6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News
We recently asked HuffPost readers to share the little, unexpected tips and tricks that make a big difference in their relationships. Find out what they had to say below:
1. A good, long hug makes all the difference.
"At least once a day, especially after work, we just stand and give each other a long hug. No words or kissing or moving. I stand with my arms up and he stands with his arms out, then we fall into our hug. It's a nice quiet moment in which we can decompress with each other." - Michelle Gold
2. Go out of your way to do something silly and sweet to make your partner smile.
"I hide things like his favorite snacks or a reminder of something fun we did recently in his shoes, pockets or cup holders in his car with little notes full of stupid puns to make him laugh." - Lacey Marie
3. Never stop saying "thank you" -- even for the simplest of tasks.
"Even after 12 years, my guy always says to me after dinner, 'Thank you for a great dinner' -- even if it's a TV dinner. Makes me feel appreciated." - Debbie Wagner
4. Create a quirky nighttime ritual that's just about the two of you.
"We snack in bed -- a late-night ice cream or a chocolate bar that the kids know nothing about!" - Humi K.
5. Don't just say "I love you." Tell each other why specifically.
"Every night before we go to sleep we say to each other, 'I love you today because...' We do this no matter what happened that day. We even make sure to call or text it to each other when we are apart." - Jae Russell
6. Kiss each other goodbye no matter what.
"Every morning when I leave for work, he's still in bed. And every day I say 'I'm leaving' and even in a dead sleep, he kisses me." - Steffanie Anne
7. Inside jokes are a must.
"My husband and I quote movies all the time, and even recently during sex.
Me: 'You keep moving my hands.'
Him: 'I don't know what to do with my hands, quoting Ricky Bobby.
Instant humor." - Lindsey Lipp
8. Think about how you can make your partner's day easier, and then do that.
"My husband warms my car up for me and scrapes the ice and snow off of it in the winter time, even though I go to work way earlier than him and am fully capable of warming up my own car. It really means a lot that he gets up early and freezes just so I don't have to." - Wendy Griffith
9. Spending some time apart can strengthen your bond.
"It's going to seem backwards but it's important in my relationship for my husband and I to have our own interests and do our own thing. I'll go to yoga or dinner with friends and he will play cards. The time apart gives us the opportunity to miss each other and gives us more stories to share." - Sarah Goodier
10. Don't underestimate the importance of touch.
"We always sleep naked and touch in bed, even if it's just a toe against a leg or a hand on a thigh." - Lauren East
11. Even when you're busy, let your partner know that he or she is always top of mind.
"I program 'events' in my husband's phone calendar to alert him throughout the year. Sweet things like 'Thinking of you xoxo' and memories like the day we met." - Kasey Christine St. John
6:30 a.m. Music Quiz
CRAZY LIFE - TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
HONEY - MARIAH CAREY
SHOW ME LOVE - ROBYN
Prime Minister Tony Blair shakes hands with the leader of the Irish republican movement – Sinn Fein – a first. Many call the handshake an insult to victims of terrorism.
Hurricane Pauline hits Mexico leaving 124 dead in the region of Acapulco.
Apple slashes prices on some of its most popular computers and shipped a version of its new operating system to software developers. Prices are cut on the PowerBook 3400 laptops and Power Macintosh 8600. Its Rhapsody operating system has been shipped to 10,000 developers worldwide.
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In & Out
Have a Set Bedtime - At night your body repairs itself and regulates stress hormones that can make it easier for you to get sick. Research shows people who sleep 8 hours or more a night are three times less likely to get a cold than those who snooze less than seven hours. Mom Mikita Burton credits a strict sleep schedule for her family not seeing the doctor for a sick visit in over a year.
Eat Colors - Eating lots of antioxidant-rich foods, like sweet potatoes with beta carotene, citrus and bell peppers with vitamin C and almonds with vitamin E helps replenish the cells that get damaged fighting germs and bacteria. Susan Robertson says cleaning up her diet and eating more whole foods has kept her healthy for the last two years.
Shape Up Your Gut - Good gut bacteria can enhance your immune system. A probiotic supplement has helpful bacteria that can help during cold and flu season. Fermented foods like sauerkraut can help as well. Alison Schoonover credits probiotics with improving her family’s health.
Wash at Key Times - You don’t have to do it all the time, but washing before eating, before and after prepping food and after sneezing, coughing or using the bathroom can reduce illness by 15 to 50-percent. Soap and water is best but hand sanitizer works too. Jennifer Muth says “consistent and strategic hand washing” kept her healthy during her 10 years as a massage therapist.
Hug It Out - People who had more “social support” when dealing with a stressful situation were less likely to get sick when exposed to a cold virus. Hugging increased the immunity benefit. Kamden Hoffmann says her weekly workout with friends, weekly date with her husband and weekly call to her grandma are the connections that energize her and keep her healthier.
Say Om - Sarah Boyce says that her regular yoga practice helped her avoid being sick and helps calm her down. One study found that “gentle” yoga strengthens immune function as soon as two hours after class starts. Deep breathing exercises help, too.
Source: Woman’s Day
7:15 a.m. Story
- only 10% of people, who have been in their relationship for five to 10 years still have that "head over heels" love for their partner
- 50% of people are "definitely in love" with their partner
- 50% of people in relationships for two to five years say "I love you" every day
- 33% of people in relationships for more than 10 years say "I love you" every day
- 18% of people in relationships for more than 50 years say "I love you" every day
- 12% of people in relationships have never said "I love you"
7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use
Animal Control removed the reptile. Its owner claimed him after seeing him on the news. The snake belongs to one of the Baugh's neighbors.
When Elvis the cobra went on the loose in more than a month ago, the city of Orlando went a bit crazy. In the early days of the search, students at a nearby elementary school weren't allowed to go outside during recess. A parody Twitter account of the snake on the lam was created. Now, the snake has been returned to its owner after giving another woman quite a scare.
Elvis was discovered after a woman living about a half a mile from the serpent's home heard hissing sounds coming from under a clothes dryer in her garage.
Elvis' owners, Mike Kennedy, pleaded not guilty this week to a misdemeanor charge for failing to immediately report the snake missing.
Mashable claims Facebook may replace their "Like" button with new buttons labeled 'surprise', 'love', 'sadness' and 'anger'. Facebook may keep their 'Like' button and add the aforementioned buttons as well
The Daily Express claims an asteroid, measuring two miles in length, will pass the Earth tomorrow. NASA says the asteroid will be 16 million miles from Earth
Spencer Stone, who along with two other Americans, thwarted a terror attack on a train in France in August, was stabbed yesterday during an altercation in Sacramento. The 23 year-old U.S. Airman is expected to survive.
Police Chief Ken Bernard tells reporters that the stabbing occured in an entertainment district. "The stabbing was not related to terrorism in any way. There was a dispute that led to the altercation, although he did not say what the dispute was about. There were conversations, and then it continued down the block where the stabbing took place."
One very rich man now has a very expensive watch.
An unnamed private collector commissioned Swiss watchmakers Vacheron Constantin to make a watch that has 57 "complications," which is watch lingo for any feature beyond basic time telling. That breaks the former record held by a watch built back in 1989 by 24 "complications."
So what fancy features does this watch come with? Sunrise and sunset times, moon phases, solstices and equinoxes, astrological charts, and the Hebrew calendar.
For a cool $10-million, you can have it all on your wrist, too.
NBC and Viral Thread claim two women were recently dining at a Texas Roadhouse when they became agitated with a family because their child was screaming and crying.
The women wrote a note to the family which read: ''Thank you for ruining our dinner with your screaming kid. Sincerely, the table behind you.'' The note was posted online and went viral.
The family spoke to the restaurant manager, who told the women to leave once they were done eating. A spokesperson for Texas Roadhouse says: “We’re in the hospitality business. We want all our guests to have a great experience. We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports. We are proud to be loud. If you want to hear clinking wine glasses and clinking forks, then this probably isn’t the place for you.”
Man stabbed at a funeral: Funerals are a time for somber reflection, not violent outbursts. Well, unless you're Robert Ferrie. The 54-year-old got into a fight with an unnamed victim at a Connecticut funeral and stabbed him multiple times. Then, Ferrie tried to flee in a limousine. Police got to him before he left the cemetery. Ferrie's been charged with first-degree assault, reckless endangerment and breach of peace. Source: Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say a Utah man posed as a federal agent in an attempt to get VIP tickets to a Comic Con event in Salt Lake City.
Jonathon M. Wall was indicted Wednesday on federal charges after the 29-year-old Layton man allegedly claimed he needed passes to catch a fugitive at the event where many attendees wear elaborate costumes.
Authorities say a security official got suspicious of Wall, who was posing as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The official contacted the Air Force, whose agents confirmed Wall didn't work for them.
Wall faces charges of impersonating a federal officer and making a false statement.
The September comic book convention attracted about 120,000 people and featured "Captain America" actor Chris Evans.
No lawyer or phone number was publicly listed for Wall on Thursday.
A Strongsville, Ohio woman, who is hard of hearing, recently called the police on her son. She told them her son was coming into her home and lowering the volume on her TV. Cops told the woman to take up the matter with her son. They declined to press charges.
Cop in trouble for mailing speeding tickets out without pulling people over: As a cop, pulling people over for speeding probably gets a little monotonous after a while. That doesn't mean you can just skip that part, however. David Carter, a Houston, Texas cop since 2002, is under investigation after it came to light that he was mailing out speeding tickets without ever having pulled the drivers over. In fact, at least one person says he wasn't even in the area he was supposedly ticketed in at the time the speeding was allegedly occurring. While the investigation is going on, Carter has been temporarily relieved of duty. At this point, it's unknown if criminal charges will be filed. Source: KHOU
Two Jupiter, Florida women recently got into a fight after one of them took a picture of the other sleeping while at work. One woman's wig got ripped off while the other woman got hit with a cell phone. Neither woman wanted to press charges. The only witness was in the bathroom when the fight started.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — documents that were found in yet another stolen car.
Carnell Eugene Butler now faces charges in three stolen car cases.
St. Petersburg police say officers found a stolen Infiniti on Sunday. Inside, they found Butler's documents related to a June auto theft arrest.
Detectives contacted Butler, who arranged to pick them up. When he arrived at police headquarters, a detective arrested Butler and found keys to a Hyundai Sonata in his pocket. The car was located a block away.
It, too, had been reported stolen.
Butler was being held without bond. Jail records didn't list an attorney.
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