Touching men's underwear may make women spend more. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology tested to see to see if sexual cues, in this case men’s underwear, affected a woman’s shopping habits. Surprisingly, study authors found that when women touched boxers, as opposed to other garments like a shirt, they tended to disregard price tags and pay more money than necessary for things like chocolate, a chair, and a keyboard. The same wasn’t true if the women only saw the boxers. (Women's Health)
Imagine eating whatever you want without having to worry about getting fat or developing heart disease. That is the life of the grizzly bear. The 1 thousand pound creature eats up to 58,000 calories per day without suffering from any of the ill-effects of obesity.
Before hibernating, grizzlies eat around 100 pounds worth of nuts, salmon and berries, which increases their cholesterol and causes their blood pressure to jump - but unlike humans, they do not suffer from heart attacks, clogged arteries, or diabetes.
The drug company, Amgen is now study 12 of these bears, held in captivity at Washington State University to discover their weight loss secrets and try to see if there's a way to help humans with their findings.
Union Officers have arrested Tammy Lloyd of Buffalo for reportedly stealing a broach from the body of a dead family member during visitation. According to the police report, deputies spoke to Dora Scroggins who said a distant relative took the jewelry off her deceased mother's body during the viewing at her home. She says Lloyd also created a disturbance at the grave side service. Now, Lloyd is charged with larceny. The broach is valued at $30.
If you're going through hell, keep going. New research finds people who've been through hardship are actually happier in the long run than people who have not. To find this, researchers asked 15-thousand adults about painful emotional experiences they'd been through such as the loss of a loved one or divorce, and whether or not they'd dealt with the negative event or were struggling with it. Next participants were presented with six positive scenarios that included simple pleasures, such as seeing a waterfall on a hike. Researchers found that the people who previously dealt with their emotional pain were more able to enjoy small pleasures. Researchers say, "Individuals who had dealt with more adversity in the past reported an elevated capacity for savouring."
It seems Americans are drawing inspiration from all sorts of places when it comes to naming their babies. The top baby names of 2013 include the influences of Miley Cyrus, the cast of Duck Dynasty and even Prince George of Cambridge. The name Miley jumped up 16 spots from last year to spot 459 on BabyCenter's list of top names for 2013, while the name George rose 10% for boys, landing it at number 107. The name Korie, which belongs to a cast member of Duck Dynasty, rose a whopping 89% in popularity and Silas jumped up 15% in popularity.
The top 10 girls' name of 2013 are:
1) Sophia; 2) Emma; 3) Olivia; 4) Isabella; 5) Mia; 6) Ava; 7) Lily; 8) Zoe; 9) Emily
and 10) Chloe
The top 10 boys' names of 2013 are:
1) Jackson 2) Aiden 3) Liam 4) Lucas 5) Noah 6) Mason 7) Jayden 8) Ethan 9) Jacob
and # 10) Jack
And in keeping with the top 10’s
Condomania ranked the states with the largest average penis size. The results were determined by which state bought the most “large sized” condoms. #1 is North Dakota, 2 Rhode Island, 3 South Dakota, 4 Washington, D.C, 5 Massachusetts, 6 is Ohio, 7 Arizona, 8 Alabama, 9 is New York and the reason I did the story coming in at #10 is South Carolina.
Do you have a trusted neighbor that takes care of your dog when you go on vacation? New research finds that most Americans don’t, and it’s because Americans have become less trusting of each other. An AP-GfK poll reveals that just one-third of Americans say that most people can be trusted, and nearly two-thirds of people say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people. Less than one-third of people said they trust clerks who swipe their credit cards, driver on the road, or people they meet when traveling. Political and social scientist are worried about this trend, and say that distrust in society seems to encourage corruption, while trust brings people together to work towards the common good. The experts say there’s no single explanation as to why Americans don’t trust each other anymore, but it may be due to the ever-grow gap between America’s rich and poor or because morals and ethics are not priorities any more.