Do you ever wonder if other people share the same weird habits as you? Well we found an online survey about it. Here are eight questions we liked . . .
1. When you leave a store without buying anything, do you get worried they’ll think you’re shoplifting? 75% of people said yes.
2. When you write the word “Wednesday,” do you sound it out in your head as “Wed-ness-day”? 85% of us do it.
3. Do you pace around and fidget with stuff while you’re on the phone? 78% said yes.
4. Do you cringe when you hear a recording of your own voice? 82% said yes.
5. Do you ever worry other people are judging you for how fast your windshield wipers are going in light rain? 52% say yes.
6. When you’re reading a book, do you ever space out . . . read a whole page . . . and then not remember any of it? 97% say yes.
7. Do you ever close Facebook or Twitter because you’re bored with it . . . then open it back up one second later without thinking? 93% say yes.
8. Do you ever respond to your pet by saying, “I know” after they bark or meow? 83% of us do it.
Here are five things we do every day that cause wrinkles . . .
- Squinting. It causes wrinkles around your eyes and the bridge of your nose. So if you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up to date. And if you’re driving with the sun in your eyes, wear sunglasses.
- Sleeping on your stomach or on your side. You end up with your face squished into your pillow for six-to-eight hours. And it can also restrict blood flow to the side of your face you sleep on, which can also cause wrinkles.
- Rubbing your eyes. The skin around them is the most delicate skin on your body, and you end up stretching it out. Plus, you transfer dirt and oil from your hands to your face, which also doesn’t help.
- Eating too much sugar. It messes with your hormones and destroys some of the collagen in your skin, so it loses some of its stretchiness.
- Being in the sun while you’re driving. The windows in your car only stop one type of UV rays, called UVB rays. But UVA rays still get through and damage your skin.
It can also happen if you sit near a window at work. And the tiny bit of sun you get walking to and from your car also adds up. Which is why you’re supposed to wear sunblock every day, but most people don’t.
In case you’re creeping other people out, we found a scientific study that’s going to be useful. Not for me . . . I’m suave and amazing. For OTHER people.
A new study by the British Psychological Society found the habits and qualities that make someone seem CREEPY. Here are the top 10 . . .
- Wearing strange or dirty clothes.
- Having pale skin.
- Bags under your eyes.
- Messy hair.
- Steering a conversation toward one topic . . . especially sex.
- Asking to take a picture of someone.
- Greasy hair.
- Standing too close to people.
- An unusual smile.
- Bulging eyes.
The study also found the four creepiest jobs are clown . . . taxidermist . . . sex shop owner . . . and funeral director. The creepiest hobby is collecting something weird, like fingernails or insects.
According to a study from the State University of New York in Buffalo, drunk couples are HAPPIER.
A professor of health behavior named Dr. Gregory Homish led the research . . . he’s been studying the behavior and satisfaction of couples for ten years.
He wanted to see if drinking and smoking caused problems in relationships over time, or if it was the difference in the AMOUNT of drinking and smoking between a husband and wife that caused problems.
So they had 600 couples answer questions before their wedding, then a year later, then two years, four, and seven. And not surprisingly, ALL couples saw their satisfaction go down somewhat over the years, no matter what their vices were. Bummer.
And yeah, drinking and smoking a lot can strain a marriage. But . . . couples with different habits at different LEVELS were MORE likely to feel dissatisfaction.
In other words, couples who BOTH drank and smoked were more likely to be happy with their marriage. And they were even more likely to be happy if it was at the same level. Also, the satisfaction was higher when it comes to alcohol, compared to smoking.
Which maybe isn’t THAT surprising, when you factor in the randiness that comes with getting your drink on.
(Your Tango / SUNY)
Researchers in England recently looked at profiles of more than 4,000 people who were obese. And the results are causing some controversy, because they claim that almost all of the people fell into one of these six categories . . .
- Young guys who drank too much. They had some healthy habits, and maybe even worked out. But they still gained weight because of all the alcohol.
- Young women who overate. Just like the guys, they were healthy in some ways. But they were more likely to get their extra calories from food than booze.
- Middle-aged people who were unhappy and anxious. Most of them were women, who were also more likely to suffer from insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
- Seniors with chronic health issues, like arthritis or diabetes. They mostly had low levels of depression and anxiety though, and tended to be HAPPY with life in general.
- Older people with money. They had some healthy habits, but drank more than average, and usually had high blood pressure.
- People who were REALLY unhealthy. Meaning they didn’t exercise AND ate like crap. They were more likely than any other group to have issues with pain and fatigue, and were also more likely to struggle financially.