The Average Person Has Saved 252 Hours by Not Commuting During the Pandemic

The Average Person Has Saved 252 Hours by Not Commuting During the Pandemic

The Average Person Has Saved 252 Hours by Not Commuting During the Pandemic Did you know that “sitting in traffic” is the #1 thing we’re annoyed about coming back now that things are opening back up?  Now a separate survey looked at how much time we SAVED by not having to commute. The average employee has saved…

Fisher-Price’s Iconic Toy Telephone Can Now Make Real Phone Calls

Fisher-Price’s Iconic Toy Telephone Can Now Make Real Phone Calls

Remember the classic toy phone Fisher-Price made that looks like a car with a face on it?  They came out in 1961, and every kid had one in the ’80s and ’90s too . . . usually a hand-me-down. Well, the newest version just got a major upgrade.  It can now make REAL phone calls.…

TikTok Is Obsessed with a $24 ‘Illusion Dress’ That Makes Your Waist Look Tiny

TikTok Is Obsessed with a $24 ‘Illusion Dress’ That Makes Your Waist Look Tiny

Remember “The Dress” that went viral in 2015, because some people saw black and blue, and others saw gold and white?  Well, a different “optical illusion” dress is going viral now.  But this illusion was intentional . . . TikTok is currently obsessed with a $24 dress made by a company called Fashion Nova .…

Six Evidence-Based Ways to Teach Your Child About Social Media

Six Evidence-Based Ways to Teach Your Child About Social Media

1.   Explain to your teenagers that social media is the “highlight reel” and show them pictures of real people before and after applying filters or particular lighting or angles. 2.   Because increased time on social media is associated with increased mental health and body image concerns, limit your child’s time on social media. 3.   Ask your child to…

Reasons Your Partner’s a Keeper

Reasons Your Partner’s a Keeper

Nothing makes the kids laugh at dinner more than his burps. Have you seen how excited the dog gets whenever she eats something messy? Know how Crocs are fashionable again?  Well, he never stopped wearing them in the first place! When you bring her to work functions, she always remembers to use her “inside voice.” When…

Good Things About Using Social Media

Good Things About Using Social Media

Your super-witty takes on “Squid Game” are no longer confined to just the person next to you on the bus. You can invite others to bask in the glory of your spinach salad. Nobody on Instagram can tell that your view of Paris from a private jet is actually a toilet seat hanging over a picture of the Eiffel…

Fall Activities We’re Googling Right Now

Fall Activities We’re Googling Right Now

Google Trends looked at some of the top autumn activities Americans are googling right now.   Here are a few that are trending . . .  1.  “Fall rock painting ideas.”  Meaning things to paint on decorative rocks.  Google searches for it are up 350% in the past week. 2.  “Corn maze near me.”  It’s seen…

Signs Your Halloween Costume is Offensive

Signs Your Halloween Costume is Offensive

According to a new survey, Halloween costume no-no’s include transphobia or pandemic-related.  Oh, and whatever you’re wearing if you recognize anything from today’s list of the . . . Top 5 Signs Your Halloween Costume is Offensive. Your grandpa says it’s not offensive. The only people who take pictures of you in it just want your job. Jon…

Great Things About Getting Old

Great Things About Getting Old

A new poll finds that a third of older men are embarrassed by their increased need to pee.  But it’s a small price to pay when everything else about aging kicks ass. See what we mean with today’s list of the Best Things About Getting Old. Nobody pesters you about watching “Squid Game” since it’s not on…

Five creative benefits of humor

Five creative benefits of humor

1. Humor encourages creative risk-taking: Humor often breaks the rules and expands our awareness of things around us. I 2. Humor develops divergent thinking: Humor allows us to break out of our rigid thinking and see things from different perspectives. 3. Humor models curiosity and playfulness: Humor broadens our horizons and expands our vision. Humor…

Other Human Mysteries Scientists Need to Solve. 

Other Human Mysteries Scientists Need to Solve. 

Scientists figured out why women always feel colder than men.  If you’re keeping track, that’s one human mystery down, billions left to go.  For instance, anything on today’s list of the . . . Top Other Human Mysteries Scientists Need to Solve.  Why do we think every animal on Earth responds to a tongue click? Why…

Signs You’re Way Too into Your Dog

Signs You’re Way Too into Your Dog

Are you one of the 60% of pet owners who would rush into a burning building to save their dog?  If so, you probably fit a lot of stuff on today’s list of the . . . Top Signs You’re Way Too into Your Dog. Your Christmas shopping list is nothing but tennis balls. Out of…

Reasons to Spend More Time Outside

Reasons to Spend More Time Outside

Some people like going outside in the summer.  Others, the fall.  Personally, we don’t care when you go outside, as long as you DO it.  If you need some motivation, check out today’s list of the . . . Top 5 Reasons to Spend More Time Outside. Your neighbors may leave their garage door open.  And…

Scary Movies

Scary Movies

Something called BroadbandChoices did a study to find the scariest movie – at least, the one that makes your heart race. In their “Science of Scare” study they compiled a list of 30 horror movies based on Reddit recommendations, and had 250 participants watch all 30 movies while hooked up to heart rate monitors. Here…

Things Our Older Siblings Taught Us

Things Our Older Siblings Taught Us

Kids bullied by older siblings experience mental health issues as adults.  But the knowledge older brothers and sisters drop on us more than make up for the trauma.  Like anything from today’s list of the Things Older Siblings Taught Us. Even though the birth certificate says “Jason,” our name is actually “Jerk Face.” If they straight-arm our…

Signs You Need to Spend More Time with Your Spouse

Signs You Need to Spend More Time with Your Spouse

A poll finds that married couples only spend four hours a day in the same room.  For more red flags you and your partner need some cuddle time pronto, check out today’s list of Signs You Need to Spend More Time with Your Spouse. You’re pretty sure his name is “Greg.” When she tells you…

Simple Ways to Be the Office Favorite

Simple Ways to Be the Office Favorite

A poll finds that the number one reason Americans love their job is their coworkers.  And you could be that coworker they’re referring to!  Especially if you follow any of today’s list of the Top 5 Simple Ways to Be the Office Favorite. Wipe down the copy machine after you take prints of your butt. Be…

Movie Wheels

Movie Wheels

According to a new survey by One Poll, these are our favorite cars from the movies: 1. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 (seven James Bond movies to date) 2. Doc Brown’s DeLorean – 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (Back To The Future trilogy) 3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Customized Paragon Panther (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) 4.…

Things We Wish We Could Still Do Like When We Were 21

Things We Wish We Could Still Do Like When We Were 21

A scientist says people who can’t fit into the jeans they wore at 21 are at risk of diabetes. (So, everyone?) Now let’s enjoy all the other ways time has ravaged our bodies with today’s list of the . . . Top Things We Wish We Could Still Do, Like When We Were 21. Eat dinner when it’s dark outside. Ignore the foot…