You know that scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Lucy is analyzing good old Charlie Brown and she runs down the list of odd-sounding phobias he could have? She goes from hypengyophobia (fear of responsibility) to gephyrophobia (crossing bridges) before hitting on the right diagnosis, which in his case happens to be pantophobia—the fear of everything.
Christmas dinner… it’s something many of us look forward to all year long. We wait all year to savor some of our holiday favorites such as mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, turkey, ham and many other goodies (including PIE)! The food is great, but it doesn’t always leave you feeling great afterwards. You might have a stomach ache or feel tired to the point that you just need a good ol’ nap. With Christmas just hours away, we’re taking a look at some reasons why your Christmas dinner is leaving you feeling less than jolly!
We all know better, but sometimes we forget to wash our makeup off before we go to sleep. An interesting meme hit social media recently and caused an uproar. The meme claimed that if you sleep in your makeup your skin will age seven times faster. “WHAT?!?” was most readers’ reaction to the claim.
We can all agree, cuddling is something you either love or hate … both of which have benefits. It is strange to think that not wanting to cuddle can make your partner feel like you are being distant, that you have intimacy issues and can go as far as to hurt their feelings.
Most of us start our days in a rush. Rushing to get up because we hit the snooze one too many times, dropping kids off at school and fighting traffic to get to work. Breakfast is skipped and lunch may be a small portion of left overs and a snack, definitely not enough to sustain us all day.
We have all read the children’s books telling us to count the sheep jumping over the moon to get to sleep. Who would have thought the actual tale of counting sheep could be traced back to ancient shepherds, who literally had to count sheep before they went to bed to make sure their flock was all there. Since the counting took place at night time, the Shepherds were so tired once they got in, it eventually turned into a night time sleep aid story according to Matt Soniak of Mental Floss.
When we think about the end of daylight saving time we probably only think of one thing… MORE sleep! That sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Well, not so fast. While more sleep is typically a good thing, the sudden change can also put strain on your body, as it throws your whole sleep pattern out of whack!
Social media has become a minute to minute, hour to hour fixture in modern day life. We love connecting with long lost friends, keeping up to date with breaking news stories and even the opportunity to start a career right from your personal page.
Most of us love our morning coffee, are we right? The smell of a fresh brew, the delightful creamy taste… mmm, so good! Some of us claim we just “can’t even” without our coffee, while some of us just really like the taste. Either way, coffee is an essential piece to many of our mornings. As if you needed any more reasons to drink coffee, Health Line gives us 13 health benefits on coffee that are based on science. Check out our top three favorites below and for a more complete list click here.
Summer is coming to an end and fall is quickly approaching. We’re looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather, falling leaves and holidays with our family. And soon, we’ll be pulling out the blankets and bundling to stay warm. Most of us do not put much thought into it, but as the weather changes so does our sleep.
Not all of us are morning people. Let’s be honest, most of us probably hit snooze way too many times to count and drink a lot of coffee to try and cover up how exhausted we are. What if there were a few tips that you could follow to help you become a morning person? Would you accept the challenge?