6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News
1. Insisting that sex is “always” spontaneous – If we could bottle that beginning of the relationship passion and attraction that makes you want to tear each other’s clothes off every chance you get, we’d be geniuses and set for life. But in real life, all that spontaneous desire fades after you’ve been together for a long time and life gets in the way of sexy time anytime. The good news? You can work to bring back that lovin’ feeling by making time for each other. Stay connected – literally – keep touching and help fan the flames of passion. Plan sex and stick to it, then you’ll have something to look forward to for days.
2. Needing to always be right – When you insist that your side or version something is the right one, you’re not showing your partner empathy, and that can make them defensive. It makes communicating about winning and losing instead of hearing each other’s point of view. The good news? You can try to see things from your partner’s side without giving up your own view. Forget being right and accept that there are a lot of ways to see the same scene.
3. Criticizing your partner — often – Living with another person isn’t always easy because they don’t do everything the same way you do. And it’s important to be able to talk about what isn’t working for us, but we also need to be able to hear that from our partners without being defensive. The good news? We can learn to complain without attacking our partners or hurting their feelings, but it’s an art that takes practice. Just be sure to show respect, affection and appreciation, to balance out the criticisms.
4. Being defensive – It’s no good for intimacy when one partner is being overly defensive. The good news? Even if you’re sensitive, you can learn to listen to someone complain without criticizing yourself in response. It’s hard to manage your inner critic sometimes, but it helps to remember that no one’s perfect.
5. Insisting on being together every moment - When you’re in love and you feel so good being around your partner, it’s easy to want to enjoy that feeling as much as possible. But all that togetherness just isn’t good for you, you still need some “me” time. Spending a little time away from your love can give you a recharge so you come back better than you were before.
Source: Mind Body Green
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Waking up in the middle of the night to pee is called nocturia, and according to a new study out of Nagasaki University in Japan, too much salt in your diet may be to blame for it.
The study looked at 300 Japanese adults with high salt intake and sleeping problems. After being given guidance and help to reduce their salt intake, about 200 were successful, bringing the average down from 11 grams per day to eight grams, while 100 saw their salt intake rise.
• Following the decrease in salt, the average nighttime visits to the bathroom fell from 2.3 times to 1.4 times. The decrease in salt also decreased the amount of times they needed to urinate during the day. What’s more, with their sleep being interrupted less, subjects reported an improvement in their quality of life. On the flipside, the 100 subjects who actually increased their salt intake saw an increase in late-night bathroom trips from 2.3 to 2.7 times.
Source: CBS News
7:15 a.m. Story
• Among many other things, McDonald’s in Japan offers:
o Shrimp burgers (Sesame buns, shrimp cutlet, lettuce, cheese, Thousand Island sauce);
o Cheese Tsukimi Burger (Sesame seed buns, 2 slices bacon, eggs fried over easy, aurora sauce – which is ketchup and mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, chicken patty);
o Mega McMuffin (Buns, eggs fried over easy, 2 sausage patties, cheese, ketchup) and Mega Beef Mac (Sesame buns, 4 beef patties, pickles, cheese, lettuce, bun in the middle).
o And for cherry blossom season, they’re selling a lovely pink cherry soda that comes in a cup decorated with the pretty flowers.
• At KFC in Australia:
o People love the Lamington Krusher. It’s a chocolate and coconut ice cream drink, topped with a Lamington, which is an Australian sponge cake coated in chocolate and coconut.
o There’s also the “Stacker Burger,” which offers up TWO fried chicken filets, cheese, bacon, lettuce, mayo and BBQ sauce.
• And at KFC South Korea? The KFC Zinger Double Down King, a bacon-topped beef patty nestled between two fried spicy chicken fillet "buns," then garnished with barbecue and white pepper sauces for good measure.
• Fans of Taco Bell in Brazil, are lucky enough to have loaded nacho fries. They take nachos to the next level by replacing the chips with fries and smothering them with nacho cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, and ground beef.
• Oh, and head over to Taco Bell's (Philippines Division) to get your hands on the real thing — which is stuffed with jalapeno-flavored Cheetos and their three-cheese blend — but we can't imagine recreating your own at home would be all that hard.
7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use
If you like to color outside the lines, you’re about to have less choice. That’s because one Crayola crayon will no longer call the 24-count box of crayons “home.” Executives at Crayola have announced today one of its colors will be “retired.”
No one’s hinting which color that might be, or if it will be replaced. And if you’re Crayola fan, you can get the word from them personally – as the retirement announcement will be made via Facebook Friday morning at 8:15am ET in Times Square. Ironically, Friday is also National Crayon Day.
What colors are up for grabs? At present, the box of 24 has red, yellow, blue, brown, orange, green, violet, black, carnation pink, yellow orange, blue green, red violet, red orange, yellow green, blue violet, white, violet red, dandelion, cerulean, apricot, scarlet, green yellow, indigo and gray.
The Nottingham Post claims some pet stores have stopped selling rabbits ahead of Easter. The stores want to educate children about the importance of responsible pet ownership. Each year, rabbit sales increase around Easter because of the Easter Bunny. Shelters see a rise in bunny drop offs after the holiday.
The Munchies website claims three Canadians, named Mitchell Boughner, Nathan Dallaire and Dan Sutherland, recently drove from London, Ontario to Spencer, West Virginia to sample McDonald's Pizza. The drive took 8 hours each way. There are only two McDonald's locations in the U.S. that still sell pizza. The men spent $225 on their trip.
The Daily Mail claims Martin Jeffries Jewelers is selling a $269,000 Easter egg. The egg is made out of 18-karat white gold and has 910 diamonds adorning it. The egg opens up like a locket and has two 18-karat gold photo frames inside. Buyers can also get ruby and sapphire eggs as well.
WAFB claims Ryley Fore, Cheyenne Hammond, and Kalanea Fore were recently heading home from prom in Escambia County, Alabama when they saw a home on fire. The trio stopped and rescued 63 year-old Marilyn Mize. She was in a deep sleep. Mize uses a wheelchair and a walker to get around. Riley's dad and grandfather quickly arrived and doused the flames.
Mize tells the TV station: "God put those kids at the right place at the right time, because I would have been gone. I believe that with all my heart. They are heroes."
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal say they are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the Spring season to collect trash that then can be lifted by helicopters back to the base camp.
The Expedition Operators Association of Nepal says bags have already been sent to the Everest base camp to be carried by climbers, guides and porters to higher elevations. Each bag can hold up to 176 pounds of trash and can be hooked to helicopters to be flown back to the base camp.
Climbers say it is urgent to remove trash left by previous expeditions from Camp 2 on the mountain.
Mashable claims Ohio State University students Madison Harper and Ashley Randall made headlines yesterday after they poured 56 boxes of Kraft Mac and Cheese into a bathtub. The 19 year-olds then heated up the pasta with hot water. Madison and Ashley got in the mac and cheese bath and took selfies and sexy pics.
A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. The man said having the stolen copy of Richard Matheson's 1975 novel "Bid Time Return" had been bugging him. He included a $200 donation to the Great Falls Library and in a letter asked for forgiveness. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the man said he considered the book one of the greatest sci-fi/romance stories ever written. Matheson is best known for his 1954 novel "I Am Legend" which was made into a movie starring Will Smith in 2007. Library Director Kathy Mora recently told trustees that while she didn't condone the theft, "the effort and funds he put into caring for the book are remarkable."
Stinky sneakers might not be all bad. Connor Slocombe has won the "Smelliest Sole" honor at the 42nd National Rotten Sneaker Contest at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square in New York City.
Each of the kid contestants are judges on odor, condition and their description of why their sneakers are stinkiest. Connor's New Balance shoes were not only smelly, but very worn in too, with his toes poking through the top.
The kid, who traveled from Alaska, won an additional two-night stay in New York to attend a Broadway show and a $25-hundred bucks. Connor also has a permanent place in the "Hall of Fumes" and a supply of Odor-Eaters products to prevent him from defending his title.
Back to his old job. What's more, the Cherry Hill, New Jersey man was celebrating the big 100.
Hansen had worked at Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling for 32 years before retiring at the age of 97. For his 100th birthday, he was welcomed back with a standing ovation and a cake. CEO Fred Hutchinson agreed to pay him $1 and organized a complete day of assignments.
Hansen says he hates retirement and was feeling "blessed" to be back on the job.
The Daily Mirror claims a 22-foot python in Indonesia recently swallowed Akbar Salubiro while he was harvesting palm oil in his backyard. Akbar's friends went looking for him after he went missing. They found the python in his garden with a bulge in its stomach. Locals used an 18 inch cutting knife to open the snake. Akbar's lifeless body fell out of it. His friends think he was swallowed whole in the middle of the night.
Business Insider claims Kerim Ahmetspahic recently set a new world record by smashing 111 concrete blocks with his head in just 35 seconds. He somersaulted over each pile of blocks. Kerim is just 16 years-old.
Police say officers seized 814 pot plants from a Seattle residence after responding to a burglary call there. Seattle police said officers responded to a caller yesterday morning who said two men crawled through a ground floor window of a home. Officers say when they got to the scene they found an unoccupied running car in the alley and bars that had been pried off house window. They arrested two men who came running out when police announced they were there. They're charged with burglary. But it's what they were accused of burgeling that led police to another investigation. Inside the house were 800 marijuana plants in an alleged illegal grow operation and outside the house they found four bags of marijuana. Nobody was there, though, so the investigation continues.
WSAZ claims a Pepsi delivery truck slammed into a funeral home yesterday in Pikeville, Kentucky. The truck and a car collided before the truck slammed into the corner of the funeral home. The funeral home will conduct business in a slightly different manner until their building is repaired. None of the injuries suffered by the drivers were life-threatening.
Bon Air, Virginia police are looking for whoever decided to use part of a cement pig planter as a crimel tool. They claim someone took a piece of the planter and tossed it into the back door of a UPS store in an attempt to break in. Unfortunately for them, it didn't work. What's more, the cement swine didn't suffer any damage. While an investigation is ongoing, the store owner fixed the back door. Source: WTRV
The Indianapolis police are looking for two thieves, who robbed a 68 year-old man of several thousand dollars. The elderly man was at a Kroger grocery store when one pickpocket told him he had a bug on his pant leg. When the man leaned over, the second pickpocket stole an envelope from his jacket that contained thousands of dollars in cash. The victim was planning to use the money for home renovations and a move. Cops have released surveillance video of the crime in hopes someone will recognize the thieves.
The Northwest Florida Daily News claims the Crestview, Florida police recently arrested a 43 year-old woman for shoplifting at a Dollar General. The woman stuffed her purse with shampoo and deodorant before walking out of the store. She returned the next day and stole cell phone chargers before an employee called 9-1-1. Cops reviewed surveillance video and were able to identify the woman because one of her arms is significantly larger than the other. The woman was charged with shoplifting.
Myrtle Beach Online claims the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Police recently arrested a 38 year-old man for stealing a saw from Home Depot. A shocked loss prevention officer watched as the man stuffed the 4-pound saw down the front of his pants before exiting the store. The officer stopped the thief before calling 911. The thief had a massive bulge in the front of his pants.
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