The Ocala Star-Banner claims a prison guard at Florida's Marion County Jail was recently booked into his own facility after stealing an inmate's $250 pair of Nike sneakers. Prison guard Nick Rudders told investigators that he did not know, who owned the shoes and was told he could take them home. Two inmates accused Rudders of taking the sneakers. Surveillance video backed up their claim. He was booked into his own jail on a charge of petty theft.
As kids, most people probably sat down to dinner as a family, but as we get older that just doesn’t seem to happen anymore, and a new survey finds that the dinner table actually isn’t getting much use these days at all.
A new survey finds that only 48% of people say they sit at a dining room table to eat, despite 72% of us saying we grew up doing so. So, where is everyone eating? Well, 30% of people admit to eating on the couch, while 17% actually eat in the bedroom. When we eat has also changed with 36% of people saying they had a set dinner time when they were growing up, something only 22% of people have now.
While everyone seems to be so busy, and take out food is a convenience we all love, you'd think people are cooking less and less, but it seems a lot of people haven’t given up on cooking for themselves. In fact, 20% of people say they cook every night, while 50% cook four or more times a week. As for why people don’t cook, 45% of folks said they simply do not have the time.
And it seems knowing how to cook can be beneficial to your love lie. The poll finds that 86% of men and 89% of women find cooking to be an attractive skill in a date.
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Accentuate the positive to make lasting health changes
Try these tips to stay positive, which will help keep you motivated and make lasting health behavior changes.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Why is reaching a health goal sometimes so difficult? Is your willpower really that weak?
According to the latest research, your self-discipline may not be the problem. Instead, the key to maintaining your motivation is in your approach.
Most people have been there — wanting to make healthier choices or start an exercise program, maybe needing to lose a little weight.
You start out with good intentions, finding the willpower to exercise more and eat less. But after a while, old habits return and a goal is missed. Maybe you even put on more weight. Sound familiar? You're not the only one.
To succeed, change your focus
Most people concentrate on the end goal and believe this will supply them with the discipline and willpower to achieve that goal. But daily life and stresses constantly interfere, blurring your ultimate goal and your resolve along with it.
Try these techniques to stay motivated.
Set clear goals
Match your daily actions to support your goal. If you want to be more active, park farther from the door. If you want to eat healthier, replace the candy bowl at work with a fruit bowl.
Start small. Want to lose 25 pounds? Don't make that your initial goal. Make small changes you can accomplish: Bring your lunch to work or take a walk several nights per week.
Set new goals based on your reality. If you only packed a healthy lunch one day last week, don't beat yourself up. Think about how you achieved your goal once. Now aim for two days next week.
Do what you love. Like rollerblading? Do more of that. Like apples but not broccoli? Eat more apples. Selecting the right activities is the most proven way to feel good about living healthier.
Listen to how you talk to yourself. Periodically, stop and assess what you're thinking. If your thoughts are mainly negative, this will directly affect how you feel and your motivation.
Practice positive self-talk. Treat yourself like you would a friend. Be gentle and encouraging. Look closer at negative thoughts and respond with affirmations about what you're doing right.
Focus on what you can have vs. what you can't. If you are trying to lose weight, look at foods you can eat vs. all the foods you can't. It's hard to stay motivated when you feel deprived.
Believe. If you don't think you can lose 25 pounds, you won't. Start with what you truly believe you can accomplish. Initial success will give you the confidence to set larger goals later.
Enjoy the process
Review your feelings. Did you genuinely like an activity? Is there something you'd like to do more? When you reflect, you'll be more likely to leave behind what doesn't work.
Be mindful. Focus on a conversation with your exercise partner. Notice the beauty of nature, or the movement of your body. Being in the present will increase your enjoyment of the activity.
Let go of negative thoughts. This doesn't mean ignoring them. Rather, reevaluate your response to focus on positive feelings and accomplishments.
Adopt a growth mindset
Understand the process of mastery. A "growth" mindset means you know you can develop your abilities and keep adapting. Think of a time you didn't know how to do something, then practiced it, got better and eventually mastered it.
This can help you bounce back from setbacks and mistakes. Keep in mind that you are practicing how to live a healthier lifestyle and learning more about yourself each day.
Try a "saying is believing" exercise. Imagine writing a letter to someone else struggling with the same issue you are. What advice would you give? Think about how another person could respond and put those same responses into action for yourself.
Celebrate your wins!
Success bolsters more success. As you achieve each goal, take a moment to recognize your accomplishment. Celebrating these wins will give you momentum to go after your next goal and give you a sense of purpose and pride.
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One Poll recently asked 2,000 women which things boost their confidence. Top 10 answers below ...
Feeling comfortable in your own skin
Feeling positive about your weight
Wearing an outfit that is flattering in all the right places
Being told 'I love you'
Receiving a compliment from someone you know
Waking up feeling refreshed from a good night's sleep
Spending time in nature
Spending time with your close friends
Receiving a compliment from a stranger
Receiving a compliment about your youthful looks
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3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu— $24.8 million
4. A Dog’s Journey— $8 million
5. The Hustle— $6.1 million
6. The Intruder— $4 million
7. Long Shot — $3.4 million
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The Sun claims Austrians are taking part in a new Internet challenge called The Cow Kiss Challenge. They are photographing themselves French kissing cows in pastures.
Austria's Agricultural Minister Tweeted, “Actions like these are dangerous nonsense. I have not the slightest understanding for a challenge of this kind! The practice “has led to serious accidents in the past”.
Raw Story claims Grumpy Cat has died at the age of seven. The cat became an Internet star because of its adorable scowl.
CBC News claims Expedia recently charged a Manitoba, Canada man $6,200 for a one night stay at a Holiday Inn in Willmar, Minnesota. Justin Smerchanski booked the room for $207.95. He was stunned when he printed his receipt and it said $3,143.93 for "taxes and fees" and $2,828.66 for "property fees." Justin spent 8 hours on the phone with six different Expedia agents trying to get his bill corrected. Holiday Inn says two other people were also charged large amounts of money after booking through Expedia.
Inside Edition claims Maxine Feldstein, of Washington County, Arkansas, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for impersonating a sheriff's deputy. The 30 year-old posed as a law enforcement official in order to get her boyfriend released from jail. She faxed paperwork to the jail requesting that Nicholas Lowe be released. Officials released Lowe from jail. When deputies discovered what had happened they issued arrest warrants for Lowe and Feldstein. Lowe was sentenced to a year in jail.
Yahoo News claims a chef, named Ben Sumadiwiria, lost his hearing after eating a dish called Deadly Noodles. The dish had 100 bird's eye chillies, noodles and a fried egg. Ben lost his hearing for several minutes because of his reaction to the chillies. He is now okay.
CBS claims a man from Yukon, Oklahoma recently received the shock of his life after he found a 7-foot snake in his dryer vent. The snake slithered out of the vent before homeowner Wayne Melvin grabbed it and relocated it to a nearby creek behind his home.
The Daily Mail claims Leonie Starr and Matthew Porter, of Queensland, Australia, are paying for their dream wedding with recycled cans and bottles. Their goal is to collect 810,000 recyclables. They have collected 51,455 bottles since November 2018. Starr and Porter have saved $6,000. A local recycling center has also given them $1,000 for flowers and decorations.
Cleveland.com claims the Cleveland Heights, Ohio police recently arrested a man for menacing after he threatened a Pizza Hut manager with a gun because his pizza had no pepperoni on it. The 31-year old customer called the store from home and was upset because of his incorrect order. He then went to the Pizza Hut restaurant and yelled at a manager before waving a gun in the air. The manager called the police before they went to the customer's home and arrested him
A South Carolina court will have to dish out justice to a fugitive from Florida who led cops on a chase, then got captured while hiding in an old dishwasher under someone's porch.
Kevin Leroy Scott White, who had warrants out for his arrest, was spotted riding his moped around a park late last month -- and when he noticed cops coming toward him, he took off on foot. The 47-year-old ran into the woods and briefly eluded officers, but a K-9 unit traced him to the large appliance, tucked beneath a nearby mobile home.
White was bitten by the police dog after he resisted arrest, and was charged with fleeing an officer and possession of methamphetamine. (WLTX-TV)
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