Hannah's Headlines- 3/8/2018

Daylight Saving Time Advice You Should Take - Go to bed an hour early.

That's the advice of sleep experts and first responders who know there's an increase in deadly accidents with the shift to Daylight Saving Time. Most folks will be setting their clocks an hour ahead this Sunday morning and people may struggle for several days to adjust their internal body clock.

The National Road Safety Foundation says driver fatigue increases the possibility of drowsiness behind the wheel and is a primary reason deadly crashes spike in the days following the time change.

Source: MetroSource

Has Amelia Earhart Been Found?

A scientist says Amelia Earhart's bones may have been found on a Pacific island. An anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee says he's 99-percent sure that bones discovered on a Pacific island in 1940 are that of the legendary aviator. The new research contradicts a 1941 analysis of the bones that said they belong to a male.

Of course, Earhart disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, and her whereabouts continue to be a source of debate. Many believe she died a castaway on a remote island north of Samoa. Others say she died as a captive of the Japanese. At issue are human bones that were found on the island three years after Earhart's disappearance.

The new study says a modern analysis of the bones strongly support the conclusion that they belong to Earhart. The problem? The actual bones have gone missing.

Source: Daily Mail


Heartbroken Virginia Man Holds Giveaway Contest for Ring

The Virginian-Pilot reports Steven Crocker is soliciting stories from couples who want to tie the knot, but can't afford a ring. To the victors go the spoils of his own romance that ended a month before his planned proposal last year: a $1,700 diamond ring.

Crocker said after some "sad music and lots of crying," he took the ring back last week from his mother, who had confiscated it because it was too hard for him to look at. The WAVY-TV camera operator says he and some friends will evaluate short videos from hopeful couples.

He says the giveaway is "more about hope than loss" — and that matchmaking offers have already come in.

Link: https://www.yahoo.com/news/heartbroken-virginia-man-holds-giveaway-contest-ring-022711743.html

Scientists Develop Eye-Drops That Could Repair Eye Damage, Make Glasses Unnecessary

Scientists at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, in Tel Aviv, Israel, claim to have created some truly revolutionary eye-drops that can heal damaged corneas and improve vision.

Described as “a new concept for correcting refractory problems”, the nanodrops developed by ophthalmologist Dr. David Smadja and a team of scientists from Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University has so far been tested on pigs with damaged corneas. During a recent presentation, Smadja said that the eye-drops repaired the pigs’ corneas, producing improvements in both short-sightedness and long-sightedness.

Clinical testing on humans is scheduled to begin later this year, and researchers in charge of the project are confident that the nanoparticle solution could eliminate the need for eyeglasses. Dr. Smadja says that the nanodrops could not only revolutionize the ophthalmological and optometry treatments of patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and other refractory conditions, but also replace multifocal lenses, allowing people to see objects from various distances.

It’s not clear how many of these nanodrops would be required to repair the cornea to the point where eyeglasses are no longer required, or, most importantly, how much the treatment would cost. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see how the clinical trials on humans turn out.

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/scientists-develop-eye-drops-that-could-repair-eye-damage-make-glasses-unnecessary

Americans Are a Bunch Of Drunk Shoppers

There are a lot of embarrassing things folks can do while drunk, but it turns out one major thing a lot of people are guilty of isn’t necessarily embarrassing, but it's pretty costly. A new report by Finder.com reveals that 48% of Americans admit they shop while drunk, and it’s having a huge impact on their bank accounts.

The survey finds that overall Americans spent about $30.43-billion on drunk purchases last year, which comes out to about $448 per person, which is twice as much as the year before! And believe it or not, men do more of the drunk shopping, spending $564, while women spend only about $282.

When it comes to age, Gen Xers spend the most drunk shopping, about $737.87, which is three times more than Millennials, who spend $206.11. But even though Gen Xers spend more, Millennials are more likely to actually drunk shop, with 61.07% Millennials admitting to drunk shopping, as compared to 51.17% Gen Xers.

So where is all this money going to? Well, about 61% of people drunkenly spend their dough on food, while a little more than 25% drunk buy shoes and clothes and just under 25% waste their money drunk gambling.

Source: Finder.com

Chinese Women Are Being Told To Settle When It Comes To Love

China’s one-child policy ended in 2015 (well sort of, under the new plan, families can have two children if one parent, rather than both parents, was an only child), and now experts are saying that in the next few decades there will be 30-million more men than women.

Because of the huge gender gap, there’s fear these men will be “lonely bachelors” and women are being urged to lower their standards. It's part of an effort to increase the birth rate in China and balance the genders. The “Sichuan Daily” newspaper feels marriage is really just about tolerating one another anyway.

“Marriage is a process of tolerating each other and it’s impossible that everything goes your way,” said the newspaper. “Change your attitude, return to the reality. Maybe there’ll be some imperfection, but your life will be full for it.” Women are blamed for “being too fussy” about choosing a mate and have “idealized love.” They’re not settling for a “less okay person.”

  • China has even seen a decline in marriages by 6.7% in 2016. The number of births has fallen by 630,000 in 2017. So what can be done about all of these bachelors? The Youth League is holding matchmaking events and one province has even started a project to subsidize wedding costs.

Source: The Sun



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