(Can YOU Relate)... 2 in 5 Adults Seek Out Food When Having a Rough Day
Your bad day will probably result in an extra trip to the refrigerator later. Americans are more likely to turn to food as a mood-booster above any other coping mechanism. 43% said they will “eat something” just to feel better. As for the most popular food category they reach for, half of all respondents choose “sweet treats,” with “salty snacks” trailing behind at 38%. Only 32% of respondents say they stretch or exercise, while even fewer will go outside for some fresh air. Many respondents blamed a bad mental health day on stressful life events, poor sleep, and stress in general. They also cited stress and lack of sleep as bigger mood-killers than hunger or even digestive problems.
Ten Things You Shouldn’t Have in Your Home After 30
As we get older, there are some things we have to leave behind on our journey to adulting. Once you hit 30, and beyond, here are 10 things that need to go: The mattress from your parents’ house Your mattress should be replaced every 10 years. If you still have the one from your teenage bedroom, let it be known there are dust mites inside it that are older than Betty White. Inflatable furniture Inflatable seating has to go. Banish this dated nightmare from your place and experience the joy of sitting on foam. Soft toys on your bed There is no rational explanation for having stuffed animals on your bed past the age of 18 (and that’s being generous). Replace them with some decorative cushions instead. Plastic cups, plates or cutlery You’re an adult, ditch the plastic drinking cups and plates and get yourself a nice, matching set of dishes. Old trophies Nobody needs to know that you won a bowling tournament when you were 10. It’s time to store the trophies away. Dreamcatchers If you’ve had dreamcatchers above your bed since you were a kid and you’re now over 30, you’ve caught all the dreams you’re going to catch. Paper floor lamps The paper floor lamp is a rite of passage when living in a shared house through your twenties. Anything galactic Anything remotely related to the solar system or astrology needs to go. Quilt cover sets with suns, moons and stars on them: not permitted. Artworks depicting the planets: solely for fifth graders. Cork boards After 30, cork is best left off boards and in champagne bottles. That’s not to say you can’t have a board up at home, just evolve and install something covered in a fabric like felt. It looks far better than cork and won’t make your home look like a dated dorm room. Shot glasses Shot glasses and booze out on display? It was probably cool when you were 21, but now it’s time to be an adult and keep your barware in a cabinet.
"What Screams 'That's The Person Everyone Hates'...?”
Reddit user u/Pornflakes122 asked: "What screams 'that's the person that everyone hates?'...” Replies include: "The person who never lets anyone finish talking." "The person who turns everything into a heated argument. Like my brother, who has no idea how to formulate an argument and just ends up insulting the other person. It's annoying as hell and I'm surprised he has friends." "People that try to have a high moral ground but can't formulate a single good reason and just resort to insults are plain sad. Typically see this approach used with political extremists." "If their entire personality is based off of one factor." -- "The students who try and argue with me about any and every little thing because their entire personality is built off of wanting to be “smarter than the professor”... "The one-upper who often invalidates others instead of supporting them. "When you tell them that something bad happened they gotta complain how they have it worse than you like they're in the pain Olympics. "Or instead of being happy for you when something good happened they gotta brag about how they have it better than you." -- "My reply to the one uppers is always. "It's not a competition ya know!" "I have a co-worker that will cut your story off mid sentence to one up you with their own story that's barely even related to the topic at hand. They are so self involved (and long winded) that people will see him in the break room, and decide to take the elevator to one of the other break rooms on another floor."
"What is Something You Have Always Regretted Doing?"
A Reddit user asked, "What is something you have always regretted doing?" Replies include: ""Friend" at school told me if I cut all my eyelashes off they would grow longer. They did not." "Dental hygiene. Had braces as a teen and neglected my teeth for the 20 years after except for yearly cleanings. Too many mountain dews and too many days of “I’ll just brush my teeth tomorrow” turned into cavities and peeling enamel. You don’t appreciate teeth not hurting until they are." "Had a lump on my neck that ignored for a year. Ended up being stage 4 cancer. 13 years later and 4x battle, I’m still fighting." "Not purchasing a home I wanted when it was less expensive. Getting married. My career choice. Basically, almost all the important decisions one makes in life." "When someone reaches out to you as a friend and you shut them down to avoid intimacy." "Nervous laugh. People take you less seriously." "Quit a college program for a girl. Just stopped showing. It wrecked my grades and took forever to be complete my degree after..." "Giving a f--k about what other people think. It caused so much damage and got me nowhere." "When my parents split up my mom had to raise us by herself and we were really poor. Eventually we had to get on food stamps to survive. My mom was devastated. She was a very proud woman and was working two jobs but it wasn’t enough and it absolutely crushed her to have to get assistance, it made her feel like a failure who couldn’t take care of her own kids. I remember we were in the grocery store and getting ready to pay. She was going to use food stamps to pay and she was so ashamed that she turned to me and said “If you don’t want to stand in line with me you don’t have to”. She was trying to spare me the embarrassment. "So I didn’t stand with her, I went off and looked at a toy or something. I remember looking back at her, she was sheepishly fixing her hair and trying not to look “poor” as she worked up the courage to face the cashier. "I have regretted walking away so many times over the years. I was just a kid, but I wish I could go back in time to go stand next to her and tell her how proud I am to be her son and how thankful I was for the sacrifices she made just to keep food on the table for us. "It honestly breaks my heart every time I think about it."-- moby323 -- "Can I tell you something, as a mother that was once in that same situation? Whenever it came time to pay, I would always tell my daughter to go look at something for me. I was so embarrassed to have to use them (and this was a long time ago, so it was the actual Monopoly money looking food stamps that you had to count out and tear out of the booklets), I never ever wanted her to see it. Your mom is glad you walked away. I know it hurts you, and that says so much about you, but in that moment, it took a tiny bit of the pressure off of your mom not to have to be ashamed in front of you. You sound like a great person who has an amazing mama."-- lesliebenedict
"What/When Was The First Time an Interaction With Someone Younger Made You Think, “Damn, I’m Getting Old”?
A Reddit user asked, "What was the first time an interaction with someone younger than you made you think, “damn, I’m getting old”? Replies included: "I was called sir by a high schooler when I was in college, as a student." -- "It was a weird feeling when I got a job at a summer camp right out of college, and some of the kids called me Mister [my name]. Like, I was 22 and still living at home, but to these kids, I was... an adult." "... when someone talks about a cartoon they loved as a child. Such as 'Avatar'..." "young intern at work had no idea what a 3.5" floppy was when we found some as we were looking for some equipment...he was like "this is a weird looking coaster". WTF." -- "My niece asked me what the save icon was supposed to be and I had to explain what a floppy disk was. That just left to more questions - 'So you couldn't store even one mp3 on it? What did you do for music?' "Was not a fun conversation - she was thoroughly exasperated and I feel like someone from the Victorian era." "They don't remember 9/11." "I spent two decades playing in bar bands on the weekends. I went to a bar (pre-covid) and was annoyed at how loud the band was playing, I got a beer spilled on me, another drunk kept trying to tell me a racist joke but could barely talk and was super pissed I had no desire to hear it. I left after an hour. That’s the day I realized youth passed me by." "When a kid said Green Day was classic rock. In his defense, the local classic rock radio station has started playing Green Day (and Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers), but to me, that just confirms that I'm old." -- "In the same vein, when a kid called Eminem and Jay-Z "old school" rappers." "... trying to explain to a 20something coworker how we handled our social lives before cellphones were a thing was a big one." -- "So, you just went by their house to see if they were home?" "Sometimes. Or you called ahead and made plans". "But what if a better plan came up?" "You stuck with the original plan, don't leave them hanging." "Yeah but, what if a better plan came up?" "... I went to a nightclub thats been run monthly-ish by my friends for 21 years. .. As I was dancing to some tunes, I realized the couple dancing next to me hadn't been born yet when I had danced to that same song."
Diver Nearly Swallowed by a Whale: ‘Oh My God, I’m In A Whale’s Mouth’
A lobster diver says he was nearly swallowed by a whale off Cape Cod Friday morning. The diver said after jumping off his boat into the water, he “felt this huge bump and everything went dark.” At first he thought he was being attacked by a shark, but felt around and there wasn’t any teeth. He recalls, “And then I realized, ‘Oh my God I’m in a whale’s mouth. . . and he’s trying to swallow me.’ Then all of a sudden he went up to the surface and just erupted and started shaking his head. I just got thrown in the air and landed in the water. I was free and I just floated there. I couldn’t believe. . . I’m here to tell it.” A fishing charter captain on another boat got a front row seat to the whole thing and said, “He’s damn lucky to be alive.” The lobster diver estimates he was in the whale’s mouth for about 30 seconds. After being treated for soft tissue damage, he was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon. ALSO: He, with help from his son, decided to host a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Saturday. Here are some of the most interesting inquiries and responses: @splimp: “Was its tongue smooth like a dog or scratch like a cats?” @bloxiefox: “I was in a dry suit, couldn’t really tell. Also, the mouth was filled with water.” @Flying-Wild: “What was your ‘last thought’ when you realized you’ve been eaten by a whale?” @bloxiefox: “My wife and kids.” @bright_shiny_objects: “What actor do you want to play you in the future Netflix movie?” @bloxiefox: “Matt Damon.” @TheAnnieDude: “1. How did you get out? 2. Were you able to see anything? 3. What bad things could have happened inside which didn’t happen fortunately?” @bloxiefox: “1. Eventually the whale managed to dislodge me by moving its head and tongue, I think. 2. Nope, completely dark. 3. I could’ve suffocated or drowned if I didn’t retrieve my regulator in time.” @Sakrie: “Marine biologist here, can confirm whale literally couldn’t swallow a person if it wanted to. Filter-feeding whales like the humpback have an esophagus thats 4-8 inches. Very possible it could have choked to death on him though.” @scottimusprimus: “What do you think caused the soft tissue damage, and why do you think your legs were hurt?” @bloxiefox: “Blunt force of the whale’s mouth, I could feel it clamping down on my legs. Also I got pretty banged up while it was trying to force me out.” @part-time-dog: “What is the feeling of being ingested most comparable to? Is it like being crushed by a couch or being pummeled on all sides?” @bloxiefox: “It was full of water, and I could feel the muscles of its mouth convulsing around me, it was a really strange feeling to be sure. Can’t draw a meaningful comparison.”
Woman Who Makes 'Stuck Fetish' Content for Fans has to be Freed by the Jaws of Life from a Metal Folding Chair
A 27-year-old woman from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who makes 'stuck fetish' content, got trapped inside a metal folding chair and had to be freed by the jaws of life. The woman explained her situation on TikTok after she squeezed herself into a small opening in the chair and realized that she couldn't get herself out.
She said, ’For the last 30 min, I have been trying to get unstuck out of this metal chair,' she said. 'I'm literally stuck in it and I can't get out and I am panicking because I don't know what to do.’ The video showed her standing with her waist trapped between the seat of the chair and the bars attached to the legs. The chair was caught on her tail bone and pelvic bone. She later shared that she had to call the fire department and was feeling 'embarrassed' that they had to use the jaws of life to free her. Fans pay $1.99 a minute to watch her trap herself in some way and then try to get free. She said: ’Typically they want to see you get stuck in something and actually struggle to get out, like not fake it at all. They want to see you get unstuck at the end though — they don't want to see you permanently stuck.'
Lamar Odom Knocks Out Aaron Carter in Celebrity Boxing Match
Former basketball star Lamar Odom knocked out singer Aaron Carter in their Celebrity Boxing match in Atlantic City. Aaron started hitting Lamar with as many punches as his body could handle, but Lamar was in control. Lamar and Aaron duked it out for 2 rounds, Lamar had no issues taking down Aaron. Lamar finished Aaron in the second round and at the end they hugged it out after Aaron went down halfway through. The night before the fight, Lamar said he was planning to put Aaron to sleep.
Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton May Have Secretly Wed
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton may have secretly gotten married. The former No Doubt frontwoman was spotted Saturday wearing what appeared to be a sparkling diamond wedding band next to her massive engagement ring — after posting a photo of herself online just the day before captioned, “SHE’S GETTING MARRIIIEEEED.” Stefani was caught wearing the bling during a trip out with her fiancé and her 7-year-old son Apollo in Santa Monica, Calif. Stefani and Shelton had just gotten back from Oklahoma, where he owns a sprawling ranch — and wore matching outfits of navy-blue shirts, blue jeans and baseball caps while attending a children’s sporting event with the son she shares with singer Gavin Rossdale. A source close to the couple has previously said Shelton built a chapel on the grounds of the ranch and that they planned to use it for their wedding ceremony, which was “most likely” to take place this year.
Pooches Went Postal: Over 5,800 USPS Workers Attacked By Dogs Last Year
Over 5,800 USPS workers were attacked by dogs last year. The USPS noted, “From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public." Of all major US cities, Houston last year experienced the most dog attacks on letter carriers — with 73 of them. Chicago and Los Angeles were second and third on the list, with 59 and 54, respectively. California, meanwhile, was home to the most dog attacks by state in 2020 with 782. New York had 295 attacks, which was the fourth most of any state. As part of a weeklong awareness campaign, the service is providing guidance to dog owners to help mitigate the problem. Among the pointers is not letting children in homes with dogs to take mail from the letter carriers, as the animals may view the worker as a threat.
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