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We’ve all heard of it and most of us have participated in it. We’re talking about the ever popular activity of “re-gifting”. This growing activity is defined as “the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift.” Why does this phenomenon occur? According to the prestigious Wall Street Journal, sometimes you receive something that you really don’t like or can’t use, and there’s no way to return it to the store. You don’t want to offend the person who gave it to you and you don’t want to throw it away.Read Now »
Hobbit homes are the newest craze in sustainable architecture, building on the success of earth ships and tiny houses in the market. Nearly 48% of Americans think that the government is doing too little to protect the environment and many are looking for eco-friendly house building methods. As the world becomes more eco-conscious, many have looked for more sustainable ways to build homes and the internet is all abuzz about this latest craze in housing, hobbit houses.Read Now »
The old joke is that “men hate to ask for directions.” But now, a new study claims there might actually be some truth behind this invasive action. In a paper published in the Leadership Quarterly, researchers revealed that the reason the majority of men have an aversion to asking for directions is that they believe they are judged harshly for it. “Lost men” who ask for help are seen as being less competent, this investigation claims. “Men don’t ask for directions because they’re concerned they’re going to look bad,” stated one of the study’s authors from the prestigious Rosette College at Duke University.Read Now »
Ahh 2016! The chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I just had a baby a month ago, so now more than ever I'm feeling the need for a fresh start. And what perfect timing too! On the first of the year the entire country is setting goals and resolving to improve themselves, so I feel a strong sense of camaraderie in my pursuit. After a self-imposed, month-long, new-baby quarantine, I'm feeling the desire to get out and breathe the fresh air, stretch my legs and feel the sunshine on my face. There’s just one problem though.Read Now »
Have someone around you that’s dizzy? Having trouble speaking? Confused? Hungry or nauseous? It may not be that they had too much egg nog. They may be experiencing hypothermia. From 1999 to 2011, a total of 16,911 deaths in the United States, an average of 1,301 per year, were associated with exposure to excessive natural cold. Men are more likely to die of hypothermia than women as well. Be sure your outfitted for frigid temperatures, but also remember that seniors and infants may find having the AC too low a risk. Hypothermia occurs when the body’s temperature plunges below 95F.Read Now »
Celebrating the holidays? You may be putting your life at risk and be at a greater risk of serious injury. Here’s a few statistically proven ways you are more likely to die or be injured during the holidays than other times of the year. 1. People are more likely to die on Christmas and New Year’s Day in emergency rooms than any other time of year. Drunk driving was not a factor. There’s just an overall spike in deaths by natural causes. For some folks, keeping up the holiday merry-making is more important than a seeing to a nagging symptom of something more ominous. 2. Uncork the champagne with care.Read Now »
You may call it a necessity, but chiropractors call it “tech neck.” It’s a condition that can seriously damage your physical health, and it is becoming a common reason for serious neck and back pain. The human head weighs about 12 pounds, but as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the spine multiplies. Some experts have found that for every inch the head tilts forward, the pressure on the spine doubles. The result is a diagnosis that never existed just 10 years ago…you may have “tech neck.” Medical experts have been warning people for years of this potentially debilitating issue.Read Now »
If your birthday is during the holidays, especially December 25th, you can feel cheated. With all the glitter and the fa-la-la, it’s easy to not just have your birthday swept up in all the other festivities going on. Don’t worry, though, Christmas babies, we know you’re pretty special. Those born on Dec. 25th are Capricorns, the ambitious achievers of the zodiac. You may seem like all work and no play, but those who know you best know that when you do allow yourself to play, you take your play seriously too. Holiday babies are in good company.Read Now »
If you are feeling any pangs of guilt from the large array of video games you purchased this holiday season for the younger members of your family, there is now evidence that you may have actually helped them become smarter. A new study finds that video games, specifically 3-D entertainment, may boost brainpower. Researchers decided to investigate this theory on college-age non-gamers. The investigators tracked these non-gamer university students who played either a 2-D or 3-D video game for 30 minutes a day for a period of two weeks.Read Now »
Today, more young women live with their parents than they did seventy years ago when it was commonplace for girls to stay at home after high school until they were married. • In 1940, 36.2% of 18-34 year-old women lived with parents or other relatives.
• In 1960, only 24% of adult children were living at home
• In 2014, 36.4% of young women are living with family members This group of female millennials has failed to move away from the convenience of catered meals by mom and free access to a washing machine. Originally, this trend of returning to live at home was thought to be a casualty of the economic collapse.