The Best and Worst Materials for Face Masks

At the start of the pandemic, we were told not to wear masks because there was a legitimate concern that the limited supply of surgical masks and N95 respirators should be saved for the health care workers. UC San Francisco epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, believes it was a mistake to tell the public not to use masks. “We should have told people to wear cloth masks right off the bat,” he said.Once the scientists started gathering more knowledge on...

Five Youtube Yoga Channels for Complete Beginners

We often take the time to remind you that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body - and vice versa. While bingo serves as an amazing exercise for your brain, it does keep one sitting for long periods of time. You could be doing exercises on your bingo chair, but let’s be real, nobody does that. Still, some stretches and workouts are very important, so what should you do about that?We are slowly coming to terms with the...

How to Keep Healthy Eyes with a lot of Screen Time

August is designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. A good rule of thumb is to have your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits, beginning around age four. This is especially important considering how much time we are spending in front of screens. But what can you do at home to make sure their - and your - eyes remain healthy day to day?Excessive screen-time can lead to eye strain, dry eyes, headaches, and insomnia. While there are...

How to Quickly Boost Your Immune System

By now, we are slowly coming to terms with the fact that novel coronavirus is a reality we have to live with. The disease caused by it is an illness for which we currently have no cure and also no vaccine. Unfortunately, vaccines are the fastest and most efficient way to strengthen our immune system. While we learn to mitigate the risks by altering our behavior (wearing masks in bingo halls, increasing how often we wash our hands, keeping...

Beginner’s Guide to Reducing Waste

We would be amiss to talk about healthy living if we did not stop for a second (or in our case, one monthly issue) and talk about the health of our planet. With Earth Day being April 22th, it seemed appropriate to see how we can help keep our planet healthy.One of the simple changes each and every one of us can do would be to learn how to manage our waste. You likely have trash pickup twice a...

Lucky Bingo Trolls

Good luck trolls are a familiar doll for many of us and often seen as a good luck icon in our bingo halls. They hit the world like the storm in the 1960s, 1990s and recently again with Disney coming out with a Trolls movie in 2016. But, do you actually know where they come from? Good Luck Trolls Born in North Denmark In the 1930s, on the northern shores of the Limfjord in North Jutland, a poor woodcarver created a...

What are pennybirds – mini games – penny early birds?

About half of our San Antonio halls are currently testing a new game. We have decided to call the game pennybirds, but you may have heard it referred to as mini games, early penny birds, penny earlies or perhaps even something else. Currently, they are being played in both of our halls in Corpus Christi and all of the halls in San Antonio, except Late Nights and Seguin Bingo. Rosenberg Night Bingo also plays the pennybirds, as do our...