Are Facebook Posts About the Election Pointless?

Are Facebook Posts About the Election Pointless?

Political discord tends to lead to disharmony in relationships.

Does posting about the election on Facebook actually do anything? Or are you just wasting everyone’s time? Well, a website recently polled 10,000 users, and about 90% said they’ve NEVER changed their opinion because of something a friend posted.

That includes 94% of Republicans, 92% of Democrats, and 85% of Independents. But apparently that means about 10% of people HAVE. So you can keep fighting the good fight I guess?

Here are four more stats from the survey that are kind of interesting . . .

  1.  Republicans are slightly more likely to post about politics than Democrats. 39% compared to 34%. And 26% of Independents said they’ve done it.
  2.  Republicans are also slightly more likely to JUDGE someone for it. 61% said they judge people based on the political stuff they post, compared to 54% of Democrats, and 34% of Independents.
  3.  Democrats are more likely to UNFRIEND you for something you post. 18% said they’ve done it, compared to 12% of Republicans, and 9% of Independents.
  4.  Most of us agree Facebook isn’t the best place to discuss the election. Only 36% of Republicans said it’s “appropriate” to post about politics, compared to 31% of Democrats, and just 21% of Independents.

(Wired)

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If Trump Becomes President, Miley Cyrus Is Gonna Vomit and Move Out of the Country

If Trump Becomes President, Miley Cyrus Is Gonna Vomit and Move Out of the Country

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DONALD TRUMP solidified his lead in the Republican primary on Super Tuesday. And that caused MILEY CYRUS to have a meltdown on social media.

She posted a screenshot of his delegate lead on Instagram, and said, quote, “Gonna vomit, and move out of the country. Ain’t a party in the U.S.A. anymore.”

That’s kinda funny, but then she posted another shot where she’s CRYING, next to a photo of a female Trump supporter who’s holding up a mountain lion she killed.

Quote, “That’s a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose. This makes me so unbelievably scared and sad. Not only for our country but for animals that I love . . . my heart is broken into 100,000 pieces.”

Then she went after Trump, quote, “You are not God no matter how much you THINK you are! . . . He thinks he’s the [effing] Chosen One or some [crap]! We’re all just [effing] jam between his rich-a** toes!”

“I’m moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

From Miley’s other posts, it seems like she’s a BERNIE SANDERS supporter.

Here’s the Formula For a Perfect Night of Sleep

Here’s the Formula For a Perfect Night of Sleep

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Perfect Night of Sleep

A new survey came up with the formula for a perfect night of sleep. Don’t worry . . . there’s no math required. Which is good, because I’m pretty sure the anxiety from forcing you to do math to sleep would lead to a BAD night of sleep.

Here are all of the elements for the best possible night of sleep . . .

  1.  Go to bed at 10:37 P.M.
  2.  Use two pillows.
  3.  Use the thickest comforter you can buy.
  4.  Wear cotton pajamas.
  5.  Wear socks.

The survey also found people sleep an average of 40 minutes less from October through February than they do during warmer months.

 

(Daily Mail)

 

A Cure for ALS Might Be on the Way, and It’s Because of the Ice Bucket Challenge

A Cure for ALS Might Be on the Way, and It’s Because of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The whole Ice Bucket Challenge thing was as much about vanity as it was charity. It mostly took off because people liked posting videos of themselves getting drenched in ice water on Facebook.

But it raised over $100 million, and it looks like that money might have ALREADY made a huge impact.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University now think they might be on their way to finding a CURE for ALS.

In a study published this month, they said they think they’ve figured out how a protein called TDP-43 might be responsible for the disease.

And they were able to do the study because of the Ice Bucket Challenge donations.

Basically, the protein clumps up inside the neurons of people with ALS, as well as 45% of people with a type of dementia called FTD, but scientists didn’t know why it mattered.

The new study found that TDP-43 is supposed to prevent cells from using the wrong genetic information to make other proteins. But it stops working when it clumps together, so the cells malfunction and die.

Now, it could be years before they figure out how to stop that from happening, so this might not help people who are currently suffering from ALS. And they want people to keep donating, because they’ll need more funding going forward. But they think this could eventually lead to a treatment, or even a cure.

 

 

(HopkinsMedicine.org / Science / Washington Post)

Barbra Streisand, Chris Brown, and Tim McGraw Lead a Busy Week on the Billboard 200

Barbra Streisand, Chris Brown, and Tim McGraw Lead a Busy Week on the Billboard 200

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A pair of country guys debuted at #3 and #4 this week:  TIM MCGRAW is at #3 with 71,000 copies of “Sundown Heaven Town” . . . and George Strait hit #4 with 51,000 copies of his live album, “The Cowboy Rides Away”.

 

 

Other debuts include TRAIN at #5 . . . MOTIONLESS IN WHITE at #9 . . . and SLASH at #10.  Here are this week’s Top 10 albums . . .

 

 

1.  NEW:  “Partners”, Barbra Streisand . . . 196,000 copies

 

2.  NEW:  “X”, Chris Brown . . . 146,000 copies

 

3.  NEW:  “Sundown Heaven Town”, Tim McGraw . . . 71,000 copies

 

4.  NEW:  “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium”, George Strait . . . 51,000 copies

 

5.  NEW:  “Bulletproof Picasso”, Train . . . 50,000 copies

 

6.  “Native”, OneRepublic . . . 49,000 copies

 

7.  “V”, Maroon 5 . . . 34,000 copies

 

8.  “Anomaly”, Lecrae . . . 31,000 copies

 

9.  NEW:  “Reincarnate”, Motionless In White . . . 31,000 copies

 

10.  NEW:  “World On Fire, featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators”, Slash . . . 29,000 copies

 

 


 

 

Over on the Hot 100, Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” rules the chart for a third straight week.  It’s also the third straight week where the Top 5 songs have been from women . . . just the ninth time that’s happened in the Hot 100’s 56-year history.

 

 

And Jeremih and YG entered the Top 10 this week with their song “Don’t Tell ‘Em” squeaking in at #10.

 

 

Here are this week’s Top 10 songs and the # of weeks they’ve been on the chart . . .

 

 

1.  “All About That Bass”, Meghan Trainor . . . 11 weeks

 

2.  “Shake It Off”, Taylor Swift . . . 5 weeks

 

3.  “Bang Bang”, Jessie J featuring Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj . . . 8 weeks

 

4.  “Anaconda”, Nicki Minaj . . . 7 weeks

 

5.  “Black Widow”, Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora . . . 12 weeks

 

6.  “Stay With Me”, British singer Sam Smith . . . 24 weeks

 

7.  “Break Free”, Ariana Grande featuring Zedd . . . 12 weeks

 

8.  “Boom Clap”, Charli XCX . . . 16 weeks

 

9.  “Chandelier”, Sia . . . 20 weeks

 

10.  “Don’t Tell ‘Em”, Jeremih featuring YG . . . 13 weeks