Hospitals are warning against wearing expensive leggings in MRI scanners.
Ladies-and some gents- we love our leggings, but you may want to ditch them next time you get an MRI. Patients are being told to leave their Lululemons at home and switch in to cotton T-shirts or hospital gowns before they head in for an MRI since a new study shows the fibers inside the leggings can actually burn you.
Hospitals across the country including Stony Brook University in New York, the University of California, and Mount Sinai hospitals are posting signs in their offices warning against wearing the leggings. Tiny meal threads are found woven within the most popular leggings-think Lululemon or Athleta- and while they may be good at wicking sweat, they’re not so good at preventing burns during an MRI scan.
One 11-year-old girl learned the hard way. She was sedated for her MRI scan for scoliosis and when she woke up, she was left with second degree burns. What she didn't know, considering there were no labels, was that her undershirt contained the metallic fibers.
So what exactly happens? An MRI scanner uses electromagnetism and radiowaves, so they basically become a powerful magnet. Any type of metal, including the tiny metal threads in sports leggings, could possibly move during the scan causing a burn. Researchers specifically warn against Lululemon leggings made with “Silverescent” technology that prevents odors, Gap’s Athleta brand leggings and Columbia Sportswear Omni-Heat line. If you’re unsure, since most metallic fibers are unnoticeable, look for labels on your clothes that say “anti-microbial” or “anti-bacterial” as those usually contain the “silver technology.” Your best bet is to just wear cotton or a hospital gown.
Source: Market Watch
Twitter users post the four words every girl wants whispered in their ear.
A new relationship meme making its rounds on Twitter breaks down what women really want to hear. The meme uses a dated stock photo of a guy whispering in a woman’s ear while she smiles and the caption reads: “Post the four words every girl wants whispered in her ear.”
And of course, Twitter has had lots of fun with it. There were some earnest comments, like “Will you marry me?” but who cares about those. We’re all about the fun answers, like these:
- “He’s gonna be impeached”
- “I loaded the dishwasher”
- “I don’t watch sports”
- “Go buy another pair”
- “Paid your student loans”
- “You’re right. I’m wrong”
- “I got extra guac”
- “Let’s watch some Lifetime”
- “I make my sandwiches”
- “Sleep. I got this”
- “There is more wine”
- “Here’s my credit card”
- “I voted for Hillary”
- “I’m sorry. You’re right”
- “Let’s get some tacos”
- “Yeah, hire a housekeeper”
- “I baked a cheesecake”
- “I’m not DJ Khaled”
An incentive to do housework!
Here’s a dirty reason for couples to clean up together — partners who share more housework have more sex, according to a new survey.
CreditLoan.com quizzed 993 cohabitating couples on how splitting the chore correlates with relationship satisfaction. And couples were happiest when they divided tasks the most evenly, particularly taking care of the kids — a pressing concern for many parents thanks to the soaring costs of child care in recent years.
And relationships where both partners dusted and cleaned the bathroom had sex nearly two more times each month than when women shouldered the responsibility alone. And partners who communicate that they need help getting things done — rather than waiting around for a partner to pitch in — also have happier relationships. (Alas, our partners aren’t mind readers.)
Yet CreditLoan.com also found that women are still doing most of the work at home. During the average week, women spend twice as much time on chores like laundry and cooking (five hours and 48 minutes total) than men. This adds up to an extra 301 hours of unpaid overtime a year, according to the study. Men, meanwhile, spent more time than women organizing household finances, attempting home repairs and taking out the trash (up to 55 minutes per week).