If Animals Could Talk

DogsDon’t you wish your pet could talk to you? Well, that’s an invitation to flirt with disaster if you’ve got a cat. They’re not going to sugar-coat anything for the sake of politeness or protecting your fragile ego. On the flip-side, if you’ve got a Labrador, you could be cooking meth in the garage and your four-legged friend thinks you’re the reason the sun rises and sets.

Looking beyond the crazy daydreams,  researchers think they could use artificial intelligence to translate barks, growls, and howls of dogs into a language we understand. Be careful for what you wish. Many of us can’t handle the truth of what our trusted domesticated animals may think. Other people may need to hear it.

Not too long ago, I heard about an app that can explain why a baby is crying: diaper change, food, sleep, etc. So it’s not far-fetched that something like this can be developed for an animal. A full life does not encompass an app for chatting with dogs and understanding babies but it certainly does help facilitate communication. Can’t we all use a leg-up in that department?

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Make a List to Fall Asleep Faster

SleepListsEvery morning, the first thing I think about before I get out of bed is do I feel well rested? The ‘well rested’ quota is said to be about 7-hours of shut-eye. Lucky for me and all those asking the same question, TIME has done us a solid and made an easy, free suggestion for us to get to sleep faster.

The prerequisite here is to know what time to get to bed, subtract 7ish hours, and keep your ‘to do’ list as the last thing of the night. Here’s why: Experimental Psychology found that writing-down the things you’ll need to do the next day tends to put us in a mindset for sleep. Perhaps it’s a mental trick to let you prepare for a full day ahead recharge those batteries.

The psychology of list makers isn’t a bad thing. In fact, list-makers are said to be the type of people you can count on to get it done. How many heads of household do you know that make lists?  List makers are the ‘can do’ members of society. You want them on your team. According to Freud, if we forget, it’s because we don’t want to remember.  Our mind is amazing in every way.

Discipline to get things done, whether we want to do them or need to get them done, is a horse of a different color. Color your world with a well-rested brain. The next day will be fueled with  focus, determination, and you’ll be more satisfied with your results.

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Stun Your Lobster Before Boiling It!

LobsterAlthough succulent lobster is a well-received dish among seafood lovers, it’s causing quite a ruckus in the eyes of humanitarians in how these poor little bug-eyed creatures of the sea floor are cooked. 

Switzerland has banned the practice of boiling lobsters alive. These folks swear there’s no screaming. Here’s a detailed explanation why lobsters being boiled don’t scream. Nevertheless, Swiss officials have said  you can boil the lobsters but put them down humanely before dropping their bodies into a boiling pot of water. Humane killing includes electric shock to the brain and mechanical destruction of the brain. Really!?

Will there be an economic impact to the lobster industry for this clemency? Maybe. Does Switzerland care about the sickening means by which  chickens, cattle and pigs are prepared for consumption? This is how we do it in the US. Is this how the Swiss prepare their meat for slaughter or do they do it more humanely in landlocked countries?

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Good News Friday!

FridayLet’s end the week on a good note, shall we? Looking at this weeks headlines, there are a couple of stories that may put a spring in your step if you like tequila or you want tighter skin. Number one headline for happy is “Tequila is Good for Your Health.” Um okay. It is made from the blue agave plant, which is known for its natural sweetening powers on the low-glycemic side. What else?  Scientists say that tequila has compounds that stimulate bone-growth. So when grandma starts showing signs of osteoporosis – you know what to get her The other bit of good news is the easy, non-surgical way to tighten the skin around your face. Facial expression exercises can help lessen the effects of wrinkles. Thank you for the free enlightenment, Northwestern University.  Of course if you’re not up for the investment of time every other day – you can always dab on some Wunder Lift cream and nobody will be the wiser. Enjoy your weekend, folks!

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The Mystique of Your Partner’s Body Odor

PartnerI fall for this click bait every time! Here’s a study that tells us about the surprising effects smelling your partner’s body odor can have over you. Ladies, brace yourself. It turns-out his smell is actually calming to you. Let me explain a little more about how this works. It’s not the smell of his bod after he returns from the gym with a pungent odor that should be curbside with the trash. It’s the smell that lingers on his t-shirt, his natural scent. So picture how you feel after a satisfying, intimate sexual encounter with your mate. You feel nice and relaxed, hopefully. So that explains a little bit about how this voodoo works.  A study found that after smelling the t-shirts of 3-different men, only 1 of them belonging to her rightful partner, the stress hormone cortisol, dropped when women smelled their partners t-shirt. It rose when they smelled the other 2-shirt that were not their partner. This isn’t just a ladies rule, only. The very same reaction applied for men when they smelled their partners t-shirt. See? The rule of pheromones holds true for the survival of relaxation for enhanced quality of life. If he or she is going away for a stint, keep their worn clothes nearby for the decompressing effects it provides you. It’s not creepy, says the study. It’s proven science.

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Craving Sugar? Sleep It Off!

SugarCravingsOne of the easiest ways to quell craving sugar is to get more sleep. That is so much easier said than done, says everybody. But according to well-researched studies, people between the ages of 14 to over 65 need approximately 8-hours of sleep per night. Barely 1/3 of US adults meet the minimum sleep requirements for good health.  So when we overwork our tired bodies, we crave more fuel to keep the machine working. The most quick means of fuel is sugar. See where this sugar craving problem comes into play? So yes, a study has indicated that the most effective way to shut-off our sweet tooth is to hit the hey, count sheep, or in other words call it a night. Here’s a list you may love to hate or embrace with open-arms to foster a wonderful night’s sleep.Sweet dreams!

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#CoffeeEnemas Must Work for Some People

CoffeeEnemaWhen in doubt – flush it out, right Gwyneth? So Goop, her modern lifestyle site is promoting a DIY-style coffee enema. For those of you not in the know, a coffee enema is designed to ease constipation, help your body rid itself of toxins built-up in the liver, and aid in healing. Some people with cancer have found that it helped their recovery and this is why it may still be touted by many to this day. A coffee enema stimulates the body to produce its high-octane antioxidant named glutathione. The foundation upon which Goop touted the benefits of coffee enema is real but modern day medial wisdom cannot support it so they poo-poo it (very intentional pun).  Nowadays, enemas are still used to prepare a patient for a procedure like a colonoscopy. For argument sake, the colon is the last place junk is stored before it leaves the body. Our nutritional content nowadays is grossly devoid of fiber and organic nutrients that facilitate the passing of ‘junk’ out of the temple. A coffee enema may be exactly what your body needs to shake the toxins out. I’m not mad at Gwyneth for promoting the DIY coffee enema. If done under safe conditions, it can replenish energy, mood, and pH in the system – why not? There’s a video explaining how to use this Gerson’s Kit , which includes an eBook. If you’re going to try it it without the guidance of a professional, arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible.

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#UnitedAirlines in the News Again!

UnitedI was wondering if things were still popping with United Airlines. Lo and behold! United Airlines is in the headlines again. This time, United comes-out smelling like roses. The culprit here is a man who took it upon himself to smear feces all over the bathrooms. This wasn’t just a domestic flight from Chicago to a nearby city. It was an International flight from Chicago to Hong Kong. Needless to say, it had to make an emergency landing in Alaska. There are clinical reasons for this behavior although it’s possibly intertwined with psychological issues. United Airlines took the higher road. After landing in Alaska, airport security escorted the man to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The plane remained grounded for overnight maintenance. Let’s hope that’s code for ‘it’s being decommissioned. The passengers were put up in a hotel until they could continue their journey to Hong Kong the next day.  Rather than hypothesize what caused the man to behave in such a fashion, it’s most important that whatever provoked this event is discovered before something like this (or worse) happens again.

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Here are the Winning #Diets for #2018

WeightLossNow that we’re a few days into 2018 – those who resolved to lose weight and get it tight this year are planning their strategies. Outside of the weight loss leader, Weight Watchers, we’re taking a look at the DIY plans. For your convenience, here’s a break-down of the only 2 diets in 2018 that work for weight loss. The qualifications of worth diets include those that are well-balanced with real food and have flexible guidelines. That last part is code for sustainable. The winners are the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. Of course the Mediterranean diet won a prize. It’s grown in popularity with every day its in the limelight. And considering it’s a diet comprised of natural foods and healthy fats – you really can’t go wrong with it. If you like fresh foods, vegetables, fish,and a touch of olive oil, the Mediterranean diet may be your spirit animal.  The other diet of honorable mention for 2018 is the DASH diet. Although this little acronym isn’t appealing, the DASH diet for beginners may turn you on to it. A diet is supposed to help you lose weight and nestle into a healthy life. But the included benefits of the DASH diet include lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and likely will help control any blood sugar swings you may experience. So at the end of the day, the 2018 recommendations of these two diet will help you get off on the right now and go the extra mile. May be weight loss, living health force be with you.

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#Chocolate #Shortage is a Real Threat, People!

CacoSound the alarm! If you’re a chocolate lover this is going to be the worst news you’ve heard in a while. The plant that births the beauty of chocolate, the caco plant, may not live to see the year 2050. Blame it on global warming. As 2017 reminded us, the climate nightmare doesn’t need an El Nino to have drastic effects.  It’s the warmer temperatures and drier climate that is assaulting the caco crop. Never fear, scientists are trying to create a caco plant that will prevail despite hotter, arid climates. Thanks to CRISPR, we may have super-strength caco plants. For all chocolate lovers in your life, do them a solid and gift them a simple little cacao plant before the other shoe drops and their chocolate supply kicks the bucket. Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Give a man a caco plant, and that’s  a lifelong friend with the main ingredient to chocolate.

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