1.) Do you know what “Fat O’clock” is? That’s the time when we ditch our diet and begin eating comfort food. New research has shown that, for most people, “Fat O’clock” is Sunday night around 7 o’clock. Almost half the participants in the study enjoyed comfort food between 7 and 10 on Sunday nights. The 2nd most dangerous time for your diet is weekdays between 3 and 5, followed by weekdays from 5 until 7 in the evening.
2.) Research has shown that living near traffic may be a cause of asthma and allergies in children. Now, it may be even worse for kids than previously believed. In California, researchers have ranked parts of the state based on their exhaust-related pollution, studied their populations, and found that kids from the more polluted areas were at a greater risk for certain childhood cancers, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia. While the cancers studied are all fairly rare, and the risk low, the bump is significant, with risk rising as much as 17% for one type of cancer. The researchers stressed, however, that their results are still preliminary.
3.) If you’ve been worried about the Post Office not delivering bills to your home on Saturdays, worry no more. The U.S. Postal Service says it’s delaying plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn’t allowing the change. In February, the USPS announced plans to cut back to a five-day-a-week delivery schedule for everything except packages as a way to save money. But Congress has since passed a spending bill that continues the long-time prohibition against reducing delivery days.