Friday, February 11, 2011


Remember when my heater was broken a few weeks ago? Well, turns out Heatergate was the start of a new trend. Yay, I'm in "it" girl! Can I get a cover of Nylon now? Anyways, the brain trust at Cosmopolitan reports:
Researchers found a link between cranking up the heat and gaining poundage, according to an article published in the journal Obesity Reviews and reported on in the New York Times.  
They also discovered that turning down the heat could help you shed Lbs. Without getting into too much of the science behind it, when people are exposed to slightly chilly conditions (think: in the 60s), a process called non-shivering thermogenesis kicks in. And that causes your body to burn calories
One expert told the Times, “When we put people in a 60-degree room, they increase their energy expenditure by 100 or 200 calories a day if they’re in light clothing." Hmm, keeping our apartments at that temperature doesn't exactly sound appealing, but crazier things have been done to lose weight...
There are so many things wrong with this, I don't even know where to begin. Maybe with this:

(Of the many traits and qualities Liz Lemon and I share, a propensity for obnoxiously over-the-top eye-rolling is among them)

I know that the editors at Cosmo lack the ability to report on anything not associated with attaining perfectly voluminous hair ("That's why her hair is so big, it's full of secrets!" <3 you Mean Girls), pleasing a man (usually with some tip including ice, wtf?), or recommending we eat grilled chicken on a bed of whole grain rice with a spritz of lime (zesty!) ad nauseum, but this is just ridiculous. Encouraging readers to freeze themselves thin? You have got to be kidding me. This is an entirely new level of insanity. It is certifiably LUDA. Although, this explains why Swedish girls are so skinny. It will be 10° outside and they'll be walking around in tights, short dresses, and cropped leather jackets. AREN'T YOU COLD? You have to be cold. I refuse to believe otherwise. Please PLEASE for the love of all that is good in the world, put on a coat. I am cold just looking at you.

Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't have any clips of Ludacris yelling "LUDA!" over and over. That's such a shame.

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