1. Every spring and fall, I always have to check to see if we’re being sent forwards or backwards in time. And then one of my friends is always like, “Hey, just remember – ‘spring forward, fall back’, and I’m always like, “That is the single worst mnemonic ever made.”
It’s equally possible to spring back or fall forward. I’m not trying to be Ms. Concrete Thinker here, but as a memory aid, how is that not a total failure?
(See, I eventually remember the correct way because you 1) remember that the days get shorter in the winter, and 2) think about how you’d logically want to compensate for that, – and then 3) do the exact opposite. Because daylight savings time makes no sense.)
2. Hey, speaking of the above rant:
3. I normally don’t care about studies that show how bad caffeine is for you (because dude, I didn’t just drink that red bull for my health. I’d be first in line to agree it tastes like rat poison.) – but this one is different. This one shows that coffee consumption is correlated with less risk of dying from cardiovascular causes.
While I’d normally be suspicious of anything that makes my lifestyle sound healthy (despite how much I would love to see legit papers titled “Exercise: Overrated“, “Aspartame Cures Cancer” and “Oops, Turns Out We Were Wrong About Calories“) – with n=128,000ish and”18 years of follow-up in men, and 24 years of follow-up in women”, I’m kind of inclined to actually believe this one.