Sorry to ruin your Friday, but I just came across this article that says we all might be SHOWERING wrong. Here are five tips from dermatologists on how to do it right . . .
1. Don’t shower too often. It should depend on your activity level. And if you’re not very active and don’t sweat much, you don’t HAVE to shower every day.
2. Keep it short. Exposure to water and cleansers like shampoo and body wash can dry out your hair and skin.
3. Stay cool. Hot water strips away natural oils and damages the skin faster, so you want to stick to a lukewarm or cooler shower.
4. Don’t wash your hair too much . . . or too little. Hair is made of dead skin cells, so it doesn’t need as much washing as the rest of your skin. But not washing it enough can lead to dandruff. Depending on your hair type, a few times a week is good.
5. Focus on the dirtiest areas. Yeah, THOSE areas. Your arms and legs don’t always need soap . . . but your underarms, feet, and GROIN generally DO.
Do you know anyone who says “supposably” instead of “supposedly”? The first one is wrong, so they look as dumb as Joey from “Friends”. But if you point it out, YOU feel like a jerk.
Here are five more common phrases we get wrong all the time . . .
1. “For all intensive purposes.” It’s really “for all INTENTS and purposes.” The other way is like saying, “for all these very thorough purposes.” Which doesn’t make sense.
2. “Nip it in the butt.” The correct phrase is “nip it in the BUD,” like a flower bud. The other way makes it sound like you want to BITE someone’s butt.
3. “One in the same.” If you say it like that, it doesn’t make sense. The real phrase is, “one AND the same,” which means two things are alike.
4. “Case and point.” The correct way to say it is, “case IN point.” It’s like saying, “Here’s an example of the point I’m trying to make.”
5. “I could care less.” If you say it like that, you’re really saying you DO care about something. The correct phrase is, “I COULDN’T care less.”
Here’s one more weird one: “You’ve got another thing coming” is technically wrong.
The original phrase was, “If that’s what you think, you’ve got another THINK coming.” We dropped the first part a long time ago, and now everyone says “thing.” So in that case, you sound like an idiot if you say it RIGHT.
Your sibling relationships says a lot about your relationships with others. Here are a few sibling facts, according to the book, “The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds of Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us.”
Here are brief descriptions of the main “players” in families:
Firstborns often model parents’ behavior. They like taking charge and have oodles of confidence. Adults take them seriously and that boosts their confidence. When parents gush over every firstborn “first,” it motivates oldest children to achieve. They can easily become perfectionists. They also may have trouble admitting when they’re wrong.
The second-born will seek out a role that’s completely the opposite of the first born. They are also negotiators, remain agreeable, more relaxed attitude and compromising. They handle disappointment well and have realistic expectations. They are also the least likely to be spoiled and tend to be the most independent. They will go along with most people but often feel left out and neglected.
Parents tend to let things slide once the last child comes along. Last borns usually do get away with more than their siblings do. They shoulder less responsibility, so they’re more likely to be carefree, easygoing, fun-loving, affectionate, sociable and funny.
Last borns will often become more rebellious and might be spoiled and manipulative.
4. Only Children
They are often self-entertainers and often the most creative, because they spend so much time alone. They are confident, pay considerable attention to detail, and tend to do well in school. They may develop a self-centered streak because they are used to feeling important.
This could seriously change your commute this morning . . . and for the rest of your life. So listen up.
Whenever you have to merge, you know those jerks who drive past everyone else, and wait until the VERY LAST SECOND to merge? Like in a construction zone? It turns out they’re actually doing it the RIGHT way. And everyone else is wrong.
It’s called the “zipper merge” method. Because if everyone does it, the two lanes look like a zipper coming together.
The Department of Transportation in Kansas started promoting it recently, and officials in Colorado have been trying to get people to do it for over a decade.
But it hasn’t caught on, because people think it makes more sense to merge as soon as possible. Or they don’t want people to hate them for skipping the line.
But studies show that if everyone waited until they were closer to the merge point, traffic would move 35% faster. And it’s safer, so there wouldn’t be as many accidents.
Just to be clear, we’re not talking about people who drive on the SHOULDER to skip traffic or get to an exit. Feel free to keep hating them as much as you want.
Silly video explaining how it works.
Millennials are over radio, right? WRONG. In a big way. When it comes to consuming media, they spend 23% of their time with radio. That’s actually MORE than their smartphone, laptop, or iPad. And more milliennials listen to radio each week than any other generation. It’s their number one source of music. And the numbers are going UP.
If you don’t believe us, check out the cold, hard stats. Data doesn’t lie, people.