Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?
It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.
Can ‘Zoning Out’ Help Your Memory?
According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science, wakeful resting — otherwise known as “spacing out” — can actually improve memory. So, the next time somebody accuses you of not listening, just say you’re boosting your memory and there’s science to prove it.
Hooters Updates Its Image to Attract Female Customers
Hooters, the restaurant best known for bodacious waitresses who flaunt their womanly assets, is undergoing a makeover that includes a new menu, updated decor and an attempt to attract patrons who normally wouldn’t be caught dead in the “breastaurant” — women.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones [VIDEOS]
Of all the US athletes set to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, none have captured our hearts more so than Lolo (real name Lori) Jones. And why not?
Warning to Parents! Your Kids Might Be Hiding What They’re Really Up to Online
It’s no secret that our children are more adept at using technology than we are, but a new survey by computer security company McAfee suggests their using their skills to be sneaky.
You’ll Be Shocked to Learn How Unhealthy Sleeping with the Lights On Can Be
It’s long been understood that darkness is most conducive to a good night’s sleep and helps spur the production of sleep-causing chemicals, but doctors recently revealed just how disruptive sleeping with lights on can be to a person’s health.
Prescription Painkillers Emerge As the Leading Cause of Accidental Death
For years, car accidents have been the leading cause of accidental death. But that all changed four years ago when, for the first time, vehicle-related deaths were topped by poisoning due to prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.
Americans Doing Their Obese Best to Keep the World Population 17 Million Tons Overweight
Many of us could stand to lose a few pounds, but the total body mass of all the overweight people in the world is truly surprising, according to a new report. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the US accounts for a disproportionate number of this extra poundage.
Scotty McCreery Previews New Video for ‘I Love You This Big’ [VIDEO]
It’s been a roller coaster ride for Scotty McCreery ever since he won ‘American Idol.’ And now, the season 10 winner is filming his first-ever video for the single ‘I Love You This Big.’ McCreery recently spoke to ‘Access Hollywood’ and gave a preview of the upcoming video, reported PopCrush. “This is pretty insane. I mean, really. All the hard work that’s been put into this and now I’m sitting he