“Popular Science” posted an article on how to eat as much as humanly possible on Thanksgiving. So this is like the OPPOSITE of healthy eating tips. Here are the six things you should do if you really want to gorge yourself . . .
1. Don’t skip breakfast. You’ll eat too fast if you go in starving. So unless you’re doing a super early dinner, breakfast is okay. Just don’t eat for four or five hours beforehand.
2. Go for a brisk walk right before dinner. It’ll stimulate your appetite and help you digest any food that’s still in your stomach.
3. Take a few deep breaths before you start eating. It’s easier to pack a lot of food in when you’re relaxed. So some deep breathing should help.
4. Start out with carbs, like stuffing and mashed potatoes. Turkey has a lot of protein that makes you feel full. Plus, mashed potatoes don’t require much chewing. And too much chewing tricks your brain into thinking you’re fuller than you really are.
5. Don’t eat any vegetables. They have a lot of fiber, which expands in your stomach. And liquid takes up a lot of room, so don’t drink too much either.
6. Take a break and go for another walk. It’ll help you digest, so you’ll have room for more. And if you basically just ate carbs, your stomach will be pretty empty again in 30 to 90 minutes.
Some guy made an awesome Halloween costume for his daughter . . . it made her look like a storm cloud with lightning flashing inside it.
It looks like it’s made out of the kind of stuffing they use in couch cushions and throw pillows. And she wore a big string of flashing lights underneath it to simulate lightning.
But it was kind of hard to walk around in. So she ended up ditching it, and went as Wonder Woman instead.
A 22-year-old named Janet Brooks from Clermont, Florida called the cops last week, and said she’d been KIDNAPPED in her parking lot. She told them some guys had forced her into their trunk at gunpoint, then dropped her off at a park.
But when the cops looked at some surveillance video from the parking lot, they saw her walk out on her own.
And that’s when she admitted she made the entire thing up . . . because she was pretty sure another woman was making moves on her boyfriend, and she wanted to test if he TRULY CARED about her.
She was charged with filing a false report.
As for her relationship status . . . well, we don’t know. There’s no word on how her boyfriend reacted to the kidnapping, or the news that it was fake. But if he sticks with her after she showed THIS level of crazy, they just might be meant for each other.
(Leesburg Daily Commercial)
Did you shower this morning, or just walk out the door smelling like a dumpster? Well, “Time” magazine recently did a poll, and found a surprising number of Americans DON’T shower every day.
Only 53% said they shower at least five times a week . . . 25% said three or four times . . . 15% said twice . . . and 8% said they only shower once a week. But apparently that’s not as gross as it sounds.
According to an infectious disease expert at Columbia University, showering more than twice a week doesn’t really help as far as hygiene goes. And it might actually be a BAD thing, because it dries you out and makes you more prone to skin infections.
With that said, there ARE reasons to take more showers than that. Like if you go to the gym . . . work in the garden . . . or you just STINK. But in general, one or two showers a week is fine.
And if you LIKE to shower every day, that’s okay. But don’t scrub your whole body with a loofa, just focus on your armpits and your below-the-belt areas.
(Yahoo / Time)
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.