I was in the car the other day and this guy behind me kept HONKING his horn over and over and over. We were stuck on the Mercer Street Exit in traffic here and Seattle. But still this dude in a Lexus kept honking his horn thinking it would make things go faster, or speed up traffic in some way and the more he hoinked the madder I got. So naturally when I got home three hours later, I had to google "Noise and Stress" and this is what I came up with wow! Check it out:
In the past 25 years, the number of honking cars on the road and roaring planes in the air has ballooned. And consider all the new noises that didn't exist until fairly recently, like surround-sound movie theaters, car alarms, and ring tones. Sudden loud noises trigger a fight-or-flight response: The heart pumps harder, blood pressure rises, and the body releases stress hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. It's the inability to predict the sound that brings on the response; that's why the blast from your blender doesn't stress you out the way the sudden revving of a motorcycle does, even if the blender is actually louder. Here's how to stay healthier:
This cleaning lady (who is also a struggling mother of 3) showed up to clean this house.... and realized that someone had BOUGHT HER the house!! Truly an awesome story here! Watch below.
(photo-- Collin Anderson/flickr)
Citing Ty Herndon as inspiration yesterday... Billy Gillman filmed a video and uploaded it to YouTube. He is also gay.
Billy claims the fact that he is gay has kept him from signing a major record deal. If that's true, that is sad and...
Ty Herndon has come out of the closet! Read the entire story from People Magazine HERE.
Here's a couple of my favorite Ty Herndon songs from the 90's:
Good for you, Ty. I support your courage and hope you can be a role model...
Meghan Trainor (who sings "All About That Bass") steps up to the mic and belts out an AWESOME version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off"! This is addicting! Check it out.
(photo: carla da souza campos/Flickr)