- CNN Business says a Halloween candy shortage may occur because Hershey's won't be able to meet demand this year.
- WGN-TV says JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion
- Variety magazine says Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are returning for a sixth season to judge American Idol. Remote auditions will begin on Wednesday, August 3rd
- The NY Post says Jason Momoa and Eiza Gonzalez have reconciled. The couple was spotted on a motorcycle ride yesterday in Malibu, California.
- A new survey by One Poll reveals that the average person thinks they can crack their partner's passwords in five guesses.
Formula For Perfect Start To Day: The Independent Newspaper says Special K and Mathematician Anne Murray Imafidon have created a formula for the perfect start to a day. Anne analyzed the morning routines of 2,000 people before concluding that the perfect routine involves waking up at 6:44 a.m., getting out of bed at 7:12 a.m., completing a 20-minute workout, enjoying a 10-minute shower and then having an 18-minute breakfast.
She says, ''If applying the formula as prescribed above, your morning routine is optimized for happiness. If not, you’re more likely to end up on the wrong side of the bed.''
Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Fast Facts
The $1.1 billion jackpot is the third-largest in history behind $1.5 billion prizes won in 2018 and 2016.
There have been 29 consecutive drawings without a winner.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
The lump sum cash payout is $648.2 million
Fortune Magazine says the IRS will take $144.6 million in taxes from your winnings
The Daily Mail says Tom Cruise spent yesterday paragliding off the side of a mountain in the UK. He was filming scenes for ''Mission Impossible 8.'' Tom left the area in a helicopter and is being allowed to film a portion of the movie in Westminster Abbey
Hollywoodlife.com says Candace Cameron Bure's daughter, Natasha, recently slammed JoJo Siwa. Earlier this week, JoJo attacked Cameron and said she was the meanest celebrity she ever met because she failed to sign an autograph for her when she was 11 years old.
Natasha fired back; “Respectfully, someone saying no to taking a photo with you is not a ‘rough experience'. This generation is so sensitive and has zero back bone. Grow up. There are bigger issues in this world than this.”
Newsweek magazine says Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin was recently walking the streets of Warsaw, Poland when he came across a Ukrainian street performer named Romario Punch. Chris was so impressed that he asked him to open for Coldplay the following day. Romario sang four songs and then was asked back to close the show with Coldplay.
Mayim Bialik tells the Life Is Short podcast that she has only met fellow Jeopardy host Ken Jennings one time because of the Coronavirus. “We’ve met once. Producers are very strict about who’s there. When he’s there, he’s there. When I’m there, I’m there. He’s obviously a legend and an icon and incredibly significant in the history of Jeopardy! He’s a level of Jeopardy! smart — I mean, literally you can’t touch that. He’s unbelievable.”
The North Wales Pioneer says Kaley Cuoco made hearts melt when she wished her boyfriend, Tom Pelphrey, a happy birthday with the following post: “To the incredible man that saved me in all the ways..happy birthday, baby! To know you, is to truly adore you…the world lit up the day you were born. I love you!”
LAD Bible says Ben Affleck is going to play Batman again. He will reprise his role for ''Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.'' Jason Momoa posted a picture of him and Ben along with the caption; "REUNITED bruce and arthur. love u and miss u Ben. All great things coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha J."
A new survey by Nuffield Health reveals that 33% of men and 47% of women haven't exercised hard in the last 12 months. Both sexes say they are lacking motivation. Other findings:
- 11% of women got into a good exercise routine during the pandemic, but struggled to maintain it
- 14% of people have given up exercising all together
- 55% of women and 46% of men say they don't have time to exercise because of work
Video Game Study A new study by Georgia State University reveals that video gamers display better decision-making skills than non-gamers. Researchers studied dozens of gamers before concluding that they have stronger activity in key regions of their brains. The team believes video games could be a viable option for training people in perceptual decision-making. Lead researcher Mukesh Dhamala says, "Video games are played by the overwhelming majority of our youth more than three hours every week, but the beneficial effects on decision-making abilities and the brain are not exactly known. Our work provides some answers on that. Video game playing can effectively be used for training — for example, decision-making efficiency training, and therapeutic interventions — once the relevant brain networks are identified."
Outdated Survey A new survey by Media 02 reveals that 30% of workers think their company has outdated technology. Other findings:
- 15% of businesses still print everything out
- 17% of businesses still use Post-it Notes
- 4% of businesses still use bulky CRT monitors rather than flat screens
- 71% of people think their boss is stuck in the past
I have the world's rudest neighbor. Each night when I get home from work, I put my bulldog on my treadmill in the garage. My neighbor saw my bulldog walking and came over and told me what I was doing is animal cruelty. She said putting the dog on a treadmill is just plain wrong. I told her to mind her own business. My bulldog likes the treadmill. We also have two fans blowing on her. It's better than walking her outside and having her pant. My neighbor made me feel guilty. Should I? Am I a bad dog owner? What's your opinion on this?