Content for Tuesday, June 8


Most Americans say they won’t Ride with, or Date, Unsafe Drivers


According to a new survey, 56% of American drivers would not date someone who they consider to be an unsafe driver. 18% of Americans say they’ve ended things with a partner due to their driving habits. The study found that 78 percent of respondents agree that the way a person drives says a lot about their personality. Three out of four believe that the way a person takes care of their car also says a lot about what that driver is really like. Nearly half the poll (46%) feel that drivers who follow the rules of the road are more trustworthy. Respondents also view drivers who take care of their cars as responsible (52%) and more reliable (43%). Three out of four respondents characterize drivers who don’t wear seat belts as “reckless.” 42% call drivers who tend to speed dangerous and 24% consider them impulsive.



PARENTING: The Average Room Only Stays Clutter-Free For... 17 Minutes


According to a new study, the average home goes through 2,184 pounds of laundry a year and kids may be a large part of the reason why. The average child goes through three outfits on a typical day. Researchers asked 2,000 U.S. parents with children aged 3–18 about home messes and found that kids are so active and are so messy that the average room only stays clutter-free for 17 minutes. The survey shows the living room, main bathroom and kitchen are among the hardest-hit areas of the home. Seventy-two percent said they feel their home barely stays clean for more than a few minutes before the next mess happens, and 64% admit there’s currently a mess they’re putting off. Forget the terrible twos, it’s the “spirited sevens” that are, on average, the messiest of the bunch. But, despite their messiness, 7-year-olds are also the most likely to help with clean-up. ROOMS THAT STAY CLEAN FOR THE SHORTEST AMOUNT OF TIME: Living room/family room 34% Main bathroom 34% Kitchen 32% Master bathroom 26% Children’s bedrooms 22% CHORES THAT KIDS LIKE TO HELP OUT WITH: Loading the dishwasher 36% Clearing dishes 34% Cooking meals 33% Taking out the trash 29% Laundry 23%



Hotel Employees Share Their Darkest Secrets


People who work in fancy hotels have revealed behind-the-scenes secrets in a viral thread on Reddit and it turns out even the nicest resorts on the planet might be hiding some dark secrets. It all started when Reddit user asked, "People who work at five-star hotels, What type of shit goes on that management doesn’t want people to know?” Here are some of the wildest responses: "Guests don't know what goes on in the room next to you. This week we had to evict and have arrested a couple for causing over $15K in damages to a room. This was done quietly late at night, and the nearby rooms never found out.” "I worked in security, and housekeeping called us all the time for drugs they’d find in a room. The first thing we’d ask for is the room number, and we’d look up the name of the guest. If it was a VIP or someone important to us, we’d tell them to leave it there and we’d 'take care of it'... Basically, you could have cocaine in your room if you spent enough money.” "Lots of cheating spouses under fake names (and you can’t confirm if they’re there when the spouse calls pissed), jacuzzi and swimming pool deaths (usually from alcohol), guests exposing themselves to female staff frequently, especially housekeepers and room service.” "Bedbugs. They happen in every hotel. You might be paying $5K a night, but your luggage was in the hold with everyone else's. If there's only one or two bugs and none in the adjacent rooms, then you brought them in.” "Husbands will say hello to staff with their other woman on their arm on Thursday night, and their wife on Friday night.” "A lot of lonely people go on vacation to end their life. Happens a lot but is never mentioned on the news." "The staff is not nearly as impressed by famous people as some of them seemed to think we should be. It was a fancy hotel. We had rich and famous guests all the time. And it was usually the ones nowhere near the top of the ladder who tried to be the most imperious, and expected the most deference. If you have to try to convince us you're high status, you aren’t.” "At a certain Beverly Hills hotel, where I valeted for a short amount of time, many stars' cars are just left there. They come and get them whenever. There was also a code name for Justin Bieber who visited often (I can’t remember it. He picked it himself.) His G-wagon and a Bentley were just kept down there, free of charge. Usher also left his bike there a few years back, and just never collected it." "Hockey players are the nicest athletes by a wide margin. Royalty is great, or more likely, awful. A-list celebrities want to be left alone or treated as just another person. Politicians are bigger assholes when they’re with their families. Saw lots of sex, drugs, underage drinking, escorts, the usual." "A famous teen celebrity left a room full of needles and various drug paraphernalia behind for housekeeping to clean up." "We weren't allowed to greet celebrities by name since they wanted to be anonymous, so we would use their alias that day. Some were greeted by sex workers or 'escorts' who were always super nice to everyone. A regular would rent out a room for a day, once a month, and make $30K-$40K that day from clients. Celebrities, business guys, you name it. Crazy." "The sex workers tip me more often than the guests do." "We don’t bat an eye at sex work or whatever goes on in the rooms, as long as it doesn’t affect other guests. Half the women who come to the bar are working girls looking for a sale. The only thing that the hotel industry ever really reports is human trafficking. There are telltale signs, and if something doesn’t add up, we do report it to local authorities." "As part of our training as bellhops, we are to ask open-ended questions to the children to make sure they aren't being used for sex trafficking, when bringing in luggage to 'dad and daughter' types. My dad works in security in the same hotel, so he often gives me a heads-up if the guest is already under suspicion regarding their behavior at the front desk for check-in. It rarely happens, but hotels are the breeding grounds for sex traffickers." "When you complain, the nicest, most understanding guest gets the better compensation. The rude guest gets bare minimum. Always treat the staff with respect and be friendly. You’d be surprised at the number of people who are rude, even for the smallest of issues."



TikToker Issues Creepy Warning After Finding Tracking Tile In Her Purse

A TikTok user found a tracking tile in her purse and has no idea who put it there. Sheridan Ellis said she was out with her friends over the weekend to celebrate a birthday. At the end of the night she was clearing out her purse when she found the small white tracking device. She said, "It's not mine. I don't know how it got in my purse. I immediately took the battery out, don't worry. But yeah... Check your purses and stay safe out there."





'Skinny Shaming' Is Real


The idea of 'skinny-shaming' has become controversial, and people disagree on whether it's as problematic to tell a conventionally thin person "Go eat a hamburger" or "You should gain weight." Skinny-shaming, or criticizing someone for how thin they appear, is real. Experts agree it is a legitimate problem that can lead to serious mental health consequences, including lower self esteem. But they warn against comparing it to fat shaming, calling it a "dangerous" conflation. Jennifer Rollin, founder of The Eating Disorder Center, says skinny-shaming represents a personal attack rather than a systemic problem. Though being called "skeleton" or "twig" can be harmful, weight-based discrimination against overweight people has been rampant in educational, employment and health care settings. She says, "While it's obviously not OK to tell someone they look unhealthy or too skinny, that is very different from experiencing systemic exclusion and oppression. People in larger bodies often receive fewer promotions and are less likely to be hired. They're more likely to face medical discrimination, or having doctors refuse to perform a surgery until they're X weight." So to talk about skinny-shaming when somebody is recounting their experiences with fat phobia can be invalidating to someone experiencing regular marginalization.



Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Will Launch Himself into Space Next Month


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is heading to space. On Instagram, he wrote: ”Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.” Bezos and his brother, Mark, will join Blue Origin's first manned spaceflight on its New Shepard rocket, along with at least one other passenger in a seat that's being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Bidding for that other seat had reached nearly $3 million as of last night. The live auction for that seat will be held June 12.



Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul Knockout Conspiracies Emerge After Suspicious Video


Many are saying the Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul was fixed after video shows Mayweather holding up Paul. The video shows Paul lunging at Mayweather and missing, and the boxing champ countered with a swift punch to the side of the YouTube star’s head. After the hit connected, Paul appeared to go limp. Instead of letting him fall, Mayweather appeared to hold him up off the floor, preventing a knockdown or a knockout. The video led to speculation that the match was fixed and Mayweather was paid not to knock out Paul.



Kid Rock Screams Homophobic Slur Onstage at Tennessee Bar


Kid Rock dropped a homophobic slur while rocking the mic at a bar in Tennessee, and ranting about people recording him with their phones. Audience members had taken out their phones Saturday when he took the stage at a bar in Smithville, Tennessee. Rock looked directly into one phone and yelled, “F—k your iPhone, yeah!" He then screamed, "You f—king f——-s with your iPhones out!!!" Rock also mocked fans recording him by pointing directly at his crotch, and telling them to post his junk. Security at the bar was going around and telling people to put down their phones, but Kid Rock decided to take matters into his own hands.






Map Based On Twitter Data Shows LeBron James Is Overwhelmingly The Most Hated Player In The NBA


Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is the most hated player in the NBA according to Twitter. Sports Insider looked at Twitter data over the last month, with over 70,000 tweets, hashtags, and direct keyword phrases about disliking NBA players in each state tracked. LeBron was the most hated players in 24 states followed by Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving who was the most hated player in 18 states. Nets teammates James Harden and Kevin Durant tied for third with three states each.



Floyd Mayweather And Logan Paul 'Could See Their Pay-Per-View Purses SLASHED', With Fans Demanding Refunds After Showtime's App Crashed


Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul could reportedly lose out on a significant amount of money with their pay-per-view cuts potentially taking a hit after Showtime's streaming app crashed. The eight-round exhibition fight in Miami was being aired on the broadcaster's streaming app but many fans were unable to watch. Showtime is now asking fans, who paid $49.99, to go to their website to request a refund if they were unable to watch the fight. Despite the refunds, both Mayweather and Paul are still slated to make millions from the fight.



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