THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My sister married my best friend. They were married for a few years and they divorced. Now she's upset that I'm still friends with him. He has been my best friend for over thirty years. It's not his fault they were divorced. My sister had an affair and is now married to that dude. She's upset that I am not a fan of him and don't like to spend time with them. The reason I bring all of this up. We're going to have a big family event at Christmas time. I have to be there with my sister and her new husband. I've tried so many times to just ignore them, but they make that impossible. She's the sister who gets in everyone's face and needs to get a hug when she gets there and when she leaves! I'm not sure what I'm asking for, but I think I need advice on how to deal with this situation. Booze has not been helping! Anyone? How do I deal with this family circus without causing a scene?
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Friends can certainly come in handy. But never in a million years did I think that they’d be good for my stomach. Researchers from the University of Oxford say they found that friendship is just as important for our physical health as it is for our mental well-being. The research team discovered that the more social monkeys are, the more beneficial gut microbes they have in their system. It has previously been shown that a person’s gut microbiome plays a major role in physical and mental health. Scientists discovered the good gut bacteria abundant in the more sociable monkeys had strong immune system functions and anti-inflammatory properties. These bacteria can be transmitted socially, by something as simple as a touch. Monkeys who spent less time hanging out with their friends had higher quantities of Streptococcus, the bacteria that causes diseases such as strep throat and pneumonia.
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cure for baldness could be on the way. Scientists in China say they
have developed a simple patch that helps people grow their hair back.
In testing, the patch, made from tiny needles and created by
artificial intelligence, effectively regenerated hair in mice. Within
13 days the creatures regained thick hair strands more effectively
than other mice treated with testosterone or drugs used in
anti-balding products. The patch works by neutralizing chemicals that
cause hair to thin out and eventually disappear.
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Abby De La Rosa is clearing up any confusion. The DJ became a mother of 3 on Nov. 11 after welcoming a baby girl with ex-Nick Cannon, who is now a father of 11. But after announcing their exciting new arrival, fans were left confused by the newborn’s name. Taking to Instagram, De La Rosa clarified that her daughter’s name is — “Beautiful” — and not “Zeppelin”, as many thought. Alongside a bouquet of flowers, she wrote: “For those wondering, our daughter’s first name is ‘BEAUTIFUL’ & her middle name is ‘ZEPPELIN’ I totally understand the confusion but it’s babygirls actual name.”
Months after being killed by demon bats in the Upside Down, Joseph Quinn is looking to fight some more monsters. The “Stranger Things” actor is in talks to star in the upcoming “A Quiet Place” spinoff. Titled “A Quiet Place: Day One,” the film follows a different set of characters than those in the first 2 installments, with “Black Panther” star Lupita Nyong’o confirmed to play the lead character. The film’s premise is based on an idea developed by John Krasinski, who helmed the first two installments. He and his real-life wife Emily Blunt starred in the first 2 “Quiet Place” films, which were released in 2018 and 2021.
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We’ve got a sitch here, so let’s have a convo about it. This month, the new edition of “The Official Scrabble Player’s Dictionary” comes out, and in addition to ‘sitch’ and ‘convo’, there are about 500 new words and variations that can be incorporated into the game. For example? ‘Stan’, ‘sitch’, ‘convo’, ‘zedonk’ and ‘dox’. They join more than 100,000 words in the official playbook, which was last updated in 2018. Some are shorthand, like ‘guac’. Some are newer verb variations, like: ‘torrenting’, ‘adulting’, and ‘atting’ (as in “Don’t at me, bro.”). The highest-scoring new word in the Scrabble dictionary is ‘fauxhawk’. Some other compound additions include: ‘deadname’, ‘pageview’, ‘fintech’, ‘allyship’, ‘babymoon’ and ‘subtweet’. Also new are some “uns,” such as ‘unfollow’, ‘unsub’ and ‘unmute’. Also new to the reference book, but definitely not new to most people’s vocabulary, is ‘yeehaw’.
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A baby turkey is called a ‘poult’. A turkey under 16 weeks of age is called a ‘fryer’.
That flesh-like appendage that hangs over a turkey’s beak is called the ‘snood’.
The ‘wattle’ is the bright red appendage on the neck.
Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clicking noise.
A 15 lb (6.8kg) turkey usually has about 70% white meat and 30% dark meat.
Commercially raised turkeys are too heavy to fly. In fact, turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so large that turkeys sometimes fall over.
Scientists say the idea that turkeys can drown if they look up when it’s raining is just a myth.
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Answer: Saggy pants
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A tattoo removal studio in London is offering to remove clients’ Kanye West tattoos — free of charge. NAAMA Studios tweeted: “Yeezy come, yeezy go. Got a #kanyewest tattoo? Tag us.” The studio shared the tweet alongside a photo of a man’s arm with a tattoo that says “Bye” — with the “ye” a darker shade, as a nod to Kanye’s new official name, Ye. Those who want their tattoos of West removed amid his recent controversies can contact the tattoo removal studio through email or by tagging them in their Instagram or Twitter posts.
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An AskReddit thread asked people to come up with things that look like fun in movies — but are miserable in real life. Here’s what people had to say…
➠ “Montages where they’re working hard, especially if it’s a “glow-up” thing full of exercise and dieting and self-improvement.
➠ “Drinking hard liquor out of a flask. In movies, it looks kind of normal, but in real life, you just look like an alcoholic.”
➠ “Living paycheck to paycheck or not making enough to survive in the city you live in.”
➠ “Getting everyone ready in the morning…Kids drinking orange juice. Mom cooking pancakes and smiling. Dad grabbing a piece of toast and running out the door… Everyone should be scrambling to get ready and yelling at someone to get up and people fighting for the bathroom and the dog barking at a squirrel outside.”
➠ “Fighting. (Hurting) your hands, scaring your friends, and getting into legal trouble is about all you get out of fighting, besides maybe a quick rush of endorphins.”
➠ “Crowd surfing. In reality, you’re getting thrown about, dropped on people heads and groped until the crowd drops you and then you’re lucky if you don’t get your (butt) kicked for falling on someone’s head.”
on the beach (sand!!!), prom, marrying a prince, trying on a LOT of
outfits, legal trials, hunting ghosts, most Halloween parties, most
high school relationships, having your car break down in a
picturesque town. For one thing, it is never coincidentally the week
of the big annual festival.”
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