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Going On a Diet
This seems to run directly against the Bloomberg administration's desire that we all eat healthy food and not drink soda and lose weight or whatever. But, as it turns out, carrying a few extra pounds could save your life. The NYU Langone study found "that excessive weight may prove a boon for pedestrians in a collision." I mean, logically, it makes sense that a little extra padding would cushion a person against the hard asphalt, but I still have to doubt that this will reverse the city's constant haranguing via subway ads to count calories or avoid sugar. I do, however, feel less guilty about that second cookie I ate for breakfast today, because clearly it was more a self-preservation tactic rather than straight up gluttony.