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Do You Have A Job That Forces You To Smile?
Those who work with the public and force themselves to smile — or even avoid rolling their eyes — are more likely than others to drink heavily after they leave the office, according to a new study by Penn State and the University at Buffalo. Penn State psychology professor Alicia Grandey told ABC News, “Faking and suppressing emotions with customers [is] related to drinking beyond the stress of the job or feeling negatively.” The professor said that “smiling as part of your job sounds like a really positive thing. But it can be draining.’’
- Do you hate your job because you have to fake a smile the entire time?
- Would you rather get paid less and not have to smile at anyone or fake smile at anyone?
Study: Your Beard is Probably Dirtier Then Your Dogs Hair…Gross!
A new study which sampled men’s beards found more harmful bacteria in human whiskers than in dog fur. “The researchers found a significantly higher bacterial load in specimens taken from the men’s beards compared with the dogs’ fur,” says professor Andreas Gutzeit of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic. Scientists also wiped down the MRI scanner after examining the dogs, and found a “significantly” lower bacteria count compared with levels after human use. But mustachioed men beg to differ with any negative assessments of their bristles, pointing out that some folks’ maintain better hygiene than others.
- How often do you clean your beard?
- Ladies, have you ever went out with a guy who had a smelly beard?
Instagram and Snapchat Are Ruining Our Memories
Documenting our lives for Snapchat and Instagram can decrease the likelihood of retaining those moments as a significant memory. Julia Soares and Benjamin Storm, researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have studied the influence of digital technology on memory for years. Research they released last March suggests that, when taking photos on camera phones, people disengage from the moment to capture the experience and therefore store the memory less deeply than they would otherwise. Interrupting moments is, ultimately, at the crux of the memory-impairment effect that accompanies social media use. But the intention behind why we disrupt certain moments can actually alter whether or not the memory is stored in our brains.
- Do you think taking photographs helps or hurts your memory?
- Having the memento would make it seem like you’re remembering something better, but are you just remembering the picture instead?
- How often do you look around and see people obsessed with capturing rather than living?
- What are the most annoying times you wish people would just put away their phone and be present?
Millennials Most Likely To Lie On Resume
Everybody probably fibs a little bit on their resume, but it seems Millennials are the most likely to be lying through their teeth on that all important document.
A new survey by GoBankingRates finds that while only 5% of respondents were willing to admit to lying on their resume, 11% of Millennials say they have. As for the most honest folks, that would be Baby Boomers, with only 2% falsifying info on the document. Interestingly, those in Generation Z (born between 1996 and 2010), were the “most tempted to lie,” with 14% saying they would consider it.
So, what is everyone lying about? Well, according to the survey work experience is the most common lie, with 38% of people admitting to fibbing about it.Other common resume lies include:
- Dates of employment – 31%
- Job titles – 16%
- Reference – 15%
- College Education – 11%
- Responsibilities at previous roles – 7%
- GPA – 4%
- Internship experience – 2%
*LIST* These Restaurants Are Open On Easter
Easter traditions are great and all, but sometimes the craving for Panera Mac and Cheese hits and there’s nothing you can do about it. Luckily, they’re open on Easter Sunday, so you can get your fix and so are these other chain restaurants. Of course, there are always exceptions, so it’s a good idea to double check by calling your local location to confirm before showing up.
- Applebee's- They’re open normal Sunday hours, so plenty of time to get your $2 Vodka punch on.
- Boston Market- You can go to Boston Market on Easter and you can also get theirholiday catering spread.
- The Cheesecake Factory- Bring on the Easter cheesecakes.
- Cracker Barrel- The restaurants are open and they’re offering anEaster Heat n' Servedinner to go as well.
- Denny's- It’s Denny’s, they’re open 24/7.
- IHOP- Easter pancakes for the win!
- Macaroni Grill - Come in for a special Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- McDonald's- Verify with your local location first to be sure they’re open, but you should be able to get your Big Mac and fries this Sunday.
- Olive Garden- They’re open and running usual hours on Easter.
- Outback Steakhouse- If it’s a Bloomin’ Onion and steak you want this Sunday, you’re in luck.
- Panera- Check local hours, but most locations of this chain will be open on Easter.
- P.F. Chang's- It’s business as usual at all P.F. Chang’s this Sunday.
- Shake Shack- Freestanding locations should be open, but Shake Shacks inside malls or stadiums will probably be closed.
- Sonic- Craving some tots and a hand-mixed milkshake for Easter? Sonic has you covered.
- Starbucks- Hours may be adjusted for the holiday, but you can still get your caffeine fix on Easter.
- Waffle House- They’ll be open for all your Easter waffles and hash brown needs.