Hannah's Headlines- 4/20/2017

Kissing A Frog Could Prevent The Flu

It won’t turn into a prince, but if you kiss a frog you could turn into a flu fighting machine.

An Emory University study has found out that the slimy coating on Indian frogs has cured fatal cases of the flu in mice and could lead to a remedy for humans.

The tennis ball sized species was discovered a couple of years ago and their slime is, unlike most, not toxic to people. More studies are in the works.

Looks like a pucker a day could keep the flu away!Source: New York Post

Census Shows Millennials Struggling To Enter Adulthood

Millennials can’t seem to get a foothold on independence.

A new census report shoes that 41% of males in the generation bracket aren’t even making 30-thousand dollars a year. In 1975, the number was only 25%. That, and the cost of college, is keeping about one-third of the generation under their parent’s roof.

Some experts say the lure of of blue collar job salaries are also part of the problem. Those jobs are dwindling and that means it’s only short term.

The census also noted that while 81% who live at home are either working or going to school, one in four are “idle” or not doing either.

One educator, suggests changing the education system from teaching concepts to applying them instead.Source: NBC News

5 Reasons You Should Sleep Naked Tonight

  1. It's good for your Vajay Jay.

Giving your vagina some air is actually a really good idea. Tight underwear, sweaty workouts, and keeping it covered in clothes all the time can make a playground for breeding bacteria and yeast infections — not the dream. Let it be free once in a while, and what better time than while you sleep?

  1. It'll help you de-stress.

According to The Huffington Post, sleeping naked lowers cortisol — known as the "stress hormone" — as cortisol secretion is activated when you're feeling under pressure. When your body is truly resting and recuperating (between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.) is when cortisol is at its lowest.

  1. You'll sleep better.

When you sleep, your body temperature naturally declines as part of your circadian rhythm as you sleep deeply. Sleeping in clothes or PJs can disrupt this, so ditch the outerwear and nod off in the nude.

  1. It could strengthen your relationship.

If you share a bed, the pair of you sleeping naked is a no-brainer way to increase intimacy — and something that has a high chance of leading to sex, if both of you are in the buff.

  1. It'll keep you looking fresh.

Naturopaths say that being too warm at night can disrupt the release of melatonin and anti-ageing hormones into your body. As ditching the clothes will regulate your body temperature, the hormone release should be regulated too.

Link: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/health-fitness/news/a39343/benefits-sleeping-naked/

Woman Tries to Revive Pigeon With CPR in Scotland

A student in Scotland captured video of a unique event on a Glasgow street: a woman attempting to revive a pigeon with CPR.

Twitter user @charlismyname, aka Charlotte, posted a video to the microblogging site Tuesday showing a woman on a Glasgow street performing rescue breaths and chest compressions on a collapsed pigeon.

The woman pauses as if waiting to see if the bird will begin to breathe on its own, but instead its head simply flops to the side.

"Meanwhile in Glasgow... #pigeonCPR" Charlotte wrote.

She said the story, sadly, did not have a happy ending.

"Omg just seen the same pigeon being eaten by a seagull...." she tweeted later.

Link: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/04/19/Woman-tries-to-revive-pigeon-with-CPR-in-Scotland/4611492609090/

Apple Will Apparently Release 3 New iPhones This Summer

The 10th anniversary of the release of the iPhone is coming up quick and it seems more than likely that on that day — June 29 — everyone will find out what's next for the iPhone.

Rumors have been building for months, but a new report from Bloomberg cements the theories into an easily digestible prediction: there will be three iPhones, two of them relatively normal, one of them new and fancy. You may have to wait to get your hands on that fancy one though.

The report indicates that the that two relatively normal successors to the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will be announced, and that these will serve, roughly, as the 7S and 7S Plus we would ordinarily get during an off-year in the iPhone cycle. But they'll also be accompanied by the long-rumored anniversary iPhone, which will sport a new look and potentially much higher price.

According to Bloomberg, which is in large part a reiteration and semi-confirmation of rumors that have already been out there for a while, the premium model will have a curved glass service and tiny bezels, which will allow it to have a crisp OLED display that is about the size of the display on an iPhone 7 Plus, but in a body that is closer to the size of an iPhone 7.

Rumors have already suggested this phone will not come cheap (with a price tag potentially as much as $1,000) but Bloomberg says it may not come quickly either.

Everyone will likely find out for sure June 29.

Link: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a9528481/new-iphones-redesign-delay/

How Much Do You Spend on Dating Every Year?

According to a new Match survey in an annual Singles in America report, the findings were that the average single person spends $1,596 annually on dating efforts. The survey questioned thousands of single people in the nation and that number was based on people who are in relationships or are seeking one. The highest-spending city was San Antonio, Texas with an average of $2,537. The other top cities were Atlanta, Baltimore, Nashville and New York. So, don’t worry if your schedule is empty this weekend.

  • Do you have to be selective about who and how often you date because you can’t afford it?
  • Are you single simply because it cost too much to date?

Link: http://www.singlesinamerica.com/2017/

It’s Garbage … You Can Eat

Garbage you can eat probably makes you think of dumpster diving freegans, searching the trash for quality food. But these days, there are a lot of new companies using food waste to make products, according to a new report on the industry from ReFED. The report tracks trends in the food waste biz and it shows back in 2011, there were only 11 companies doing it and today there are 64 companies selling “upcycled” food products, like ugly-fruit jam and stale-bread beer.

These companies are saving thousands of pounds of food from landfills, which is a huge source of greenhouse gas. And they’re making money using stuff people were throwing away anyway. They just have to convince customers that “food waste” isn’t a gross ingredient.

San Francisco start-up ReGrained started when co-founder Dan Kurzrock noticed all the nutritionally valuable “spent grain” leftover when he home-brewed beer. So he and his partner spent years researching what they could use it for, and last year they came out with a line of snack bars made from almonds, oats, quinoa, and grains they get from urban brewers.

Erika Lamb started Seconds First, which makes fish cakes from “ugly” produce and “underappreciated” seafood, like dogfish and skate wing. She sources directly from local farmers and is determined to keep her prices low.

Love Beets is a company that takes beet scraps and turns them into beet flour - but before you say yuck - know that they use that beet flour for yummy stuff like red velvet cake!

Source: Washington Post

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