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The Hater app, which matches people based on their dislikes, has analyzed their data to determine the most hated things in every state.  Folks in New York hate Times Square, while tuna salad is the most hated thing in Georgia and New Your Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the most hated in Massachusetts.  Meanwhile, folks in Louisiana hate being the designated driver, Colorado hates *NYSNC the most and Nevada hates feminism.  CLICK HERE to find out what your state hates the most.

Source: Refinery29


Pilazies makes it okay to exercise from your mattress: Can you really consider something exercise if you don’t have to get out of bed to do it? Well, in the case of Pilazies the answer is yes. Fitness vlogger Kym Nonstop created the exercise routine at the request of a friend who wanted to exercise from her mattress. "Pilazies is like Pilates, but for lazy people," she says. And while it may sound cushy, it’s actually pretty hard, with Kym noting you work your “entire abdominal wall” with the exercises, and insists the soft mattress make it “more challenging.”


While most folks drink coffee for a little pick me up, we don’t think this is the type of pick me up they were looking for. A coffee company in Texas has been forced to recall their product after finding it contained a Viagra-like substance. According to the FDA, Bestherbs Coffee LLC’s “New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Herbs Coffee” contained traces of esmethyl carbodenafil, which acts in a similar fashion to the Viagra ingredient sildenafil. The coffee wasn’t recalled because of what affects it may have on a man’s, well, manhood. Instead there was worry it could interact with prescription drugs containing nitrates, which are usually given to men with diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease or high blood pressure.


Tired of fighting with your kids about bedtime? Well, according to science, you might not have to anymore. Research shows that forcing your little ones to hit the sheets isn’t worth the tantrums and struggles.

In FiveThirtyEight's recent installment of its “Science Question from a Toddler” series, five-year-old Kayla asks why it’s bedtime when it’s still light outside. And science writer Maggie Koerth-Baker admits in her answer that it’s more of a cultural thing than anything else.

“Research on American kids suggests that ‘bedtime resistance’—that fist-in-the-air struggle against the oppressive forces of lights-out via tantrums—is common and increases as children age," she writes. "Kids need to sleep, and they generally sleep more than adults, especially when they're really young. But there's a lot of variability in what's healthy."

Some kids need a lot more sleep than others. The National Sleep Foundation says a toddler can need anywhere from nine to 16 hours a day! So maybe our kids really aren’t sleepy when we’re trying to force them to go to bed.

And a longitudinal study from Switzerland found that kids’ “sleep resistance” - those bedtime tantrums we know so well - disappeared when parents moved bedtimes later. So putting the kiddos to bed later means less frustration for everyone, researchers concluded. And we’re all about less frustration!

Source: My Domanie


Those of us who work sitting at a desk have had days when we’re so exhausted by the time we get home, we just want to pass out. But our jobs aren’t physical, so why are we so worn out after a day at the office? Turns out, it’s “mental fatigue.”

According to science, we get that bone-tired feeling after a stressful day of sitting at work because it’s just as tiring as exercise. Mental fatigue can can exhaust us because we’re overworking our brains, the same way a long run leaves you feeling drained.

When our bodies respond to something mentally taxing, like feeling stressed, they respond the same way they do to a physically taxing task. “Your heart will pump and you’ll produce adrenaline whether somebody’s chasing you, or you’re just really upset about something,” explains Dr. Steven Feinsilver, director of sleep medicine at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.

He says our brains always use a lot of energy, but our muscles only suck the oxygen out of us when we’re exercising. So if your desk job leaves you wiped out, go ahead and cancel your plans for the night. Science says it’s okay.

Source: Stylist

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