Mr. Noisy needs a check up!
What puts us more at risk for a heart attack than smoking or obesity? SNORING! Snoring is an early sign of life-threatening problems, according to a new study. The condition may cause a thickening of the arteries which can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Researchers are strongly advising snorers to seek medical advice.
Sidenote: Around a quarter of women, and four in 10 men are frequent snorers.
Speaking of noisy...
Today is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. Yes, it's finally here! If you don't have Bubble Wrap within reach, here's a sheet of virtual BW! Turn up your speakers and annoy your co-workers!
Check it out: 20 fun things to do with Bubble Wrap including using it as a paint brush and making it fly!
The love hormone!
Here's something to keep in mind as we approach Valentines Day. A simple hug can save your life. Experts say oxytocin, or what they call the 'love hormone', increases during a hug, causing a calming effect. In fact, the effects from one hug in the morning lasted throughout a tough work day (more for women than men, the study noted).
So give your sweetie a squeeze before leaving for work today!
They're too tired to drive, yet they do it while texting and attending to their passengers at the same time. Must be teenagers, right? Nope -- they're new moms! A survey of 2,396 moms provides some frightening results.
Two-thirds say it's tough to concentrate while behind the wheel. 98% of parents driving with a child report being preoccupied for nearly a third of the time they're on the road. Distracted while driving causes 8,000 crashes A DAY!
78% of moms talk on the phone while driving with their baby. 26% read and send text messages. Research found you're four time more likely to have an accident when you talk on your cell phone --that includes hands free.
Moms drive exhausted. Truckers average 6 hours and 50 minutes of sleep every night. Moms average 5 hours and 20 minutes. Moms average 150 miles a week running errands and taking kids here and there. More than a third admitted to climbing behind the wheel even though they were way too tired to drive.
10% of new moms have been in a crash while driving their baby -- 3 times higher than the rate among the general population. On par with the teenage accident rate...
58% of moms find installing child safety seats difficult -- and they're not asking for help. 6 in 10 new moms haven't had their baby's child seat inspected by a child-passenger safety technician. Properly installed seats reduce fatalities by 71%.
80% of moms admit to leaving their toddlers unattended in the car to run a quick errand.
Today is Fun at Work Day and National Kazoo Day
ABC: The Bachelor is 2-hours tonight followed by a repeat of Castle
CBS: All repeats tonight
NBC: The Biggest Loser is two hours followed by a new Deception
FOX: Bones and The Following are new
CW: The Carrie Diaries and 90210 are both new
Don had just returned from two weeks of vacation. He asked his boss for two more weeks off to get married.
“What!” shouted the boss. “I can’t give you more time now. Whey didn’t you get married while you were off?”
“Are you nuts?” replied Don. “That would have ruined my entire vacation!”