TGIF Randoms-Never Hug a Chicken, Feel Overwhelmed, Turn this Off

  • Here’s a helpful hint: Don’t hug a chicken. That’s right – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that hugging, kissing or any kind of handling of chickens and other birds could lead to salmonella infections. The CDC has linked recent multi-state outbreaks of salmonella to people cuddling live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings, that live in backyards. Of 228 people infected with salmonella, 190 said they had handled live poultry about a week before they experienced symptoms. (Time)     
  • Feeling overwhelmed? Turn off your phone. Yes, we know … how could you possibly turn off your phone?! But the reason is pretty simple: If you already have a lot on your plate for the day, taking away the distraction of your phone will help you focus and get through that pile of stuff you need to get done. (Pure Wow)       
  • Want to make your weekend feel longer? Do something different. Most of us fall into the same weekend routine … watch TV, do laundry, go grocery shopping, some exercise, a birthday dinner or brunch, maybe. David Eagleman, author of The Brain: The Story of You, says it’s exactly this same old routine that makes the weekend seems to fly by faster. Instead you should fill your weekends with new things, from new activities to new restaurants. It will make those two days seem a lot longer … and more fulfilling. (Pure Wow)           
  • According to a new study, seeing plus-size models is good for women’s mental health. Researchers from Florida State University found that women get a boost in their mood and body positivity after seeing models who reflect real body shapes and sizes, rather than underweight models. And here’s a tip for advertisers and fashion houses: Women are more likely to pay attention to and remember average and plus-size models vs. underweight models, according to the study. (EurekAlert)           
  • Instagram is about to explode … glow in the dark doughnuts are here. Yep, Black Star Pastry in Sydney, Australia, is now serving what they call Glownuts … glow in the dark dougnuts. It’s not the doughnut itself that glows. Apparently it's the icing. Owner and pastry chef Chirstopher Thé claims there are no artificial ingredients in the glow-in-the-dark icing. It gets its glow from vitamin B. Be prepared to see a lot of pics of these on social media. (Seventeen


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