Content for Tuesday, August 24
Most Pet Owners Prefer Telling Deepest Secrets to Their Furry Friends Than Other Humans
A new survey of 2,000 American pet owners found that 62% would rather tell all their secrets to their pets than another human. What respondents love most about their pets is their loyalty, which is why 88% believe having them by their side makes their life feel more complete. For a quarter, they have never gone a day without a pet by their side and 72% feel depressed without them around. If respondents go on a trip, 64% will ask a close family member to watch their pet while they are away. 4 in 5 Americans say their pet has taught them to be a better, more responsible person. Just as many add their pet has brought them nothing but complete joy.
What Makes You So Successful, Based On Your Birth Month
Here are the 12 birth months, and what they say about what makes you successful: January Your initiative, your ambition, and your unwavering determination to succeed at what you do. Nothing and no one can deter you from your goals and fulfill your destiny to be a person of greatness that you’re proud to be. February Your creativity, your vigor drive to start and complete all your projects, and your free-spirit nature allows you to bend the rules and live a life of your own choosing that is outside of social boundaries. March Your intuition to follow your dream, your limitless imagination, and your passion that push you to pen down your most evocative work that best reveals your true self. April Your zest to live life with no regret, your commitment to being fully in the moment and cherishing every single moment with your loved ones, and your fiery belief to commit fully to what you are after. May Your insightful perspective, the strong communication skills that allow you to resonate with anyone, and your harmonious outlook in life allow you to live a balanced life of great fun and fulfilling work. June Your ingenious ideas seek to inspire and encourage others, your vision to make your plans a reality, and your dogged persistence to share it with the world. July Your enthusiasm to live life to the fullest, your spontaneity to go with the flow and be content with what you have, and the infectious optimism that makes you a positive influence on others. August The analytic and logical thinking that spur you to make the best decision possible, your opinionated nature, and your firm principles to stand up for the cause that you believe in. September The high standards that make you strive to create your best work yet, your creativity to optimize your potential, and your kindness to help others to succeed and be their best selves. October Your optimism to see the bright side of life despite the overwhelming odds against you, your independence to carving your own time for dreams that keep you awake, and your fierce loyalty to protect your loved ones. November Your intensity to put in your one hundred percent into what you believe in, your fearlessness to go after what you want even if it means taking the road less traveled. December Your penchant for adventures, your free-spirit nature to make all of Earth your home, and your dissatisfaction with the status quo pushes you to constantly search for more.
The Internet Can’t Get Enough of the Viral #MilkCrateChallenge
Social media users have been posting videos of the #MilkCrateChallenge. It's a viral trend in which participants attempt to climb a staircase of milk crates without falling. It may sound like a pretty simple task, the challenge has proven to be quite difficult for most. When stacked on top of one another, they provide very little stabilization. The higher an individual climbs up the staircase, the harder it becomes to stay balanced, especially on uneven surfaces like lawns. Some participants have successfully completed the challenge, but the vast majority have failed miserably.
Man Uses The Jumobtron At A Minor League Baseball Game To Dump His Girlfriend
A man in Ohio dumped his girlfriend at a minor league baseball game using the Jumbotron. During the Fan Shout Outs, the man wrote “Alyssa, this relationship is OVER. -Tim”. And if it wasn’t bad enough for Alyssa, the PA announcer for the Akron Rubberducks also read the message.
Ben Affleck Seen Browsing Engagement Rings at Tiffany’s
Ben Affleck was seen browsing engagement rings at the Century City, Calif. Tiffany’s with his mom Sam and son Samuel Monday — presumably for his on-again love Jennifer Lopez. Affleck first popped the question to Lopez back in November 2002, using a 6.1-carat pink diamond by Harry Winston that reportedly cost $2.5 million. But the couple decided to postpone their planned 2003 wedding, blaming “excessive media attention” in a statement. The couple officially broke things off in 2004. Lopez and Affleck sparked things back up in April, just a month after she ended her two-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez.
Mayim Bialik To Fill In As Interim 'Jeopardy!' Host, Although Producers Want Her Permanently
Mayim Bialik is filling in as the host of "Jeopardy!" after Mike Richards stepped down when clips resurfaced featuring him making disparaging comments about women and other groups. “The Big Bang Theory” actress was also recently announced as the host for the “Jeopardy!” primetime and spinoff series. She's has been tapped to replace Richards on a short-term basis.
Bialik is currently scheduled to tape three weeks-worth of episodes and additional guest hosts will be announced as production continues on the upcoming season. HOWEVER... TMZ reports "Jeopardy!" produces really are doing everything possible to work around Mayim's schedule in order to record as many episodes with her hosting the daily syndicated version, with the ultimate goal of her taking over full-time. Sony bosses have even offered up the possibility of shooting on weekends and normal hiatus weeks to squeeze in more shows with Mayim. She's already locked in for 15 episodes.
NFL: 'Madden NFL 22' Predicts the 2021 Season
Yahoo Sports has simulated an entire NFL season in the latest edition of the “Madden” video game. Here is what “Madden NFL 22” predicts will happen in the 2021 NFL season: This year’s version of “Madden” featured last year’s Super Bowl QBs on the cover in Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes put together perhaps the best offensive season in history, throwing for a record 5,663 yards and a 54-7 TD-INT ratio and winning both the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards. In Brady's age-44 season, he threw for what would have been a record 5,548 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Brady also completed 70 percent of his passes and picked up the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The Cowboys locked down the NFC East thanks to the return of Dak Prescott. The Eagles signed Colin Kaepernick to be their starting quarterback. He had career highs in yards and TDs with the Eagles, but Philadelphia finished third in the division at 7-10 and missed the playoffs. Newcomers Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields proved they were ready for the NFL in a big way.Lawrence threw for 4,523 yards with 33 TDs and 14 INTs, while Fields tossed for 4,518 yards 37 TDs and 13 INTs. Both rookie QBs managed to win their divisions and make the playoffs. The Patriots won the AFC East behind Cam Newton. Matt Stafford struggled to guide the Rams offense, leading the team to a 4-13 record. Jared Goff missed the playoffs by finishing 7-10 with the Detroit Lions. Nick Chubb finished with 1,993 yards on the ground and added 17 TDs for the 13-4 Browns, who also finished with the 2nd best overall offense in the NFL. Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey had huge seasons in the “Madden” simulation. Barkley tallied a career high 1,607 yards rushing and had 9 TDs while McCaffrey had a similar career year with 1,537 yards and 17 TDs. In the AFC, five of the seven playoff teams were the same as last season, with division winners Jacksonville and New England crashing the party in the simulation. The Ravens locked up the top seed, forcing Kansas City to win three games en route to advancing to its third Super Bowl in a row. In the NFC, only the Bucs — who captured the No.1 seed — and Bears returned from 2020. The Cowboys, 49ers, Giants, Falcons and the NFC champion Panthers were all newcomers. Mahomes and Kansas City defeated Carolina 38-26.
Taylor Swift Finally Joins TikTok
Taylor Swift joined TikTok and her first post is her rapping along to Dave’s “Screwface Capital”. Besides using her first video to promote the vinyl edition of her forthcoming “Red” re-recording, Taylor also made it a point to let her fans know that it’s time to “let the games begin” now that she’s joined TikTok. She captioned the clip with, “Lots going on at the moment: Red (my version) vinyl is up for presale on my site and oh I’m on TikTok now let the games begin.” Taylor raps along as November 19th appears on the screen for the “Red” vinyl release date.
Britney Spears' Dad Jamie Claims Her 'Addiction and Mental Health Issues' Are Far More Serious Than Revealed
Britney Spears father Jamie Spears says his daughter's struggles with "addiction and mental health issues” are far more serious than the public knows. Jamie, who recently agreed to step down as a conservator of Britney’s estate after 13 years, just filed court documents where he claimed people would “praise” him if they knew "highly confidential” information about the severity of Britney’s issues. In a 15-page filing to Los Angeles County Court filed earlier this month, He said, “If the public knew all the facts of Ms. Spears' personal life, not only her highs but also her lows, all of the addiction and mental health issues that she has struggled with, and all of the challenges of the Conservatorship, they would praise Mr. Spears for the job he has done, not vilify him.” MORE: In the filings, Jamie denied being in control of Britney's prescription drug plan and said medication was supervised by former conservator Jodi Montgomery. He says the treatment plan was agreed upon with Montgomery, Britney's late psychiatrist Dr. Benson, her ex-lawyer Sam Ingham III, and other medical experts. Jamie claimed his main role in Britney's medical treatment was paying the bills, noting that Montgomery was given $10k a month to handle the matter, but medical costs often “went over that.” Jamie stressed his only goal has been to “save” his daughter. He added, “There is no doubt that the Conservatorship saved Ms. Spears from disaster, supported her when she needed it the most, protected her and her reputation from harm, and facilitated the restoration of her career.” While he acknowledged that Britney felt "constrained" by her treatment plan, the doctors say the treatments were joint decisions made to safeguard her from self-harm. Jamie added that he was willing to step aside in order to keep his daughter from having to deal with a draining “public feud.” Jamie feels like he shouldn’t be removed or suspended, but plans to step down at an appropriate time.
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Dad Accidentally Ruins Son's College Announcement
Football recruit Jalil Tucker narrowed his college possibilities down to Oregon, Florida State or Washington. He appeared on T.V. in San Diego to announce his choice, but his dad spoiled the news while first talking to the host. Here's the moment Tucker’s dad accidentally revealed the school too early.
Pfizer Vaccine Gets Full FDA Approval
The Food and Drug Administration officiall approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, becomeing the first vaccine to do so. President Biden talked about the approval.
Biden said those who were waiting for the FDA to approval to, “The moment you've been waiting for is here..."
50 Cent Says His Mom Put Toys In His Socks To Use As Weapons
50 Cent told Page Six that his mom Sabrina put toys in socks to create makeshift weapons to use in fights.
Snoop Dogg on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest host Stephen A. Smith jokes about the 'milk crate challenge'.