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The Different Levels of a YouTube Apology

I’ve lost count of how many YouTubers say something stupid or offensive, and then try to make it all better with an apology.  Here’s comedian Trey Kennedy imagining the different stages they go through on their “please forgive me” journey. After the offensive statement comes the obligatory apology.  But there’s always a second apology because…

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Memorial Day Travel

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is predicting that Memorial Day will see increased highway activity this year. AAA Travel predicts that more than 37 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend (May 27th-May 31st)—which is 60 percent more than last year when just 23 million Americans traveled for…

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Two-Thirds of Single People Would Dump Someone if Their Pet Didn’t Approve

It’s tough if your friends and family don’t like the person you’re dating.  But if your PET hates them, that’s easy . . . BYE. A new survey of 2,000 single people found 67% would DUMP someone if their pet didn’t like them.  And we value our pet’s opinion of people we date over everyone…

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The Most Embarrassing Things That Happen on Dates

As dating in real life starts to come back, there are a few things on this list that single people have to start worrying about again . . .   Almost half of us have had something humiliating happen on a date, according to a recent poll.  Here are the ten most embarrassing things that happen regularly…

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Why So Many People Hate Eating Leftovers

Love or hate leftovers, science finds there are many reasons for your preference. Florida International University researchers say a person’s economic situation may play a huge role in their approach to leftovers—for some eating them is a necessity, while others are economically stable enough to afford to eat other foods and throw away leftovers. Researchers…

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Baby Names

According to the Social Security Administration, these are this year’s top Names for Babies Boys Girls 1. Liam 1. Olivia 2. Noah 2. Emma 3. Oliver 3. Ava 4. Elijah 4. Charlotte 5. William 5. Sophia 6. James 6. Amelia 7. Benjamin 7. Isabella 8. Lucas 8. Mia 9. Henry 9. Evelyn 10. Alexander 10.…

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Travel, Travel Fees Making A Comeback

It might be safe to travel this summer, and of course, travel fees are poised to make a big comeback. Some are obvious; last month, for example, most major airlines began reinstating penalty charges for some ticket changes. But other fees may come as a surprise. If you’re visiting the Caribbean island of St. Maarten,…

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Trillions Of Cicadas About To Emerge Across The U.S.

Within days, trillions of cicadas will come out of the ground and descend on 15 states. Scientists say within a couple of weeks at most, cicadas of Brood X will emerge after 17 years underground. This is the largest and most noticeable brood of periodic cicadas, and they’ll be in 15 states from Indiana to…

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Family Dinners Are Good For Our Health—And It’s Not Just Because Of The Food

Sitting down to share family dinner isn’t just good for physical health, it’s good for mental health. More than two decades of research show that kids who eat with their families do better in school and have bigger vocabularies. They also have lower rates of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, as well as healthier diets…

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Cool Moms

A survey of 2,000 American adults identified the attributes they think set their mother apart from the parenting pack. So what makes a mom a “cool” mom? Among the 68% of respondents who agreed that their mom was a “cool mom,” 62% said it was because she talked with her kids openly about anything and…

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What Makes A Feel-Good Film Feel Good?

“Feel-good” movies often get dissed by film critics, but people still love to watch them. Researchers from a few countries looked at romantic comedies and say, “In addition to the element of humor and the classic happy ending, feel-food films can be identified by certain recurring plot patterns and characters. Often these involve outsiders in…

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Things Keeping Moms Up at Night

Even if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic, it’s not like life is about to be STRESS-FREE.  We’re always gonna find SOMETHING to worry about.   A new survey asked moms what’s been keeping them up at night so far this year.  And here are the top five answers .…

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Baby Names

You know what baby names are hot?  Ones that were HUGE at the 1930 World’s Fair.    The baby naming website Nameberry just released a list of names that parents in the U.S. are searching for the most.  And the boy names are some real “traveling salesman going town to town by stagecoach selling tonic”…

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Guess What? Movies, TV Aren’t Real

A Reddit thread yesterday asked: “What happens in movies or TV that seems to be normal and you think to yourself, ‘That is not what people in real life do’?” Some of the answers included: Whenever a simple miscommunication happens, no ever stops and clarifies with the other person. Hitting someone on the head with a whiskey…

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Grocery Store Prices Are Rising At Historic Rates

If you noticed you’ve been spending more and more money at the grocery store the past few months you’re not alone. The monthly consumer price index was released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and it shows that food prices have risen by 3.5 percent over the past year. The USDA notes that…

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Local Honey Might Help Your Allergies—If You Believe It Will

You may have heard that eating local honey can help curb your seasonal allergies, and now science has investigated. They did two studies, one where the participants knew if they were getting the real treatment or a placebo, and another where the participants did not know what they were getting. In the study where participants…

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Oscar Acceptance Speech Fun Facts

The Academy Awards are on Sunday. A 30-second commercial for this year’s Academy Awards costs $2 million this year’s Oscars gift bag is worth $60,000. ABC says the length of the average Academy Awards acceptance speech has steadily increased in the past 10 years. Other findings: – the average number of words spoken during an…

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Oscar Swag Bags

Every year, the top Academy Award nominees receive an assortment of lavish gifts. Here’s what’s in this year’s Oscars gift bag: – A 3-night stay at Pater Noster Lighthouse on the Swedish island of Hamneskär – A 4-night stay at the celebrity favorite Golden Door health retreat in California – 10 Personal training sessions with…

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Work Stress Is Changing Your Personality

If you’re concerned your job might be changing you as a person, you could be right. University of Illinois researchers looked at how chronic workplace stress can fundamentally change people’s personalities in both the short and long term. They assessed this through the Big Five model of personality traits: conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness, and extroversion.…

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What’s Something in an Online Dating Profile That’s an Immediate Turnoff?

Someone asked people to name things in dating profiles that are immediate turnoffs.  Here are a few decent ones we’ve heard . . . 1.  Having no bio at all.  It ruins your chances because people don’t know what you have in common, or how to start a conversation with you. 2.  Listing REQUIREMENTS that…