Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - May 22, 2013
May 22, 2013
Taylor Swift Syndrome explored:
Hey ladies --does it take you forever and ever and ever to get over someone? Relax, you're not alone and relationship expert CHARLES J. ORLANDO tells YourTango.com there's a very good reason for it --you have the TAYLOR SWIFT syndrome! The country cutie is known for jumping into love head first, then releasing another bitter breakup song when things go downhill. Charles says the problem isn't a truly broken heart, but becoming too emotionally invested entirely too fast, which meanas giving up your individuality. When the quickie romance fizzles out, you have to rebuild that little piece of yourself that was lost. Although it can be tough, his advice is to allow the relationship to unfold slowly without pushing or rushing and let Mr. Wonderful contribute his fair share. (Lee)
Health and Medical Briefs:
New Alzheimer's research suggests taking vitamin B may help reduce the risk for dementia.
Findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid lower levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Homocysteine has been linked to shrinkage of the brain, which has been associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers noticed brain shrinkage was reduced by 90-percent in particular areas of the brain most vulnerable in Alzheimer's patients. It's not clear whether these effects mean someone is less likely to develop Alzheimer's, nor is it known whether B vitamins would benefit those already suffering mental decline. (Page)
When soldier LARRY SHAFFER returned from Afghanistan, he didn't recognize his wife.
The Army specialist arrived at the airport in Wilmington, North Carolina, only to discover that his wife, MISTY, had lost half of her body weight. Instead of 300-pounds, she was down to 150!
Misty says she went on a special diet just to surprise her hubby. In order for the surprise to work, Misty says she had to resist the urge to post pictures of weight loss on Facebook while Larry was away. (Still)
Super Bowl update:
The NFL has released the host cities for Super Bowl 50 and 51: San Francisco and Houston.
Actually, the stadium for Super Bowl 50 hasn't been built yet --it'll be the San Francisco 49ers new stadium, which will open for the 2014 season, in Santa Clarita, CA.
The Houston game will be in Reliant Stadium, which is the current home of the Houston Texans. So the next four Super Bowls will be:
Super Bowl 48, 2014: at the Meadowlands, outside NYC.
Super Bowl 49, 2015: Phoenix, AZ, in the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Super Bowl 50, 2016: Santa Clarita, CA.
Super Bowl 51: 2017: Houston, TX.
There were no special guests at the ROLLING STONES concert Monday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but they did pull three songs out of the trunk that they have yet to play on the "50 & Counting" tour. Billboard.com says the "Sticky Fingers" album track"Sway," made it into the set along with "Far Away Eyes" from "Some Girls." Guitarist MICK TAYLOR will be on every stop on the tour, so he's not really a "special guest." But, Mick recreated his amazing solos on "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" and "Sway" along with his usual nightly duties on "Midnight Rambler." (Marino)
Oklahoma tornado update:
Using data compiled by the National Weather Service severe weather database files, which includes tornado reports from 1950 through the end of 2012, the states with the highest tornado incidence rates are as follows:
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