LifeStyle: Smart Living

People Over 40 Should Have 4-Day Weekends, Says Study

Friday  01:50,   11 may 2018

If you're a regular full-time employee working 40 hours (or more) during the weekday, the weekend is a welcome blessing. But is 48 hours really enough for rest and relaxation, especially for those who have been in the employment game for much [...]

Puppy love: Like-minded singles are going on dates by letting their pet dogs take the lead and do all the matchmaking

Wednesday  20:26,   09 may 2018

Singles hoping to find love are letting their pet dogs take the lead. Welcome to Dating with Dogs - an event held in Canberra to help like-minded people meet as their furry friends do all the matchmaking. Founder of the event Tatum Brown said she[...]

Why Is It Called 'Prom,' Anyway?

Wednesday  03:05,   09 may 2018

Prom is a classic rite of passage for American teenagers. In recent years, prom culture has inspired news stories about epic “promposals,” repurposed prom dresses, inspiring prom queens and more. But where did this tradition come from, and why do[...]

Dad Brings Home the Wrong Dog from the Groomers, Goes Viral

Tuesday  19:45,   08 may 2018

A Miami dad stepped into his local PetSmart in order to pick up their nearly 10-year-old toy Maltese, Nieves, following a grooming appointment. Spoiler alert: It was not Nieves.Mainly, that it wasn’t Nieves at all. Apparently, there were two white,[...]

How Learning New Words Could Make You Happier

Tuesday  16:57,   08 may 2018

Tim Lomas is searching for psychological insights by collecting untranslatable words. Tim Lomas, a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London — and a man who signs his emails “Best Wishes” — is engaged in the opposite[...]

Kangaroos are attacking tourists in Australia who feed them carrots to get a selfie — and it's becoming a serious problem

Monday  19:31,   07 may 2018

Wild kangaroos living in the area around Morisset Hospital have become aggressive.For many tourists in Australia, the top item on their bucket list is to see a kangaroo in real life. No wonder, then, that thousands of tourists every week descend[...]

Meet the Adorable Dog That Waits for His Owner’s Train All Day Long

Friday  21:31,   04 may 2018

In the southwestern city of Chongqing, China, an elderly dog named Xiongxiong waits at a train station all day for his human to come home.In the southwestern city of Chongqing, China, an elderly dog named Xiongxiong (which aptly translates to[...]

To Be More Likable and Make a Great First Impression, Science Says First Do 1 Thing

Friday  00:25,   04 may 2018

And then you can almost guarantee the people you meet will like you. If you want to make a great first impression -- and why wouldn't you? -- you know there are basic steps you can take: Smile, make eye contact, listen more than you talk, ask[...]

Childhood Pets May Make People Mentally Healthier

Thursday  20:37,   03 may 2018

If you're looking for a good reason to adopt a shelter animal, maybe consider this one.A milder version of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” principle has long been applied to our immune systems in an attempt to explain why children[...]

Boy Scouts Are Dropping the Word ‘Boy’ as Girls Are Starting to Join

Thursday  11:10,   03 may 2018

The Boy Scouts Of America's program for 11- to 17-year-olds be known as Scouts BSA starting next year. The name change is part of the organization's recent efforts to build dwindling membership numbers by bringing girls into the fold. They've[...]

Why You Should be Reading Books Every Day, According to Science

Thursday  11:06,   03 may 2018

It's a habit that's beneficial on several levels. According to the Pew Research Center, more than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults have not read even part of a book within the past year. It's a shame considering that researchers[...]

Police spent a week trying to find this missing cat in the airport — and she finally returned when she was called by her Chinese name

Thursday  11:06,   03 may 2018

After spending a week searching for a missing cat in JFK Airport, the Port Authority Police finally managed to rescue Pepper the cat when the owner's friend called the cat by its Chinese name.For over a week, the police have been searching for a [...]

These 44 Dog Breeds Are Banned From Flying in United Cargo

Thursday  11:06,   03 may 2018

United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will resume transporting pets in cargo storage this summer. United Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will resume transporting pets in cargo storage this summer. However, there are 44 breeds[...]

Science: 6 Sure Signs You Are Addicted to Social Media (and How to Do a Digital Detox)

Tuesday  21:02,   01 may 2018

According to psychologists Mark Griffiths and Daria Kuss, answering "yes" to a few of these six questions means you are probably a social media addict. A couple of decades ago, the main distraction at work was the office water cooler.[...]

15 Celebrities Who Adopted a Shelter Pet (Or Two)

Tuesday  01:05,   01 may 2018

In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we're urging you to adopt, don't shop. Like these 15 celebs who adopted their pets, you can save an animal's life and we can promise that they'll save yours, too.Adoption is also the best [...]