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  1. How Far Does $100 Go In Connecticut?

    How Far Does $100 Go In Connecticut?

    A dollar is a dollar except when it's not, according research done by the Tax Foundation.New York ranks 49th of all states, with $100 being worth just $86.43, according to the Tax Foundation. New Jersey doesn't get any bragging rights, coming in at 48th with $87.34, the research shows. Connecticut weighs in slightly better at 45th in the rankings, with $100 being worth $91.91.To really ...

  2. Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together, Study Says

    Couples Who Drink Together, Stay Together, Study Says

    Could alcohol be the secret to a happy marriage? A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology seems to indicate that could be the case.Lead author Kira S. Birditt said couples who drink are less irritated.The positivity factor only works when both halves of a couple drink. Birditt's research indicates it's not how much couples drink, but whether they both imbibe, she said..The ...

  3. Is Flossing Necessary? Feds Say No, Dentists Say Yes

    Is Flossing Necessary? Feds Say No, Dentists Say Yes

    Dentists aren't buying into the new federal guidelines that dismiss flossing as unnecessary, pointing to causal evidence and clinical observation that cleaning between teeth is a necessary part of good dental hygiene.Flossing was dropped in the latest dietary guidelines for Americans, issued every five years by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services."I think ...

  4. Binge Watching TV Could Kill You, Study Says

    Binge Watching TV Could Kill You, Study Says

    Couch potatoes addicted to channel surfing may have more to worry about than too many choices: they could be risking their lives.People who watch television for five or more hours a day are at greater risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs, according to a Japanese research team from Osaka University.Watching television more than five hours daily increased the risk of a fatal clot ...

  5. Dead Gorilla Harambe For President? Some Voters Are On Board

    Dead Gorilla Harambe For President? Some Voters Are On Board

    When a dead gorilla is put on the presidential election ballot, he pulls in more votes than undecided and the Green Party but less than giant meteor, according to a national survey by the Public Policy Polling. Five percent of voters surveyed would vote for Harmbe as President of the United States, despite his obvious setbacks: he's a gorilla, and he's a dead one at that.Harambe also ...

  6. NFL-Backed Youth Safety Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions, Analysis Shows

    NFL-Backed Youth Safety Program Doesn't Reduce Concussions, Analysis Shows

    Youth football players are just as likely to suffer concussions and other injuries despite implementing an NFL-endorsed safety program, according to the New York Times.Heads Up Football claimed its 2015 study shows a steep reduction in concussions and injuries but an independent analysis shows otherwise, according to the New York Times.The analysis shows Heads Up Football had no ...

  7. When You're Happy And You Know It, Don't Clap At This School

    When You're Happy And You Know It, Don't Clap At This School

    An Australia school is making headlines after banning hand clapping in favor of silent cheers or air punching, according to new.com.au.The new edict was announced in the Elanora Heights Public School's newsletter, according to new.com.au.It's intended to assist students who are sensitive to noise while also reducing fidgeting, according to new.com.au.Elanora Heights joins other ...

  8. Don't Forget To Have A Slice On National Cheesecake Day

    Don't Forget To Have A Slice On National Cheesecake Day

    Anyone needing an excuse to dig into a creamy slice of cheesecake is in luck. National Cheesecake Day is celebrated Saturday, July 30.Even better? The Cheesecake Factory is offering half-price slices, and introducing its newest flavor: a chocolate hazelnut cheesecake topped with hazelnut crunch and Nutella.All slices are half off their 30-plus flavors of cheesecake at all 165 restaurant ...

  9. Pink Hair Welcome At Starbuck's Latest Individuality Policy

    Pink Hair Welcome At Starbuck's Latest Individuality Policy

    Individuality is on the menu at Starbucks as baristas are letting their hair down with shades of pink, blue and violet in response to a new policy at the popular caffeine watering hole, according to multiple social and media outlets.The green apron draped over black-and-white clothes are giving way to a sense of employee's own individuality, according to the New York Times.Millennials ...

  10. Pucker Up For National Lipstick Day, New Canaan

    Pucker Up For National Lipstick Day, New Canaan

    Put your lips together for National Lipstick Day, celebrated annually on July 29.From the streets of Hollywood to the aisles of Walmart, lipstick rules in more colors than the largest box of crayons. Women will use 9 pounds of lipstick in their lifetimes, and it's no wonder: that little tube of pigment is an instant makeover.One cosmetic company claims it sells four lipsticks a second. ...

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