1.) You work hard all your life hoping that you’ll be able to enjoy your retirement. The problem is retirement is harmful to your health. At least that’s the conclusion of a study from the Institute of Economic Affairs, a British think tank. Their study found that retirement results in a "drastic decline in health" in the medium and long term, and suggests people should work for longer for health as well as economic reasons. Retirement is found to increase the chances of suffering from clinical depression by 40%, while you are 60% more likely to suffer from a physical condition. And, the effect is the same for both men and women.
2.) Before you repaint your bedroom, you may want to consider how the color you choose affects your sleep. People with blue walls get the most sleep according to a new study, averaging almost 8 hours a night. Blue isn't just calming . . . the color blue triggers special receptors in our eyes that aid our body's natural sleep rhythms. Purple walls are the worst for sleep, at five hours and 56 minutes. Purple is a stimulating color that makes it tougher for your brain to shut down. Here are all 10 bedroom colors, ranked from most sleep to least sleep: Blue, yellow, green, silver, orange, red, gold, gray, brown, and purple.
3.) Before you dive into a public swimming pool to cool off this summer, consider this. The CDC sampled 161 public swimming pools in the Atlanta area and discovered 58% of them had fecal contamination. Plus, 59% contained a type of bacteria that causes rashes and ear infections. Researchers chalked it up to swimmers' hygiene, either because they were unclean when they got in the water or they had an accident. And, while the pools were all in Atlanta, a CDC official says the findings would almost certainly apply to any city.