Wellness

The Great Soda Wars + Other Stories

The Great Soda Wars + Other Stories

Every week, we corral the best wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: how Chile is working to reduce obesity, why running in the freezing cold may be the next workout trend, and a helpful short list of harmful ingredients the FDA still allows in our foods.

  • The Stop Sign vs. the Soda Tax

    The Stop Sign vs. the Soda Tax

    The Atlantic

    The soda tax is a highly debated action for reducing sugar consumption and improving public health—but is it effective? A few South American countries say no, and one has integrated a totally unique intervention in its stead. And it’s working.

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  • The Next Climate Frontier: Predicting a Complex Domino Effect

    The Next Climate Frontier: Predicting a Complex Domino Effect

    Scientific American

    The US government released the fourth annual National Climate Assessment—but this time with a new chapter on the complex ripple effects of climate change. Hundreds of government, academic, and nonprofit experts look at how our changing climate is impacting not just natural systems and disasters but also other elements of our lives, including our economy.

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  • What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

    What Foods Are Banned in Europe but Not Banned in the U.S.?

    The New York Times

    Food manufacturers in the US know that certain ingredients have been linked to cancer—but they still use them. The EU, on the other hand, is way more strict. It’s a constant reminder of why we always need to read our labels.

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  • Could Exercising in Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier?

    Could Exercising in Frigid Temperatures Make Us Healthier?

    NPR

    The idea of doing yoga in a hundred-degree room excites (many) of us, but running in below-zero temperatures? Not so much. We may, however, change our minds after reading what one Dutch athlete posits the cold could do for our health.

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