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It’s no secret that sticking to a diet is hard, so getting the right support can go a long ways towards taking off the pounds. But if you believe a new survey, a lot of folks in American aren’t getting the support they need from their significant others.

A survey by OnePoll finds that 24% of Americans blame their partners for sabotaging their diets, although that is far from the biggest reason folks have trouble losing weight. Tempting foods of course play a huge role, with 38% of people saying they simply can't resist their favorite treats, while another 32% say healthy food is just too expensive. And emotions also play a big role in diets derailing, with 42% of peole saying that reaching for their favorite food helps them deal with stress.

Of course, some delicious treats are harder to stay away from than others. Turns out, the top food that gets people to abandon their diet is pizza (54%), followed by ice cream (41%). Other foods that cause people to derail their diets include: 

  • Chips (39%)
  • Chocolate (38%)
  • Cookies (36%)
  • Cake (34%)
  • Burgers (34%)
  • Candy (30%)
  • Cheese (29%)
  • Bread (27%) 

Source: New York Post


When it comes to selling their products, companies will try to express all sorts of feelings to customers, whether they shoot for being cool and hip, or focused on the family. And there are many companies who go out of their way to portray a message of being totally patriotic and American, and, in honor of Independence Day, a new list reveals which brands do the best job of it.

Brand consultant Brand Keys has come out with their 16th annual list of the 50 Most Patriotic Brands, based on a survey of more than 5,000 customers, and several iconic brands have made the list.

Topping the list for yet another year is Jeep, which is pretty ironic since their parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has their headquarters in London, England. Coming in second is the all-American Disney, followed by Coca-Cola.

Top Ten Most Patriotic Brands (click here to see the Top 50)

  1. Jeep
  2. Disney
  3. Coca-Cola
  4. Ford
  5. American Express
  6. Hershey’s (tied)
  7. Twitter (tied)
  8. Jack Daniels
  9. AT&T
  10. WalMart 

Source: 24/7 Wall Street


Facebook user Cindi Allen-Stewart recently shared her DIY sunburn hack in a post with friends. But it didn’t just help a few of her besties, her post blew up, with almost 50,000 comments and more than 220,000 shares. So what’s her secret? Shaving cream.

But not just any shaving cream will do. To soothe a sunburn, Allen-Stewart’s tip is slather on some menthol shaving cream. She posted pics of her lobster-red back fading to a less intense blush after spending an hour coated in the foamy stuff. Her advice is to leave the shaving cream on for 30 minutes and then wash it off in a lukewarm shower. If the burn is still sore the next day, do it again.

"It may seem like it's a strange shaving ritual, but trust me! Don't rub it in, just let it sit on your skin,” Allen-Stewart writes. “It will start bringing all that heat out (you'll be able to feel it). You may feel like you are itchy too, but that's a good thing! Itching means healing.”

Dermatologists agree that menthol will cool the skin, so it helps with the discomfort. And dermatologist Howard Sobel adds, “If there is aloe in the shaving cream, it will work as an anti-inflammatory and help relieve the irritation of burnt skin.” So next time you get a sunburn, slather on the menthol shaving cream.

Source: Allure


Traveling to a new place can be an exciting adventure, but before you get to try the new foods or experience a new culture, you’ve got to deal with the dreaded flying process. That means busy airports, lots of waiting in line, relying on the airline to make everything run smoothly, and adjusting plans when it doesn’t. So to get you through the flight delays, long layovers, uncomfortable seats, and crowds of travelers, you need to be prepared. Here’s what you want to bring on a plane everytime you fly, according to a travel blogger.

  • Headphones - Spending hours on a plane is so much worse without headphones. If you travel a lot, you may even want to invest in a pair of noise cancelling headphones to help you survive crying babies or snoring seat mates.
  • A water bottle - Hydration is key and sometimes those tiny cups of water they give you on the plane won’t cut it. Just wait to fill it up once you pass security.
  • Moisturizer - The air is dry on an airplane, so keep your skin soft with a moisturizer.
  • Healthy snacks - Avoid getting hangry on a flight by stashing protein bars, nuts, or fruit in your bag to snack on.
  • Cleaning wipes - Antiseptic wipes can help you literally wipe away the germs and funk of the hundreds of people who sat in that seat before you this week. Wipe the armrests, tray table, and anything else you like before getting settled.
  • Neck pillow - It’s not easy to rest on a plane while you’re sitting upright, but a neck support pillow can help make it happen.
  • A travel journal - You’ve got nothing but time on a flight, so it’s the perfect time to jot down notes about your trip and you’ll love reading those memories later on.
  • All valuables - Always bring your valuables with you on the flight. Checked bags get tossed around and could get lost, so carry your cash, electronics, and such with you. Better safe than sorry.

Source: Elite Daily

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