Jobs most likely to lead to divorce
People get divorced for all kinds of reasons, but it turns out the jobs you or your spouse have could make you more likely to split up. Statistician Nathan Yau analyzed divorce data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Five Year American Community Survey and figured out these careers come with a higher divorce rate.
- Gaming managers - These folks work face-to-face with customers in casinos and game rooms and they’re the most likely to split, with a 52.9% divorce rate.
- Bar staff - Bartending is next on the list with a divorce rate of 52.7%. Maybe it’s all the alcohol in bars and casinos that leads to trouble.
- Gaming services workers - These folks who work in casinos and game rooms have a 50.7% divorce rate.
- Cabin crew - Maybe all that time away from home or traveling and meeting new people leads to the 50.5% divorce rate for flight attendants.
- Construction - The divorce rate for rolling machine setters, operators and tenders in was found to be 50.1% and 46.9% of marriages where one partner's occupation falls under “extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders” ended in divorce.
- Switchboard operators - We’re talking about the helpful people who connect you to the right person and their divorce rate is 49.7%.
- Telemarketers - Having folks hang up on you all day must take a toll on a person, and those in this high-pressure occupation have a 49.7% divorce rate, too.
Netflix Really IS Watching You
Have you been watching “A Christmas Prince” on Netflix? Apparently the streaming service has been keeping tabs on who’s watching the film it produced. In case you missed it, they sent out a tweet on Sunday, “To the 53 people who've watched ‘A Christmas Prince’ every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?”
While Netflix clearly meant it as a joke, some people didn’t take too kindly to being shamed for their viewing habits. One user said, “Very creepy, Netflix. Not cool spying on your PAYING customers and then judging them in public.” Another was more to the point with, “Don’t call me out like that.”
Even though it may be a little unsettling for Netflix to send out tweets like that, they’re well within their rights. According to Bradley Shear, a lawyer specializing in privacy and social media, it doesn’t violate companies' privacy policies because they didn’t share viewing information in specific ways. But people need to be aware of what they agree to when they click “accept” on a company’s terms and conditions. Shear added, “People really need to be more cognizant of what data companies are collecting."
Source: Los Angeles Times
Today is National Poinsettia Day
December 12th is National Poinsettia Day! Today celebrates the favorite holiday plant, the poinsettia! The date marks near the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, an American botanist and Minister to Mexico who sent cuttings of the plant he had discovered in Southern Mexico back to his home in South Carolina back in 1828.
Although the plant is technically a Mexico native, as The Aztecs considered the plant a symbol of purity because of their red color, 90% of all poinsettias are exported from the United States. While that’s just where the plant got its start, in 2002, the House of Representatives created National Poinsettia Day in honor of Paul Ecke. Ecke discovered a technique that caused seedlings to branch, ending in the Poinsettia industry to take off.
While Poinsettias are usually associated with Christmas and the holiday season, they continue to be the best selling potted plan in the United States and Canada; contributing nearly $2,500,000 to the US economy. Celebrate today buy heading out and purchasing a poinsettia for family, friends, or loved ones!
Today is the first day of Hanukkah
This year, Hanukkah begins on December 12th! Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights!
Hanukkah starts on a different day each year according to the Western calendar, but it always begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. The word “Hanukkah” means dedication or induction, and the holiday signifies the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees revolted against Alexander, Antiochus IV and his persecution of the Jews.
According to the Talmud, at the time of the rededication there was only enough oil left to burn the eternal flame in the temple for one day. It lasted for eight days—just the amount of time needed to make a fresh supply of oil. Hence, it is tradition at Hanukkah to light a candle on the menorah for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah.
Should I Do Breakfast For A First Date?
Good morning guys! This is Kelly and let me start this email by saying how much I love your show and can’t get through the mornings without you.
I’m emailing you for some advice, a guy I like just asked me out so I was happy but the date was for breakfast, not for dinner. He told me he’s working late until Christmas and only has the mornings open and wanted to get breakfast on Friday.
Is a breakfast date just as legitimate as a dinner date? Do you think this guy really likes me because he’s making time for me in the morning or doesn’t like me enough to make time for me at night? How should I take this date proposal?
Oreo's Coming Out With 3 New Flavors in 2018
Less than a week after announcing that the Mystery Oreo flavor was Fruity Pebbles, Oreo is back at it again with three new flavors today — and they way better than cereal-flavored cookies.
After receiving "hundreds of thousands" of submissions to their #MyOreoCreation contestearlier this year, Oreo has narrowed it down to three new flavors: Cherry Cola, Piña Colada, and Kettle Corn.
There's no phoning it in with these flavors, either. Piña Colada features a pineapple-coconut creme filling, while kettle corn's icing comes studded with puffed millet pieces (think corn puffs), creating that crunchy-meets-pillowy texture you'd associate with the carnival treat.
Cherry Cola is the most intense, with chocolate cookies and a dual-layer, red-and-white creme filling that's loaded with popping candy, mimicking the fizz from soda.
Don't go running off to see if the flavors taste as good as they sound just yet — you'll have to wait until May 2018 to find these them in stores. Once the new flavors are available, Oreo will have fans vote on their favorite to win the #MyOreoCreation #Contest, netting the $500,000 prize and all of the glory that comes with it.
But that's not all. Because it is the season for giving, Oreo is gifting the universe with even more news about its sandwich cookies.
Not only is Oreo bringing back Marshmallow Peeps Oreos and Firework Oreos as seasonal releases in 2018, Chocolate Hazelnut Oreos (AKA NUTELLA OREOS!) will be making a comeback. Oh, and those long-anticipated Hot and Spicy Cinnamon Oreos will hit shelves Jan. 1.
2018 is already looking up, guys.
Household Credit Card Debt A Huge Problem For Americans
While most folks are out shopping for their holiday gifts, many of them will be taking out their credit cards to pay for them, which means they are likely adding to their already huge credit card debt, which will cost them big time.
According to to NerdWallet's 2017 American Household Credit Card Debt Study, U.S. consumers have racked up $12.96 trillion in total debt, with the average household with debt owing about $131,431, which includes mortgages.
Of that debt, credit card debt can be the most costly to pay off. The study finds that total U.S. credit card debt is about $905 billion, with the average households with credit card debt having a balance of about $15,654. And what’s worse, U.S. households with credit card debt will pay $904 a year in interest alone, with that number expected to go up to $919 per year.
- And these days credit cards aren’t being used solely to buy that cute shirt at the mall, or to eat out at that fancy restaurant you probably can’t afford. The report finds that almost 27-million Americans are paying for medical expenses with credit cards, which costs more than $12-billion. For those people, they’ll likely pay $471 a year in interest on their medical bills, and it will take them about 70 months to pay it off.
"Mommy, why is the sky blue?" Study shows kids ask parents an average of 73 questions a day
If you're a parent, you're used to your little one asking you questions non-stop. But a new study has revealed just how often kids query their parents. On average, kids under four ask an average of 73 questions per day, some over a grueling 14-hour stretch. British researchers polled 1,500 parents across the United Kingdom and, after crunching the data, revealed that this relentless interrogation about everything you can think of leaves a third of parents exhausted, and many dashing off to their cellphones to Google the correct answer.
On the positive side, four parents in ten expressed pride at how much their little one wanted to know about the world.
The study was conducted by child psychologist Dr. Sam Wass and educational toymakers Tots Town. They discovered kids in major metropolitan areas like London could ask as many as 93 questions in a day. The study also noted that dads are more often asked questions than moms, fielding more than 400 queries per week.Dr. Wass and his team compiled a list of the most common questions kids ask, according to the U.K.-based poll:
1. Why do people die?
2. Where did I come from?
3. What is God?
4. How was I made?
5. What does “we can’t afford it” mean?
6. Is Father Christmas (Santa Claus) real?
7. Why do I have to go to school?
8. When you die who will I live with?
9. Why is the sky blue?
10. Why can’t I stay up as late as you?
*LIST* Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Chains
You eat there all the time, so you think you know a place. But here are some random, surprising facts about some of your favorite chain restaurants.
- There's a Starbucks inside of the CIA's headquarters - It’s called “Store Number 1” and employees aren’t allowed to write names on cups because of the undercover agents and all.
- The donuts at Dunkin' Donuts make up less than 10% of their sales - Some New England franchisees estimate the sales breakdown to be 65% beverages, 27% sandwiches, bagels, and other eats, and just 8% donuts.
- The Andes Mints you get at Olive Garden are different than what you buy in stores - The traditional Andes have two chocolate layers with a mint layer in between, but Olive Garden’s have two equal layers of mint and chocolate.
- McDonald's kale salad has more calories (730) than their Double Big Mac (680) - And it has more fat and sodium, but less protein. Mind blown!
- Red Lobster lost millions of dollars by offering endless crab in 2003 - The chain lost an average of $1.1-million a month for a while that year.
- Denny's is usually open 24 hours a day, all 365 days of the year - But for Christmas in 1988, they decided to close most locations. The only problem? Many stores didn’t even have locks and keys because they’d never needed them. There were 700 of the 1221 locations that had to install locks for the holiday!
- Chili’s "fajita effect” is real - When an order of sizzling fajitas goes out, the kitchen starts getting more skillets ready because that smell and sound always encourages more orders of them.
- Julia Stewart started as a waitress at IHOP - Now she’s their CEO.
- Someone ordered a burger from In-N-Out with 100 patties and 100 slices of cheese - It was Halloween 2004 and they happily fulfilled the request, but now they have a four patty, four slices of cheese max rule.
- Jason Mraz owns an avocado farm and sells 30,000 pounds per year to Chipotle - Think about that when you’re paying extra for the green goodness.
- Wendy's chocolate Frosty is actually a combination of chocolate and vanilla - Company founder Dave Thomas thought full chocolate would overpower the burgers and fries.