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A new thread on the anonymous Whisper app has fellas sharing the things they don’t really care about in relationships, even though their girls really do.  One guy doesn’t care about hairy legs, while another doesn’t care if their gal is a nerd, and one doesn’t worry about his gal’s diet.  Another doesn’t care about his FB status of his relationship, even though it drives his girlfriend crazy.  Click below for more...

Source: Whisper


A new study suggests that if you eat fried potatoes of any form at least twice a week it could increase your risk of death.  The eight-year study found that those who ate French fries twice a week increased their risk of death more than double those who didn’t.  Boiling, baking or mashing potatoes don’t pose the same risk.

Source: Today

 

A new survey finds that 58% of Americans are now drinking Rosé wine, with 91% liking it to be slightly sweet.  While Rosé tends to be a summer drink, with 74% of Americans saying drinking it represents the official start of summer, 66% of folks enjoy it all year round. There does seem to be a bit of a generation gap though, with 73% of Millennials saying they are Rose drinkers, as compared to 56% of GenXers and 49% of Baby Boomers.

And it’s not just for special occasions. People seem to enjoy Rosé while doing every day things like:

  • Watching TV shows & Netflix Marathons (58%)
  • Reading a book or magazine (55%)
  • Taking a bubble bath (30%)
  • Watching a sports game (32%)
  • Sun bathing (27%)

Source: Street Insider


A new study out of the University of Florida finds that getting drunk by the age of 15 doubles a person's risk of early death.  Those who admitted getting drunk at least once before 15 were 47% more likely to die during the length of the study than those who never got drunk.  37% of early drinkers suffer alcohol abuse problems and only 11% of those who drank alcohol later in life develop them.

Source: The Daily Mail

 

Relationships we have with our family are important ties that can’t be broken, but according to new research, friendships are the key to long-term health and happiness. A summary of two related studies shows that the relationships we have with our friends have the biggest impact on those areas later in life.

So why are our besties more valuable than family when it comes to staying healthy and happy? According to researcher William Chopik, it all comes down to choice. “I think it might have to do with the selective nature of friendships - we can keep the ones we like and slowly fade the ones we don’t,” he explains. “We often do leisure activities with friends too, whereas family relationships can often be stressful, negative, or monotonous.”

Chopik also says friends might fill in the gaps or support us in ways that family can’t or won’t. Our BFFs also understand us on a different level than family, because of interests and experiences we share with them.

"Friendships are among the hardest relationships to maintain across the lifespan," says Chopik. "Part of that has to do with a lack of obligation. Friends spend time together because they want and choose to, not because they have to."

Source: Shape

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