Monday, January 02, 2006

Several New Posts

I want to start 2006 with a focus on writing, so I prepared a few posts ahead of time:

My first writing post in 2006: Writing as An Art Form

My first science post in 2006: Most Important Research of 2005 - Uncovering the Mystery of the Missing Teaspoons

My first guest post from hubby dearest, Elliot: When I Lay Dying

Last, in case your new year's resolution was to lose weight, beware that a new study found that Gluttony is good for you: "The fatter you are, the less likely you are to get depressed and commit suicide" ... "Scientists in Bristol have discovered that fat people are more cheerful than their thin peers."

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Yzabel said...

Depends on what kind of "fat" we're talking about here... because 20 kilos overweight definitely didn't make me more cheerful and less prone to feel down :P

Jennifer said...

Ahhh see I always think that to some degree we can prove any theory we want. Whether it be 'fat' people being happy than 'thin' people or the reverse. :)

Welcome to 2006! Can you believe another year has passed us by? I'm not sure where it went, but it sure flew by!

melly said...

Of course, of course Yzabel, I hear you. Anyone who is depressed because s/he is overweight should take measures to make themselves happy.
But the study talks in general about the hedonists among us vs. those with self-control and doesn't reveal anything new really - hedonists are happier. But it's fascinating.

Jennifer - another year, yes, thank you and to you.
May we have new research to prove anything your heart desire :)

Deborah said...

That this article is fascinating, although I don't agree with the author's theory (although I like it). Who you are inside determines how happy you're going to be.

Pat Kirby said...

Perhaps it's more like "people who don't obsess on things like appearance are happier."

My writing partner--[looks around nervously]--is a tad chubby and has no desire to lose weight. She's quite happy.

I find people who are always whinging about their latest diet, calories, blah-blah-blah, tedious. Of course, I also find health nuts--people who exercise like mad and only eat healthy, etc.--just as tedious.

But I'm mean and nasty and self-absorbed. :)

Melly said...

You probably got it right on the money, Pat.

I'm still chuckling at the 'mean and nasty and self-absorbed'

Anonymous said...

Wow, you don't hear that Gluttony is good for you that often. Very interesting, lol.

melly said...

I know, Fred. You don't hear it that often. For some reason people always say that moderation and balance is good for you. Well, to that I say, what do they know? And here's the proof!


David Amulet said...

I must say that just about everything is both good and bad for you in some way. Be it wine, eggs, sugar, fasting, binging, or blogging ... the more studies that come out, the more confused we all get.

Except for green jelly beans. They are completely good and wholesome.

-- david

Firefox said...

good luck for your writing career. Happy 2006.

Melly said...

mmmm.... jelly beans.... :)

Thanks Firefox, and to you!

kate said...

Good luck my dear with your work.
About fat people, I heard too that they "are more cheerful than their thin peers"

Melly said...

Thanks Kate :)

Diddums said...

Only yesterday I found this news article about the connection between sugary drinks and brain power. Again, there's no real surprise at the findings!

You might have to register with The Scotsman to see it, but then again maybe not - might be worth a shot.

Melly said...

Thanks Diddums, that's quite an interesting article. You know, my mom used to always give me chocolate for important exams.

Diddums said...

Your mum gave you chocolate for exams? Hmf. Mine used to say "come back with your shield or on it."

Melly said...

Yeah, mum's pretty cool that way :)