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


Tai 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.

4 responses to “It Happened This Week: Tai Chi, Beth Ditto and the Photoshop Effect”

  1. Gina says:

    I read the book “Slowing Down to the Speed of Life” and realized I was always thinking about the past and the future, never living in the moment. Since I read that book, my life has changed for the better. Check it out!

  2. Sagan says:

    So much great health news- tai chi sounds really interesting.

    Sagan’s last blog post..Struggling with overeating: Brainstorming session!

  3. Ok, this is totally unrelated, but can you please tell me how you got the blogroll to randomly rotate? I would love to do this but don’t know how!

    Mary :: A Merry Life’s last blog post..Be Yourself No Matter What

  4. Marsha says:

    I’ll get our webmaster to get back to you, Mary. I have no idea beyond asking her to do it because I liked it, too.

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