SHAPE Shares: The End of Men, the Start of Fall TV, and More Links We're Loving This Week
We've reached another Wednesday! And it's been an interesting one, to say the least. Here are some funny, intriguing, or otherwise weird things that caught our attention this week.
1. Fall TV is here! September marks the official launch of new TV series and seasons. And while we can't wait to get our New Girl on (we can't stop laughing at this video of Schmidt trying to teach a Spin class), the start of fall TV also tends to bring marathons where we sit on the couch motionless for hours at a time. If you want to break yourself of your TV habit while still enjoying your favorite shows, check out these tips from the editors of FitSugar.
2. It's the end of men? Well, maybe not. Hot off the heels of the release of Hanna Rosin's controversial book The End of Men comes long-time political activist and journalist Naomi Wolf's Vagina: A Cultural History. Whereas Rosin caught some flak for her optimistic-but-not-necessarily-true generalizations about men and women in the workplace, Wolf's been rebuked for flat-out misrepresenting the neuroscience of female sexuality. Check out this rebuttal from Time health and science writer Maia Szalavitz that discusses what Wolf got right-and where she went wrong.
3. Healthy foods even health editors won't eat. We try, but we're only human! That's why it's refreshing to see the healthy living editors at Huffington Post share the nutritious foods they just won't eat, even if they know they should. The list does provide alternative foods so that you can ensure you're still getting the nutrients you need.
4. The horrible roommate surival guide. September also means that school's back in session! For any of our college-aged readers experiencing the kind of roommate that makes you lose faith in all of humanity, Greatist has you covered with their how-to guide.
5. You can test drive new boobs! If you could try out different-sized girls before you got implants, would you? A British plastic surgeon has developed a new "try before you buy" bra for his patients, and he's discovered that his patients who try a new set of twins out tend to go bigger once they get into surgery.