The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Wellness

A rare strain of E.coli has spread to 10 countries and is blamed for 16 deaths and hundreds of illnesses… Is the United States next? [CNN]

New research indicates that crossing your arms actually helps you manage pain better. No, we’re not making this up. [Time]

Yesterday the USDA introduced new nutrition guidelines that relate healthy eating to portions on a plate, to rave reviews. [USA Today]

The New York Times offers tips for those of us who still can’t get a good night’s sleep. [NY Times]

If this isn’t a sign that our world needs to unplug, I don’t know what is: a 17-year-old in China sold his kidney on the black market to pay for an iPad 2. [Techland]



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