All it takes to find out your ancestry is to spit in a cup and ship it off to a company.. DNA tests are part of the new normal. We want to know who we are. That was Katy Canning, too. She wanted to fill in the blanks. Told by her mom that she's part Native-American, Katy was in for a shock.
Not only did the test reveal that she's not Native-American...it informed her that she's Jamaican-American. It also told her that her “dad” wasn’t her biological dad. That man was Baron Duncan,a traveling guitarist. Then came the revelation that she didn't have one sibling, but three more!
In all, Canning took the landslide of news well and even met her brother Stephen. What she didn’t get was support from the DNA testing company. They don’t offer support for traumatic news.
- 23andMe says people are smart and capable enough to take care of themselves when they find out something shocking.
- Apparently, Ancestry has resources if the "surprise" is too much.
As for Katy, despite the fact that she has a different father than she believed, the man who raised her from the day she was born will always be her dad. By the way, her mom confessed to the fling with the guitarist by saying “it was the 80s.”
Next time you order a pizza, you may want to get extra mushrooms because new research shows they could help you cut the risk of brain decline as you age. A newstudyfrom the National University of Singapore finds eating the fungi could slash the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, by 50%.
Researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine say that two cooked standard portions of mushrooms a week is enough to divide the risk of MCI in half. And that’s thanks to an amino acid called ergothioneine [[URGO thigh a nin]] or ET for short. Folks with mild cognitive impairment are known to have low levels of ET and this study finds that eating mushrooms could be an easy way to boost those levels.
The results of the six-year study are encouraging, but even researchers were surprised by the correlation, according to researcherFeng Lei. He explains, “It seems that a commonly available single ingredient could have a dramatic effect on cognitive decline.”
Source:New York Post
We spend much of our time with colleagues at work, so how much do you want them in your outside life? That’s a question quick becoming more relevant as social media evolves. If a co-worker wants to follow you on Instagram, or anywhere else, you’ll need to know how to handle it.
How connected with people we work with should we be? “Huffington Post” decided to ask some random people and this is what the result was: there are no real set rules yet. With the help of those interviewed, they’ve come up with some guidelines and food for thought about how much you want workers to know about your personal life.
Professor Joseph Osmundson from New York University is great example. He has a podcast outside of work, is on the dating app Grindr and other spots online. His students seek him out and DM him, so they get blocked. They’ve even gone on Grindr to do it. So, he explained the boundaries to his class. He also realizes that what he posts is watched by his bosses, and he respects that but doesn’t let it limit him.Here are some rules to follow when dealing with co-workers online:
- Big brother is always watching. Don’t post what you don’t want work to know.
- You don’t have to engage. It’s up to you who you friend or allow to follow.
- Each medium is different. Each social media site comes with its own expectations. You may want a work acquaintance on LinkedIn but not on Instagram.
- Managers can’t unsee what you post.
- People may share a lot for good reasons. Don’t judge or assume.
At least once in our lives we all try and lose weight. For women belly fat is the ultimate annoyance and no matter how hard most of us try, we’re stuck with it. Spot targeting an area to shed fat doesn’t work, but there is a mix of diet changes, exercise, and stress management that can work. But it takes serious effort.
“PopSugar” decided to pick the brains of a few experts and they came up with this list tricks to reduce your belly fat. Remember, this will be hard work, but totally worth it.
- Aim for 200-300 minutes of cardio a week.
- Strength train with compound exercise.
- Eat in a healthy calorie deficit. To lose belly fat you have to expend more calories than you take in.
- Say goodbye to ultra processed foods.
- Cut back on sugar.
- Don’t drink a lot of alcohol.
- Reduce stress. That will slow down the hormone cortisol, which is one big factor in weight gain.
- Limit refined grains.
- Load up on fiber.
- Get more nonexercise activity in. Take the stairs, park farther away from work and stores, and shoot for 10-thousand steps a day.
One of your favorite shows from childhood is heading to the big screen and an Academy Award winner is leading the way.Anne Hathawayis set to star in a new “Sesame Street” musical, where she’ll be singing along with our old pals Grover, Elmo,and Bert and Ernie.
The popular children’s series has been on TV since way back in 1969 and they’ve had other movies over the years, like “Follow That Bird,” but this new musical is sure to be big. The “Sesame Street” series moved to HBO from PBS a few years ago, and now Warner Media, which owns HBO, is bringing the new film to life with MGM Studios.
But we’re going to have to wait a while to see it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Sesame Street” movie will start shooting in June and won’t hit theaters until January 15th, 2021. Until then, we’ll just have to sing and dance with the TV show, which will celebrate its 50th season this fall.