Lifestyle Information Service

Lifestyle Information Service

Issue #6305, 05/30/17

Editor: David Hirsch

 

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR

Cheating happens … a lot. In fact, research has shown that as many as 60 percent of men and almost 50 percent of women will cheat at some point in their marriages. On that uplifting note, new research from an extra-marital dating site has found that 62 percent of cheating women have fantasized about sleeping with someone who is super close to home. No, not your brother — or your best friend. Guess again. That’s right, guys: we’re talking about your neighbor. And the survey found that women actually act on these feelings, with 31 percent of women admitting to having had an affair with whoever lives next door. Most of this naughty neighbor behavior is a one-night fling, but not always: 14 percent of the affairs lasted several weeks and six percent continued on for more than a year.

Source: Playboy magazine, 5/29/17

 

TUESDAY’S A GOOD DAY

Welcome back from your three-day weekend. While you might be mourning the loss of free time, Tuesday isn’t all that bad. Researchers found that after a short vacation the most productive day of the week is Tuesday between 10 a.m. to noon.

Source: RobertHalf.com, 5/29/17

 

I DON’T LIKE MY BODY

Ladies, do you like your body? If you said yes, you’re in a small minority. A new survey finds that just 14 percent of women are satisfied with the way their body looks. And 80 percent of women hate the number on the scale with 57 percent thinking about it “constantly.”

Source: Self magazine, 5/29/17

 

HAPPY SONG
Another example of the power of music: Listening to just one song that lifts you up triggers memories of happy events from your past, making you more upbeat.

Source: McGill University

 

PORN SEARCH

What are the most popular porn search terms? A new analysis from a leading porn site finds that “lesbian” comes out on top, followed by “MILF”, “amateur” and “teen (18+)”.

Source: PornHub.com, 5/29/17

 

 GLOBAL WARMING SLEEP

People are losing sleep over global warming – literally. Researchers found that when local temperatures get unusually high people don’t sleep as well as they usually do. And if climate trends continue, we can expect to have more frequent heat waves that also last longer.

Source: Science Advances, a research journal

 

OLD DOGS NEW TRICKS
Old dogs can learn new tricks. Contrary to popular belief, older dogs actually can learn new skills – even better than young pups can. Austrian researchers discovered that aging dogs’ life experience and developed brains help them learn fast and improve their long-term memory, making them far smarter than they’re given credit for.

Source Woman’s World magazine, 5/29/17

 

SIBLING MYTH
It may seem as if older kids “teach” their younger sibling to misbehave – but a new study reveals that it isn’t true. Just the opposite: When researchers looked at hundreds of siblings, they discovered that when one sibling regularly acted out, their brother or sister was actually more likely to be well-behaved. The reason? They watch their siblings and learn what not to do.

Source: Child Development, a research journal

 

MARGARITA SUNBURN

Be careful this summer when you’re drinking margaritas outside. You might have more than a hangover to worry about: Getting lime juice on your hands while you’re exposed to the sun can result in a severe burn called phytophotodermatitis, which can result in a painful rash, irritation, blisters, and even second-degree burns.

Source: Men’s Health magazine, 5/29/17

 

MOST ATTRACTIVE AGE

Women are most attractive to men at about 23. And men’s attractiveness to women seems to get better with age. Researchers found that men find women in their early 20s most attractive. Even as the men got older, their preference for 20-something women seems to stay the same. Women in their 20s, on the other hand, tend to like slightly older men (a year or two older than they were) and women in their 30s tend to like men a few years younger than them.

Source: Money magazine, 5/29/17

 

FUNNY BRAIN BOOSTER
Here’s an easy way to boost your brainpower: Watch your favorite comedy. Stanford research reveals that jokes engage most of the major regions of your brain and the more your brain is engaged the better you’re able to process information.

Source: Woman’s World magazine, 6/5/17

 

FIRST BRA
The modern bra was created in 1913 when a New York socialite and her French maid pinned together two handkerchiefs and attached ribbons for straps.
Source: Glamour magazine, 6/17

 

MIX ‘EM UP

How’s this for some delicious health news? Researchers found that drinking chocolate mixed into coffee seems to take the anxiety-producing edge off the caffeine while supplementing its attention-enhancing powers.

Source: BMC Nutrition, a medical research journal

 

THE 9-ENDERS

People are most likely to make big decisions when their age ends in a 9.

There really is something scary about approaching a round-numbered birthday. Researchers looking at people who were 29, 39, 49, or 59 found that they were more likely to make a big life change — good or bad. They found that these “9-enders” were over-represented in groups of people seeking to have an affair, people killing themselves, and people running a marathon for the first time.

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a research journal

 

MOST-TRUSTED BRANDS
What are the most-trusted brands in America? For mobile phones, it’s Apple. The most trusted bank is Bank of America. When it comes to soup it’s Campbell’s. The most-trusted credit card is Visa. Walmart is the most-trusted retail store. And Yoplait is the yogurt brand we put the most trust in.

Source: Reader’s Digest magazine, 6/17

 

BRAIN HEALTH

Here are six ways to keep your brain healthy: Exercise regularly. Learn new things. Stay socially connected. Get enough sleep. Meditate. And make sure to eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Source: Prevention magazine, 6/17

 

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