GoDaddy.com released a new survey yesterday on the most common “life goals” people have, but haven’t accomplished yet.
Overall, 76% of people said they haven’t made as much progress in their professional and personal lives as they’d like. And 66% said they currently feel stuck in a rut. Here are the five things people WISH they’d accomplished by now.
- Starting your own business. It was the most popular answer overall.
- Going back to school.
- Taking a job outside the state or country you live in. Obviously you have to leave your friends and family behind to do it, so it’s risky.
- Telling someone off. Which is weird, because does that really qualify as a “LIFE GOAL”? (???)
- Traveling alone.
The other popular answers were proposing to someone . . . trying an extreme sport . . . and writing a book. And the top reasons people gave for NOT accomplishing their goals yet were money . . . not knowing how to start . . . lacking confidence . . . and not being able to get motivated.
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!!!!
56-year-old Lee Wright and her 52-year-old sister Leslie Roy were visiting family up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula back on April 11th . . . and as they were driving home through a remote area, their SUV got stuck in some deep snow.
They were stuck . . . and they were SCREWED. There was no cell phone coverage, their car was almost out of gas, and the road was SO remote that no other cars were driving by.
So they went into survival mode. They put on all the clothes they had . . . they used the snow for water . . . and they rationed the GIRL SCOUT COOKIES they happened to have with them to try to stay alive.
Eventually their family reported them missing . . . and a police helicopter finally spotted their car on Friday . . . after they’d been stranded for TWO WEEKS.
Lee and Leslie were both in shockingly good health, all things considered . . . the medical report just says they were, quote, “a little weak.”
Ever been on vacation, having a GLORIOUS time, when suddenly your BOSS calls you? It leads to panic, horror, and stress that can take hours or even days to recover from.
In a new survey, 68% of people say that’s happened to them on vacation . . . and the average person says a call from the boss on vacation is actually more stressful than bungee jumping, being stuck in traffic, or being stood up on a date.
So . . . what’s the VERY important reason your boss ruined your vacation by calling you? Here are the 10 most common reasons . . .
Asking where a document is saved . . . asking for login details . . . asking about the status of a project . . . asking you to work on something . . . sharing an update . . .
Asking if you can make it to a meeting . . . asking you to clarify something . . . asking you to read something . . . asking if an invoice has been processed . . . and asking how to turn a COMPUTER on.
Lady Gaga made lots of news over the weekend. Aside from giving what many considered an incredible keynote address at the SXSW festival, she also performed. And while the speech was her finale, her Thursday night performance is getting as much – if not more – attention.
Why? Gaga got puked on. On purpose. During her performance of “Swine,” Gaga invited ‘vomit painter’ Millie Brown on stage. Brown drank a bottle of green liquid and then stuck her fingers down her throat so she could regurg the substance onto Gaga as she played drums.
Mother Monster and Brown then straddled a mechanical pig (which had a keyboard for Gaga to play) and after she finished performing on the pig, Brown then began…um…”painting” Gaga with black liquid. The concert was held to celebrate her Born This Way Foundation with fans only earning entry by completing a Doritos Bold Mission. During another – and far less controversial – performance of the song, “Dope,” Gaga offered a remark that no one could disagree with: “It’s so much easier to be yourself than it is to be somebody else. Because then you have to pretend to be someone else and like things that you don’t like and do stuff that you don’t want to do.”
Watch video here.