Hannah's Headlines- 1/14/2019


Utah Teen Attempts 'Bird Box Challenge,' Crashes Car While Eyes Are Covered

A Utah teenager may face a reckless driving charge after trying to complete the "Bird Box" challenge on the highway.

On Monday at approximately 4:50 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was driving on Layton Parkway near Interstate 15, according to Lt. Travis Lyman with the Layton Police Department.

The teen and a 16-year-old passenger decided to try the "Bird Box" Challenge, when participants blindfold themselves and see if they can do everyday tasks.

The driver pulled a beanie over her eyes and kept driving, Lyman said.

Shortly after, the teen overcorrected and skidded into the eastbound lanes.

She hit another car, a light pole and a sound wall, Lyman said.

No one was injured in the crash.

Police are screening a reckless driving charge with the City Attorney's office.


Who in Your Relationship Has A Higher Threshold For Pain?

Women can handle pain better than men, a new study suggests. And it all comes down to how the sexes remember their past agony differently. Scientists in Canada were stunned to discover men and women don’t recall past pain in the same way. Their “surprise” findings show while women forget, men don’t. And so when it comes to facing the same pain again, men are more “stressed and hypersensitive” to that pain than women.

  • Do you think this study rings true in your relationship?
  • Ladies, do you think your guy is a much bigger wuss than you?


Walmart Bans Woman Who Drove Cart And Drank Wine From Pringle Can

Police in Texas received a strange call on Friday that involved a woman drinking wine in the parking lot of a Walmart.

According to reports, employees at the store in Wichita Falls had asked officers to ban a woman who they say had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours as she rode around on an electric cart. Those carts are reserved for people with physical limitations.

The unidentified woman was first spotted around 6:30am Friday and workers finally called the cops on her around 9am. The police had later found the woman in a nearby restaurant and told her she was banned from Walmart.

Source: Fox News

Falling In Love Actually Changes Women’s Bodies

They say falling in love is powerful and it turns out, it impacts us not just psychologically, but physically too. And it has such an impact that it can literally cause genetic changes in a woman’s body. A new study from UCLA reveals falling head over heels for someone can cause females in particular to produce a specific kind of protein.

To find out about the impact of romantic love on human genome function, scientists at UCLA took blood samples from 47 young women as they started new relationships over the course of two years. They found that when the women were falling in love, their bodies were producing interferon, a protein that typically helps fight viruses. And on the flip side, when the flame starts to die out, their interferon levels drop off.

“Falling in love is one of the most psychologically potent experiences in human life”, the researchers explain. Men weren’t included in this research, but now that they know this about women, scientists plan to study whether a similar pattern happens with guys who are newly in love.

Source: Independent

Science Says Seeing Clutter Changes Your Brain

If you’ve been binge watching the Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” like the rest of us, you’re probably at least thinking about trying to clear the clutter from your home. Unless you’re a minimalist, you probably have a bunch of disorganized stuff in your space but living in that clutter can be stressful for your brain. So if you need a little motivation to clear the clutter in your place, check out these effects it has on your brain.

  • You're overloaded by stimuli - When there’s a lot of stuff in the area you can see, it causes our senses to work overtime on stuff that isn’t necessary or important, psychologist Sherri Bourg So basically, too much clutter overwhelms the brain.
  • Your stress levels skyrocket - There’s a link between living in clutter and higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. A study found that for heterosexual couples who live in cluttered spaces, women tend to have higher cortisol levels than normal and so did the men who did the housework.
  • You have a lot of competing agendas - Sorting clutter can pull your brain in a bunch of different directions at once and that can be bad for cognitive functioning because it’s hard for the brain to sort out whether to tidy this first or put that away. So the clutter makes decision making tougher.
  • Your attachment to your possessions can be overwhelming - We hold onto our stuff because we have memories, love, and our hopes for the future invested in them, but it turns out, too much of that “possessive love” can be bad for the brain. According to one study, personal attachment to objects can make us feel more “at home” in a space, but too many of them can do the opposite. Clutter was found to make folks feel negatively about their space, like they’re drowning in a sea of stuff. Sound familiar?
  • Your judgment becomes less reliable - Another study found that our brains work differently when we try to make judgments in cluttered spaces, we tend to make the wrong call and are less confident in our choice than we should be.
  • You become more impulsive - Messy surroundings could lead you to do more Internet shopping than you planned. A study found that people sitting in cluttered rooms were more likely to say 'yes' to purchasing things impulsively than folks seated in tidy spaces.

Source: Bustle



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