We don't swim in your toilet, so don't pee in our pool!
Each summer, millions of Americans seek relief from the heat at the public pool ... despite the fact that the Centers for Disease Control release a report each year warning about all the bacteria that also goes for a swim in these pools.
A brand-new report from the CDC found that more than half the water samples they took from public pools contain E. Coli bacteria from fecal matter. It turns out that swimmers see water and assume it's just a big toilet.
The CDC says there are two ways the fecal matter makes it into the pool. First, it comes from swimmers who have, what the CDC calls, a "fecal incident." Second, it comes from people who don't shower before entering the pool, something that 70 percent of people say they don't do. So have fun this summer, but maybe keep your head out of the water. (CDC.gov)
If you’re desperately trying to avoid mosquitoes, the secret could be right at your feet.
Researchers have found that mosquitoes – especially those infected with malaria – are attracted to stinky socks.
On the other hand, mosquitoes are actually repelled by clean socks that smell like detergent. (Los Angeles Times)
According to a survey from AskMen.com, guys are more concerned about grooming their skin than anything else.
Here’s a full rundown of the survey results:
Bill Hader is leaving Saturday Night Live after eight years.
The comedian, best known for playing Weekend Update city correspondent Stefon, tells the New York Times, "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point. It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it’s just time to go.'"
Hader, who's appeared in Superbad, Tropic Thunder and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, will do his last episode on the season finale Saturday.
This comes on the heels of Seth Meyers's being named the new host of Late Night. He'll depart next year. And Fred Armisen and Jason Sudeikis are also reportedly mulling their own exits. Producer Lorne Michaels says, "They’re making their decisions and we’ll know soon enough."
Disney World attractions are notorious for having long lines, but some clever and wealthy people have figured out a way to beat the lines while showing everyone else just how despicable and shameful people can be.
The New York Post reports that some parents visiting Disney World with their kids have been hiring disabled people to pose as their family members. The parks allow for people with disabilities to skip the lines and let them bring up to six people with them. These parents are paying a group called Dream Tours Florida around $130 an hour for their disabled tour guide. One of these parents tells the Post, "My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World.' The other kids had to wait two-and-a-half hours." She adds, "You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the one-percent does Disney." (NY Post)
Which star has the sexiest bikini body? Or the sexiest smile? Victoria’s Secret has the answers. The clothing company, along with their team of Angels, has chosen the sexiest of the sexy in 17 categories.
Among the winners are Jennifer Lawrence (above left) (Sexiest Sense of Humor), Jessica Chastain (above right) (Sexiest Actress), Rihanna (Sexiest Bikini Body) and Blake Lively (Sexiest Legs).
Here's the full list:
Sexiest Actress: Jessica Chastain
Sexiest Style: Nina Dobrev
Sexiest Legs: Blake Lively
Sexiest Bikini Body: Rihanna
Sexiest Hair: Amanda Seyfried
Sexiest Smile: Zoë Saldana
Sexiest Eyes: Zooey Deschanel
Sexiest Lips: Kerry Washington
Sexiest Curves: Shakira
Sexiest Sense of Humor: Jennifer Lawrence
Sexiest Mom: Giuliana Rancic
Sexiest Songstress: Beyoncé
Sexiest International Import: Emilia Clarke
Sexiest Summer Glow: Hayden Panettiere
Sexiest Sporty Style: Ashley Greene
Sexiest TV Cast: Revenge
Sexiest Cyber Stars: Tone It Up Girls
Sexiest Tweeter (voted on by fans): Elizabeth Banks
Sexiest Up & Coming Bombshell (voted on by fans): Chloë Bridges
This is my Mother, Sandy Appleby (circa 1945). She's the next to youngest of seven children, and was born and raised on a farm in Lexington, Ohio. In this photo she has her whole life in front of her. Who knew she would fall for a boy from Mansfield, Ohio who had just moved to Lexington. They'd Graduate in 1957 and Sandy waited 4 years for him to finish college in Vermont. They would marry in 1961 and start a family 10 months later when I was born. My sister Lynnette came along in '66 and Susan in '69. We moved from Ohio to California, back to Ohio, to Illinois and back to Ohio. As tough as it was to restart the household so many times Mom hung in there...kept the home fires burning and together Mom and Dad raised us kids. We always had a good meal on the table, clean clothes for school, help with homework and after-school activities, a shoulder to cry on, hugs, kisses and prayers...and we thank you Mom for all of that .
We are all grown now in our own homes with great jobs thanks to all that Mom (and Dad) taught us about life, love and responsibility.
There is so much more to the story of Sandy Appleby, but let me just say we are so grateful for the life she makes for all of her children and grandchildren (and great-grandson to be) and the love she shows us all.
Love you, Mom!
Moms are a wealth of wisdom. In honor of our moms this coming Mother's Day, here are some of the most important pieces of wisdom she has passed down to us: