Clean Up Your Mess

The Nightcap

Nightcap for January 7th, 2019

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“This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can… reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.'” – Leonard Cohen



Worm Food

For something you won’t actually see or get to experience, people sure do have a lot of opinions on how they want their body being handled postmortem.

Many people opt for a traditional burial in a cemetery, whereas others prefer saving time/money and just get cremated. Some people want their body and any functioning organs to be donated, while others have come up with some very unique and creative ways of disposing of their body like getting shot out of a cannon. (Yes, that’s a real thing).

A recent bill in Washington may make the state the first one in the nation to approve human compost as a means of handling the bodies of our loved ones after they have passed.

According to this article, human compost is an eco-friendly, humane, and cost-effective way of handling the deceased.

What do you think?



Rub-A-Dub-Dub

Apparently, running a bath can be as beneficial and as calorie-depleting as running a 5k.

And if that fun statistic makes close to zero sense to you, you are not alone. When I read the headline, I had to dig deeper myself and, while the study DID show a direct link between hot baths and its healing effects on blood sugar and inflammation (much like running does), there are a few things that should privacy be noted before you trade in your sneakers for slippers.

Firstly, the study only used 14 participants – all men and all around the same age – which is a very small research group to make such huge conclusions.

Secondly, the article discussed cycling and walking – not running – so I’m not totally sure where the title came from. It’s pretty misleading.

That being said, it appears hot baths actually DO have some remedial properties and can (in fact) burn calories, but not nearly in the way aerobic exercise can.

In other words, one should not be necessarily substituted for the other, but should both be incorporated into your weekly – or even daily – activities.

To read more about the findings, click here.


Drinking Wine Every Day

Studies have shown that drinking a glass of wine every day is incredibly beneficial for your system: it removes toxins from your body and improves your brain function. We decided to find out whether these statements are true by having one glass of wine a day for a whole month.

Watch here