The Top Ten Songs Couples Don’t Want Played at Their Wedding

The Top Ten Songs Couples Don’t Want Played at Their Wedding

FiveThirtyEight.com recently talked to a bunch of wedding DJs, and came up with the top ten songs people HATE to hear at weddings. Here are the ten songs that couples specifically tell wedding DJs not to play . . .

  1.  “The Chicken Dance”.
  2.  “The Cha-Cha Slide” by DJ Casper.
  3.  “The Macarena” by Los Del Rio.
  4.  “The Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.
  5.  “YMCA” by The Village People.
  6.  “The Electric Slide” by Marcia Griffiths.
  7.  “The Hokey Pokey”.
  8.  “Wobble” by V.I.C.
  9.  “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Maybe because we’ve all heard it 7 BILLION times in the last four years.
  10.  “Shout” by the Isley Brothers.

Here are a few more honorable mentions: “Love Shack” at #11 . . . “Blurred Lines”, “Single Ladies”, and “Sweet Caroline”, which all tied at #13 . . . “Hot in Herre” by Nelly at #22 . . . and “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees at #24.

(Check out all 48 songs on the list at FiveThirtyEight.com.)

What You REFUSE To Admit About Yourself, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

What You REFUSE To Admit About Yourself, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You need to face the music.

Here’s what you refuse to admit to yourself and how you can face the truth, based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)

You won’t admit that sometimes you make terrible decisions. It’s just that you get so excited about something that you don’t always think it through. You’re impulsive and impatient and those two qualities can get you in trouble, especially when they cause you to something reckless and irresponsible.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

You refuse to admit that you could be wrong. In your world, you’re never misinformed, blinded by emotion or even pig-headed. It must be great to always be right, even when you’re not and to never feel the need to compromise or apologize.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)

You won’t own the fact that you’re a flake. It’s not that you’re trying to be a jerk, it’s just that you tend to over schedule, double-book, and you never allow yourself enough time to do what you want to do. You have trouble being honest with people if you think it’s going to hurt them, and yet, standing them with a last minute excuse can be hurtful.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22)

You refuse to face the truth that you can be amazingly clingy. While it’s true that you’re very open to how you’re feeling at any given moment, you’re not quite as forthcoming with the fact that you suck at letting go. You hang on long after someone has tried to shake you loose. If you grip someone that tightly when you’re together, you’ll suffocate them, and the only goal they’ll have is how to get themselves out.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)

What you don’t seem to know is that you can be so full of yourself that you come off as arrogant and pretentious. You think you know best in every situation and that everybody else has their head up their butts. You’re spectacular but not when you’re talking down to people and acting like an asshat.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

You don’t like to admit that you care (desperately) about what other people think. You’re very critical of yourself and you worry that people will think that you’re not good enough. But you can’t do things just because you think that’s what other people want you to do; you should do what will make you happy and fulfilled.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

You won’t admit that you get down just like everybody else and that sometimes you need to ask for help. You don’t need to be happy all the time so people will like you, nor is it a weakness to ask for assistance. The people who care about you don’t just love you because you’re a robot who doesn’t have feelings and is completely self-sufficient — they like you for being the emotional human that you are.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

You refuse to see that you can be extremely rigid. If someone doesn’t comply to your way of doing or being, you’re done with them. You don’t believe in second chances and you’re not great with forgiveness. Cutting someone out of your life because you caught them in a minor white lie isn’t being just, it’s being a tyrant.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)

You have no idea how incredibly self-centered you are. You think just because you think of people and give them gifts that you’re selfless, but you only do nice things to get a good reaction and for people to think positively of you. It’s not altruistic, it’s manipulative.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

You won’t face the fact that you’re lonely. You try to pretend that you’re so focused on succeeding that you don’t have any time for relationships, but the truth is you’re scared you’ll be rejected and you’re afraid to put yourself out there. You’re trying to protect yourself from pain but the pain of isolation is even worse.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

You won’t admit that sometimes you like to be contrary just to go against what’s expected of you or what other people are doing. Controversy for the sake of controversy is kind of pointless. Don’t worry — no one is going to take advantage of your good nature; you don’t need to buck up just to show you’ve got some backbone.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

You don’t like to let on to yourself that you like to exaggerate the truth for a better story. Reality can be so boring, and being 100 percent about the facts isn’t your thing. You’d rather put a spin on things to make them more interesting and this is why you’re so creative: because you naturally think outside the box.

All It Takes to Have a Happy Relationship Is Getting Seven Hours of Sleep?

All It Takes to Have a Happy Relationship Is Getting Seven Hours of Sleep?

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Could it REALLY be this easy? According to a new study, pretty much all you need to have a happy relationship is . . . a decent night of sleep.

Psychologists at Florida State University found that when couples sleep at least seven hours, they’re much less likely to focus on the little negative things in their relationship . . . and much more likely to see the big picture.

Sleeping also helps us keep our impulses under control, so when you’re well-rested you have fewer arguments.

(WY Daily News)

Mark Cuban’s Six Pieces of Advice If You Win the Powerball

Mark Cuban’s Six Pieces of Advice If You Win the Powerball

Mark Cuban

The Powerball drawing is tonight at 10:59 P.M. Eastern. The prize is now up to $1.5 BILLION . . . and it’ll probably jump even higher over the course of the day. That means the LUMP sum should also cross the $1 billion mark, which is crazy.

So what do you do if you win? I mean . . . uh . . . WHEN you win. Here are six pieces of advice from MARK CUBAN. After all, he became a billionaire the old fashioned way. You know . . . by tricking the suckers at Yahoo into giving him a fortune.

  1.  Hire a tax attorney first.
  2.  Don’t take the lump sum, so you don’t blow it all.
  3.  If you weren’t happy yesterday, winning won’t make you happy tomorrow.
  4.  But if you WERE happy yesterday, winning will make you VERY happy tomorrow. You’ll enjoy a life where you don’t have to worry about bills.
  5.  Tell all of your friends and family NO when they ask for money. No exceptions. If you help someone, it should be someone you’re close enough to that you knew about their financial issues BEFORE you won. And no one needs $1 million for anything.
  6.  Winning the lottery doesn’t make you a smart investor, so don’t make investments. Just put the money in the bank and live comfortably forever.

 

(Dallas Morning News)

Couples Who Get Drunk Together Are Happier

Couples Who Get Drunk Together Are Happier

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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)