1.) If your son or daughter is in college, or you’re attending a school of higher education, you can look forward to a later retirement. New analysis from Nerd Wallet suggests increased student loan debt along with high levels of unemployment among recent graduates puts the current crop of college seniors at a disadvantage when it comes to retiring at a reasonable age. For example, if you graduate with $23,000 in student loan debt. Nerd Wallet figures that you’ll spend the decade following graduation paying around 7% of your earnings each year toward that debt and interest, meaning you most likely won’t make any substantial retirement saving. Nerd Wallet figures the same person who graduated with no debt will have already saved $30,000 more by that point.
2.) Australia may look a little paler these days as the majority of Australian states are introducing bans on tanning beds. The Wall Street Journal reports that Australia has some of world's highest rates of skin cancer, which accounts for 80% of all cancers diagnosed in the country. A recent study found that 1 in 6 melanomas in Australians between ages 18 and 29 could be prevented if all tanning salons were banned. Of course, the ban has its complications as some salons have been selling their beds off at big discounts to consumers for home use, which experts say may be far more dangerous.
3.) Need to get rid of a headache? Listen to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. Lloyds Pharmacy’s in the United Kingdom commissioned a study which found 41% of people who suffered with persistent pain felt better after listening to music. The study of 1,500 people found pop music was the most effective pain reliever, followed by classical, then rock or indie music. Along with "Bridge Over Troubled Water," the songs with the highest pain-relieving powers were Candle in the Wind" by Elton John, and "Easy" by The Commodores.