Fast food isn’t just make us fatter — it’s hurting our brains too 

Fast food makes you gain weight, increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, decomposes at the rate of Happy Meal toys and has created a wage class incapable of meeting its most basic needs. Now it’s apparently making us dumber, according to new research.

Researchers at Ohio State University studied 11,700 middle-school-aged children and found even minor increases in fast food consumption were associated with poorer academic test results. Kids who eat fast food on a daily basis saw "test score gains that were up to about 20 percent lower than those who didn’t eat any fast food."

So its my first christmas away from my family and it feels a bit strange, but I’m surrendering to it. It feels nice to be sitting in my own home, with my cats milling about, listening to the sounds of a still day. It feels good to not be rushing off anytime soon or have the pressure of “holiday performance”. I don’t know why family holidays feel this way to me, but they do. So, instead of making myself feel guilty or feeling negative I’m going accept my truth with a full and open heart: I am happy to be spending this christmas with my partner, my friends, and extended family. 

I’m going to go on a run now because this is a part of my promise to myself. Its interesting though - running has always been an activity that I have done out of anger or anxiety. It has been an action that has allowed me to burn the coals inside of me like a panic driven de-fumigation of my mind. But now that I am less angry and less anxious I am having to find alternative motivations to run. This makes running more tiresome and I find I can’t run for as long of distances, but its an exciting new avenue to explore. 

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Everyday Makeup Tutorial | Brenna Neal

Finally got around to uploading this. It would help me out immensely if you clicked play. :) x

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