If You Wake Up At The Same Time Every Night, Your Body Might Be Trying To Tell You Something

We all have our very own internal body clocks, and that can easily be disrupted if our mental or physical health is compromised.

While it’s not uncommon to wake up naturally in the middle of the night, oftentimes there’s an underlying reason that you’re not getting enough shut eye.

Bedtime is when your body recharges for the next day, but when we wake up, that energy cycle is interrupted, putting your overall health at risk.  

If you’re having trouble falling asleep between 9:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m, or wake up sometime between 11:00 p.m and 7:00 a.m, keep reading to see what you can do to get your best night’s sleep.

Do you have trouble sleeping before the clock strikes midnight? This is actually very common, and it doesn’t have to do with you being a night owl.

People who report having difficulty falling asleep between 9:00 p.m and 11:00 p.m tend to be overly stressed. It’s likely that your metabolism has slowed down and your brain’s amygdala is working overtime. This area of your brain is responsible for the fight or flight response.

Participate in some relaxation exercises before you sleep to calm your mind and increase oxygen flow in your body.

That what you need to do if you’re having trouble falling asleep. What if you’re waking up at a certain time during the night?

10 Things You Should Never Ignore About Your Dreams

According to Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious.”

Dream interpretation has been around for centuries, and was first interpreted by people who were known to have spiritual powers. Nowadays people see their therapists to help them unlock the secret message behind their dreams.

However, there’s a wealth of information online that can help you discover your deepest desires and fears for free.

Here are 10 dream symbols you should ponder over after waking up. The answers to these will help you make sense of your life.

1. Waterfalls

Dreaming of waterfalls or a large body of water is a very good omen. Water symbolizes purity and cleansing.

However, ask yourself the size of the waterfall or body of water. Was it in a bright location surrounded by trees or somewhere dark and dreary? This will give insight to how you perceive new beginnings.

2. Money

Seeing money could mean something good, but it can also mean something bad. Money represents the flow of life. Typically, dreaming of money symbolizes self-worth and power.

3. Fire

If you dream of a distant fire, this means you desire for transformation. However, if you’re playing with fire or dream of starting one, this means you’re repressing your anger.

4. Adultery

Dreaming about adultery always puts you in a sour mood when you wake up. That being said, the best thing to do is to analyze the dream. Ask yourself, am I in an unhappy relationship? Do I have trust or anxiety issues? How afraid am I in losing my significant other?

5. Pregnant

Dreaming of being pregnant symbolizes that you’re ready for a major development in your life.

10 Companies That Treat Their Employees So Well It’s Not Even Fair

Most jobs don’t offer the most spectacular benefits for their employees.

For the most part, you have to be a full-time employee to receive high-end benefits like health insurance, paid vacations, and several weeks of maternity leave.

However, there are jobs that offer much more than just a pretty office space. Some would even go as far as to say that going there cannot be considered as “work”!

Here’s a list of 10 companies who have the most amazing employee perks that it makes you want to check to see if they’re hiring.  

The “Happiest Place on Earth” is a little more happier for its employees. The company offers free admission to their parks for employees, and their friends and families. This includes discounts on hotels and merchandise.

You probably guessed right. This online marketplace and hospitality service offers $2,000 annual travel stipends to use on Airbnb listings, company sponsored outings, and tickets to major concert and sport events.

Jack Daniel’s gives a free bottle of whiskey every month to their employees.

The company provides full tuition reimbursement that covers an online bachelor’s degree program through Arizona State University. Corporate employees can enjoy additional benefits like an on-site gym and child-care services. However, baristas can also receive insurance benefits.

The online ticket platform offers a $60 wellness stipend that can be used for gym fees or anything else that helps to keep their employees healthy.

After Years Of Planning, Steven Tyler Is Stepping Up To Help Abused Girls In A Big Way

After more and more sexual abuse allegations in the entertainment industry become public knowledge, one celebrity is reaching his long-time goal to make a difference in the lives of young women who have been abused.

Aerosmith’s lead singer, Steven Tyler, said his dream has finally come true.

Ever since the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer co-wrote the band’s hit song “Janie’s Got a Gun” almost 30 years ago, he’s wanted to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected girls.

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The 1989 song is about a girl who shoots her father because he is sexually abusing her.

Tyler, a father of three daughters and one son, has finally brought his long-time vision to reality, and his story should inspire everyone in the entertainment industry.

There’s A Soldier Hiding In This Viral Photo, Can You Spot It?

The superpower of any army is their ability to blend into their surroundings.

If that fails, then the army has less chance of survival.

The picture below, which was posted on the British Army’s Twitter account by a Section Commander’s Battle Course in Wales, proved that the Army’s camouflage tactics weren’t perfected enough.

Despite the misty image, the soldier in the picture below can be spotted easily.

In the caption, they wrote: “Camouflaged in woodland on the Section Commander’s Battle Course in Wales… can you spot the soldier in this image?”

Keep in mind that an enemy should be able to locate their target in only a few seconds in order to ensure their own survival. So can you find the soldier in only a few seconds?

If that was easy, try to spot the camouflaged Marine in the photo below.

Keep going to see the answers!

Man Survives Being Lost At Sea For 29 Hours With No Boat Or Flotation Device

For some people, the thought of being lost at sea and discovering a deserted island is exciting. But like everything that first gives off a jolt of adrenaline, the excitement wears off eventually.

For the most part, none of us truly want the Cast Away kind of situation, but some people have had some variations of it and survived to tell the tale.

Being thrown off a boat or somehow forgotten is not something that happens often, but to those it has, it’s a tale they wish they never had the chance to tell.

The strangest part about these stories isn’t the fact that they had to tread water for hours to survive, it’s the scary thoughts that they had to wrestle with in their minds.

In April 2013, a then-50-year-old South African father-of-two, survived an “odyssey of survival” that required him to battle with not only marine animals, but also the thoughts in his head.

10 Ways You Quote Shakespeare And You Had No Idea You Were Doing It

William Shakespeare invented about 1,700 common words that we still use today!

The British playwright is mandatory reading in school, but there’s good reason to read his work. We owe a lot to this writing legend who wrote great plays like Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice.

Here are 10 words you may not have known were coined by the great playwright himself!

1. Swagger — (Henry IV)

“An’t please your majesty, a rascal that swaggered with me last night.”

2. Addiction — (Othello)

“It is Othello’s pleasure, our noble and valiant general, that, upon certain tidings now arrived, importing the mere perdition of the Turkish fleet, every man put himself into triumph; some to dance, some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him.”

3. Cold-blooded — (King John)

“Thou cold-blooded slave, hast thou not spoke like thunder on my side, been sworn my soldier, bidding me depend upon thy stars, thy fortune and thy strength, and dost thou now fall over to my fores?”

4. Arch-Villain — (Timon of Athens)

“You that way and you this, but two in company; each man apart, all single and alone, yet an arch-villain keeps him company.”

5. Eyeball — (The Tempest)

“Go make thyself like a nymph o’ the sea: be subject to no sight but thine and mine, invisible to every eyeball else.”

6. Manager — (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

“Where is our usual manager of mirth? What revels are in hand? Is there no play to ease the anguish of a torturing hour?”

7. Uncomfortable — (Romeo and Juliet)

“Despised, distressed, hated, martyr’d, kill’d! Uncomfortable time, why camest thou now to murder, murder our solemnity?”

8. Assassination — (Macbeth)

“If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly: if the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch with his surcease success.”

9. Bedazzled — (The Taming of the Shrew)

“Pardon, old father, my mistaking eyes, that have been so bedazzled with the sun that everything I look on seemeth green.”

10. Fashionable — (Troilus And Cressida)

“For time is like a fashionable host that slightly shakes his parting guest by the hand, and with his arms outstretch’d, as he would fly, grasps in the comer: welcome ever smiles, and farewell goes out sighing.”

Next are 10 phrases he coined that we still use today!

10 Animals Who Earn More Money In A Year Then You Will In Your Life

Forbes should seriously consider adding animals to their millionaires list, because there’s quite a few that have earned or inherited the big bucks and deserve some recognition.

These 10 animals have so much money, they literally don’t know what to do with it.

It’s nice to sound like you’re from royalty, but it’s best when you fit the part. Gunther III inherited an estimated $372 million from his owner, the German Countess Karlotta Lieberstein. Gunther IV now owns a villa in the Bahamas, a mansion in Miami (the one Madonna used to live in), and he eats caviar and steak.

This is probably the first time you envied a dog’s life.

Conchita the Chihuahua, also known as the “most pampered dog in the world,” had a $3 million trust fund. She wore pearls, designer clothes, had designer handbags, and slept in a custom-made pink racing car bed.

They aren’t pets nor are most of them worth millions, but being worth around $1 to $2 million is not bad…at all. Also, if they bring in a lot of tourism that ups their value.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfield loves his cat A LOT. I mean, you have to love someone to give them two maids, publish a book about them, and pay millions of dollars in modeling fees so that he or she can live a lavish life. Oh, and Choupette has a net worth of $97 million.

If you’ve spent some time looking at cats on the internet, you’ve definitely come across Grumpy Cat. He has more than two million followers on Instagram, has a Christmas movie, has his own coffee brand. I mean, this cat is more famous than we’ll ever be! We’re not sure how much he’s worth, but he can’t be less than a multi-millionaire.

Keep going, these next animals are probably worth more than all your family members’s income combined.

10 Things We Guarantee You Didn’t Know Before Reading This

We know that we don’t know everything, but it’s nice to know a little more than we knew yesterday.

Here are 10 facts that will turn your world upside down. Don’t forget to impress your friends afterwards.

1. A car’s rearview mirror has a daytime and a nighttime mode.

2. Adult bodies have two to nine pounds of bacteria.

3. Pirates wear eye patches so that they can see in both the light and in the dark.

Eye patches allowed pirates to see in areas with poor lighting without having to wait for their eye to adjust.

4. Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.

These sharp edges help them to cut through skin and layers of clothing.

5. Bees sting other bees; and when a male bee climaxes their testicles explode, which eventually leads to their death.

These next five will surprise you the most!

Alec Baldwin Is Returning To Television

You may know this famous Baldwin from early hit movies like Beetlejuice and The Hunt for Red October.

Alec Baldwin, the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, gained recognition as an actor in the late ’70s and has continued to be a successful TV star ever since.  

What many love about Alec is that he’s a great actor who can play both serious and comedic roles. He had great success on 30 Rock, a satirical sitcom that ran on NBC, and Saturday Night Live, where he impersonates President Donald Trump.

He’s won three Emmy awards in total so far. He’s won outstanding lead actor in a comedy series in 2008 and 2009 for 30 Rock, and outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series in 2017 for SNL, clearly for his role as Trump.

MSNBC gave Alec a late-night talk show in late 2013. Alec had discussions with various guests about current events, politics, and the arts.

“I’m going to do it for a year, and then we’ll see what happens,” Alec said in an interview with The Daily Beast.

However, Up Late with Alec Baldwin lasted for only five episodes after he received criticism for allegedly using an anti-gay slur while talking to a reporter. Alec released an apology, but still denied the specific wording of the insult.

Now this award-winning actor may be getting another chance at becoming a TV talk show host.

The Queen Uses A Secret Code To Talk To Her Security, And It All Centers Around Her Purse

The Queen of England seems to move effortlessly when she’s in crowds.

It’s as if her staff possess the ability to read her mind when she’s about to make her next move. But that’s impossible, and it is.

So how does the Queen send signals to her staff without batting an eyelash?

The answer is in the picture below, can you figure it out?

You’re probably thinking, “That just looks like a typical photo of the Queen on one of her outings.” That’s exactly what that picture is, it doesn’t give away much, so you’ll be surprised to learn how she does it.

Taco Bell’s Dollar Menu Is Out And It’s Giving McDonald’s A Run For Their Money

There’s nothing that says 2018 more than fast food chains offering better deals. They provide our bread and butter, and what better way for them to thank us for being loyal customers than offering us amazing deals.

Lately, Taco Bell has been full of surprises. They recently came out with a food-themed clothing line with Forever 21, and added a bunch of strange items on their menu, such as the KitKat quesdalilla, a burrito filled with spicy “popping crystals,” and a “French fry burrito.” Now some chains will soon be able to serve alcohol.

Seriously, Taco Bell is really stepping up their game.

“We believe passionately that people should have more than just the ability to eat for $1; they should feel like they can feast for $1,” said Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell. “We are (and always have been) completely committed to coming up with the most craveable, creative menu items that set the bar for what great food at a great value should be.”

But that’s not all!

McDonald’s announced its new dollar-menu a few months ago, and now Taco Bell has followed suit.

So how can Taco Bell outbeat the newly returned Happy Meal that’s only a dollar?

10 Famous Couples Reveal The Secret To A Happy Marriage

You don’t often hear about long-term celebrity marriages, because their marriages aren’t tumultuous enough to make headlines. Of course, dramatic relationships are much more interesting to read about than happy ones, but it’s also nice to know what keeps these rich celebrities so close together.

Marriage isn’t smooth sailing, but these long-term celebrity couples have revealed their secret to what keeps them true to their vow “for better, or for worse.”

Here are 10 famous celebrity couples who we can learn a thing or two from.

The Shameless star and American Crime actress tied the knot 20 years ago, and Macy’s secret to keeping the marriage going is … peculiar, but it seems to have worked for the past two decades. So, who are we to doubt it?

“I’m no expert in it but I think it has something to do — it’s the same thing as in acting: when you don’t feel it, fake it,” he revealed during an appearance on PEOPLE Now. “I love women and don’t take this wrong, but you’re very easy to manipulate … Something shiny or flowers, it goes a long way. You have to put your attention on it. When you don’t feel it, do it anyway.”

This couple has been together for 50 years! Suzanne has even published a book talking about the secrets to a successful relationship.

She says she and Hamel have sex twice a day, and also they “listen to one another, give each other a lot of attention, keep it exciting, date,” she revealed. “My marriage is very romantic. … We might sit here and have a tequila. … We dance, I cook, we sit out and watch the moonlight on the ocean.”

The actor and actress attribute their successful long-term marriage to making time for each other.

“Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that. You’ve got nothing for each other,” Hemsworth told GQ Australia. “So, make sure you have date night even if it’s once in a blue moon, because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.”

Former The Hills stars have revealed that they don’t have a “perfect” marriage, but who does! The key is to find a way to keep the spark alive.  

“I have always said: it’s kind of nice to miss each other,” Cavallari revealed to E!’s Daily Pop, citing Cutler’s move to Miami for the NFL season while she and their kids are home in Nashville. “I think that’s how we’ve always kind of kept our spark alive.”

This couple tied the knot in late 2012, and have been going strong ever since. The Easy Virtue actress gives, perhaps, the most important piece of advice for maintaining a successful marriage.

“We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty,” she revealed to Marie Claire. “We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we’re all very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers — about being focused and driven — and if you can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it’s like: Score!”

You don’t want to miss these next five secrets!

Redheads Have A Genetic Superpower We All Wish We Had

If you’ve spent considerable time on the internet, or are a South Park fan, you’ve probably come across this video below. The phrase “gingers have no souls” became popularized more than a decade ago after the episode on South Park called “Ginger Kids” aired on TV. Eric talks about a fake disease called “Gingervitis.”

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Unfortunately, because redheads are so rare, making up only 2% of the population, they haven’t been favored in history.

During the medieval ages, “gingers” were associated with moral degeneration. Centuries later, they were persecuted in the European witch trials and the Spanish Inquisition because their red hair was seen as a mark of the devil.

Research shows that redheads possess a gene mutation known as MC1R, which gives their hair its hue, but also gives them a bunch of other “superpowers” we all wish we had.

In fact, they are not the evil villains they were made out to be, but possess some interesting traits that would make anyone jealous.

Here are the perks of being a “ginger.”

Which Side You Sleep On Has A Big Impact On Your Health

The most common side to sleep on is the right, and that’s because it just feels right!

Well, what if I tell you that the right side may be the wrong side? Will you start to train yourself to sleep on your left?

According to health experts, there are some positions that are doing you more harm than good. For example sleeping, face down, like a starfish, on your arm, and in the fetal position are contributing factors to back and neck pain.

Left-side sleeping has numerous benefits. For instance, people who sleep on their left side will not snore as loudly as they would in other sleeping positions! For anyone who has spent a night awake listening to someone snore, you’ll be grateful for this tidbit of information.

Here are five more health benefits that will improve your quality of sleep, and the overall quality of your life.

Can You Spot The Differences In Less Than One Minute? Most People Can’t

The best part about the Sunday paper was the brain teaser that required you to spot the differences in two pictures that looked exactly alike.

Some sets of photos were so easy that it made you want to fling the paper across the room because they weren’t challenging enough, and other sets felt like whoever made these slight changes in these photos were playing a game on us.

“Spot the differences” or the “photo hunt game” is great for testing and improving your visual perception.

Here are six images that will really challenge you, because you only have less than one minute to spot all the differences!

Keep in mind that there’s only three differences in each photo. Can you spot them all?

The answers are at the end!

Are you having difficulty? Try and transpose the images together in your mind and see what happens!

Are you ready for the answers?

Your Ear Wax Has A Lot To Say About Your Health, If Only You Listen

You’ve probably noticed that when cleaning your ears, the colors on the cotton buds aren’t always the same. Some days your earwax will be a dark shade of yellow, and other days it will be mixed with a different color.

First and foremost, when you’re cleaning your ears, you should avoid shoving the Q-Tip or cotton bud deep into your ear canal. Instead, move the cotton bud along the external ear.

There are answers to why your wax changes color, and these changes may indicate something about your health.

Here are the 6 most common earwax colors and textures.

10 Simple Hacks For When Your Body Is Acting Up

There are many things we have no control of, especially when it comes to how our bodies function. We can’t just tell it stop sneezing or hiccuping. We can’t magically stop the pain in our back or the migraine that’s been ruining your day.

There’s no need to wait until your body goes back to normal because there are some simple tricks that can alleviate or cure all these problems.  

Here are 10 “so easy a caveman can do it” hacks for when your body is acting up.

There are countless methods to getting rid of hiccups. Here are three tried and tested methods that have worked for many people.  

  1. Gargle with cold water or drink a glass of water very slowly.
  2. Have someone frighten you.
  3. Slightly lean forward and gently compress the chest.

To prevent a sneeze, press your tongue firmly against the back of your teeth.

If your eyes are starting to close and your sneeze has begun, look at a bright light. This can also help to make you sneeze if it won’t come out, or you can go the extra step and try to pluck a nose hair.

Apply a warm compress to your eyes and massage them very gently.

Keep in mind that eye twitches tend to be attributed to lack of sleep.

To lesson the pain in your lower back region, try a popular yoga pose. The Child’s Pose is extremely effective to relieve some of that tension. Stay in this pose for several minutes. Try wiggling your hips around while in this position to give your lower back muscles an extra stretch.

Tense your upper back muscles while raising them, then hold for a few seconds, and relax. Repeat a couple more times and you’ll feel much better.

These next body hacks are lifesavers!

Applebee’s Will Be Selling $1 Long Island Iced Teas All Month Long

Your holiday just got a little more “L.I.T.”  

Applebee’s $1 margaritas, which were only sold in the month of October, were a huge hit. Now the restaurant chain is back with another one of their top five best-selling cocktails, and, again, it’s only one buck.

The Long Island Iced Tea is a mix of vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sweet and sour mix, with a splash of cola.

The drink contains roughly 1.5 ounces (40%) of hard alcohol.

“The Dollar drink is back at Applebee’s just in time for the holidays, and this time, folks can enjoy a $1 Long Island Iced Tea,” Patrick Kirk, vice president of beverage innovation at Applebee’s, said in a press release. “The Dollar L.I.T. is kind to your pocket book and a great drink to share with old friends and new ones this holiday season.”

Twitter users had a lot to say about the new dollar drink.

Women Recount Their Experiences With The After-Life and It Will Make You A Believer

Science hasn’t been able to explain everything, specifically when it comes to never-ending questions about the universe and human consciousness.

Some people believe that there’s nothing after death, while others believe there’s irrefutable proof that Heaven or some form of afterlife dimension exists.

There have been several studies that suggest the spirit or soul can survive.

Dr. Sam Parnia, a leading resuscitation expert from the University of Southampton, studied 2,000 patients around the world and concluded, “Consciousness and awareness appeared to occur during a three-minute period when there was no heartbeat … the detailed recollections of visual awareness in this case were consistent with verified events.”

A group of educated women have gathered to share their stories about the afterlife, and their recollections are hair-raising.