Today we visit with AJ Jacobs. He is the host of a daily program called “The Puzzler” and a New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically. In his book “The Puzzler” goes on a rollicking journey to understand the enduring power of puzzles: why we love them, what they do to our brains, and how they can improve our world.
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National Led Light Day
International Day Of Peaceful Communication
National Bathtub Day
National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day
National Flower Day
National Forgiveness And Happiness Day
National Inner Beauty Day
National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day
Team Margot Stem Cell And Bone Marrow Awareness Day
World Cotton Day
You Matter To Me Day
National Frappe Day
National Touch Tag Day
Alvin C. York Day
International Birth Registration Day
International Lesbian Day
International Off-Road Day
International Podiatry Day
National Harbormaster Appreciation Day
National Salmon Day
World Octopus Day
National Fluffernutter Day
National Pierogi Day
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Dads: It’s not exactly a huge sacrifice, but if you want your kids to do well school, one of the best things you can do is…play with them. A study from the University of Leeds found that children do better in school if their dads engage in activities with them like reading, drawing, singing and telling stories. The researchers studied 5,000 households in England, observing the test scores of 5 to 7-year-olds. The study found that a dad’s involvement with their kids improved their grades in school – no matter the child’s age, gender, ethnicity or the family’s household income. Moms? Moms who similarly spent quality time with their kids had more of an impact on their social development than on grades.
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Blockbuster “Barbie” movie has inspired a cultural phenomenon,
contributing to a pink paint shortage and inspiring a fabulously
feminine fashion trend, dubbed “Barbiecore.” But it has also
sparked conversations around mental health and the power of
nostalgia. Since the film’s release, Barbie doll sales have spiked
— which could be thanks to adult viewers on a search for their
“emotional support Barbies,” CNN has reported. Recently, many
adults have shared on social media their newly purchased dolls. The
hashtag #emotionalsupportbarbie has more than 2 million views on
TikTok, featuring videos of girls and women — and even men —
buying Barbies that look like them, represent their careers, or
inspire them to be their authentic selves.
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Three months after offering a stay at Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse, Airbnb’s latest stunt is a long weekend at Shrek’s Swamp. The listing for the property based on the 2001 hit movie reads: “Ogre enthusiasts can find peace and quiet watching the leaves fall in this mud-laden, moss-covered, murky-watered oasis that is Shrek’s Swamp”. The property in the Scottish Highlands is a faithful recreation of Shrek’s animated abode, complete with oversized furniture and roots growing down through the ceiling. Guests will be able to light “earwax candles,” and will be treated to Donkey’s freshly made waffles for breakfast. And just like in the film, the bathroom is an outhouse, which features a toilet, sink and shower facilities. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yeyvskb8
Despite the fact that he’s a beloved movie star known all over the world, Robert Pattinson has the same self-doubts and anxieties that many of us share. “The Batman” star revealed that side of himself in a recent interview with comedian Jordan Firstman. Pattinson said: “I’m constantly thinking that you’re just going to spend the vast majority of your life unemployed and desperate and kind of feeling like you’re a total failure.” When Firstman responded: “If Robert Pattinson is saying that, there is no hope for anyone to ever be satisfied”, Pattinson elaborated, explaining he feels that way due to the sporadic nature of being a working actor, where a job lasts, at most, 3 months, which he called “the most stressful thing in the world.”
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Pumpkin Spice season. And if you’re one of those people who want pumpkin spice in everything from your Oreos to your…pumpkin spice…here’s some good news: The spices that are mixed together to create pumpkin spice each have their own health benefits. That’s right: Pumpkin spice is actually pretty good for you. The flavor is generally made up of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Cinnamon is thought to help control blood sugar levels, nutmeg has been used to treat many afflictions, including cancer and kidney disease, but more research is needed. Ginger seems to be an effective treatment for nausea and morning sickness. Cloves are used to treat toothaches, and allspice is good for things like intestinal gas, diarrhea, flu and colds. And let’s not forget pumpkin. While it isn’t actually an ingredient in ALL pumpkin spice products, if it is used, you’re in luck. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, skin, and fighting infections.
FACT FOR YOU:
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✓ UK’s Royal Mail estimated in 2015 that it would cost £11,602 (US $15,215) to send a letter to Mars.
✓ Female dragonflies will fake their own deaths to avoid mating with unwanted males.
✓ Extra charges at Starbucks, such as for extra pumps of…everything, bring in over $1 billion in revenue every year.
✓ Cows ‘moo’ with regional accents.
✓ Worms reportedly taste like bacon.
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Question: When asked what they are most excited about with the arrival of Fall, 23% of people said THIS. What is it?
Answer: Going apple-picking
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