Exercise 'not key to obesity fight' - BBC News Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to "bust the myth" about exercise. They said while activity was a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia, its impact on obesity was minimal. Instead excess sugar and carbohydrates were key. The experts, including London cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, blamed the food industry for encouraging the belief that exercise could counteract the impact of unhealthy eating. 43 Excellent ESL Resources for Students There are over 1 billion people all over the world learning English right now. Luckily for them, there are now, more than ever, a plethora of great resources on the Web to make this challenge easier. We’ve put together this guide to help students, from teens to adults, get the help they need to achieve their goals with learning English. We’ve divided the resources into five sections to help you find exactly what you want. General
21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization You might have to plant the flowers in your backyard to see some green action, but plants will grow from just about anywhere if you give them enough time. If you abandoned your home today and returned many years later, you might find trees growing right out of your bedroom walls, and plants the size of beanstalks shooting straight up out of your floorboards. Plants are incredibly resilient, and can grow from the most unlikely places so long as they have a source of sun and water. These man-made objects, buildings, and entire cities are no match for the rapid growth of plant life.
PETA shatters Jane Birkin’s glossy Birkin bag fantasy. Now, she wants out. This 2007 photo taken in New York shows an employee holding a crocodile-skin Hermes Birkin bag during a private opening of the new Hermes store on Wall Street. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images file) The most coveted Birkin bags, sold by luxury French retailer Hermès, cost more than most Americans make in a year. Selling at retail for well over $100,000 a pop, at least for certain versions, the Birkin bag and the wait lists for acquiring one represent what you cannot have — maybe even if you are rich. Some of the bags are also made of crocodile skin.
20 Teen and Tween Conversation Starters How was your day? Fine. How was school? William Shakespeare - Biography - Poet, Playwright William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Synopsis William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. From roughly 1594 onward he was an important member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men company of theatrical players.
New Orleans ten years after Hurricane Katrina - where is it now? Today marks the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the Louisiana coast, wreaking havoc throughout the gulf and notoriously causing a breach of the levees which were supposed to protect New Orleans. I won’t sit here and hypothesize on whether that breach was intentional or whether officials were at least complicit, instead I want to focus on where New Orleans is now, and where it should be. A few weeks ago I went to New Orleans to volunteer with lowernine.org on rebuilding houses in the lower ninth ward. I was only able to stay a week unfortunately, but it’s amazing how much work can be done on a house in a week’s time. I have to be clear here - while I was born in New Orleans we moved away before I can remember it and this was my first time back since then, so I don’t claim to be any kind of an expert on New Orleans, the culture or its history. I am simply reporting on what I saw and did on this single brief trip and letting you come to your own conclusions.
Five ways to survive your daily commute Commuting sucks. It costs up to 14% of your annual salary, increases stress levels and generally saps all energy and goodwill towards humanity. It forces you to witness your fellow wage slaves day in, day out; listen to their music, read their text messages, smell their armpits. Now, according to a recent study, it has been calculated that the daily commute uses up more than 18 months of your life, with an average of 13,870 hours spent getting to and from work – to the place that pays you the money you need in order to get there. How to Learn English: 15 Steps Steps Part 1 Improving Your Spoken English <img alt="Image titled Learn English Step 07" src=" width="728" height="546" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Speak a little English every day.
What does your fridge reveal about you? 28 January 2015Last updated at 05:00 ET The contents of your fridge reveal a lot about your life, your family, your job and your standard of living. Whether it's milk, eggs, cake or meat, the food inside tells a story. Three quarters of homes around the world have a fridge and about one in five have a freezer, according to market research firm Euromonitor - and as living standards rise so does fridge ownership. What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment. It's a timely warning because the next six months will be critical to our future. Ahead of a series of major events later this year, The Foundation for Deep Ecology and the Population Media Center released a collection that illustrates the devastating effects of out-of-control growth and waste, and it's breathtaking. "This is an issue that people care about, and oftentimes it's just not discussed by mainstream media," Missie Thurston, director of marketing and communications at the Population Media Center, told Mic.
Starbucks Manners: a video-based listening lesson This is a ready-made, video-based lesson you can use with your intermediate / upper-intermediate students. It’s suitable for both teens and adults. Copy and paste whatever you want and use it to your heart’s content. Let's Ban the Bead! - The Story of Stuff Project No matter where you live, there are ways to take action to protect our waterways and put a stop to polluting plastic microbeads! Let us know where you’re based and we’ll connect you with the action that’ll have the most impact to help ban the bead. Take action now to get these billions of tiny plastic particles out of our Stuff, out of our waterways, and out of our waterways! Do you live in the US?