People Who Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed Are More Miserable in the Morning

People Who Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed Are More Miserable in the Morning

The right side of the bed is the wrong side of the bed. Yeah, I’m into talking in riddles now. So what?

According to a new survey, people who get off the bed on the right side are more likely to feel miserable, tired, and grumpy in the morning than people who get out of bed on the left side.

People who get out on the left side feel like they’re awake an average of six minutes earlier . . . and their mood picks up an average of 15 minutes earlier. They’re also 7% less likely to have someone at work comment on how tired they look.

The survey didn’t offer up any reason WHY people who wake up on the left side of the bed are happier, so it’s entirely possible this is a coincidence.

But we’ll offer up a theory. People who sleep on the right side of their bodies are more likely to have heartburn and acid reflux, because it opens up the path between your stomach and esophagus which can throw off your stomach acid levels.

So if you sleep on the right side of the bed, you might be more likely to sleep on your right SIDE . . . so that you’re not facing into the middle. And that could cause minor stomach issues that make you sleep worse.

(Daily Mail / New York Times)

You’re the Most Miserable in Your 20s and 30s . . . and Happier As You Get Older

You’re the Most Miserable in Your 20s and 30s . . . and Happier As You Get Older

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This could be a sign that age and wisdom brings happiness . . . or that you REALLY have zero sense of perspective when you’re young. It’s probably a little of both.

A new study found the older you are, the HAPPIER you are.

The researchers found you’re the most stressed out and miserable in your 20s and 30s. But as you get older, your levels of happiness, life satisfaction, and well being all go up.

Why does that happen? The researchers think it’s because you spend your 20s and 30s dealing with peer pressure and worrying about what other people think of you.

Once you’re finally old enough to graduate from all that and you learn to brush off the little stressful things in life, it just makes everything easier and you become happier.

(Time)

Ten Things We’d Rather Give Up For a Month Than WiFi

Ten Things We’d Rather Give Up For a Month Than WiFi

Photo Credit: Flickr BuzzFarmers

Photo Credit: Flickr BuzzFarmers

Could it be possible we’re more addicted to the Internet than literally ANYTHING else?

A new survey found the top 10 things people would rather give up for a month than WiFi or their phone’s data plan . . . and it basically covers EVERYTHING we love. Check it out . . .

  1. Wine or alcohol.
  2. Junk food.
  3. Exercise.
  4. Desserts.
  5. Going out.
  6. Coffee.
  7. Sex.
  8. Music.
  9. TV or movies.
  10. Friends. (Our actual friends, not the TV show. I think.)

And the survey also found the average adult could only last 16 hours without their phone before they’d feel MISERABLE.

 

(Daily Mail)

You’re Happiest in Your 20s and 70s . . . and Most Miserable in Your 40s

You’re Happiest in Your 20s and 70s . . . and Most Miserable in Your 40s

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Do you reminisce about your 20s, and wonder how you POSSIBLY had any worries back then? Because life was so wonderful and easy? Don’t worry, you’ll find that happiness again . . . once you’re really, really old.

A new study out of Australia analyzed people’s happiness over their lives. Here are the three things they found . . .

1. You’re happiest from ages 15 to 24. Then you start getting more miserable.

2. Things keep getting worse until your 40s, when it bottoms out and stays low.

3. Once you hit your 60s, you start getting happier again. And by 75, you’re as happy as you were when you were 20.

The researchers had one main conclusion: Responsibilities are the WORST. When you’re working, raising kids, and under stress, you’re the most unhappy . . . so in the ages before and after all that stress, life is great.

(Daily Mail)

 

Would you rather have a $5000 Raise? or a Better Boss?

Would you rather have a $5000 Raise? or a Better Boss?

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If your boss makes you MISERABLE, here’s a hell of a dilemma. What would make your job more tolerable: A $5,000 raise . . . or a new boss?

According to a new survey, 28% of people would pick the NEW BOSS over the money.

Now here’s a scenario that might be even tougher. Would you be willing to take a $5,000 PAY CUT to be happier at work?

Believe it or not, 36% of people say they’d be willing to give up the money.

The survey also found that 38% of people believe taking fewer vacations makes them look better to their boss . . . and 36% have had to cancel a vacation because of work.

(PR Newswire)

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