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Online Sales, Spread-Out Deals Expected For Atypical Black Friday

Black Friday isn’t going to be like traditional Black Fridays of the past this year. Since COVID-19 cases spiked recently, some state and local leaders have put fresh lockdowns in place, and/ or limited indoor capacities for non-essential businesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that Americans shop “online rather than in…

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Friendsgiving VS Thanksgiving

A survey by Sabra Hummus claims 70% of young adults prefer a Friendsgiving over a traditional Thanksgiving. Other findings: – 62% of people dislike hosting and/or attending a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. – 38% of people prefer a Friendsgiving rather than a Thanksgiving because they don’t have to worry about offending a relative – 56% of…

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What To Say To People Who Tell You You’re Being ‘Too Safe’ Right Now

People have different approaches to making it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some are staying home and heeding the recommendations of science and medical experts, while others are still planning large dinner parties that violate pandemic safety guidelines. These differences have led to disagreements between people, and the situation is particularly frustrating to those who face…

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Sick Days

According to a new survey of 2000 people by cold calm, these are the symptoms most likely to cause us to take a sick-day. 1. Fever (38%) 2. Chest congestion (30%) 3. Cough (30%) 4. Sneezing (30%) 5. Shortness of breath (30%) 6. Head congestion (29%) 7. Vomiting (25%) 8. Runny nose (25%) 9. Post-nasal…

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You Can Sleep After Christmas

According to a survey by Hatch, there’s are the things that will be causing us to lose sleep during the holiday season.  Coordinating and cooking holiday meals – 28% Crowding in a full house of relatives of all ages – 28% Pressure related to giving nice holiday gifts – 27% Stressful questions related to their…

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Playing Video Games Benefits Mental Health

Go ahead and play some video games—it could benefit your mental health. University of Oxford researchers found that video gamers who specifically played Plants vs Zomies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and experienced genuine enjoyment, saw an improvement in their mental health. Researcher and lead study author, Professor Andrew Przybylski explains, “Our…

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Phrases People Would Like to Hear at Work.

One Poll surveyed 2,000 people, and this is what we wish we were hearing: Thank you! 34% I appreciate you doing that 32% That was helpful 28% Your time is valuable 27% You went above expectations on this 25% How are you doing? 24% I know how busy you are 21% This was really well-done…

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You Should Be In Thanksgiving Quarantine Now

If you want to visit your family for Thanksgiving safely you should already be in quarantine. Specifically, the experts say you need to quarantine for 14 days, meaning you should’ve started yesterday (November 12th.) CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen says you need to understand that people we love can carry COVID-19 as much as…

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How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Safely, According To Experts

You can stay safe and still enjoy Thanksgiving this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the smartest way to do so is to stay home, avoid travel, and host any gatherings outdoors if possible. In the latest update from the CDC (released Monday, November 9th), they say the safest Thanksgiving plans…

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Four Things That Mess with Your Sense of Taste Besides COVID

If you feel like you’re losing your sense of taste or smell, get tested.  Even if you don’t have other symptoms, it could be COVID.  But that said, there are a few other culprits that can cause it too . . .   Here are four things that can mess with your sense of taste and…

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Top Reasons Marriages Struggle

This is according to a new survey of 2,000 people by Real Fix 1. There is no romance 2. Lack of lovemaking 3. There’s little/no excitement 4. They argue a lot 5. They don’t spend enough time together 6. Too many money worries 7. They have different hobbies/interests 8. They don’t talk enough 9. They…

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Impressing Others

A new survey by Virgin Wines says these are the things we’re most likely to exaggerate when we’re in social situations: 1. Job role 2. Travelling experiences 3. The amount of exercise they do 4. Salary 5. Dating life 6. Cooking skills 7. Past careers 8. Films they’ve seen 9. Baking skills 10. How happy…

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Advice

A new survey by Olbas reveals that the average person asks for advice twice a week. So who do we ask? It Depends… Help with relationship advice – Friends Help with moving house – Dad Help with gardening – Partner/spouse Help with finances – Dad Help with career queries – Partner/spouse Help with cooking –…

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Toys R Us Hottest Toys For The Holidays

Toys R Us (which has exactly two actual stores left in the United States, btw) released its list of “Top Toys Kids Will Want This Christmas.” The list is based on what parents are asking for. – Barbie Dreamhouse Dollhouse with Wheelchair Accessible Elevator – Blue’s Clues & You! Dance-Along Blue Plush – Hatchimals Pixies…

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Why Looking At The Bright Side Can Be Bad For Your Health

Sometimes we all feel bad—and we have to just accept that as part of being a human. Dr. Dean Burrett is the author of the book “The Happy Brain,” and has coined the term “toxic positivity.” He explains it’s “when positivity ignores reality. It’s when people insist on themselves and others being happy, when the…

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Here’s Exactly What Time to Get in Bed, Based on When You Need to Wake Up

We get to fall back and gain an hour this Sunday.  So if you’re sleep deprived, that’s good news.  But here’s something else you can also do . . .   Someone created an online calculator that tells you EXACTLY what time to go to bed, based on when you need to get up.  Everyone says you need…

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Is There Any Safe Way To Socialize Inside This Year?

Socializing with people is going to get more difficult as it gets colder and outdoor gatherings get harder to pull-off comfortably. Experts have warned that indoor gatherings are prime places for COVID-19 to spread, but there might be ways to socialize indoors safely. Dr. Beth Thielen, an infectious disease professor, says you should try to…

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We Apparently All Need Night Guards Now

The state of the world in 2020 has many people stressed out, very stressed out. A recent survey of over 3,400 American dentists reveals the majority report seeing a rise in stress-related oral health conditions since the pandemic began. This includes jaw grinding and clenching, chipped and cracked teeth, and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (or…

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Lying About Your “Number”

It’s not a good idea to start a new relationship on a foundation of lies.  But . . . um . . . what if you’re pretty sure there won’t BE a new relationship WITHOUT at least a few strategic lies? According to a new survey, one out of three people admit that they’ve LIED…

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Stocking Up

This year hasn’t exactly been easy . . . and no one’s expecting it to get any easier over the next two-and-a-half months.    According to a new survey, almost three-quarters of people say they’re expecting the TOUGHEST WINTER EVER.  But since we know it’s coming, we’re preparing in advance.  Here are the top eight…