*LIST* The States Where Most People Are Moving To
For some people, the New Year may bring a new place to live, and based on results of a new report, where a lot of people may be moving to may surprise you.
According to United Van Lines' "41st Annual National Movers Study," Vermont is the state that most people moved to in 2017, with 68% of moves to and from the state being inbound. In general, the Mountain West area of the country has also continued to see an increase in residents, with 54% of all moves being in the area, including in Oregon (65%), Idaho (63%) and Nevada (61%).
U.S. States With The Most People Moving In
- South Dakota
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
Meanwhile, on the flipside, Illinois has seen the largest amount of people moving out of the state, with 63% of the state’s moves being outbound. Other states losing a lot of residents include New Jersey (63%), New York (61%) and Connecticut (57%), the third straight year these states have made the list.
U.S. States With The Most People Moving Out
- New Jersey
- New York
Source: United Van Lines
Women Are Eating Fries Just Before Sex To Make Them More Fertile
Did you know that there are certain people that believe that the salt in McDonald’s fries will actually help with their fertility just after they’ve had sex? Sure, you could stick your legs in the air, but why do that when you can chow down on some McDonald’s fries?
According to a recent survey:
- 3% of moms have tried the trick, but no one can really say if it was definitely effective or not.
- 58% of moms have said they have put their legs in the air and pretended to ride a bike after sex.
- 37% eat dark chocolate every day
- 37% drink pineapple juice.
There are a ton of tricks out there, but if you really wanna get plump with fetus, the fries are definitely a must!
Brain fog? Try ten minutes of exercise
If you've hit that dreaded writer's block, brain fog, or other form of mental "meh," a new study says a quick shot of exercise can do the trick to perk you right back up.
Researchers at Western University in Canada found that just 10 minutes of activity effectively jump-started the brains of test subjects tasked with performing an eye-movement test.
Those who spent 10 minutes either on a treadmill, or on an exercise bike at moderate speed, outperformed a control group that read a magazine for the same amount of time.
Study co-author Matthew Heath noted, "Those who had exercised showed immediate improvement," of as much as "a 14-percent gain in cognitive performance in some instances."
Biggest Wedding Trends For 2018
Trends come and go, in fashion and for weddings, too. Here’s what you can expect to see more of when your nearest and dearest tie the knot in 2018.
- Statement Earrings - Bold ear bling is still in style and more brides are wearing simpler gowns with glamazon power earrings.
- Tiny tats - Forget gold bands, more couples are making their forever commitment with dainty, matching tattoos.
- Microweddings - It’s not a city hall quickie or a lavish wedding fit for a princess, but a microwedding is somewhere in between. This trend is a great way for brides to have a festive affair with their besties and parents while saving tons on the wedding budget.
- Dogwood blooms - Designers say these will be gracing more nuptials in 2018.
- Couture-inspired cakes - Think flowing fondant and cakes that look like fabric but taste way better.
- Puff sleeves - If the fall 2018 runways are any indication, we’ll see more brides wearing ethereal “puff” statement sleeves on their gowns.
- Hybrid monikers - More couples are opting for last name mashups instead of one partner assuming the other’s last name. So when your friends Smith and Jones get married, they could become the Smones family.
America Is A Nation of New Year’s Resolution Quitters
It may be almost over for you.
You know it, I know it, and the data proves it: By January 31, more than one in three of you will have already abandoned your new year’s resolutions, a six-month-long study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found. Come June, less than half of you will still be at it. The most common resolution you’ll break: Losing weight/getting healthy, which one in five people say is among their biggest annual goals.
Americans spend an average of $58 a month on gym memberships, despite the fact that 67 percent of us don’t use them, according to data from Statista. But even those who do go to the gym don’t go often enough to make it financially worth it. A study of more than 7,700 gym members over three years by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley found that members who signed up for a contract with a flat monthly fee went to the gym on average of just 4.3 times in a month, which averaged out to $17 per visit; they would have been better off, the researchers concluded, by buying one-off passes for the day.
So it’s key you either find a way to motivate yourself to hit that treadmill or cut your losses.
Make a list, check it twice. Then tell a friend.
Set clear goals — and name someone to hold you accountable for them. Put workout times and dates on your calendar, know what you plan to do at each session and then have someone to hold you accountable to the schedule. Research by psychology professor Gail Matthews at Dominican University in California found that 76 percent of people who wrote down their goals, made detailed plans for how to achieve them, and sent weekly progress reports of their goals had either achieved or were on track to achieve those goals; that is compared with less than half who just thought about their goals.
Getting addicted takes longer than you think.
You may have heard that it will take 21 days to make something a habit. That “rule” has been around since the ‘60s, and new research debunks it. A study published in 2009 in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that it takes people an average of 66 days of doing something each day — like going for a short run each night — before it becomes a habit. (You can miss one time of doing the activity without having a huge impact, but don’t make that a habit.)
Figure out your exit strategy.
If 66 days and a detailed plan just isn’t going to happen for you, consider canceling your gym membership. ASAP. Research from the University of California at Berkeley found that, on average, more than two months lapse between when we stop going to the gym and when we get around to canceling that membership. The average cost of not canceling: $187, the researchers found.
If you don’t qualify for cancellation under your gym’s terms, remember this: Your state may have consumer protections that apply. Some states have rules on when you’re allowed to cancel, for example. Don’t feel like doing the legwork to cancel? Sites like GetHuman.com and Trim will try to cancel for you, though they will charge a fee.