Health

How America's Junk Food Problem Made Its Way To China

When KFC opened its first restaurant in Beijing in 1987, people from all over the city flocked there for a taste of America. Foreign brands were still a novelty after the restrictions of the Mao Tse-tung era. Foreign fast-food restaurants represented quality and modernity, with KFC’s shiny three-story restaurant in China’s capital its largest in the world, […]

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Senate Democrats Want To Stop Trump From Bringing Back Junk Health Insurance

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and 30 Democratic colleagues want to block a Trump administration regulation that could flood health insurance markets with junk coverage. The effort seems unlikely to succeed. It requires passing a bill that would ultimately need support from both the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and President Donald Trump himself. But Baldwin’s gambit […]

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How To Resist Junk Food Cravings

Breathe and stop Mindfulness isn’t just for staying calm on the commute – there’s evidence that it can prevent food cravings by occupying short-term memory, according to a study from London’s City University. Researchers found that everyone from Buddhists to gym-bros can benefit from a focus on breathing as a distraction – there are plenty […]