Next time you’re in an argument with your wife, make sure to bring this up. I’m sure she’ll love it.
A new study just proved women HOLD GRUDGES and stay angry longer than men.
Researchers at Harvard studied videos of sports like tennis and boxing from 44 different countries to see how men and women interacted with their opponents after a match.
And they found the men were MUCH friendlier with each other afterwards. And they were much more likely to have, quote, “peaceful” contact like a handshake or a hug.
The researchers say there’s an evolutionary reason why men are quicker at forgiving than women. Men originally had to work together to hunt or defend their tribe . . . while the women just took care of and defended their OWN family.
So men had to get over fights quicker to survive . . . and women had to hold grudges longer and be less trusting, also to survive.
1. For better or worse, Team USA’s first gold medal was in SHOOTING. 19-year-old VIRGINIA THRASHER won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition. (Full Story)
2. The Olympics had just gotten started on Saturday when its first viral video was born. French gymnast Samir Ait Said broke his leg on a vault during the preliminaries, and it’s hard to watch.
(Careful! This video WILL give you those bad wiggles down below.)
What could be worse than that? How about the paramedics dropping the stretcher? Yeah, it happened. But Said’s tough. He’s already promising to be ready for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
3. German men’s field hockey teammates Linus Butt and Florian Fuchs released the 12-year-old in us all by standing next to each other. (Full Story)
4. Dutch cyclist Annemiak Van Vleuten was possibly heading for a gold medal when she crashed HARD. She ended up in the hospital with a concussion and three cracks in her spine. Meanwhile, an Iranian men’s cyclist named Samad Pourseyedi hit a concrete wall.
5. NBC defended running stuff on delay, saying more women watch the Olympics than men, and they view it as a reality show, not sports. (???) (Full Story)
A big thank you to all who came out bright and early to zumba with us and Academy Sports and Outdoors Saturday morning!!
BusinessInsider.com just analyzed Census data to figure out how the average American spends their day. Here’s the full breakdown . . .
- Sleeping, eight hours and 48 minutes.
- Working, three hours and 36 minutes. That’s because weekends and unemployed people pull the average way down.
- Watching TV, two hours and 49 minutes.
- Doing stuff around the house, one hour and 46 minutes.
- Leisure activities like surfing the internet, one hour and 29 minutes.
- Eating and drinking, one hour and 10 minutes.
- Personal care, including showering, 47 minutes.
- Shopping, 44 minutes.
- Taking care of and helping other people, 43 minutes.
- Socializing and communicating, 43 minutes.
- Activities like going to church, 33 minutes.
- Education, 25 minutes.
- Exercise and sports, 17 minutes.
- Communicating over the phone, text, and email, eight minutes.
(That comes out to about 24 hours and nine minutes, because of rounding.)
Last fall, five fifth-graders at a school in Mankato, Minnesota noticed a kid with special needs getting picked on at recess. His name is James Willmert. And they did more than stick up for him. They went WAY above and beyond.
Their names are Gus Gartzke, Tyler Jones, Jake Burgess, Landon Kopischke, and Jack Pemble. We wanted to say their names, because they deserve it.
First, they made sure the bullying stopped, and they have his back at recess every day now. And when they realized he didn’t really have any friends, they told him to start sitting with THEM at lunch, and made him part of their group.
Now they all play football and basketball together at recess. His mom says he used to HATE recess, but now he can’t wait for it. And she recently put up a basketball hoop in their driveway, because he’s gotten really into sports.
The guys also started helping him with little things he has trouble with, like opening a bag of chips or tying his shoes.
And finally, one of them recently asked what video games he has. James said he didn’t have any, so they pooled their money . . . got their parents to chip in a little more . . . and bought him a PlayStation.
James’s mom says they’ve changed her son’s life.
Now that is what I call HEROES!!!!