Apparently Corey Hart was more of a scientific genius than we realized.
According to a sleep expert at the University of British Columbia, if you have trouble sleeping, you can help yourself by wearing SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT.
If you put on sunglasses two hours before you want to go to bed, it’ll mute the barrage of light hitting you from all your screens, and help your body get ready for sleep.
MCALLEN, Texas – On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Whataburger customers can show their support for the Nikki Rowe High School band booster club by enjoying their favorite menu items, and 20 percent of Whataburger’s sales from 6 to 9 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Whataburger’s “Oh Whata Night” will include its popular “Whataburger for a Year” drawing, where one customer’s name will be drawn to win the prize – a free Whataburger each week for an entire year. To add to the fun, there will be a photo booth at the event, as well as a guest appearance from Whataburger’s mascot, Whataguy. The first 100 attendees will also receive free sunglasses.
“Whataburger believes in investing in the communities we call home,” said Whataburger Director of Operations David Cantu. “We’re fortunate to join with the most generous customers in support for the Nikki Rowe High School band boosters.”
Family-owned Whataburger has proudly served its famous burgers since 1950 and continues to deliver fresh, made-to-order meals every day with extraordinary customer service. In addition to “Oh Whata Night” fundraising, Whataburger supports the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteerism to a number of nonprofit organizations that focus on children’s charities, cancer research, hunger assistance, disaster relief and military support.
There was a discussion on Reddit where actual guys said what they want for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’ll give you a few ideas. Or not. These are their actual words.
- “A couples’ deep tissue massage . . . about an hour in the steam room . . . ice cold beer . . . a medium-rare porterhouse, baked potato, mushroom, salad dinner . . . and relax to an action movie of my choice.”
- “I personally prefer experiences over material objects. Make me dinner, give me a gift certificate that says I can tie you up and have my way with you, or take me on a road trip.”
- “A Darth Vader onesie.”
- “Things that I’ll use. A nice wallet, sunglasses, Chapstick, a nice coffee cup.”
- “Something that gets me a little closer to my dreams or hobbies.”
- “The greatest gift is that my old lady and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.”
- (CAREFUL!) “Enthusiastic oral sex.”
- “Kinky sex. Seriously, it may sound cheap or insincere but, as a man, there is nothing I want more than to have it my way on Valentine’s Day.”
- “Two tickets to see my favorite team play.”
- “A day with my girlfriend alone, no clocks, no cellphones, only her . . . and sex.”
Summer officially starts this Sunday. According to eye doctors, here are five tips for buying a good pair of sunglasses . . .
- Make sure they have 100% U.V. protection.
U.V. rays are radiation from the sun that can make you develop cataracts.
A survey last year found less than half of us check the U.V. sticker on sunglasses before we buy them.
So check the tag the next time you buy a cheap pair at a gas station.
Some of those only block about 40% of U.V. rays.
- Big sunglasses are better, because they keep more of the U.V. rays out. Ideally they should be oversized, and wrap around your face.
- The color of the lenses doesn’t matter, and neither does how dark they are. Lighter lenses can still block all of the U.V. rays.
- Polarized lenses reduce glare, not necessarily U.V. exposure. So if you’re buying polarized sunglasses, make sure they block 100% of U.V. rays too.
- Don’t break the bank. You don’t have to spend a hundred bucks to protect your eyes. $10 sunglasses with 100% U.V. protection work just as well.
Ever notice how everybody is instantly hotter with sunglasses on? It’s not because you have some fetish you didn’t even know about. It’s true for everyone . . . and here’s why.
- They’re associated historically with glamor and risk-taking. Which seems kinda obvious, but it wasn’t always true. Sunglasses became popular in the 40s, mainly for water and snow sports, and for pilots.
After that, Hollywood stars began wearing them to protect their eyes from camera flashbulbs, so people began to see sunglasses as a glamorous accessory.
- They make you more mysterious. But not on the superficial level you’re thinking about. Basically, you pick up a LOT of information about people when you look them in their eyes.
So if you can’t see their eyes, you know less about them . . . and that makes them more intriguing.
- Most importantly, sunglasses instantly make your face more symmetrical. Even if your face ISN’T. And according to science, facial symmetry is supposedly the universal key to deciding whether someone’s face is ‘attractive’ or not.
Not only are sunglasses symmetrical themselves, but they also hide the asymmetries around your eyes and cheekbones.
(New York Magazine’s Science of Us)