Dry Cleaner Mistakenly — Or Not — Turns Man’s Name Into an Insult
Just about all of us have someone mangle either the spelling or pronunciation of our names — but if someone turns your name into an insult and then pleads innocence, how likely would you be to believe them?
Can We Learn Even When We’re Asleep?
All-night cram sessions are commonplace for students. But even though we know being sleep-deprived could be counter-productive, it seems learning doesn’t have to stop just because we nod off.
Why Are People Buying So Many Lottery Tickets These Days? — Dollars and Sense
The economic downturn has been rough on a lot of businesses, but it’s been a boon for state lotteries. Seems people who only have a few dollars to spare aren’t putting them away for a rainy day — they’re trying to parlay them into big bucks.
How Much Daily Exercise Is Required for Weight Loss? Probably Less Than You Think
Many people say they don’t work out because they simply don’t have the time. If you’re one of them, your favorite excuse may have just fallen by the wayside — a new study shows just 30 minutes of daily activity is enough for weight loss.
How Many Website Usernames and Passwords Do You Have?
Household chores may be among the most-hated tasks, but the digital era has introduced a whole new layer of annoyance to our lives: website usernames and passwords.
What Did Donald Trump Say That Has Doctors Calling His Comments ‘Shameful?’
Over the years, Donald Trump has claimed to be an authority on business and politics. Now? He thinks he’s a medical expert, too — and actual doctors are not amused.
Contaminated Ink May Make Getting a Tattoo a Real Danger
Tattoo aficionados know they should only frequent parlors where things are clean and the artist uses sterile tools. But dangers may lurk elsewhere — new studies show the ink itself could be contaminated.
This Day in History for August 22 – Red Cross Is Founded and More
565 – St. Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland (More info) 1848 – The United States annexes New Mexico (More info)
This Day in History for August 21 – Hawaii Becomes a State and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves in a rebellion (More info) 1858 – The famous debates between Sen. Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln begin (More info)
What Makes Some College Kids Drink So Much?
Binge drinking is a real problem on many college campuses, and new research could reveal why: students who chug-a-lug enjoy a higher social status among their peers.
What’s the Biggest Way to Waste Time at Work?
Telecommuters may have some creative ways to while away the day, but at least they’re not shooting the breeze with colleagues — something a new survey finds is the biggest time-waster at work.
What Are the World’s Most Livable Cities?
The US has some beautiful places, but if you want to root yourself in the world’s most livable city, you’ll need to head Down Under because Melbourne, Australia has again been ranked at the top of the list.