Only 31% of People Think 2016 Was a Terrible Year

Only 31% of People Think 2016 Was a Terrible Year

There’s been a LOT of talk about 2016 being the worst year ever.

Tons of beloved celebrities died, social media became an unbearable cesspool, racism got super popular again, and, of course, depending on your political views, you know how all that went.

But according to a new poll from the “Huffington Post” and YouGov.com, most people don’t think 2016 was really THAT bad.

Only 31% say the year went terribly for this country, and only 19% think it went terribly for them personally.

Now . . . that definitely DOESN’T mean 2016 was great.  Only 4% of people think the year was excellent for the country, and only 6% say it was excellent for them personally.  Yikes.

But in spite of all that, somehow we’re STILL optimistic.  34% think 2017 will go better for the country, and 40% think it will go better for us personally.

(Huffington Post)

The Most Popular Dog Names in 2016

The Most Popular Dog Names in 2016

A list with the most popular DOG names for this year just came out and they’re remarkably similar to the most popular ones last year.  See?  Nothing has changed in 2016.  The world is still the same place it’s always been.

The top 10 names for male dogs in 2016 were:  Max . . . Charlie . . . Buddy . . . Cooper . . . Jack . . . Rocky . . . Bear . . . Duke . . . Toby . . . and Tucker.

And the top 10 names for female dogs were:  Bella . . . Lucy . . . Daisy . . . Lola . . . Luna . . . Molly . . . Sadie . . . Sophie . . . Bailey . . . and Maggie.

There was only ONE name on each list that wasn’t in the top 10 in 2015:  Tucker for male dogs and Bailey for female ones.

(BusinessWire)

You Checked Your Phone 19,000 Times This Year

You Checked Your Phone 19,000 Times This Year

How many times a day do you check your phone? A hundred? A thousand? Are you literally looking at it RIGHT NOW? It’s scary.

According to a new study by the consulting company Deloitte, Americans checked their phones a total of NINE BILLION times A DAY this year.

That means we looked at our phones a total of about 3.3 TRILLION times in 2016.

About 175 million Americans have smart phones, so that means the average person checks their phone roughly 51 times a day, or almost 19,000 times a year.

The study also found almost HALF of us check our phones in the middle of the night . . . 90% of us check our phone within an hour of waking up . . . and the first thing we look at in the morning is our texts.

(PR Newswire)

Cheerleader does the entire routine dressed as a dinosaur

Cheerleader does the entire routine dressed as a dinosaur

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The Denver Broncos win their game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, but it was a cheerleader for the team won the internet!

Broncos cheerleaders got in the Halloween spirit by dressing in costumes ranging from video game characters to a butterfly.

Romi Bean went one better: She wore a full-on Tyrannosaurus rex costume and still matched her fellow dancers step for step.

Just in: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Just in: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Watch the official second trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which Jyn Erso leads a group of unlikely heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.