The Most Popular Dog Names in 2016

The Most Popular Dog Names in 2016

A list with the most popular DOG names for this year just came out and they’re remarkably similar to the most popular ones last year.  See?  Nothing has changed in 2016.  The world is still the same place it’s always been.

The top 10 names for male dogs in 2016 were:  Max . . . Charlie . . . Buddy . . . Cooper . . . Jack . . . Rocky . . . Bear . . . Duke . . . Toby . . . and Tucker.

And the top 10 names for female dogs were:  Bella . . . Lucy . . . Daisy . . . Lola . . . Luna . . . Molly . . . Sadie . . . Sophie . . . Bailey . . . and Maggie.

There was only ONE name on each list that wasn’t in the top 10 in 2015:  Tucker for male dogs and Bailey for female ones.

(BusinessWire)

The Skills That Modern Men Are Losing Include Oil Changes, Shoe Shining, and Growing a Beard

The Skills That Modern Men Are Losing Include Oil Changes, Shoe Shining, and Growing a Beard

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It’s not exactly breaking news to say that men today aren’t as MANLY as their fathers and grandfathers. But how about some stats to prove it anyway?

A new survey asked guys in their 20s and 60s about different “manly” skills. And here are the ones that are going extinct . . .

1. Shining your shoes. Older men are 38% more likely to know how to do that.

2. Fixing a leaky faucet, 35%.

3. Changing the oil in your car, 19%.

4. Changing a diaper, 18%.

5. Filleting a fish, 15%.

6. Growing and maintaining a nice beard, 12%.

7. Throwing or hitting a curveball, 6%.

There ARE two skills where younger men had an edge. Young guys are 11% more likely to know how to cut their own hair . . . and 2% more likely to be able to make fire without matches. That surprises me. Did anyone tell them lighters don’t count?

(PR Newswire)

10 Professions We Trust the Least Include Car Salesmen and Politicians

10 Professions We Trust the Least Include Car Salesmen and Politicians

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Car Salesman in 1955 | Flickr | Alden Jewell

We’ve got the results of a survey here that asked people what professions they trust the LEAST . . . and man, there are SO many options, I don’t know how they stopped at just the top 10. Here are the results . . .

  1. Car salesmen.
  2. People in advertising.
  3. Real estate agents.
  4. Insurance brokers.
  5. Union leaders.
  6. Wall Street workers.
  7. Local and state politicians.
  8. National politicians.
  9. TV journalists.
  10. Newspaper journalists.

So who DO we trust? People in medicine, apparently. The three professions we have the most faith in are nurses . . . doctors . . . and pharmacists.

(Daily Mail)

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)

The Top 10 Things People Want More of in Their Lives

The Top 10 Things People Want More of in Their Lives

Photo Credit: Flickr | Westbroek | Happiness

Photo Credit: Flickr | Westbroek | Happiness

A new survey by “Huffington Post” wanted people to get all deep and asked them: If you could say, in one word, what you want more of in life, what would that be? Somehow, “tacos” didn’t make the top 10.

Here are the actual top 10 things people want more of in their lives . . .

  1. Happiness.
  2. Money.
  3. Freedom.
  4. Peace.
  5. Joy.
  6. Balance.
  7. Fulfillment.
  8. Confidence.
  9. Stability.
  10. Passion.

 

(Huffington Post)