According to a new study, exercise during pregnancy may boost your baby's brain development.
Researchers found that moms-to-be who were more physically active during pregnancy had newborns with greater brain activity during their first weeks of life, which means those little baby brains had developed faster. (NY Daily News)
The soundtrack for NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! hits stores today (Tuesday). Carrie Underwood performing the classic title track, “My Favorite Things” and “The Lonely Goatherd" all made the 22-track compilation.
The Sound of Music Live! premieres on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. The DVD lands in stores on December 17th.
(It'll make a great stocking stuffer!)
The Jennifer Nettles-hosted CMA Country Christmas special airs tonight (Monday) at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The television event will include holiday numbers by Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow. The special was taped in Nashville the night following the 47th Annual CMA Awards.
According to a new survey, men outspend women during the holiday season.
The survey found that women often shop without buying and visit multiple stores.
Men, on the other hand, expect to buy when they shop and prefer to buy many products at one store.
Women think shopping is a fun hobby. Guys take care of business.
DO WOMEN REALLY MAKE MEN BETTER?
There are all sorts of studies out there that say women make men better.
Married men supposedly live longer, are healthier, and end up dealing with fewer psychological problems in later life. (DailyLife.com)
Black Friday isn't really the kick off to the holiday shopping season anymore. To compete with other retailers, many stores are offering even better deals on Thanksgiving Day – when you should be spending time with loved ones and enjoying the holiday. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, however, plenty of Americans – 33 million, to be exact – are skipping turkey and all the trimmings to shop instead.
140 million people have plans to shop on Thanksgiving weekend, and that includes online purchases. Shops like Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and J.C. Penney, which are all open on the holiday, have grand plans that the early launch of the season will help boost sales in a sluggish economy and an already shorter shopping period – there are 6 less days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. (BuzzFeed)
Everyone goes into Thanksgiving knowing they're going to sit down at the table and do some serious damage to their digestive system. But just how much damage? How about 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat?
That's what researchers at the Calorie Control Council say the average American will consume. If you can't image what 229 grams of fat is like, try eating three sticks of butter. And of those 4,500 calories, about 1,500 of those will come before the actual meal, when we munch on snacks and sip an alcoholic beverage or two.
But what can you do? It's Thanksgiving and you're supposed to eat, right? Well, experts say you can do something. For starters, skip the soda and other drinks high in calories. Try drinking water. And after you eat, don't just flop down on the couch and lament the fact that you just ate three days' worth of food. Be active. Go outside and throw a football around. Take a walk before dessert. Maybe find a family member to wrestle with on the floor. (Daily Mail)
Through the years, Black Friday has become its own holiday with its own traditions. Getting up early … shopping till you drop … Stores have really taken advantage of people and their excitement.
But not all Black Friday deals are created equal.
According to consumer experts, here are some things you should not buy on Black Friday:
Prince William hosted a fundraising gala Monday night which featured performances by Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. The prince, and new dad, must have been feeling pretty confident because he joined Swift and Bon Jovi on stage and sang "Livin' On a Prayer."