We're a year into this pandemic, and having to cough or sneeze in public is a little more STRESSFUL now. According to a new survey, 56% of us feel like we're JUDGED when we sneeze or cough in public due to the pandemic. And that's specially bad with allergy season upon us. Here are the top things we think when we have to sneeze or cough in public during Covid . . . "Great, now people think I'm sick." "Oh no, I hope they don't think I'm sick." "I promise I'm not sick." "Hold it in!" "I hope I don't have [...]
I'm not going to tell you how to celebrate Easter, but I'll say this . . . if your indulgence on one of the biggest candy days of the year is a hard-boiled egg, maybe it's time to live a little bit harder. A new study found each state's favorite Easter treat. And in 14 states, the top answer was . . . hard-boiled eggs. That actually made it the number one answer. Jelly beans came in second, with 11 states . . . and Peeps came in third with eight states. Chocolate bunnies came in fourth with five states. The [...]
In 2014, Taco Bell added bacon-egg-and-waffle tacos to its breakfast menu, and they only lasted a year. But they might have been onto something . . . A new survey asked people to name foods that can instantly cheer you up. And tacos, bacon, eggs, and waffles ALL made the top five . . . Tacos. One in three people said eating them instantly puts them in a better mood. Bacon and eggs. Steak. Fried rice. Waffles or pancakes. Mashed potatoes. Mac-and-cheese. Baked potatoes. Cheeseburgers. French fries. Fried chicken and pizza barely missed the top ten.
The pandemic may not have been great for people's social lives, but it was AMAZING for their birdhouse-building skills. 60% of people say they've improved their skills on their hobby thanks to all the time they spent on it during the past year . . . and 56% of people believe they'll MASTER it by the time life gets back to normal. The five most common hobbies people have gotten a lot better at are . . . Active things like golf, running, and yoga. Cooking and baking. Drawing or painting. Sewing or knitting. Playing an instrument.
When all the bars closed, you had two choices: Stop drinking fancy cocktails . . . or keep the party going and learn to make them yourself. Someone looked at Google Trends to find the #1 cocktail each state has been googling during the pandemic. Here are the top drinks we've been learning to make . . . Mimosas, from people brunching at home. It's just champagne and OJ, but it's #1 in six states. (Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, and Tennessee.) Piña coladas are next with three states. (Florida, New Jersey, and New Mexico.) White Russians, three states. (Alaska, [...]
Vaccines are opening up to more people. So here are seven things you SHOULDN'T do when you get your vaccine . . . Don't take over-the-counter medications like Advil or Tylenol right before your shot. There's a slim chance it could interfere with the immune response doctors want to see. But taking them afterward to help with symptoms is okay. Don't worry about drinking alcohol. Yes, too much can weaken your immune system in general. But there's no evidence that it affects the vaccine or how well it works. Don't get a tattoo or piercing right after your shot. There's a [...]
I already knew that ordering pizza three times a week wasn't the healthiest lifestyle choice. But this definitely makes it feel more real . . . A new study at the University of Iowa found that eating out or ordering too much delivery might actually be KILLING you. We've known for a long time that restaurant food is full of salt and butter, and high in calories. But researchers drilled down by tracking 35,000 people who eat a LOT of restaurant food. Everyone in the study said they ate at least two meals a day from restaurants. So almost ALL of [...]
We all know the main reasons people want to start exercising more. They want to get in better shape, feel healthier, lose a few pounds, and look better when they wear a bathing suit. But those aren't the ONLY reasons. A new survey asked people to share everything that motivates them to exercise, and here are some of the less popular but totally valid reasons . . . I have a school reunion coming up. I want to post about my workouts on Instagram. I want to get back at childhood bullies. I want to beat my friends' scores on an [...]
You know the old cliché, "Never go to bed angry?" It's not just something your great aunt once embroidered on a pillow. It turns out there's some actual scientific evidence behind it. A new study at Oregon State University found it really IS bad for you to go to bed angry. The researchers found that when couples talked out their arguments and both felt better before they went to sleep, they'd have a MUCH less stressful day the next day . . . because the stress adds up and carries over. And they weren't just better the next day. Their overall [...]
When you see wildlife doing things, are you ever just like... where are you going? Do you a job? Family? The word ‘Fat’ just looks like someone took a bite out of the first letter of the word ‘Eat’. If you’re no longer covered by your parent’s health insurance, your manufacturer’s warranty is over. I don't have a dog, but I wonder if I did what my dog named me. Over the weekend I noticed if I touch my phone in the right places, a pizza will show up at my front door.