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A new study reveals that married men tend to be heavier than single dudes.  The average married man weighed two and a half pounds more than their single counterparts, with weight increasing not only after saying “I Do,” but after having their first child.  The study suggests married men are chubbier because they don’t have to make an effort to attract women, and also because they may eat more due to marital social obligations.

Source: New York Post


A new study reveals that employees who take enough vacation tend to be more productive in the office.  Employees who are considered high performers take an average of 19 vacations days each year, whole low performers take, on average, only 14 days.  Employees with unlimited vacation take about 13 days off a year, while those with more traditional vacation polices take 15.

Source: Yahoo Finance

According to a new survey, a lot of folks are doing daily activities from the comfort of their bed.  60% of people admit to browsing the web from their bed, while 57% check emails, 54% check social media accounts and 40% are reading.  73% of people say there is no place they’d rather unwind that in their bed, which could be why 45% of people say they wish they could do more of their daily activities in bed.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Amazon is set to launch a new “try before you buy” program called Amazon Wardrobe.  Amazon Prime customers choose between three and 15 items of clothing, shoes or accessories, keep them for up to week, and then return whatever they don’t want at no additional cost.  Customers won’t be charged for items until seven days after they’ve had them, and Wardrobe even offers discounts depending on how many items a person keeps.

Source: USA Today

Now that summer is here, many of us like to sport a tan. Some of us go for the faux glow of a self tanner or a spray tan, but others are still opting for the sun to do the work. And believe it or not, one of the newer trends in tanning involves Coca Cola - yep, as in the soda.

Some sunbathers are swapping sunscreen or tanning oil for Coke, lathering up in it before heading out to bake. Why would they do this? It seems the caramel coloring in the soda help turn skin that bronze color they desire.

But don’t try this yourself. Putting Coke all over your skin and laying out in the sun can actually make it easier to burn. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital explains that the acids in Coke can wash away layers of dead skin cells, letting more ultraviolet light in, making you more likely to burn.

So just drink the soda and if you’re going to be out in the sun, use sunscreen to protect your precious skin. If you want to be a bronzed goddess, stick to self tanners and spray tans. There’s no chance of skin cancer and wrinkles from those!

Source: Foodbeast

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