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Because as the saying [should go], as Harry Styles does, the world follows. Searches for argyle knits have increased by 26 per cent, and page views for sweater vests have risen by 17 per cent, according to data from the fashion search platform Lyst.
For a comfy-chic look that will, no doubt, find itself in style again in the coming years, a sweater vest is a sartorial investment worth making. Get your old-school knit fix with these 16 sweater vests Harry Styles would approve of.
Diary of a Film by Niven Govinden review – how to reconcile life and art?A director is enthralled by his two lead actors in a beguiling exploration of artistic obsession Maestro is as unsettled and subdued as the director/protagonist of Fellini’s 8 ½. Marcello Mastroianni in the 1963 film. Photograph: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy
In the U.S., some 42.4% of adults have obesity, meaning they have a BMI of 30 or higher. Carrying excess weight is a risk factor for various chronic diseases and even some types of cancer. While there are many causes of obesity, none of which happen overnight, routinely overeating is certainly at the forefront.Registered dietitians and other health experts may address overeating through behavioral changes such as eating smaller portion sizes to even eating more slowly and mindfully. Now, new research is saying that the reason you're overeating may not have to do with your habits at all. In fact, your brain may be to blame. (Related: The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now).A team of scientists led by the University of Florida in Gainesville recently discovered that a region of the brain known as the infralimbic cortex (IL) could explain why Americans have tendencies to overeat. More specifically, it plays a role in the initial learning of food-seeking and food self-administration behaviors, Medical News Today reports.Here's the science behind it: some environmental cues that remind us of treats can cause us to overeat. For instance, why do we always seemingly have room for that bowl of ice cream or handful of cookies after a very filling dinner? By just looking at a dessert, you could be persuaded into indulging even though minutes ago you had just exclaimed that you were stuffed.Well, the researchers experimented with rats and found that they could reduce their overeating by switching off the activity in the rodents' IL—which is a part of the medial prefrontal cortex, located near the front of the brain. This is important because the prefrontal cortex of the brain plays a key role in the initial stages of learning to seek food. What they discovered in the experiment? By blocking the activity of specific neurons in the group of mice (that had just learned that they would get a treat by pressing down a lever), the rodents became less likely to press the lever to receive food.Although this wasn't the point of the research—which appears in the journal eNeuro—it may act as a stepping stone for scientists to develop clinical applications to reduce overeating in humans. But, more research is needed.Now, be sure to check out 3 Surprising Warning Signs You're Eating Too Much.
Texas has announced a loosening of its statewide mask mandate and capacity restrictions for businesses as of March 10, but not all restaurants agree with the change. The beloved San Antonio-based chain Whataburger announced it will continue to ask customers to wear face masks at its locations. For employees, the masks will remain mandatory.Moreover, the burger-slinger isn't rushing to reopen its dining rooms to full capacity. Instead of the newly allowed full occupancy, the chain will keep dine-in operations at 50% capacity. (Related: McDonald's Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)"The health and safety of our customers and employees has always been our top priority. We're aware there will no longer be a statewide mask mandate or capacity limit in Texas as of March 10, however, Whataburger will not be making any changes to our current safety protocols or social distancing practices," the chain said in a statement.Whataburger isn't the only business that plans on keeping its pandemic-era restrictions intact a while longer. According to CNN Business, several grocery chains, pharmacies, and retailers, including Target, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Best Buy, Macy's, and JCPenney, say they will continue to require mask-wearing at their stores and facilities by both employees and customers.Besides Texas, Mississippi is similarly lifting the two restrictions, and some experts worry the moves are premature."I am extremely concerned about the citizens in Texas and Mississippi given Governor Abbott and Governor Reeves' abrupt withdrawal of mask mandates and reopening venues at full capacity," Dr. Lisa Maragakis, senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins Health System, told Fox News.For more, check out which grocery chains in Texas are abandoning their mask mandates. And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.