Half of People Don’t Tell Their Significant Other About All the Junk Food They Eat at Work

Half of People Don’t Tell Their Significant Other About All the Junk Food They Eat at Work

It’s hard to work in an office and not eat junk food. Someone brings in donuts in the morning . . . someone else has candy on their desk . . . and then there’s the occasional birthday cake.

But do you go home and tell your significant other about all that junk you ate? According to a new survey, 47% of people say NO, they keep it a secret.

And 21% take it even further and LIE about what they ate during the work day.

(FemaleFirst)

Would You Rather Have Flexible Work Hours or a Four-Day Work Week?

Would You Rather Have Flexible Work Hours or a Four-Day Work Week?

Americans don’t take vacation days . . . it’s just not how we roll. But we WOULD like to be able to go to our kids’ soccer games or nurse a Tuesday morning hangover once in a while. Don’t you think we’re owed THAT?

A new survey asked people which of these work options they’d want the most: Being able to work from home . . . having flexible start and end times for their day . . . or having a four-day work week with longer days.

And the one we want the most is . . . flexible start and end times, with 37% of the vote. I wouldn’t have guessed that.

Working from home and a four-day work week tied with 26% of the vote.

The survey also found that people who do have the option of working from home do it an average of three days a week.

(PR Newswire)

Ten Things That Make You Seem Unprofessional

Ten Things That Make You Seem Unprofessional

Telling your boss he’s an idiot is one way to DEFINITELY get canned. Or just do everything on this list for a few months, and everyone will hate you. Here are ten things that make you seem unprofessional at work

  1.  Showing up late, or calling off sick a lot. Your boss isn’t the only one who notices. Pretty much everyone does after a while. And people WILL gossip about it.
  2.  Complaining about every little thing. Whether it’s work-related or personal stuff.
  3.  Asking too many questions. You just look incompetent, like you’re the weakest link. And people get sick of having to help you do your job.
  4.  Being messy. Which might mean a messy desk, or leaving old food in the fridge.
  5.  Being arrogant. Especially if you start acting like the boss and telling people how to do their job.
  6.  Bragging. You can do it in your annual review. But you shouldn’t do it in front of your co-workers all the time.
  7.  Not dressing up for work. A lot of jobs don’t require a suit and tie anymore, but you still shouldn’t show up looking like a slob.
  8.  Getting too personal. It’s easy if you think of your co-workers as friends. But things like family problems and your sex life should be off limits. At least during office hours.
  9.  Being loud while people around you are working. Especially if they’re on the phone.
  10.  Swearing all the time. Even if your company is pretty laid back about it.

(Inc.com)

15% of People Would Miss the Birth of Their Child to Watch Their Team in the Super Bowl

15% of People Would Miss the Birth of Their Child to Watch Their Team in the Super Bowl

It’s good to see everyone’s got their priorities in order.

A new survey asked people what important events they’d skip if their favorite NFL team was in the Super Bowl and they had a chance to be there live. Here are the results . . .

  1.  23% would skip a vacation.
  2.  21% would bail on important work.
  3.  20% would skip a close friend or family member’s wedding.
  4.  19% would skip a close friend or family member’s FUNERAL.
  5.  And 15% would miss the birth of their child.

(WalletHub)

Five Small Ways to Be Healthier This Year

Five Small Ways to Be Healthier This Year

If you’re trying to be healthier this year, here are five small changes that don’t require much effort.  But they can actually make a difference . . .

  1.   Start calling yourself a “runner.”  Or if you like tennis, start referring to yourself as a “tennis player.”  A study at Winona University in Minnesota found that giving yourself a label like that encourages you to do the activity more, regardless of what it is.
  2.   Make sure you get a good night’s sleep on Tuesdays.  A recent study found it’s the night we’re most LIKELY to get a good night’s sleep, because we’re less likely to drink or stay out late.  So try not to waste it.
  3.   Put a plant on your desk at work.  It makes you more productive, and it can increase job satisfaction by 20%.  So it’s an easy way to boost your MENTAL health.
  4.   Record yourself brushing your teeth.  If you do it every other day for about two weeks, your technique should get better.
  5.   Wash your reusable water bottle every day.  It seems like you shouldn’t have to since you’re only putting water in there.  But it can actually get pretty disgusting if you don’t.  Bacteria from your hands and mouth can get in there and then multiply.

So either toss it in the dishwasher every night, or let it soak in water that’s mixed with a little bit of vinegar or bleach.

(Daily Mail / PopSugar)