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Taylor Swift recently wrote an article for Wall Street Journal about her optimistic outlook for the future of the music industry. Venus the cat was on Good Morning America. Plus, healthy foods that could be sabotaging your diet.
GMA: Taylor Swift Optimist About Music Industry
Taylor Swift wrote about the future of the music industry in the Wall Street Journal, and unlike many music artists, she’s optimistic. She says that she believes fans are still buying music albums, but are only buying the albums that hit them in the heart.
Taylor Swift also said that she believes social media will play an even bigger role in the future of music. Swift said she hasn’t been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone, and now when she meets fans, it’s all about taking a selfie together. Taylor Swift pointed out that it used to be that stars were big on social media, but now you can be big on social media and because of that become a star.
Good Morning America: Venus the Cat
Venus the cat was on Good Morning America July 8 2014. This cat has a unique face; one half is black with a green eye, and the other half is orange with a blue eye. Venus the cat has over 200,000 fans on Facebook. Venus’s owner said that Venus was a stray, feral cat at a dairy farm, and she adopted her as her own. Even though Venus came from humble beginnings, she’s now very friendly and easygoing. Venus’s social media following took off in 2012. Venus’s owner said that to date, she hasn’t seen another cat that has markings as perfect as Venus.
GMA: Healthy Foods Fat Content
Everyone knows to avoid greasy foods if they’re trying to lose weight, but did you know that there are some healthy foods that can sabotage your diet as well? Rachel Beller, author of Eat to Lose, Eat to Win, said that there are natural foods that are high in calories can really mess up your diet.
One example of this is avocado, a super food that is loaded with antioxidants and fiber, but also high in fat. One avocado can contain 350 calories. Rachel Beller said to only use ¼ of an avocado for your salads.
Rachel Beller said nuts can be high in fat too, and just ¼ cup of walnuts contains 190 calories, which is the same as a glazed donut. Most people don’t stop eating at just ¼ cup of walnuts either, which doesn’t go very far on top of a salad.
Good Morning America: Red Wine Calories & Portion Control
In moderation, red wine has been linked to reduce risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and certain kinds of cancers. However, a full glass is 200 calories.
Rachel Beller also suggests choosing fresh fruit over dried fruit, such as grapes over raisins. ½ cup of grapes is 30 calories, while ½ cup of raisins is 230 calories.
At the end of the day, you just need to be careful about portion control. Too much of a good thing can still lead to weight gain, but you shouldn’t eliminate these items from your diet. Just eat them in moderation.