News junkie that I am, I’ve sworn off using my television as background noise. I’ve had it up to here with hearing the same old news day in, day out. The stock market is up. The stock market is down … bla, bla, bla. So here’s some news you probably haven’t heard.
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN POLISH YOUR SHOES WITH . . . A BANANA PEEL?
Times are tough. We all know it. But just because you can’t afford shoe polish . . . that doesn’t mean you need to be walking around with scuffed-up shoes.
In fact, all you really need to do is find another, cheaper product which will shine your shoes just as well as regular polish . . . like a BANANA PEEL. Seriously.
Bananas contain natural oils and potassium . . . which are both common ingredients in shoe polish.
LONELINESS IS JUST AS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH AS . . . SMOKING!
According to experts, about ONE in FIVE Americans are considered “lonely”. So why should you care?
Because researchers at the University of Chicago have found that loneliness can trigger all kinds of unfortunate bodily responses, including:
#1.) Raising your blood pressure.
#2.) Releasing a stress hormone . . . called Cortisol . . . which makes you gain weight.
#3.) Weakening your immune system.
#4.) Screwing with your sleeping habits.
#5.) Making you depressed.
And listen to this: Overall, the health difference between a lonely person and a popular person is similar to the health difference between a smoker and a non-smoker.
And the best news of all
Today is National Chocolate Covered Cashew Day. Since I like both, that’s fine by me.
So there. You know the rest of the story.