The Checkup: The Weird and Scary Way Your Sleep Habits Are Affecting Your Social Life

And more healthy reads to start your day.



• You know that if you don’t get enough sleep, you hurt your productivity, your mood, your motivation, and your health. But what you might not know is that sleep deprivation also reduces your ability to interpret facial expressions, which could seriously affect your relationships and how you treat other people. A recent study found that after 24 hours of being awake, people could not distinguish between threatening and friendly faces. [ScienceDaily]

• If you’re anything like me, peanut butter is such a staple in your diet that scraping the bottom of a jar is an all-too-common occurrence. Here, three ways to turn almost-wasted nut butter at the bottom of the jar into a healthy, on the go meal. [Greatist]

• For all you recreational runners who are thinking about upping your game for your next race, here are some trainer-backed tips to help you run a faster 5K. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• If you caught the latest episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you’ve heard that the U.S. throws out $165 million (!!) worth of food every year. Part of this waste is the 26 percent of all fruits and vegetables that are chucked before they even hit the produce aisle, merely because they don’t look quite perfect. The sad part is that all of these healthy foods are going to waste when so many people don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why the #WhatTheFork campaign is convincing grocery stores to sell the rejected “ugly” produce at a reduced price. [Refinery29]

• This writer committed to making all her food from scratch from completely unprocessed ingredients for an entire year. She wrote a whole book about it, but here are a few of the most important things she learned. [Well + Good]

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