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Dating Deal-Breakers

A new study posted by Psychology Today reveals the top dating deal-breakers unclean appearance 67% lazy 66% too needy 63% lacks a sense of humor 54% long-distance 49% bad lover 47% lacks self-confidence 40% watches too much TV or plays too many video games 33% stubborn 33% talks too much 23% 

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Top Ways We’ve Embarrassed Ourselves on Zoom

Have you embarrassed yourself on a Zoom call yet?  A new survey looked at the most common embarrassing moments we’ve had on there since the pandemic first hit.  Here’s the Top 10 . . . 1.  Talking for a while, and then realizing you were muted the whole time.  Almost a third of us have…

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No Such Thing As “Not My Type”

A new study from social psychology researchers from University of California, Davis claims that people who believe they have a “type” are fooling themselves, and that singles “might as well let a stranger pick their dates.” The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, indicate that the complex algorithms that match online dating…

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Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach

  Lots of people love coffee, but you really shouldn’t be drinking it on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning. Registered Dietician Carlyn Rosenblum says for women, drinking coffee increases the stress hormone cortisol, which can negatively impact ovulation, weight, and hormone balance. Cortisol helps regulate energy and makes you feel alert, but…

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Words That Inadvertently Activate Alexa, Siri, And Google Assistant

If you’ve noti ced your smartspeaker or digital assistant activating when you don’t want it to it could be due to it picking up a word from the TV, radio, or other source. A group of German researchers tested Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana. They noted what words were being said…

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If You Compliment People At Work, Use This Rule

You have to be careful with what you say to people these days, and Twitter user Marissa Lingen has a brilliant solution. She suggests using the word “snazzy” when remarking on your colleagues’ outfits, or, as she explains, use language like your great-aunt would use. She writes, “’Snazzy shirt, work friend!’ ‘Hey, those are some…

Can You Ask for a Raise During a Pandemic?

A lot of companies are strapped for cash.  But can you still ask for a RAISE if you really deserve one?  A career development expert says yes, if you do it right.  Here are five things to consider . . .    1.  Do you work for a company that’s barely staying afloat?  If there’s…

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Lightning Safety

This time of year thunderstorms are common across much of the U.S.—and it’s important to stay safe. The average number of lightning fatalities has gone down over the past two decades, but there are certain activities that have contributed to the most lightning-related deaths. The National Lightning Safety Council (NLSC) says a review of some…

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“Baby Shark” Is Coming to Nickelodeon

You’ve probably said to yourself at some point over the past four years, “We’ll be done with this ‘Baby Shark’ nonsense eventually, right?”  Well, you were wrong.  The original video has almost 6 BILLION views, and now there’s a TV show.  “Baby Shark’s Big Show” is coming to Nickelodeon, starting with a holiday special in December. Nick says it’s…

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The Cringiest Wedding Moments

Reddit asked readers to pass along the cringiest things they’d ever seen at a wedding. Some of the responses: – During the couple’s first dance, two people dressed in those off-brand Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes you see in Times Square showed up because the bride loved Disney. Mickey & Minnie danced together, and then…

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Ten Dates We Think We Can Still Pull Off While Social Distancing

60% of single people plan to ease back into in-person dating once things open back up.  So someone asked them to name different types of dates they’re looking forward to. They all had to be things that allow for at least some social distancing.  Here are the top ten answers . . .    1. …

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How To Have The “Cool House” For Your Kids This Summer

Want to have the “cool house” in the neighborhood this summer for your kids and their friends? According to a survey by RXBAR protein bars, 2,000 Americans were asked about their childhoods and what made their friend’s house the coolest house to play at. Here are the things you need to have the cool house:…

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Couple Goals For Each Step Of The Relationship

From YourTango.com, here are Couple Goals You Should Hit At Each Stage Of Your Relationship: Couple goals to hit in your first 3 months of dating: 1. Get to know your partner’s inner ambitions. 2. Share music tastes. 3. Meet each other’s friends and family. 4. Travel for a fun date. 5. Visit your partner’s…

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Exercise Survey

A new survey by Gatorade reveals that 19% of people lie about their exercise habits. Other findings: – 35% of people lie about their exercise habits to impress others – 31% of people have lied about exercising because they were too embarrassed to say what they were really doing – 60% of people are too…

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Socially Distanced, Screen-Free Family Activities 

You’re going to be spending a lot more time with your family this summer than you have in the past.  And that means parents need things to do that are:  Socially distanced . . . and don’t involve even MORE screen time.    Yes, activities like that DO exist.  Here are the top 10 most…

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This Is How Long the Average American Can Stand the Heat Before Finally Turning on AC

Nearly half of Americans wouldn’t date someone who didn’t have the same thermostat etiquette as them, according to new research. Thermostat etiquette is real, and according to a poll of 2,000 Americans, arguments over thermostats are serious enough that nearly one in four Americans have ended a friendship because of it. The study aimed to…

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Do You Know These Celebrities’ Real Names?

Here’s a little quiz to take your mind off . . . well, everything that’s happening on the planet Earth right now.  Do you know these celebrities’ real names?    1.  Halsey:  Ashley Nicolette Frangipane 2.  Rihanna:  Robyn Rihanna Fenty 3.  Lady Gaga:  Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta 4.  Camila Cabello:  Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao 5.  Kevin Jonas:  Paul Kevin Jonas…

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Lifestyle Changes People Make When They Become Parents

Your definition of “fun” changes when you become a parent.  Your new “fun” isn’t necessarily better or worse “fun” than before . . . it’s just different.    According to a new survey, four out of five people say their lifestyle completely changed once they had kids.  Here are the eight most common ways .…

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Acting Spontaneously Might Be the Key to Happiness

The average American makes 6,709 spontaneous decisions every year, according to new research. A brand-new survey of 2,000 American respondents found, when including decisions such as getting coffee, trying a new lunch place, taking a nap and the like, the average American will act spontaneously about 18 times per day. And is acting spontaneously the…

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Experts Predict What Weddings Will Look Like In The Next Year

Social distancing is necessary as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the measure means large, conventional weddings will by unfeasible for the foreseeable future. Several wedding planners spoke to the Huffington Post, and gave their predictions for the top ways weddings will be different. Jove Meyer of Jove Meyer Events in New York City says there…