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The Latest Dating Terms

There’s no shortage of weird terms assigned to dating behaviors, and now you can add a few more to the list. Dating app Plenty of Fish has identified seven new terms: Caspering-someone who gives a warning before ghosting you Fleabagging-a person who consistently picks the wrong men Glamboozling-getting a beauty treatment or wearing a new…

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Here’s Who We’re Planning to Buy Gifts for This Year

A new survey found that we value our pets almost as much as our friends, and more than our coworkers.  Which . . . well, yeah, seems about right. The survey asked people who they’re planning to buy gifts for, and pets were ALMOST as popular as friends.  But they’re DEFINITELY more popular than coworkers. …

Having a Dog Around Makes Kids Better at Reading

While your cat insists on parking its butt on all your important papers, your dog might be HELPING the people in your home read.  Specifically, your kids . . . Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that children tend to read more, and be more engrossed in what they’re reading, when a DOG…

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Puppy Names

Top Puppy Names of 2019 according to a new survey by the medical insurance company Trupanion  Luna Bella Charlie Bailey Lucy Cooper Max Daisy Bear Oliver

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Do You Listen to Music While You Clean?

Did you put music on while you cleaned up after Thanksgiving?  A recent survey found 80% of us listen to music while we clean.  And the kitchen is the top place we really need it. Here are five quick stats on our musical cleaning habits . . . 1.  85% of parents listen to music…

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Is White Meat Really Healthier Than Dark Meat?

We saw a Thanksgiving survey yesterday that found 50% of people like white meat . . . 32% prefer dark . . . and everyone else isn’t sure, or doesn’t eat turkey.  Now here’s a follow-up question:  Is white meat really healthier? A lot of people think it is, because it’s not as fatty.  But that’s only…

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The “Intangible” Gifts We Wish We Could Give People

 It’s a nice thought to give someone an intangible gift . . . until they open the box and all that’s inside is a piece of paper that says, “I am giving you the gift of peace of mind.”  And they’re like . . . um, thanks? A new survey asked people what INTANGIBLE GIFT…

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6 Things You Should Do This Weekend If You’re Hosting Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and if YOU’RE the one stuck hosting this year, it’s crunch time.  To help lighten your load next week, here are six things you should get out of the way this weekend . . . 1.  Clean out your fridge.  You’ll need room for the turkey and all…

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Cold Temps And Happiness

A recent study by Ideal Boilers reveals that 16% of people feel more anxious when it is cold outside. Other findings: – 25% of people feel angry when it is cold – 25% of people feel sluggish and unmotivated when it is cold – 40% of people struggle to get a good night’s sleep because…

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Black Friday Deals

Just because a store is advertising a Black Friday deal doesn’t make it a great deal. According to a new study of this year’s Black Friday ads, there are a lot of reruns from last year’s Black Friday ads . . . and some of them are back at higher prices. The study found that…

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Have You Finally Hit an Age Where You Feel Like a “Grown-Up”?

The old phrase “growing up is hard to do” might apply now more than ever . . .  A recent study polled 1,200 people between the ages of 25 and 45.  And 60% said they still don’t feel like a REAL “grown-up.”  Two big reasons: We’re taking longer to get married, and we’re having kids…

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Are These Marriage Habits Normal or Unacceptable?

Over 150,000 people recently took an online poll about marriage habits, and what ISN’T acceptable behavior. It’s not clear how many of them were married, and how many were single.  But here are eight yes-or-no questions, and how people answered . . . 1.  Is it okay to pass gas in front of your spouse? …

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Women Reveal the Tinder Opening Line They Actually Responded To  

It’s not always easy to break the ice-especially on a dating app. And sadly, when it comes to apps like Tinder, men are usually expected to make the first move with some hilarious opening line. That’s a lot of pressure! Instead of becoming one of those matches that sits idly in an empty text box,…

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The Holiday Season Puts a Quarter of Americans Into Debt

Between purchasing the perfect gift, buying food to feed the whole family and traveling to see loved ones, over a quarter of Americans have gone into debt due to holiday spending, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans who celebrate a winter holiday found that 28 percent have gone into debt during the…

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Top 20 most common Thanksgiving fails

  1.   Not all of the cooking is done on time 2.   Not all the food is done cooking at the same time 3.   Ran out of wine 4.   Spilled a dish on the floor 5.   Forgot an essential ingredient in one dish 6.   One or more dish is cold by the time it’s served 7.   Ran out of a dish before…

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Thanksgiving Foods We Secretly Hate but Still Eat

Are there any Thanksgiving foods you’re really NOT looking forward to?  A new study asked 2,000 people to name the foods they secretly hate, but still eat because of tradition or just to be polite. 68% said there’s at least one classic Thanksgiving food they secretly dislike but eat anyway.  And the most popular answer…

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TOP 10 PARENTING CHALLENGES

According to a new survey by Crayola 1. Balancing spending quality time with kids and getting through the day              53% 2. Constantly worried about child’s safety                                               …

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Who Was Your #1 Role Model?

  When your ungrateful teenager treats you like crap, just remember it’s the hormones.  And they probably do look up to you . . . A new survey found 74% of us have seen someone as a role model at some point in our lives.  And our top role models are our PARENTS.  Here are…

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 Worst Things You Can Do at a Party

According to a new survey, the worst thing you can do at a party is show up SICK.  Everyone will hate you for it.  Then if THEY get sick a week later, they’ll blame you for it.  Here are the ten worst things you can do at a party . . . 1.  Show up…

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Dog Owners

National Cat Day was last week, and we saw a poll about cat owners.  Now here are eight stats from a recent survey of 1,000 dog owners . . .    1.  92% of dog owners say their dog is like part of the family . . . That’s compared to 84% of cat owners who said the…