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Here’s what all 50 state names really mean. If you want to understand a state’s history, start by looking at its name. (Business Insider)
11 health habits that will help you live to 100. Assuming you’ve sidestepped genes for truly fatal diseases, “there’s nothing stopping you from living independently well into your 90s,” says Thomas Perls, who studies the century-plus set at Boston University School of Medicine. (U.S. News)
You can pinpoint the source of happiness and it’s not what most people think. (Good News)
If you want a job don’t major in architecture. As the NY Fed points out, not all majors are created equal. After dividing the pool into 13 different undergraduate majors, and using data from 2009 to 2011, some academic pursuits proved likelier to land graduates a job. A mere 3% of health majors, for instance, were found to be unemployed. Other degrees, however, proved less job-friendly. For instance, the unemployment rate for architecture and construction majors was 8%, likely related to the fate of housing-related sectors following the housing bust. (QZ)
According to a new study, multivitamins not linked to memory or heart benefits. (Fox News)
While accepting her Actress of the Year award for “Gravity” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Sandra Bullock admitted that she Googled herself. “So, I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people really think of me,” she said. “No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one’s self at any time.”
Here’s what she learned:
- “‘Sandra Bullock is over 40 came up a lot,’” she said.
- “‘Sandra Bullock’s way past 40.’ Yeah, I know that, too,” she added.
- “‘There’s absolutely nothing special about her acting,’” also came up, she said.
- “‘She’s not particularly attractive,’” was another one Bullock added.
- “‘I can’t stand her, she’s mediocre,’” were among other comments Bullock mentioned.