Hannah's Headlines- 4/26/2018

Subway To Close 500 Stores

Subway is shuttering hundreds of sandwich shops across the country. The fast food chain has confirmed they expect to close about 500 stores in North America this year.

Thing is? Subway is also planning to open over a thousand locations around the world. CNN reports that the company believes that in the coming years it will have a smaller, but more profitable footprint in the U.S.

Subway is one of the largest restaurant chains in the world with over 44-thousand locations.

Source: CNN Money

Airline Wants To Put Your Face On The Side Of Their Plane

A South African airline is looking to put your face on one of their planes. Kulula airways is holding a contest looking for six faces to stretch across six of their Boeing 737s. The faces will last on the side of their planes for a minimum of one week and each winner will receive two round-trip tickets to see their face on the plane from the sky. 

To enter is simple. Just head to their website, sign up for their newsletter and upload your best “plane face.” Winners will be chosen “based on the funniest, silliest, and wackiest faces submitted.” Once you’ve entered you’ll even be able to see what your face would look like on one of their planes via a simulation video.

  • Don’t worry if your face isn’t chosen because there is a consolation prize. Kulula will choose five entries at random for a free round-trip ticket. The airline flies to South African destinations including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius and Kenya. If you’re 18 or older enter by April 30th.

Source: Kulula


Scientists Are Working On "Modern Day Noah's Ark"

A group of scientists at the Earth BioGenome Project say they’re working on a project to store the DNA of every single living thing on the planet. The project requires them to collect genetic material from 1.5-million plants, animals and fungi found on Earth. Some are likening it to a modern day "Noah’s Ark."

Scientists say by collecting this data into one place, it could “revolutionize our understanding of evolution.” Basically what they plan to do is collect genomes from all living things and store it. Genomes are made up of DNA and contain the instructions for making the species. Scientists will work to put the DNA of each living thing in sequence. By doing so they can store the entire makeup of the species.

So far, they only have zero-point-two percent of the 1.5-million species’ genomes collected and sequenced. The research is estimated to cost around $4.7-billion and will last at least a decade. Not only that, but the information will take up 200-petabytes of digital storage - or the equivalent of downloading 625-million hour-long TV shows. Scientists on the project say by doing all of this it will give “insight into the history and diversity of life and help us better understand how to conserve it.”

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Study Says This Is The Happiest Stage Of A Marriage

Relationships have lots of ups and downs, but new research shows things tend to settle down after a while. According to a new study, happiness fluctuates and may even decline during the first 20 years of marriage, but after that point, it’s a walk in the park.

Researchers analyzed long-term trends related to marital happiness, shared activities, and conflict between couples. They found that during the first 20 years of a marriage, happiness gradually decreased over time, but stabilized around the 20th year. They saw that couples tend to do fewer activities together during the first two decades, but started doing more things together after 20 years of being married.

And maybe the best part of the research: disagreements steadily declined over time. So couples that can make it past 20 years can look forward to fighting less. Of course, not all relationships are built to last, but researchers found the couples who stay together are happy in the long run.

"Our results suggest that marriages that remain together show little evidence of deterioration in relationship quality over the marital life course," researchers Paul R. Amato and Spencer L. James write. So stick it out through the tough times to be happy together in the end.

Source: MyDomaine

Teeth Jewelry Is A Thing Now

Most of us want a nice white smile, and some are willing to spend a lot of time and money to bleach their teeth to get it. But now there’s a new way to make your smile more dazzling, but it uses bling instead of whitener. Teeth jewelry has been seen on the famous smiles of Katy Perry and Hailey Baldwin, and now it’s making its way to the rest of us.

Celebrity dentist Dr. Anjali Rajpal, who works on Perry and other stars, has been adding the gems to teeth of celebs who want a sparkly smile and she says this trend is a new take on the grills stars used to go for. Rajpal says the grills are hard to take out, eat, and talk with them in, so now famous folks are getting diamonds glued on their teeth instead and those can stay there all the time.

The dentist to the stars says there’s no damage to the tooth structure, so it’s easy for her to trade out jewelry by polishing the gem off and putting on a different one. She says she hopes this “cool new trend” will catch on, adding, “We put jewelry on our necks, noses and ears, and your teeth are pearls already, so it’s nice to jewel them out.”

Source: Fox News

Beer + Yoga = “Broga”

Nowadays you can combine beer with just about anything for a good time, but what about with yoga? A restaurant in a Port Melbourne, Australia hotel is now offering free “broga” classes. The male only class at The Hack Hotel combines beer and yoga- broga- to promote mens’ physical and mental health.

Instructor Nim Rotenburg says adding a few brews to your workout “may help men loosen up for poses.” Jokes aside, The Hack is actually putting on these classes for a good reason. They want to promote not only physical health, but mental health. According to reports, one in eight men in Australia will experience depression. Reportedly in the country six out of every eight suicides are also committed by men. The broga class serves as an outlet for them to come together, have a beer and destress.

The Hack owner Chris Nicolls thinks it’s a great way for men to “make a connection and try something new.” The class seeks to bring men together to get physically fit and have a chat with one another, which they say is good for mental health. Though classes are free, men are encouraged to donate to the mental health organization, Beyond Blue.

Source: Nine News



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