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Police: 2 Men on Motorcycle With Stolen Fish Tank Arrested
Police in Ohio say two men on a motorcycle, with the passenger holding a large, boxed fish tank, have been arrested after an officer passed them while responding to a pet store's report of a stolen aquarium.
The Niles police Facebook page says the passenger jumped off, breaking the aquarium, when the officer turned to follow the motorcycle Monday.
Another officer found the bike at another location and a "nervous-looking" man pruning a tree with his bare hands behind a home. He was identified as the bike's operator.
Niles Municipal Court officials say 52-year-old Mitchell Adkins and 46-year-old Christopher Binion have pleaded not guilty to theft charges. Binion also pleaded not guilty to traffic charges.
Peeing In the Shower Is Actually Kind Of Good for You, So Stop Worrying About It
We’ve all been there before: you’re in the shower, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you have the urge to pee. For a brief moment, you might think, “No, I can’t! It’s too gross! My feet are touching my pee!” But the thought quickly leaves your mind, and you end up peeing in the shower.
Then the next day, you do it again. And again. And again.
You might think you’re gross for peeing in the shower, but you’re far from alone: according to an (admittedly not that scientific) survey from Angie’s List, nearly 80% of people have admitted to doing so at one point or another.
But is peeing in the shower hygienic — or, for that matter, is it actually OK for you? We asked the experts to weigh in.
It's (fairly) hygienic.
Let's start out by talking about what's actually in your urine. “Urine is basically filtered waste from your bloodstream. It is composed of water, electrolytes, and urea,” says Jamin Brahmbhatt, MD, a urologist at Orlando Health.
Contrary to popular belief, urine is not actually sterile: even if you're healthy, your urine likely contains low levels of bacteria. But because there's a constant stream of running water to wash your urine down the drain, “urinating in the shower would not present any significant hygiene risks," explains Robert Glatter, MD, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Northwell Health and attending emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital.
It's environmentally friendly.
You know that old saying, "If it's yellow, let it mellow"? Well, it's true: older toilets can use between 5 and 7 gallons of water per flush, according to the environmental nonprofit GRACE Communications Foundation's Water Footprint Calculator. So peeing in the shower saves you a flush, which is actually a decent way to cut down on your household's water use.
It can help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
Doing regular Kegel exercises, or contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles, has been proven to "strengthen muscles and improve blood flow to the area, which is thought to help sexual function,” thus improving the quality of your orgasms and helping you last longer in bed, says Brahmbhatt.
Additionally, he says, doing Kegels in the shower "can help men improve urinary control, especially if they have had prostate surgery or nerve damage that has led to a disconnection between the bladder, prostate, and surrounding muscles."
Granted, you don't have to be in the shower to do Kegels. But if you want to get started, try stopping and starting your stream for five minutes, two to three times a day. Then "repeat contracting those muscles 10 times. Slowly contract and release,” Brahmbhatt says.
Some people think it could be good for athlete's foot.
There's an old wives' tale that peeing in the shower is a good way to prevent or treat athlete’s foot, a.k.a. foot fungus. It's important to note that “there is no published evidence that urinating in the shower may help to prevent foot fungus or is a prescribed therapy to treat foot fungus,” Glatter says.
That said, urea, the nitrogenous compound found in your urine, is also present in some anti-fungal creams. It's used to soften the skin to allow the active anti-fungal agent to better penetrate the affected area, explains Glatter.
North Carolina Farm Needs People to Cuddle With Baby Goats
A small farm in North Carolina is now in need of people to cuddle with their baby goats.
Hux Family Farm a unique business model of raising therapeutic goats for goat meditation and goat yoga.
Most farm-raised goats are separated from their mothers at birth and raised to be used for milk and meat, but the kids at Hux are nurtured alongside their mothers and socialized with humans, creating a truly intimate bond.
As the farm continues to grow, they’re in ever increasing need of more people to spend time interacting with and cuddling the farm’s baby goats – forming positive relationships with humans and creating a bond that will last a lifetime.
Hux Family Farm is located in Durham, North Carolina, you can e-mail info@HuxFamilyFarm.com or visit HuxFamilyFarm.com for more information.
Ghosting In The Workplace
Watch out folks – ghosting has exited the dating sphere. You can now be ghosted in many aspects of your life…including the workplace. It seems more millennials are finding themselves ghosting or being ghosted bytheir employers. And if you ask us, it’s really not cute.
Various companies have reported that anywhere from 20-50% of job applicants are no-shows when it comes to the actual interview! And that’s not the only way we’re ghosting in the workplace. There are people accepting job offers and not showing up for the first day! There are even people ghosting existing positions by simply not showing up anymore. It’s craziness!
Let’s change the statistic so that companies don’t feel weird about hiring millennials, shall we? Go ahead and ghost your crappy and disrespectful dates, but it’s unprofessional to ghost in the workplace!
There’s One Lucky Mega Millions Winner - A winning Mega Millions ticket has been sold in northern California.
California Lottery says the lucky ticket in last night's Mega Millions drawing was sold at a liquor store in San Jose. The jackpot was up to 522-million-dollars, which was the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.
If the lucky winner takes home the lump sum payment, they'll walk away with over 300-million-dollars. Source: CBS News