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Tricking Robo-Callers

Remember when they made the Do Not Call list, and even after you signed up, you STILL got calls from telemarketers, scammers, and robocallers? Well, in theory, you COULD sue over those calls, but most of us don’t really know how to do that. So this could be the answer.  A company called DoNotPay just released a…

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How Many Times Can You Use a Towel Before Washing It?

How many times do you use a towel before you wash it?  Once or twice?  Maybe all week?  Or do you just wait until it starts to STINK?  Well, someone asked an expert.  And the magic number is . . .THREE. That’s the maximum number of showers you should use the same towel for.  Then…

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Is It Safe to Drink an Old Glass of Water That Sat Out Overnight?

A lot of people leave water next to the bed in case they get thirsty at night.  So is it still safe to drink the next day?  Or does it go bad?  Well, the answer is it probably won’t kill you.  But it’s NOT the safest thing to do.  Especially if you already drank from…

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Valentine’s Day Stats

A million studies and surveys come out around Valentine’s Day each year.  So we went through and pulled out the best stuff.  Here are ten random stats . . . 1.  Americans will spend $27 billion for Valentine’s Day this year.  And a lot of it is spent on CRAP.  Last year, we shelled out about $9.5…

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Nightmares

Have you ever dreamed you were late for work?  According to a new study, it’s one of the most common nightmares we have.  Here are the top 10 . . .    1.  Dreams where you’re falling.  65% of us have experienced that one. 2.  Being chased, 63%. 3.  Dying, 55%. 4.  Feeling lost, 54%.…

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Everyday Noises That Makes You Cringe

“Nails on a chalkboard” is the classic sound everyone hates.  But when’s the last time you even SAW a chalkboard?  Someone on Reddit asked people to name more common sounds that make them cringe.Here are ten that stood out . . .   1.  Other people’s mouth noises.  Like loud chewing, sucking, or snapping gum.…

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After a Breakup, Do You Stay in Touch with Your Ex’s Dog?

It’s one thing to break up with someone.  It’s tough and not fun, but at least there’s a reason why you did it and you’ll be better off in the long run for it. But, unfortunately, in the process you also break up with that person’s DOG.  And you might not be ready to let…

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Five Ways Fat Is Good for You

The word “fat” comes with a lot of negative connotations.  And it’s true that losing weight and staying in shape can lengthen your life.  But a little bit of padding can also be useful in ways.  Here are five GOOD things about fat . . .  1.  It stores energy.  Fat provides about 60% of your…

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Five Things That Go on Sale in February

The coupon website RetailMeNot posted a list of five things that usually go on sale in February.  So if you’re in the market for any of this stuff, now might be a good time to buy . . .   1.  Custom items, like engraved picture frames.  Stuff like that gets marked down an average of…

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Adulting Is Tough! Here Are Seven Things We Struggle With

Being a grown-up can be tough.  And a recent survey looked at some of the things we struggle with.  Here are seven stats on adulting . . .  1.  65% of people said they’d be embarrassed if someone popped in unannounced, because their home is so messy.   2.  26% of us don’t feel like we’re…

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Five Things to Look Forward to in February

Tomorrow is the first day of February!  Here are all the things we’re looking forward to . . .    1.  There are a ton of holidays and events, like the fact it’s Black History Month . . . Groundhog Day, which is this Sunday . . . Valentine’s Day on the 14th . .…

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Sleep Divorce

If your partner keeps you awake at night snoring, getting up frequently, stealing the covers, or just being generally annoying in bed, it might be time for a divorce. A sleep divorce, that is. Many couples who interrupt each other’s nightly rest have found refuge in sleeping apart, and discovered it helps not only their…

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Walking the Dog

If your dog goes to the bathroom in under five minutes, you might consider it a successful walk.  But have you actually been walking your dog WRONG this whole time?  According to the head of PETA, it might be true.     And her main critique is stop RUSHING them.     Here are four tips to…

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Top Goals We Want to Achieve This Year

There’s a big difference between setting New Year’s resolutions and setting goals.  New Year’s resolutions?  Most of us give up on those halfway through January.  But goals?  They last until at LEAST mid-February. A new survey asked Americans to name their top goals for 2020.  And here are the top 10 . . . 1. …

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Things That Bug Us While Watching TV

1.  Talking during a show. 2.  Too many commercials. 3.  Getting a phone call in the middle of a show. 4.  Spoilers from someone who’s already seen it. 5.  Someone else asking to change the channel. 6.  The person you’re watching with needs to hit pause to go do something. 7.  Buffering when you’re trying…

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Surprises in the New Ghostbusters Movie

Thirty years after last appearing as squad leader Peter Venkman in 1989’s Ghostbusters 2, Bill Murray is set to reprise his beloved role in the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The new movie stars Paul Rudd as a science teacher whose students find themselves in the middle of a ghostbusting mystery. Though Murray, 69, made a cameo in…

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Six Things to Know About Chinese New Year

Saturday is Chinese New Year!  Here are six things you should know. 1.  It marks the first day of the New Year on the Chinese calendar.  (Tomorrow is the first day of the year 4717.)  But you might also hear it referred to as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. 2.  The Lunar New Year will…

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The Top Things at Social Events That Cause Anxiety

Is there anyone in your circle of friends you secretly HATE?  63% of people in a new survey said they can’t go to ANY parties or get-togethers without running into at least one person they’d rather avoid.   Here are the top 10 things that cause us anxiety at social events . . .  …

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Most Hated Office Tasks

If you feel like you spend a lot of your time at the office copying stuff from one file to another . . . at least you’re not the only one. A new survey asked people what office tasks they hate doing the most.  And here are the top five . . . 1.  Manual…

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Do You Always Put Your Shopping Cart Back?

Here’s an interesting look at a mundane topic.  Do you always return your shopping cart after you put your bags in the car?  Or only sometimes? Well, someone actually studied this, and figured out there are FIVE different types of shopping cart returners.  Here’s how it breaks down . . .   1.  People who always…