A New Company Will Give You a Loan For Your Wedding . . . and You Only Pay It Back If You Get Divorced
Ask any couple if their marriage will last forever, and they’ll tell you “Of course!” But how many would be willing to bet big money on that? There’s a crazy new startup that’s going to find out.
A company in Seattle called SwanLuv will give you a loan for your wedding of up to $10,000. And you don’t have to pay it back unless you get DIVORCED. Then you owe them the money . . . plus interest.
The CEO of SwanLuv says they ran the numbers, and they CAN be profitable with this model. Quote, “It comes back to statistics. We have the right odds so we’ll be okay.” But he thinks the the odds aren’t TOO crazy, so people will still bite.
When you apply, they’ll evaluate how strong a couple you are. Then they base the amount of the loan and your interest rate off that. There will also be clauses . . . like if the marriage ends because of abuse, the abuser has to pay the full amount.
If you’re interested, you can pre-register at SwanLuv.com . . . that’s spelled S-W-A-N-L-U-V. They’ll officially start giving out loans in March.
Making Your Bed Every Morning Is Bad for You
An article called “Why You Should NEVER Make Your Bed” is making the rounds. It’s based on a study that came out in 2005, but most people never heard about it. Basically, the study found it’s healthier if you DON’T make your bed.
Here’s the science, and prepare to be grossed out: The average bed has up to 1.5 million DUST MITES living in it. They’re microscopic . . . feed on dead skin that flakes off your body . . . and every bed has them.
They’re bad because they produce allergens that you inhale while you’re sleeping, which can make allergies worse, or even cause asthma attacks. Here’s why making your bed matters . . .
The mites need a warm, moist environment to survive. Which is exactly what your bed is, because you sweat a lot at night, and it ends up in your sheets and your mattress. And if you make your bed as soon as you wake up, it traps all that moisture in.
But if you DON’T make your bed, it dries out because it’s exposed to light and fresh air, which kills a lot of the dust mites. So the best thing to do is not make your bed at all. Or if you HAVE to, wait until right before you go to sleep.
(The Loop / BBC News)
Making Your Bed
Two cops in New York were chasing a guy on foot last week, and he ended up joining a half-marathon that was going on in Central Park.
We don’t know if he was TRYING to be clever, but it does sound like a good way to hide . . . you get to blend in AND keep running.
Unfortunately it didn’t work out for him . . . because 90 of the people running were ALSO cops
They were off-duty police officers from England, who’d flown in to raise money for a cancer charity. The best part is they were running in UNIFORMS . . . they all had those British police helmets on.
One of them is a 28-year-old named Alex Courts, who was about ten miles into the race when he saw the two cops chasing the guy.
He says he didn’t even have to break his stride. He just kept running . . . waited until the guy was right in front of him . . . and tackled him to the ground.
Then after the dude was in handcuffs, Alex finished the last three miles of the race.
(Police Oracle / Metro / Daily Mail)