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.
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 . . .
- Wine or alcohol.
- Junk food.
- Going out.
- TV or movies.
- 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.
The most important rule for a Super Bowl party is to always make sure there’s enough food and booze. But here are four other tips that aren’t so obvious . . .
- Tell people to get there early. If they all show up five minutes before the game, they won’t have time to relax and hang out. So tell them they can come an hour or two before kickoff if they want.
- Have more than one TV set up. If you’ve got a lot of people coming, you might even want two in your living room so everyone isn’t crowded around the same TV. And having one you can see from the kitchen is also nice.
- Play games and hand out prizes. It might sound lame, but it makes it more fun for the people who don’t actually care about football. You can print out Super Bowl bingo cards for free. Or just google “Super Bowl party games” if you need ideas.And if you want to gamble, the Super Bowl squares thing is always popular. That’s where you draw a grid . . . everyone gets numbers . . . and you win money based on the score at the end of each quarter. Download Superbowl Squares PDF here
- Have a football on hand. A lot of people still like the tradition of going outside at halftime and throwing it around.
(International Business Times)
People Are Giving “Boomerang Gifts” . . . Where They Give a Present That Benefits Them Too
What’s the big Christmas present you’re giving your significant other this year? A giant new TV? Dinner at a fancy restaurant? A trip to Hawaii?
If so, congratulations. Apparently you’re part of this year’s new trend called “boomerang gifts” . . . and you may not even realize you’re doing it.
A boomerang gift is when you give someone a present that also benefits YOU. Taking someone to a couples spa also benefits YOU . . . getting them a sweet new iPad also benefits YOU . . . five seasons of “The Wire” also benefits YOU.
A new survey found it’s becoming more and more popular . . . to the point where the majority of people are doing it now.
The top boomerang gifts are box sets of TV shows, boxes of chocolate, and movies. But really . . . who buys box sets of TV shows anymore?
More than half of children have a tablet, according to the survey Photo: Getty Images
So it’s come to this. Apparently the new way to punish your kids is . . . making them watch TV.
No, seriously. According to a new survey it’s actually pretty popular . . . AND effective.
Kids are so OBSESSED with their gadgets that almost HALF of parents say that sometimes, they punish them by confiscating their phones and iPads and making them watch TV instead.
One kid they interviewed said, quote, “The iPad’s cool, TV isn’t that good because you can’t control it. Basically, the TV sucks.”
The survey also found 58% of kids have their own tablet . . . and 41% of parents believe their kid would choose their tablet over dessert.