The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget



Sleep is used to cut down on memories, scientists now say. 

Throughout the day, neurons in the brain grow connections to store what we have learned.

But researchers found that during sleep, the neurons get rid of some of their connections with about one-third staying as they were.

They say this is a way the brain regulates itself to focus on what is important to retain.

Alcohol Is Becoming The New Popcorn At Movie Theaters



Movie theaters are now serving alcohol to help boost profits during a time of failing attendance including special themed drinks based on specific movies.

During the past two years, 32 states have relaxed their liquor laws to allow theaters to serve alcohol in any auditorium instead of only designated areas.

New York is currently a dry state mostly because of lobbying by Broadway theaters which are allowed to serve alcohol, but the governor is trying open the alcohol market to movie theaters soon.

Daycare Blasts Parents: ‘Get Off Your Phone!’



Employees at a Houston, Texas, daycare want parents to get off their phones and pay attention to their kids, so they posted a sign.

The sign read: “You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!! Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child?? We have seen children trying to hand their parents their work they completed and the parent is on the phone. We have heard a child say ‘Mommy, mommy, mommy…” and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. It is appalling. Get off your phone!!’

A parent took a photo of the sign and posted it on social media. It has gone viral.

One parent wasn’t happy about the sign and said: ‘Could it be that you’re self employed, dealing with clients, sorting out problems???? But no I’ll put down the phone, lose clients and the bills won’t get paid!!!!! You can look at the kids work when you get home!!!! Jeez some people are a special kind of stupid!!!!!’

Others took issue with the way the message was relayed, with some calling it rude.

Bacon Shortage!



America’s bacon reserves are at a 50-year low.

The issue is that the demand for frozen pork belly which is often used to make bacon is outpacing the supply.

And this has led to the price of bacon going up 20%.

Your Job May Have Negative Effects on Your Mental Health

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Your job could be wreaking havoc on your long-term health.

A group of psychologists have shared some tell-tale signs that your job is having a negative impact on your mental health and could be quietly causing anxiety and depression.
1- You are not sleeping properly:

If you’re having difficulty getting to sleep or are waking up early, it might be because you have too much on your mind.
2- You are making mistakes:

Making careless or silly mistakes can be a sign that you don’t have enough head space.
3- You are short-tempered:

Stress can give us a short fuse and can reduce our patience.
4- You are unable to concentrate:

Stress can put us into fight or flight mode, a feeling of panic, which can leave us unable to maintain focus on one thing for long.
5- You feel tearful or emotional:

Everything can feel just too much when we are stressed.
6- You have lost your sense of humour:

If life has become too serious and you have lost your sense of fun, your job could be the problem.
7- You feel like you don’t care anymore:

Burnout happens when we are stressed, and one symptom is a lack of caring about customers, products or patients while at work.
8- You wake up each morning with a feeling of dread:

Waking up and feeling anxious about the day ahead, or simply not wanting to get out of bed, are signs that you may need to seek professional counseling.