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Midweek Pick-me-up[Texting Edition]

August 31, 2011

In case you aren’t also drinking a beer and cuddling with your cat, here is your midweek pick-me-up:

Ever figuring out more ways to harass people into losing weight, the LA times covers a new study on whether Tailored text messages might help teens lose weight.

Here’s the Hairpin’s response:

What kind of weight-loss themed messages would you like to receive on your phone? None? Barring that, would you prefer ones that tell you what to do, or ones that ask you thoughtful questions? Neither? Barring that, ones that [throws phone away].

The study concludes that the next step is to “test the texts out on teens to see if they actually have any effect on weight loss.” Keep plugging away at it, science!

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