Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sounds Good To Me!

"Music can change the world because it can change people." -Bono
Research has shown there are many benefits to listening to music because it has affects on the human brain. It does the following:
- Manage stress levels
- Help with anxiety and depression by providing you with good feelings to make you healthy
- Cool music helps control breathing and heart rate
- Good music can send you to sleep
Personally, I use music to help me sleep as well as control stress during exam times. I also love to use music for entertainment! As we approach the end of 2009, take some time to think about all the great music of the past year. Here is a great clip of some of the top hits from 2009 to help you out. Enjoy!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Windows 7 Whopper

To promote the launch of Windows 7 in Japan, Burger King came out with the limited edition Windows 7 Whopper. For 777 yen (about $8.55 US) you can buy this enormous burger with 7 patties! It was only available for seven days, keeping with the "7" theme. This Whopper is
- 2120 calories
- 91 grams of meat
- 1.7 pounds

Only the first 30 customers get the special price of 777 yen, every customer after that is charged 1,450 yen which is approximately $17.10 US!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Half The Man He Used To Be

Last night The Biggest Loser finale aired and crowned Danny the winner. Danny lost a total of 239 pounds which equates to a total percentage of weight loss of 55.58%! Once a 430 pound man and now a lean 191! Congratulations Danny!

Other exciting news from the finale included a proposal and a sweet deal for Shay. Shay was the heaviest contestant in The Biggest Loser history (click here for previous post on her) and Subway has given her the offer of a lifetime to keep her on track. She will be returning on next season's finale and Subway will pay her $1,000 for every pound she has lost since yesterday. Her goal is to lose another 100 pounds... which equals $100,000! Best of luck Shay!

Check out Danny's final weigh in that made him The Biggest Loser below!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Walk It Out

As I sit in the library, peering outside wishing it would stop snowing so I could walk home more comfortably, I stopped to think about the benefits of the LTC bus strike. What is all this walking with my heavy school bag doing for me besides breaking my back?

Well did you know that according to Self Growth.com, research has shown that
"people who walk approximately 20-25 miles per week outlive those who don't walk by several years."

That's right ladies and gents! On average, every minute of walking can extend your life by 1.5 - 2 minutes! Not to mention that walking an extra 20 minutes a day (which is what most of us are doing) will burn off 7 pounds of body fat per year.

For an extensive list on the benefits of walking please click here.

Take that L.T.C!

LC's Fabulous Halloween Costume :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Benefits of Blogging

All of our participants felt blogging helped manage their stress and anxiety as well as feel more connected in the blogosphere. Yipeee, you guys rock!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Victoria's [Expensive] Secret

Marisa Miller was chosen to wear the Fantasy Bra at this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The Harelquin Fantasy Bra costs $3 million dollars! Here are some quick facts about this expensive piece of lingerie:

- Designed by Damiani
- Took over 800 hours to create
- Made with over 2300 diamonds
- Includes a rare 16 carat, heart-shaped, champagne coloured diamond
- Entire bra is almost 150 carats

Take a look!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What Are The Odds?!

When on vacation, Oasis of the Seas had many great odds posted. I thought they would make great FackSnacks. Did you know you have better odds of dating a millionaire than catching a ball at a major league ballgame? I like those odds...


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