Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday . . . 2:00 A.M to be exact.
Which means we lose an hour of sleep Saturday night.
Here are five tips to help you deal with the transition.
- Cut out caffeine. Make sure you don’t have any caffeine at least six hours before bed. It’s a good rule of thumb in general, but especially important this weekend.
- No alcohol either. Even just one drink can disturb your sleep. So skip the alcohol tomorrow night if you can.
- Eat light. Don’t eat anything for at least two or three hours before you plan to go to bed. Otherwise it can interfere with the quality of your sleep.
- Make your bed a place you want to sleep in. Meaning, fresh clean sheets . . . and no phones or iPads.
- Go to bed earlier. To minimize the impact of the time change, make a few gradual adjustments rather than one big one.
Go to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier than usual TONIGHT, and again tomorrow.
You should be fully adjusted by Monday.
(Huffington Post / BetterSleep.org)
The most important rule for a Super Bowl party is to always make sure there’s enough food and booze. But here are four other tips that aren’t so obvious . . .
- Tell people to get there early. If they all show up five minutes before the game, they won’t have time to relax and hang out. So tell them they can come an hour or two before kickoff if they want.
- Have more than one TV set up. If you’ve got a lot of people coming, you might even want two in your living room so everyone isn’t crowded around the same TV. And having one you can see from the kitchen is also nice.
- Play games and hand out prizes. It might sound lame, but it makes it more fun for the people who don’t actually care about football. You can print out Super Bowl bingo cards for free. Or just google “Super Bowl party games” if you need ideas.And if you want to gamble, the Super Bowl squares thing is always popular. That’s where you draw a grid . . . everyone gets numbers . . . and you win money based on the score at the end of each quarter. Download Superbowl Squares PDF here
- Have a football on hand. A lot of people still like the tradition of going outside at halftime and throwing it around.
(International Business Times)
A new survey found the best ways you can make a woman feel loved. And shockingly, texting a photo of your junk with the caption “All yours” didn’t make the cut.
Here are the top seven things that make a woman feel loved . . .
- Cooking for her.
- Giving her a compliment.
- Doing the dishes.
- Offering to get the groceries.
- Buying her a random gift.
- Taking her on a surprise weekend trip.
- Carrying her bags.
Why I’m not allowed to cook dinner anymore (reddit)
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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.
While you’re worried about your kids running around on Halloween, it’s easy to forget about your PETS. So here are four safety tips from the ASPCA.
1. Don’t let them get into the candy, because chocolate is toxic for dogs. If they eat one bite-size candy bar, they’ll probably be fine, because milk chocolate isn’t that bad for them. Dark chocolate is more dangerous though.
2. Don’t put real candles in your jack-o-lanterns. They’re easy to knock over, which can start a fire. So if you have dogs or cats, use fake candles with batteries.
3. Don’t MAKE them wear a costume. Some dogs don’t seem to mind it. But if yours HATES it, don’t force it on them. And almost ALL cats hate it.
Also, make sure it’s loose enough so they can breathe. And it shouldn’t have any dangling parts they could chew off and choke on.
4. Put them in a bedroom and close the door. Especially during peak trick-or-treating hours, so they don’t run outside. And make sure they’re wearing their collar, just in case they DO get out.
Worst-case scenario, they could BITE someone . . . even if your dog is fine with people, having a hundred strangers come to the door in a single night can be stressful.