Chewbacca Mom Laughs Again as Her Kids Get Masks Too
Tuesday May 17th
The 'Smart Bed' That Makes ITSELF In Under One Minute
THE SMELL OF SEXY
(Oprah.com) Being sexy is more than wearing a cleavage-bearing gown or a t-shirt that shows off the hours you spent in the gym perfecting those biceps. Unexpected factors, including scent, voice pitch, facial features, financial security and kissing ability, are five sexual cues we give and seek and could have more to do with your choice of a mate than anyone ever knew.
A woman spritzes perfume on her wrist and a man slaps cologne on his neck in an attempt to attract the opposite sex. But when you do this, you're actually covering up the natural odor that potential mates find most appealing.
Men like a woman with a high-pitched voice. When women ovulate, they produce more estrogen and that raises the pitch of their voices. In an experiment conducted by researchers at the State University of New York at Albany, 10 men were asked to rate the attractiveness of 10 female voices. Some of the voices were of the same woman, but recorded at different times during her menstrual cycle. All the men preferred the higher-pitched voices.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, how can the attractiveness of a face be quantified? Easy. It's called symmetry. Dr. Kendra Schmid, an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has determined an equation for the perfect face using 29 measurements on a scale of 1 to 10. Using her formula, most people rate between 4 and 6, with Brad Pitt getting the highest score of 9.3. No one has ever had a perfect 10.
Nothing new here, folks. A man is deemed far more attractive to a woman if he makes a lot of money. This doesn't mean women are gold diggers, but rather being logical.
All it takes is one kiss for both men and women to assess the future of a relationship. "You really learn a lot from a kiss," Berman said on Oprah.com. "You're seeing if you like the way he smells. All your senses are engaged, and you get a sense of his sensuality, his connection, whether he's a take-charge kind of guy or more of a stepping-back kind." She says 66% of women would dump a guy after a bad first kiss.
Monday May 16th
TV News Meteorologist Told to Cover Up On Air
Friday May 13th
Where is your mobile phone?
About 3.1 million Americans were the victims of a smartphone theft last year, according to Consumer Reports. And that is twice as many as had their phones stolen in 2012.
So where are you most likely to have your phone swiped? Lookout Inc. ran the numbers.
The top 5 places where phone theft is most likely to happen
1.In a restaurant
2.In a bar or club
4.On public transportation
5.On the street
How can you prevent phone theft and keep your personal data safe? Lookout and IDG Research offer these tips:
Do place a passcode or PIN on your phone
1.Install a mobile security app on your phone that will allow you to remotely wipe out the data if it is stolen.
2.Be alert! When you are out, safeguard your phone. Fully 44 percent of phones that were stolen were taken after owners left them in a public place. Another 11 percent were pickpocketed. Note that phones are most likely to be stolen between noon and 5 p.m.
3.The sooner you notice your phone has been stolen, the higher the chance you'll get it back.
4.While 90 percent did whatever they could to get their phone back, only 32 percent succeeded. Immediately report the theft to police.
5.If your phone is stolen, contact your mobile carrier to file a report or insurance claim.
Thursday May 12th
Daddy/Daughter Dance to "Can't Stop The Feeling"
Lady Confronts Men with Camera Crew Ambushes For Sending Her Sexually Explicit Tinder Messages... But Finds Some are Really Sweet Dudes
Wednesday May 11th
WORST TV THEME SONGS TO HAVE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD
(Eonline) Here's a list of five of the worst TV theme songs that to have stuck in your head all day:
These lyrics are dumb. They don't even make sense the first time, and they make less and less sense the more you repeat them.
If you're actually watching "South Park," this one's fine. But otherwise, it's a to race to turn off the TV after Broad City to keep from having this specific part stuck in my head: "friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation." It might be the voices that do the most damage.
The Mindy Project
Okay, this one's pretty catchy. That isn't the problem. The real issue is the lack of words, so you basically cluck like a chicken whenever you sing it out loud. (You're doing that in your head right now so you know I'm correct.)
Lots of amazing singing talent on The Voice. But heaven help you if you happen to get the short but verrrrry memorable not-quite-a-song stuck in your head: "This is The Voice!"
Fake Dawson's Creek
"I Don't Want to Wait" is a great song. The alternate theme, which is what's included on the Hulu/DVD versions of the show, makes little to no sense. "Oh bows and arrows, stars and sunsets... suits of armor, hearts and arrows, hey hey hey yeah."
Tuesday May 10th
SPICE UP YOUR LOVE LIFE
Want to light a fire with your love life? Start with romance. It may seem old-fashioned, but there is nothing like taking time to just focus on each other to put the zing back into a tired relationship. RomanceStuck.com offers these suggestions:
Set a monthly "date night" and stick to it.
Even if it's just dinner and a movie or a candlelit dinner together at home, make time for just the two of you.
Say "I love you" every day.
These three small words carry so much meaning, yet they're never said often enough. Make sure that your partner knows you love and appreciate him or her every single day.
Put your love in writing.
Nothing gives you warm fuzzies of love like receiving a simple love note or a passionate love letter. Every once in a while take the time to write your sweetie love notes, love poems and love letters.
Bring back the spontaneity in your relationship.
Surprise your partner once a month. Try sending her flowers "just because." Buy him two tickets to a game of his favorite sport--and go with him!
Get away from it all with a weekend getaway.
Take a romantic weekend away for no reason except to be together. Head to a cabin in the mountains, a local bed and breakfast or a relaxing spa. It doesn't really matter where you go, as long as you go together and leave the interruptions behind.
Show your love each and every day.
Give your partner compliments, hold hands, open doors and engage in public displays of affection. It's the little things you do to show your love that always mean the most.
Shake up your romantic life with a little creativity.
Create your own love coupon book with one coupon for your partner to redeem each week of the year. Easy to create, these little coupons can be as romantic, sexy or practical as you want. Hint: a mix of all three works best.
Have fun together.
Take up a new hobby together. Join a softball team together or take cooking, golf or dancing lessons. You'll not only learn something new, but also you'll have fun with your partner at the same time.
Don't forget the little things.
Make him lunch. Paint her toenails. Wash and wax his car. Do her weekly chores. You've heard the phrase that it's the little things that really matter when it comes to showing how much you care. Show you care by doing something nice and unexpected for your partner. It's a practical way to show your love that will be very much appreciated.
Get to know your partner better.
Whether you're dating, just married or celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary, there is always more to learn about your partner. Get creative! Buy the book "All About Us" by Philipp Keel. It's filled with questions that will help you document your own love story; set aside time to answer one question each week. Or check out the many other books and resources which feature questions designed to spark discussions that will help you learn more about one another.
Monday May 9th
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
GIVE HIM THE ANIMAL TEST
The animal a person is most drawn to can reveal interesting things about what his desires are. According to Paul Dobransky, MD, author of "The Secret Psychology Of How We Fall In Love." Ask your guy to pick an image, then use his choice to inspire summer date ideas:
Bring on the buddies and beer, because this dude is energetic and fun. Make your place the summer hub he loves playing host and showing people a good time.
He is easygoing and laid back. Things like lounging on the beach, taking a bike ride through the park, and chilling in an outdoor cafe will be hits with him.
If he is attracted to this exotic animal, it is a sign he craves adventure. Plan some out of the box dates, like trapeze class, white water rafting, or rock climbing.
The man is stylish and appreciates the finer things in life. An evening drinking champagne at a lux rooftop bar or a couples massage will be up his alley.
Friday May 6th
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! First Listen (Featuring the cast of DreamWorks Animation's Trolls)
YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?
Well over half of women say they would rather give up sex than give up their mobile devices for a single week. And that just begs the question: Do women prefer their mobile phone, e-mail and Facebook over their man? Perhaps we can blame it on too much to do in a mere 24 hours.
Here are some facts from the AVG Technologies international survey:
1. Nearly 35 percent of women use social media to check out men ahead of the first date. They pay most attention to photos, followed by common friends and finally interests and comments. 2. Just as women are turning to technology to kick-start their relationships, so too have they become reliant upon it to end them. More than 50 percent of those questioned either have or would break up with a significant other on the phone and more than a quarter have or would do so via text message.
3. Younger women, ages 18 to 25, are the most likely to break up with a partner using their phone (61 percent), by posting on Facebook (19 percent) or sending a text message (38 percent).
4. Middle-age women are not far behind their daughters, with 45 percent of those 45 to 54 indicating that they would or have ended a relationship using their phone.
5. While women in the U.S. are the most prolific users of social media to screen dates, Brazilian women are the most cutthroat group in the dating stakes. According to the survey, not only would 58 percent use a phone call to break up with a man, but also 61 percent have canceled dates based on information they found on social media. Data show that Brazilians are also the most likely to break off a relationship over Facebook (18 percent).
6. Conversely, the French are more traditional in their approach and the least reliant upon technology for their relationships. Fewer than 25 percent of French women questioned look at social media before a date, and they are the least likely to secretly read their partners' text or email messages (18 percent).
Thursday May 5th
WATCH: Man Breaks Guinness World Record For Most Handstand Pushups In A Minute
Wednesday May 4th
All The Times I Didn't Need To Say Sorry
Man texts teen girl: Creepy or OK?
He reveals he's 10 years older than her, then the teen went on to tell him, multiple times, that she's not interested. He still tried. Tell us what you think of this story, tweet us @petchandamy!
Tuesday May 3rd
Target Shopper Confronts Convicted Perv Known for Preying on Women
Monday May 2nd
Kelly Ripa takes a shot at Michael Strahan
Friday April 28th
Reasons You Should Just Text Me
1. It’s awkward. If you’re asking me something, text me so I can at least have time to think of an excuse.
2. It’s nap time. If you call and wake somebody up, I’ll be over shortly to drop a cranky nap-less kid off at your door and drive away giving you the finger.
3. It’s ‘me time.’ Moments to myself are precious and few and fleeting. So when I have some, I really don’t want to spend them listening to an entire drawn-out conversation.
4. I can’t multitask while I’m talking. I’m all about getting things done efficiently, which includes a lot of multitasking. But when you call me up while I’m doing stuff, I get a raging headache from walking around with my phone pinned between my shoulder and my face.
6. I can’t commit that much time. If a phone call is quick and to the point, fine. But inevitably when I do answer a call, it’s from someone who wants to spend an hour talking.
Thursday April 27th
See what happens when professional cornerback Richard Sherman switches to Driver Mode for a day and takes a few unsuspecting Lyft passengers for a ride around town.
Tuesday April 26th
Movie Theater Annoyances That Are Way Worse Than People Texting
Extreme PDA: Only an ogre would object to sweet, chaste kisses as a young couple waits for a movie to begin. But when that escalates to full face sucking, panting, smacky lip sounds, it’s time to spray offenders with a hose until they separate.
Phone: Nothing is better in a movie than hearing the sentence “I can’t talk; I am in the movies” repeated with growing volume until the caller can hear what is being said.
Late Arrivals: You know what glows brighter than a cell phone screen? The damn light coming in through the theater door, and when a parade of latecomers has to open it over and over again.
Talking: There isn’t anything wrong with yelling at the screen. Seriously. If she shouldn’t go through the door, you need to tell her. But, what you don’t need to do is have a lengthy unrelated conversation.
Smelly Food: How do people smuggle in hoagies, chowder, sushi, roast chickens, and other odor-challenged food?
Monday April 25th
New flexible camera sheets are just like "wallpaper"
COMMON WEIGHT LOSS MISTAKES
Losing weight is hard. We all know that. Sometimes we make it harder than it already is by doing the wrong thing even if we don't realize it. So instead of shedding pounds, we put them on. U.S. News & World Report interviewed various weight loss experts to find out the most common dieting mistakes.
1. Eating too few calories
The Mistake: It's a fact of life that your body needs a minimum amount of calories to function. But when you begin a diet, it's tempting to drastically cut your calories so you'll see instant weight loss. Personal trainer and wellness coach Tammie Dubberly says she has seen people cut calories so severely that their bodies actually enter a state of famine. Your body fights back by learning to store fat and resetting your metabolism. The result: You will lose weight at first, but when you start eating again, you'll gain even more. The Fix: Decrease your daily caloric intake by a healthy amount. Yes, it will take longer to lose the weight, but you'll be far more likely to keep off the weight.
2. Cutting out all carbohydrates
The Mistake: When you eliminate pastries, desserts and white pasta from your diet, you are cutting carbs. And that's a good thing. When you eliminate sweet potatoes, corn, beans, quinoa and brown rice from your diet, you are cutting complex carbs. And that's a bad thing. Not all carbs are created equal. Your body needs carbohydrates to metabolize food into energy. The Fix: Include complex carbs in your meal plan twice a day and more if you are exercising, advises registered dietitian Anna Rossinoff. Her suggestion: Cook a big pot of whole grains at the beginning of the week to have on hand to throw on salads, mix into soups, scramble into eggs or eat with cinnamon and dried fruit and vanilla extract as a sweet treat.
3. Eating "diet" foods
The Mistake: Many processed foods are advertised as being "healthy," "low fat" or "low carb." Cereal bars may not contain sugar, but they're packed with artificial ingredients. Ice cream may be fat-free, but it's loaded with sugar and calories. "Since people think these foods are actually healthy, they eat more than they would have if they ate the 'unhealthy' version," says registered dietitian Keri Glassman, author of "The New You and Improved Diet." She adds, "Even if they say they are healthy. It's just a marketing tactic." The Fix: Eat real food instead of fake, processed foods.
4. Eliminating foods you love
The Mistake: You love pizza. And fries. And don't forget chocolate! It's easy to think that if you're dieting, these foods are off limits. But when you banish your favorite foods from your diet, cravings ensue--and it's all too easy to give into them. You could end up eating the entire pizza and the whole bag of chocolate. The Fix: Registered dietitian Keri Gans, author of "The Small Change Diet," encourages you to incorporate your favorite, high-calorie foods into your weight loss plan. For example, eat fries with your burger but skip the bun.
5. Focusing on the finish line
The Mistake: Most people who go on a diet just want to be done with it. Lose the weight already! While there are ways to lose weight fast, what you really want to do is lose weight gradually because you're more likely to keep it off in the long run. After all, it's very tempting to return to your old eating patterns once you get to your targeted weight. The Fix: "Once you step on the scale and see the long-awaited goal number, you're not done. That next day, you have to do everything you did the day before. And you have to do it for the rest of your life," says behavioral health expert Lisette Cifaldi. "Any eating plan needs to be something you can slowly build into your life and think, 'I could do this. Forever.'"
Friday April 22nd
9 Things Trending
1.Jerry Seinfeld tells The Hollywood Reporter that being a dad is a pain. "Being a dad is the greatest pain in the a-- in the world you could possibly be involved in. That is the ultimate dad-ness, full dad-ness.''
2.The NY Daily News claims the FBI paid $1.3 million to hack one of the San Bernardino shooter's phones. They found no links to ISIS
3.Complex magazine claims HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for 2017.
4.Comingsoon.net claims Robert Downey Jr. will return for Sherlock Holmes 3.
5.Deadline.com claims MTV is rebooting Unplugged
6.Sofia Vergara says she is not endorsing Donald Trump for president. She tweeted: “Stupid fake journal.never again use my name to invent stupid fake news”
7.The Miami Herald claims Pete Rose is the inaugural inductee into the new National Bobblehead Hall of Fame. 300 people are expected to attend the induction in Milwaukee
8.Hidden Valley Ranch is now selling Ranch-seasoned crinkle cut fries
9.The NY Post claims Fortune Magazine is doing an article on Donald Trump's net worth. They claim his net worth is only $3.72 billion. Trump claims he is worth more than $10 billion.
Thursday April 21st
Common Dating Mistakes Single Women Make
It's okay to play hard to get. Simply put: Men want a challenge, not something that will come super easy.
Let him pick up the check
If and when a guy offers to pay, ladies, let that man pay. You aren't a meanie for allowing yourself to be wined and dined.
Never put the guy you're dating before your kids
Many women know this intellectually, yet when it comes to real life, they are dropping plans with their children to accept last-minute date requests. There's nothing wrong with a mom trying to get her groove back.
Chill with social media
Let him friend request you first on Facebook and other social media sites. Failure to do so can come off as very desperate -- even pushy -- when you try to insert yourself into a guy's social media life right away.
No social media play-by-plays
You would think this is a universal rule now, but nope, it's not. There are still plenty of people who try to document their entire date on social media.
Wednesday April 20th
Donald Trump’s Morning Routine: 5 Things He Does Each Day
Whether he’s slated for an interview or jetting to another state, Donald Trump sticks to these a.m. steps.
1. Rises early
Exactly what time Trump rises each day isn’t totally clear, but it’s definitely early. The New York Post reported he typically climbs out of bed around 5:30 a.m., but some sources claim it’s actually much earlier. According to Entrepreneur, Trump gets up as early as 4:00 a.m. One way or another, Trump clearly likes to get his day started as soon as possible.
What does remain consistent about Trump’s sleep cycle is that it’s relatively short. He usually gets three hours of sleep per night. Even when he gets more, it’s still a brief four hours.
2. Styles his signature ‘do
He devotes a fair amount of time to his hair. In a 2004 interview with Playboy, Trump said he washes it, lets it dry over the course of an hour, then gets to combing. “Once I have it the way I like it — even though nobody else likes it — I spray it and it’s good for the day."
3. Checks out his clippings and other news
Trump’s team assembles all the press clippings about him from the previous day for him to peruse. Doing so clearly helps Trump keep up with the news.
Keeping current on topics relevant to his campaign doesn’t end with reading a stack of articles about himself, either. Trump is, and always has been, an avid news consumer. One reporter for The New Yorker spent a day with Trump in the 90s, saying Trump typically spent his time prior to leaving for the office reading the paper.
Trump will most likely utilize his social media account at some point in the early hours. The presidential hopeful uses Twitter as a way to thank supporters, share information about his appearances, and to address critics, sometimes in questionable ways.
Regardless of what you think about his method, it’s worked exceedingly well for him. According to The Washington Post, Trump tweets at least 10 times a day. As of December 2015, the story said his posts had been retweeted more than 3.5 million times since the previous June.
5. Typically turns down breakfast
Trump said he usually tries to avoid breakfast. On the rare occasion he does eat in the a.m., he likes bacon and eggs or cereal. Maybe more surprising than skipping food, though, is the lack of caffeine as he prefers to stay away from coffee and tea.
73 Questions With Taylor Swift
Tuesday April 19th
(Can YOU Relate?)... 23 Things Every Woman Has Secretly Done... (CONTENT WARNING)
Inspected your butt crack after a shower to make sure there’s no hair hiding out in there.
Just when you think you got it all…THERE’S MORE.
Bunched up a wad of toilet paper to use as a pad when you didn’t have a tampon.
And prayed to the period stain goddesses that it would do the trick.
Left your most creative hair paintings in the shower, as a priceless gift.
(Only when you forget to throw it away at the end of the shower.)
Hidden your underwear inside the pile of your clothes at the gynecologist’s office.
Why do we do this??
Held your boobs while going down the stairs without a bra on.
Used the men’s room when the women’s line was just TOO DAMN LONG.
Accidentally given someone in the ladies’ room The Look.
Rocked out with your bra straps out and didn’t give a damn.
Scoured your cleavage for stray Doritos.
Put off washing your hair because you didn’t want to ~deal with it.
Almost pulled a muscle trying to change after the gym.
Audibly groaned when you finally got to unleash the boobs.
Tried on a top or dress at a store, then realized it was too small and freaked out about how you were going to get out of it.
Monday April 18th
Teacher Filmed Shouting at Student Who Caught Him Watching Porn
5 of the Most Overpriced Foods on Restaurant Menus
These are the menu items that are overpriced from a consumer standpoint. If you’re looking to get the best deal in terms of cost versus value, lean away from the menu items on this list: The markup is huge and you can make these items for much cheaper using ingredients at home.
Restaurant food cost: Between 20% and 32%
Although restaurant pizza is not always the most expensive food, a typical Margherita pie carries a price tag of between $8.90 and $16, according to Eater. Once you add on other items, beverages, and a tip, the price only goes up.
If you buy a frozen pizza or purchase the ingredients at home to make a cheese pizza, you can cut your cost by at least 50%. You can find dozens of inexpensive recipes online and tweak them to your personal tastes.
2. Certain appetizers
Restaurant food cost: Varies, but often less than 25%
Fried appetizers and junk foods like fried mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, and french fries are oftentimes a great deal for restaurants, but not such a great deal for you. You can make these items at home for a fraction of the cost, and if you fry them in oil, they will taste similar to your favorite restaurant junk foods — although this is not the healthiest option, of course.
Think about fried pickles. The dish consists of two or three dill pickles, flour, spices, and water. You can probably make this dish at home for less than a buck. For restaurants, this type of dish is the ultimate money maker, as most establishments already serve pickles with other dishes and have fryers ready and running.
3. Simple pastas
Restaurant food cost: About 18%
From spaghetti to Alfredo to ziti, restaurant pasta is certainly tasty. But that $12.99 pasta that you buy at Shea Italian Restaurant probably only cost the establishment a few bucks to make, if that.
Plus, if you were to make a simple pasta, sauce, and veggie dish at home, you’re looking at a cost of around $5 to feed your whole family. The average price of pasta is around $1.20 per pound as of late, and for field-grown tomatoes, you’re looking at a cost of around $2.18 per pound.
4. Eggs and omelets
Restaurant food cost: Varies, but as low as 10%
Breakfast at a restaurant may be quick and easy, but it’s also overpriced in many cases. With the average price of a dozen Grade A eggs at around $2.30, one single egg costs you around $0.19 if you purchase it from the grocery store. But if you purchase an egg at a restaurant, it’s probably going to cost you anywhere between $0.75 and $1.69, based on price comparisons of local restaurants by Appalachian State University. Of course, the price may be higher or lower based on your location and other factors, but that’s a pretty reasonable estimated range. At a restaurant, you pay five to ten times the price of a grocery store egg.
If you add toast and toppings to your egg meal at a restaurant, your cost could go up dramatically. Omelets are priced as high as $10 in some establishments, although the price of two slices of bread is usually no more than $0.25, and a handful of toppings like cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and ham is no more than a few quarters, as well.
5. Beverages (especially fountain soda, coffee, and tea)
Restaurant food cost: Varies, but as low as 10%
When most people think of overpriced restaurant drinks, they think only of alcohol. But in addition to those cocktails, regular beverages are often overpriced, as well. Fountain soda consists of soda water and syrup, and at restaurants, this soda syrup comes in a large box that yields around 3,800 or so ounces of soda, or at least 200 sodas for a 5-gallon box, considering ice is added. The cost of each box of soda syrup of course varies depending on each establishment, but say it costs $50. This means that each fountain soda costs an establishment around $0.25 in ingredients. The menu price, however, is often closer to $2.
The same idea applies with coffee and tea, where the cost of ingredients is often no more than 10% or 15% of the menu price. At the end of the day, you could have several sodas, cups of coffee, or cups of tea for the price of one restaurant beverage by purchasing the ingredients from the grocery store and drinking these beverages at home.
Thursday April 14th
Want A Good Night's Sleep? Eat Dark Chocolate
Eating dark chocolate before bed could be the key to getting a good night’s sleep.
Scientists say dark chocolate is rich in magnesium which is an essential mineral that keeps body clocks running on time.
The nutrient is found in many foods including green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish, beans, whole grains, avocados, yogurt, bananas and dried fruit.
And they say eating food rich with magnesium before bed could help people remain adapted to the rhythms of night and day, ensuring a better-quality sleep.
In-N-Out Burger suing model over racy video
In-N-Out Burger is suing model Abigail Ratchford saying the video is too racy for their brand
Wednesday April 13th
This thing is pretty cool
Nothing GOOD Can Come From The 'Fire Spray Challenge'
Tuesday April 12th
Chicago Bulls 72-10 Mixtape from the 1995-1996 Season!!!
Guy Breaks Into Five Guys, Makes Himself 5 Burgers
GARDENING OR VIAGRA
Men who garden during the day get a performance boost in the bedroom at night. Yes, weeding, digging and mowing serves as a kind of natural Viagra, revitalizing a man's sex drive, reports a study of from researchers at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria.
The key is to burn up 1000 calories a week through exercise to reduce impotence by 38%. That translates to doing any one of these five days a week:
1.Gardening: 30 to 45 minutes a day
2.Dancing: 30 minutes a day
3.Cycling: 4 miles in 15 minutes
4.Jogging or running: 1.5 miles
Men who exercise even more than 30 minutes a day so they burn up a total of 4,000 calories a week, will see their impotence risk drop by almost 52%.
Monday April 11th
Boyfriends Do Their Girlfriends' Makeup
WHY YOUR FITNESS TRACKER INSISTS ON 10,000 STEPS PER DAY
Ten thousand steps sounds like a lot, so why do our fitness trackers insist we walk that many each day? It turns out you can blame Japan. A pedometer sold there in the 1960s was called "manpo-kei" which translates into "10,000 steps meter.
Catrine Tudor-Locke, Ph.D., of UMass Amherst says that number stuck, and then scientific research confirmed taking 10 thousand steps each day was a great habit to get into. Tudor-Locke notes that only real issue is that 10 thousand steps a day could be a lofty goal for someone who usually walks 3,000, and too easy for someone who typically gets in 12,000 steps.
To ramp up your step count, customize your goal. First, count your steps for three days and average them, and then try to exceed that number by at least 3,000 steps. You could even switch to timing your walks as a U.K. study found that people who walked for at least two and a half hours a week saw their risk of premature death drop by 11 percent. (Men's Health)
Friday April 8th
How To.... Read Your 'Secret' Facebook Messages
There is a "secret" Facebook Messenger inbox which may contain messages you have no idea you received and may even want to read.
You don't always get a notification to alert you when someone you are not friends with on Facebook sends you a message. Some messages are sent to a special folder "filtered requests" in the "Message Requests" inbox.
To view these messages:
Open up Facebook Messenger on your phone.
Tap "message requests."
Tap "see filtered requests."
Thursday April 7th
Serena Williams shows you how to twerk
Wednesday April 6th
iPhone's latest bug
By asking Siri to open Twitter, you can access your contacts and photos without ever having to unlock your phone. The video shows you how it works. Yes, it's in Spanish, but just watch!
Tuesday April 5th
DSU’S Deactivated Degree Programs
Elementary Special Education – Grades 1-8
Secondary Special Education – Grades 7-12
World Language Education (French & Spanish)
MA Applied Chemistry
MS Art Education
MA Biological Sciences (General Biology & Biology Education)
Curriculum and Instruction
Adult Basic Education
MS Family and Consumer Science Education
MA Historic Preservation
MS Mathematics Education
MS Physics Teaching
MA Science Education
Jason Derulo on Lip Sync Battle
Monday April 4th
The Cost of Being a Woman
Friday April 1st
The 1000 yard stare of a broken man
Restaurant Owner’s Blunt Sign for Disrespectful Customers Goes Viral
Thursday March 31st
Wendy Bell: WTAE-TV Fires Anchor Over Comments Made on Now-Deleted Facebook Page
"WTAE has ended its relationship with anchor Wendy Bell. Wendy's recent comments on a WTAE Facebook page were inconsistent with the company's ethics and journalistic standards," the station said. Bell, who had been with the station for 18 years.
On March 21, Bell posted to her work Facebook page thoughts concerning still at-large shooters who killed five adults and an unborn baby at a Wilkinsburg cookout this month. After a mass shooting March 9 in which police still have made no arrests, Ms. Bell wrote, in part, “You needn’t be a criminal profiler to draw a mental sketch of the killers who broke so many hearts two weeks ago Wednesday... they are young black men, likely in their teens or early 20s. They have multiple siblings from multiple fathers and their mothers work multiple jobs.”
She then wrote about a young African-American man, this one a worker she saw in a SouthSide Works restaurant. She said she called over the manager and praised the man, adding, “I wonder how long it had been since someone told him he was special.”
Toddler Escapes his Room During Bedtime
Basketball Team Loses Title When The Final Shot Ends With The Ball Getting Caught ON The Rim
Wednesday March 30th
J Lo on James Corden
GONE VIRAL: Woman Gets In White Student’s Face For Having Dreadlocks
The Science of Dating
A psychologist who has studied attraction, researched the science of how people form relationships and came up with these facts:
One of the strongest predictors of whether any two people will form a relationship is how close they live to each other. About half of romantic relationships are formed between people who live near each other. The greater the distance, the less likely two people are to get together.
Appearance does matter:
But once people meet each other and interact socially, other traits become important. It turns out that both women and men value warmth, a good sense of humor, and understanding.
Being nice can even make a person seem more physically attractive.
Love is blind:
People in romantic relationships, particularly new relationships, are biased in how they see their partners. They tend to view their partners as more attractive than they appear in reality.
We like people who like us:
All romantic relationships are built on the mutual exchange of intimate information with a partner. Playing hard-to-get almost never works. Giving the impression of dislike is unlikely to spark attraction.
We like what we know:
Despite what many people think, opposites very rarely attract. In fact, decades of research has shown that attraction is most likely to be sparked when two people see themselves as being very similar to each other.
Tuesday March 29th
THE DARK SIDE OF YOUR ZODIAC SIGN
A new book, "the Darkside Zodiac", by English astrologer Stella Hyde reveals the dark side of star signs.
ARIES March 21 to April 20
Greedy, argumentative, restless, wilful and self-obsessed, you are the zodiac’s permanently enraged adolescent. You have a problem with authority — show you a no-entry sign and you’re up the forbidden highway like a ferret up a drainpipe.
Pathologically competitive, you have to come first and you’ll do anything to win — your concept of fair play means that you triumph. And subtle you’re not: you blunder through the world like Tigger gone rogue. Favorite deadly sin: Wrath. It’s straightforward, uncomplicated and requires hardly any brain power. Something that’s useful for you. Just try to keep a lid on your road rage. Romance: You’re a notches-on-the-bedpost guy or girl who always needs to be told you’re the best lover ever. Your affairs burn for, oh, several days, during which you are extravagantly possessive. Friendships: You have rules for friends — do everything you say, admire your every action and never, ever criticize. You must be in control at every social event and get ragingly jealous if any of your friends do anything better than you. Dream jobs: Explorer — so you can be the first and brag about it. Firefighter — finally, the chance to be a real hero. Just don’t be tempted to start the fires.
TAURUS April 21 to May 21
You’re stupendously dull and move only when poked by a stick. A hidebound reactionary, you’re superglued into a rut several yards deep. You are an obstinate authoritarian with an overpowering urge for money. Your refusal to say the word ‘adapt’, let alone ‘change’, is a result of a lack of imagination. Your little bully brain can’t cope with anything complex, so you do nothing — and get buried alive by avalanches you refuse to notice. Favorite Deadly Sin: Greed. ‘I’ll have them all, now’ is your first thought as a rush of desire for new stuff fogs your brain. Romance: Good men and women have suffocated from boredom in your bed. You resent any attempt to bring spontaneity or novelty to proceedings. Friendships: There’s a reason why the bull stands alone in a field. Partly it’s your murderous, though rare temper, but mostly it’s your obsession with money. After days of discussing your pension plans and investments, people lose the will to live. Dream jobs: Property magnate — show you an unspoiled architectural masterpiece and you see executive apartments. Asset stripper — as you’re so insensitive to other’s feelings.
GEMINI May 22 to June 22
Under a layer of stage-school sincerity lurks a cold-hearted, bad-mouthing rumour-monger, scavenging information to do the dirty on someone later.
You’re the con artist with a cheeky grin who detaches babies from their candy and laughs as you leave them crying. And you’re never satisfied. You always suspect there’s a more exciting party you’re not invited to. To block this out, you have to be entertained at all times.
You’re in a permanent mid-life crisis — an irresponsible, discontented commitment-phobe still wearing a baseball cap backwards at 45. Favorite Deadly Sins: Only the one? You need two for each twin. Pride (you know you look good), lust (because it’s fun), envy (of nice, shiny things) and greed. Greed is good. Romance: You must never be bored in bed — woe betide a partner who doesn’t keep you entertained. For you, romance is about being with one lover while flirting with the next two. Friendships: Born to network, at parties you constantly look over people’s shoulders, your radar on high alert for anyone prettier, more famous or more likely to get you that job. Dream jobs: Triple agent — you love to outwit people. Office gossip — there’s nothing as satisfying as fawning and flattery. Typical Gemini? Gossipy Donald Trump.
CANCER June 23 to July 23
Grumpy, moody, tetchy and devious.
You distrust life and have no faith in the future. This can make you very sentimental — and you well up at anything lonely or hopeless.
You love to whine. You look for perceived slights and remember everything nasty ever said about you. You never give away anything people could use against you — you would use it against them. Favorite Deadly Sin: Sloth. The paralyzing immobility that comes when you let despair get you in its grip. Romance: If you see someone you're attracted to, your strategy is to go into another room or ignore them in a pointed fashion so they do the chasing. That way, when it goes wrong, no one can jeer at you. Friendships: You can relate to someone only if you feel needed. Clingy and manipulative, you’re master of the ‘mum manoeuvre’ — using long silences, suffocating devotion and mood swings to get people to do what you want. Dream jobs: Agony aunt — so you can revel in vicarious suffering. Hermit — gloomy and you get to wear a hair shirt.
LEO July 24 to August 23
Leos are all kings (or queens), but deep within your roaring lion heart you know you’re an arrogant, intolerant, pompous, self-centred bully.
You absolutely have to be adored by everyone, which is your downfall because you’re easily flattered and fail to notice while you’re blissing out that others are stealing your powers.
You expect the world to revolve around you. When it doesn’t, you plunge into grand imperial sulk mode. You have double standards — what you deserve and what’s good enough for everyone else. And you’re never, ever wrong. Favorite Deadly Sin: Pride. It’s known as the sin from which all others arise and you just love to be up with the top people. Romance: It’s all about performance and applause. But you focus so hard on style, posturing and execution, you fail to notice your partner has gone to sleep. Friendships: Leos don’t relate — they form alliances or allow themselves to be worshipped. A fearful snob, you ally yourself with people who make you look good — the powerful, important or just plain rich. Dream jobs: Monarch — what better way to boss others about? Megastar — finally, the love of the little people.
VIRGO August 24 to Sep 23
Virgos are negative, tiny-hearted fusspots obsessed with detail who do nothing but carp and criticize.
You’re never wrong — but, if you are, you’d kill your firstborn rather than admit it. First impressions are cast in stone. If you met the Boston Strangler on a good day, you’d maintain he was a great guy.
You spend a lot of time obsessing about your health. It’s amazing how many diseases you contract — there’s no healing therapy you haven’t tried. You’re a sucker for cults, faux gurus and food fads. Favorite Deadly Sin: Vanity — insufferably pleased with yourself, cruelly critical of everyone else.
Romance: Just like the service of your car, you do sex by the manual. And when asked afterwards how it was for you, you deliver a comprehensive report. Friendships: Want to know how you alienate people so thoroughly? It’s the little things, like sneering at non-organic aubergine dip. What you want from a friend is a punchbag to pummel with general put-downs. Dream jobs: Forensic accountant — nothing like endless, boring nitpicking. Censor — mixes prudery, perversion and telling others what they shouldn’t think.
LIBRA Sep 24 to Oct 23
Fickleness, idleness, extremes — that’s what Librans are made of. You can switch from Einstein to Homer Simpson, Jerry Springer to Mother Teresa without missing a beat.
Your unique selling point is your inability to make a decision.
You can’t bring yourself to choose one thing when it would mean forfeiting others. But you’re not just hesitating over two gorgeous gifts — you know if you dither long enough, you’ll get both. Favorite Deadly Sins: Vanity, greed and sloth — Librans would find it impossible to choose just the one. Romance: You flatter, you flirt, you make boudoir eyes at your prey, but you don’t do unbridled lust because that would make you look sweaty and out of control. Besides, you’re in it for the money. Friendships: Out of sight is out of mind — you dump people regularly. That’s because the love of your life is you, and only you. Dream jobs: Fashion expert — though you’ll make those more successful look ugly and foolish. Spin doctor — turning anything damaging into gold.
SCORPIO Oct 24 to Nov 22
The Scorpio darkside is darker than the rest — the words ‘evil’ and ‘master mind’ seem inadequate. There’s no sin or depravity you wouldn’t consider, although you might not carry them out — sometimes it’s more exquisite to deny yourself than to indulge.
You despise the weak, along with all the whingers and non-copers, and when you are world dictator, they will be ruthlessly put down. Your favorite sport is competitive mind games — you play long after others have gone home. Favorite Deadly Sin: Lust. Lust for power, lust for money, lust for status, lust for revenge. Romance: You may look like a love god, a cave troll or a librarian — it really doesn’t matter because Scorpio magnetism has nothing to do with looks. To you, sex is power — you’re always in control. Friendships: Not a natural socializer, you have lots of acquaintances, but only a clawful of close friends whom you’ve chosen because they’re loyal, non-competitive and respect your authority. Most people are scared of you, so they do what you say. Dream jobs: Secret agent — you can do anything to anyone. City analyst — second guess anyone and get filthy rich.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 to Dec 21
Brash, crass, loudmouthed and impetuous, you are the zodiac’s mindless hooligan, game for anything. Russian roulette? Pass the Kalashnikov.
You smash your way through barriers, even those set up for your safety. If you see a commitment in the distance, you vanish like a gambler’s lucky streak. And you’re tactless. Your best friend loses a leg in an accident (probably caused by you) and you ask if you can have their trainers. Favorite Deadly Sins: All of them really, but lust, greed and gluttony dominate because you can’t resist indulgence and extremism. Romance: No one could accuse you of lacking enthusiasm, but not everyone can swing from a trapeze by their ankles in that nonchalant way you have. You fail to grasp that passion counts more than perspiration. Friendships: Careless and indiscriminate (you prefer to call it open and spontaneous), you will relate to anyone, but not for too long because they might tie you down. Dream jobs: Stunt supremo — danger is your middle name. Mercenary — killing strangers is such a buzz, yah.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 to Jan 20
Mean, miserly, petty, unforgiving — you have the stamina and relentless bloody-mindedness to keep wearing away at the world until it’s lost the will to live and follows your way.
Any resistance is exhausted by your endless spirit-dulling routine and petty regulations. You’d do anything to preserve your social status and so prefer to keep your ruthless, pathological ambition under wraps. And you’re a Scrooge. Favorite Deadly Sin: Avarice. A cold accumulation and insatiable hunger that sucks you dry from the inside. Romance: It’s Saturday night, it’s on with the pyjamas and off with the light. Underneath it all you’re as horny as anyone — you just won’t admit it. Friendships: You have given up on friends because they don’t appreciate your help, even though your methods are clearly more efficient than theirs. Dream jobs: Loss adjuster — so insurance companies can pay as little and late as possible. Politician — natural for a self-important status junkie.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 to Feb 19
You are a chilly-hearted, disengaged observer of the human condition, who has never knowingly reacted spontaneously to any experience.
Perverse is how you like it. You’re surly when it would be more productive to be charming (your annual work review, for example), standoffish to your family and forgiving to your friends on skid row (they make you feel so superior).
You don’t do routine or reliable and although you want everyone to need you, you’d rather drink rocket fuel than let them know you need them. Favorite Deadly Sin: Perhaps sloth, because you can be a tad languid, or maybe pride — but then you are superior to everyone else. Romance: Hang around at Star Trek conventions and you’ll always get a date because there’s always somebody who goes for the oddball. Friendships: People think you’re friendly because you hang out with so many groups, but that’s because you need large statistical samples to make your data viable. Dream jobs: Mad scientist — finally the chance to make a doomsday weapon. Croupier — dice are far more predictable than people.
PISCES Feb 20 to March 20
You’ve a reputation for clustering around sickbeds, but vicarious wallowing springs to mind as, if you do manage to get anyone back on their feet and they start succeeding at life, you become jealous.
You drift about vaguely, feeling hard done by and appearing helpless and put upon, but you’re not — you know the manipulative value of martyrdom. And anyone who has to deal with you should always carry a tape recorder, for you’ll deny anything mutually agreed two minutes later. Favorite Deadly Sin: Envy. You could’ve been a contender, if only your parents hadn’t held you back and everyone made your life a misery. Romance: You love someone to take charge, but lovers shrink before the beady-eyed stare of the 2,000 cuddly toys in your boudoir. Friendships: Quantity is the only thing that will absorb all your neediness, so you swim around with a huge school of acquaintances. Your nano-second attention span means you can’t be bothered to work on existing relationships, so you’re always looking for a New Best Friend. Dream jobs: World dictator, the only way to make your fantasies a reality. Drug baron — it’ll all go well until you start sampling the merchandise
Mom and Dad crash the dance
7 ideas for leftover Easter candy
Americans just spent billions of dollars on Easter, so there’s bound to be some leftover candy sitting around this week. What can you do with it?
1.Donate it to homeless shelters. Wrap up candy in treat bags and donate it to children who probably didn’t get any Easter candy.
2.Use your Peeps creatively. Try making vodka-soaked Peeptinis or Peep Krispy Treats. Just replace the marshmallows in the recipe with Peeps.
3.Create jelly bean art. Kids can draw pictures, trace the lines with frosting or blue, and decorate with brightly colored jelly beans.
4.Chop up chocolate bunnies and chicks that won’t get eaten, freeze the pieces, and pull out to use like chocolate chips in cookies and other goodies.
5.Any candy that is heat-resistant can be added to shoeboxes along with other needed items for our troops as part of Operation Shoebox.
6.Fondue. Make bunny fondue and dip lots of fresh fruit in it.
7.Use Peeps in a flower arrangement. If you’re doing some spring entertaining, this is a cute idea. Peeps are pressed against the inside of a short glass vase, and a smaller glass is place inside for the water and flowers.
Monday March 28th
Soldier and his military dog are finally reunited
Friday March 25th
WEEKEND TIP: 4 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Drinking Alcohol
Without food in the stomach to slow down its progression, the alcohol moves through the stomach, kidneys, lungs, liver, and the brain. About 20% of the alcohol you drink passes through the stomach and reaches the brain within a minute. While you experience a pleasant, temporary flush or feelings of warmth, your body is already dealing with the effects of alcohol.
To avoid being the guy who can’t stand up and to make sure you make it to work the next morning, it’s safe advice to eat before you drink. The question is: What foods should you eat and what foods should you avoid? Here’s what you don’t want to eat before a night of heavy drinking.
1. Salty snacks
Even though it keeps you rushing to the bar bathroom, alcohol dehydrates your body. Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic, so it increases the amount of urine the body produces while blocking the release of a hormone that is needed for water absorption. Unless you gulp down a glass of water between pints, you’ll find yourself hungover the next morning. Salty snacks like popcorn, chips, and nuts only make you thirstier, leading you to reach for another drink, which in turn dehydrates your body further. To beat dehydration, eat foods that are water-based like fruits and vegetables (cucumbers and watermelon are particularly good).
2. Spicy foods
Just like those extra spicy buffalo wings, Indian curries, or tomato-based sauces can aggravate your stomach on a normal day, when you drink the effect only increases. Alcohol loosens up the muscles that keep your food and digestive juices down where they should be. Consuming spicy, acidic foods in combination with alcohol can actually provoke acid reflux and heartburn.
This is one time when salads should be avoided. While the nutrients and fiber in those leafy greens are hard to pass up, eating a simple salad is almost as bad as going out drinking on a completely empty stomach. Vegetables move through your body quickly, so if you’re set on a salad throw on some protein like chicken, nuts, or tuna. Protein takes longer to digest and will slow down the rise of your blood alcohol level.
It may sound like the perfect, guilt-free way to start your evening, but sushi is not your friend before a night of boozing. Not only does raw fish not pair well with shots — or getting sick, should the night go that way — but the soy sauce you dunk your rolls in is packed with salt, which speeds up your dehydration levels endangering you to a nasty hangover complete with your fair share of painful headaches.
Thursday March 24th
The jobs where woman are paid MORE than men
Finally being a woman pays off! Top 10 jobs in which women make MORE than every $1 men in those positions:
1. Social worker - $1.08
2. Merchandiser - $1.08
3. Research assistant - $1.07
4. Purchasing specialist - $1.06
5. Physician advisor - $1.02
6. Communications associate - $1.02
7. Social media professional - $1.02
8. Health educator - $1.01
9. Procurement professional - $1.01
10. Business coordinator - $1.01
KIDS Give Advice: How To Talk To Someone You're Attracted To
Finding that old flame on Facebook could lead to more than you bargained for. The renewal of that not-so-innocent friendship might end in marital disaster.
Facebook is cited as evidence in 66% of divorces in the U.S., according to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition, more than 80% of divorce lawyers reported they "have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence" during the past few years.
Here are five safeguards couples can apply to Facebook and other social networks:
1.Assess who you talk to the most. Is it a good mixture of men and women? Do you favor one friend over the others?
2.Make your expectations very clear to your online friends.
3.Do not engage in an intimate online conversation with someone who is not your spouse.
4.Couples should set parameters about how much time and when they are online each day. If you're using Facebook at 2 a.m. when everyone else in the household is asleep, this could be the sign of a problem.
5.Share your Facebook password with your spouse and vice-versa. That way you both know your Facebook private messages are not secret.
Wednesday March 23rd
Meghan Trainor releases a new video
REASONS BASKETBALL IS GOOD FOR YOU
Want to get fit? Start playing basketball. From pick-up games to the pros, basketball has the potential to offer a multitude of all-around health benefits. As exercise goes, it doesn't get much better than a fun team sport that requires no expensive equipment or major time commitments. And if you need more convincing, here are seven reasons to play basketball, according to Dr. Tim Howell, assistant professor of physical therapy and athletic training at Saint Louis University.
Basketball is good for:
1. Your heart
Basketball can help you develop cardiovascular endurance, depending on how many times play stops. Keep moving and you'll keep your heart rate up. Building endurance can help keep your heart healthy, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke later in life.
2. Your muscles
Long range three-point shots help develop both upper and lower body strength, as does jumping to block shots. Strong muscles help you maintain your balance and decrease your risk of falling.
3. Your bones
Jumping is a great way to develop and improve bone health. Weight-bearing exercise helps maintain your bone density over the course of your lifetime. Stronger bones are bones that are less likely to break.
4. Your brain
By developing eye-hand coordination, basketball builds spatial awareness. Your body will know where it is in space and time. Ever wonder why a cat always lands on its feet? Body awareness.
5. Your gut
Reducing it, that is. Depending on the intensity at which you play, you can burn 700 or more calories an hour. Burn fat while having fun.
6. Your social life
Have fun. Socialize. Build teamwork. Strong relationships translate into good health. Social people are less likely to suffer from depression and also tend to have a stronger immune system. Exercising in a group also tends to lead to better continued participation. Because you're not exercising alone, you have a built-in support system.
7. Your stress levels
Played alone or in groups, basketball can reduce stress. Exercise is a proven stress-reliever. Decreasing your stress will help you focus and have more energy to complete tasks.
Tuesday March 22nd
Makes It Hard to Get Up and Why Our Voices Sound So Different on Tape
"How it Works" Magazine has rounded up some experts to provide the answers to life's little mysteries. Here are a few of them:
IS THE 5-SECOND RULE SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND?
Researchers at the Aston University in the UK tested the theory that if you pick up food off the floor within 5 seconds, it was safe to eat. They dropped toast, pasta, and other foods and tested them for bacteria at time points between three and 30 seconds.
They discovered that bacteria does transfer before the magic five seconds is up, but generally the food can still be eaten. But dropping it on carpet is better than a hard surface, and dry food came out cleaner than wet food.
DO I REALLY SOUND LIKE THAT?
When we speak, the sound reaches our ear in two different ways - from vibrations in the air and vibrations inside our own head. This makes our voice sound lower. So when we hear our recorded voice, we don't get these undertones, and the higher-pitched version can seem very odd indeed.
WHY DO TEAPOTS DRIP?
Researchers at the University of Lyon in France found that as you pour tea, some of the liquid tracks down the outside of the spout. This is influenced by the shape of the spout, how fast the tea is poured, and how water-repellent the teapot is.
Metal teapots with straight-edged spouts are much less prone to dripping than curvy porcelain ones.
WHY DOES TOAST BURN?
Toast can go from pasty white to charred and black in just a few seconds because of its ingredients. The rate at which bread turns into toast depends on how much sugar and other ingredients is contains.
The drier the slice, the faster these reactions occur and the quicker the toast will brown and then burn. Breads made with baking soda should brown faster than acidic ones. Also, breads and buns glazed with milk or egg will brown more quickly thanks to the extra protein on the surface.
WHY DOES STARING AT A SCREEN STRAIN YOUR EYES?
The same way that repetitive motions can damage to the wrists, long periods of looking at screens can temporarily strain the eye muscles. This is because the lens is constantly making small adjustments as it focuses on the screen.
Glare, flicker, color and brightness make things even more complex, forcing the eye muscles to strain to keep everything looking sharp.
WHY DOES THE MIND WANDER?
The 'default mode' for the brain tends towards introspection and daydreaming, but with a bit of effort we can switch to 'focus mode' and perform complex tasks. But if these tasks are repetitive, the mind can start to wander and we can make mistakes.
The lapses are commonly referred to as 'brain farts'. Researchers at the University of New Mexico discovered that you can spot these 'brain farts' 30 seconds before people make a mistake by using MRI technology to track blood flow to parts of the brain.
WHY DO SONGS GET STUCK IN OUR HEADS AND HOW DO WE BANISH THEM?
Hearing a song played on a loop inside our own brain is very common. These songs, called earworms, fall into the same category as spontaneous recollections of memories and mind wandering that seems to be beyond our control.
One of the most popular ways to deal with an earworm seems to be just to leave it alone; enjoy the song and allow the thought to pass. If that fails, distracting yourself or listening to it in real life to get the loop out of your head.
The more we focus on whether our attempts to get rid of the song have worked, the more the brain is likely to go back to looping the song again. Researchers have found that chewing gum may help because the jaw movement interferes with memory.
Monday March 21st
The 8 Shameless Lies All Parents Tell Their Kids
Friday March 18th
Dead 7 trailer
Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter teams up with other band members plus guys from Sync, 98 Degrees, and O-Town for SyFy's zombie flick "Dead 7."
Convicted felon sings Adele-inspired “sorry” to judge at sentencing
Thursday March 17th
Raw Video: Men Place Card Skimmer on ATM Store Machine
Wednesday March 16th
Jaliyah Manuel 6 years old Basketball Legend
Tuesday March 15th
The Best, Best Men Ever
TLC is airing a series on two couples who have known each other for years but never dated and decided to get married
Monday March 14th
Dramatic moment motorist slams on brakes
Feel More Confident Talking to Women Thanks to These Straightforward Tips
Practice On Non-Intimidating Women
Ask ugly girls first. Seriously. If you don't have any skin in the game, it's a lot easier to let loose and do it. You'll also have the opportunity to work on your conversation skills.
Work On Your Conversation Skills
Work on your general conversation skills. Practice starting conversations with anyone and everyone, without any motive to date them or ask them out.
Stop Trying to Act Cooler Than You Are
Just be yourself, my friend. It's really up to the woman anyway.
Accept Rejection As Part of the Game
The truly self-confident guy may make an approach on a girl and even if she rebuffs him, he will just move away, like to another bar or club or part of town, before trying his luck again. Learn to count your ratio of accepts to rejects.
Friday March 11th
WHAT MEN SHOULD HAVE AND KNOW BY AGE 30
An article from Glamour that first appeared in 1997, "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30," became a chain letter fifteen years ago, and re-emerged as a full-blown hardcover. The book edition augments the original list, which was penned by Pamela Redmond Satran. Conspicuously missing, though, is any perspective from the male side a problem we seek to remedy here. Because men are helpful like that.
Men, by 30 you should have:
A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra
if you would please, please use them all at the same time on at least one occasion, that would be awesome.
Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it
Do you know what you absolutely deserve? Season tickets, preferably in a sky box. Seriously, you deserve it!
One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry
Why do you like to cry again? If you want, we can be the friend who makes you laugh and then we can find the person who makes you cry and punch them in the face.
Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour
Just for the record, we really can't tell if the fashions you wear are ten years behind the times, whether the shoes are right, or if the colors match.
One old partner you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come
Totally can see why you'd want to come back. Don't quite get where you're going with the second part there.
What Body Part Do You Wash First In Shower? It Says A Lot About Your Personality!
When you step into a shower, which part of the body do you wash first? Which part you wash first says a lot about you…
CHEST: You are practical person. Straightforward and do not beat around the bush. To you, convenience is of paramount importance. You hate to be distracted when concentrating and are impatient with people who do not see things your way. A good sex partner and willing to try new things. Your best partner in life will be those who chose hair.
FACE: Money is important to you and you will do anything to get it. Integrity and dignity is not important. You feel that friends are there to be used and life is one big hassle. Other people find it hard to understand you but you are not concerned as to what they think. Very self-centered person. Average sex partner as too selfish and tend to be absorbed in self pleasure at the expense of your partner. Your best partner in life will be those who chose privates and others.
ARMPITS: You are a dependable and hard working person. Generally a very popular person as you are very down to earth and willing to help others. Tend to get yourself into trouble as you cannot tell whether people are genuine towards you. Your best partner in life will be those who chose shoulders.
HAIR: Artistic type. Daydreaming is your hobby but you can achieve what most other people cannot. Dedication is lacking but you will work tirelessly towards goals which are to your liking. Money is not important. Friends are but only intellectuals and fellow artistic types. Make the best sex partners as you are most willing to explore and please the other partner. Talent is your main strength. Your best partner in life will be those who chose chest and privates.
PRIVATES: Shy type. You lack self confidence and tend to be bullied by others. You do not have lots of friends as others find you boring and unattractive. Perseverance is not your strength and you tend to give up easily and at the first opportunity. However, you make an above average sex partner. You are able to show your true emotions to very few people. Hence in sex, you find your inner strengths. Your best partner in life will be those who chose face and hair.
SHOULDER: A born loser. You fail in everything that you do. People dislike you and you tend to spend your time alone. Your type have been known to be heavy gamblers and drinkers. You see the world as a living hell. Money and power is also important to you. But your luck will always fail you. You make a lousy sex partner. You will find it difficult to find a partner in life. Those who chose armpits are your only chance.
OTHERS: You are a very average person. Undoubtedly, you have your inner strengths but people find it hard to see. You must learn to be a little bit more adventurous and sell your potential. Deep down, you are a very likable person with very few faults. However, the key will be to make your strengths stand out and not just hide your weaknesses. You are an average sex partner. You have great fantasies about different techniques but unfortunately are not brave enough to try them out. Your best partner in life will be those who chose face.
Thursday March 10th
STRESS LESS MORNINGS
Boost your well being with these simple tweaks to your morning routine:
Spend 5 minutes on the porch
Exposure to sunlight improves your energy thanks to extra vitamin D production, while also increasing melatonin for better sleep at night.
Eat blueberries at breakfast
The berries are associated with a mood hormone that can help you cheer up when you are feeling sad. Bonus they are also packed with antioxidants that may prevent cancer.
Have another cup of coffee
People who drink three or more cups of coffee a day may have a 37 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who sip less than a cup. Researchers believe a compound in the brew improves how your body processes sugar. (Womens Day)
Wednesday March 9th
NEW weight loss tool: Aspire Assist pumps food out of your stomach
Tuesday March 8th
Teens freak out at Windows 95
Monday March 7th
Flavor Flav does Salt Lake City's weather forecast
Things Men Only Tell You When They’re Drunk
I LOVE MY BEST FRIEND. LIKE SO MUCH
Men get deep into their bromances when they’re drunk. The way you are sober when your best friend from high school calls you—that’s how they are about all of their male friends when they’re drunk.
I DO BELIEVE IN THE ONE
Most men will never admit that they believe in the one when sober. They have to be mathematical and practical and reasonable. But when they’re drunk, suddenly it’s all, “You’re obviously the one for me. There is no other one. Soul mates might be real.”
I DON’T APPRECIATE YOU ENOUGH
Men wouldn’t tell you this sober—it would give away all of their power.
I MADE YOU MY EMERGENCY CONTACT
And I put you in my will. Well, it’s an unofficial will. It’s on a napkin from that karaoke bar, but you’re in it.
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Thursday March 3rd
Things You Should Know Before Dating a Bartender
WOMEN WILL BUY HIM DRINKS
At least 10 women will offer to buy him a drink or a shot every night. He won’t say yes to all of them (or else he’d be drunk on the job and probably get fired) but he “has to” say yes to some. It’s an unspoken rule of being a bartender: you have to drink a little with the patrons to keep the vibe fun and lively.
HE'’LL DRESS HIS BEST FOR WORK
He will dress to the nines for work, and in his jeans and t-shirts for date night with you. It will drive you nuts.
HE HAS TO FLIRT FOR TIPS
Tips are his livelihood. If he just poured drinks and closed out tabs in a cut and dry manner, he wouldn’t be able to pay rent. Tips come when the flirting comes.
HE ALSO HAS TO BE A GOOD LISTENER
He is going to tell you a lot of stories about the bar patrons. You’re going to think, “Man. You sure do know a lot about Kristen! And Lauren! And all the other girls who come in there!” Being a good listener also brings in the tips.
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“You’re under arrest.” “No, you’re under arrest.” “Wait. Which one of us was playing the cop and which one was playing the criminal?”
POORLY CHOSEN SAFE WORDS
If your safe word is harder, faster, meaner, louder, heavier…you may have a problem. If you’re playing pirate and hostage, having a safe word like “unsheathe your sword!” definitely will get you turned around.
A BAD ACCENT
It’s fine if you want to play British royalty or a French poet, really that’s fine. But if you hit the accent too hard, there will be a lot of, “What? Can you say that again? Did you say derriere or don’t you dare?”
PIZZA DELIVERY/LACTOSE INTOLERANT
If you’re doing any role-play that is food related, don’t forget to check each other’s food allergies first! You don’t need someone breaking out into hives when the other is just breaking character.
Tuesday March 1st
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What Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie Says About Your Sex Life
Your favorite type of Girl Scout cookie might be tied to your personality traits—in bed.
This is kind of like the basic betch of cookies. It's loved by everyone, is perfect for all occasions, and goes down easily. If you're a Thin Mint afficionado, chances are you enjoy tried-and-true sex positions like cowgirl and doggy style. Much like the seriously delicious cookie, they never let you down and leave you totally satisfied.
Samoas a.k.a. Caramel deLites
Oooh, you're a wild child. Fans of the coco-nutty treat are definitely up for something a little more exotic, you know, like the Corkscrew position. You're also the queen of vacation sex. Whether it's a bungalow in Bora Bora or a Motel 6 in Philly, you'll find a way to break the bed.
Tagalongs a.k.a. Peanut Butter Patties
Like the ultimate power couple, peanut butter and chocolate, the best sex of your life has always been with dudes you're committed to. Whether it's kind of kinky or super-passionate, your partner in crime brings out the best of your sexgame—and vice versa.
Trefoils a.k.a. Shortbread
While some might call you boring (how rude!), you’re a woman who knows what she likes—and you're sticking to it. So what if missionary is your jam? You don't need crazy positions (um, hey, sex injuries) or handcuffs to get off. Your bedroom repertoire might seem vanilla to other people, but that's the only flavor you need, baby.
Do-si-dos a.k.a. Peanut Butter Sandwich
Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. We wouldn't be surprised if you had a closet full of whips and Fifty Shades novels.
Cranberry Citrus Crisps
You fancy, huh? You're not down to clown with just any old Girl Scout cookie—you've got standards. The same goes for your sex life. You go big with candles, bubble baths, an assortment of lubes, and screaming orgasms—every. Single. Time. We respect that.
So you're kind of like the Shortbread gal, but with a twist. Of course, missionary is your go-to, but you like to spice it up with lots of sex accessories. Chocolate syrup, vibrators, and blindfolds. Hey, it's fun to experiment, but you're not into the truly kinky stuff quite yet.
The fan of the cookie that says "Thank You" in five different languages is a big appreciator of oral, obvi. No matter when you're getting down, one thing is for sure: He's going down(town).
The lady who likes this kind of grown-ass woman treat also loves her some grown-up, no B.S. booty. Maybe that means you're sneaking quickies in between making dinner for the fam, or penciling in days to do it nice and slow. One thing is for sure: This is not child's play.
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10 Crazy Body Connections
Your body parts are joined in ways you never imagined. Here are 10 crazy body connections that just might save your life.
1. What your VOICE says about your HEIGHT
Researchers from Washington University say that listeners can accurately determine the relative heights of speakers just by hearing them talk. “Subglottal resonance” is to blame. It’s a sound produced in the lower airway of the lungs that gets progressively lower as height increases. Ever wonder why your tall buddies talk so low? Now you know.
2. What your EYES say about your BRAIN
The small vessels behind your eyes could reveal how healthy your brain is. The study shows that people with wider veins score worse on IQ tests in middle age, which should give you another reason to get your peepers checked yearly.
3. What your SKIN says about your BLOOD PRESSURE
Wrinkles aren’t just a sign of aging—they could also portend heart trouble. When researchers separated people into groups based on cardiac disease risk and analyzed the youthfulness of their skin, those with the fewest wrinkles had lower blood pressure and lower heart disease risk.
4. What your HAND says about your PENIS
We dare you to not look at your hand after reading this: Men whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers tend to have bigger penises. That’s because the testosterone guys get exposed to while they’re still fetuses controls both penis and finger lengths.
5. What your FINGERS say about your CANCER RISK
While a longer index finger might give you the . . . er, short end of the stick, here’s one plus to a big pointer: it could put you at a lower risk of prostate cancer. Having less T in the womb could help keep prostate cancer at bay later in life.
6. What your LEGS say about your ERECTION
Suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS)? You may have more serious problems than a case of the jimmy legs. Researchers found that men who had at least five RLS episodes each month were 50 percent more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than guys without fidgety limbs. Both conditions are linked to low levels of the feel-good chemical dopamine, which might be one potential explanation.
7. What your TEETH say about your MIND
Research in the Journal of American Geriatrics suggests your ability to chew might predict your risk of dementia.
8. What your PULSE says about your HEART
The flexibility of your aorta may soon be measured by checking the pulse in your finger. Your aorta is a major artery that, when stiff, can increase your risk of dying from heart attack or stroke.
.9. What your SLEEP says about your EYES
People with sleep apnea are almost twice as likely to develop glaucoma—an eye disease that can lead to blindness—within 5 years. When you aren’t breathing at a normal rate, the loss of oxygen triggers damage to the optic nerves.
10. What your LIPS say about your MEMORY
If you’re one of the millions of people who get cold sores, they put you at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to a study at Columbia University.