ODDITIES & SOCIAL BLAH BLAHS

By Malcolm Out Loud | The latest and hotest in social blahs and those oddities that leave you shaking your head.

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

When your kids balk, science is on your side.<p>Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you.<p>It sounds great, and it's true--but there is a catch. (We'll get to that in a …

Parenting

He Cheated Death Twice

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>He cheated death twice and after turning his back on …

Woman Blames Car Crash On Bigfoot

Sasq-OUCH!<p>An Idaho motorist told the local sheriff’s department that a Bigfoot sighting caused her to crash her car last Wednesday night.<p>According to Pullman Radio, the woman, who was not identified, told the Latah County Sheriff’s Office that she saw a Sasquatch chasing a deer on a stretch of …

Paranormal

When Will My Life Not Suck; 19 yr old Cameron Presson Presses On!

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Our teens are adults under construction. It’s our …

Parenting

Wells Fargo Rolls Out Cardless ATMs Across U.S.

Starting on Monday, Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) depositors can withdraw money using a smartphone at any branded ATM, the latest sign of U.S. lenders moving away from traditional brick-and-mortar banking.<p>Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo's head of ATM and branch banking, said that the San Francisco-based …

Wells Fargo

Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that would be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England.<p>Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for "Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei" — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan …

China

Enough Already, I Don't Need To Be Celebrated For Being A Woman

I have been a bit befuddled with regards to International Women’s Day. There have been so many differing accounts of what this day means that I have …

Gender

The One Overlooked Reason Why Families Can’t Get Along

Some people put their children on medication because they think they are too emotional - when the problem might be a clash of personalities – a …

Astrology

The Orgasm Prescription for Women

Podcast: Download |<p>Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS<p>Most people are shocked to hear Dr. Andrea Pennington …

Women's News

Jerk alligator steals a huge fish off a little boy's line

Today, a little boy named Connor learned the brutal lesson that Mother Nature has no manners.<p>In a clip posted to the Bass Masters And Fish Experts Facebook Page, a thieving alligator had an easy lunch thanks to some humans fishing off a pier.<p>In the clip, a young boy hooks a pretty sizable fish, and …

Fishing

Quinnipiac poll: 71% oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where the drug is legal

posted at 4:01 pm on February 25, 2017 by Allahpundit<p>A stark rejoinder to what Sean Spicer said on Thursday about applying federal drug laws to …

Caitlyn Jenner Criticizes President Trump’s Transgender Bathroom Order

In April 2016, then-Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, addressed the North Carolina bathroom bill controversy at a town hall presented …

Caitlyn Jenner

Most and Least Polluted Big American Cities

A great deal has been made of the filth in cities in places like China and India. However, there are large cities in America that are very polluted, …

Cities

Apple slams Trump order rescinding transgender protections

The tech titan says it supports "greater acceptance, not less" after the president rolls back Obama-era policies. Other companies are adding their weight.<p>Apple criticized President Donald Trump's decision to roll back federal protections for transgender students in schools.<p>The iPhone maker said …

Equality

These 6 Foods Will Improve Your Health and Sex Life

The term "aphrodisiac" tends to have cheesy connotations, but there's serious science behind functional foods. "A nourishing, whole food diet leads …

5 Body Odors You Should Never Ignore

1/5 Shutterstock<p>Body Odor: Fruity Breath Is a Symptom of Diabetes<p>Credit a complication of diabetes called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which occurs when your body runs low on insulin and your blood sugar spikes, says Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer at the Joslin Diabetes Center in …

Wellness

Why Flight Attendants Ask You to Raise Your Window Shade During Take-Off and Landing

Some airlines have their flight attendants ask you and your fellow passengers to raise your window shades during take-off and landing. This isn’t …

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Is creativity wired into us?<p>Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have …

Watch This Heroic Waitress Drag A Monster Goanna Lizard From Restaurant

"I looked at it and thought it was a dog at first!"<p>Every restaurant needs a waitress like Samia Lila on its team.<p>When a goanna lizard sauntered into the Mimosa Wines & Drystone Restaurant in New South Wales, Australia, on Sunday, the badass server grabbed the 6-foot intruder by its tail and dragged …

Why Running Isn't Helping You Lose Weight

It’s practically a tale as old as time: Dude takes up running to lose weight, doggedly pounds the pavement for months, then throws in the towel when …

You’re a completely different person at 14 and 77, the longest-running personality study ever has found

Look at a photo of yourself as a teenager and, mistaken fashion choices aside, it’s likely you see traces of the same person with the same personality quirks as you are today. But whether or not you truly are the same person over a lifetime—and what that notion of personhood even means—is the …

Psychology

These college students had a rat problem; they solved it in the the most ferocious way possible

BTW<p>When you’re trying to drive a rat out of your home, there are a few ways to go about handling the job. You can set up traps, feed them rat poison, …

College & University

JUSTKIDS Unveils Colossal 21-Story Murals by Shepard Fairey & D*FACE in Las Vegas

A few months after the advent of JUSTKIDS’ Downtown Las Vegas mural transformation, the global art curator has picked up right where it left off, …

Norma McCorvey, Plaintiff in Landmark Roe v. Wade Abortion Case, Dies

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff at the center of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that expanded abortion rights in the United States, has died. She …

10 Things Smart People Won't Say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.<p>Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.<p>I’m …

Employment

Health Benefits of Wine: What It Can (and Can't) Do for You

In case you hadn’t already marked your calendar, Saturday, Feb. 18, is National Drink Wine Day. Before you get too carried away celebrating, there …

Alcohol

Pet-Directed Speech May Convey Intentions In Subtle Ways

You know that voice we tend to use when speaking to babies?<p>It's a sing-song voice, one with higher pitch, shorter phrases with simpler grammar, slower speech rate, more repetitions, and greater contrast in our vowels. It's called "motherese" or, more accurately, IDS (for infant-directed speech).<p>We …

Dogs

Yahoo tells users they were hit with cookie attack

And it hasn't even offered them milk. Yahoo revealed the attack in December, but it was buried by news of its 2013 security breach -- the biggest one on record.<p>Yahoo users found out Wednesday that hackers used a technical trick with cookies to log into their accounts without passwords.<p>"Based on the …

Data Breach

A psychologist found some surprising benefits to being single

More than half of Americans are single, according to a 2014 report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a figure that's risen 13% since 1976.<p>And being single might have some surprising psychological benefits.<p>Bella DePaulo, a social psychologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara, …

Psychology