Your Boss Will Judge You If Your Desk Is Too Messy . . . Or Too Clean?

Your Boss Will Judge You If Your Desk Is Too Messy . . . Or Too Clean?

I don’t think anyone would be surprised that it can be unprofessional to have a super messy desk. But you might not see THIS one coming: It also might be unprofessional to have a desk that’s too CLEAN.

A new survey found 54% of bosses say it’s a red flag when one of their employees’ desks is too messy. But 10% say they’re suspicious of an employee whose desk is too CLEAN.

They didn’t get into the reasons why, but we’re thinking it could be because a clean desk makes it seem like your workload is too light because you have enough time to constantly straighten up.

And since a messy desk can be linked to creativity, having a clean one could show you’re too uptight and un-creative.

The survey also found 15% of bosses have had an employee hang up something inappropriate in their cubicle.

(PR Newswire)

How Many of These Weird Habits Do You Have?

How Many of These Weird Habits Do You Have?

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.

(Buzzfeed)

Six Ways People Take the Fun Out of Halloween

Six Ways People Take the Fun Out of Halloween

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It’s okay if you’re not a huge fan of Halloween.  Just don’t ruin it for the rest of us.  According to a new survey, here are the top six ways people take the fun out of Halloween . . .

  1.   Showing up to a costume party in regular clothes.  You can get away with it if it’s a kids’ party.  But if it’s a party for adults, either wear a costume or stay home.
  2.   Not answering the door for trick-or-treaters.  At least leave your porch light off, so they don’t waste their time.
  3.   Refusing to let your kids eat ANY candy.  And pretty much everyone thinks it’s lame to hand out non-candy items to OTHER kids, like little bags of popcorn or pencils.
  4.   Refusing to carve a pumpkin.  Or refusing to even buy them, because you think it’s a waste of money.
  5.   Refusing to watch a scary movie.  Even if you think they’re lame, this is the one time of year you need to get over it.
  6.   Constantly talking about how much you hate Halloween.  Again, it’s fine if it’s not your favorite holiday.  Just try not to ruin it for everyone else.

(Female First)

The Secret to Curing Sleep Issues Is . . . Wearing Sunglasses at Night

The Secret to Curing Sleep Issues Is . . . Wearing Sunglasses at Night

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Apparently Corey Hart was more of a scientific genius than we realized.

According to a sleep expert at the University of British Columbia, if you have trouble sleeping, you can help yourself by wearing SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT.

If you put on sunglasses two hours before you want to go to bed, it’ll mute the barrage of light hitting you from all your screens, and help your body get ready for sleep.

(CBC)

 

This Chart Tells You How Far You Can Drive Your Car With an Empty Fuel Tank [PIC]

This Chart Tells You How Far You Can Drive Your Car With an Empty Fuel Tank [PIC]

It happens to all of us — you’re driving along in your car, probably heading to some big, important appointment and worried about making it on time when you hear that telltale ding. The gas light.

And of course you can’t stop, so you push through to your destination, but then you’ve got to worry about finding a gas station on the way back home before your car completely dies on you. (Man, wouldn’t life be so much easier if we all drove on e-highways?) Sure, most cars include the distance to empty on their fancy instrument panel, but it’s not always accurate — especially if you’re driving in stop-and-go traffic.

Luckily, there’s a new chart out from YourMechanic that has your back. The chart lists the distance-to-empty range for the top fifty selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2015, as well as the amount of fuel the tank has before the light actually goes on.

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The post from YourMechanic also includes other helpful information for the vehicle-uninformed. Like, for example, the fact that it isn’t actually good to be driving around on empty. Running out of gas can damage your car’s catalytic converter, while driving on fumes can damage the fuel pump. Who knew? (Mechanics, probably.)
The chart itself might not be perfect, but it at least gives an idea of how far you can push your car if you’re truly in one of those emergency, can’t-get-gas-now situations. One thing is for certain: it’s probably better to rely on the chart’s estimates than to test your car’s actual limits and end up stranded on the side of the road. Because then you really won’t get where you’re going.