Pint A Day Keeps the Doctor Away (if it’s Guiness!)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore“A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks. Drinking lager does not yield the same benefits, experts from University of Wisconsin told a conference in the U.S.” (BBC) Thanks, Andrew!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

How To Check Tires for Hidden Dangers

first_img Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreOld tires (more than 5 years old) are sold as “new”, because the outside tread looks untouched. However, tires, like milk, have a shelf life after which they can be dangerous — even deadly — for drivers.  For instance, an ABC News investigative team found some Walmart stores selling 12 year old tires as “new.”The next time you buy tires, make sure you know how to read the code on the side of the product.Numbers engraved in rubber on a tire wall will tell you when they were made. Many are easy to see on the outside, but sometimes companies put this number on the inside of the tire.This ABC news video from 2008 demonstrates how to decode the jumble of numbers on a tire to decipher when the tire was made.Watch below, or at ABC News…last_img read more

7 Construction Workers Win Millions 7 Years After Playing Lotto Super 7 and Being Defrauded

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAfter 7 years, Canadian lottery officials say they’ve finally awarded to the correct people a multimillion-dollar jackpot that authorities say was fraudulently claimed by someone else.Seven construction workers who played the lottery together in December 2003 were awarded $12.5 million plus $2.35 million in interest after being declared the rightful jackpot winners.“After more than seven long years, the right prize is going to the right people,” a beaming Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLC) chair Paul Godfrey said before the winners were introduced at a ceremony.The winners of the Lotto Super 7 were identified through an exhaustive investigation by Ontario Provincial Police, supported by OLG’s own investigative team, and information provided by OLG’s new Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART) system.“They tracked us down after seven years! The OLG is great,” said James Reaman, one of the group members.A lottery retailer’s relative claimed to be the winner after the clerk had not disclosed to a buyer that he had won a free ticket, which later turned out to be a winning ticket.The winning group members, who at one time all worked together, are:* Adam Barnett, 32 years old, of Grimsby* Daniel Campbell, 37 years old, of St. Catharines* Jason Dykema, 34 years old, of Burlington* Daniel MacGregor, 36 years old, of Burford* Michael Maddocks, 35 years old, of Beamsville* James Reaman, 40 years old, of Ridgeville* Joseph Reaman, 35 years old, of Ridgeville(SEE the great photo of the 7 winners, and read more at Toronto Star) Photo by jdurham, via morguefileAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Bill Clinton and Ben Stiller Team Up for Haiti

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFormer President Bill Clinton will be co-hosting a New York City gala Sept. 23 to benefit actor Ben Stiller’s foundation for building schools in Haiti.The cause is dear to Clinton’s heart. He launched the Clinton Foundation Haiti Fund and created the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund in 2010. Stiller created his foundation after the 2010 earthquake.(READ the AP story at Yahoo)Bill Clinton in Haiti, UN Foundation, Marco DorminoAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Teens Come Running to Shovel Snow When Elderly Neighbor was Laboring

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTracy Lynn DelValle of Gardner, Massachusetts posted a story and photo on Facebook proving that (in her words), “Not all kids nowadays are thoughtless.”Tracy’s neighbor, who is aging in her 60’s, was attempting to shovel the snow around her car in the driveway yesterday.“She looked pale, and after each shovelful, she put her head down and rested for a few minutes,” wrote Tracy, who was ill, and unable to assist. She sent a text message to her upstairs neighbor about the trouble.“Within 30 seconds of that text my neighbor’s two teenage children and two of their friends were shoveling out the neighbor,” who was cajoled into the house for more rest.(Original post on Facebook)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

90-Year-old Feels As Good As She’s Ever Felt

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorePhyllis Sues says she is not aware of being 90 years old. “I’m physically as good as I have ever felt and mentally even better.” People ask her all the time what’s her secret. She tells them to move — every day.“There is no cheating!” says the dancer. “It’s daily! Minute-by-minute.”She wrote in the Huffington Post, “Numbers and dwelling on age is a trap. There is no age, it’s living each moment to it’s fullest.”– READ her article in the Huff Post– WATCH the video below– Visit her website, PhyllisSues.comAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Soft Landing: Skateboarders Add Floating Ramp to Lake Tahoe (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHow do skateboarders learn to do those aerial flips without breaking their backs? Well, now they can use the ramp built by Bob Burnquist that floats in Lake Tahoe.The wooden ramp owned by the Brazil-born professional skater based in San Diego offers an ultra soft landing — the water.The ramp weighs 7,300 pounds and took 300 man hours to build.– WATCH the video from Visit California– READ the story in the Daily MailAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Here Comes The Sun: Skyscrapers Can Erase Their Shadows

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSkyscrapers can be impressive feats of architecture, but they often cast gloomy shadows in public spaces. Now, one of the greenest architecture firms in the United States has devised a way to make the darkness go away.Inspired to rid London of its overshadowing problem, especially when 230 new towers are planned for London in the near future, NBBJ has created the world’s first algorithm to make a building lose it’s shadow.The “No Shadow Tower” design calls for two high rise buildings working in conjunction to redirect sunlight and reduce shadows at their base. (Watch the animation below) NBBJ’s mathematical algorithm traces the sun’s angles while the orb moves across the sky. Basically, the sunlight reflected by one tower fills in the shadow of the other, creating a 60% reduction in shade.“These towers can be developed anywhere in the world: the algorithm can adapt the form to any site,” wrote NBBJ designer Christian Coop on Wednesday. “More importantly, No Shadow Towers would benefit their surrounding communities as much as the people who live and work in them.”Residents in one town in Norway are basking in the winter sun where, historically, there had been only dim daylight. In a victory over the oppressive mountain shadows, the town installed a giant mirror on the mountaintop to send sunshine beaming into the town square below.(WATCH the company video below)Photo Credit: NBBJ Released ImageAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

10 Meaningful Ways to Carry Out Random Acts of Kindness

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreLet’s continue celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 14–20).Although few of these ideas are actually random, these 10 acts of kindness will make you and the recipient feel wonderful.1. Invent a holiday for someone you love. I have “Mia Appreciation Day” for my wife. Your appreciation day can be as simple as picking a date and writing a thank you note each year to read out loud on that day.2. Think of the people who have made a difference in your life. Take 45 minutes to write those people a letter telling them why they’re wonderful.CHECK OUT: 5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health3. Take a few minutes to send postcards to sick children who are fighting serious illnesses and want to receive mail.4. Send cards to lonely seniors. Love for the Elderly will distribute your mail to seniors in need.5. Put a dozen paper hearts or smiley faces in a box or on a card. Write something special on each heart about someone close to you. Make someone’s day with this gift.6. Look for opportunities to share compliments. It takes no time, costs nothing, and will make someone feel awesome. Don’t just think it. Say it.7. Listen. The greatest gift we can give people is our time. We can put down our phones, lift our heads up from our computers and really listen without interrupting.LOOK: Spree of 318 Random Acts of Kindness Across Boston8. Donate items you’re not using to people who need them. (Here’s a list of places to donate things in the US). And, it doesn’t get easier than this – through Give Back Box you can box up household items, games, clothing or other items you no longer need, and Give Back Box provides a prepaid shipping label so you can ship the items to Goodwill at no charge. This is only offered in the US. (Goodwill is a nonprofit that provides job training and jobs.) 9. Follow up. When my friend Mary was diagnosed with cancer, she received overwhelming support. However, as her lengthy treatment progressed, the support waned. Because of that, Mary now finds a reason to send a note or reach out every few weeks when someone she knows has cancer. A divorced friend told me something similar. He said it felt like everyone forgot about him a few months after his divorce, even though it was still tough.Let’s reach out months after a trauma (disease, divorce, death, etc.). My friends said that even an occasional note makes a big difference, and even if the person sending the note wasn’t a close friend.This is a great week to send a few notes.10. Only have a minute? Text or email someone right now, to tell them you’re thinking about them.Adapted from Brad Aronson’s blog. For Brad’s full list of Random Acts of Kindness, check out 98 Random Acts of Kindness on Brad’s blog.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

This Mechanic Will Fix Anyone’s Car For Free

first_imgDrive This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share (Photo by McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe only thing driving this mechanic to such compassionate heights is his love of restoring people’s faiths in humanity.For the last 15 years, ex-air force mechanic David McCoy has been fixing people’s cars for free. David and his team of over 40 Car Car volunteers provide free repairs two days out of the month in the Atlanta, Georgia area.RELATED: Pope Opens Free Laundromat for Rome’s PoorIn 2016 alone, the team donated $68,000 worth of labor and parts to anyone in need of automotive care. Car Care receives most of its funding for these operations through financial contributions from the McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church.David has only one requirement for receiving these repairs: “Do you need it? If so, you qualify.”(WATCH the video below)last_img read more