This Is Kinda’ Creepy
How Much Do You Sleep?
A new survey by Travelodge reveals that the average person now sleeps for only six hours and 41 minutes a night. Other findings:
- 27% of people get less sleep now than they did a year ago
- the average person opts for 11 minutes of extra ‘snooze button’ time every morning
Top Reasons People Like Awake
1. Money worries (32%)
2. Family issues (25%)
3. Work stress (18%)
4. Job security worries (17%)
5. Unfinished household chores (16%)
Ohio Man Comes Back To Life After 45 Minutes
A 37-year-old Ohio man whose heart stopped for 45 minutes earlier this month was brought back to life in what even his doctor is calling a miracle. ABC News reported that Tony Yahle’s wife woke up early on August 5th and noticed that her husband’s breathing was irregular. She couldn’t wake him up, so he was rushed to the hospital, where his heart stopped beating that afternoon. Doctors tried to revive him for 45 minutes before declaring him dead. Yahle’s 17-year-old son then ran to his father’s bed and said, “Dad, you’re not going to die today.” Soon after, the medical staff noticed that Yahle’s heart started beating once or twice each minute, and they were able to revive him. Yahle is now well enough to speak to reporters, telling them his survival was miraculous. His doctor agreed, telling ABC News ,”I’m calling it a miracle because I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Triple-A Predicting Biggest Labor Day Travel Weekend Since Great Recession
If you’re planning a get-away road trip for Labor Day weekend, Triple-A is predicting that a lot of people are going to be joining you, forecasting that more Americans will hit the highways for the holiday weekend that have in the past five years, since the Great Recession hit. Triple-A, along with IHS Global Insight, is predicting that 34.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more within the U.S. over Labor Day weekend, a 4.2 percent increase over last year’s 32.7 million and the most since the 45.1 million who did so in 2008, just before the financial crash hit. The forecast’s optimism is being driven by a modest upswing in the economy, led by recovering home values and an improved employment picture.
‘Huffington Post’ To End Anonymous Comments
The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington announced on Wednesday (August 21st) that the website is going to stop allowing anonymous comments, the latest site to decide that it’s no longer worth it. She explained to reporters at a conference in Boston, “Trolls are just getting more and more aggressive and uglier and I just came from London where there are rape and death threats. . . . I feel that freedom of expression is giving to people who stand up for what they say and not hiding behind anonymity.” Although The Huffington Post uses advanced algorithms to oversee comments plus 40 moderators, she said it’s no longer enough. Huffington said the change will come next month.