The Checkup: Martha Stewart Sickened with Salmonella, Says the Turkeys Did It
• Maybe it’s just been a long, long week, but for some reason I can’t stop laughing at this Huffington Post headline: “Martha Stewart Sickened Last Month After ‘Handling So Many Turkeys'” Not that salmonella or Martha’s being sickened by it is a laughing matter, but still. The wording there, it’s just … Anyone? Oh, fine. For those wondering, the whole story is this: Martha Stewart was bedridden for several days last month because of a salmonella infection. She told the New York Post’s Page 6: “I never get sick, but I came down with salmonella. I think I caught it because I was handling so many turkeys around Thanksgiving. I was on the ‘Today’ show, I did a number of other [Thanksgiving] appearances. It really hit me hard and I was in bed for days. It was terrible.” Not to put too fine a point on it but in case you’d like a visual, salmonella infections can cause diarrhea and vomiting, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, fever, chills and muscle pains. Yikes. We’re happy to hear Martha’s back on her feet.
• Ever wonder how Lululemon’s CEO stays fit and healthy? Fortune magazine wondered, too, and recently found out.
• And, finally, a gratuitous cat-on-a-treadmill video because, well, it’s Friday.