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Feeling tired? Take a nap for National Napping Day

If you still haven't bounced back from this weekend's springing forward, here's some good news: Monday is National Napping Day.


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According to Days of the Year, the unofficial sleeping holiday gives anyone who is still feeling the effects of losing an hour of sleep Sunday morning the opportunity to get some quick shut-eye during a catnap.


>>Related: Who's to blame for daylight saving time? It's not who you were taught 


Dr. William Anthony, a Boston University professor, came up with National Napping Day in 1999, according to Huffington Post.


He wanted to encourage people to make naps a part of everyone’s lives to help them be healthy and productive.


Anthony said they chose the Monday after daylight saving time begins because people were already in nap mode after losing that hour of sleep, Shape reported.


March 12 also marks National Girl Scout Day and National Plant a Flower Day, according to National Day Calendar.

Life on the edge: For daredevil Nik Wallenda, wire-walking is in the blood

Seventy-five feet above the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., Nik Wallenda glides across a cable stretched between two buildings, pausing only to wave to the cheering crowd on the ground.

The sky is not an unfamiliar place for Wallenda. He’s part of the seventh generation of the Flying Wallendas, a German-American circus family known for performing death-defying stunts without nets or safety harnesses.

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“My passion is wire-walking,” Wallenda says. “My mom was six months pregnant with me and still walking wire, so technically I’ve walked the wire longer than I’ve been alive.”

He cites his great-grandfather, Flying Wallendas founder Karl Wallenda, as his source of inspiration.

“He said, ‘Life is on the wire, and everything else is just waiting.’ And that’s very true for me,” Nik Wallenda says.

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Karl Wallenda died in 1978 when he fell ten stories while performing a high wire walk in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 73. In June 2011, Nik and his mother Delilah honored Karl’s legacy by simultaneously completing the walk he never got to finish.

High-wire acrobats Delilah Wallenda prepares to stand after her son Nik Wallenda crossed over her during their high-wire act where the two simultaneously walked across a 300-foot-long wire suspended 100 feet in the air between two towers of the Conrad Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday June 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Nik Wallenda gained worldwide fame a year later, when he became the first-ever person to walk a wire over Niagara Falls. The stunt took years of planning, not to mention lobbying both the American and Canadian governments.

To Wallenda, it was the walk of a lifetime — but he was far from finished. In June 2013, he became the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a wire, breaking his eighth Guinness World Record in the process. So what’s next?

“I’ve walked from one country to another, I’ve walked from one state to another, I’ve walked from one city to another. Well, what’s left? A continent? And then maybe a planet eventually, but it’ll be hard to string a cable up to space. But you never know with technology,” he jokes.

Wallenda didn’t originally intend to get into the family business. As a teenager, “my mom had encouraged me to actually leave the industry and not carry on wire walking,” he says. “And the reason she did that is because we all know the story of the starving artist, and that’s very much the case in the circus world often, and she didn’t want to see me face those financial struggles that her and my father faced raising me, so they encouraged me to go in a different direction.”

So Wallenda applied and was accepted to college. He planned to become a pediatrician. But then, everything changed.

“I got a call from my uncle inviting my family to go and recreate the seven-person pyramid. It was just before I was supposed to go off to college,” he says. “And as I was there, I realized that this was my passion, and I needed to carry this on.”

Wallenda now performs with the Big Apple Circus, delighting audiences across the country. But the roles he enjoys best are husband and father. His wife, Erendira Vasquez, is also circus royalty; she is an eighth-generation member of the Ashtons of Australia on her mother’s side, and a seventh-generation member of Mexico’s Vasquez trapeze artists from her father.

In 2017, Vasquez even broke one of her husband’s records as she hung by her teeth from a hoop suspended by a helicopter over Niagara Falls.

Unsurprisingly, Wallenda’s three children are also learning the family trade.

So how does he stay so calm while suspended hundreds — sometimes thousands — of feet above the ground?

“My faith plays a key role in my success, and it is hard for others to understand that may not have the same faith as me. I was raised in a family that went to church, Bible-believing, God-fearing family, and I’ve learned through the years that nothing is impossible with God. And again, I understand how… people who don’t understand my relationship with God see that as being crazy, but I’ve just seen it become relevant so many times in my life through the challenges that I’ve faced, and I know without my faith, I wouldn’t be able to remain positive all the time. It’s easy. This world and our minds are programmed to focus on negative.”

And he proudly carries on his great-grandfather’s legacy while motivating others to pursue their own dreams.

FILE – In this July 14, 1970 photo, aerialist Karl Wallenda, patriarch of the famous German circus family, looks over the 1,000 ft. cable he will walk across at Tallulah Falls in Georgia. (AP Photo/Joe Holloway Jr., File)

“At this point in my life, it’s about inspiring people,” Wallenda says.

The Big Apple Circus will be at the National Harbor through Mar. 31.

WATCH: Florida fishermen come within feet of 14-foot white shark

A day on the water in Amelia Island, Florida, turned into a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a group of fishermen.

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Capt. Tony Peeples with Southern Style Charters said he and a group of four men were off the coast of Fernandina Beach north of the jetties when they came within feet of a 14-foot white shark.

Peeples said he was leaning over the side of the boat with his hands in the water when one man said, "I got a shark."

“I just got through bending over on that side of the boat releasing a fish,” Peeples said. “I kind of stood up and looked and said, ‘No it ain’t … Yeah it is.’”

Peeples said the shark came out from under the boat and ate half of a 50-pound drum – in one bite.

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He said the shark got hooked after it went around the back of the boat and ate the other half of the drum.

“The guy that had him on the rod ... the look on his face when he seen a great white shark, it was just like awe,” Peeples said. “His eyes were all lit up.”

Chris Fischer with OCEARCH told WJAX that white sharks commonly spend the winter months off the Florida coast and move north in April or May.

Hilton, a 12 1/2-foot white shark tagged by OCEARCH, pinged off the coast of Ponte Vedra Beach on Thursday.

Fischer said the sharks are good for the ocean because they strengthen fish populations by eating weak or dying fish.

“Seeing a great white shark is a once-in-a-lifetime (event) for most,” Peebles said, adding that in his 30 years as a charter boat captain, he’s never seen a white shark so big.

“It’s kind of a humbling experience when you look down and see something that big three feet from you,” he said. 

Allergic reaction to granola bar kills 12-year-old girl, family says

A Georgia family is in mourning after an allergic reaction to peanuts led to the death of a 12-year-old girl.

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Amanda Huynh had been hospitalized before for allergic reactions to peanuts, but it's still surreal for her brother that she's gone.

"She meant a lot, to me, and i feel like she means a lot to the community," said her brother, Dillon Huynh.

The honor roll student at Lee Middle School in Coweta County was on her way home Tuesday on a school bus when she took a bite of a granola bar.

It was a snack that her family says she had eaten before.

"She would always check everything and make sure it was right," Dillon said.

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But she started to feel sick and school officials were able to call 911 for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.

Her brother shared pictures from her hospital bed where doctors told the family even if she woke up she would have permanent brain damage.

Amanda died Thursday, and her family held her funeral on Sunday.

The principal at Lee Middle School sent a letter to parents about how grief counselors will be at the school in the coming days.

Amanda's brother said he hopes her story will educate others about food allergies.

"(I want people to) live with her in their hearts and really know how serious this is," he said.

>> See a GoFundMe page for the family here

Heart attack sufferers more likely to survive if doctor is away, study says

If you are recovering from cardiac arrest, doctors are essential to the healing process, right? According to a new report, you’re more likely to survive if your cardiologist is away.

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Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, to determine the possibility of survival for people who suffer heart attacks when their doctors are away.

To do so, they examined the 30-day survival rate of Medicare heart attack sufferers admitted to the hospital while their doctors were at the five-day Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting.

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After analyzing the results, they found that 19.5 percent of patients died within 30 days of admission when the doctor was present. It was just 16.9 percent when the cardiologist was away.

Some heart attack sufferers require stents, which are tubes inserted into the heart blood vessels to help clear passageways. About 15.3 percent of heart attack patients, who needed stents and were admitted on meeting days, died within 30 days. About 16.7 percent admitted on non-meeting dates died within the month.

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“Which doctor treats you does matter. The types of doctors who attend these meetings seem to provide different care, at least for a subgroup of patients,” coauthor Aunupam Jena said in a statement. “This is an unfortunate paradox given that professional conferences are designed to actually makes us better physicians and improve the care we deliver.”

The scientists said doctors who attend the conferences perform more stents. They’re also more focused on publishing research and more likely to run clinical trials, compared to their peers who do not go to the meetings.

“If doctors focus their attention on a particular kind of procedure, they might not develop other clinical skills that are as important to influencing outcomes as is knowledge of a specific procedure,” Jena said. “Treating a cardiac patient isn't just about cardiac issues—it's about other factors that the patient brings to the hospital.”

Although the researchers have drawn conclusions about cardiac specialists who attend conferences and those who don’t, they said the true differences are still unknown.

That’s why they hope to continue their investigations to explore how a variety of physicians develop their nonprocedural skills over time.

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“The fact that mortality actually falls for heart attack patients during these conference dates raises important questions about how care might differ during these periods,” Jena said. “What we really want to know is how we can close the gap in outcomes and save more lives.”

Scott Baio's wife, Renee, says she has microvascular brain disease

Actor Scott Baio's wife, Renee, has microvascular brain disease, she tweeted Saturday.

>> Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct allegation by 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert

"Besides having 2 meningioma brain tumors, in Oct 2017 I also learned I have Microvascular Brain Disease," the former stuntwoman wrote in response to a question from a fan.

>> See the tweet here

Scott Baio added: "Unfortunately, this is true. Renee is forever my rock, my life & my soulmate! Toughest person I know."

>> See his tweet here

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The condition refers to "changes to the small blood vessels in the brain" and, "if left untreated, it can contribute to mental decline, strokes, walking and balance problems, and dementia," HealthLine reports.

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Jason Aldean's wife, Brittany, blasts 'parent shamers' after taking vacation without baby

Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, has had enough of keyboard critics.

While on an adults-only vacation with friends Dee Jay Silver and his wife, Jenna Perdue, some social media users slammed the Aldeans for leaving behind their 3-month-old baby boy, Memphis.

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Brittany Aldean put her foot down in an Instagram post last week.

Sharing a photo of herself with her husband, she wrote: “Much needed vacay. Just a word of wisdom for all the parent shamers ... vacations are ok for new parents to take. Sometimes after being pregnant for almost a year, cooped up in a house for weeks at a time, you need a little sunshine and adult time. IT IS NOT OK to leave your ignorant comments. If you don’t agree with something, PLEASE ... do me a favor and unfollow me. You will NOT be missed. And for all the sweet, positive, happy people ... we love you and thank you!!"

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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

With a little time and a lot of patience, you can make delightfully delicious rainbow Jell-O for St. Patrick’s Day

Sure, it’s the epitome of a Pinterest project , but when I saw this beautiful rainbow Jell-O, I immediately wanted to make it for St. Patrick’s Day.

This thing takes three hours to make, and then it has to chill overnight. And it can’t be rushed. I recommend doing laundry and other chores while you’re waiting for the layers to set, otherwise you’ll go crazy.

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You will need:
  • 1 box red Jell-O
  • 1 box orange Jell-O
  • 1 box yellow Jell-O
  • 1 box green Jell-O
  • 1 box blue Jell-O
  • 1 box purple Jell-O
  • 1½ cups full-fat Greek vanilla yogurt
  • Boiling water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Bundt pan
  • Patience!

Tip: Since I couldn’t find green and purple Jell-O at the grocery store, I had to make my own:

  • Green: Yellow + blue
  • Purple: Red + blue

Yes, making this was tedious. And I learned the hard way that I have to slowly stack the layers; they bleed together if you don’t!

My finished results were less than impressive.

But they tasted fine. In fact, they tasted delicious. If you have all the patience in the world or you’re one of those picture-perfect Pinterest moms, you’ll definitely want to tackle this treat!

More fun desserts

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Parents paint uplifting messages on bathroom stalls at Texas elementary school

Looking to brighten their kids’ days, a group of parents at Mary Moore Elementary School in Arlington got together and painted uplifting messages in the school’s bathrooms, KENS5 reports

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Colorful flowers and motivational sayings now decorate the bathroom stalls, saying things like “Your mistakes don’t define you” and “Every day is a chance to be better.” 

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The school posted pictures of the parents’ work to Facebook

The Facebook post has since been shared nearly 158,000 times and garnered nearly 6,000 comments. 

Dogs love donated chairs at shelter

The dogs awaiting adoption at one Illinois animal shelter no longer have to sleep on a cold floor.

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The Knox County Humane Society posted a Facebook video Monday of their adoptable dogs lounging comfortably in donated chairs. Goober, Mickey, Tango and Buster Brown are seen making themselves at home on the chairs until they find their forever home.


The Knox County Humane Society wrote on Facebook, "The shelter pets absolutely love their chairs! If anyone has any older chairs they no longer want, please think of the shelter pets!"

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