Content for Tuesday, May 18
The Average Person Feels Seven Years Younger Than They Really Are
A new survey finds that, on average, people say they feel seven years younger than their actual age. And they don’t even begin to embrace getting older until they hit 47. The survey of 2,000 Americans over age 40 reveals nearly four in five (77%) feel younger than they actually are. Over half the poll (55%) still see their “younger selves” when they look in the mirror. Close to half of respondents (47%) refuse to admit that they’re getting old and more than a third (35%) say they get offended if someone calls them old. Things that make people feel old: hearing a familiar song on the “oldies” station (43%), squinting at small print (38%), grunting while getting out of a seat (37%), seeing a celebrity they’ve never heard of (33%), having trouble seeing in a dimly lit room (26%), and not being on TikTok (24%) all contributes to people feeling like they’re too old.
A Gym is Going Viral for How it Protects Women... Some Men are Calling it “Segregation"
A 23-year-old woman shared her experience exercising at an all-women gym on TikTok, and people have plenty of thoughts. The video shows off the features and safety measures of Blush Fitness, located in Overland Park, Kansas. The place seems to take things a step further for women's comfort. For example, the windows are tinted so people can't see into the building as they're walking by. The gym is open 24/7, and women and members can only gain access with a key fob. There are free menstrual hygiene products in the bathroom. Women and members are notified whenever male staff members will be working inside the gym, in advance. The woman said: ”I definitely feel safer in an all-women’s gym. I personally like to wear tight clothing because it is easier to work out in, and I don’t have to worry about men taking photos of me without my permission, or worry about men making me feel uncomfortable while I’m there.” Some commenters aren't so thrilled about the gym and its features. They're calling it "segregation" and say it doesn't support “equality". When asked what she thought about the whole "segregation" take, the woman who made the video said: "I don’t think the gym is segregation at all. I think if someone is mad that there's an all-women’s gym, it’s because they want women [in their co-ed gym] for a reason.”
People Are Sharing Common Sayings That Are Actually Completely Wrong
Redditor u/bewildered_forks took it to the internet and asked, "What common sayings are total BS?" Replies included" "Cancel anytime." "Planet Fitness: You need to cancel in person. Me: But, there's a pandemic going on. Planet Fitness: Sorry." "Slept like a baby." — u/MissKim01 "If you work a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life." — u/hawkeyepitts "Flattery will get you nowhere!" "The opposite is more true in my experience." — u/-eDgAR- "It will figure itself out." "People used to say, 'Just have kids, it will all figure itself out....' No, no, it won't, you potato." — u/front_yard_duck_dad "The customer is always right." — u/llcucf80 "Good things come to those who wait." "Bullsh*t! You have to grab the bull by the horns, I say!" — u/Kinkybenny "Every cloud has a silver lining." "Sometimes people don’t need you to make light of something bad that happened; they just need a hug." — u/CeruIian "Money doesn't buy you happiness." "Neither does poverty, mate!" — u/htid1483 "Early bird gets the worm."" No, the well-rested salesperson that isn't overworked gets the sale because they're able to organize. Thus 'the second mouse gets the cheese.'" "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." "I've got a hammer that wants a word with your knees if you believe that." — u/SantaTheArianSlapper "He who smelt it dealt it." "There are plenty of fish in the sea." "According to Greenpeace! (Overfishing is real!)" — u/FraeRitter "There are no stupid questions." "Yeah, there are." — u/sl1878
Lies Parents Actually Told Their Kids That Range From Funny To Evil To A Little Bit Genius
Reddit user u/bordemstirs asked the question "What is the most ridiculous/fucked up lie your parents told you?" Replies included: "When I was little, my mom told me if I didn't finish my dinner, my stomach would get very hungry and come up and eat my brain. A few nights later, I woke her up at midnight crying because my stomach growled and I needed a second dinner or it would eat my brain." —u/DragonStangFlyer122 "My parents said that my siblings and I had a sister named Alice. Apparently, she wouldn't stop talking in the car, so they dropped her off on the side of the road. We never spoke on road trips ever again." —u/jaykayhicks "My dad got fed up of watching Barney & Friends when I was a kid, so one day when I asked to watch it, he said: 'You can't. Barney died.'" —u/b14nn "Around the time that Toy Story first came out, my dad drove an Infiniti and he told us that he could press a button and go 'to infinity and beyond' to jump over other cars. He'd have us close our eyes and press the button and he’d speed up and pass the car in front of us while our eyes were closed. As a kid, I thought he was magic." —u/nopenonotatall "That my eyes turned orange when I lied. I always covered my eyes when I lied so my mom couldn’t see them!" —u/NoseyRosey40 "That if I didn't brush my teeth, tiny teeth goblins would sneak into my room at night and pull out my teeth while I slept. I was genuinely afraid of the teeth goblins!" —u/tomorrowistomato "When my dad wanted me to stop bothering him, he would send me on aimless errands. He'd say stuff like, 'Go to the shed and get me the chain stretcher.' I’d be looking for hours." —u/Pussydestroyer885 "My cat died and my mom told me that he moved to Florida." u/Affectionate-Bar-839 "My parents told me we had to leave the zoo because they let the animals out at closing time." —u/agrips1 "They told me kids came from a government agency called the CAA (Child Assignment Agency) and that they could exchange me whenever they want if I misbehaved. They told me they were eyeing a 'well-behaved little girl' but hadn't decided yet. They used it against me for years." —u/Saturdead "That the music meant the truck was out of ice cream." —u/fierian
Vegan Mother Says Her Ex Has Been Feeding Their Daughter Chicken Nuggets... (Cue the Outrage)
A vegan mother learned that her ex-husband has been feeding their daughter chicken nuggets behind her back. The mother shares custody with her ex-husband and says he’s the reason she became a vegan in the first place. She took to Reddit’s “Am I the A—hole” forum and said that the father had been feeding nuggets to their eight-year-old behind her back, prompting her daughter to ask if her mother hates her for eating meat. The woman said her daughter had a tantrum after coming back from her dad's house, demanding chicken nuggets. The mom said, "She hates me, I'm a terrible mom, Dad would have let her eat chicken nuggets. She wore herself out crying. She was upset when she woke up this morning asking if I 'hated' her because she ate meat.’ While she was not annoyed with her daughter, the mother said it was a decision that she should have been informed about. 'I called him after she went to bed and he told me I was being uptight and he didn't tell me because he knew I'd overreact and that I'm controlling and I don't need to be privy to every single thing he does when our daughter is with him.’ While many were supportive of the mother's story, agreeing her husband should have given her a heads-up, some argued she shouldn't have been raising her child as a vegan to begin with. Comments: One said: ’If she is old enough to fear that you hate her for eating meat, she is old enough to decide if she wants meat.’ Another said: ’I hope he gives her steak next time, and I am a vegan. You make us look bad.’ A third said: ’You literally sound like a whining child. Just because you want her to be vegan does not mean she has to. Its her choice to eat meat, not yours. So what he did not tell you? He didn’t have to.’ Several people came to the woman’s defense saying: 'He is the a—hole in this scenario. The child ate no meat products from conception to 8-years-old. The father made a drastic change to the child's diet without consulting the mother.’
A Boost to Most Parents' Bank Accounts Arrives in July
The bank accounts of parents are about to get a monthly boost from the government. As part of the expanded tax credit under the American Rescue Plan, households with children will start seeing monthly payments on July 15. Parents will receive a total of $3,000 per child ages 6 to 17, with six monthly payments of $250 and a final payment of $1,500 to come with their 2022 tax refund. Children 5 and under are eligible for a total of $3,600, which includes six monthly payments of $300 and a final payment of $1,800 with the 2022 tax refund. Parents of those over 17 may receive a partial payment as well. To qualify for those full payments, a parent can't have an adjusted gross income of more than $75,000 ($150,000 for a two-parent household), with the amount paid phasing out from there. Most parents don't have to do anything to start seeing the payments, either: The IRS and Treasury Department say about 39 million households will automatically receive the payments via direct deposit, debit cards, or checks sent to their homes. You can also opt to skip the monthly payments and get all the money back in one lump sum next tax season.
(This Should Go Over Well) — Airlines May Start Weighing Passengers at the Gate
U.S. airlines may need to start weighing passengers at the gate in order to comply with FAA rules. For safety reasons, carriers need to calculate an aircraft’s weight and balance, and it has to be within allowable limits for the plane. The problem, the assumptions they’ve been using for passengers are outdated. Americans are getting fatter, and the federal government wants airlines to find out how much fatter their passengers have gotten. According to the FAA, airlines can use standard weights published by the CDC for larger aircraft, but they outline a method for smaller planes to determine “actual passenger and bag weights”. Airlines also have to calculate average weights for the crew and their bags, too. Carriers have the option of marking down the actual weights of each passenger on every flight, either by weighing everyone or just asking their weights.
Working 55 Hours or More Per Week is a Serious Health Hazard
Working too many hours in a week is a massive health hazard that kills an estimated 745,000 people worldwide every year. The World Health Organization says that compared to a standard working week of 35 to 40 hours, working 55 hours or more in a week is associated with a 35% higher risk of having a stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from heart disease. More than 70% of the deaths associated with long working hours were in men middle-aged and older. Researchers say the deaths often occurred later in life. The study found that long hours can be deadly both from the body's direct reaction to stress and the unhealthy lifestyles that come with being over-worked, like tobacco use, unhealthy diets, and a lack of sleep and exercise.
The Tom Brady Reality Show
Fox is working with Super Bowl champion Tom Brady on an unscripted series. Charlie Collier, CEO of Fox Entertainment didn’t offer any more details other than, “We also have an unscripted project with Tom Brady, yes, that Tom Brady." The show will likely be produced by Brady’s own production company 199 Productions. It comes on the back of Brady’s latest Super Bowl win with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, his seventh win. Brady is also the subject of a major new docuseries for ESPN similar to "The Last Dance" which was based on Michael Jordan's final year with the Chicago Bulls.
Macy’s Pulls All Chrissy Teigen Products After Messages Show How She Bullied Teen Girl
Macy’s pulled all products from Chrissy Teigen’s cookware line from its online store days after years-old bullying messages the model sent toward Courtney Stodden resurfaced online. Over the weekend, the kitchen items in the model and chef’s Cravings by Chrissy Teigen line were marked “unavailable” on Macy’s website. Macy’s didn’t comment on why the items were removed. The move comes after Teigen issued a public apology for her behavior toward Stodden which took place in 2011 and 2012.
Topic Starters: What movie did you see when you were way too young to see it?
Ozzy Osbourne Talks About Sharon Leaving 'The Talk'
Ozzy Osbourne talked about wife Sharon recently leaving 'The Talk' after controversy about racism.
Nick Jonas Injured In Bike Accident
Nick Jonas revealed on The Voice that he cracked his ribs after a bicycle accident, "I'm feeling okay...cracked rib...few other bumps and bruises..."
Ricky Schroder Apologizes To Costco Worker
In a lengthy video posted to Instagram, Ricky Schroder apologized quickly to the Costco worker he had a confrontation with about the store's mask policy.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Senator Marco Rubio Wants To Take UFO Sightings Seriously
Rubio hopes to see a UFO plan from the Department of Defense to "take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously."