Alexa, why haven’t I found my soulmate? Amazon got together with the online matchmaking service Three Day Rule to give Amazon Echo owners daily dating tips from now until Valentine’s Day. Users just have to ask Alexa to receive a free dating tip each day. (Let’s Go Digital)
Brutally honest friends are the ones to keep … We all have that one friend who really tells it like it is. She never holds back on her honest opinion ... even if it might be offensive or hurt your feelings. Well, it turns out these "mean" friends are the ones you really want to keep in your close circle -- because they're the ones that always have your back. A new study found that friends who tell you the truth that you need to hear, instead of just trying to make you feel better, are the kinds of friends you want to keep around. (Mommyish)
It’s true … Stress can make you physically sick -- especially if you have allergies. Michigan State University researchers found that immune cells become highly activated in response to stress and release chemicals that can lead to inflammatory and allergic diseases like asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, severe food allergies and more. (Michigan State University)
Fighting loneliness … Britain has appointed its first-ever Minister of Loneliness. Tracey Crouch will take on the job of tackling loneliness in the country. Speaking about the appointment, Prime Minister Theresa May said, "For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life. I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones -- people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.” According to stats from the British Red Cross, out of a population of 65.6 million, more than 9 million people say they are always or often lonely. There’s no word on exactly how the country plans to battle loneliness, but a strategy is expected to be published later this year after input from a number of sources. (Good News Network)
Ghostly party … In Scotland, a group of women at a bachelorette party had an unexpected guest … the ghost of a small boy. The women were partying on a remote estate in Scotland when they decided to take some pictures. They set their camera on a timer and took two group shots, just seconds apart. One photo was normal, but in the second, a small boy can be seen crouching in the background. The women were so spooked that they googled the property and found out that a young boy who had visited there years ago with his parents had apparently been sleepwalking during the night and drowned in the lake. Needless to say, they didn’t stay on the grounds much longer. (Daily Mail)
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