Archive of April, 2019

April 30, 2019

At the Dreamery, an outfit opened by the mattress company Casper in Manhattan, naps are for sale.

To be more precise, a 45-minute session in a darkened nook with peace and quiet is for sale for $25.

Everything you might need to prepare for your nap is available: various lotions and balms, free toothbrushes, pajamas. “You miss a hundred percent of the naps you don’t take,” reads a little message on the mirror of the changing room. From there, a steward guides you into a quiet space filled with the hutches. You lie down inside, behind heavy curtains. When you’re ready, you turn off the light. Forty-five minutes later the light goes on again.
 
Is a nap worth $25? Yes. A third of Americans adults aren’t getting the sleep they need for optimal health and well-being. Research from the University of Michigan found that a group who napped for 60 minutes had significantly higher tolerance for frustration and more focus than people who didn’t.

SOURCE: New York Times, 12/8/18

April 30, 2019

Try this plan of attack to stop robocalls and exact revenge:

April 30, 2019

People tend to be overconfident about . . .

  • Using a computer
  • Being a reliable friend
  • Being a good husband or wife
  • Avoiding falling for a fraud
  • Getting an animal to like them
  • Controlling their emotions when it’s useful to do so
  • Driving
  • Having interesting conversations
  • Winning a game of trivia
  • Kissing

People tend to be underconfident about . . .

April 30, 2019
  1. Instead of heading to Orlando for Disney World, travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for Dollywood. Dollywood is cheaper and also has the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster.
  2. While Nashville, Tennessee, is known for its country music, consider Memphis, Tennessee, instead. Memphis is home to Elvis’ famous home, Graceland.
  3. Las Vegas can get expensive, so head to Atlantic City, New Jersey, instead. Vegas may have its famous strip, but Atlantic City has an iconic boardwalk that overlooks a great beach.
April 30, 2019

Happiness in American is declining, according to the latest data from the General Social Survey, one of the longest-running and most highly regarded public opinion research projects in the nation.

April 30, 2019

Pavol Durdik added another Guinness world record to his collection in Puchov, Slovakia by extinguishing 62 lighted matches with his tongue within one minute, according to United Press International.

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