Thursday, November 5, 2015

Interesting Tidbits in the News this Week



There a lot of stories in the news and social media every day, so it's easy to miss some interesting things. Here's a collection of tidbits that we found interesting this week: Rising death rates in white middle-aged men, this week in TV history, a funny quote, What to do and not do in the morning, a colorful cubist museum in Spain, and the most outrageously expensive property in Boston. 
  So, grab your coffee or tea and ponder these!
Rob and Tom
Captain Kangaroo started 60 years ago this week!

STUDY FINDS:  A rising annual death rates among middle aged-white men are being driven not by the big killers like heart disease and diabetes but by an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse: alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids.

THIS WEEK  IN HISTORY: On Nov. 3, 1955, the Captain Kangaroo show starring Bob Seeshan debuts on CBS. It went on to become the longest running children’s program on network TV.


LOVE THIS:  President Barack Obama points out: if the GOP  candidates can't deal with CNBC, how will they deal with Russia?

INTERESTING ARTICLE ABOUT THINGS TO DO OR NOT TO DO IN THE MORNING
1)  A shower that is too hot will ultimately cause other problems—most notably on your skin which will become irritated, itchy, and dried out.
2) Add protein or fiber to breakfast- Once carbs are digested, they send your blood sugar crashing down and you’re likely to feel sleepy and hungry well before lunch.
3) Stretch first thing - Overnight, muscles and joints can stiffen as they “sleep” right along with you. Lie on your back and stretch your arms and legs, pulling them in opposite directions. Make small circles with your wrists and feet to encourage blood and oxygen to these joints. You’ll find you get an energy boost and increase your flexibility, too.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-7-worst-morning-habits_5637b665e4b00aa54a4f04ab?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

A COLORFUL CUBIST MUSEUM! The Centre Pompidou's new "pop-up" museum, which opened in March 2015 in Málaga, Spain (the birthplace of Picasso) includes a 120-seat multipurpose auditorium with retractable seats by Figueras.
   


MOST EXPENSIVE RESIDENCE IN BOSTON IS A CONDO! -
A Back Bay condo has set a new price record in an ever-more-expensive Boston luxury market. 300 Boylston Street, Unit #1005-1006, sold on Friday for $15.4 million dollars. The 5,083-square-foot Back Bay residence has two bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a two-car garage, a massive kitchen, a dining rom with a stone floor, and a panel library. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/real-estate/luxury-living/2015/11/02/this-just-became-the-most-expensive-home-ever-sold-boston/j3yadh3U6iuOfqf5fnEXbK/story.html?s_campaign=Email:BComToday#sthash.HejE3VsK.dpuf

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14