Americans Admit to Judging Shoppers for What's in their Carts
According to a new study, 72% of people worry that other shoppers or store employees will judge their purchases. Meanwhile, 67% admit that they’re also judgmental of other shoppers. 89% of Americans are willing to pay extra for personal hygiene products online, all in order to avoid the embarrassment of buying in a store. 51% said the items they’re embarrassed about purchasing in-store include period cups, laxatives or adult underwear. 75% saying they’re so worried about being judged by a cashier that they’ll grab random items to throw them off. The study also found that people don’t feel confident in these “embarrassing” purchases until their late-twenties or their mid-thirties. TOP 10 ITEMS PEOPLE ARE EMBARRASSED TO PURCHASE
Condoms – 29%
Emergency contraceptives – 26%
Bed bug spray – 26%
Head lice treatment – 25%
Hemorrhoid cream – 24%
Diarrhea relief – 24%
Pregnancy test – 23%
Incontinence/bladder leakage products – 23%
Period products – 23%
Cold sore treatment – 23%
Woman Draws Up Detailed 'Wife Guide' That Includes Her Favorite Foods And Shoe Size - So Her Husband Can Make Decisions Without Asking Her The 'Same Questions Forever And Ever'
A woman from Arizona made a detailed “Know Your F-ng Wife” guide, so her husband can make decisions and buy her gifts without asking her the same questions over and over again and the Internet loves it. The woman went viral when she shared a TikTok video of herself filling a binder with information about her preferences, including her favorite food preparations and shoe styles.
She said, “After 20 years together, my husband still can't remember what I like on my pizza or what size shoe I wear or the names of some of my family members.” She continued, “But that doesn't mean he doesn't love me. He does lots of things to show me that he loves me. It just means that his brain doesn't work that way, so let's help him out instead of being b****y about it.” The video has been viewed more than 4.1 million times and one user insisted she should market an “actual workbook that people can buy.”
For the 37% Who Care, These Are America’s Favorite Summer Olympic Sports
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics kicking off tomorrow, only one in three Americans (37%) are interested in this year’s Games. For 43% of those Americans who are interested in this year’s Olympics, swimming tops the list of favorite Olympic sports. 39% say artistic gymnastics is one of their favorite events. Female Olympic fans are almost three times as likely as men to say artistic gymnastics is one of their favorite summer Olympic sports. Women are also more likely than men to choose diving (43% vs 29%) and rhythmic gymnastics (29% vs 9%) as their favorite sports. Men are about three times as likely as women to say boxing is one of their favorite sports (22% vs 7%). They’re also more likely than women to say basketball (24% vs 14%) and beach volleyball (24% vs 17%) are among their favorite summer Olympic events.
A Hot Fitness Trend Among Olympians: Blood Flow Restriction
The trendy training and recovery method some Olympic athletes have adopted this year appears to be… tourniquets. The idea is pretty straightforward: temporarily cut off blood flow to certain muscles, the idea being that it tricks the brain into sending more "healing powers" to those muscles, which some research suggests allows muscle mass to build more quickly. American swimmer Michael Andrew and marathoner Galen Rupp, both use the technique in training. According to Men’s Health, this technique is also embraced by the likes of Hollywood bigwigs like Mark Wahlberg.
(Embarrassing)... Mom's THONG Was Stuck to Her Child’s Velcro Shoe All Day
A mom is going viral for her hilarious underwear mishap. Mom and TikToker, Gracie Noe (@gracienoe) recorded the moment she learned that her thong has been stuck to her child’s velcro shoe all day. In the video, Gracie films her face as her daughter’s horrifying story unfolds — and as one commenter observed, it’s like “watching [her] go through the five stages of grief.” Gracie’s daughter explains, “I was gonna walk to class when a teacher, and I saw a teacher, and they said, ‘There’s something on your shoe honey.’” She continues, “And then I stomped all the way to the principal and said, ‘This is my mom’s underwear. Our house is messy.’ And she said, ‘Just put it in your pocket.’” “And then I got to class, and I said, ‘This was on my shoe this morning,’ and I showed them the underwear, and she said to put it in my backpack." Gracie summed up her feelings in the caption, “Currently looking for a new school for my 6-year-old. #whyshedomelikethat #sendhelp”
You’re Not Imagining It – Mosquitoes Really Might Be Biting You More Than Others
Mosquitoes may be more likely to bite you than others. Experts say mosquitoes are attracted to a variety of different cues. Among those cues are certain compounds in our skin like lactic acid and octenol. And the more you sweat, the more of these compounds are going to be produced. But different people produce different levels due to genetics. Mosquitoes are also attracted to body heat and carbon dioxide.
Nearly 100 More Cases of Unruly Passengers... This Week
The FAA revealed that nearly 100 more incidents of unruly passenger aboard airlines in the US took place last week alone. The latest incidents brought the total of unruly passenger reports to 3,509 so far this year. The majority of the reported incidents, 2,605, are classified by the FAA as related to the nationwide mask mandate that remains in place for flights and public transit.
Someone Studied The Effectiveness Of Those Clever Interstate Message Signs
Those clever highway signs actually work, as long as they don’t include sports talk. Researchers showed 300 drivers nearly 80 messages and used a special brain mapping helmet that measured reactions. They found that humor and wordplay, followed by holiday or seasonal messages and pop culture garnered the most brain activity. The researchers recommended that there should be more messages that evoke an emotional response, and the signs should avoid sports talk… those messages were less understood by 10%.
Woman Accused of Skinny-Dipping in Stranger’s Pool
A 42-year-old Florida woman is accused of skinny-dipping in a stranger’s pool and refused multiple requests to leave. The homeowner told deputies he returned home and noticed a naked stranger in his pool after spotting clothing scattered across the lanai. Deputies said when they arrived at the home the woman was hostile toward officers and told them to leave her alone. Deputies even asked her to get dressed and to get out of the pool several times. Once she was dressed she attempted to resist arrest. She told officers she would not be going anywhere, but deputies eventually arrested her and transported her to jail.
US Life Expectancy in 2020 Saw the Biggest Drop Since WWII
U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, which is the largest one-year decline since World War II. For both Black Americans and Hispanic Americans life expectancy dropped by three years. The drop is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. More than 3.3 million Americans died last year, far more than any other year in U.S. history, with COVID-19 accounting for about 11% of those deaths. Drug overdoses also pushed life expectancy down. MORE: Life expectancy is an estimate of the average number of years a baby born in a given year might expect to live. In 2019, U.S. life expectancy was 78 years, 10 months. Last year it dropped to about 77 years, 4 months. Life expectancy fell nearly two years for men, but about one year for women. The CDC estimated life expectancy of 74 years, 6 months for boys vs. 80 years, 2 months for girls. More than 80% of last year’s COVID deaths were people 65 and older. That actually diminished the pandemic’s toll on life expectancy at birth, which is swayed more by deaths of younger adults and children than those among seniors.
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Man Taunts His Vacationing Mom On Her Ring Camera
An apparently inebriated man was caught a Ring outside his parents home, talking to his mother and assuming she's watching from her vacation spot. He threatens to go into her house and turn the thermostat down to 62.
Mom Finds Her Thong Was Stuck To Her Child's Shoe All Day
A mom went viral for her hilarious underwear mishap. Mom and TikToker, Gracie Noe (@gracienoe) recorded the moment she learned about the shocking incident. It was the way her child explained the situation to her teachers that really curled related to viewers.