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These Will Be The Most Popular Baby Names Of The Next Decade
Picking a name for your baby can be a challenge and soon-to-be parents often use baby name lists for inspiration or to help them avoid choosing the most popular name at the time. No one wants their little girl to be one of five Olivias in her kindergarten class, after all. But now the experts at Nameberry, the website dedicated to all things related to baby names, have come up with a list of what the most popular baby names will be in 2028, so you can plan way, way ahead.
In a decade, Nameberry predicts Charlotte will become the most popular girls’ name, thanks to that adorable Princess Charlotte, no doubt. And aside from the royal family influencing parents’ choices for their offspring, David and Victoria Beckham are also trendsetters because their little girl’s name, Harper, is set to steal third place in 2028.
These will be the top 10 most popular girls’ names for 2028, according to Nameberry:
And for the boys, the name that’s expected to take the top spot is Liam, followed by Mateo and Maverick.
These are Nameberry’s picks for the top 10 most popular boys’ names for 2028:
Nameberry also predicts the names that we’ll be seeing less of in the next decade. Names like Ashley, Rachel and Jasmine are expected to slowly fade out for girls as well as boy’s monikers including Brendan, Sean, and Jayden.
Source: Harper's Bazaar
Study Reveals 28-Percent Of People Have Slept With Their Boss
While getting romantically involved with your superior at work is generally frowned upon—and for good reason given that it often ends up in personal and professional disaster. However, knowing that it’s such a bad idea doesn’t keep everyone from doing it—as a new study discovered, not only do people get the hot’s for their bosses, many of them even follow through on it.
A survey of over 1,000 people by resume building company Zety revealed that 40% of people have been attracted to their bosses in the past. What may be a bit shocking to know is that 28% of people have actually followed through with having sex with their superiors.
Incidentally, men were a whopping 32% more likely to think that sleeping with a superior is A-Okay, and acceptability also varied depending on what industry the respondents worked in. For instance, those in construction, hotel/food service/hospitality, and tech were the most accepting of these types of liaisons, while those in government and public admin, medical and healthcare, and wholesale and retail were the least cool with it.
Colleagues on more level ground were pretty chill about flirting in the office as well. Roughly 36% of people said they’ve been hit on by a coworker—31.2% of women and 23.7% of men, to be specific. Most people also didn’t care what their colleagues got up to, with 64.5% saying if they found out two of their coworkers were sleeping together, they wouldn’t do anything at all (of course, 16% would tell another coworker about it and 11.4% would actually send a message to HR about it).
Decorating your house for Christmas can boost your happiness
With less than two months to go before Christmas, bringing out the boughs of holly now -- even as you're putting Halloween decorations away -- may make you a happier person, experts say."For most people, decorating for Christmas reminds us of the best times in our lives," said Amy Morin, a Florida-based psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do.
"Thinking of those happy memories stirs up happy feelings."Part of the joy that can come from decorating for Christmas comes from nostalgia, which has been shown in studies to stir emotions and increase joy, according to Morin."When you're putting up decorations, you're thinking of happier times, times with family and friends and family traditions you engaged in," she said.
"For some people it’s bittersweet -- if family members are no longer here -- but it's still a way to connect."Another aspect of Christmas joy comes from the tradition of giving during the holiday season, explains Morin."Altruism increases in the month of December and as people start to give more and donate more, it makes them happy," she said.
"It makes people feel good so they want to start celebrating as early as possible."At least one study has also shown that decorating the outside of your home for Christmas can make you appear more welcoming and sociable."[Decorations] can lead to more positive conversations and they're an easy way to strike up a conversation," said Morin. Linda Baker, an interior designer and the owner of Baker Design Group, knows that well. She spends much of her year focused on Christmas, planning holiday designs for her firm's commercial and residential clients.Clients now more than ever are requesting that decorations be put up earlier -- even before Thanksgiving -- and taken down later in January, she explains.