Valentine’s Day is coming!! If you have a person to do Valentine’s Day things with you are probably excited…and if you don’t have that person, you probably hate that day with a fiery passion!
Vday can be an especially hard time if you recently broke up with someone…or are still in a post breakup frame of mind.
Well rest easy heartbroken/angry people…there is hope this Valentine’s Day and I promise it will make your broken heart smile!
To the jilted of the world, how about adopting an animal in need of a loving home to make you feel better?
Like a cockroach…or even better a scorpion!
A San Francisco zoo is now giving the heartbroken a chance to adopt a hissing cockroach or a giant scorpion in honor of your exes…you know to ease the pain of whatever that a$$hole did to you!
How romantic is this!
You can name your new cockroach after your wonderful ex!
The Daily Mail reports, “For $50 and up, donors can adopt a scorpion and have the zoo send a certificate and stuffed stinger to the person who inspired the adoption.”
Wait, wait, wait it gets so much better!
“For those feeling especially wronged by a heart-trampling ex, the zoo also gives the option of having a notification sent to the person behind the heartbreak”
YYYYAAAAASSSS!! This makes it worth every penny!
The zoo will also mail you a certificate…so it will be official. Even better!
The money will be used for research and conservation efforts, which actually does make the money worth it!
What a way for some closure! Happy Valentine’s Day Lovers!
We often talk about how much we are on our phones…it’s a lot. I personally spend a good chunk of my day on my phone, and if I’m not on my phone, I’m on some sort of computer or my iPad. It’s not a good thing, but it’s the world we live in.
Now there is an App that monitors how much you use your phone and freezes it when you should take a break!
I hate to say it…but we all could probably benefit from this.
The app is called “QualityTime, it works in the background to monitor how many times a screen is unlocked, how long someone spends playing certain games, or which apps they open the most. Users can also switch off from their smartphone completely by choosing to lock their screen for set periods of time.”
The app summarizes how much you use each app and feature on your phone and gives you a detailed report called a “digital diet”!
You can set the app to lock when you should take a break from your phone…and once you take a break you can share your achievements on Facebook and Twitter.
Let me tell you how little I’ve been using my phone by posting about it on Facebook…from my phone.
Honestly this is a great idea, and I definitely need to step away from my phone more…but if my phone is locked, that is when I’m going to want to use it the most.
I would say no dice on this app for me…but I know I need to put my phone down more.
Life is stressful. We are insanely busy all the time so it make sense that are stress levels are through the roof!
The stress women deal with is on a whole different level than men. Sorry fella’s it’s true.
What’s the best way to deal with stress? I’m a firm believer in a nap and a glass of wine…works like a charm.
Everyone deals with stress in different ways, but what about social media? To me it would seem social media increases stress, but according to YourTango.com social media actually lowers stress in women.
“A new study has found that social media can actually be thanked for lower stress in women. According to the study of 1,801 adults, "Compared with a woman who does not use these technologies, a women who uses Twitter several times per day, sends or receives 25 emails per day, and shares two digital pictures through her mobile phone per day, scores 21 percent lower on our stress measure than a woman who does not use these technologies at all."
So tweeting to Luke Bryan all day is lowering my stress…I knew it was not a waste of time!
This does not lower stress for men though…bummer!
“The reason men don't have it so great when it comes to stress and social media is how they use it. Women tend to be more emotionally invested in what they choose to share on social media, while men are far more reserved.”
I personally do not feel less stressed after I’ve read through what people are making for dinner or after looking at 12 different selfies...in fact I’m angry as can be after looking at 12 different selfies from the same person.
Maybe social media helps lower the stress of some women…but not this girl. I’m going to stick with my naps and wine. Why change something that works for you?!
What do you do to relieve stress?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or Tweet me @ToryTheBull!
It’s the time of the year where the chance of catching a cold or the flu is great. Fingers crossed we don’t…but most of us probably will.
There is something super easy you can do to try and prevent a cold!
Keep your feet warm!
Research shows that having cold feet increases your chance of catching germs!
So everyone go get your fuzzy socks and slippers!
According to The Daily Mail, “Many people carry the bugs which cause colds and flu in their nose already, without it causing symptoms that make them ill, he told MailOnline.But if the temperature of their feet drops, it causes a change in the whole body which leads to their nose becoming cold, he explained.”
How exactly can our feet being cold cause a cold?
“‘Chilling the feet causes the blood vessels in the nose to constrict,' he explained.
‘It’s a protective reflex action which slows down the loss of heat from the body, to try to keep you warm. ‘Your skin goes white, the inside of your nose and throat goes white and blood flow to the nose is reduced. ‘The white cells that fight infection are found in the blood, so then there are fewer white cells to fight the virus.’ Being cold also slows down the movement of the cilia - hairs in the nose that filter dirt and germs - allowing the virus to get into the body”
Well who knew?!
It seems quite simple…and who likes having cold feet anyway. It’s so very uncomfortable!
I unfortunately still deal with breakouts…and at the age of 24 I can honestly say I’ve probably tried every treatment, cream, vitamin, mask, etc that has been suggested to help clear breakouts.
It is one of the most frustrating things to deal with…especially once you get through your teens.
Some people will go to drastic measures to try to treat pesky breakout…even putting urine on their face.
Yep, this is now a thing.
“In Your Own Perfect Medicine, author Martha Christy outlines scientifically-proven and medically-documented studies. She explains that urine therapy - or urotherapy - has historical roots in ancient Egypt, China and India.Essentially, she claims that thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, urine helps boost immunity to disease.”
According to The Daily Mail, “Martha says that the enzyme, vitamin and mineral-rich liquid should be applied topically to the skin to help with acne, eczema, psoriasis and fungal infections.”
She also says you should drink your urine too…it will apparently boost your health.
Sure. Yea ok, let me get right on that.
Now do you use it like a facial…or just a spot treatment?
Not that it matters there is no way I could do this.
Yesterday I was talking with my besty, I asked her what she was up to and she said she was about to flip her mattress.
Totally not the response I thought I would get.
Then I started questioning my own life choices…it never once has crossed my mind to flip my mattress.
Is this really a thing adults have to do?!
Did I miss the class on being an adult where you are supposed to do things like flip a mattress?!
Is there really any benefit to it…or is it just a chance for us to look like idiots trying to flip a mattress for a few minutes?
Thank goodness for the Internet…because I will not sleep at night until I know if I’m supposed to flip my mattress…totally kidding, I will not lose a minute of sleep on something like this.
So I asked the Internet about flipping your mattress…there are a lot of tips and hacks on how to most efficiently flip your mattress…don’t you just flip it over? How can you get more efficient than that?
The first thing the website says…“A new mattress, just like many other things, needs to be given the proper care in order to function properly”
To function properly?! It’s a mattress…it’s only job is to lay there.
Wait do mattresses do more than just lay there? Am I missing out on the full potential of my mattress?
So are you supposed to flip it?
According to Mattress.com, “you should be used to flipping or rotating your mattress to avoid harmful body impressions. You may be happy to hear that the days of flipping your mattress are slowly coming to an end, thanks to new technology and innovation in mattress construction. But don’t be fooled, these new and improved mattresses may be “no-flip”, but they still need to be rotated to prolong the life of your mattress. New mattresses should be rotated, on average, every 3 months.”
So this is kind of a yes?
Will something terrible happen if I don’t flip it?
I still don’t know.
I’m probably not going to flip it.