You Can Eat All the Butter, Cheese, and Other Fat You Want . . . As Long As You Walk 22 Minutes a Day

You Can Eat All the Butter, Cheese, and Other Fat You Want . . . As Long As You Walk 22 Minutes a Day

Fat has gotten a pretty bad reputation, but the more research that comes in, the more it becomes clear that eating a bunch of fat REALLY might not be all that bad. Here’s the latest . . .

A new study out of the University of California, San Francisco found even if you eat butter, cheese, and all the other delicious saturated fats in the world, you can avoid increasing your risk of developing heart disease with a TINY bit of daily exercise.

Seriously. They found that you can offset your risk if you just walk 22 minutes a day.

Now, obviously, it’s BETTER to eat healthy and not eat six sticks of butter just because one study said it’s fine . . . but consider this another piece of evidence that fat really may not be as bad as we were all led to believe.

(CNN)

Woah, You Can Now Buy Caffeinated Peanut Butter

Woah, You Can Now Buy Caffeinated Peanut Butter

You can now buy caffeinated PEANUT BUTTER. It’s from a company called Steem in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

You can now buy caffeinated PEANUT BUTTER. It’s from a company called Steem in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

But do NOT accidentally pack your kids a sandwich made with this stuff, or you’re gonna get some really angry calls from their school.

Because this stuff is POTENT. One tablespoon has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The caffeine comes from a green tea extract that’s mixed in.

The creators say it’s actually BETTER at keeping you awake and getting your energy up than coffee or an energy drink, because of the recipe.

Quote, “The unsaturated fats actually create bonds with the caffeine so the digestion process is slower and results in a steady release of energy.”

It’s starting to make its way into stores but if you want some now, it’s available online for $4.99 a jar, plus shipping. Just go to steempb.com.

(Boston Herald)

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It’s Official . . . Selfies Have Killed More People This Year Than Sharks

It’s Official . . . Selfies Have Killed More People This Year Than Sharks

Selfies Have Killed More People This Year Than Sharks

It’s official: Selfies have killed more people this year than SHARKS. So SUCK IT, shark-haters! (???)

A couple Japanese tourists slipped while they were taking a selfie on some stairs at the Taj Mahal this week. One of them broke his leg, and the other guy hit his head . . . lost consciousness . . . and DIED.

Mashable.com crunched the numbers, and that brings total selfie deaths this year to TWELVE. Four of them were people who fell, and the next highest cause of death involves trains.

That also includes a guy in August who got gored during the running of the bulls . . . the guy in July whose selfie stick was hit by LIGHTNING . . . the Russian woman who accidentally shot herself in May while posing with a gun . . .

And two Russian guys in January who posed with a live GRENADE. There have already been more selfie deaths this year than all of last year. And it’s only September.

As far as shark-related deaths, there have only been EIGHT this year. It just SEEMS like sharks are more dangerous, because of all the media coverage.

So this seems inappropriate . . . but apparently makeup companies are now tweaking their formulas to make you look BETTER in selfies.

(Mashable / Jezebel)

Facebook Knows Your Personality Better Than Your Friends or Family

Facebook Knows Your Personality Better Than Your Friends or Family

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And now, our monthly check-in on how the information we volunteer on Facebook can be used in the CREEPIEST ways.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England looked at whether they could get a better understanding of your personality from your Facebook page, than from your friends and family.

They took 86,000 people’s Facebook Likes, compered them to a personality questionnaire, and figured out which Likes were tied to which of the five major personality traits: openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.

For example, they found people who Like SALVADOR DALI on Facebook score high in openness. People who Liked SNOOKI on Facebook score high in extraversion.

Then they had those people’s family and friends assess the person’s personality. And . . . only people’s SPOUSES could assess personality as well as Facebook Likes.

So Facebook understood people’s personalities better than the person’s parents, siblings, relatives, coworkers, and friends.

(Daily Mail)

(You can use their online tool to see what your Facebook Likes say about your personality at ApplyMagicSauce.com/test .)

For the First Time in History, Men Are Cool With Their Wives Being Smarter Than Them

For the First Time in History, Men Are Cool With Their Wives Being Smarter Than Them

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Throughout history, men have always held the belief that they’re the breadwinners so they should be stronger, harder working, and smarter than their wives.

Until now . . . when men have realized that being a breadwinner is cool, but sitting home playing video games in your underwear and eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos while your wife makes giant stacks of cash is BETTER.

A new study found men who’ve gotten married in the 1990s and later are the first generation of men to be totally cool with their wives being SMARTER than them.

The researchers found that in marriages between 1950 and 1989, if the wife was more educated than the men, there was a 34% increase in the chance of divorce.

Since 1990, that’s been completely flipped. Today, a couple is 40% more likely to get divorced if the MAN is more educated.

The best bet for a marriage today is if both of you have the same level of education.

(The Telegraph)