Today is Tuesday July 15, 2014



The 10 Foods That Immediately Improve Your Mood


HIGHLIGHTS:  Doctors at Harvard have figured out the best foods to instantly improve your mood.  It's because they trigger the right chemicals in your brain.  Some of the big ones are pumpkin seeds, eggs, salmon, kiwi fruit, and dark chocolate.

FULL STORY:  When we think of "comfort food" it's usually things like fried chicken or gallon jugs of ice cream . . . but we shouldn't.  In fact, foods like that spike your blood sugar and usually just make you feel WORSE.

Doctors at Harvard have figured out the 10 best foods to instantly improve your mood.  It's because they trigger the right chemicals in your brain.  Check 'em out . . . 

1.  Pumpkin seeds.

2.  Dark, leafy greens.

3.  Eggs.

4.  Carrots and celery.

5.  Salmon.

6.  Flaxseed.

7.  Whole grains, like oatmeal or brown rice.

8.  Red peppers, kiwi fruit, and other foods with high vitamin C.

9.  Tea.

10.  Dark chocolate. 


Buying a House Is the Most Stressful Thing People Do in Life . . . Here's the Top 10


HIGHLIGHTS:  Our priorities might JUST be out of whack . . . a new survey found the most stressful experience people have is buying a house.  It beat out getting a DIVORCE, which came in second.  The rest of the top five are getting laid off . . . a death in the family . . . and getting fired.

FULL STORY:  Here's a great sign of just how out of whack our priorities can be.

A new survey asked people to name the most stressful experiences they've had . . . and buying a house came in number one.  It beat out getting DIVORCED, which came in second.  Here's the top 10 . . .

1.  Buying or selling a house.

2.  A relationship break-up or divorce.

3.  Getting laid off.

4.  A death in the family.

5.  Getting fired.

6.  Being in debt.

7.  Starting a new job.

8.  Becoming a parent for the first time.

9.  Planning a wedding.

10.  Going broke or bankrupt. 


The 9-to-5, 40-Hour Workweek Is Dead . . . 88% of Us Work More Than That


HIGHLIGHTS:  The 40-hour workweek is dead.  A new survey found 88% of people now work MORE than 40 hours a week . . . and 71% do work from home after hours at least once a week.


President Obama Asked a Guy, "Are You Gay?" . . . He Responded, "Only When I Have Sex" . . . And Obama Fist-Bumped Him


HIGHLIGHTS:  PRESIDENT OBAMA stopped at a barbecue joint in Austin, Texas for lunch last week.  And the cashier who served him is in the news now, because he told Obama that we need equal rights for gay people.  Obama asked if he's gay, the guy joked, quote, "Only when I have SEX."  And Obama fist-bumped him.


The Average Person Spends $65,000 on Diets in Their Life . . . and Rarely Succeeds


HIGHLIGHTS:  A new survey found the average person spends around $1,400-a-year on dieting, between special foods, gym memberships, diet programs, and supplements.  That adds up to a total of around $65,000 . . . and unfortunately, about half of us never see any results that last.


Jerrod Niemann's Big Break Was Writing Songs with Garth Brooks


HIGHLIGHTS:  JERROD NIEMANN remembers the time GARTH BROOKS asked him to write music together.  He says, quote, "I thought it was a collection agency or a girl I'd upset.  But I answered, and it was Garth."  A week later it happened:  Quote, "It was crazy.  I'm 21 years old, and I'm in Garth's kitchen, writing songs."


Does Dierks Bentley Really Think Old School Country Music is "Hokey"?


HIGHLIGHTS: DIERKS BENTLEY was talking about the growth of the CMA Music Festival, but ended up trashing old school country.  He said, quote, "What I love is that the music is young and current.  This isn't like your grandfather's country music anymore.  It's not something hokey.  It's cool, it's hip, it's the thing to be doing." 


Have a great day!


John Elliott  cool