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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Here are five things to know before you go to bed Jan. 12, 2022.

Inflation

Inflation hits a four-decade high. Jumping 7% in 2021 from the previous year.

That’s the biggest one-year increase since 1982.

Prices rose sharply for everything from gas and cars to furniture and food.

Economists believe inflation will ease a bit as well as the omicron COVID wave passes.

Olive oil

A half a tablespoon of olive oil may help prevent death from heart disease.

According to a new study from the American College of Cardiology, consuming more than seven grams of olive oil, which is approximately half a tablespoon, daily can lower a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, or respiratory illnesses.

The long-term study also found that substituting margarine, butter, mayonnaise, and dairy fat with olive oil can additionally lower a person’s risk of death.

Researchers credit the positive results to the olive oil’s antioxidant properties.

Free time

A new survey finds husbands and wives spend time enjoying what their spouse doesn’t when they’re home alone.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll, asked 2,000 married homeowners over the age of 35, what they do to make the most of their alone time.

One in three said they talk to themselves when their better half isn’t home.

Two-thirds say they binge-watch movies or t-v- shows their partner isn’t into…
And about one-third say they cook or bake recipes their spouse doesn’t like.

Cookies

Good news for girl scout cookie fans.

You can now buy your favorite box of thin mints on the door-dash app. And have them delivered in select areas.

The partnership comes after cookie sales took a hit during the pandemic.

Pope Shops

Pope Francis popped into a record shop in Rome Tuesday to do some browsing.

Apparently, the pope grew up listening to opera and is a fan of tango and milonga.

The shop’s owner told a reporter the pope was a regular customer when he was a cardinal and promised to visit again.

Pope Francis didn’t purchase anything this time around. Instead, the owner gifted him a classical CD.