If you want to increase your chances of a smooth first date, meet for drinks. That’s where 44 percent of people think it’s best to go to get to know someone. Having dinner is second on the list, followed by a movie, and doing an outdoor activity like hiking.
Source: USA Today, 4/28/13
You can boost your relationships by swearing at a friend, acquaintance or even a co-worker. It not only helps make the problem easier to handle, it strengthens your relationship, say researchers in New Zealand. In fact, getting so upset that you actually swear can draw you closer because it shows you’re comfortable enough with the other person to let your guard down.
Source: Woman’s World, 4/29/13
There’s a good chance you won’t have sex on your wedding night. Sex therapists say that the wedding night holds powerful expectations for most couples and they think they’re going to have mind-blowing sex, but even a young bride and groom can be unprepared for the exhaustion that can hit them after the ceremony, cake and champagne. If you end up falling asleep in each other’s arms, rather than doing the deed post-reception, it’s really no big deal.
Source: Wanting Sex Again, How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage, BY Laurie J. Watson
Ever had to pee while stuck in traffic? In addition to being uncomfortable, “holding it” can affect your driving, too. Researchers found that when you’re faced with a strong urge to urinate, your cognitive functions are impaired just like what you would experience after drinking alcohol or being sleep deprived. The moral of the story? Pee before you leave the house.
Source: Ig Nobel Prize, 4/17/13
Bread is not the devil after all: People who ate it every day had lower levels of bad cholesterol and healthier insulin levels than those who did not.
Source: Fitness, 5/13
Some people have them and some people don’t – we’re talking about dimples. Not face dimples, butt dimples. There is an actual name for the “butt dimples” on your lower back. They’re known as Dimples of Venus or Venus Dimples. These indentations in your lower back are created when a short ligament stretches between the posterior superior iliac spine and your skin. It’s widely believed that they are genetic.
Source: Cosmopolitan, 5/13
When it comes to Facebook, who should you friend and who shouldn’t you friend? A new survey finds that 81 percent of respondents say you shouldn’t be friends with your boss on Facebook. Forty-five percent say you shouldn’t be friends with your co-workers on Facebook. Only 23 percent are friends with their parents on Facebook. And only 13 percent are friends with their children on Facebook.
Source: YouTell.com, 4/17/13 (Contact: Glenn Mandel, 704-321-0351)
Now you don’t have to hide your crayons in your desk. Lots of companies have started instituting happy hours, craft days, yoga sessions, video game breaks, and more in the name of workplace creativity.
Source: Women’s Health, 4/2/13
Do you know exactly what’s going in and out of your bank account? Before you answer, consider this: Almost half of Americans don’t, according to a new survey. Forty-eight percent of people in the U.S. are unaware that their paychecks were slashed by two percent in January, when a tax cut that had been in effect since 2011 expired.
Source: Bankrate.com, 4/2/13