Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Socialize Yourself Thin

"Loneliness is a profound factor for cancer and death; it's on par with cigarette smoking. Social engagement is very important."
—Ohio State University scientist Dr Lei Cao discusses a new study which shows that hanging out with lots of different people "may keep people slimmer than spending hours on a treadmill." The study was conducted on mice, but whatever, I'm totally buying in. Who wants to meet for drinks tonight?

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Two hours and not a single commenter has taken you up on the drinks? Oh Balk, honey, you're getting fatter by the minute, aren't you?

rj77 (#210)

@DorothyMantooth Balk should come to Cleveland, where the beer comes with hotdogs.

collier (#13,548)

@DorothyMantooth : I'd do drinks, except that I'm currently trapped in East Hellsville Alabama. Clearly my only other option is to lie in my tanning bed and smoke while I rewatch watch Doctor Who alone.

rj77 (#210)

Guess I should get a cat so something can gnaw on my undiscovered corpse.

areaderwrites (#592)

Increase the number of people you need to front to, spur weight loss. No brainer.

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