Sunday December 16, 2018

Archive for the ‘Advice’ Category

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile iGen generation

iGen kids are the generation born in 1995 and later, and the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. These children are growing up more slowly. By the age of 18, they are less likely to have a driver’s licence, to work in a paying job, or to go out on dates.  More…

This guy spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure

Don’t whine to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about your booze-induced headache. The Toronto-based writing professor and former bar owner has spent the past decade drinking himself into oblivion in pursuit of the ultimate hangover cure.  More…

Utah man is state’s first rabies death in 74 years

A Utah man who caught bats and let his wife play with them, died of rabies — the first death of its kind in the state in 74 years. Gary Giles, 55, first began having neck and back pain on Oct. 19 and doctors thought he’d just pulled a muscle.  More…

Greedy parents are ruining Halloween for the kids

As I remember, half the thrill of Halloween was that it felt like a “no-adults-allowed” night. There was something magical about running from house to house with friends, with parents keeping a respectable distance. So why are moms and dads now joining their kids on doorsteps? Blame helicopter parenting.  More…

I wrote a negative Yelp review — and it made my life a nightmare

Yelp reviewers, beware. A Manhattan woman who gave one-star reviews on Yelp and ZocDoc to a Kips Bay gynecologist has spent nearly $20,000 defending herself against a defamation suit filed by the physician, according to her and court papers. And the litigation has only just started.  More…

At 95, Betty White swears by vodka and hot dogs

Betty White is making it to her 96th birthday with the help of booze and a barbecue staple. The actress told Parade that her secret to a long, happy and healthy life is vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.”  More…

Bahamas boy saved from four sharks by camera man’s warning

Drone footage from the Bahamas shows the shocking moment a boy narrowly escapes from a school of sharks after they rushed towards him while he played in the water. The footage, captured by drone cameraman Artem Tkachenko, shows the excited boy rush into the sea. He swims straight into the path of the four sharks and is completely unaware of them as they try to surround him.  More…

How to actually keep your New Year’s resolutions

Americans give up on 80 percent of their resolutions by the second week of February — and just 8 percent of us achieve any of our pre-set goals at all. Americans set high targets and the struggle is real. The most popular resolutions for 2016 were to “get healthy,” “get organized,” “live life to the fullest,” “learn new hobbies,” “spend less/save more” and “travel.” You’ll need more than mere wishes to achieve your desired results.  More…

‘Low-Fat’ Foods Can Actually Make You Fatter

Consumers may want to consider their livers before grabbing those “healthy” low-fat diet foods off shelves. Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that foods low in fat but high in sugar — like the ones marketed for low-fat diets — actually cause the body to produce more fat and result in liver damage, similar to what happens with heavy alcohol use.  More…

Cable companies freak out after 1 million cut cord in 3 months

Cord-cutting, or at least the speed at which people are ditching pay TV, is on track to be the biggest upset of the year. There’s finally a collection of cheap-ish streaming services widely available, and as you’d imagine, people are jumping ship from cable as fast as humanly possible.  More…

Alarmists Still Predicting The Apocalypse

For at least three decades scientists and environmental activists have been warning that the world is on the verge of a global warming “apocalypse” that will bring widespread famine and misery to much of the world. The only solution, they say, is to rid the world of fossil fuels — coal, natural gas and oil. Of course, human civilization has not collapsed, despite decades of predictions that we only have years left to avert disaster.  More…

Confessions of a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line operator

It’s Thanksgiving morning and you haven’t defrosted the turkey. Who ya gonna call? Probably Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, where 50 professionally trained operators are there to help. “We’ve heard it all,” says Nicole Johnson, the hotline’s co-director. “People ask if they can thaw their turkey with an electric blanket, a Jacuzzi and even in the dishwasher on the rinse cycle.  More…

Husband and wife survive California wildfire by hiding in pool

A married couple from California managed to survive six hours inside their neighbor’s pool while their entire neighborhood was engulfed by wildfires, a report says. In order to protect themselves from the smoke and embers, the Pascoes told the Times, they held T-shirts over their faces — while bobbing in and out of the water.  More…

There’s No Virtue in Joining an Angry Mob

The condemnations of Harvey Weinstein’s egregious behavior have become a deluge, but the problem goes well beyond Harvey Weinstein. When the media becomes judge and jury, groupthink sets in and the mob expresses its indignation. College students are now self-righteous know-it-alls, claiming to be traumatized by words and texts. And many teachers have been made to feel they must toe a party line and walk on eggshells.  More…

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games

President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the “League should back U.S.” by firing the athletes.  More…