Your sibling relationships says a lot about your relationships with others. Here are a few sibling facts, according to the book, “The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds of Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us.”
Here are brief descriptions of the main “players” in families:
Firstborns often model parents’ behavior. They like taking charge and have oodles of confidence. Adults take them seriously and that boosts their confidence. When parents gush over every firstborn “first,” it motivates oldest children to achieve. They can easily become perfectionists. They also may have trouble admitting when they’re wrong.
The second-born will seek out a role that’s completely the opposite of the first born. They are also negotiators, remain agreeable, more relaxed attitude and compromising. They handle disappointment well and have realistic expectations. They are also the least likely to be spoiled and tend to be the most independent. They will go along with most people but often feel left out and neglected.
Parents tend to let things slide once the last child comes along. Last borns usually do get away with more than their siblings do. They shoulder less responsibility, so they’re more likely to be carefree, easygoing, fun-loving, affectionate, sociable and funny.
Last borns will often become more rebellious and might be spoiled and manipulative.
4. Only Children
They are often self-entertainers and often the most creative, because they spend so much time alone. They are confident, pay considerable attention to detail, and tend to do well in school. They may develop a self-centered streak because they are used to feeling important.
This Christmas, like every Christmas, there’s a chance your significant other is going to give you something HORRIBLE. So how are you going to react?
A new survey asked women what they do with a particularly bad gift. Here’s how they handle it . . .
- 33% return it immediately.
- 25% actually wear or use it to avoid hurting their partner’s feelings.
- 20% re-gift it.
- And 10% sell it on eBay.
The survey also found 40% of women now pick out what they want their significant other to buy them . . . and 30% practice looking thankful in the mirror in case they have to react to a present they don’t like.
Women also named the WORST gifts they’ve ever gotten. Here’s the top 10 . . .
- A chainsaw.
- Nose hair trimmers.
- A fishing pole.
- A fossil.
- Hair removal cream.
- A dustpan and brush.
- A sweater with an alien printed on it.
- A tube and funnel to help pee outdoors.
- Cellulite cream.
- A cleaning wash for their lady parts.
Do you like Girl Scout Cookies, but hate seeing the smile on a young girl’s face when you buy a box from her? Your day has arrived.
The Girl Scouts announced yesterday that they’ll be selling their cookies online for the first time ever this year.
They released a statement saying they resisted selling online because face-to-face sales were a good learning experience for girls . . . but they realized they were leaving a ton of money on the table.
No, wait . . . that’s not the reason they gave. They say they’re selling online because, quote, “[This] will also allow customers to help girls learn 21st-century skills grounded in technology.”
It looks like each local Girl Scouts region will handle the sales and distribution in their area, so your money will still go to your local Girl Scouts.
The cookies are set to go on sale on the 12th at GirlScouts.org.
The most expensive house that’s EVER been listed in the U.S. just hit the market. So if you’ve got $139 MILLION sitting in the bank and you don’t know what to do with it, maybe this is the house for you.
The house is in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, in an area called “Millionaires Row.” It’s not even totally BUILT yet . . . it won’t be done until next year. But it costs $139 million, and for that money, it’d better be amazing. Here’s what you get . . .
- A 60,000-square-foot house on four acres with six fountains.
- 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms.
- 465 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
- A dock capable of handling a yacht up to 185 feet long.
- Four Jacuzzis, an indoor spa, and massage rooms.
- An underground garage that can handle 30 cars.
- An 18-seat IMAX theater.
- And a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool with a waterslide and waterfall.
(Wall Street Journal)
(Here are some photos of the $139 million home and the listing.)