How to Treat and Prevent Brain Fog

What is brain fog, exactly?

Delia Lewis, a marketing strategist from Manalapan Township, NJ started feeling a little foggier than usual. She’d sit down at her desk in her new home office and begin doom-scrolling instead of answering emails. Tasks she used to rip through in 10 minutes started taking an hour.

When Delia started feeling a little less sharp and a lot more distracted than usual, she chalked it up to Zoom meeting fatigue, not being able to blow off steam at the gym, and the sudden lack of socializing with friends. She figured some extra sleep, and a little time would help her adjust to our collective new normal. But when her symptoms persisted, she saw her doctor, who told her she was likely dealing with brain fog—not a technical diagnosis exactly, but a term many people use when they feel absentminded or not as sharp as they used to be or have difficulty focusing. Other symptoms include being more forgetful than usual or sluggish when you’re trying to remember things.

There are a number of reasons your mind may feel foggy. When Delia’s brain fog settled in and nothing she tried—extra sleep, meditation, even a week off from work—seemed to help, she got a little nervous: “I started wondering if I was really sick.”

The most likely causes of brain fog, it turns out, are things that many of us are dealing with right now (or will at some point), including:

✔️ Stress

The human body is amazing at adapting in the face of tension. When we perceive that we’re in danger, the brain releases a cascade of neurochemicals and hormones to help us mobilize (hello, fight-or-flight mode!). But this cocktail is only meant to pump through our bodies for a limited time, and these substances exhaust our brains when they stick around longer than they should. That’s why there’s a feedback loop built into the system, where your brain eventually gets a message that says, Let’s shut this stress hormone release down—there’s no acute threat anymore.

✔️ Not enough sleep

This is one of the biggest culprits behind brain fog simply because it makes you feel less alert. Not getting enough zzz’s also means you miss out on important brain cleansing that happens when you’re snoozing soundly.


Yes, mood swings and night sweats often show up during perimenopause, but Dr.  Gayatri Devi, M.D., a clinical professor of neurology says brain fog is a major symptom that’s too often overlooked. “I’ve actually had patients misdiagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease when really it was menopause-related brain fog,” she says.

✔️ Medication side effects

A number of medications can cause brain fog, from migraine and antiseizure prescriptions to over-the-counter drugs for sleep or allergies. Add alcohol to any of these drugs—even a moderate single glass of wine per night—and you might feel even less clear.

✔️ Medical conditions

There are times when brain fog might be the result of a health issue such as a head injury, thyroid problems, or the early stages of multiple sclerosis. These cases are much more rare, but it’s important to pay attention to signs that your muddled mind might be due to something more critical. 

How to treat and prevent brain fog

Take control of  your stress reaction

“It’s easy to get into a mindset in which everything is negative, and it feels like there’s nothing you can do about stress,” says Jessica Caldwell, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist.  “But if you really look at what’s making you feel the most anxious, you may see things you can take off your plate or different ways to cope.” Even simply acknowledging what’s stressing you out can help you refine the way you cope with the tough stuff life will inevitably throw at you. Even better, it’ll help your brain turn off that cascade of stress hormones that tires out your hippocampus.

Nail your sleep routine

“Too many of us think of our brain like a motor that can be switched on and off, but the brain is more like a plant that’s growing and changing all the time,” says Dr. Devi. “And nothing is more elegant than or as powerful as sleep to feed that plant and keep it healthy.” While a night or two of poor zzz’s won’t have a huge impact, consistent sleep trouble is worth fixing. “There are many proven ways to treat insomnia these days,” says Dr. Devi. “You can train yourself back into a good sleep routine.”

Move your body

What’s good for your heart (read: exercise!) is good for your brain. That’s because upward of 40% of blood from your heart ends up circulating to your noggin, says Dr. Devi. “It’s proof of how much energy your brain requires, and how much it relies on your heart to get that energy.” If your heart isn’t pumping blood properly, your brain won’t get the oxygen-rich blood it needs to support memory function and alertness. Plus, exercise improves your mood and reduces stress. “If you can do one thing to get multiple benefits when it comes to preventing or treating brain fog, exercise is a great choice,” says Caldwell.

Check in with your brain

Try an exercise Chapman prescribes to all her patients, which she calls “five by five”: Set an alarm to go off at five intervals throughout the day and spend five minutes stopping all brain activity (don’t even meditate!) and just being in the moment. You might close your eyes and take a rest or sit outside and look at trees. Go for a walk (without listening to a podcast!) and zone out. “Just five minutes with no major input is the best way to reset your brain,” says Chapman.

Stop multi-tasking

It may make you feel super productive, but multitasking actually irritates your brain, ultimately slowing it down, says Chapman. Instead of trying to juggle multiple things at once, focus on one goal at a time—and make it doable in a 30-minute chunk of time.

Overthink one thing every day

“Thinking deeply is like push-ups for your brain,” Chapman says. When you read an interesting article online, spend 15 minutes thinking about it and how you might apply it to your life. If you and your partner watch a movie, talk about its message and how it connects with your life rather than just rehashing the plot. Chapman’s research has found that when people engage in deeper levels of thinking, they increase the speed of connectivity across the brain’s central executive network, which is where decision-making, planning, goal-setting, and clear thinking happen, by 30%. “That’s like regaining almost two decades of neural function,” says Chapman.

Excite your brain

Your brain actually hates the same old thinking and ways of doing things. That means the best way to give your gray matter a shot of excitement is to innovate, says Chapman: “This prompts the brain to produce norepinephrine, a brain chemical that makes us excited to learn.” Even simple things can help. At work, try a different approach to a task you’ve done a thousand times. In your downtime, take a new route to the grocery store or listen to different music as you walk around your neighborhood.

Delia Lewis joined the quarantined masses in starting to bake banana bread when her brain fog got really bad, and she says spending time in the kitchen gave her a surprising shot of joy—and a chance to turn her brain away from the worry and stress.

“Baking has become a chance to give my brain a break,” she says. “Plus, it has the added bonus of helping me feel like I’ve accomplished something on days I don’t get enough done on the work front.” And that has helped her feel sharper all around.

Article By Meghan Rabbitt for

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Did You Eat Your Banana Today?

We’ve all grown up hearing “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but it turns out the benefits of a banana a day could be just as good. Bananas are packed with vitamins and nutrients and when you eat a banana on a regular basis, they help to maintain and improve your overall health. In other words, eating a banana a day is definitely the way to go to stay healthy.

However, it’s important to remember not to go overboard with your daily banana intake. According to Healthline, you should stick to the recommendation of one or two bananas a day, but no more than that. Eating too much of any food, even one as healthy as bananas, can lead to weight gain or deficiencies in nutrients. There are plenty of benefits to your body when you eat a banana every day

1. You’ll be supporting your gut health.

Now, more than ever before, we are seeing the importance of gut health on overall wellbeing. There are many strategies to best eat for your microbiome, but it can start with a banana. According to a 2017 study review in Nutrition Bulletin, bananas contain resistant starch, which works to increase the production of short-chain fatty acids—essential for gut health. So, we can thank bananas for stabilizing our gut and providing nutrients for our microbiome.

2. You may lose weight.

A benefit that never goes under-appreciated, eating bananas daily can help us reach our weight loss goals. Packed with fiber and protein, bananas will keep you fuller for longer, despite being just over 100 calories a piece. They even made Healthline’s list of the 20 Most Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods on The Planet. So, the next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to pick up a bunch.

3. You can improve your skin.

When you think of foods that improve your skin, you probably think of salmon, avocados, or maybe walnuts—but bananas can be a game-changer when it comes to skin health. It’s all due to the vitamins and minerals in bananas, specifically the manganese that boosts collagen levels. No matter what your skin difficulties are—acne, wrinkles, dry skin—eating a banana a day can help. Healthline even suggests a banana face mask could help to do the trick, but I think we’ll stick with eating our bananas instead.

4. You’ll improve your energy level.

Especially when eaten before or after a workout, bananas can be instrumental in boosting your energy levels and keeping you from feeling fatigued throughout the day. The results from a PLOS One 2012 study on male athletes found that those who refueled with a sports drink every fifteen minutes as opposed to a banana and water performed worse overall in long-distance cycling races. Therefore, there was a direct correlation between eating a banana and increasing energy levels on performance.

5. You’ll get a boost of potassium, which supports heart health.

Bananas are known for their potassium, but did you know that potassium can help to strengthen your heart? Well it absolutely can—so eating a banana a day can lead to a healthy heart. Most people do not consume enough potassium in their daily diet, which often can have a direct impact on blood pressure control and other components of heart health. Additionally, a potassium-rich diet—AKA eating a banana every day—can lower your risk of heart disease by 27%. So, it’s time to add this fruit favorite into your daily routine.

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6. You will enhance your vision (both during the day and at night).

No, we’re not talking about carrots. According to the National Institute of Health, bananas contain Vitamin A, which works to do three things, protect your eyes, maintain normal vision, and improve vision at night. So, there’s no need to overdo it with your carrot consumption and risk your skin turning orange. Instead, the move is definitely to stick with a banana a day because not only does it enhance your vision, but it has so many other health benefits too.

Written by Rachel Linder for Eat This, Not That©

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Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

One in five U.S. adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it, per the CDC. If you haven’t had your numbers checked in at least two years, see a doctor. Anything above 130/80 mmHg is considered high. (Systolic blood pressure is the top number; diastolic, the bottom.)

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Having high blood pressure is a serious health risk—it boosts the chances of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. What’s more, high blood pressure was a primary or contributing cause of death for nearly 500,000 people in 2018, per the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Although medication can lower blood pressure, it may cause side effects such as leg cramps, dizziness, and insomnia. The good news is that most people can bring their numbers down naturally, without using drugs. “Lifestyle changes are an important part of prevention and treatment of high blood pressure,” says Brandie D. Williams, M.D., a cardiologist at Texas Health Stephenville and Texas Health Physicians Group.

You’ve quit smoking. You’re paying attention to your weight. Now, try these natural ways to lower your blood pressure—no pills necessary.

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1. Get more exercise.

Regular exercise, even as simple as walking, seems to be just as effective at lowering blood pressure as commonly used BP drugs, according to a 2018 meta-analysis of hundreds of studies. Exercise strengthens the heart, meaning it doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood. Dr. Williams recommends shooting for 30 minutes of cardio on most days. Over time, you can keep challenging your ticker by increasing speed, upping distance, or adding weights. Losing even a little weight will also help ease hypertension.

how to lower blood pressure naturally


2. Let yourself relax.

Our bodies react to stress by releasing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can raise your heart rate and constrict blood vessels, causing your blood pressure to spike. But breathing exercises and practices like meditation, yoga, and tai chi can help keep stress hormones—and your blood pressure—in check, Dr. Williams says. Start with five minutes of calming breathing or mindfulness in the morning and five minutes at night, then build up from there.

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3. Cut down on salt.

Although not everyone’s blood pressure is particularly salt-sensitive, everyone could benefit from cutting back, says Eva Obarzanek, Ph.D., research nutritionist at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The American Heart Association recommends aiming for 1,500 mg of sodium in a day, and certainly no more than 2,300 mg (about a teaspoon). Obarzanek suggests treading with caution around packaged and processed foods, including secret salt bombs like bread, pizza, poultry, soup, and sandwiches.

natural ways to lower blood pressure


4. Pick potassium-rich foods.

Getting 2,000 to 4,000 mg of potassium a day can help lower blood pressure, says Linda Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D., a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. (The nutrient encourages the kidneys to excrete more sodium through urination.) We all know about the potassium in bananas, but foods like potatoes, spinach, and beans actually pack more potassium than the fruit. Tomatoes, avocados, edamame, watermelon, and dried fruits are other great sources.

natural diets to lower blood pressure


5. Adopt the DASH diet.

Alongside the Mediterranean diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is consistently ranked as one of the absolute healthiest eating plans—and it was developed specifically to lower blood pressure without medication. The diet emphasizes veggies, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy, capping daily sodium intake at 2,300 mg, with an ideal limit at that all-important 1,500 mg. Research shows DASH can reduce BP in just four weeks and even aid weight loss.

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6. Indulge in dark chocolate.

The sweet is rich in flavanols, which relax blood vessels and boost blood flow, and research suggests that regular dark chocolate consumption could lower your blood pressure. Experts haven’t determined an ideal percentage of cocoa, says Vivian Mo, M.D., clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Southern California, but the higher you go, the more benefits you’ll get. Chocolate can’t be your main strategy for managing blood pressure, Mo says—but when you’re craving a treat, it’s a healthy choice.

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7. Drink wisely.

Too much booze is known to raise blood pressure—but having just a little bit could do the opposite. Light-to-moderate drinking (one drink or fewer per day) is associated with a lower risk for hypertension in women, per a study following nearly 30,000 women. One drink means 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of spirits. “High levels of alcohol are clearly detrimental,” Obarzanek says, “but moderate alcohol is protective of the heart. If you are going to drink, drink moderately.”

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8. Switch to decaf.

A 2016 meta-analysis of 34 studies revealed that the amount of caffeine in one or two cups of coffee raises both systolic and diastolic blood pressure for up to three hours, tightening blood vessels and magnifying the effects of stress. “When you’re under stress, your heart starts pumping a lot more blood, boosting blood pressure,” says James Lane, Ph.D., a Duke University researcher who studies caffeine and cardiovascular health. “And caffeine exaggerates that effect.” Decaf has the same flavor without the side effects.

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9. Take up tea.

It turns out that lowering high blood pressure is as easy as one, two, tea. Adults with mildly high blood pressure who sipped three cups of naturally caffeine-free hibiscus tea daily lowered their systolic BP by seven points in six weeks, a 2009 study reported. And a 2014 meta-analysis found that consuming both caffeinated and decaf green tea is associated with significantly lowering BP over time. Tea’s polyphenols and phytochemicals (nutrients found only in fruits and veggies) could be behind its benefits.

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10. Work less.

Putting in more than 40 hours per week at the office raises your risk of hypertension by 17%, according to a study of more than 24,000 California residents. Working overtime takes away time for exercise and healthy cooking, says Haiou Yang, Ph.D., the study’s lead researcher. Not everyone can clock out early, but if you work a 9 to 5, try to log off at a decent hour so you can work out, cook, and relax. (To get in this habit, set an end-of-day reminder on your work computer and peace out as soon as you can.)

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11. Sit less, too.

In the age of working from home, it’s easier than ever to accidentally sit at your desk all day. Study after study after study has shown that interrupting prolonged sitting time at work can reduce hypertension, working in tandem with other practices like exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep. Simply get up for a bit every 20 to 30 minutes, and at least every hour—even non-exercise activities like standing and light walking really can lower BP over time, especially if you start to sit less and less.

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12. Relax with music.

The right tunes (and a few deep breaths) can help bring your blood pressure down, according to research out of Italy. Researchers asked 29 adults who were already taking BP medication to listen to soothing classical, Celtic, or Indian music for 30 minutes daily while breathing slowly. When they followed up with the subjects six months later, their blood pressure had dropped significantly. Louder, faster music probably won’t do the trick, but there’s no harm in blissing out to an ambient track or two.

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13. Try fermented foods.

A 2020 meta-analysis of over 2,000 patients found that eating fermented foods—specifically supplements made from fermented milk—was associated with a moderate reduction in blood pressure in the short term. The culprit could be the bacteria living in these foods, which might produce certain chemicals that lower hypertension when they reach the blood. Other fermented foods, including kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut, haven’t been studied in the same way, but they probably can’t hurt.

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14. Seek help for snoring.

Loud, incessant snoring is a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder that causes brief but dangerous breathing interruptions. Up to half of sleep apnea patients also live with hypertension, possibly due to high levels of aldosterone, a hormone that can boost blood pressure. Fixing sleep apnea could be helpful for improving BP, says Robert Greenfield, M.D., medical director of Non-Invasive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation at MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute.

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15. Focus on protein.

Replacing refined carbohydrates (like white flour and sweets) with foods high in soy or milk protein (like tofu and low-fat dairy) can bring down systolic blood pressure in those with hypertension, findings suggest. “Some patients get inflammation from refined carbohydrates,” says Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., F.A.C.C., professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and director of cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, “which will increase blood pressure.”

Source: Article by Marygrace Taylor and Jake Smith for Prevention©

Here’s what’s leaving Netflix in March 2022

Making way for the new, the old must be replaced. So here is what is leaving Netflix© in March. Ready, Set, Start streaming!

What’s leaving in March

March 3 Parker

Safe Haven

March 6 The Secret

March 15 Howards End

March 21 Philomena

March 27 Lawless

March 28 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

March 30 Doctor Foster: Seasons 1-2

Mercy Black

March 31 300

A River Runs Through It

As Good as It Gets

Bad Teacher

Bee Movie

Blood Diamond


Bright Star

Despicable Me

Despicable Me 2

Eight Legged Freaks

Free Willy 4: Escape from Pirate’s Cove

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Good Burger


The Hangover

Happy Feet Two

The Holiday


I Love You, Man

In the Cut

Interview with the Vampire


The Karate Kid

Kung Fu Panda

The Longest Yard

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Nacho Libre

The NeverEnding Story

Paranormal Activity

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends

Runaway Bride

The Ugly Truth

Wild Wild West


Article by Mike Murphy for Marketwatch©

Source: Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in March 2022 — and what’s leaving (

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in March 2022


Netflix has another relatively light lineup of new releases in March, though it will feature the return of one of its most popular series.

That would be Season 2 of “Bridgerton” (March 25), the steamy Shondaland romantic drama set in Regency-era England. Netflix says Season 1 was its most-watched English-language series ever in its first 28 days, and Season 2 looks to be just as big a hit. The new season will focus on a different coupling, and while Season 1’s breakout star Regé-Jean Page is not returning, viewers can expect plenty of familiar Bridgerton faces, such as Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Eloise (Claudia Jessie), as well as Penelope Featherton (Nicola Coughlan), and Simone Ashley (“Sex Education”) will join the cast as Kate Sharma, a potential suitor for Anthony.

Netflix also has “Human Resources” (March 18), an animated spinoff of “Big Mouth” featuring the voices of Nick Kroll, Aidy Bryant and Randall Park, among others; Season 4 of the hit behind-the-scenes racing series “Formula 1: Drive to Survive” (March 11); the fifth and final season of the bloody Medieval drama “The Last Kingdom” (March 9); “The Adam Project” (March 11), a time-traveling action movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jennifer Garner; the Leighton Meester Croatian-vacation thriller “The Weekend Away” (March 3); Ryan Murphy’s six-part documentary “The Andy Warhol Diaries” (March 9), which uses AI to creepily recreate Warhol’s voice to narrate; and the docuseries “Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives” (March 16), about a celebrity restaurateur who embezzles millions with her new boyfriend and goes on the run.

There are also a number of new movies being added, including “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” “Shrek,” “Starship Troopers.” “Sorry to Bother You” (all March 1), “Dunkirk” (March 12) and “Blade Runner 2049” (March 26).

Here’s the complete list of what’s coming as of Feb. 23 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in March 2020

Date TBA 800 Meters — Netflix Documentary

Tomorrow — Netflix Series

March 1 The Guardians of Justice — Netflix Series

Worst Roommate Ever — Netflix Documentary


21 Bridges

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)



Coach Carter

Due Date

Freddy vs. Jason


The Gift

The Green Mile

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Public Enemies


The Replacements

Richie Rich

The Shawshank Redemption



Shrek 2

Sorry to Bother You

Starship Troopers

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Top Gun

V for Vendetta

Where the Wild Things Are


March 2 Against The Ice — Netflix Film

The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure — Netflix Film

Savage Rhythm — Netflix Series

March 3 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 2 — Netflix Family

Midnight at the Pera Palace — Netflix Series

The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 2 — Netflix Family

Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale — Netflix Documentary

The Weekend Away — Netflix Film

Whindersson Nunes: My Own Show! — Netflix Comedy

March 4 The Invisible Thread — Netflix Film

Lies and Deceit — Netflix Series

Making Fun — Netflix Series

Meskina — Netflix Film

Pieces of Her — Netflix Series

March 5 Beirut

March 7 Good Girls: Season 4

March 8 An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Autumn Girl — Netflix Film

Chip and Potato: Season 3 — Netflix Family

Last One Standing — Netflix Series

Taylor Tomlinson: Look At You — Netflix Comedy

March 9 The Andy Warhol Diaries — Netflix Documentary

The Bombardment — Netflix Film

Byron Baes — Netflix Series

Queer Eye Germany — Netflix Series

The Last Kingdom: Season 5 — Netflix Series

March 10 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 7

Karma’s World: Season 2 — Netflix Family

Kotaro Lives Alone — Netflix Anime

Love, Life & Everything in Between — Netflix Series

March 11 Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 4 — Netflix Series

Life After Death with Tyler Henry — Netflix Series

Once Upon a Time… Happily Never After — Netflix Series

The Adam Project — Netflix Film

March 12 Dunkirk

March 13 London Has Fallen

March 15 Adam by Eve: A live in Animation — Netflix Anime

Catherine Cohen: The Twist…? She’s Gorgeous. — Netflix Comedy

Marilyn’s Eyes — Netflix Film

One Piece Film: Strong World

Team Zenko Go — Netflix Family

March 16 Pedal to Metal — Netflix Series

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives — Netflix Documentary

Hei$t: The Great Robbery of Brazil’s Central Bank — Netflix Documentary

A Walk Among the Tombstones

March 17 Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Rescued by Ruby — Netflix Film

Soil — Netflix Series

March 18 Alessandro Cattelan: One Simple Question — Netflix Series

Animal: Season 2 — Netflix Documentary

Black Crab — Netflix Film

Cracow Monsters — Netflix Series

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love — Netflix Series

Human Resources — Netflix Series

Is It Cake? — Netflix Series

Light the Night: Part 3 — Netflix Series

Standing Up — Netflix Series

Top Boy: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Windfall — Netflix Film

Without Saying Goodbye — Netflix Film

Young, Famous & African — Netflix Series

March 21 Call the Midwife: Series 10

In Good Hands — Netflix Film

March 22 Jeff Foxworthy: The Good Old Days — Netflix Comedy

The Principles of Pleasure — Netflix Documentary

March 24 Love Like the Falling Petals — Netflix Film

March 25 Bridgerton: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Transformers: BotBots — Netflix Family

March 26 Blade Runner 2049

King of Thieves

March 28 The Imitation Game

March 29 Thermae Romae Novae — Netflix Anime

Mighty Express: Season 6 — Netflix Family

Mike Epps: Indiana Mike — Netflix Comedy

March 30 All Hail — Netflix Film

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King — Netflix Documentary

March 31 Casual: Seasons 1-4

Super PupZ — Netflix Family

Article by Mike Murphy for Marketwatch©

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‘Always ask for your receipt’

Customer says Burger King worker secretly charged her extra to pocket some money

A TikToker says that a Burger King employee stole $16 dollars from her at a location in Taylor, Michigan.

Her receipt shows that she paid $16 dollars in cash and then paid the bill in full on her credit card. In the comments of the video, the TikToker says that because she paid $16 dollars in cash, her card should have been charged $18.95 (the bill in full was $34.95).

In a TikTok posted on Feb. 4, @mrshardy2011 shows her receipt from the Burger King in question. In it, she tells another person that the actions of the employee could get her in serious trouble. The TikToker wrote in the video’s caption that the worker “told the police I didn’t give her cash” and commented that a supervisor at Burger King told her that the employee wasn’t fired, though disciplinary action was taken.

“I’m writing corporate,” the TikToker commented. @mrshardy2011’s video has been viewed over 73,000 times.

Commenters on @mrshardy2011’s video said they had had similar experiences.

“Someone at a McDonald’s stole my moms credit card numbers and was ordering off Amazon,” @moodymoonie97 commented. “They got nerve.”

“I legit had this happen to me today at the exact same store!” @naeeh9 wrote.

“That location has done that to me as well before,” @k_lynne925 commented. “One time I went there at 12 in the afternoon and they said I’m sorry we’re not open yet.”

“I stopped going to that one after the manager claimed my card declined but charged it 4 times and tried to deny it,” @dani3times wrote.

Others offered the TikToker advice about her situation.

“Always ask for your receipt. I noticed these restaurants will keep your receipt,” @sheritagriffin318 wrote.

“Just show the cops, have manager count the drawer and call corporate,” @notapickmedale commented. “It’s all on video.”

Source: ‘Always ask for your receipt’: Customer says Burger King worker secretly charged her extra to pocket some money (

The Best Wordle Start Words to Help You Solve the Daily Puzzle 

These strategic words will get you to those green squares in no time.

Perhaps you’ve heard of the game Wordle? It’s pretty hard to miss these days.

The strategic word game has positively swept the internet in recent weeks. Some are comparing it to baking sourdough as the craze of choice for a new phase of the pandemic. The New York Times liked it enough to cover its backstory at length (spoiler: its creator, a software engineer, made it as a love offering for his partner) …and then buy the game for a sum in the “low seven figures.”

Wordle start words matter (a lot) to serious players determined to flaunt their skills: Even if you’ve never actually played the game, you’re probably pretty familiar with the grid of yellow and green squares its users can display on social media to show just how quickly they solved the puzzle. You get six tries tops — but devoted fans love to show off their skills when they complete the game in just two or three. (And yes, it’s probably this high-profile score flaunting that has won the game some notoriety among people who choose to be in the anti-Wordle camp.)

Another unique feature of Wordle: Players only get one puzzle a day. (There’s no official option to binge on endless archives — at least for now.) And that means you’re going to want to make sure each play really counts.

What word should I start with in Wordle?

Sure, you could just choose any five-letter start word that strikes your fancy. But did you know that you can also choose strategic Wordle start words that can get you to those green squares even faster (because… math)? Consider these options to improve your next game.

The goal of Wordle is to guess the 5-letter word in 6 tries (or fewer).

Best Wordle start words

If you’ve ever watched Wheel of Fortune, you know that it only makes sense to start out by guessing letters that occur most commonly in the English language.

Google’s director of research Peter Norvig analyzed all the available data from Google Books to generate a list of most commonly used letters in English. His report concluded that the most commonly used letters are E, T, and A. Here’s the top 10 in order:

  1. E
  2. T
  3. A
  4. O
  5. I
  6. N
  7. S
  8. R
  9. H
  10. L

    Best Wordle starting word mathematically

    So it stands to reason, then, that you’d want to choose a Wordle start word that includes as many of the most common letters as possible, without repeating any.

    TikTok user crvlwanek used his computer science know-how (and, evidently, abundant free time) to generate an algorithm that spit out the best Wordle start words based on all past answers to the puzzle so far. These words are:

    1. LATER
    2. ALTER
    3. ALERT
    4. AROSE
    5. IRATE

      For more variations on Wordle start word options, consider others that use five of the most commonly used letters without repeating — such as RESIN or NOTES.

      best words to start wordle

      One strategy is to choose a Wordle start word that includes as many of the most common letters as possible.

      How to win Wordle

      Because every word must have a vowel, it’s also a smart strategy to kick off your daily play using a World start word packed with vowels — ideally three or more if possible.

      Consider these examples of vowel-packed options:

      1. ADIEU
      2. ABOUT
      3. AISLE
      4. OCEAN
      5. AROSE

        Or, if you find it boring to use any version of the same starting word every time — or simply don’t see the point in ruining a perfectly fun pastime with overwrought strategy — just do you instead. Start with whatever word makes you happy… after all, Wordle’s just a game! (And, of course, there’s always sourdough.)

        ALESANDRA DUBIN Freelance Writer

        Source: The Best Wordle Start Words — Tips and Strategies to Win Wordle (

        Super Sunday Crossword

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        That’s right! Today is the day football fans have been thinking about since August, Superbowl Sunday. Start the day by flexing your brain and competing against yourself to complete this crossword. It’s all about today’s competitors. Don’t worry. There is an answer sheet for those not up to speed on the players. Do the crossword, watch the game or the commercials but have some fun.

        Answer Sheet:

        Thanks to: Super Bowl Crossword (

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