How much time do you spend staring at a screen?
If you’re like most Americans, that answer is about half the time you’re awake.
A survey by contact lens company CooperVision found that 42 percent of the time Americans are awake, our eyes are on some kind of screen -- television, phone, computer, tablet, etc. According to the researchers, we spend about 7 hours a day staring at a screen. And it’s getting worse. 79 percent of those surveyed said their screen time has gone up over the past five years, with 40 percent admitting it’s gone up “a lot.” And 75 percent of those surveyed said they think they spend too much time in front of screens. Get this … 53 percent said they take breaks from the computer -- by checking their phone. And 27 percent said they watch TV and look at their phone at the same time. 73 percent admit that all that screen time makes them feel lethargic, and 64 percent said they feel happier when they take a serious screen break. (Study Finds)
You can be an album?
Not sure if you've given any thought to what you want to happen to your body when you die but here's pretty cool idea. When you die in, let's say, the year 2089, why not get your ashes turned into a hipster trend from the 2010s? Sound interesting?
Well, according to a recent survey, one out of four people under 25 say they'd love for their ashes to get pressed into a vinyl record when they die. The survey also found that those under the age of 25 are twice as likely to want a gravestone as those over 55. About half of young people also wanted their ashes made into a diamond.
It was also discovered that about 25 percent of under-25s would like their ashes to be used to generate electricity, compared to just four percent of those over 55. When it comes to the older age groups the study found just three percent want their loved ones to keep their ashes at home in an urn.