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You May Be at Risk for Retired Husband Syndrome, Why You Should Bring Preschool Artwork on Your Next Job Interview, and R.I.P. B.K.S. Iyengar


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1. The man who popularized yoga in America has died. B.K.S. Iyengar passed away this morning at his home in India. Publishing several influential yoga books, establishing yoga on six continents, and being named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People are just a few of his most notable accomplishments, but he was best known for introducing the long asana type of yoga practice that many people favor today. And let this be a lesson to anyone who says they can't exercise: His relatives say he kept his daily practice almost until the day he died. He was 95 years young.

2. Your PB and AB may have been recalled. Sad day: Peanut butter recalls seem to be common place these days, and now Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters because of fears of salmonella contamination. Also being recalled are some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger, and Safeway, so check out the list to stay safe.

3. Retired Husband Syndrome is a legit condition. A new study found that in the year after a husband retires, the wife's quality of life goes way down. Researchers speculate it's because after decades of working, both people have to learn to readjust to being around each other 24/7. All that forced togetherness can make women feel edgy, stressed out, and upset. So once you say good-bye to the working world, if you're husband isn't into golf, maybe you should take up the sport? You know, to save your marriage.

4. Your preschool art projects may indicate your smarts. Tots who put the most detail into their drawings grow up to have higher intelligence than their stick-figure-drawing peers, according to a study of twins. The researchers think it's because kids who are more observant and detail-oriented grow up to be teens that are more meticulous. Maybe you can bring your childhood scrapbook to your next job interview as a recommendation? "See, I even drew eyelashes..."

5. Everything you know about bondage is 50 shades of wrong. People within the kink community are complaining that thanks to 50 Shades of Grey and other "vanilla" representations of BDSM sex, the public is getting the wrong idea about what a real BDSM-based relationship is like. For starters, the say that "kink" isn't a mere hobby or a scary sickness but rather should be recognized as a sexual orientation just like gay or straight. They add that 50 Shades of Grey is simply a messed-up story about "a misogynistic man who engages in a highly imbalanced and dangerous BDSM relationship" and not an accurate picture of the lifestyle. 


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