Holiday Greetings From Chuck Norris
High School Students Pull Prank On Teachers
Students at Kilgore High School in Texas pranked their teachers and classmates by having a person hide inside of a Christmas tree costume (Huffington Post)
The Perfect Gift For Your Snoring Significant Other
We’ve got the perfect gift to get a partner who snores, and it’s actually jewelry. It’s called The Good Night ring, and the inventor claims that it can help you sleep by applying the pinciples of acupressure, an ancient Chinese medicine. In the ring, two bumps on the inside press against pressure points at the base of the little finger. Pressing on these points is said to open up the nasal passageways and make it easier for wearers to breathe through their nose, in turn reducing snoring. In a study of 20 snorers, 17 said they slept better when they wore the ring on their pinkie. They also reported snoring less often and less loudly, and said they were less tired the following day. (Daily Mail)
A new survey by Morrison’s grocery reveals that 29% of cooks have passed-off ready made meals as their own at Christmas. Other findings:
– 21% of people say gravy is the hardest holiday dish to prepare
– 33% of people have cooked their Christmas meal ahead of time to insure it’s perfect
– 31% of people plan their Christmas meal a month ahead of time
Five Reasons the Christmas Gifts You Bought Could Be Returned
There’s only today (December 23rd) and tomorrow left to do your last-minute Christmas shopping, but as you’re running around trying to finish off your list, keep in mind the following five reasons from Kiplinger’s that your gifts could be returned if you don’t buy smartly:
- Not the recipient’s taste — Just because you like a certain piece of jewelry, or perfume, or book, or painting, etc., doesn’t mean the recipient will. So unless you know them well, you might be better off giving a gift card.
- Wrong size — Steer away from clothing for people who aren’t in your immediate family because you could easily get the wrong size.
- Won’t be used — Fun knick-knacks and desk toys and the like might seem like a cute idea, but there’s a good chance they won’t ever get used.
- Too personal — No-one other than your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend should get lingerie or sexy men’s underwear from you. Period.
- Suggests that the recipient needs to change — You may think that exercise video will be as inspiring to your friend as it was to you, but all she’ll think is that you believe she needs to lose weight.
Trend for 2014 — Joy of Missing Out
FOMO — the fear of missing out — has only recently become a phrase in wider use, meaning the fear that something’s going on that you don’t know about or aren’t involved in, that’s been heightened by social media. But AP reports that global advertising and marketing company and trend watcher JWT believes that JOMO — the joy of missing out — is going to be gaining ground in 2014. The prediction is that more people will be trying to shut out distractions and focus on the moment. The company’s trend-spotter, Ann Mack, explained, “You’re enjoying what you’re doing in the here and now and not on social media broadcasting or seeing what everybody else is doing. I think the real surprise is the fact that as we get more immersed in technology we’re starting to question its siren call, although we’re not resisting it entirely. . . . Over the past several years we’ve let technology rule us and now we’re ready to rule it and find a balance in our lives because we realize technology is here to stay but it’s fundamentally changing our relationships, our behaviors, perhaps even our brains.”