June 27th, 2006

Torso

Why I'm fat?

This from CNN... but 10 novel ideas on why the population's weight is increasing...

1. Inadequate sleep. (Average sleep amounts have fallen, and many studies tie sleep deprivation to weight gain.)

2. Endocrine disruptors, which are substances in some foods that may alter fats in the body.

3. Nice temperatures. (Air conditioning and heating limit calories burned from sweating and shivering.)

4. Fewer people smoking. (Less appetite suppression.)

5. Medicines that cause weight gain.

6. Population changes. (More middle-agers and Hispanics, who have higher obesity rates.)

7. Older birth moms. (That correlates with heavier children).

8. Genetic influences during pregnancy.

9. Darwinian natural selection. (Fat people outsurvive skinny ones).

10. Assortative mating, or "like mating with like," as Allison puts it. Translation: fat people procreating with others of the same body type, gradually skewing the population toward the heavy end.
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Volleyball

Adjustments

The weather seems to no be slightly better. Kind of interesting on how difference much a day will make.

Jun 29 Scattered T-Storms 27°/18° 30%
Jun 30 Isolated T-Storms 23°/15° 30%
Jul 1 Partly Cloudy 24°/18° 20%
Jul 2 Scattered T-Storms 25°/17° 30%
Jul 3 Partly Cloudy 27°/17° 20%
Jul 4 Partly Cloudy 26°/17° 10%
Jul 5 Mostly Sunny 27°/17° 0%


At least it is sunny for the drive home on the 5th.
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Zoink

You scored as Purple. Purple is powerful, just like you. You are a very devoted person that likes to get things finished and you do this by balancing out fun and seriousness. This way you get the best of both and no matter what always end up winning. You are very competitive, driven and have an aura of mystery about you which sometimes people find astounding.

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Purple

78%

Green

67%

White

67%

Blue

67%

Orange

50%

Black

44%

Red

33%

Pink

22%

Yellow

17%

Which Colour Represents You???
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