Scientists Have Figured Out Why Drinking Coffee Makes You Live Longer

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Drinking Coffee Makes You Live Longer

There have been several studies that have found people who drink coffee live longer . . . but none of them quite figured out WHY.

Some scientists at Stanford University just wrapped up a study on the link between coffee and longevity . . . and they think they’ve finally got the answer.

As we get older, one of the biggest things that affects our health is inflammation. It brings on the effects of aging, it hurts our overall health, and it can lead to things like Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, and hypertension.

But the chemical compounds in coffee help protect against inflammation . . . so if you drink a few cups a day, it really can make a huge difference in your health, especially as you get older.

(Medical News Today)

Top Ten Most Dangerous Things for Kids This Summer

Top Ten Most Dangerous Things for Kids This Summer


Photo credit: Flickr Drew Tyre

We’re basically required by law to be within shouting distance of our kids at all times now. So it’s amazing they get hurt at all. But here’s some stuff to keep in mind while they’re not in school.

It’s the ten things they are most likely to hurt themselves with over the summer . . .

1. B.B. guns. The number of injuries jumped 500% between 2010 and 2012. Apparently those are the most recent stats on it. And it’s partly because they’re more powerful than they used to be.

2. Toys that fly, including drones. You especially have to worry about head injuries.

3. Hoverboards. A doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital helped make the list. And he says on Christmas Day last year, he saw four hoverboard injuries in four hours, including two kids with broken arms, one with a broken leg, and one with a concussion.

4. Baby pools. Small kids can drown in as little as two inches of water, so you really have to pay attention.

5. Flotation devices and water wings. It’s because they give you a false sense of security. So you have to watch kids while they’re swimming, no matter what.

6. Pool covers, because kids can get trapped in them. And not just little kids. Sometimes teenagers jump in pools at night without realizing there’s a cover. So it might be a good idea to keep a light on if you have a pool.

7. Trampolines. A ton of kids hurt themselves on them every summer. And between 2003 and 2013, there were also over 100,000 injuries related to bounce houses.

8. Non-motorized scooters. It might be partly because we’re less likely to make kids wear a helmet when they ride one than when they ride bikes.

9. Cords on clothing, and straps on helmets. Mostly for little kids, because they can get wrapped around their neck. Yes . . . apparently HELMETS are dangerous now too.

10. Toys with small parts. Because they can be a choking hazard.

And this should go without saying, buy you also have to be careful about the SUN. A recent survey found only 25% of kids regularly wear sunblock. And 50% said they’d had at least one sunburn in the past year, which puts them at higher risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

(CBS News)

Well that sucks; Your Packages Are About to Be Wrapped in Bubble Wrap That Doesn’t Pop

Well that sucks; Your Packages Are About to Be Wrapped in Bubble Wrap That Doesn’t Pop


Everything you once loved is eventually ruined. Nothing ever changes for the better. Life is just empty darkness. Sorry, where was I . . .

Sealed Air Corp. is the company that makes Bubble Wrap, and they’re about to start selling a version that YOU CAN’T POP. They gave it a horrible name, too: iBubble Wrap.

Its bubbles are part of a chain and they aren’t individually inflated, so you can’t pop them.

Sealed Air will sell the stuff UNINFLATED, and companies will have to pay about $5,500 for a pump that inflates it.

But it’ll save Sealed Air a lot of money, and over time it will save those companies money because this stuff will be cheaper than old-fashioned Bubble Wrap.

It’ll also be good for the companies like Amazon because the uninflated wrap takes up less space in their warehouses . . . and they can use that extra room to stock more products.

Traditional Bubble Wrap will still be on sale . . . but you can expect that pretty soon, a lot of the packages you get will use this new version.


Omnicon returns to the McAllen Convention Center

Omnicon returns to the McAllen Convention Center

Do not worry about checking your cape at the door.

The Great Omnicon returns on August 1st and 2nd to the McAllen convention Center.

The convention will feature comic book dealers, industry guests and professionals, panels, signings and more.

This year they will be featuring the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers David Yost (MMPR Billy Cranston), Catherine Sutherland (MMPR Katherine “Kat” Hillard), Steve Cardenas (MMPR Rocky DeSantos), Walter Jones and Karan Ashley. In addition to these great guests you will also be able to meet Nicole Marie Jean (Cosplay model) and other special guests.

Video games, comic books, music, and anime all wrapped up in one great event every summer.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy Vacation in Dominican Republic

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy Vacation in Dominican Republic

600_1397079521_bjvac9_24Looks like the Carters are taking the Dominican Republic by storm. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Blue Ivy are vacationing in the island nation. The family needed some relaxation since Bey’s “Mrs. Carter” tour recently wrapped up. And Jay – real name, Shawn Carter – and Beyoncé celebrated six years of marriage last Friday.

If you wanna feel like you, too, are doing the sun and fun thing with Beyonce, check out her Tumblr page. That’s where she’s posting her vacation pictures.