Content for Thursday, Sept 23
Digital Hoarders: 3 in 5 People Hardly Ever Delete Photos from their Smartphones
Six in 10 Americans say they’ve become more reliant on their tech than ever before. According to a new study, 56 percent admit they’ve been storing even more photos on their devices since March 2020. Photos and videos take up 44 percent of digital storage, followed by documents (41%) and screenshots (38%). Two in three Americans admit their camera roll is a bit of a wreck and could probably use an organizing guru. While 66 percent have become more organized and embraced a more streamlined digital lifestyle, more than half a year has passed since they’ve “cleaned house” on their old files. The oldest files on average across all devices are four years old. Six in 10 almost never delete pictures and video from any of their devices. TOP 5 REASONS FOR NOT DELETING OLD FILES
They are memories I could never delete from my devices – 43%
I feel bad deleting old files (pictures, videos, etc.) – 43%
I may need those files in the future – 36%
I don’t have time – 32%
I want to be able to show people these files – 31%
TikTokers Love Booze: 98% Of Videos Hashtagged '#Alcohol' Portray Drinking In A Positive Light
98 of the top 100 videos on TikTok using the hashtag "#alcohol" portrayed drinking in a positive light. Researchers say the 100 videos they analyzed had 1.7 billion views and more than 40% were guide videos featuring recipes. And they say many of the videos promoted the connection between alcohol and friendship. Another issue is these videos were easily accessible through a simple Internet search and can be viewed by kids.
Wife Quits Her Job Without Telling Hubby, He Cancels Her Favorite TV Streaming Subscription
A father-of-two came under fire online after he admitted he cut off his wife's TV streaming subscription service because he wanted her to get a job. The man said his wife of five years became a stay-at-home mother without consulting him on whether that's something he was OK with. Because of that, he says money was tighter than he'd like it to be. The man explained that both he and his wife had jobs when they got married, but that she quit her position soon after because she didn't like her role. Whenever he asked his wife when she would start looking for another job, she would tell him to stop pressuring her. The couple ended up having two children back-to-back, with their son now aged three, and their daughter one year-and-a-half. 'A few months after she was born when I asked my wife what her plans were job-wise she finally just said "I don't want to go back to work. You make enough for us to get by. Just let me be a wife and mother.” In return, he explained: 'I basically don't have to do anything around the house. And she is a great mother to our kids. I am quite lucky in many ways.' 'I don't feel as if I signed up for this. We were both working when we got married and I never thought we'd have to live on just my income. I've tried to talk to her about going back to work - even part time - to help our financial situation several times but she just won't hear it.' He said he cut off some of the family subscription which she was not best pleased with, and the pair ended up in a fight. People had mixed opinions about the story, with many feeling the couple were both making financial decisions unilaterally instead of together. 'Unilaterally canceling streaming services in the middle of shows she was watching without talking to her is rude.’ ‘Her refusal to consider going back to work at the expense of her family’s well being is not acting like a partner.' 'Canceling some streaming services if you're struggling to budget is a perfectly sensible thing to do, but the way they went about it comes across as a petty "punishment". 'If they keep this kind of attitude up, he'll resent her for being "lazy" and she'll resent him for being "controlling" and the whole thing will fall apart.'
Winning $432 Million Mega Millions Ticket was Bought in Manhattan
A Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in a Manhattan pizza joint won $432 million on Tuesday night. The lucky ticket, sold at Pronto Pizza on West 48th Street in the Diamond District, was the only winner. The jackpot will be about $315 million as a cash lump sum, working out to about $192 million after taxes. The pizza joint will also get a slice, with a $10,000 commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket. The jackpot has grown so huge because there hasn’t been a winner since June 8. The next drawing, tomorrow night, resets to $20 million.
This Is Not The Year To Put Off Holiday Shopping: Why You Should Get Started Now
Experts are warning you should start shopping for the holidays as soon as possible. They say the issue this year, is it may be an even bigger challenge to find toys, electronics, and apparel than usual… even if you're not seeking the most popular items on the market. Over the summer, a number of ports and railways overseas sustained damage from flooding and other weather events. At the same time, some factories overseas shut down due to COVID outbreaks. The supply chain issues and shipping delays could make it more difficult for you to get your hands on the items you want for the holidays. So if you want to avoid disappointment, you'd be wise to do your shopping in advance, before everything flies off the shelves.
Football Coach Picks up $14,448 Beer Tab for Fans
Portland State football coach Bruce Barnum had offered to buy the beers for fans who came out to see his Vikings take on Western Oregon at Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday. He got his wish… his team won in front of 3,124 fans, and he kept his promise about the beer. Barnum tweeted a photo showing the final tab he paid for fans’ beers: $14,448. Barnum made the free beer offer last week while he was on a local radio show. When asked how many beers he would buy, Barnum told Canzano: “All of them.” In all, he bought 786 IPAs and 1,260 Coors Lights.
Jones Soda Brings Back Its TURKEY & GRAVY Flavor For The First Time In Over A Decade
Jones Soda is bringing back its limited-edition turkey and gravy flavor for the first time in over a decade. Just 35,000 bottles of the limited-edition drink will be sold and each bottle will be individually numbered for collectability. The company says that they tweaked the recipe to make it taste even more authentically like a turkey dinner The turkey and gravy soda is expected to hit stores in the US next week.
Kim Kardashian is Hosting an 'SNL' Episode Next Month
Kim Kardashian will be appearing on 'SNL' this season. Kim's taking up hosting duties for an episode to air October 9 for the upcoming 47th season. She’s accompanying musical guest Halsey. None of the Kardashians have ever hosted ‘SNL’. The other hosts for this season include Owen Wilson, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis. Musical guests include Young Thug, Brandi Carlile and Kacey Musgraves.
Trendy Fasting Diets Practiced By The Likes Of Jennifer Aniston May Cut Risk Of Heart Disease-- And Are 'Simpler' Than Cutting Calories
Doctors say those trendy fasting diets loved by celebrities could help to prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The trend usually involves sticking to your usual diet but eating everything within a six to eight-hour window. Doctors now say intermittent fasting can improve sleep and a person’s quality of life as well as reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. They add that time-restricted eating is also much easier to follow than other diets.
Battling' Rona? "DO NOT Put Hydrogen Peroxide Into Your Nebulizer And Breathe It In"
A leading asthma patient group has issued a warning against a coronavirus treatment circulating on social media that is leading some people to post videos of themselves breathing in hydrogen peroxide through a nebulizer. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called the practice "concerning and dangerous", emphasizing that it will neither treat nor prevent the virus and is harmful to the lungs. They wrote, "DO NOT put hydrogen peroxide into your nebulizer and breathe it in. This is dangerous!" Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic more commonly used to prevent infection from minor cuts, burns and scrapes. It is also used as a tooth whitener in some toothpastes, and as a common household cleaning agent. But it can be poisonous for humans if swallowed in strong enough concentrations. The AAFA recommends against inhaling it in through a nebulizer, a medical machine which turns medications into breathable mist. "Only use asthma medicine prescribed by your doctor in your nebulizer. Other chemicals can be harmful to your lungs."
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Netflix Releases Full Trailer For Britney Spears Documentary
Netflix is releasing a documentary about Britney Spears‘ conservatorship battle called Britney vs Spears. They released a full version of the trailer yesterday.
5-Year Old Girl Thinks Mom Is An Alien After Finding Passport
A 5-year-old was not happy after finding her mother’s passport. In fact, she thought Mom was an alien from outer space. “Shoulda never let her watch ‘MIB’ (”Men In Black),” Shaakira Brandon wrote on Twitter. In MIB, the aliens use passports to stay on Earth.
John Stamos' Son Was Shy Meeting Drew Barrymore
John Stamos talked with 'The Drew Barrymore Show' remotely and wanted to introduce his 3-year-old son Billy, who is a 'ET' fan, to Drew, who played 'Gertie' in the film.
Trump Throw Shade At Biden While Playing Golf
On the golf course, Donald Trump poked fun at President Biden. Trump hit the ball, then said, "You think Biden can hit a ball like that?"