These are a few reasons why it might be a good idea to buy a new mattress.
You could develop allergies from dust mites
Bill Fish, co-founder of tuck.com and a certified sleep coach, says that there is a chance dust mites could be an issue if you sleep on an old mattress. “Our goal should be to spend one-third of life on our mattress, as that means we are getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep on a nightly basis,” he says. “In doing so, however, our bodies give ...
It is isn’t a secret that stress could have numerous negative side effects on your body and brain. Feeling occasionally overwhelmed is one thing, but chronic stress is another, and some people are more predisposed to stress than others. Newly-released data from WalletHub shows that Americans living in certain cities are especially stressed—with Detroit, Michigan city-dwellers in the top spot.
WalletHub’s study focused on 182 different metropolitan cities across the United States. About 150 of...
Just because the word “sugar” isn’t on a food label’s ingredients list doesn’t mean there are no sweeteners in your food. Here are the terms to know.
Sugars with healthy-sounding names
When reading food labels, ingredients such as honey, coconut sugar, date sugar, Rapadura, caster sugar, golden sugar, palm sugar, and Turbinado sugar are eight ingredients that sure sound “healthier” than plain old sugar. But Kris Sollid, RD, Senior Director of Nutrition Communications at the ...
Diet & Weight Loss
Weight loss doesn’t have to be overly complicated. These insider tricks and doable diet swaps could easily help jump-start your weight loss.
Ask yourself two questions before giving in to cravings
One simple, but effective, diet change that could help you lose weight is asking two questions. First, ask if you’re hungry and then ask what you’re in the mood to eat. Susan Bowerman, registered dietitian, and director of Worldwide Nutritional Education and Training at Herbalife,...
“Dying of old age” isn’t an official medical term. Although doctors won’t use it in a clinical setting, it is a simple sweeping expression often explaining the death of elderly people.
That said, Nodar Janas, MD, a physician at Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New York, says the saying is less popular in the medical community than it once was. “With advances in medicine and technology we can better and more accurately pinpoint causes of death in people, unlike many years a...
Knowing how to perform squats safely and effectively is key to seeing results. Specifically, if you want to grow your gluteus muscles—commonly called “the glutes”—there are a few important factors to keep in mind.
First, Jim White, an ACSM exercise physiologist and personal trainer, notes that there is no official magic number of squats that will automatically show results. But most trainers agree on a similar ideal starting point: squatting two to three times a week for roughly three to five...
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The royal family relies on more than 1,000 “servants” working at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and St. James’s Palace. Common jobs include managing social media, decorating, and everything in between. There is one job with the highest reported salary—the Keeper of the Privy Purse.
Sir Alan Reid, the current Keeper of the Privy Purse, reportedly earned £180,000 ($237,675) in 2012—making him the highest earner among royal family workers. The second h...
Whether the Sharks decide to invest or not, this show features some creative products. Here are the “Shark Tank” products that are worth buying.
The Scrub Daddy is one of the most well-known Shark Tank products. Although a sponge might not seem like the coolest product, anyone who’s slaved over the sink trying to get a pan clean will love it. The texture of the sponge changes based on the temperature of the water making it easier to scrub. Plus, the smiley face sun design ...
Videos starring cats afraid of cucumbers are popping up all over the Internet. In the videos, the felines face away and their owners secretly place a cucumber behind them. When the cats turn around, they are startled by the fruit that wasn’t there beforehand, often leaping back. Although both the videos and the cat reactions are shocking, the question remains as to why are cats afraid of cucumbers.
There are a few theories, but no definitive answer. Most experts agree that it isn’t necessaril...
How much money people make depends on a few different factors—and could change drastically from industry to industry. But a new report from Zippia, a career information site, found that the average person earns nearly $2.7 million over their lifetime.
According to the most recent Census data, the average earner’s income rises through their mid-forties before it plateaus until retirement. When broken down by industry, the data show that some workers see a 50 percent increase in salaries as the...
Grammar can get confusing sometimes, even for native English speakers. Some people still don’t understand how you’re not supposed to use quotation marks!
Win “the new” iPod shuffle
Occasionally, quotation marks are used for emphasis—but this usage is often confusing, like in the above example. Full disclosure: we thought iPods were a moot point since the iPhone arrived on the scene. Here are funny spelling mistakes you won’t believe were actually printed.
Curry Doughnuts “Always F...
Birth order doesn’t automatically impact your personality. But there are some common traits that middle children share—beyond peacekeeping.
Middle children have strong friendships and relationships
A middle child tends to prioritize relationships outside of the family unit, according to Lisa Lewis, MD. “Middle children, probably because they feel overlooked, will have a tendency to create stronger friendships and long-term relationships,” Lewis says. They rely more heavily on relation...
Sharks aren’t the big, scary predators that TV shows and movies make them out to be. In reality, sharks are misunderstood and fascinating.
There are various types of sharks
There are more than 400 shark species. And although most people are familiar with a few specific species, such as the great whites, there are all different types of sharks. In fact, not all sharks are large, nor are they all carnivores. The lantern shark is only eight inches long, and there is one hammerhead-type s...
Here’s everything you’ve wanted to know about your favorite breadstick-serving restaurant.
The chain was founded in Orlando, Florida
Although Italian food and culture inspired Olive Garden, the actual restaurant was founded in Orlando, Florida in 1982. General Mills, the company that owns brands such as Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, launched the chain. Later, the company also started Darden Restaurants, Inc. which owns LongHorn Steakhouse and Yard House, among others restaurants. These ar...
Ask any East Coast or West Coast burger-lover, and they will likely have an opinion on a timeless debate. Which burger is better: In-N-Out or Shake Shack?
For In-N-Out lovers, the hope for some East Coast locations is strong. But there’s one main reason why the chain hasn’t expanded beyond Texas—frozen patties.
The company refuses to sell frozen patties to ensure that customers are only eating the highest-quality meat, according to the official website.
That’s why all In-N-Out restaurant loca...