Pretend you just hit the lottery for a million bucks. Would that be enough to live the rest of your life basically stress-free?
According to a new survey in Australia, most people DON’T think winning nearly a million dollars would cover it. (We’ve converted the results to American dollars, so if they sound like arbitrary amounts, that’s why . . .)
Only 24% said an $800,000 jackpot would be enough to totally change their life. (In Australian dollars, that’s $1 million.)
17% said they’d need more like $6 million . . . and 30% would need about $8 million to live the rest of their life and not worry about money anymore.
33% said the best thing about winning a huge jackpot would be getting out of debt, and being financially secure.
22% said being able to help friends and family would be the best part.
14% said it would be having the freedom to do whatever they wanted.
Credit: Nate Edwards/BYU
Why do people take selfies and post them on social media? Believe it or not, it’s NOT just because they’re vain. I mean, that’s one of the MAJOR reasons, of course, but it’s not the only one.
A new study out of Brigham Young University found there are three different reasons people take lots of selfies. Check ’em out . . .
- To communicate with their friends and family and engage with them. That could be like taking a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker to try to motivate other people to also vote.
- To record key events in your life and preserve memories.
- And to publicize yourself for vain or narcissistic reasons, like having people see how AMAZING your life is.
Well this can’t be right. A new study out of London found that women are more attracted to NICE GUYS than RICH GUYS. Meanwhile, a new study based on everything I’ve ever seen or experienced in my life says the opposite.
The researchers say it actually makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. When women are looking to get married, they want things to be FAIR . . . and they believe they’ll get that from nice guys more than rich guys.
So even though there may be less money coming through the relationship, they believe it will be shared more equally with a nice guy.
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If you could travel back in time, and somehow NOT destroy the present and cause the rise of the machines, what would you tell yourself as a teenager?
A new survey asked people what ONE piece of advice they wish they could go back and give to themselves as a teenager. And it had to be vague life advice, not like, “Invent Google.” Here are the top 10 . . .
- Get a better education, 16%.
- Be bolder and stronger reaching for your goals, 11%.
- Plan better for the future, 9%.
- Relationship advice, 7%.
- Slow down, and take it easy, 6%.
- Live life to the fullest, 5%.
- Be true to yourself, 5%.
- Don’t do dumb things, 4%.
- Don’t drink, smoke, take drugs, or party, 4%.
- Listen to your parents and respect your elders, 3%.
And 1% of people say their life has been perfect, no advice necessary.
Do you find it really hard to pick something to watch on Netflix? Like, there are SO many choices, but you just keep scrolling and saying things like, “Do I REALLY want to commit to start watching ‘Jessica Jones’ right now?”
According to a new study, we spend an average of 18 minutes trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix or other streaming services. We’re actually faster when we are looking for something to watch on old-fashioned TV . . . that takes us nine minutes.
BUT . . . when you add it all up, the average person spends 15 months of their LIFE trying to decide what to watch.