventional supportive grief-focused psychotherapy, much of the therapy is about learning to narrate in the face of great pain and devastating losses. We can most definitely get behind that. (The Atlantic)

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