Two In Five 18-Year-Olds Don't Have Licenses
Fewer teens today are getting their driver’s licenses.
Data collected from the Federal Highway Administration showed that in 2018 approximately 61% of 18-year-olds in the US had a driver’s license… that’s down from 80% percent in 1983.
And the number of 16-year-olds with licenses decreased from 46% to 25% in the same period.
The drop comes as some teens prefer more environmentally friendly transportation options, some found driving too stressful and some just don't care about cars.
Over Half of Americans Admit to Reading a Book During the Summer… to Look Smarter
According to a new study, over half of Americans hope their summer reading choices will make them seem more intelligent.
56 percent admit to reading at least one “serious” book in the summer to look smarter.
Thirty-six percent use the summer months to brush up on their knowledge of history, while two in five read more mysteries during vacation than they do at any other point of the year.
More than half the poll (53%) look forward to romantic reads, including more men than women (56% vs 37%).
Men are also more likely to admit they use the summer to read books they like without fear of judgment (73% vs 62%).
Nearly half of respondents love reading actual books because of how the pages feel. Another 46 percent love seeing their progress with a bookmark while reading and 42 percent use the experience as quality time away from screens. Among the various book formats, most respondents still prefer paperbacks (51%) and hardcovers (46%) to e-readers (34%) and audiobooks (23%).
Woman Wants to Quit Work to Be a 'Stay-at-Home Wife'
A husband sparked a debate after calling his fiancée 'lazy' for wanting to give up work to stay at home, even though they don't have children.
The 42-year-old man said he and his 33-year-old fiancée were discussing wedding plans when she asked if he would mind if she stayed at home instead.
The man earns about 40 percent more than his partner but explained they rely on both incomes to sustain their lifestyle and would have to 'scale back' if she wanted to give up her job. For her part, the woman said 'working a 9-5 just isn't for me’.
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Mom of 4 Ditches Her Job to Be a Dumpster Diver, Earning $1,000 a Week
A Texas mother of four left her job as a canteen server in 2020 when she realized she could earn up to $1,000 per week by selling off tossed-away items that she found by dumpster diving at garage sales.
In 2017, Tiffany She’ree gave it a whirl for the first time and found skin care products and some $1,200 worth of makeup. Since then, she and her husband Daniel Roach have gone out on trash hunts together. Not only does it pay the bills from the resale, but they’ve also furnished the bulk of their home with items they found in the trash.
She’ree uses TikTok to show her dives, from dumpsters outside of stores including Victoria’s Secret, Party City and Ulta. The discards range from items with slightly damaged packaging to returns that can’t be sold again. She recently scored a $750 coffee machine from Bed Bath & Beyond and unopened makeup worth hundreds of dollars.
She "found bedsheets, pillows, blankets, towels, little odds and ends, even pet products like cat trees and dog cages."
And while some have said that these hunts are the same as stealing, it’s actually legal. Still, she’s had her videos removed from TikTok for reasons that include “illegal activities and unregulated goods” in her uploads.
But she fights back, telling the haters that if she hadn’t fished the goods from the dumpsters she hits, they would have gone into landfills.
First Murder Hornet Nest Of 2021 Is Destroyed
The first murder hornet nest of the season was destroyed in Washington just days after it was found.
The nest was found in a dead tree after officials caught three hornets and fitted them with tracking devices.
It was removed after members of Washington State Department of Agriculture vacuumed 113 Asian giant hornets from the habitat.
They then removed bark and decayed wood near the bottom of an alder tree that provided entrance to the nest.
Guy Creates His Own Dating Website After Striking Out On Apps
A 29-year-old man from St. Louis created his own website in a genuine attempt to meet new people and go on more dates.
Colin O’Brien posted the link to www.datecolinobrien.com less than a week ago (on a Facebook group called Date Ideas & Things to do in St. Louis).
In the post he says, “it’s a revolutionary new dating service with just one eligible bachelor: me.” He says he already has heard from nearly 200 eligible women and has 13 dates lined up.
He says, “People have been awesome. It hasn’t been, nothing cringy or embarrassing, nothing mean. People haven’t been taking advantage of it. It’s been genuinely people who want to meet and think it is a funny idea."
Datecolinobrien.com is laced with honesty and self-deprecating humor. There is a bio and a stats section that includes information you may not usually see on a dating site.
He explains, “I wanted to put my weight on there, my tax bracket and stuff and be like, this is what you are getting. It is not changing overnight to impress you. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
There also are testimonials from his mom, failed romantic flings, and even a Tony-award-winning actress.
He even has a merchandise section where you can buy Date Colin O’Brien t-shirts and stickers.
Students are Dressing and Acting Like Cats
The Meade County School district in Kentucky is dealing with a group of high school students attending school acting like and dressing as cats.
The superintendent said the situation is being addressed, but according to a concerned grandparent, it’s an ongoing problem that has many students on edge.
The grandma said, “Apparently, from what I understand, they’re called ‘furries.’ They identify with animals. These people will hiss at you or scratch at you if they don’t like something you’re doing.”
She said the issue gained attention on social media once people started sharing photos and videos of the cat costumes and behavior.
The superintendent said a petition isn’t needed because the customer violate the school dress code and the policy will continue to be implemented.
NFL: QB Ryan Tannehill Among 9 Positive Titans Cases
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is among nine Tennessee players and coaches who have tested positive for COVID.
Tannehill, who is vaccinated, will miss five to 10-days depending on when he can produce two negative tests over a 48-hour period.
The Titans previously announced that seven players, including Tannehill, had been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week and that coach Mike Vrabel tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.
All players are expected to be ready for the first game of the season which is against the Arizona Cardinals on September 12th.
Mayim Bialik Now Facing Calls to Resign From 'Jeopardy!'
Executive producer Mike Richards resigned as permanent host of 'Jeopardy!' last week, after one day of filming, leaving Mayim Bialik in the role of interim host.Now, people are calling for her resignation from the game show due to her 'controversial' views on gender, sexuality, health, and science.
Here are some of the comments that have people offended:
On C-sections: "There are those among us who believe that if the baby can't survive a home labor, it is OK for it to pass peacefully. I do not subscribe to this, but I know that some feel that… if a baby cannot make it through birth, it is not favored evolutionarily."
On avoiding sexual assault: Bialik wrote that she avoided assaults by predators like Harvey Weinstein because she dressed modestly and did not "act flirtatiously with men.” She also said, ”Nothing—absolutely nothing—excuses men for assaulting or abusing women. But we can't be naïve about the culture we live in.”
On hormonal birth control: In March, Bialik suggested hormonal birth control was linked to mental illness. "Many women experience staggering depression, emotional-ability, and something I'm concerned about is the stereotyping of women and their moods and even about PMS may actually be reflecting the hormonal manipulation of our systems.”
On co-sleeping: In a 2011 op-ed in Today, Bialik advocated for sharing a bed with children. She said, it’s "actually really safe. Rolling onto a baby is an exaggerated fear that is not based on any research." The American Academy of Pediatrics DID do research on this and found that babies who share a bed with their parents were almost three times as likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome than infants who don’t.
On not giving her children medications: "Neither of our sons has ever been on antibiotics, nor do we give them Tylenol, Motrin, antihistamines or cough syrup.”
Is It Possible to Feel 'Guilty' About Too Much Free Time? Apparently, Yes!
Leisure time can help your mental health but not if you think you are wasting time.
Previous studies have found leisure time has mental health benefits and that it can make us more productive and less stressed.
But now researchers found that if people start to believe that leisure time is wasteful, they may end up being more depressed and more stressed.
Topic Starters: What is the last reason you had to punish one of your kids?
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MLB Broadcaster Has Hard Time Explaining Cryptocurrency
St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play announcer Mike Shannon, attempted to read an ad for MLB’s NFT Stadium Series, which gives fans a chance to bid on digital collectibles. He admitted that he has never heard of NFT, cryptocurrency, and other terminology in the ad.