It’s true. Eating a quick snack may help you avoid an argument with your spouse. Researchers followed 107 married couples for three weeks. Each night, they measured their blood glucose levels. They also asked each participant to stick pins in a voodoo doll representing his or her spouse. This act was to symbolize their aggressive feelings. The results showed that lower blood sugar levels led to more pins being pushed into the doll.
The lead singer of Journey, Arnel Pineda, is working on a solo project. He says the album will feature is own compositions, and he plans to release it before the year ends. The album has led to talk that Pineda is planning to leave Journey. But he says he plans to stay as long as the band needs him. Sorry Steve Perry fans!
Journey plays VWA with Steve Miller July 11th.
A mother in Salt Lake City was able to save her son from a shooting by monitoring his Facebook page. The mom called a police officer who was assigned to her son’s school after she read comments from two male teenagers on Facebook threatening to come to the school and shoot her son. Officers searched the school and surrounding area and found the teens parked in a car nearby along with a gun, ammo, drugs and lots of money. Police believe the boys were waiting there in order to confront their intended target after school. They were arrested on several charges.
New York City’s legendary Roseland Ballroom will be shutting down after Lady Gaga performs there on April 7th, but fans who can’t be there will be able to see the concert. Gaga will be live streaming the event at GetMoreGaga.com. She has already performed at the venue six times during her residency. Gaga made the streaming announcement in a video that was posted online.
A Papa Johns Pizza delivery guy in Portland, Oregon got stiffed the other night. A couple ordered some pizzas and left him only a few cents tip on the bill. The next day he went to work and his boss asked about the delivery he made to the couple’s address the night before. The couple had been in the Papa John’s store that day and left a note for the delivery dude. They apologized for their math error and felt horrible that they didn’t leave him a decent tip. The note included a $20 bill to make up for the night before!
In other pizza news, a pizzeria in Canada is offering marijuana as a pizza topping. The owner says they only serve up slices to people who are at least 18 years old and have a prescription for medical marijuana.
Touching items in stores can lead to overspending. Researchers found that touching an item boosts a person’s perception of ownership and increases the amount they will pay for it. A finance expert says the way around this is to only touch the item with one finger because it satisfies the desire to touch without implying ownership.
But it would be pretty hard to go for a test drive and use just one finger!
With a global box office revenue of $1.072 billion, “Frozen” is now the highest grossing animated film ever made, even passing up “Toy Story 3″. The Disney hit also nabbed the number 10 spot on the list of the biggest global blockbusters of all time as it edges up toward “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Adidas to create a collection made with Bionic Yarn fabric – cloth made from plastic debris found in the ocean. The line will feature the brand’s classic sporty apparel made with the Eco-friendly material. The products will make their debut this summer.
Since Chicago is a popular business or pleasure destination for St Louisans, you may be interested to know about a new addition to the Chicago White Sox concessions menu – especially if you have a gigantic sweet tooth. The Sox are selling a three pound sundae served in a full-size batting helmet this season. The sundae has four scoops each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. It comes drizzled with chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrup, and includes two bananas, whipped cream and cherries. It’ll cost $17 and so far as the calorie count is concerned, you don’t want to know.
Dutch brewing company Bavaria has released a new TV ad for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler. It features (still alive) Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Lee and Tupac Shakur hanging out on an island which is very much a tropical paradise. Elvis inflates a raft while Marilyn rubs suntan lotion on Tupac’s belly and Cobain and Lennon lounge on beach chairs. Then, Lee spots a ship in the distance and the celebrities quickly hide!