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In today’s world, there seems to be more bad news than good news. The truth is, there’s just as much good news out there; the media just isn’t reporting it. If you’re tired of being fed only bad news by the media, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find lighthearted news: inspirational, funny, uplifting and interesting.

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A Florida Professor Is Living Underwater For 100 Days To See How It Affects His Body and Mind

Joseph Dituri, a professor at the University of South Florida, plans to spend 100 days 30 feet under the ocean’s surface in an underwater lodge as a scientific experiment to find out how the constant increased pressure affects his body and mind. The current world record for time spent living underwater was set in 2014 by two Tennessee biologists who managed to live submerged for a total of 73 days. If Professor Dituri meets his goal, he will beat that record by a whopping 27 days. Going by the nickname “Dr. Deepsea,” Dituri moved into Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, an underwater hotel 30 feet below the surface, where he plans to remain until June 9th. During this time, he and a team of physicians and scientists plan to conduct a series of tests to see how living underwater for prolonged periods of time affects the human body and mind. The human body has never been underwater that long, so Dituri will be monitored closely. He and others at the University of South Florida now believe that the increased pressure could increase his longevity and prevent diseases tied to aging. To keep water from entering the lodge, air must constantly be pumped into the living space, which creates a pressure about 1.6 times that of the earth’s surface. During the 100 days, the 55-year-old will be regularly visited by a medical team who will run a series of tests, including blood panels, ultrasounds, and EKGs. He will also undergo psychosocial and psychological tests to understand the mental effects of being stuck alone underwater for long periods of time.
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Why Do People Get “Hangry?”

Hunger can have a big effect on your thinking and behavior. Many people have experienced the way hunger can make them feel impatient, annoyed, or short-tempered. This phenomenon of being hungry and angry is commonly referred to as “hangry." When you haven’t eaten for a while, the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood decreases. When your blood sugar gets too low, it triggers a cascade of hormones, including cortisol (a stress hormone) and adrenaline (the fight-or-flight hormone). These hormones are released into your bloodstream to raise and balance your blood sugar. Cortisol can cause aggression in some people, and low blood sugar may interfere with higher brain functions, such as those that help us control impulses and regulate our behavior. So, there truly is a medical explanation for being hangry. It’s a biochemical reaction due to low blood sugar — not the same thing as being crabby when you’re tired, sick or otherwise feeling out of sorts. People who struggle with controlling their anger or who have impulse-control issues may be more susceptible to becoming hangry. So, how do you avoid becoming hangry? The short answer is to never skip a meal, regardless of how busy you are. Eat several small meals throughout the day, or at least make sure breakfast, lunch and dinner are balanced with nutrients. Avoid junk food, which can cause another sugar crash. Instead, chooseg high-fiber foods to keep you feeling fuller longer. Needless to say, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and stay hydrated. Your body will thank you……and so will your friends and family.
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Was Mother Goose a Real Person?

What do you think of when you hear the name “Mother Goose?” Perhaps you imagine a kindly old woman telling stories to children, maybe a goose with human characteristics, or just simply a book of nursery rhymes. No matter what comes to mind, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the name. So, was Mother Goose a real person? For anyone hoping that Mother Goose did actually exist at one point in time, there’s bad news. Unlike Granny Smith, Mother Goose is not and never has been a real person. The fictional character of Mother Goose originated in the volume of French literary fairy tales Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals by 17th century author Charles Perrault. The book contains Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Blue Beard, Puss in Boots, and The Fairies. The first English translation came in 1729 and was presented as Mother Goose’s Tales. Added to the original stories were nursery rhymes, including Little Tom Tucker, The Cat and the Fiddle, Jack and Jill, and Patty Cake. These days, it’s generally accepted that the personage of Mother Goose has no real historical basis — that is, that she's simply a fictional character or folkloric figure. Even so, she remains a figure of enormous power, occupying the minds of children and adults alike.
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Gordon Ramsay’s Tongue Is Insured For $10 Million

Chef Gordon Ramsay likes to stay healthy, so much so that he took out insurance on his tongue. Although it sounds strange at first, it’s understandable when you consider all of his judging roles in the TV food world. In 2023, Ramsay joined the judge’s panel of the reality show New Level Chef, which he also designed. Not only is he a judge on that show, but he’s also the judge of Hell’s Kitchen, which first aired in 2005. As if that's not enough, Ramsay has 72 restaurants scattered across the globe. Obviously, if he suffered a serious injury to his taste buds, he would be in a world of hurt. Now he doesn’t have to worry about that, as his taste buds are insured for a hefty $10 million through Lloyd’s of London. The insurance covers disease, injury, and even aging. It’s too bad a condition of his insurance policy doesn’t make it null and void if he uses the F-bomb.
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