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.
Millions of people are going to visit some of the famous landmarks around the country this summer. And hundreds of thousands of them are going to say, “Wait . . . that’s it?”
The website Thrillist just put together a list of the 10 most overrated tourist spots in the United States. And even though the list is based totally on their opinions and not any numbers or data, it feels like they nailed it. Check ’em out . . .
- Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
- The Empire State Building in New York.
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
- Lombard Street in San Francisco, which is the world’s most crooked street.
- The Statue of Liberty.
- The Mall of America in Minneapolis.
- The Space Needle in Seattle.
- Beale Street in Memphis.
- The Alamo in San Antonio.
- The Magnificent Mile in Chicago.
Don’t let people tell you the Super Bowl is in San Francisco this year. It’s in Silicon Valley, over an hour south of San Francisco. And since people there just LOVE flashing their money around, it’s how something like THIS happens.
This Super Bowl now has the most expensive tickets of any sporting event in U.S. history. One ticket is now selling for an average of $4,957.
The old record was the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match back in May, where tickets got up to $4,672.
(NBC 4 – Oklahoma City)
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.
Some people would say it doesn’t matter WHERE you are on Valentine’s Day, or what you do . . . as long as you’re with the person you love. WEAK.
Wallethub.com just released a list ranking the 100 best and worst cities in America for Valentine’s Day.
It’s based on things like restaurant prices . . . wine prices . . . the number of restaurants, jewelry stores, florists, and chocolate shops per capita . . . and the weather forecast.
The top 10 cities for Valentine’s Day are:
San Francisco . . . Seattle . . . Orlando . . . San Diego . . . San Jose, California . . . Irvine, California . . . Portland, Oregon . . . Scottsdale, Arizona . . . Plano, Texas . . . and Fremont, California.
The 10 worst cities for Valentine’s Day are:
Detroit . . . Laredo, Texas . . . Las Vegas, Nevada . . . Toledo, Ohio . . . Winston-Salem, North Carolina . . . San Bernardino, California . . . Garland, Texas . . . Cleveland . . . Newark, New Jersey . . . and Hialeah, Florida.
(You can see the rankings for all 100 cities here.)