Football Scores
Week 7
  • PSJA Southwest 10 VS PSJA North 17
    Final
  • Rio Grande City 14 VS Laredo Nixon 31
    Final
  • Edinburg North 28 VS Edinburg Economedes 14
    Final
  • Progreso 0 VS Raymondville 43
    Final
  • McAllen High 7 VS La Joya Juarez-Lincoln 17
    Final
  • Weslaco East 20 VS Harlingen High 17
    Final
  • Santa Maria 27 VS Three Rivers 53
    Final
  • Brownsville St. Joseph 56 VS Marine Military Academy 16
    Final
  • Brownsville Pace 34 VS Donna North 27
    Final
  • Grulla 16 VS Zapata 14
    Final
  • Brownsville Rivera 0 VS Weslaco High 72
    Final
  • Sharyland High 56 VS Sharyland Pioneer 49
    Final
  • La Joya High 7 VS McAllen Memorial 24
    Final
  • Monte Alto 0 VS Hebbronville 59
    Final
  • Mercedes 34 VS Edcouch-Elsa 14
    Final
  • Laredo Martin 51 VS Roma 17
    Final
  • Mission High 21 VS McAllen Rowe 27
    Final
  • Harlingen South 16 VS San Benito 48
    Final
  • Santa Gertrudis Academy 12 VS Santa Rosa 13
    Final
  • Valley View 12 VS Laredo Cigarroa 17
    Final
  • Rio Hondo 30 VS Wes Oso 15
    Final
  • Lyford 21 VS Bishop 9
    Final
  • PSJA High 45 VS Edinburg High 28
    Final
  • Donna High 52 VS Brownsville Porter 14
    Final
Five Small Ways to Be Healthier This Year

Five Small Ways to Be Healthier This Year

If you’re trying to be healthier this year, here are five small changes that don’t require much effort.  But they can actually make a difference . . .

  1.   Start calling yourself a “runner.”  Or if you like tennis, start referring to yourself as a “tennis player.”  A study at Winona University in Minnesota found that giving yourself a label like that encourages you to do the activity more, regardless of what it is.
  2.   Make sure you get a good night’s sleep on Tuesdays.  A recent study found it’s the night we’re most LIKELY to get a good night’s sleep, because we’re less likely to drink or stay out late.  So try not to waste it.
  3.   Put a plant on your desk at work.  It makes you more productive, and it can increase job satisfaction by 20%.  So it’s an easy way to boost your MENTAL health.
  4.   Record yourself brushing your teeth.  If you do it every other day for about two weeks, your technique should get better.
  5.   Wash your reusable water bottle every day.  It seems like you shouldn’t have to since you’re only putting water in there.  But it can actually get pretty disgusting if you don’t.  Bacteria from your hands and mouth can get in there and then multiply.

So either toss it in the dishwasher every night, or let it soak in water that’s mixed with a little bit of vinegar or bleach.

(Daily Mail / PopSugar)

9 Seriously Gross Reasons You Should Never Wear Shoes In the House

9 Seriously Gross Reasons You Should Never Wear Shoes In the House

Here are 9 reasons that you should impose a “no shoes allowed” rule in your house immediately.

1. They could ruin your floors over time.

Hard shoes are more abrasive than slippers, so they scratch up your hardwoods over time. They also pick up small particles that cause wear and tear on carpet.

2. They carry toxins that pollute the air in your home.

Research has shown that things like the chemicals you use to treat your lawn or the cancer-causing coal tar that’s used on asphalt roads can easily get tracked into your house on your shoes and settle into nooks and crannies. Slipping your shoes off is an easy way to protect your health.

3. They track in dirt that ends up everywhere.

Do you really want the dust from Little League field or the soil from your garden in your home? Invest in a doormat to help trap dirt before it finds its way into your kitchen.

4. They’re a hot spot for icky bacteria.

Shoes hold lots of nasty bacteria from frequent contact with “fecal material,” thanks to your trips to public restrooms.

5. They hold back your feet from being their strongest.

Your feet shouldn’t have arch support all the time. Walking barefoot helps keep feet and arches strong.

6. They might wake up your downstairs neighbor.

If you live in an apartment building and pride yourself on being a nice and considerate neighbor, nix the shoes. They’re super loud — especially if you have wood floors.

7. Shoes are at risk of becoming your dog’s favorite chew toy, when they’re left thrown around the house.

The puncture holes your furry friend’s teeth leave are impossible to fix. Stash them out of sight as soon as you get home.

8. They just add more annoying clutter to your home.

You prevent shoes from getting lost or misplaced when you immediately take them off and put them away as soon as you get home.

9. They stall relaxation time at the end of the day.

When you remove your shoes, you’re subconsciously telling your brain that you’re done for the day and it’s relaxation time. Go ahead, you deserve it.

You Checked Your Phone 19,000 Times This Year

You Checked Your Phone 19,000 Times This Year

How many times a day do you check your phone? A hundred? A thousand? Are you literally looking at it RIGHT NOW? It’s scary.

According to a new study by the consulting company Deloitte, Americans checked their phones a total of NINE BILLION times A DAY this year.

That means we looked at our phones a total of about 3.3 TRILLION times in 2016.

About 175 million Americans have smart phones, so that means the average person checks their phone roughly 51 times a day, or almost 19,000 times a year.

The study also found almost HALF of us check our phones in the middle of the night . . . 90% of us check our phone within an hour of waking up . . . and the first thing we look at in the morning is our texts.

(PR Newswire)

Being Funny at Work Might Get You a Promotion

Being Funny at Work Might Get You a Promotion

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One way to get promoted is to work your butt off every day, and keep track of how it increased revenue or made the company stronger. Or . . . apparently you could just be funny?

A new study by researchers at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania found that being funny at work makes people think you’re more capable than you actually are.

And the best part is, you don’t have to be that funny for it to work. Telling a mildly amusing joke still has an effect, because it takes confidence just to tell it. And your co-workers subconsciously pick up on that.

The study had volunteers listen to people tell jokes, then rate how confident and capable each person was. Telling a funny joke that was appropriate for the workplace had the biggest effect. Because it made the person seem confident and smart.

If their joke bombed, it had a negative effect on how capable they seemed. But they STILL seemed more confident, just for telling it.

Making sure it’s “appropriate” for the workplace is huge though. If the joke makes people laugh, it might not hurt you. But if it’s offensive AND it bombs, people will think you’re an idiot.

(Phys.org)

The Nine Fake Sick Day Excuses Your Boss Is Most Likely to Buy

The Nine Fake Sick Day Excuses Your Boss Is Most Likely to Buy

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I know YOU’VE never faked a sick day, but believe it or not, some people have. And when they put on their “I’m on my death bed” voice to call in sick, now we know what THEY should be saying. Again, them, not you. You’re honest.

A new survey asked 1,000 bosses which sick day excuses they’re most likely to believe. So here are the best ones to fake . . .

  1.  The flu.
  2.  Throwing out your back, or having back pain.
  3.  An accidental injury. Too bad they weren’t more specific. A broken toe? A paper cut? There’s so much to choose from when you’re faking it, a little guidance would have been nice. (???)
  4.  Stress.
  5.  Surgery.
  6.  Depression.
  7.  Anxiety.
  8.  A cold.
  9.  A migraine.

One more thing to keep in mind. Even though the flu is the most believable excuse, only about 25% of bosses say they buy it. Which means that no matter WHAT excuse you use, there’s at least a 75% chance your boss won’t buy it.

(Esquire)