Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Dec 2, 2015
December 2, 2015
Chocolate, Caffeine, Alcohol:
Psychologists say coffee addiction is real and they're using behavioral therapy to treat it.
Research teams from Johns Hopkins University and the American University say the effects of "caffeine-use disorder" include anxiety, jitteriness, and a tense mood. And, they're recommending cognitive-behavioral therapy --commonly used for anxiety-- to treat it.
The scientists say attempts to combat coffee dependency creates withdrawal effects similar to other hard drugs. (Still)
Top-10 most popular Christmas songs (Billboard):
10. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" By John Lennon (1971)
9. "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" By Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1995)
8. "White Christmas" By Bing Crosby (1942)
7. "It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year" By Andy Williams (1963)
6. "Feliz Navidad" By Jose Feliciano (1970)
5. "A Holly Jolly Christmas" By Burl Ives (1965)
4. "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" By Nat King Cole (1946)
3. "Jingle Bell Rock" By Bobby Helms (1957)
2. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" By Brenda Lee (1958)
1. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" By Mariah Carey (1994)
A 23-year-old art student in Iceland is spending a week naked in a see-through box.
Iceland Institute of Arts student ALMAR ATLASON has been streaming his naked experiment live since shutting himself in the transparent box November 30th. He's doing all the normal human stuff: eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom in a plastic bag. Atlason plans to stay in the box until December 7th. The student says the stunt is partly a school assignment, and partly because "It's basically just something cool." (Still)
Food and Nutrition:
Sodas, sports drinks and candy that are sugar-free can still damage your teeth. Australian researchers found that the acidic additives in a number of sugar-free products can cause dental erosion, eventually stripping away the enamel on teeth. CBS News says most soft drinks and sports drinks caused dental enamel to soften by between 30 percent and 50 percent. Both sugar-free and sugar-containing soft drinks and flavored mineral waters caused also cause a measurable loss of the tooth surface. In sugar-free candies, high levels of citric acid can erode tooth enamel. (Bartha)
Use it or lose it:
If you need to switch up your holiday music this year and still sound current, Six-13 has been turning out Jewish holiday hits the last couple years by turning pop songs into Jewish acapella singalongs. On their Youtube page you'll find 800-thousand views for "Uptown Passover" (being retweeted by Bruno Mars helped) and 1,874,000 views for "Chanukah (Shake It Off)." This year's release is "Watch Me (Spin/Drey Drey)."
Get an audio download HERE; videos are available HERE. And if you'd like an interview, email: Six13@Six13.com or call 888-266-5613.
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