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Healthy Headlines: Olympians' Junk Food, the OMG Diet, and Cooking with Couscous

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Remember This: A study by psychologists and neuroscientists at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland reveals that closing your eyes for just 10 minutes and relaxing will help you process  new information and remember details. See more ways to keep your mind sharp (Time)

The Olympic Diet: Find out why Olympic athletes, who can burn anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 calories during a workout, oftentimes turn to high-calorie but less nutritious processed foods, from candy bars to Pop-Tarts.  (The New York Times)

The OMG Diet: Lose weight rapidly by taking ice cold morning baths, blowing up balloons, and skipping breakfast? That's what the latest fad diet, OMG!, suggests you should do in order to burn fat and increase metabolism. May we suggest something a little less extreme, like our 2012 Whole Living Action Plan? (Equinox)

Pass the Couscous: Get tips and recipes for couscous, an easy-to-cook summer favorite.  The Whole-Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and Pistachios has our name written all over it. Check out these Ayurvedic cooling foods. (Whole Foods)

Turn Off the Light...and the Laptop! A new study from Ohio State University Medical Center suggests that dim lighting at night may lead to depression and cause negative health effects.  The good news is that these depressive symptoms can be reversed once light pollution from artificial light (TV, electronic screens) are minimized. (CNN)

Sports Drink Downer: In a new study, The British Medical Journal, reports there's not enough evidence to prove all of the "performance-boosting" claims put out by many sports drinks companies. In fact, these sports drinks are contributing to childhood obesity and tooth decay. (Yahoo)

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