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Today Is January 25
A Room of One's Own Day
Better Business Communication Day
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life: a night to celebrate the life and works of the national Bard. Suppers can range from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance.
Community Manager Appreciation Day
Macintosh Computer Day
National Irish Coffee Day
National Opposite Day
Eating spicy foods can boost your metabolism and cause your body to burn more fat.
Q: The average person will spend 39 hours this year staring at this…?
A: The inside of the refrigerator!
Food For Thought
You're twice as likely to die from feeling unloved and lonely than being overweight.
Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.
You And Me
In a room with 23 people, there's a 50/50 chance of at least two people having the same birthday.
In a room with 75 people, there's a 99.9% chance
Look At it This Way
If you're 18 years old, you have about 3,300 weekends left in your lifetime - You also only have about 57 summers left.
A study found that men aren't funnier than women — they just make more joke attempts than women do.
Having more information about food can help people make smarter food purchases. 95 percent of people say they look for a healthy food option at least some of the time when shopping. According to a survey, 69 percent of people look at nutritional facts to get food information and 67 percent get information from the ingredient list.
A former Miss Canada finalist became the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters degree in The Beatles. Canadian singer Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy, 53, was one of the first students to sign up for the course on the Fab Four when it launched at Liverpool Hope University in March 2009. The ground-breaking course looked at the studio sound and composition of The Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music as well as examining the significance of the music of The Beatles and their impact on Western culture.
Susan Boyle applied for a minimum wage, £6-an-hour cashier's job after spotting a job advert in the window of her local bookmakers, Ladbrokes, in Blackburn, west Lothian. Upon reading the advert the singer who is said to worth over £20m entered the premises and spent around five minutes talking to the shop's deputy manager David Corr about the role.
Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh has signed on to play British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a new drama series, This Sceptred Isle, for Sky TV.Michael Winterbottom is to write and direct the five-part project, which is to premiere in the fall. Winterbottom's credits include The Trip, Welcome to Sarajevo, A Mighty Heart, 24 Hour Party People and The Road to Guantanamo. Branagh was most recently seen in Tenet, Murder on the Orient Express and Dunkirk.
Paramount Pictures again has delayed the release of its thriller, A Quiet Place Part II, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is now set to open in theaters on Sept. 17. It was previously scheduled to premiere Sept. 4, 2020, but was moved to April 23, 2021, as many movie theaters remained closed and wary people stayed away from the ones that were open. A Quiet Place Part II was written and directed by John Krasinski, who also starred in the 2018 original, which followed a family hunted by monsters sensitive to sound. The sequel again stars Krasinski's real-life wife, Emily Blunt. Peaky Blinders lead Cillian Murphy also joined the cast for the followup.
McDonald's customer calls police because she missed breakfast due to long drive-thru line
Police in England recently shared that they received an unexpected call from a McDonald’s customer. Apparently, she was very upset that the long line at the drive-thru made her too late to get breakfast. The incident occurred at a McDonald’s in East Grinstead in West Sussex. According to reports, the woman got in line for the drive-thru before 11 a.m. but didn’t reach the window until after the breakfast cut-off time had passed. She apparently responded to this by calling the police.
Police tweeted about the incident and the post concludes with the inspector writing, "The lady was given words of advice about ringing the Police."
More fatty acids in your diet may help prevent multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a painful disease which attacks the brain and central nervous system. While most people probably wouldn’t link this neurological condition to what’s in a patient’s diet, a new study finds there may be an important connection. Researchers at Yale University say MS can be triggered by a lack of fatty acids in a person’s fat tissue. Study authors find that MS patients typically lack the proper amount of oleic acid in their tissue. This monounsaturated fatty acid is abundant in products like cooking oil, cheese, nuts, sunflower seeds, eggs, pasta, milk, olives, and avocados. Meats like beef, pork, and chicken also carry oleic acid.
One in five Millennials has changed their diet to reduce their impact on the planet
Millennials are dieting and are changing their diets in pursuit of both physical and mental wellness, along with a desire to reduce their climate footprints. New data from YouGov finds that Millennials are more likely than other generations to say that they have changed their diet in order to improve their mental health (30%) or reduce their impact on the planet (20%).
Millennials (17%) are also more likely than Gen Xers (10%) or Baby Boomers (10%) to say they’ve gone on a diet to accommodate food allergies.
YouGov’s research finds that Millennials (22%) are far more likely than Gen Xers (13%) and Baby Boomers (11%) to say they’ve adopted a vegetarian diet at some point. Similarly, Millennials are also more likely to say they’ve tried a vegan diet: 16% of Millennials have gone vegan at some point, along with 7% of Generation X and 8% of Baby Boomers.
Others are turning to a dairy-free lifestyle. Almost one in five (18%) Millennials has tried a dairy-free diet, which is about twice the number of Gen Xers (7%) and Baby Boomers (9%) who have tried this diet.
2 in 3 people say video games have helped shape their personality
Sixty-six percent of Americans say that playing video games as a kid shaped their personality into what it is today.
The OnePoll survey found seven in 10 respondents said they played video games all the time growing up. 64 percent said they would go so far as to call their favorite game characters part of their family.
Three-quarters of Americans believe love for video games has influenced their preferences for other forms of media – like TV and film. Two in three respondents (66%) said video games were actually better during their youth due because of their simple and pared down nature.
Sixty-six percent of respondents described themselves as “avid gamers” and 88 percent of these respondents agreed that gaming is actually a productive hobby with multiple benefits. The top thing Americans say video games teach is the ability to learn something new and solve problems. While online multiplayer games are more popular than ever, nearly half the poll (46%) said they prefer to look for a game with an interesting narrative and story arc.
Seven in 10 respondents can’t wait to pass along their love of gaming to their future kids. Of those polled with children, 68 percent said their kids have encouraged them to play more video games while they’ve been in quarantine together. Another 69 percent of these respondents also said they’re thankful for video games during this time because it’s allowed them to spend more time with their children.
Those who described themselves as avid gamers were more likely to say they often get way too competitive when playing video games – at 78 percent compared to 59 percent of casual players. Avid gamers are also more likely to describe themselves as creative and logical.
57 percent of Americans cover their mouths when they laugh due to insecurity over their teeth — and one in two will always often try to smile with their mouth closed. Young adults are even more uneasy when they laugh seeing as 62 percent of people ages 25-44 cover their mouths whereas only 20 percent of people 45 and up do the same. Seven in 10 people admit to feeling self-conscious about their teeth and, unfortunately, a lot of the criticism is coming from those closest to them. One in four have received a negative comment about their teeth from a significant other or coworker. These insecurities have led to 61 percent of Americans wishing they could change something about their teeth with lack of whiteness coming out on top of the list followed by: crookedness, receding gums, and spaces between teeth. When it comes to overall facial features, teeth were the number one insecurity beating out eyes, nose, lips, and eyebrows.
Many Americans aren’t taking good care of their oral hygiene and 44 percent wish they did a better job. One in five people admit to brushing their teeth less than the recommended twice a day. Everyone knows they should floss, but it’s still pretty shocking that one in five people floss less than once a month. While the dentist is far from anyone’s favorite place, one in six have either never been or can’t remember when their last visit was. People can come up with plenty of different reasons to want to put it off; one in five men keep away because they don’t like the smell of the dentist office. Women have a far more practical excuse – 45 percent wish they could steer clear from the dentist chair because of the expense.
These are the top 20 New Year's resolutions we have already struggled with
Almost a third of us (30 per cent) feel their eating habits have become worse during the pandemic. A study of adults found four in 10 are eating more comfort food than they usually do as they cope with the effects of lockdown. And more than one in 10 (13 per cent) even claimed Zoom calls with family and friends - including wine or cheese tastings or virtual parties - have contributed to a loss of healthy eating resolve. 91 per cent of adults have already treated themselves to food or drink they deem unhealthy this year – despite 81 per cent pledging to eat a healthier diet in 2021. Almost one in five (17 per cent) even admitted to tucking into a treat every day since the start of the new year.
TOP 20 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WE HAVE ALREADY STRUGGLED WITH
1. Exercise more
2. Eat a healthier diet
3. Lose weight
4. Save money
5. Go to bed earlier
6. Tone up their figure
7. Drink more water
8. Drink less alcohol
9. Give up smoking
10. Travel more
11. Reduce screen time
12. Renovate the house
13. Read more
14. Drink less caffeine
15. Get a better work life balance
16. Take up a new hobby
17. Find a new job
18. Shop less
19. Floss more
20. Find a partner
Inventor unveils airbag jeans to protect motorcyclists in crashes
A designer of safety equipment for motorcyclists unveiled his latest invention: jeans fitted with airbags to prevent leg injuries in crashes. Moses Shahrivar, who has been designing motorcycle safety jeans since partnering with Harley-Davidson Sweden 16 years ago, said his latest invention uses similar technology to airbag-equipped vests that are currently on the market for protecting a rider's chest, back and neck in a crash. The jeans, which Shahrivar demonstrated in a YouTube video posted to the official account of his Mo'Cycle brand, are tethered to the rider's motorcycle, and when the tether is pulled airbags deploy up and down the wearer's legs to cushion an impact. Only one prototype of the Airbag Inside Sweden AB jeans currently exists, but Shahrivar is in the process of getting the jeans certified to European Union health and safety standards and hopes to bring them to market in 2022.
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Stats: After one of the most tumultuous years, Americans say it's really their skin that's in crisis
Our skin is having a crisis of its own: more than half of Americans wish they had more control over their skin, with 61% feeling like everything in their lives feels out of whack.
A poll of 2,005 Americans discovered that 62% have had more skin concerns this past year than ever before, yet 46% have become significantly less diligent about their skin.
The study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with CeraVe found that now more than ever, 59% feel like their skin is damaged and in need of restoring.
Over half (51%) of those surveyed expect this winter to be worse on their skin than in years past.
That might be due in part to new skincare needs: 52% said they’ve changed elements of their routine, as a result of 2020.
Many agree that factors like washing/sanitizing hands more frequently (46%), wearing mask/face coverings (36%) and increased stress (28%) are to blame for skin taking a turn for the worst.
To accommodate new skin concerns in the last six months, 38% have been moisturizing more frequently and 42% have been drinking more water to help improve skin and stay hydrated from the inside out.
, 58% say they’ve finally come to understand the importance of a proper skincare routine for better-looking skin overall.
And hopes remain high for the new year, with 67% of respondents planning to recommit to a skincare regimen.
In fact, 39% of those surveyed plan on taking much better care of their skin as the new year begins, while a further 23% already have plans to keep themselves accountable by maintaining a proper skincare routine.
In addition to recommitting to their skincare routines, 31% are also hoping 2021 will be the year they pursue their passions.
And a further 45% hope to live more active lives and less sedentary in the new year.
Despite hope for the new year, there are still winter skin troubles to battle this winter, as 38% of respondents say they experienced pimples and acne while nearly a third have dealt with clogged pores since last March.
And over half (52%) have already started experiencing dry skin while another 32% have already had to struggle with scaly skin.
As Americans look for the right moisturizer this winter, many are forgetting about key ingredients, as 70% do not look for ceramides and 77% do not look for hyaluronic acid, both critical for a healthy skin barrier.
According to MSN Poll:Are ya??
When it comes to driving, you are:
1%Off the charts bad
When it comes to singing, you are:
34%Off the charts bad
When it comes to sports, you are:
16%Off the charts bad
When it comes to cooking, you are:
4%Off the charts bad
When it comes to finances, you are:
2%Off the charts bad
Just for Fun
20 Things Everyone Secretly Finds Hilarious
1 People on Segways
2 Animals Dressed Like Humans
3 Actors Who Can’t Hold It Together During a Performance
4 Menu Fails
5 Cops on Bicycles
6 Babies Laughing
8 High Fives That Aren’t Returned
9 Cakes That Are Not Nice
10 A Satisfying Meltdown
11 People Who Take Photos with iPads
13 Dick Van Dyke’s Horrible Accent in Mary Poppins
14 Bathroom Graffiti
15 The word “wiener”
16 Children Behaving Like Adults
17 Kevin James
18 Richard Simmons
19 Epic fails
20 Anyone Doing Something When They Think They’re Alone
Jump for It
10-15 minutes of jump roping can burn over 200 calories. This makes jump roping one of the best and efficient forms of cardio.
Practicing gratitude makes you feel better all-around—including less stressed. According to UC Davis Health, practicing gratitude has been linked to a 23 percent reduction in the stress hormone cortisol.
A 2015 study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that those who engaged in hobbies were 34 percent less stressed while doing them, and those feel-good vibes lasted for hours afterward.
Did You Know?
Cats spend so much of their time sleeping that by the age of 9, they will have only been awake for about 3 years
Baby giraffes use their butts as pillows.
While adult giraffes usually sleep standing up, baby giraffes will get a bit more comfortable. They hunker down on the ground and take advantage of their extra-flexible necks, twisting around to plop their noggins on their own behinds.
Things of Interest
A Song That Gets Stuck in Your Head is Called an Earworm
An earworm, also sometimes called “a brainworm,” “sticky music,” or “stuck song syndrome,” refers to catchy music that continually repeats through a person’s mind, even after it’s no longer playing. There have actually been studies done on earworms, including one out of the University of London, which found that earworms could also be triggered by experiences that bring up a memory of a song, such as seeing a word that reminds you of the song, hearing a few notes from the song, or feeling an emotion which you associate with the song.
This Day In Music
Today Is January 26
International Customs Day
Lotus 1-2-3 Day
National Green Juice Day
National Peanut Brittle Day
National Plan for Vacation Day
Speak Up and Succeed Day
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
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