The Checkup: People Are Truly Terrible at Texting While Walking, Study Finds

And more need-to-know reads to start your Friday.

• Am I the only one who wants to strangle people on Chestnut Street when they veer all over the sidewalk as they walk and text at the same time? A new study found that walking texters veer off course by as much as 61 percent — which explains why they so often crash into everything in their path. [New York Times

• It’s true: It is possible to sleep too much. Researchers found that people who slept more than nine hours a night and sat a lot during the day were twice as likely to die earlier than those who slept fewer hours and sat less. [Yahoo Health]

• Congrats to all the worrywarts out there: You’re smarter than the rest of us. [Science of Us]

• It is a really, really bad idea to sleep with makeup on, ladies. You’ve been warned. [Health]

• Is your kid a picky eater? Don’t worry — it’s not just you. [The Atlantic]

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