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Science Proves Women Hold Grudges and Stay Angry Longer Than Men
Next time you’re in an argument with your wife, make sure to bring this up. I’m sure she’ll love it. A new study just proved women HOLD GRUDGES and stay angry longer than men. Researchers at Harvard studied videos of sports like tennis and boxing from 44 different countries to see how men and women interacted with their opponents after a match. And they found the men were MUCH friendlier with each other afterwards. And they were much more likely to have, quote, “peaceful” contact like a handshake or a hug. The researchers say there’s an evolutionary reason why men are quicker at forgiving than women. Men originally had to work together to hunt or defend their tribe . . . while the women just took care of and defended their OWN family. So men had to get over fights quicker to survive . . . and women had to hold grudges longer and be less trusting, also to survive.
A Guy Lost His Prosthetic Leg, and Two Guys Found It in a Beaver Dam
Do you wonder if posting a Missed Connection ad on Craigslist ever works? We’re not sure. But we know Craigslist DID just work for one dude searching for something dear to him that he lost. Two guys named Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin were riding a canoe down a creek in Wabeno, Wisconsin last week when they saw a LEG sticking out of a BEAVER DAM.
They paddled over to check it out, realized it was a prosthetic leg, and took it home. And they decided to check Craigslist on the off chance that someone had posted about it. Believe it or not . . . someone HAD. The leg belonged to a 49-year-old guy named Mark Warner who’d lost it on a fishing trip three weeks earlier when his boat tipped over. And one of his friends told him to post on Craigslist, just in case someone found it. Elliot and Jason contacted him, and they met up with Mark to give him his leg back on Friday. He gave them a $50 reward.
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Will Co-Host a New Cooking Show
MARTHA STEWART and SNOOP DOGG are co-hosting an upcoming VH1 cooking show called “Martha and Snoop’s Dinner Party”. They’ll invite their celebrity friends over for a, quote, “half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, and conversation, where nothing is off limits.” If NOTHING is off limits, that could include marijuana . . . especially since they use the pun “half-baked.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that. At least in SOME states.
The show will premiere sometime this fall. There’s no word what celebrities might make guest appearances, but since Martha and Snoop don’t exactly run in the same circles, it could be an eclectic group.
Speaking of odd pairings, Martha and Snoop DO know each other pretty well. They’ve teamed up on “100,000 Pyramid”, and they both did Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber roast. He also appeared on her show a few times . . . cooking things like mashed potatoes and Christmas brownies. And they had great chemistry together. Snoop says, quote, “My homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We’re gonna be cooking, drinking, and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can’t wait for you to see how we roll together!”
Four Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Life
The “mindful meditation” trend has taken off recently, but most people still don’t really understand what mindfulness means. Basically, it’s about being more aware of how you feel and act in the moment, so you don’t just react without thinking.And you don’t have to sit on the floor with your legs crossed to do it. Just focusing on your breathing for a few seconds can help you relax. Or there are apps like one called Headspace to get you started. Here are four benefits of mindfulness that are all backed by science . . .
1. It helps you focus and think differently. Studies have found it lengthens your attention span and improves cognitive flexibility. Meaning it’s easier for you to think outside the box.
2. It can help your relationship. Couples who practice mindfulness tend to communicate better, get in fewer fights, and have a healthier relationship in general.
3. It can affect your health. It’s been shown to lower blood pressure, help with chronic pain, and even boost your immune system. And it can also improve mental health.
4. It makes stressful things less stressful. That’s because it helps you focus on the present instead of stressing out about stuff that happened in the past, or MIGHT happen in the future. And it’s also been shown to make you less critical of yourself when you mess something up. (Inc.com)
Dog People Have More Friends Than Cat People, But Watch Less Hip TV Shows
A new study looked at dog people and cat people on Facebook to find the biggest differences between them. And . . . they mainly just confirmed some stereotypes. Here are the four big things they found . . .
1. Dog people seem more excitable and emotional . . . and cat people seem moodier and a little smug.The words that dog people are much more likely to use include “excited,” “proud,” “blessed,” and “fabulous.” Cat people’s top words are “tired,” “amused,” “annoyed,” “happy,” and “sad.”
2. Cat people watch hipper TV shows. They’re more likely to watch anime, “Doctor Who”, and shows on Cartoon Network. Dog people are more likely to watch “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Duck Dynasty”.
3. Dog people have an average of 26 more Facebook friends, but cat people get invited to more events.
4. And finally, cat people are more likely to be single than dog people, 30% to 24%.
The U.S. Leads with 19 Medals at the End of Day 3 of the Rio Olympics
The United States picked up seven more medals at the Olympics yesterday, including two golds. And we’re still in the lead with 19 medals so far. China is next with 13, and we’re tied with them for the gold medal lead with five each.
Here are the standings going into day four . . .
- The United Statesleads with 19 medals . . . 5 gold, 7 silver, and 7 bronze.
- Chinawith 13 medals . . . 5 gold, 3 silver, and 5 bronze.
- Japanwith 10 medals . . . 3 gold and 7 bronze.
- Russiawith 10 medals . . . 2 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze.
- Italywith 9 medals . . . 3 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze.
Both gold medals we picked up yesterday were in swimming: Ryan Murphy won gold in the 100-meter backstroke, and set a new Olympic record . . . and Lilly King won gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, and ALSO set an Olympic record.
We also won two silver medals . . . one in men’s synchronized diving, and one in the women’s 100-meter backstroke. 14 of the 19 medals we’ve won so far have been in swimming.
(You can check the updated medal counts at NBCOlympics.com.)
Seven Olympic Randoms
1. The biggest viral sensation of the Olympic opening ceremony was sexy Tongan flagbearer PITA TAUFATOFUA . . . who competes in tae kwan do. Well, yesterday on the “Today” show, HODA KOTB and JENNA BUSH HAGER got to oil him down.
2. You MUST watch MICHAEL PHELPS try to stare a hole through a rival swimmer who beat him for a gold medal in 2012. It may give you nightmares.
3. I don’t know if you remember this from four years ago, but gymnast ALY RAISMAN’s parents simply CAN’T sit still when their daughter is performing.
4. Just a few days in, the 2016 Olympics are trailing behind 2012 and 2008 in the ratings.
5. American Airlines lost an Argentine golfer’s clubs. If he hadn’t gotten them back by Thursday, he might not have been able to compete. But they apparently turned up last night, because he posted a photo of himself clinging to his bag.
6. An 84-year-old Thai woman apparently died while watching her grandson win a bronze medal in weightlifting.
7. A French fencer dropped his cell phone . . . DURING A MATCH.