1.) If you use the weekends to try to catch up on your sleep, it’s not really helping you. The co-author of a study by Penn State University's Hershey Sleep Research & Treatment Center says the major takeaway from their research is that extended sleep helps, but only to some extent. And the repeated cycle of restriction/recovery may be harmful to your health in the long run. The National Sleep Foundation of America says that irregular sleeping patterns have been linked to health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative mood and behavior, decreased productivity, and safety issues in the home, on the job, and on the road. The best thing you can do is get into a sleeping pattern that your body can get used to.
2.) Snapchat is an app which allows you to send photos and videos, but determine for yourself how long recipients can view those “snaps” before they are hidden and then deleted. Except now there is Snaphack, an app that allows you to save and re-open Snapchat messages you received any time you want, defeating the whole reason Snapchat was appealing in the first place. That Snaphack app was launched over the weekend and can be downloaded for 99 cents.
3.) Five time world champions Taisto Miettinen and Rita Sairanen of Finland were winners again over the weekend. The couple won the American Wife Carrying Contest held in Maine. 50 competing couples from all over the world ran the 278 yard course that included such obstacles as a three-foot high log hurdle, a small pond, and a sand trap. The champion’s 48 second winning time won them the grand prize, Rita’s weight in beer and 5 times her weight in cash, which added up to $445 dollars.