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Listening” to your gut has one hidden health benefit

Plus: New claims that Tesla is “nightmarish” for women.

A man's body with an illustrated gut

If you’re not sure about where to start when it comes to watching your weight during this holiday season, science can help you with Step 1, writes Joceyln Solis-Moreira in today’s lead story.

You need to listen to your gut, literally.

My colleagues in the commerce department have put together a Cyber Monday Hub of deals that Inversers will certainly want to check out. Thanks to them for sorting through the noise out there to make these rock-solid recommendations.

I’m Nick Lucchesi, an editor at Inverse. Thanks for being with us today.

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A pernicious side-effect

[By Jocelyn Solis-Moreira]

Maybe your pants are tighter than usual, or you’ve exhausted yourself walking up the stairs, but it’s never too late to get in shape. Unfortunately, all of the advice on the internet promising quick and easy results in less than 30 days is overwhelming at best, unhelpful and misleading at worst.

If you’re unsure of where to start, try to listen to your gut.

Read the full story.



A mysterious relationship

[By Nick Keppler]

There’s a mysterious relationship between diabetes and cancer that scientists are just beginning to understand, and new research may lead them to the answer.

Read the full story.


A worker in Tesla’s Fremont factory is seen in this file photo.

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Tesla: “Nightmarish” for women

[By Ashley Bardhan]

Tesla was sued on November 18 by former employee Jessica Barraza for forcing women employees to endure “nightmarish conditions of rampant sexual harassment” in its Fremont factory, the lawsuit alleges.

Barraza claims that, although Tesla HR and managers were aware of the floor’s “frat house” culture, she and other women fended for themselves as male employees forcibly touched them and made comments like “that bitch hella thick” and “she looks like a coke bottle.” The lawsuit and its documentation of Tesla’s sexually aggressive environment are available to read as a PDF online.

Read the full story.


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Human life on the Moon

[By Passant Rabie]

For planned future missions to the Moon, making that 238,855 mile trip to the lunar surface is only half the battle.

The goal is to get there and maintain a human presence on the Moon, which will require astronauts to generate resources on the lunar surface. And a recent discovery may help future astronauts spend quite a bit of time hopping on its terrain.

Scientists recently confirmed the presence of carbon dioxide cold traps at the Moon’s poles, which could be used as a crucial resource to produce fuel, as well as biomaterials and even steel.

Read the full story.


Here’s the actual caption from this 2005 photo:

PORTLAND, ME - NOVEMBER 28: Manfred Bracklow, an ecommerce representative, sits at his desk as he looks at the on-line catalog while taking a call from an on-line customer in the L.L. Bean call center on "Cyber Monday," the online retail world's version of Black Friday, November 28, 2005 in Portland, Maine. L.L. Bean reported a surge in on-line shoppers today as consumers continue to buy holiday gifts. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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