The Tea with Riley

Did You Hurt Your Eyes by Looking at the Solar Eclipse?

I hate to admit it, but I totally slept through the Solar Eclipse yesterday. Apparently my life is incomplete. Thank gawd for the internet. 

Shortly after the Eclipse many people took to social media to complain about their eyes hurting or burning. However the phenomenon called "eclipse blindness,” can cause temporary or permanent vision impairment,  but it wouldn’t cause any pain shortly after viewing the eclipse. Symptoms begin occurring 12 hours after viewing the eclipse, when people wake up in the morning. 

"They can’t see faces in the mirror, they can’t read the newspaper or the smartphone display, they’re having trouble looking at road signs, and basically they’ve got this center spot in their vision that is intensely blurred," said Dr. B. Ralph Chou.

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Starbucks New Cup Sleeves Show Support For Veterans


This is dope.

Starbucks debuted new camouflage cup sleeves, which have coffee beans as the earth-tone splotches and they read: “10,000 veterans and military spouses hired.

The new cup sleeves are part of a campaign that wants people “to really get to know” America’s veterans. Out of their roughly 160,000 U.S. employees,  10,000 are veterans and their spouses. And they plan to hire another 15,000 by 2025!

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Parents Still Putting Babies At Risk During Sleep Time

Regardless of how many warnings are out there many mothers are still putting their kids to bed on their tummies, which increases the risk of them dying from SIDS. While 77% of parents say they “usually” put their babies to sleep on their backs, only 49% say they always do. YIKES!

Some parents  have said they resist putting their kids to sleep on their back out of fear they will spit up and choke, although doctors insist there is no increased risk.

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This City Will Fine You for Texting and Walking

Close up of young woman texting on smartphone, Lake Como, Como, Italy

I must admit that I'm super guilty of the whole walking and texting thing. 

 Now Stamford, Connecticut, may become the second U.S. city this year to combat the problem with fines. “The point is, if you’re on the street and not paying attention, it’s dangerous,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin. If you're  caught doing it you could get a $30 fine. 

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There are actual Android Oreos!


Now I want some Oreos..dang it.

Oreo made a batch of specially-branded Android cookies, which feature the robot mascot on one side, the traditional Oreo logo on the other, and green filling. The limited edition cookies were specially made for Google's New York event, where they made the big Oreo reveal.

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