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A survey by Netflix finds that 97% of moms say they had more “me time” before their tot cam along, with 71% admitting they sneak in some time to enjoy their favorite TV shows.  57% of moms will sneak in some TV time while doing laundry, while 40% admit to the “bathroom sneak,” and 27% will watch while getting ready to go out.  The top shows moms find time to watch are “The Walking Dead,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Orange is the New Black".

Other ways moms sneak in some TV me time include:

  • While working from home (22%)
  • Sitting in a parking lot (19%)
  • Running errands (19%)
  • Sitting in the driveway (17%)
  • During carpool (15%)
  • While the kids play (14%)
  • Lying about other obligations (12%)

Top Ten Shows Mom Sneak Away To Watch

  1. “The Walking Dead”
  2. “Grey’s Anatomy”
  3. “Orange is the New Black”
  4. “Friends”
  5. “13 Reasons Why”
  6. “Scandal”
  7. “How to Get Away With Murder”
  8. “Once Upon A Time”
  9. “Fuller House”
  10. “Gilmore Girls”

Source: Mashable


They say when you look good, you feel good. But when you eat good, you feel even better. Eating more natural foods helps boost energy and metabolism, so chowing on eats made with limited, whole ingredients with lots of nutrients, good fats, and fiber will help us feel better in general.

We know that eating healthier is good for us in the long run, but a study found that "eating fruit and vegetables apparently boosts our happiness far more quickly than it improves human health.” Here are some other ways to eat your way to happy.

  • Eat less meat - George Mateljan, author of “The World’s Healthiest Foods” explains that meat “requires better chewing, more acid secretion by the stomach’s parietal cells, and more active enzyme secretion by the pancreas.” Which means your body is working really hard to digest that meaty meal. But there are plenty of plant proteins out there you could eat instead to give your body a break.
  • Listen to Mom and eat your vegetables - She knew what she was talking about. Hiding in carrots and a bunch of other veggies and even some fruits are something called carotenoids, which have been associated with higher levels of optimism.
  • Swap processed sweets for natural sugars - Fruit can satisfy a sweet tooth and it’s so much better for you than any processed cookies, Twinkies, and candy. Eating more fruit will boost energy and you can feel good about choosing to eating natural sweets.

Source: Elite Daily


Starbucks fans, this Friday they’re giving away something for free. Friday the chain is handing out free iced tea between 1pm and 2pm. So that’s only one hour to get your hand on this Friday afternoon freebie.

That means you have to hustle to take advantage of this deal, but the flavors might inspire you to shake it on down to Starbucks in a hurry. Here are the iced teas they’re offering:

  • Shaken Iced Pineapple Black Tea Infusion
  • Shaken Iced Strawberry Green Tea Infusion
  • Shaken Iced Peach Citrus Tea Infusion

If for some reason you can’t make it to your local Starbucks during that one hour window Friday afternoon, these new flavors will be sticking around. So you can still try one later, you’ll just have to pay for it.

Source: Hello Giggles


When Madalyn Parker needed to take a few days off from her job as a web developer in Ann Arbor, Michigan for her mental health, she got such an incredible response from the CEO of her company, she tweeted about it. And her tweet has since gone viral because everyone else loves her boss’ reaction, too.

After sharing with her team that she was taking a few days off to focus on her mental health so she could return “refreshed and back to 100%,” Parker’s CEO, Ben Congleton emailed her to thank her for the reminder of the importance of using sick days for mental health days.

“You are an example to us all, and help cut through the stigma so we can all bring our whole selves to work,” Congleton wrote to Parker. And since then, he’s written a post on Medium called “It’s 2017 and Mental Health is still an issue in the workplace,” further supporting the idea of taking the time you need to be “at peak mental performance.” What a wonderful boss to have!

Source: Mashable

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