1. If you have major wanderlust, these are 28 places you should go in 2016 (and the things to do there). South Africa makes its appearance at number 24, with standout sporting events like the Cape Town Cycle Tour, Tiger’s Milks Surf Classic and the Lormar Endurance Bike Tour [Outside Online]
  2. Chit chat, small talk, discussion about the weather, traffic and the latest gossip are essential for social relationships. It’s not the content but rather the act of small talk that’s important. So don’t worry about coming up with something interesting [Fast Co Exist]
  3. 6 Things You Should Do to Take Care of Your Knives [Food52]
  4. Researchers in Germany tested 1 100 competitors in the annual ironman.  10% were found to be suffering from hyponatremia – overhydration. According to them, hyponatremia is common in ironman athletes and can be fatal. [Healthday] Ironman South Africa is one short month away, so before you drink at every water station think if you’re actually thirsty or just drinking because it’s there.
  5. After an ongoing discussion surrounding the dangers of Rugby, 70 academics and doctors are proposing to ban tackles in children. Dr Ross Tucker delves in the risk of injury in Rugby, how this changes over different age groups and the negative consequences of extreme solutions. [Sport Scientist]
  6. Lena Dunham has been candid about suffering from Endometriosis and last week was hospitalised for a raptured ovarian cyst. Most ovulating women will get some kind of ovarian cyst during her life, but it’s not always a problem. Here’s what you need to know about ovarian cysts and when to call your doctor [Refinery29]
  7. You may have already seen Kim Steven’s viral Facebook status entitled “Run Mr President”. If you missed it here it is along with her thoughts on the aftermath of it being shared over 20 000 times [Modern Athlete]
  8. Obesity is a huge epidemic worldwide and as is often the case, extreme diets are introduced and food groups vilified for being the reason for obesity. Many popular diets insist that Low GI food and a diet low in carbohydrates is the key to weight loss. In an article backed by Dr. Mike Israetel, a professor of exercise science at Temple University, Adam Borntein of Born Fitness looks a little deeper into why the most important part of the fight against “belly fat” is oftentimes ignored in diet books and articles [Born Fitness]
  9. New research shows that when we don’t sleep correctly our brains don’t encode information correctly. This causes you to imagine things that don’t actually exist [Women’s Health]
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