Today is Tuesday, March 11th 2014.
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You’ve got to hand it to young people in America. When the going gets tough, the young get texting, especially when it comes to putting the brakes on a relationship.
In a survey of more than 2,700 people ages 18-30 who had ended a relationship during the past 12 months, the coupon and discount code website vouchercloud.net asked how they went about breaking up, and the results are probably not as surprising as they are a little sad.
For instance, 56 percent admitted ending things via text message, social media or email with six in ten saying they instigated their last break-up.
As for reasons why they preferred not to tell someone it was over face-to-face or at least by a phone call, 55 percent said texting made the break-up “less awkward.”
Of those who pulled the plug in an email, 58 percent claimed it at least allowed them to go into depth about their reasons for breaking-up.
As for putting pen to paper and composing the proverbial “Dear John” letter, only two percent of the respondents had actually used that method.
Although breaking-up digitally seems to be the new paradigm, it doesn’t necessarily mean people like it if they’re on the receiving end. In fact, almost three in four of the respondents said they would be annoyed if someone broke up with them in what is becoming accepted as the modern way of cutting the cord.
Of that group, 60 percent, somewhat ironically, said they felt it was “impersonal.”
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Work long and hard and you’ll do well in life.
Not always true but sociologist Sibyl Kleiner at the University of Texas, Dallas does maintain that women enjoy better health benefits the more time their husbands work.
Kleiner and the Texas team looked at data of 3,800 men and women over a 35-year period that also involved asking men and women at age 40 to describe their health at length.
The results? Husbands who worked 50 hours or more per week had healthier wives than those who worked 40 hours or less.
The reason seems to be that a woman’s health improves when there’s more money coming into the home.
Conversely, women who worked between 40 and 50 hours per week had less-healthy husbands, an indication that their longer hours don’t necessarily translate into big pay days. Their spouses tended to be more burdened with home-related responsibilities, giving them less time to stay in shape.
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Spring forward one hour at 2 a.m. March 9. True, you’ll lose a precious hour of sleep but isn’t it all worthwhile, especially if daylight savings time means a saving in energy costs?
Don’t you believe it, says Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.
Downing, who has done extensive research on the subject, argues that government claim of DST helping to slash energy costs is vastly overrated. For instance, he points out that the extra hour of daylight only reduces electricity use by less than one half of one percent.
While it’s true that people might be enticed to do more than just head home after work if they see it’s light outside, Downing complains that wherever it is people go, they do so in their cars, pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which scientists say contributes to global warming.
Need more proof that DST isn’t all that great? Downing says if people don’t use their lights as much during the spring and summer, the cost savings are undermined by the use of air conditioning, which really drives up energy bills.
The bottom line, according to Downing, “Every time the government studies [DST], it turns out that we are really saving nothing when all is said and done.”
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There’s always that moment when you hear yourself say something to your kid and mentally cringe. You threw out a classic from your own mom, like “because I said so,” and were reminded you grew up promising yourself you’d never use those “mom lines” your own children.
Here are a few “mom line” favorites:
“There’s starving children in the world who would be happy to eat that
“She's just being mean to you because she’s jealous.”
“I have eyes in the back of my head.”
“Well, if your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?”
“Life isn't fair.”
“Eat your vegetables. It doesn't matter if you don’t like them; they’re good for you.”
“Do we need to go have a conversation?”
“Someday, you’ll thank me”
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