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There’s no doubt most people would be happy to find out their office is giving them a raise, but it turns out some people are so desperate for a bump in their salary they’re willing to give up a lot to get one. 

A new poll asked 1,238 employed Americans how much they would be willing to give up for an immediate 10% raise and you may be surprised by some of the answers. For example, 34.98% of Americans would actually give up their right to vote in all elections for life, while  9.13% would give up their child's or future child's right to vote in all elections for life.

Other things folks would do for a raise include:

  • 88.61% would give up watching "Game of Thrones" for life
  • 73.42% would give up all alcoholic beverages for the next five years
  • 53.55% would give up all social media accounts for the next five years
  • 50.4% would work one day every weekend for the next year
  • 47.74% would give up all caffeinated products for the next two years
  • 43.86% would give up exercise for the next five years
  • 40.06% would give up dental care for the next five years
  • 18.9% would give up access to health insurance for the next five years
  • 17.93% would give up Social Security benefits for the next two years
  • 15.27% would give up all of their vacation days for the next five years
  • 12.2% would break up with their partner or significant other
  • 5.33% would eat a single tide pod 

Source: Lend EDU

Dieters have been avoiding pasta for as long as anyone can remember, but a new study could change all that. Research published in the journal BMJ Open shows that people actually lost weight while eating pasta. Take that, keto diet.

Researchers analyzed 32 randomized control trials of around 2,500 people who ate a low glycemic index (GI) diet, but ate pasta instead of other forms of carbs. In case you don’t know - the glycemic index rates how fast foods impact blood sugar levels. High GI foods include processed or simple carbs, like white rice, white bread, and potatoes. Healthier foods, like milk, fruit, lentils, and yes - even pasta - are considered low GI and they keep you fuller longer.

Participants ate around 3.3 small servings of a half cup of pasta a week and over 12 weeks, they lost just over a pound, on average. It’s not much, but a pound is a pound. But researchers don’t think the pasta alone is the reason for the drop, it’s the low GI diet that gets the credit.So this study doesn’t mean that we can all nosh on noodles for three meals a day and shed a bunch of pounds, but as dietitian Gina Keatley says, “It does show that pasta is not the devil and can be part of a balanced diet.” And we’re all for that.

Source: Women's Health

Parents usually think of their kids as being either “good eaters” who’ll try new things and always eat their veggies or “picky eaters” who won’t eat anything that’s not buttered noodles or chicken nuggets. Most moms and dads would prefer not to have a picky eater, but even though kids are born with their own tastes, you can influence the way they approach eating. Here’s how to help your kid become a more adventurous eater.

  • Be a role model - If you don’t eat healthy fruits and veggies, your kids probably won’t either. So show them that a good meal is more than mac and cheese and that healthy food really is good by being a good example.
  • Don’t reinforce food ruts - When parents find a food their kid will eat willingly, they often keep serving it over and over, but it’s not helping your kid branch out. Pediatrician Claire McCarthy wrote for Harvard Health Blog that giving into your kids’ specific demands gives them no reason to evolve and try new things. She advises to keep offering new foods and says eventually they’ll come around.
  • Take kids grocery shopping - It might make the trip longer for you, but it exposing kids to food hopping gets them involved and they’re more likely to eat stuff they help pick out.
  • Let kids help in the kitchen - We know, the thought of letting your little one “help” when you’re already in a hurry to get dinner on the table seems like a bad idea, but when they learn about cooking, they learn about eating as well. Having them participate makes them want to try what they make and research shows they’re more willing to try new foods too.
  • Let kids figure out when they’re full - Most parents have pulled the “just one more bite” thing a few times this week, but bribing them to eat more can mess with their natural instincts. Teaching moderation means no more saying “clean your plate and you get dessert,” but it helps children learn to listen to their bodies to gauge how much to eat.

Source: Romper

People who suffer from chronic migraines will do practically anything to get rid of the dreaded debilitating headaches and now some of them are trying a trendy ear piercing for relief. It’s called the daith piercing and you can tell from the 104-thousand Instagram posts that it’s having a moment.

The daith piercing is in the cartilage in the central, inner part of the ear, right above the tragus, and that location happens to be a pressure point that eases head tension. It’s tucked further into your ear, so it’s less likely to get bumped. But its real appeal for migraine sufferers is the hope that it could alleviate symptoms. The daith piercing been compared to acupuncture, but experts aren’t so sure it works.

Dr. Kirk Wilson has a PhD in acupuncture and he says that spot isn’t necessarily where an acupuncturist would focus, if you went in seeking relief from migraines. He explains that what constitutes an acupuncture point it really vague, so it’s hard to exclude something that might “have a therapeutic effect.” But he also adds “I’m not saying it doesn’t work.”

And Dr. Jessica Ivany points out that “there is not much evidence to support piercing for migraines.” But some migraine sufferers say the piercing is helping them. NicoleBandes says she used to get three to four migraines a month that would take her out for a day or two at a time, and after getting the daith piercing, she says her headaches are less frequent and less intense.

So before you run to the piercing studio to ease your migraines, check with your doctor first. And if you do go under the needle, even if it doesn’t help your head, you’ll be totally on-trend with your new piercing.

Source: Whimn


It’s always important to make a good first impression on a dating site, but it seems more and more men are doing so by hiding a big secret, and folks are a getting a big fed up by it.

According to the Huffington Post, more and more singles are complaining about becoming the victims of something called “hatfishing,” which is when men wear hats all over their dating profile, hiding the fact that they are actually bald, or balding. The trend and name has actually been around for several years, but it seems to be more prevalent that ever, and as some singles note, totally unnecessary. 

“I wish hatfishers knew that many of us don’t mind it,” Cristian Garcia of San Francisco tells the site. “I personally just don’t like them trying to hide it from me because I’ll find out eventually. I want hatfishers to stop and be the realest version of themselves when dating.”

  • Of course, it is understandable while some balding folks may want their chrome domes to stay secret on dating sites, since many balding men have been known to be sensitive about their hair loss.
  • “No one wants to reveal what they perceive as their least attractive feature right off the bat,” a former hatfisher named George Halley, says. “Few guys want to be bald. No one shaves the male pattern baldness shape into their head because they think it’s hot.” He adds, “Guys think that if they can get someone interested in their cute faces and their personalities, then they stand a better chance of hooking the person before the baldness is unleashed.”

Source: Huffington Post

When you need to earn some extra money, a side hustle can be the ticket. But if you’re not into multi-level marketing or spending all your nights and weekends working a second job, it can be hard to find one that works for you. That’s why lots of people are turning to their closets to find cash.

Reselling clothes you don’t wear anymore can be profitable and there are all kinds of apps and websites, like Poshmarkto help. But it’s not always easy to make a sale and that’s even more frustrating after you’ve spent hours photographing and listing items. According to recent annual resale report from ThredUp, the world’s largest online thrift store, successfully selling your used wardrobe pieces is easy - if you’ve got the right brands.

These brands will earn you the most money when reselling your clothes in 2018:

  • Frye
  • Lululemon
  • Helmut Lang
  • Rag and Bone
  • Vince

And the brands that are the worst investments:

  • Giorgio Armani
  • Juicy Couture
  • Mango
  • Target
  • Club Monaco

Source: MyDomaine

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