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Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 3:51 PM
— Most people who sleep seven to eight hours a night will spend a third of their life in bed, but it’s surprising how long people will wait before changing their sheets, especially single men, according to a new survey.
The website Mattress Adviser interviewed more than 1,000 people on their sheet-changing habits and discovered single men often sleep on the same sheets for as long as six weeks before changing them.
That compares to about 24 days for the average person, or a little more than once every three weeks, according to the study, which basically found that’s too long.
“With the average person shedding about 10 grams of skin each day, you’d be piling up a veritable feast for dust mites in that time,” survey researchers said.
Other findings included that men change their sheets about 10 days later than women and that people in relationships tended to change their sheets more often.
“Relationship commitment seemed to correlate with more frequent washing. Respondents in a relationship had the shortest average time between pillow cleanings, while married folks had the cleanest record for sheets,” researchers said.
The study also found that people who slept naked without showering before bed changed their sheets “comparatively often,” but the same can not be said of those who drool while they sleep.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:20 AM
— Famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, who counseled several presidents and preached to millions of people worldwide, died Wednesday, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.
Billy Graham passed away this morning at his Montreat, North Carolina, home and met his Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Graham was 99. For more visit: https://t.co/BqTSDigeaT— BGEA (@BGEA) February 21, 2018
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Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:02 AM
— Evangelist Billy Graham died Wednesday at age 99 at his North Carolina home.
Graham, who preached Christianity to millions around the world, was also a confidant of U.S. presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
Here are some quotes from the man who became known as “America’s Pastor.”
Source: Brainy Quotes
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:36 AM
MOBILE, Ala. — An Alabama police officer who was shot Tuesday night has died, authorities say.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 9:05 PM
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Vice President Mike Pence was ready for a secret meeting with North Korean officials at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earlier this month, but the North backed out, according to news outlets.
Pence attended the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9 as part of a five-day trip to Asia and was seated near Kim Jong-un’s sister, but did not speak to her, creating a media sensation.
The North canceled the meeting just two hours before Pence was scheduled to meet with Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, and another North Korean state official, Kim Yong Nam, on Feb. 10 after Pence announced new sanctions against the North Korean regime during his trip and rebuked it for its nuclear program, according to the Washington Post, which was the first to report on the secret meeting.
“North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice president softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics,” the vice president’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said in a statement, according to The Hill.
State Dept: Pence planned to meet with North Koreans to "drive home the necessity" of abandoning nuclear/ missile programs, but North Korea pulled out "at the last minute."https://t.co/CdVuTVpoZA— Axios World (@AxiosWorld) February 21, 2018
News of the secret meeting comes as relations between the communist north and democratic south seem to be thawing in recent weeks with the announcement last month from Kim Jong-un that he was sending a delegation to the Olympics. He sent his sister to lead the group.
“We regret [the North Koreans'] failure to seize this opportunity," State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement. "We will not apologize for American values, for calling attention to human rights abuses, or for mourning a young American’s unjust death."
Pence said he planned to use his trip to the Olympics to prevent North Korea from using the games as a ploy for favorable propaganda on the communist regime.
From the State Dept: Pence agreed to a secret meeting with North Korean officials at the Winter Olympics -- North Korea cancelled at the last minute pic.twitter.com/mVuSTDuUB6— Matt Marohl (@mattmarohl) February 21, 2018