It Happened This Week: Tai Chi, Beth Ditto and the Photoshop Effect

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2784930461_51683bb0df_bTai Chi practice improves arthritis symptoms, via Science Daily.

The fashion world is reaching out to heavier young women with hip new clothing lines by punk rocker Beth Ditto and more, reports the New York Times.

On that note, Big Fat Deal has the scoop on the first ever plus-sized fashion week in New York later this month.

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Michelle Obama eats raw sweet peas in front of dozens of cameras, reports the Wall Street Journal blog. She says: “It tastes great doesn’t it, when the vegetables are fresh?” Yes!

“Perhaps the best study to date on the issue — shows calcium supplements have no effect on weight,” The LA Times reports.

Sleep more to improve your workouts, says Well blog.

Life Optimizer on how to stop thinking about “then” and focus on the “now.” “The less time and effort you put into looking at the past, the more you will have for living and experiencing this day.”

An enlightening YouTube video on “The Photoshop Effect,” courtesy of, and brought to our attention by Marsha’s 20-year-old daughter Lesley who feels young women everywhere would benefit from seeing it.

Photo by Diana bella via flickr.

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