Hitting the snooze button could be piling on the pounds

Sunrise

There’s no excuse for ignoring your alarm clock anymore – some interesting research into morning light’s effects on our BMI. Northwestern University researchers found in their study that

the earlier this light exposure occurred during the day, the lower individuals’ body mass index

About 20 to 30 minutes of light in the morning can affect BMI and help keep you lean. It’s all down to our “caveman hard-core wiring” which means we are biologically pre-determined to wake up with the sun. Of course, just getting up earlier isn’t enough, you also need to get sufficient sleep:

Insufficient sleep in primitive times was read by the body: ‘Danger, store fat,’

One hundred and eighty thousand pieces – the ultimate handcrafted car



Tongues firmly in cheeks, Honda now bring us the Fit Kit – a build it yourself car because

What better way to have a personal connection with an object than to just build it yourself

Of course it’s all good fun, but beware…

The Fit Kit owner should be a tinkerer par excellence with a solid understanding of electronics to power up the Bluetooth® connectivity [2] and leading industry safety features like LaneWatch™ [3]. Ideally, someone with a knack for propulsion to build the i-VTEC® engine and strong sense of interior design to lay out the 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space [1] with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat®.

Who wants to live forever?

THE IMMORTALISTS- Trailer from David Anthony Alvarado on Vimeo.

Why do we seek immortality?
Easy: because the alternative is to die

As Bill Andrews, a famed long-distance runner & lab biologits and Aubrey de Grey, a theoretical biologist struggle to create eternal youth, The Immortalists follows them, telling us a tale of two eccentric scientists who feel the world is “blind to the tragedy of old age”. It’s a facinating documentary that asks us whether, even if we could live forever, should we?