If you’re on a tight budget and don’t have the means to jet off to your dream destination this summer, don’t be discouraged. There are plenty of things to do closer to home that cost absolutely nothing. After the jump, check out 10 things you can do that won’t strip you of your spending money. Tap into your city’s natural resources and enjoy! Keep reading »
Have you eaten lunch yet? You might be about to lose it. Traditional American dishes are getting grosser and grosser. These stately favorites are packing cholesterol, saturated fats, and obscene portion sizes. It’s no surprise that the United States has obesity problems: Americans are quick to chow down on fast food, greasy snacks, and fried, sugary desserts. We just about tossed our cookies when we saw South Carolina’s turducken (left) and New York’s garbage plate (right). Check out the 50 fattiest foods in the United States, but not if you’re looking for anything remotely edible. Heart attack with a side of cellulite, anyone? [Health.com] Keep reading »
As women, we hear a lot about what we should and shouldn’t do to our bodies. Drink this much water, take x-amount of these vitamins, or stay away from certain foods … it’s so confusing! What’s a girl to do? Can you get pregnant while you’re on your period? Do antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of birth control? An article on LiveScience debunks the rumors so we can finally get it straight. After the jump, check out four myths — and one truth — all women need to know. Keep reading »
Attention all geeks! If you were a science fair groupie or simply loved biology class, take note: you can grow a personal garden of meat-eating plants with this Desktop Carnivorous Plant Set. When you’re bored in the office or simply want a way to procrastinate when you’re on deadline, this plant set will surely come in handy. Luckily, it comes with a dome to protect your fingers and unsuspecting co-workers. Anything to support geekery!
Tweeting is not just for the younger generations, as proven by the oldest Twitter user, Ivy Bean. Sadly, the Twitter maven passed away today at 104 years old. Bean died in her sleep and had been ill for weeks during her time at a nursing home. During her stay, she and the staff at her nursing home posted Twitter updates about her health. Bean’s popular Twitter account currently has 59,261 followers. Her presence is still felt online as her home care manager tweeted in her absence, “Ivy passed away peacefully at 12.08 this morning.” Bean, a former mill worker, joined Facebook at 102 years old. When she was born in 1905, the telegram was the fastest way to communicate. She might be gone, but her mark in social media will live on forever … through her Twitter account, anyway. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »