‘Are We There Yet?

‘Are We There Yet?

Kids asking their parents, “Are we there yet?” is the least of their problems once they’re on the road. A recent survey of 2,000 parents of kids 10 and under sheds light on some of the struggles and joys they encounter while traveling with their little ones. It reveals that parents start getting overwhelmed five hours…

Parental Worry

Parental Worry

People who don’t have kids don’t know how stressful it can be.  But this number at least gives you an idea . . .A poll found new parents worry about their baby an average of 2,153 times in the first year.  That’s about six times a day. They also have 77 sleepless nights . .…

Top Things That Make People Feel Like “Adults”

Top Things That Make People Feel Like “Adults”

Live on my own — 30% Buy a house — 28% Get married — 27% Have my own bank account — 27% Have kids — 26% Do all of my own grocery shopping — 26% Do my own taxes — 25% (tied) Pay for my own phone plan (versus having a family plan with my…

The “Power Pose” Really Does Work

The “Power Pose” Really Does Work

If you need to feel more confident you may want to adjust the way you stand. Researchers say adopting a “power pose” can make you feel and behave more confidently. It involves standing in a posture of dominance, for example “standing or sitting in a very expansive way, taking up a lot of space.” Researchers…

Wedding Things Couples Waste Money On

Wedding Things Couples Waste Money On

There was a poll last week that found 62% of us think being a bridesmaid or groomsman is too expensive now.  But obviously weddings in general are pricier than ever too. Someone talked to a wedding expert who came up with a list of things you SHOULDN’T do at your wedding, because they’re expensive and not worth…

Strange Dreams Might Help Your Brain Learn Better

Strange Dreams Might Help Your Brain Learn Better

Researchers exposed a computer brain simulation to different dreams during the three known phases of sleep: wakefulness, non-REM sleep, and REM sleep. They found the three phases appear to have complementary functions for learning: experiencing the stimulus, solidifying the experience, and discovering semantic concepts. Lead study co-author Jakob Jordan adds, “While non-REM dreams resemble waking…

Women Are Seen As More Attractive When Wearing High Heels

Women Are Seen As More Attractive When Wearing High Heels

Some stereotypes will never go away. Bucknell University researchers surveyed nearly 500 participants, who were asked to rate a silhouette of a woman wearing high heels, and another of a woman without high heels. The majority of participants rated the woman in the heels as being more sexually attractive, physically attractive, feminine and of higher…

If Your Kid Knocks a Tooth Out . . . Shove It Back In

If Your Kid Knocks a Tooth Out . . . Shove It Back In

  Here’s a fun scenario for parents:  Your 10-year-old just knocked their front tooth out.  What do you do with it?  According to this, you should shove that sucker BACK IN.  (???) A pediatric dentist just did a video about what to do in that situation.  You’ve probably heard that putting a tooth in MILK can help save…

Signs You’re Addicted To Tiktok

Signs You’re Addicted To Tiktok

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms, and a new study looks at who is most-likely to become addicted to the app. University of Trinidad and Tobago researchers analyzed 173 TikTok users and found 6.4 percent were at risk of being addicted to the app. Those individuals tended to score higher on…

Trying to Choose a Baby Name? Try This Trick

Trying to Choose a Baby Name? Try This Trick

Mother’s Day is over, but here’s something for SOON-to-be moms and dads . . . Someone posted an idea on a mommy blog for testing out baby names to see how people react.  And it might be brilliant. If you’re worried that a name you like is too WEIRD, use it the next time you…

This Kind Of Flirting Works Best

This Kind Of Flirting Works Best

If you want to employ the best flirting method right off the bat you’ll want to use humor. Researchers from the US and Norway say we flirt to attract a potential partner, regardless of whether we stop before it gets that far or not, and there are many methods of flirting, but one is most…

It’s World Password Day! How Do You Keep Track of Yours?

It’s World Password Day! How Do You Keep Track of Yours?

It’s World Password Day, when you’re supposed to make sure all your passwords really are secure enough.  A new poll looked at how we keep track of them, and a lot of us still just rely on memory . . . 1.  Remember them.  55% of us do it with at least some of our passwords.…

Ways “Grudge-Dumping” Poisons Your Relationships

Ways “Grudge-Dumping” Poisons Your Relationships

1. Ghosting: Ghosting is one of the most common responses when things go wrong. If a relationship becomes frustrating or anxiety-producing, the ghoster will flee without explanation. Ghosters claim they didn’t want to hurt the person. Ultimately, the ghoster is only protecting themselves—not the person they ghosted. 2. Blame-Shifting: Blame-shifters find a reason to end…

Social media age limit?

Social media age limit?

Six in 10 American parents believe children under 13 shouldn’t be on social media at all. A recent OnePoll study asked 2,000 parents of kids between five and 18 years-old about their views on social media, especially when it comes to their own children. The survey found that 61 percent think young teens are still…

Study: Teenagers’ Brains Start Tuning Out Their Mothers’ Voices Around The Age Of 13

Study: Teenagers’ Brains Start Tuning Out Their Mothers’ Voices Around The Age Of 13

Talking to a teenager can sometimes feel like talking to a brick wall, and a new study confirms that’s how it is for parents. Stanford University researchers used brain scans to find that teenagers’ brains start tuning out their mothers’ voices around the age of 13 because they no longer find it “uniquely rewarding.” Lead…

Want a Better Relationship? Share Chores.

Want a Better Relationship? Share Chores.

To keep your significant other happy you’ll want to share and swap chores, finds a new study. University of Utah researchers analyzed the results of a bunch of surveys and found that couples who shared the same tasks reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction. Study leader, professor Daniel Carlson says, “The number of equally shared…

Things Couples Shouldn’t Do in Front of Their Friends

Things Couples Shouldn’t Do in Front of Their Friends

This is about couples, but it might land even harder if you’re single: A relationship expert came up with a list of things couples shouldn’t do in front of their friends, because each one is toxic . . . or just annoying. 1.  Don’t put each other down.  Jokes and sarcasm might be okay, but…

How Not to Go Broke at a Baseball Park This Summer

How Not to Go Broke at a Baseball Park This Summer

  Going to a Major League Baseball game isn’t cheap.  Last season, the average cost for a family of four was over $250.  So if you are planning on going to a game this summer . . . how can you keep the price reasonable enough to maybe even go to two games? There’s not much…

Tech Things to Set Up . . . in Case You Die

Tech Things to Set Up . . . in Case You Die

How weird is it that we have to worry about this stuff now?  “The New York Post” just did a story on tech things you should set up now to protect your “digital legacy.”  Or in other words, in case you DIE. A lot of our life is online and password protected now.  So the point is…

Wasting Food

Wasting Food

A new survey from OnePoll says Americans throw away 103 pounds of spoiled food from their fridges every year. Other findings: – the average person throws away 6,180 pounds of food in their lifetime – the average person throws away four spoiled items from their fridge every week (worth $53.81) – the average person throws…