Are Facebook Posts About the Election Pointless?

Are Facebook Posts About the Election Pointless?

Political discord tends to lead to disharmony in relationships.

Does posting about the election on Facebook actually do anything? Or are you just wasting everyone’s time? Well, a website recently polled 10,000 users, and about 90% said they’ve NEVER changed their opinion because of something a friend posted.

That includes 94% of Republicans, 92% of Democrats, and 85% of Independents. But apparently that means about 10% of people HAVE. So you can keep fighting the good fight I guess?

Here are four more stats from the survey that are kind of interesting . . .

  1.  Republicans are slightly more likely to post about politics than Democrats. 39% compared to 34%. And 26% of Independents said they’ve done it.
  2.  Republicans are also slightly more likely to JUDGE someone for it. 61% said they judge people based on the political stuff they post, compared to 54% of Democrats, and 34% of Independents.
  3.  Democrats are more likely to UNFRIEND you for something you post. 18% said they’ve done it, compared to 12% of Republicans, and 9% of Independents.
  4.  Most of us agree Facebook isn’t the best place to discuss the election. Only 36% of Republicans said it’s “appropriate” to post about politics, compared to 31% of Democrats, and just 21% of Independents.

(Wired)

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Here’s How to Make Roses Out of Doritos For Valentine’s Day

Here’s How to Make Roses Out of Doritos For Valentine’s Day

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Anyone can get their lady roses for Valentine’s Day.  But if you REALLY want to impress her, why not give her DORITOS roses.  Seriously.

 

 

Doritos actually gave away free bouquets of flowers made out of Doritos on their website.  Unfortunately it was only in Canada, and they were all snapped up already.  But you can make your OWN.  Even if you’re not that crafty.

 

 

Just buy some fake plastic roses, take off the petals, and glue some of the curlier Doritos from a bag in their place.  There’s even a step-by-step guide to making them . . . just Google “Doritos Roses Are The Only Valentine’s Day Gift Worth Giving.”

 

 

The only downside is that you can’t EAT them, because of the glue.  But they’ll make for a GREAT Instagram post.  And isn’t that all she REALLY wants?

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(Huffington Post

 

A Website Shows You How Long You Have to Work to Buy Different Things

A Website Shows You How Long You Have to Work to Buy Different Things

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Here’s a cool website that’s only like 85% depressing. You enter your salary, and it shows you how many hours you have to work to afford five things: A burger, shoes, a TV, a new car, and a home.

It also compares your salary in real time to people in other jobs . . . from construction workers and teachers, to CEOs, surgeons, and OPRAH.

You can check it out by Googling “salaries in real time.” It was created by a website called Retale.com . . . spelled R-E-T-A-L-E. Because misspellings are super cool.

 

(Retale)

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There’s a New Service That Will Dump Someone For You  :(

There’s a New Service That Will Dump Someone For You :(

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The modern non-confrontational way to DUMP someone is with a text message. But if you’re too much of a coward to even do THAT . . . this could be your answer.

A 37-year-old woman named Kristy Mazins in Melbourne, Australia just started a new business called Sorry It’s Over, where she’ll dump someone FOR you.

You tell her why you want to end things, and she’ll contact the person to gently but firmly deliver the news. She charges around $4.50 to text or email them . . . $10 to call them . . . or $55 to sit down with them face-to-face.

Kristy says she started the business when she realized the people today in their 20s are tech savvy . . . but terrible at confrontation.

She also says she’s got a knack for breaking up with people so they aren’t devastated. Quote, “I’m quite good at mediating people’s relationships. It’s a gift.” You can see more at her website, SorryItsOver.com.au.

(Mama Mia)

A Farmer Has Found a Way to Grow Pumpkins That Look Just Like Frankenstein’s Monster

A Farmer Has Found a Way to Grow Pumpkins That Look Just Like Frankenstein’s Monster

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Instead of carving a pumpkin LIKE A SUCKER this year, just let creepy agricultural engineering take care of things for you.

Tony Dighera is a farmer in Fillmore, California, and he figured out a way to grow pumpkins in a mold that makes them look just like Frankenstein’s monster. They’re tall, narrow, and have the monster face molded right into them.

It took him four years and $500,000 to get these pumpkins right. They’re sold out on his website right now but grocery stores around the world are importing them . . . if your grocery store has them, expect to pay at least $100 each.

Tony is working on a new mold now for pumpkins that look like a Jolly Roger-type pirate . . . those will be on sale next Halloween.

(Los Angeles Daily News