If you’ve got some money and you want to show it off, you might as well make people say, “Wow, I’m jealous” . . . not “Ugh, I’d rather be poor.”
A new survey found the 10 things that used to be status symbols . . . but now they just make you look like you’re trying too hard. Check ’em out . .
- A personalized license plate.
- A hot tub.
- Flashy sports cars.
- An expensive watch.
- A giant TV.
- A swimming pool.
- Gold faucets in the bathroom.
- A yacht.
- A pony.
- Fur coats.
So what status symbols ARE cool? The top five are: A second home . . . a personal chef . . . a vintage car . . . an au pair . . . and a gardener.
If you HATE exercising, but like the idea of, you know, burning a few calories once in a while . . . consider this an early Christmas present.
A new study out of Loughborough University in England found that taking a HOT BATH can give you pretty much all of the same effects as exercising.
The researchers found that a hot bath reduces your blood pressure, gets your metabolism going, AND burns calories.
A half hour in a hot tub burned 140 calories, which is the same as a half hour walk.
Now, a bath doesn’t burn as many calories as more intense exercise, and there are plenty of other health benefits you can only get from exercising . . . but getting into a hot tub is definitely better than nothing.
According to the researchers, your body releases proteins when it’s exposed to exercise OR heat . . . which is why exercise and baths have similar effects.
A 35-year-old woman named Zoe Jackson from North Yorkshire, England met 46-year-old Gerard Brogan last January on the dating website PlentyOfFish.com.
And they dated for about three months. But Gerard says Zoe started getting too intense. And then she dropped a bomb . . . she had SIX children. So he told her he wasn’t ready to commit, and dumped her.
So how do you get REVENGE when a relationship from PlentyOfFish.com goes south? Zoe snuck into his backyard, and filled his hot tub with . . . plenty of fish. Dead fish.
He didn’t find them until he got home from a trip two days later, and they’d been cooking in the hot water that entire time. So obviously his hot tub was ruined.
Zoe was in court this week and pleaded guilty to criminal damage. She got probation and was ordered to pay Gerard $750.