#RizzNews: Listening to Christmas Music Too Early in the Season Is Bad For Your Mental Health. Are You Getting a Paid Four-Day Weekend For Thanksgiving? Even light drinking may raise cancer risk, doctors warn
Listening to Christmas Music Too Early in the Season Is Bad For Your Mental Health
Even though it's still early November, you've probably heard Christmas music already. It's more or less impossible to avoid it. But according to one psychologist, it's not getting you into the spirit . . . it's making you INSANE.
A woman named Linda Blair . . . not the girl from "The Exorcist", a different Linda Blair . . . is a clinical psychologist in England. And she says that listening to Christmas music too early in the season is bad for your mental health.
Why? Because it's a reminder of all of the STRESSFUL stuff you have to do to get ready for the holidays.
In other words, when you hear "Holly Jolly Christmas", it reminds you that you have to buy gifts, organize parties, send out cards, get your travel arrangements set, cook, clean, prepare for political discussions with your family members, and everything else.
She also says it's REALLY bad for people who work at stores where they play Christmas music all day for two straight months, because the catchy melodies make it hard for them to focus on anything else.
Are You Getting a Paid Four-Day Weekend For Thanksgiving?
We know that Americans get way less time off than the people in pretty much any other country . . . I'm pretty sure the French are just getting back from their summer vacations. But at this time of year, we HAVE to get a break, right?
A new survey asked people if their companies were giving them a four-day weekend over Thanksgiving, with Thursday and Friday as paid days off. And the answer is . . . yeah, most places are being pretty cool about it.
97% of people say they'll get a paid day off on Thanksgiving, and 78% will get both Thursday and Friday as paid days off.
And of the people who DO have to work on Thanksgiving, 85% of them will get paid extra. Hopefully you're not in that small group of people who have to work Thanksgiving and DON'T get a bonus. If so, RAGE.
Even light drinking may raise cancer risk, doctors warn
Maybe you should skip that glass of wine tonight, because even, warns a new statement from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
"People typically don't associate drinking beer, wine and hard liquor with increasing their risk of developing cancer in their lifetimes," said ASCO President Dr. Bruce Johnson.
"However, the link between increasedhas been firmly established and gives the medical community guidance on how to help their patients reduce their risk of cancer," he said in a society news release.
Alcohol is directly responsible for 5 to 6 percent of new cancers and cancer deaths worldwide, according to the statement. The paper cites evidence tying light, moderate or heavy drinking to higher risk of common malignancies such as breast, colon, esophagus, and head and neck cancers.
However, a recent ASCO survey found that 7 out of 10 Americans are unaware of a.