9781250063809

The Good News About What's Bad for You . . . The Bad News About What's Good for You

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  • ISBN13:

    9781250063809

  • ISBN10:

    1250063809

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/8/2015
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books

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Summary

Eat more steak, drink more whiskey, take more naps, lay off all the kale, and throw out your multivitamins and standing desk. In The Good News About What's Bad For You...The Bad News About What's Good for You author Jeff Wilser shares all the research that allows you to celebrate all your vices and stop feeling bad about not brushing your teeth after eating that extra slice of cake.

This book has two sides to it: one sharing all the good news, then the flip side contains all the bad news, making this the perfect gift that people will want to share and commiserate over with friends.

Told with wit, charm, and a large dose of humor, the author sprints through a broad range of topics-from coffee to green tea, tequila to Vitamin Water, to apologizing and swearing. Wilser sifts through each study to reveal everything from the merits of procrastination to the downsides of yoga.

In an age where so many people bend over backwards in pursuit of the most healthy and "pure" lifestyle, The Good News/The Bad News reminds readers to stop denying yourself pleasure and brings back to the tried-and-true golden rule of "everything in moderation."

Author Biography

JEFF WILSER is a writer whose work has appeared in GQ, New York magazine, Esquire, Mental Floss, The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications, and his TV appearances have ranged from BBC News to The View. He collaborated with Mark Ecko on the book Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out. Wilser is also the founding editor of The Plunge, the primary website for grooms and his relationship advice has been syndicated via McClatchy to a network of more than two hundred newspapers.

Table of Contents

The Good News About What's Bad for You
Introduction
FOOD
-Fat
-Gluten
-Salt
-Chocolate
-GMOs
-McDonald's
DRINKS
-Whiskey
-Coffee
-Beer
-Drinking During Pregnancy
-Tequila
-Red Wine
-Vodka, Cognac, Gin, Moonshine, and Every Other Form of Alcohol
BAD HABITS
-Profanity
-Messiness
-Procrastination
-Napping
-Fidgeting
-Complaining
-Gossip
-Laziness
VICE AND DIVERSIONS
-Nicotine
-Pot
-Video Games
-Web Surfing
-Porn
-Masturbation
-TV
-Ecstasy
BAD MIND-SETS
-Stress
-Introversion
-Selfishness
-Disgust
-Failure
-Worrying
-Spite
-Anger
(ALMOST) EVERYTHING ELSE
-Obesity
-Dirt
-Pesticides
-Fevers
-Allergies
-BPAs
-Sun Exposure
-Sadness
-Bugs
MORE FOOD
-Steak
-Eggs
-Antibiotics in Red Meat
-MSG
-Ice Cream
-Carbs
-Junk Food
Final Thoughts
Sources

The Bad News About What's Good for You
Introduction
FOOD
-Kale
-"Low Fat"
-Breakfast
-Soy
-Frozen Yogurt
-Fish
-Smoothies
-Nuts
-Salad
-Margarine
-Fruit
-Organic Fruit
HEALTHY HABITS
-Homework
-Apologizing
-Multitasking
-Eye Contact
-Happiness
-Meditation
-Self-Help Books
MEDICINE
-Multivitamins
-Annual Physicals
-Aspirin
-Mammograms
-Teeth Brushing
-Statins
-Q-Tips
-Blood Pressure Drugs
-New Medical Procedures
-Deoderant
-Herbal Supplements
DRINKS
-Diet Soda
-Water
-Fruit Juice
-Milk
-Green Tea
-Breastfeeding
-Juice Cleanse
-Vitaminwater
FITNESS
-Standing Desks
-Ball Chairs
-Stretching
-Diets
-Infomercial Fitness Products
-Yoga
-Cross-fit
-Exercise
EVERYTHING ELSE
-Marriage
-Choice
-News
-College Degrees
-Height
-Retirement
-Moderation
-Laughter
Final Thoughts
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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