There have been several studies that have found people who drink coffee live longer . . . but none of them quite figured out WHY.
Some scientists at Stanford University just wrapped up a study on the link between coffee and longevity . . . and they think they’ve finally got the answer.
As we get older, one of the biggest things that affects our health is inflammation. It brings on the effects of aging, it hurts our overall health, and it can lead to things like Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, and hypertension.
But the chemical compounds in coffee help protect against inflammation . . . so if you drink a few cups a day, it really can make a huge difference in your health, especially as you get older.
(Medical News Today)
Children today are larger than children used to be. It’s fine, food is delicious, and based on adult weight trends we’re obviously in NO position to judge. But you have to imagine it wreaks havoc on Santa’s lap this time of year.
And he finally snapped. Metaphorically. I don’t mean his leg bones literally snapped under the weight of an American child.
A nine-year-old kid named Anthony Mayse went to sit on Santa’s lap in Forest City, North Carolina last weekend, and asked him for an iPod Touch and a drone.
But at the end of their conversation, Santa told Anthony, quote, “Lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”
Anthony was really upset and started crying, and now his mom wants the city to fire Santa.
The town manager says Santa has apologized, but for now, he’s keeping his job.
(ABC 13 – Asheville)
Man, I wish someone would touch ME as much as they touch their phone. Then maybe my dad would respect me.
A new study found we touch our phones an average of 2,617 times a day. That includes every single touch, tap, and swipe . . . so if you’re texting, every letter you press counts as a touch.
And the 10% of us who use our phones the most touch them 5,427 times a day.
The study also found we use our phones 76 times a day, which is about five times an hour. And we’re using them for a total of two hours and 25 minutes.
And finally, 87% of us sometimes check our phones in the middle of the night.
I figured you should hear this story once, since this guy is going to hear about it every single day for the rest of his life.
A guy named Walter from Argentina went on a trip to Brazil with his wife Claudia and their 14-year-old son last week. And as they were driving home, they stopped at a gas station to fill up. And Claudia got out to buy some cookies.
But Walter didn’t realize it . . . he thought she was still sleeping in the backseat. So he and his son drove off and left her behind. And when she tried to call him, it didn’t work . . . since he was going through a rural area and he didn’t have a signal.
So she finally called the police, and they took her to the police station. And Walter drove SIXTY MILES before he finally realized she was missing. Then he turned around to go back and get her, but she’d been stranded for over two hours by then.
And the cops say she was FURIOUS. Quote, “There was no physical assault . . . but she was very angry. She was moaning at him for taking so long to realize.” She also kicked the car when he showed up.
Dr. Patricia Quinlan
It’s been decades since “MacGyver” was on TV, but we’re glad to see people like this keeping its spirit alive . . . in the best way possible.
Dr. Patricia Quinlan of Center Valley, Pennsylvania was on a United flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on Thanksgiving, when a 59-year-old man sitting in front of her fell out of his seat. When he didn’t get up, she realized something was wrong.
She used the plane’s defibrillator to figure out his heart didn’t have a blockage . . . but found his pulse was off, his blood pressure was dangerously low, and he was seriously dehydrated. So she had to use what was available to save his life.
She used her HAIR TIE as a tourniquet on his arm . . . used some little airplane bottles of whiskey to disinfect a needle . . . hooked him up to the plane’s IV bag . . . and had passengers shine the flashlights from their phones to give her enough light to work.
The guy finally came to after about 20 minutes, and he was able to walk off the plane when it landed in San Francisco.