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  • Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Kids

    Posted by Average Joe


    Up to 81% of Americans view their pets as family members, and think about their dogs as much as their children. 71% have a photo of their dog in their wallet or phone that they show other people.

    There are obvious benefits to having dogs rather than children. Your dog will never slam a door in your face or tell you they hate you. They can be potty trained in eight weeks. They don't need clothes, a car, or a college education.


    Dogs can read your gestures but they'll never make rude gestures of their own. They can learn words like children but they can't talk back.

    And they are as attached to you as a child, but are much, much cheaper. It isn't hard to see which dependent is the logical choice.

    ** Dr. Brian Hare is the director of the Duke Canine Cognition Center and Vanessa Woods is a research scientist at Duke University. This essay is adapted from their new book, "The Genius of Dogs," published by Dutton. 



  • Boob Glue?

    Posted by Average Joe

    There is a new breast firming gel, called Boob Glue, that promises fuller cleavage.

    The product is set to launch next month and was created by a beautician in California. 

    She says after spending years experimenting with push-up bras, inserts, and even electrical tape she wanted to make a gravity defying adhesive to eliminate sagging, bulging and the quadra boob.

    Boob Glue comes in a glue stick which users roll over the chest area and secure each breast to a bra in the desired position.

    Want it?  CLICK HERE


  • This Will Be The BEST Selling Food EVER!

    Posted by Average Joe

    Move over Viagra, Sex Cereal is here.

    A new health food cereal is claiming they can up the arousal for men and women - just add a little milk and a spoon. The cereal comes in two flavors - one with ingredients specific towards men and one with ingredients specific towards women.

    The cereal isn't cheap - it'll put you back $12 a bag.

    Get some HERE


  • It's Official! Women Do This BETTER Than Men...

    Posted by Average Joe

    According to a (Duke University) survey, women wake up more grumpier than their men.

    In fact, females need far more sleep than men and suffer more mentally and physically if forced to go without it.

    A lack of sleep can also put them at higher risk of heart disease, depression and psychological problems and in contrast. 

    Men's health appears to be less dependent on how well they sleep. In fact, men with sleeping problems showed no increased risk of the conditions that were affecting the women.

    Is this really true?  I'm a total grump in the morning.  Maybe that's my feminine side?

    Read more here


  • HEADS UP! If You "Like" Something on Facebook, Then...

    Posted by Average Joe

    Your "likes" on Facebook reveal a lot about you. 

    Researchers analyzed more than 58,000 Facebook users between 2007 and 2012.

    They were able to accurately predict certain qualities and traits, such as race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views using the "likes" alone.

    The "likes" include photos, friends' status updates, Facebook pages of products, sports, musicians, books, restaurants or popular websites.

    Read more here


  • 10 Ways Guys Are Just Another Big Kid

    Posted by Average Joe

    1. He gets so hungry on outings as a family, you give him the protein bar you keep for the kids in your purse for snack emergencies.

    2. He would rather play video games than clean the garage or do any chores.

    3. He'll leave his underwear on the bathroom floor.

    4. He forgets to hang up his towel.

    5. He leaves his ice cream bar wrapper on the end table by the couch.

    6. You have to remind him where things go in the kitchen.

    7. He would rather stay up and watch a stupid TV show than go to bed at a reasonable hour.

    8. When you ask him to take the garbage out, he rolls his eyes.

    9. He needs to be reminded to not eat junk food when he goes out with his friends.

    10. He stashes his Brussels sprouts to the side of the plate hoping you won't notice he didn't eat them.

    Anything sound familiar?  WAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    Read more here


  • Wanna' Live A Lot Longer? Read this!

    Posted by Average Joe

    One easy way to raise your risk of premature death by 44%?

    Fill your breakfast with lots of bacon and sausage.

    A recent study found that those who eat a heaping serving of bacon, sausage, hotdogs, salami, ham are more likely to die of cancer and heart disease.

    Going down to one slice a bacon a day would dramatically increase your chances of living longer.

    The average American consumes more than that - on average 4.5 ounces of meat a day.

    These processed meats have a high content of saturated fatty acids and cholesterol.

    More HERE


  • Would You Take Your

    Posted by Average Joe

    There's a gym in Chicago that lets people work out with their dogs. 

    The fitness center opened last year after the founder began exercising with her dog and lost 130 pounds. She says her late basset hound lost 22% of his body weight from their workouts together.

    Members who work out at K9 Fit Club say exercising with their dogs absolutely keeps them motivated.

    A second K9 Fit Club has since opened in Hinsdale, Illinois.

    Read more here


  • Celebrity Pregnancy Scare!

    Posted by Average Joe

    Kim Kardashian was rushed to a doctor in Los Angeles on Tuesday night -- afraid she was having a miscarriage.

    Kim is four-months pregnant.  She was returning from Paris fashion week, and when she arrived back in LA on Tuesday, she was rushed to her doctor in tears.

    A source tells the NY Post, "Kim started feeling ill on the plane from Paris, and called friends as soon as she landed. She was rushed to her doctor Tuesday night in tears. She thought she was having a miscarriage."

    Luckily she and the baby were fine, and Kardashian was sent home at 12:30 a.m. after she was examined and given the all-clear. But doctors told her she's working and exercising too hard, and gave her a stern warning to rest.

    The source says, "Kim's not respecting her pregnancy. She's running around, working out seven days a week. She's working with two different trainers to control her weight, including Tracy Anderson and a pregnancy trainer."

    "She's scared that her ass is as big as a couch and is going south. But she is having a very rough pregnancy, and doctors have ordered her to slow down."

    Read more here


  • Feel Good Story Of The Year? (Man Crying Time!)

    Posted by Average Joe

    A San Francisco man had to make quick flight arrangements to Texas -- to see his mother before she passed away.

    His itinerary included a risky 40-minute layover, but he was desperate and took the flight.

    After his San Francisco flight was delayed, he was worried about making the connecting flight and being able to make it to his mother in time.

    The United flight crew comforted the guy and the pilot even went out of his way to contact the connecting flight to tell that pilot about the situation.

    When the man landed for his connecting flight he assumed he had already missed it because it was past the departure time. To his surprise, not only had the pilot held the flight for him, when he got to the gate, the flight crew said "we've been expecting you", and got him on the plane.

    When his mother passed away the next day, he wiped his tears with United napkins leftover in his pocket.

  • Agree Or Disagree? Beer Goggles Aren't Real??

    Posted by Average Joe

    An expert says "beer goggles" are bogus.

    Booze doesn't make us believe people are more attractive.

    The doctor analyzed several studies and found that alcohol closes the part of the brain responsible for impulse before the part responsible for sexual desire.

    Drinking switches off the rational and decision making areas but hardly affects the areas linked with sexual desire.

    Read what the expert found HERE


  • VIDEO: Elevator Prank Captures People's Reaction To Fake Murder

    Posted by Average Joe

    The elevator doors open as two men staged a murder in progress inside an elevator.... just to see how people would react to it. Hidden cameras captured people's reaction.

    The reactions varied from people to people with some jumping in to save the man from being choked while others were too shocked to move.

    Ahhhhhhh...soooooo 'What would you do if you walked into a murder in progress?'