Links We Love: Body and Culture Edition

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Happy Sunday! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness information from around the web. This week, we're looking at bodies and culture: from the science behind silent farts to toxic sushi. We want to spread the love and share kickass content in the wellness world, and here are our picks:

Stop Juicing. It's Not Healthy, It's Not Virtuous, and It Makes You Seem Like a Jerk.
One writer argues there's little merit to juice cleansing, a relatively recent health fad that involves forking over hundreds of dollars to avoid solid food for a few weeks. (via Slate)

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English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet
You need to read this article because FOMO. Linguists now recognize the “pre-prepositional because,” essentially the use of the word “because” without the word “of” following it. (via The Atlantic)

Pubic Hair is Back Ladies. The Men Don't Care and the Women Can't Be Bothered
Women in the U.K. are increasingly going Rapunzel down there, sometimes because their partners prefer it that way and sometimes because getting a new 'do is a hassle. (via The Telegraph)

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Are Silent Farts Really More Deadly? Science Has an Answer
In case you still haven't bought a pair of odor-masking underpants, check out this video, which explains why the soundless emissions of gas can be so much smellier than the noisier kind. (via Deadspin)

How Plastic Pollution Can Carry Flame Retardants Into Your Sushi
That salmon roll may look pretty, but there's a chance it may also contain a bunch of health hazards. A new study found that plastics often absorb toxins from the marine environment, and then get eaten by the fish we find on our dinner plate. (via Smithsonian)

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