And yes, you can own this shower curtain! They sell everything on Etsy!
Indoor plumbing may be the single best advancement in the history of mankind. In the past, unless you were lucky enough to live in a bathwater climate like Hawaii, bathing, washing or drinking often meant hacking a hole in the ice first. (Writes the girl who lives in Minnesota where the majority of our ten thousand- ish lakes are still frozen, despite the fact it’s APRIL. Get it together already Mother Nature!) So why would anyone in their right mind want to return to dumping a bucket of cold water over his or her head?
In spite of how insane it sounds “cold therapy” is making a comeback. First it was your ultra-marathon friend doing post-run soaks in an ice bath, said to reduce inflammation and speed recovery. Then it was a shot of cold at the end of your shower to “seal your pores”, make your hair shiny and – duh – wake you up. And now it’s come to this: A journalist (who, for once, I don’t envy them their job) crouched in the fetal position at the bottom of a 60-degree pool, breathing through a tube and trying not to rattle his fillings loose as he shivers for 20 minutes. In his article for Wired magazine, entitled “Tapping the Power of Cold to Fight Fat,” Steven Leckart plays lab rat in a way I never could in order to help former NASA scientist Ray Cronise learn about how cold effects the human metabolism and specifically in the role that brown fat plays in weight loss.