Content for Tuesday, July 13
Top Secrets People Keep From Friends and Family
A recent survey asked respondents about their deepest secrets. It turns out that mental health, hygiene, and affairs top the list of things we hide from others. The survey reveals that mental health issues are the number one most common secret among adults. After that, an embarrassing or “cringeworthy” incident comes in at number two with a third of respondents admitting to keeping such mistakes to themselves. Close to 1 in 5 adults keep their secrets simply to avoid relationship issues. Just over 1 in 10 even admit to keeping a secret to avoid police scrutiny. 16% don’t even dare tell their best friends about their secrets and another 16% don’t tell their partners the whole truth all the time. Within that group, 14% also say they constantly dread their significant other uncovering a hidden truth. Top 25 Secrets People Keep From Friends and Family: 1. Mental health issues 2. Embarrassing incidents 3. Internet history 4. Eating/snacking habits 5. Hygiene habits 6. Number of past sex partners 7. Bank/credit card statements 8. Faking an illness in the past to avoid a commitment 9. Affairs/infidelities 10. One night stands 11. Illnesses 12. Smoking habits 13. Faking an illness to avoid work 14. Money spent on food 15. Fears/phobias 16. Supporting an unpopular football team 17. Time spent at the bar/pub 18. Buying expensive items online 19. Drug use 20. Alcohol abuse 21. Having a celebrity crush 22. How good you are, or aren’t at something 23. Being on a diet 24. Political opinions 25. Family history
The No-Bra Movement is Taking Over 2021 Fashion
If you are shopping online, seeing dress after dress with an open back, spaghetti straps or excessively low-cut style, they are the result of the rising braless movement. Fashion articles have been declaring "the end of the line for the bra.” The pandemic allowed people all over the world to prioritize comfort over style and, in turn, enabled many women to do away with uncomfortable and restricting bras. One blogger said, “As a busty woman who feels most comfortable wearing a bra (usually a wireless one, let's be honest), I can't help but feel excluded. Going braless has rarely felt like an option for me.” She's not alone. Many women are saying this latest fashion trend is actually non-inclusive. According to Dr. Sarah Nutter, an expert in weight stigma and body image, “When we’re feeling as though our bodies aren’t accepted and don’t have a place in the world, that can lead to some potentially really harmful consequences including mental health struggles, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and so on.”
People Share the Pettiest Reasons They Refused to Date Someone
A Reddit user recently asked, “What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?” Here are some of the best responses: 1. “He stared at me blankly when I said the word 'Republican' when describing one of my family members. I followed up, and sure enough, he literally had no idea what the word meant and didn't know about our largely two-party system." 2. "She kept using the chick emoji when she texted and said 'hewwo' instead of hello.” 3. "A very attractive, fun, smart woman asked me if I wanted to go get ice cream with her. I turned her down, but she kept asking. Finally I had to tell her I was turning her down because she had both my mother's first and last names. She laughed a lot and agreed we couldn't date." 4. "One day he said he liked watching commercials on TV, and that was that.” 5. "She didn't know that foxes were real animals. She thought they were mythical and just in movies." 6. "He would call me his 'beautiful angle.' He really didn't know how to spell angel. For five months I put up with being an angle." 7. "He wore a Bluetooth piece in his ear. The constant blue light blinking from the side of his head was too much for me." 8. "They walked with T. rex arms. Not while standing or sitting. Just walking.” 9. "When I was in college, a girl wouldn't go on a second date with me because my dorm room was too clean.” 10. "She thought every cup/mug held the same volume of liquid and burned her hand transferring a beverage that was clearly larger than the intended holder.” 11. "He didn’t rerack his weights. I will never, for the life of me, understand why people don’t return their weights." 12. "They had the same first name as both my brother and father." 13. "They did that thing where they inflect their voice upward at the end of everything they say as if it were a question. After about 10 minutes talking to them, I was completely done." 14. "His laugh was the weirdest-sounding laugh I’ve ever heard. The first time I heard it, I was like, 'Nope, can’t deal with that for the rest of my life.'" 15. "He asked my roommate out on a date. They went out, and she said he spent the whole time asking about me. Apparently he had what he thought was a brilliant plan to go out with my roommate so I would become jealous and want to go out with him."
10 Most Stressed, and Least Stressed, Cities in America
Researchers at WalletHub looked at 182 of America's most populated cities to see which were most, and least, stressed. They examined more than three dozen metrics in four main categories: work stress, which covers everything from how many hours people put in on the job per week to commute times and unemployment rates; financial stress (i.e., household income, debt, and poverty rates, among other factors); family stress, including separation and divorce rates, as well as the cost of child care; and health and safety stress. Cleveland is the most stressed city in America, according to the findings, while South Burlington in Vermont is the least. Most Stressed Cities 1. Cleveland 2. Detroit 3. New Orleans 4. Baltimore 5. Newark, NJ 6. San Bernardino, Calif. 7. Birmingham, Ala. 8. North Las Vegas, Nev. 9. Philadelphia 10. Memphis, Tenn. Least Stressed Cities 173. Burlington, Vt. 174. Lincoln, Neb. 175. Bismarck, ND 176. Overland Park, Kan. 177. Fargo, ND 178, Columbia, Md. 179. Nashua, NH 180. Madison, Wis. 181. Fremont, Calif. 182. South Burlington, Vt.
NHL: Lightning Stars Take Stanley Cup On Jet Ski Ride. (Spoiler Alert… It Gets Dented)
Tampa Bay Lightning stars Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov took a break from the team’s championship boat parade to take the Stanley Cup out for a jet ski ride yesterday. Problem is, they put an actual dent in the trophy. One that will require some repairs to be made. The two put the trophy up front near the steering column, and took off on the water. At one point, the guys maneuvered it all the way over to a packed crowd so they could see it. No word on how it got damaged, but rest assured, it's not thee Stanley Cup. That one is in the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The one the guys were playing with yesterday is the "Presentation Cup”. That trophy has been repaired multiple times in the past.
Dentists Respond to Latest Tik Tok Trend: Whitening Your Teeth with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is Not Safe
There’s a new TikTok trend where people are using the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to whiten their teeth. Dentists and doctors say it’s not safe. Magic Erasers are cleaning sponges that contain chemicals. The trend started last month when user "theheatherdunn" posted a TikTok video showing how she whitens her teeth with a small piece of a Magic Eraser. The video has more than 255,800 likes and more than 5,000 comments. In those comments, Dr. Benjamin Winters, an orthodontist from Plano, Texas, was shocked by Dunn's video, saying: “A Magic Eraser is actually made of melanine foam. It's basically foam that's hard as glass and acts as a really abrasive sandpaper, meaning, yeah, your teeth are white because you scrubbed all the enamel off. So, in fact, no, don't do this.” Other doctors chimed in and agreed, given the list of ingredients in Magic Erasers. Magic Erasers contain melamine, sulfurous acid, formaldehyde, and sodium. Two of those chemicals, sulfurous acid and formaldehyde.
Backstreet Boys Announce 'A Very Backstreet Christmas Party' Las Vegas Holiday Residency
The Backstreet Boys are headed back to Las Vegas for a Christmas-themed residency. "A Very Backstreet Christmas Party" will see 12 holiday shows at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in November and December. The shows will feature holiday classics and the boy band's biggest hits. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster's website with prices starting at $89 plus taxes and fees.
People Are Sharing The Things That Made Them Walk Out On First Dates
Recently, Reddit user u/Eseohii23 asked the question, "Those who’ve walked out on first dates, what was your 'I’m out of here' moment?" Here are some of their wildest stories. "She had 22 cats and would just randomly take in strays. She wouldn't give them any vet care and was planning on keeping a recent litter. I paid the bartender when she went to the bathroom and hyper-walked to the door. I immediately forwarded her contact info and a summary of what she told me to the humane society." —FluffyProphet "I went to meet a guy for the first time at his house and there was a pile of toenail clippings on his coffee table.And it wasn’t one recent clipping. It was, like, MANY clippings. Out the door I went." —Amos_Moses83 "I had a first date with a girl who insisted we go to a really expensive place, where she ordered a $25 appetizer, $45 steak, and a $15 drink. The whole time, she kept taking calls and answering texts. The waitress noticed and motioned for me from behind her. I excused myself, and the waitress had separate bills all made up and asked if I wanted to pay my share and leave her at the table. I said, 'That would be wonderful!' So I did." —ELPwork "He invited me and a friend to play dodgeball with a group of folks I’d never met. We were hanging out in the parking lot before the first game, and out of nowhere, he grabbed a ball and threw it at my crotch as hard as he could and screamed, 'Wham, bam, right in the clam!' I immediately turned to my friend and asked if she was ready to leave." —Monpetitvulcan616 "She brought her pet rat with her (she kept it hanging out of her bra) and she fed it french fries. She also casually mentioned she had warrants, so I just faked an emergency and bailed." —tacobelmont "Within 10 minutes of meeting my date, he started making sexual comments and 'joking' about following me home so he could stalk me if I rejected him. I got out with the help of a bartender who let me leave out the back door." —VaginalSharknado "She finally let it slip that she had a boyfriend 'but it was totally fine because things had been going bad for a long time and she was going to break up with him.' My thoughts were that if she would do that to him, she'd do it to me too. No thanks." —Powerctx "Went to pick up my blind date. She opened the door, looked at me, and said, 'Ew.' I looked at her and said, 'Yeah, I agree!' and turned on my heel and left. Total date time was less than five minutes!" —Outlander56 "I walked into a guy’s house and heard his mom yell out, 'Guy, who the hell is that? I told you I didn’t want any more girls in here!' I turned around and walked out." —womIntrovert84 "We sat down for dinner and had a decent but uninspired conversation. Ordered, food arrives. As we started eating, she shushed me and said, 'No more talking, I'm just here for the food.' I dropped a $20 on the table and walked out." —LightningZ71 "I had a first date with a girl who told me, 'Actually, I'm engaged, but I'm not 100% sure if he's the right one, so I'm going to go out on a few dates to see if I change my mind.' Check please!" —gold_and_diamond
Gas Prices Hit Record-High Of $3.14 A Gallon
The average price of gas across the US hit a record high as demand continues to rise. The national average price of regular-grade gasoline rose by about a penny over the past week, going from $3.13 to $3.14. That’s up from $0.94 from a year ago when gas was $2.20 a gallon during the middle of the pandemic. The prices are on the rise because demand is at a high as Americans look to travel this summer due to the eased pandemic restrictions.
(POLITICS)... DNC Wants Phone Companies To Police Text Messages For Vaccine Misinformation
The Democratic National Committee reportedly wants Short Message Service (SMS) carriers to step in and police private text messages as part of a new push against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. Politico reports that allies of President Joe Biden, including the DNC, plan to “engage fact-checkers more aggressively” and work alongside phone companies to combat misinformation about vaccines shared via social media and private SMS messages. White House officials are particularly frustrated with the characterization by some Republicans of their door-to-door pro-vaccination campaign. The Biden administration has blamed misinformation for contributing to vaccine hesitancy and slowing down the country’s vaccination campaign. Biden set a goal of achieving a 70% vaccination rate by July 4, but the U.S. fell just short of that benchmark.
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Man Bored In Traffic Jam Jumps From Bridge In Viral Stunt Video
A Louisiana man bored in a major traffic jam jumped fully clothed into the alligator-infested Atchafalaya River from an interstate bridge, and now says he’s lucky to be alive. “I started going under and almost drowned a few times. I really and truly thought it was the end of my time,” Jimmy Ivan Jennings, 26, told the Daily News. “I asked God for forgiveness. I forgave everyone in my life. It was hectic.” Here's audio of a witness filming his stunt.
Drake Bell Sentenced To Two Years
Drake Bell speaks after being sentenced. Drake Bell was sentenced to two years probation and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to attempted child endangerment and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles. The incident happened in 2017 with a girl who met him online and went to his concert at age 15. The interactions with the girl turned inappropriate after he sent her social media messages.
Stephen A. Smith Gets Backlash After Racist Comment
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith says he doesn't like that he speaks through an interpreter. Angels star Shohei Ohtani is a top player as a batter and pitcher, something not seen in baseball since Babe Ruth.