The Randoms-Does Music Affect Food You Buy, & More

Get out there and do something this weekend! A sad survey has revealed that the average person spends 10 years of their life watching television. 10 years! Think of all you could do with that time. The survey found that the typical adult spends 27 hours a week watching TV. (SWNS Digital)


Vacation sex is better. Going away this weekend? Here’s something to consider … 63 percent of women ages 18-34 say that sex on vacation is better than sex at home, and 54 percent of women ages 35-44 agree that getting it on is better on a getaway. Of the women who say sex is better on vacation, 63 percent of them are in a serious relationship.  (TripCentral)


We'll drink to this … A 100-year-old woman in England credits her long life to her daily pint of Guinness. Doris Olive Netting has had her Guinness-a-day ritual for the last 70 years -- since she first began drinking the beer in her 30s. "She refuses to go a day without drinking it," her 37-year-old granddaughter Tammy said. "She reckons that's why she's lived for as long as she has, because of the iron intake through Guinness." Can't argue with that. (The Daily Meal)


Does music affect the food you order or buy? According to a new study, loud music makes us choose unhealthier foods, while softer music leads to healthier choices. According to researchers this is because the volume of music has a direct impact on our heart rates and stimulation. The study monitored people in a café and found that when louder music was playing, 52 percent of customers ordered something unhealthy, compared to 42 percent who ordered unhealthy food when quieter music was playing.  And the number of customers who bought healthy items was higher when the music was softer. Bottom line: Softer music has a calming effect, which makes us think more about the food we buy or order. Loud music increases stimulation and stress, which often leads to people choosing unhealthy food options. (Newsweek


Shield yourself from annoying Instagram feeds … Instagram is finally following the lead of Twitter and Facebook -- and letting users mute annoying accounts in your feed without having to worry about hurting anyone's feelings by unfollowing them. The social network will be gradually rolling out the feature in the coming weeks, offering a "mute" button along with the "block" and "unfollow" options users already have. One question: What took them so long? (Time)

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