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Here’s Everywhere That Will Be Closed On President’s Day This Year

Monday, Feb. 19 is the day when many people will celebrate 44 out of 45 U.S. presidents. However, not everyone gets the day off for this presidential holiday, and you might be wondering what's closed on President's Day 2018. President's Day is what's…
By Brandi Neal

Amazon’s New Plant Store Is The Online Shopping Site You Never Knew You Needed

If you can't have a pet, plants can also give your mental health a much-needed boost, and the new Amazon Plant Store now let's you order your all-natch-plant medicine right from your phone like a boss. "Active interaction with indoor plants can reduc…
By Brandi Neal

This Is How To Tell When Someone Is Lying To You, According To Science

I consider myself a pretty intuitive person, and I'd like to think that I can tell when someone isn't being truthful. However, research indicates that most people can't tell when they are being lied to. The good news is that there are ways to tell wh…
By Brandi Neal

Two Athletes Have Contracted Norovirus In PyeongChang & Here's What You Need To Know

Stomach pain, diarrhea, headaches, sweating, fever, chills, vomiting — yep, it's the dreaded norovirus. If you've ever been struck down by this bug, then you know it's no joke. No one is immune, and norovirus is spreading among athletes at the 2018 O…
By Brandi Neal

7 Common Misconceptions People Have About Self-Care That Are Actually Toxic

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time putting my own needs before the needs of others. While intellectually I know that self-care is important, I have simultaneously bought into secretly toxic ideas about self-care that aren't true. Sound fa…
By Brandi Neal

Scientists Are Working On A Drug That Could Kill The Flu In Just One Day

If you've been sidelined by the flu, then you know there's nothing to do except curl up with Netflix and chicken soup while you wait for the sickness to subside. But, what if there was something to cure the flu instantly? A new experimental drug coul…
By Brandi Neal

Hard Work Will Pay Off In 2018, According To Chinese Astrology

With the Chinese Lunar New Year fast approaching, you've likely been hearing a lot about the year of the dog, which is the 11th animal in the Chinese zodiac. But, what's the significance of the year of the dog? If you're unsure what this canine astro…
By Brandi Neal

There's A Specific Coach To Help Olympians Stay Focused Before Competing — Here's What They Do

If you've ever wondered how Olympic athletes are able to perform flawlessly under extreme pressure, it's because they have a secret weapon — a mental skills coach. These professionals help elite athletes psychologically prepare for major events like …
By Brandi Neal

A Couple Sold Everything To Sail The World, Only To Have Their Boat Sink After Two Days

Perhaps you've dreamed of selling all of your material possessions to cruise around the world in a boat. If you have, who can blame you? It's a pretty boss idea. However, just make sure you have insurance — because things can go bad super fast. Case-…
By Brandi Neal

Um, Instagram Is Testing Out A Feature That Alerts Someone When You Screenshot Their Story

Sending screenshots of Instagram stories and posts is one of main modes of communication — but according to new reports, it seems my screenshotting days could soon be over. Instagram is testing a screenshot alert feature for stories with a small numb…
By Brandi Neal

This Week’s Chinese New Year Will Mark The Year Of The Dog & Here’s How All Zodiac Signs Will Feel Its Effects

Pigs, roosters, snakes, and monkeys aren't just barnyard besties. These animals are also some of the representatives that make up the zodiac in Chinese astrology. 2018 is the year of the dog, and it you're not in the know, these year of the dog predi…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s What To Know About The Upcoming Year Of The Dog, According To Chinese New Year

Between January's super blue blood moon and February's dark moon, you've likely got your cosmic hands and heart full before factoring in the Chinese New Year. In Chinese astrology, the year of the dog begins Feb. 16, 2018. If you're not in the know, …
By Brandi Neal

Yep, First Borns Are Actually Smarter Than Their Younger Siblings, According To This Study

If you're the oldest child in your family, and you're convinced you're more intelligent than your siblings, it turns out that you're right (but, you already knew that). A new study from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland has found that older chi…
By Brandi Neal

Your Pupper Is Actually Hecka Good For Your Mental Health, According To Science

If you're on the fence about welcoming a four-legged friend into your life, news that pets are good for your mental health just might be the push you need to make the commitment. A recent study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry found that pets …
By Brandi Neal

This Is The Generation Least Likely To Get Their Flu Shot, This Study Suggests

With the Centers For Disease Control reporting that this year's is one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, getting your flu shot is more important than ever. But a new data analysis project from Insurance Quotes reports that millennials are le…
By Brandi Neal

People HATE The Opening Ceremony Commentary & The Tweets Are Low Key Hilarious

If you were on Twitter tonight during PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony, you probably noticed a recurring theme — and for once, it wasn't a meme. A lot of people thought there was too much commentary during the Olympics opening c…
By Brandi Neal

Cadbury Is Hiring Chocolate Tasters & You Don't Need Any Experience To Apply

If you're in the market for a job that aligns with your love of chocolate — get ready for all of your dreams to come true. I'm not kidding, you can now get a job tasting chocolate because Cadbury is hiring chocolate tasters, according to The New York…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s Why Bob Costas Isn’t Hosting The Olympics For The First Time Since 1992

If you can't remember an Olympics without veteran NBC reporter Bob Costas, you're not alone. Many people who have been glued to their devices since the PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremony are wondering: Why isn't Bob Costas hosting the Winte…
By Brandi Neal

8 Red Flags You’re Too Stressed Out By Your Toxic Friend

Toxic friends aren't always as obvious as a trio of scrunchie-wearing Heathers. And, I definitely don't recommend a Veronica Sawyer-inspired solution to ditching toxic friends. Before you get to that point — never get to that point — it's important t…
By Brandi Neal

7 Inspiring Reasons You Need To Watch Hilary Knight At This Year's Winter Olympics

Before women's hockey became an Olympic sport in 1998, a then-novice hockey player told her mom she was going to play in the Olympics. By following her motto "dare to be," Olympic hopeful Hilary Knight, 28, made her dream a reality when she became th…
By Brandi Neal