NFL Easing Up On TD Celebration Penalties
The NFL has followed through on a promise to relax rules for player celebrations. The move is in response to widespread criticism last season about penalties and fines that targeted harmless and spontaneous moments.At the NFL’s spring meeting in Chicago, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that players will now be allowed to use the ball as a prop and celebrate in groups. Players can also go to the ground to celebrate in the form of snow angels. Those actions had been banned in recent years.Goodell says players have asked for more freedom, but notes that offensive demonstrations or prolonged celebrations that delay the game will still be subject to penalties.
- ONE MORE THING! "Twerking" is still expected to be penalized, in the same way it was for Anotino Brown of the Pittsburg Steelers last September. Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share his reaction to the announcement. View image on Twitter
Today is National Escargot Day
May 24th is National Escargot Day! Escargot is a tasty appetizer made with land snails cooked in butter or wine. While the dish most likely originated in Ancient Roman times, escargot is usually associated with French cuisine. In fact, the French consume around 40,000 metric tons of snails each year!
Although escargot usually involves a very rich sauce, the snails themselves are actually quite good for you. The edible varieties are high in protein and low in fat.
If you've never tasted escargot, National Escargot Day is a great reason to give them a try! Bon appétit!
Instagram May Be Bad For Your Kids’ Mental Health
Ask any parent and they’ll tell you it’s impossible to get their kids off social media. Now it seems there’s good reason to worry about their kids' obsession. Too much social media can be detrimental to a young person’s mental health, and a new study reveals that some platforms are worse than others.
A UK study, which could easily translate here, asked 1,500 folks, ages 14 to 24, to rate how various social media sites affected aspects of their mental and physical health like sleep, body image, anxiety, depression and more.
Overall, Instagram is considered the worst social media platform for young people’s health, with experts suggesting looking at all your friends’ pictures promotes envy and mental illness. Snapchat was the second worst, probably for much of the same reason, followed by Facebook.
As for the sites that are the least harmful, YouTube ranks the safest, and was the only site that garnered a “net positive” effect on young people’s health, with Twitter coming in just behind it.
Source: Fox News
Does Your Relationship Pass The Hashtag Test?
There's a new, completely addictive website in town, and it's going to waste all of your spare time today. The Hashtag Test is a wedding hashtag generator and "relationship compatibility" test created by The Black Tux, an online service that helps guys rent suits and tuxedos for weddings and special events. It's simple enough to use: You put in your first and last name, then the first and last names of your partner/crush/Ryan Gosling, and wait for the magic to happen.
- Did your fiancé ever make you take a compatibility test before you got married?
- Would you still marry someone if you both failed a compatibility test?
Target Paying Millions In Settlement Over 2013 Data Breach
If you're a Target customer - this news may fill your pockets a bit. The company is set to pay millions of dollars as part of a settlement over a massive 2013 data breach. The company says it will shell out 18-point-five-million dollars as part of a settlement that compromised credit and debit card information for tens of millions of customers.
As part of the settlement, Target is required to implement a "comprehensive information security program." And the New York Attorney General's office says the retailer is also required to hire an independent third party to perform a comprehensive security assessment. Target is also required to add measures, such as encrypting payment card information so the data becomes useless if stolen.
For their part, California is receiving one-point-four-million dollars from the settlement. It's the largest amount for any state. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says the money will be used to enforce consumer protection laws. Outside of state payouts, consumers can collect up to $10,000 if they can show evidence of suffering losses from the data breach.
Source: USA Today
Mom Jeans Aren't So "Mom" Anymore
If there’s a trend I’m not so sure about (and most people aren’t so sure about), it’s mom jeans. They’ve gotten a bad rep over the years, and let’s face it, everyone’s made fun of their friends on the off chance they’ve been spotted in mom jeans. But are they making a comeback?
Turns out a ton of celebs and beauty bloggers are swearing by a ‘mom jeans comeback.’
Maybe the “mom” rumor should be put to rest. “There’s nothing ‘mom’ about them,” says “PopSugar’s” Nikita Ramsinghani. After putting on the jeans for a few days in various different styles, Ramsinghani ultimately gave the jeans a thumbs up, saying they hugged her in all the right places and showed off her curves.
Chocolate Is Better For The Heart Than We Thought
Chocoholics rejoice! We have yet another reason to eat it.
Medical researchers have another reason for you to like chocolate. A new study says regularly eating chocolate could help prevent irregular heartbeat. Researchers in Denmark found that adults who ate chocolate at least once a month had ten to 20% lower rates of atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, than people who ate chocolate less than once a month.
The leader of the study says people who ate one ounce of chocolate two to six times a week were least likely to have irregular heartbeat episodes. Earlier studies linked eating chocolate to lower rates of heart disease and stroke. The new study is published in yesterday's edition of the journal "Heart."
In case you’re wondering, dark chocolate with at least 60% cacao is the stuff to eat. Source: Live Science