Ronda Gets a Reprieve: Newly crowned UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm will fight a new opponent before her much-anticipated rematch with Ronda Rousey, UFC boss Dana White said, according to a tweet from @UFCTonight. It’s an about-face for White, who previously brushed aside the Holm camp’s desire to take on another opponent before Rousey-Holm II, which was originally slated for July. [CBS Sports]
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The Most Dangerous Sex Symbol: UFC champion and all-around dynamo Conor McGregor is on Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2015. And to those of you who’d argue otherwise, RS notes in its rankings that they didn’t just focus on looks, but rather those “who made their mark on 2015, and looked good doing it.” (Bernie Sanders was on the list too, for the record.) [UFC on FOX]
Like a Bolt from the Heavens: Chevrolet on Tuesday unveiled its hotly anticipated all-electric 2017 Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, finally putting all-electric wheels within the reach of the masses, the company says. Set to go into production by the end of 2016, the Bolt is designed to go up to 200 miles on a single charge, and for only $30,000 after green vehicle subsidies. [Chevrolet]
Heavywaiter: Diners drink 17% more alcohol, and they’re more likely to order dessert, when their waiter is heavier, a new study from the Cornell Food & Brand Lab suggests. So if your favorite chop shop replaces those buxom waitresses with a bunch of sumo wrestlers, you’ll know why. [Environment & Behavior]
Blame “Stress Fat”: Can’t seem to lose weight, even though you’re logging marathon sessions in your warzone of an office? Blame stress. A new University of Florida study suggests that chronic stress triggers your body to produce a chemical called betatrophin, which disrupts your ability to metabolize fat. [ScienceDaily]
Eat This to Fit in at Rio: Bela Gil, the host of a popular Brazilian cooking show, is trying to revolutionize diets in her home country with a plan based on a few simple rules. The main one? “Eat food, mostly stuff that has grown in Brazil for centuries, with other people.” [The Atlantic]
Finally, We Can Stop Talking About Avatar: Star Wars: The Force Awakens made the jump to lightspeed pretty fast in North America, needing only three weeks to become the continent’s highest-grossing film of all time. (By comparison, the previous record-holder, Avatar, needed 230 days to reach its high-water mark of $749.8 million.) Can Daisy Ridley and co. make a billion in North America alone? Probably, movie analysts are saying. [The Wall Street Journal]
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