Behind-the-Scenes Facts You Might Not Know about “Hocus Pocus”

Behind-the-Scenes Facts You Might Not Know about “Hocus Pocus”

In recognition of “Hocus Pocus 2” coming out Friday on Disney+, BuzzFeed put together a list of behind-the-scenes facts about the 1993 original.  Here are 10: 1.  It was originally supposed to focus mostly on the Sanderson sisters.  But in the editing process, many of their scenes were cut to focus more on the kids. 2.  Leonardo DiCaprio was…

3 Ways Complaining Causes Anxiety, Stress, and Unhappiness

3 Ways Complaining Causes Anxiety, Stress, and Unhappiness

So, while occasional complaining is harmless, here are three ways ongoing complaining turns toxic. A tendency of complaining will: 1.   Damage friendships: No one like to be around someone who’s always grumpy. They tend to be a buzzkill, spreading negativity and blame. Friends may not confront your habit of complaining but may find ways to avoid…

What To Teach Your Kids Before Preschool

What To Teach Your Kids Before Preschool

Katye Lovell has over 20 years of early education experience…and here’s what she says preschoolers need to know. Forget writing their names: Independent self-care tasks are key. Making sure your child can blow their nose, wipe themselves, or wash their own hands will help teachers a lot. It’s also important to assure kids that you…

Drinking Tea Significantly Slashes Risk Of Diabetes – But Only If You’ve Had 4 Cups

Drinking Tea Significantly Slashes Risk Of Diabetes – But Only If You’ve Had 4 Cups

If you’re worried about developing diabetes, drinking tea throughout the day may help. New research shows that people who consume at least four mugs a day are 17 percent less likely to develop the disease. Scientists from Wuhan University in China say the findings apply to black, green or oolong varieties. The worldwide project tracked more…

Science Figured Out the Formula to Get a Crying Baby Back to Sleep

Science Figured Out the Formula to Get a Crying Baby Back to Sleep

If someone you know just had a baby, be a hero and pass this info along:  Science may have finally figured out the exact formula for getting a crying baby back to sleep. A team in Japan tried different methods with more than 20 infants and tracked their heart rates to see how quickly they…

The Average Adult Is Battling At Least 4 Health Issues

The Average Adult Is Battling At Least 4 Health Issues

The average person is currently battling four ailments and health gripes – including back pain, headaches, and seasonal allergies, according to research. In fact, according to a British poll of 2,000 adults reveals that 82 percent have a minor health condition, with 59 percent of them in “significant” discomfort or pain. More than a quarter…

How to Increase Your “Luck”

How to Increase Your “Luck”

1. Engage in a variety of interesting and potential beneficial activities, remaining alert to alternative opportunities. 2. In academics, seek training in horizontally integrated fields, not just progressive vertically integrated silos. 3. Be curious. It is the lifeblood of discovery and growth. 4. Uncertainty is sometimes called Òthe creeping dread.Ó Embrace it. Be willing to…

 Nearly Half of People Talk to Their Plants

 Nearly Half of People Talk to Their Plants

More plant owners than you may think are talking to them, with a new survey finding that nearly half, 48 percent, said they talk to their plants. Additionally, 62 percent said in the Trees.com survey that they believe talking to their plants has helped their mental health. The survey found 37 percent also talk to the…

Humble Leaders Get More Out Of Their Teams

Humble Leaders Get More Out Of Their Teams

Being a leader can be like walking a tightrope. You don’t want to seem unapproachable, but you can’t be everyone’s best friend either. Now, researchers from The Ohio State University find that when it comes to leadership, a little bit of modesty can go a long way. Their study finds “humble” leaders of teaching groups…

What Is Cognitive Immobility And How Does It Impact Your Health?

What Is Cognitive Immobility And How Does It Impact Your Health?

Researcher Ezenwa Olumba has coined a new term, “cognitive immobility”, to describe the sensation of not quite feeling at home. This can happen when you make a major life change, move, experience a loss, or recover from trauma. For example, when you start dating, you may miss a past relationship, even if that relationship was…

Blinded By Beauty

Blinded By Beauty

A new study by Marshall College reveals that people are blinded by beauty. Study participants were asked to rate 120 faces. Researchers found that attractive men and women were rated as more “confident, emotionally stable, intelligent, responsible, sociable, and trustworthy even if they weren’t.” Dr. Carlota Batres says, “The results of our study provide evidence for…

National Dog Day

National Dog Day

It’s National Dog Day, (Fri 8/26) when you’re supposed to appreciate and spoil your pup . . . as if you weren’t already.  Here are a few quick stats and facts to help celebrate . . . 1.  71% of us have had a dog at some point in our life.  Only 56% have had a cat.…

4 Reasons Why You Should Massage Your Pregnant Partner

4 Reasons Why You Should Massage Your Pregnant Partner

1. Back massages promote oxytocin and break milk production. For new mums, the stimulation of spinal muscles through massage encourages the release of oxytocin in the body and increases milk production. In this study, mothers were asked to sit on a chair and lean forward with their arms on the table without clothing on the…

10 Things Women Want

10 Things Women Want

According to Psychology Today, here’s what women want: 1. We want to be treated as equals, not second-class citizens. 2. We want to feel seen and heard. 3. We want our feelings to be respected and validated. 4. We want to feel safe and supported. 5. We want to share core values with our partners.…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep before the Big Meeting

Do you ever struggle to sleep the night before a big meeting or a flight? Here are some tips to help you catch Zzzs. First, start dimming lights in the evening, and avoid blue light from laptops and computers. This way, your brain will get the signal that it’s nighttime. Stressing about sleep is also…

Online Worries Parents Have For Their Kids

1 Sharing their location 2 Being cyber-bullied 3 Inadvertently sharing personal details that could lead to fraud 4 Downloading apps or games inappropriate for their age 5 Sharing their address 6 Sharing bank details 7 Staying up too late browsing 8 Getting ‘doxxed’ – having their address revealed widely online 9 Spending a fortune on…

Library Books Have Bed Bugs

Workers at the Sacramento Public Library recently found bed bugs in books. Workers believe the bed bugs are coming from an outside drop box. The library immediately isolated the books and are now quarantining them. 

Hershey Claims It Won’t Be Able to Meet Halloween Demand This Year

The Hershey Company has announced that they will not be able to meet Halloween demand this year . . . because of the war in Ukraine. They say it has to do with “disruptions along its supply chain, including higher dairy prices and scarce ingredients.”  And sourcing stuff from other suppliers is expensive and time-consuming. It seems like there’s…

How To Get Hotel Perks Without Spending A Lot

We all know that person who travels all the time for work and always seems to get free upgrades and other perks and most of us have wondered why it can’t be us. Well, now it could be. Travel experts share their tips for getting hotel perks and extra amenities without spending a lot of…

Average Millennial More Than $100K In Debt

New research reveals that millennials are sinking deeper into debt and just how much money they owe. A new report from Real Estate Witch breaks down the results of a survey of a thousand millennials where they get honest about their debt. According to the report: Nearly three-fourths (72%) of millennials have some form of non-mortgage debt…