This seems awfully medieval for medical advice, so please take it as information only . . . and DON’T sue us.
A hospital in Boston is running a test right now on a new technique to stop people from snoring: Taping their MOUTHS shut.
They aren’t using duct tape or anything . . . they’re using a special device that sticks to your mouth and keeps it shut while you sleep. So it forces you to breathe through your nose.
But that’s not all. The researchers think it could also help fight sleep apnea, because it forces the person to breathe through their nose, which can help stop their throats from closing up.
Unfortunately there’s no word on when this anti-snoring mouth tape might go on sale.
Today is October 21st, 2015. That’s the date in the “future” that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in “Back to the Future 2”. So obviously, everybody wants to know if THAT future matches up to the real deal.
The things the movie got right include: Big screen TVs and video conferencing . . . News drones . . . Hands-free video games . . . and Video glasses.
Things we HAVEN’T seen yet include: Flying cars . . . Hoverboards . . . “Jaws 19” . . . and Shoes with self-tying laces. Although, this one MIGHT actually come true today. Nike kind of teased it yesterday.
As for the Cubs winning the World Series . . . That’s to be determined. But the fact that they predicted it nearly 30 years ago and it’s a real possibility is a little eerie. Even if it is a very remote possibility. As it stands now, the Mets only need one more win to shut the Cubs out of the running.
(In an unrelated and deviant note: There’s also a “Back to the Future” porn parody in the works. It’s being filmed now for a November “release”. Here’s a non-pornographic trailer. Warning: It contains some mild sexual imagery.)
This is a pretty brilliant Starbucks scam right here. And you’ll be disappointed you didn’t think of it, because you would’ve saved a fortune AND you would’ve been WAY less obnoxious than this guy in the process.
A Starbucks employee named Brad Halsey just shared the story about a nightmare customer at his store who figured out a loophole to get free coffee 365 days a year.
When you get a Starbucks gift card, you can register it with your birthday . . . and you get a free drink that day. This guy bought 365 cards and registered each one for a different birthday . . . so he gets a free drink every single day.
He goes to the same Starbucks every time, and there’s a chance the employees would’ve let him get away with it if he’d been cool . . . but he’s not.
He orders an iced quad Venti vanilla white mocha with heavy cream . . . then he takes the marker and draws arrows on it giving the barista a bunch of extra instructions.
For example, quote, “Two pumps of white mocha here, then add five pumps of vanilla. That should take us to this line here where you’re gonna add cold heavy cream up to this ridge. Make sure to add it before the espresso.” He sounds horrible.
Now that this story is out, we’d expect that Starbucks will shut down this loophole.
If you’re having a bad day, it doesn’t have to STAY bad until it’s over. You can turn things around in less than ten minutes, using these four tips.
1. Move to another location. Just get away from your problems. Go outside for some fresh air. If you’re in a tall building, climb a few flights of stairs. Exercise is relaxing anyway, and you’ll feel better once you get some endorphins going.
2. Give yourself a treat. Have a cup of tea or some chocolate, something you really enjoy. The more you focus on it, the more you shut out all the stuff that’s bugging you.
3. Do a good deed. If you do something nice for someone and you really mean it, it’s basically impossible to keep feeling bad afterwards. You could even find someone else who’s having a bad day, and give them some encouragement.
4. Write it down. For some reason, writing about things that are bothering you can help you let go of them. Just summarize the problem and say something about how you plan to fix it, and you’ll probably end up feeling more optimistic about it.