GM Recalling 700,000 Chevy and GMC Trucks
General Motors has recalled about 700,000 Chevy and GMC pickups. A software problem can apparently cause the vehicles to lose their electric power steering assistance "for about one second," according to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra trucks are potentially affected by the glitch. GM is asking owners of the trucks involved in the recall to bring their vehicles into a dealer for a free of charge a software update that will fix the issue.
Drivers can see if their car is among the recalled vehicles on NHTSA's website. Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-432-8782.
Source: CNN Money
Walking Beats Running For Burning Body Fat
If you dread spin class more than anything but keep going back because it burns body fat, we have some great news for you. According to a personal trainer to the stars, walking may burn more body fat than high-intensity cardio!
Our new favorite celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak - who works on famous bodies like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga - says that the best way to burn fat stores is by walking. Not running. Not high-intensity interval training. Just walking. And we’re all about that!
Pasternak says high-intensity cardio burns more calories a minute than walking does, but a higher percentage of those calories come from non-fat sources. But low-intensity cardio - like prolonged walking - goes right to fat stores for energy to burn. And we aren’t scientists, but that sounds totally legit to us!
The fitness guru’s theory comes from studying the exercise and food habits of the healthiest countries in the world and comparing them to the U.S. Here, we only walk about 4,100 steps a day, but they’re walking over 10,000 steps a day in the healthiest countries. So to see results, we need to aim for between 10,000 and 14,000 daily steps.
But don’t tear up your gym membership card just yet. More intense exercise is good for more than burning fat. Moderate- to high-intensity workouts can raise metabolic rates, explains Jaclyn London, Nutrition Director at “Good Housekeeping.” And she reminds us that the best workout is the one you’ll keep doing regularly. So if that’s running, keep doing that. But we’re happy to walk our way to fat burning over here!
Source: Scary Mommy
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Women Spend Six Whole Days A Year Doing Their Hair
If you feel like you spend way too much time taming your tresses, that’s probably because you do. According to a new survey, when you add up all the salon visits, hair drying, and time spent with a flat iron in hand, women in the U.S. spend an average of six full days a year doing our hair!
Beauty retailer Lookfantastic asked 2,000 women in America all about their hair habits and it turns out we dedicate many, many hours to doing our dos. We love a good blow out as much as the next gal, but all this styling and fixing is more time consuming than we realize.
Here’s what we’re doing with those six days a year we spend styling our strands:
- Washing and drying - Nearly half (49%) of women wash and dry their hair every single day and that takes a whole lot of time when you add it all up. Get this - according to the survey, women spend an average of an hour and a half blow drying their hair every week! Time to let dry shampoo and air-drying save us time.
- Styling - The survey finds that women spend an average of five hours a month styling our strands. Think of all the things you could do with an extra five hours a month: sleep, yoga classes, meeting up with friends, so many possibilities if we just put the flat iron down.
- Coloring - Lots of us color our hair, 89% according to the survey and 40% say they get regular highlights to achieve that sun-kissed shade. So lots of us are spending lots of time in foils to get the color we wish we were born with.
Police: man tries to deposit $1 million bill, arrested for meth
An Iowa man allegedly tried to deposit a million dollars at his local bank. The problem was he was trying to deposit a one-million dollar bill.
The Sioux City Journal reports that Dennis Strickland, 33, of Sioux City, tried to deposit the fake money at Northwest Bank on Thursday.
A bank teller notified the Sioux City Police Department.
Sergeant Judy Kellen confirmed that Strickland tried to deposit a piece of paper he claimed was a $1 million note.
When police arrived at the bank and questioned Strickland, they asked him to empty his pockets, and he allegedly pulled out a bag of methamphetamine.
Strickland was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He is being held on $1,000 bond and has a court appearance scheduled for next week.
The United States does not print million-dollar currency notes.
Audible Introducing Books For Dogs
Ask any dog owner and they’ll probably tell you that their dog is brilliant, and soon you’ll be able to foster that brilliance by getting your dogs into books.
Believe it or not, the Amazon-owned company Audible, which is the largest seller of narrated books, is coming out with a line of narrated books for dogs. They’ve teamed with “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan for the line, which they are caliling Audible For Dogs, which aims to keep dogs happy while their owners are out by having them listen to popular titles.
It’s no secret dogs can behave badly while their owners are out, with pooches known to bark or destroy a home due to separation anxiety. So, why will books work to calm them and not something like music or the TV? “It’s the consistency of a tone that allows the dog to stay in that (relaxed) frame of mind,” Millan says. He advises that owners first exercise their dog and get them relaxed before trying out the books, and then sit and listen with them to discover which titles work for their particular pooch. He also advises owners pick a book narrated by someone with the same gender as the owner, and have it on average volume, playing through something like an Amazon Echo.
As for what books are being offered, so far choices include Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” narrated by Rosamund Pike, Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” narrated by Noah hismelf, W. Bruce Cameron’s “A Dog’s Purpose,” read by William Dufris, Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain” read by Christopher Evan Welch and more.
Source: USA Today
Solution For Swoobs Sweeping The Internet
As we previously told you, about 87% of women admit they deal with “Swoobs,” a.ka. sweaty boobs, in the summer, and a product that’s sweeping the Internet may be just the thing we gals need to combat the problem.
The product, called the Ta-Ta Towel, is the talk of the web these days, and we can certainly see why. The idea is super simple that we can’t believe nobody came up with it before. The towel, which sells for $45, attaches to the back of your neck like a halter, with the two ends hooking over your breasts so you can get ready on a hot day without your boob sweat getting everywhere.
The creator, Erin Robertson, says she came up with the idea one day while getting ready for a date. “As I got out of the shower and started getting ready, I could not stop sweating – not because I was about to go on a first date, but because my tiny A/C unit was broken and it was the beginning of summer,” she writes on the Ta-Ta Towel website. “While I was blow-drying my hair, I just kept thinking: ‘There has to be a better way to keep the beads of sweat from dripping down my stomach.'”
Although the product has been around for about two years, it has seen an increase in popularity recently after Jezebel tried it. It is apparently particularly popular with pregnant and breastfeeding moms, and gets props for being “comfortable,” with users saying it makes you feel “naked without being naked.”
Source: New York Post
*LIST* Things People Have Purchased While Drunk Or Stoned
It’s no secret people do stupid things when they are drunk and/or stoned. Some people will drunk dial their exes, while others will just make idiots of themselves, and then there are those people who like to do some shopping while under the influence and wind up with some very weird things.
Well, a bunch of people are confessing to the odd things they’ve purchased while drunk or stoned courtesy of a thread on the anonymous Whisper app, and they are pretty bizarre, and we have a feeling some people out there can totally relate.
Things people have purchased while drunk or stoned include:
- “A ladder when I was high because I wanted to get higher.”
- “$100 worth of Taco Bell.”
- “The last time I was high I bought a Subway sandwich (honey oat foot long) with only jalapeños…nothing else.”
- “I woke up to an email telling me I had been outbid on a car I was trying to buy on eBay.”
- “I woke up from a night out to an email from Amazon confirming my order of … $65 worth of premium cat food…I don’t have a cat.”
- “43 pairs of infant socks.”
- “A bouncy castle.”
- “A turtle, complete with tank and tank sand, live plants and little fish for it…my roommates were so confused.”
- “Life sized Storm Trooper.”
- “Bought access to five private porn sites…with my friend’s credit card.”
- “I bought 13 pineapples.”
- “I once picked up a $450 bar tab for all of my friends…on MY birthday. Didn’t realize it until the next day.”
- “Tampons and pads…BTW I’m a guy.”
- “56 bags of Doritos, cleared my local 7-11 out. They still remember me.”
- “I was high and I bought one (bleeping) brussel sprout. One. And I named it Jennifer.”