Light Friday: Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal
Image: Massive Health
Image: Massive Health

Plus: Career Lessons from Disney Classics and Dial Up and Connect to Google in the ’80s.

Career Lessons from Disney Classics

Disney’s animated films have been entertaining children for years, but according to a job-searcher at Brazen Careerist’s Brazen Life blog, many “Disney classics have lessons that can be applied in the professional world, too,” including:

  • Alice in Wonderland: Be Curious. “Don’t feel the need to stay trapped where you are, doing what you’re doing. If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to quit your job and become a freelance photographer, there’s only one way you’ll get to experience what that feels like!”
  • Ratatouille: Don’t Take Unearned Credit. “Sometimes it’s all too easy to accept praise, even if you aren’t deserving of it. Give credit where credit is due. If you take the spotlight for work you didn’t do, at some point the rug will be pulled out from under you, and you’ll look like the rat.”
  • Mulan: Be True to Your Heart. “Always go with your gut. … All along the journey, make sure you are doing what you think is right. This has an equal meaning for workplace ethics, too. Bring honor to your family (and company) and stand up for what you believe in.”

For more career lessons inspired by Disney classics, check out 7 Grown-Up Lessons from Your Favorite Disney Movies.

Breakfast Really Is the Most Important Meal of the Day

It’s generally accepted that breakfast is an especially important meal each day, supplying the body with sufficient energy for the day’s tasks and lessening the likelihood of snacking on unhealthy foods later on. New data analyzing real-world eating habits of hundreds of thousands of people claim to prove that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

The data was obtained from Massive Health’s Eatery iPhone app – which allows users to take pictures of their food, rate it based on perceived healthiness, and then rate other people’s photos. Massive Health analyzed more than 7.68 million food ratings of half-a-million foods by Eatery users worldwide over a span of 5 months. In other words: real data, collected from real lives.

If you skip breakfast, you are likely to eat 4.9 percent more food at lunch, according to the findings. And the longer you wait, the more you’re going to eat.

“And what will that food be? Probably something not so good for you,” Fast Company’s Co.Exist says. “Eatery found that, regardless of whether or not you eat breakfast, you eat worse and worse throughout the day. Lunch is worse than breakfast, and dinner is worse than lunch (and don’t even ask about snacking).”

Credit: Massive Health

According to the findings, breakfast is a good way to mitigate that: Eat a good breakfast and you start making better food decisions throughout the day.

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“The bottom line: People who eat breakfast are 12.3 percent healthier throughout the day than those who don’t, and people who don’t eat breakfast eat 6.8 percent more food throughout the day,” Co.Exist explains.

Dial Up and Connect: Google in 1980s

When Google was born in 1998, the search engine transformed the internet and became an indispensable part of our lives. But what if Google had come out in the 1980s?

According to Squirrel-Monkey, it might have looked a lot like this ‘80s dialup BBS:

Nerdist highlights other retro parodies from Squirrel-Monkey, including Facebook in the ’90s – “in the form of an unctious [sic.] TV instructional show” – and 1989-style LinkedIn – “complete with the sound of the dot matrix printer.”




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