Women Shouldn't Pee in the Shower?
Add this to the list of reasons the world is easier if you're a man: A doctor named Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas is going viral on TikTok after telling women they shouldn't PEE IN THE SHOWER. She specializes in physical therapy for pelvic floor muscles . . . the ones that keep your pee from coming out accidentally. And she says peeing in the shower could eventually lead to LEAKAGE. Or it's one bad habit anyway. Basically, women's bodies aren't designed to pee standing up. And doing it too much trains your pelvic floor muscles to LET you do it. Which you don't want, especially as you get older. Other bad habits include peeing when you don't really need to . . . hovering when you're in a public bathroom . . . and pushing your pee out really hard to go faster. So does that mean guys can pee in the shower and not worry about it? Yes and no. Obviously men pee standing up most of the time. But even for guys, there's a reason to not do it in the shower. It trains your body to associate peeing with running water. If you do it a lot, your brain will start thinking that running water means it's time to go. So you might start feeling the urge to pee when you wash your hands or fill up a glass of water.
And the Most Popular Band Tee Is . . .
A new study by someone at RushOrderTees revealed the most popular band tees across all genres. The most popular is AC/DC. Here are the Top Ten: 1. AC/DC. 2. Aerosmith. 3. Queen. 4. Pink Floyd. 5. Green Day. 6. Bob Marley. 7. Foo Fighters. 8. The Beatles. 9. Prince. 10. Ariana Grande. (Eminem, Metallica, and Nirvana just missed the Top 10. Do you have a most prized band tee in your closet?)
Renting Clothes Might Become More Popular Than Buying Them
I have at least 20 things in my closet that I never wear. So maybe this makes sense? A new study at Washington State found Gen Z'ers are much more willing to RENT clothes instead of buy them. They talked to over 350 adults who were around 25 to 30. And they still want their clothes to be fashionable. But they don't necessarily need to OWN them. It's partly about money, but also sustainability. Young people tend to care more about recycling clothes and not wasting resources. When you include everything from shirts to socks, the average person buys 67 new pieces of clothing a year.
The Top Things in a Packed Lunch That Kids Don't Eat
With school starting back up, three out of five parents say they're stressed about having to pack their kids' lunch again. Especially because your kid might not even eat it all anyway. The poll looked at some of the most common things kids leave uneaten at lunch. And yes, vegetables are #1. But we were surprised that kids leave a lot of JUNK FOOD behind too . . . 1. Vegetables. 83% of parents make sure veggies are in there. But it's the part of their lunch that they're least likely to eat. 2. Fruit. 3. The main part of their meal. 4. Salty snacks. 5. Sweet snacks. The poll also found parents spend an average of $390 extra on groceries PER CHILD during the school year.
Monopoly is a board game that almost everyone knows . . . almost no one wants to play . . . and once started, almost never ends. But someone claims to have nailed down the perfect strategy to win . . . and no, it doesn't involve having a hotel on Boardwalk. Here are a few of their suggestions: 1. Always buy everything you can. Seven turns into the game money becomes worthless in comparison to your properties. And always play by the real rules, so if a person chooses NOT to buy, the property is auctioned to the highest bidder. 2. Never buy the cheap purple or brown properties, utilities, or railroads WITH the intent of completing the set . . . instead use them as trades with worse players who think they're good. Railroads in particular are VERY in demand but awful unless you get all four, at which point they're still worse than the light blues. 3. The most valuable properties are the oranges and reds, because that's where most people land after getting out of jail. 4. Get a full set as soon as possible, and put four houses on each, never a hotel. As per the rules, once the houses in the box are gone, nobody can get any more, and therefore nobody can build hotels. So you can cut others off by doing that. No Excuse! A Study Found Our Metabolism Doesn't Slow Down Until We're 60
Most of us pack on a few extra pounds in our 30s and 40s. And we always blame our metabolism, because everyone knows it slows down as you age. But you might NOT be able to use that excuse anymore. A new study came out on Friday that found your metabolism DOESN'T actually slow down that much as you hit middle-age. Researchers found it peaks when we're babies, around age one. Then it gradually slows down until we're around 20. But from 20 to 60, it plateaus and stays pretty consistent. So if you gain a bunch of weight in your 40s or 50s, other factors are at play. Like eating more and being less active.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. JENNIFER LOPEZ got rid of all the ALEX RODRIGUEZ pics on her Instagram. She also unfollowed him. I guess that's what we call a clean break in the age of social media. 2. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY never wears deodorant or cologne, but he doesn't smell. YVETTE NICOLE BROWN says, quote, "He smells like granola and good livin'. He has a sweet, sweet scent. That is just him, and it's not musty or crazy." 3. QUENTIN TARANTINO's mom isn't holding a grudge over him never giving her any money. She says, quote, "I support him, I'm proud of him and love him and his growing new family." 4. Some celebrities you didn't realize use stage names include: OLIVIA WILDE who is Olivia Jane Cockburn . . . BRIE LARSON who is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers . . . and MICHAEL KEATON who is Michael John Douglas. 5. KEVIN HART interviewed DON CHEADLE on his show "Hart to Heart" and when Don mentioned that he's 56 years old, Kevin said, "Damn!" Then things got awkward, because Don seemed offended, and Kevin apologized. 6. MEGHAN MARKLE is reportedly talking to KATE MIDDLETON about doing a documentary for Netflix about Kate's charity work. A source says, quote, "Kate is very flattered, and it's all very positive between them." 7. DEBRA WINGER was cast in "A League of Their Own", but she quit when they hired MADONNA. She says, quote, "I think [her] acting career has spoken for itself." 8. TRAVIS BARKER went on his first plane flight since surviving that deadly crash 13 years ago. He joined KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN and KRIS JENNER for a trip to Cabo San Lucas. 9. A study on the most popular band tees revealed the top three choices as AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Queen. Eminem, Metallica, and Nirvana just missed the Top 10. 10 WALKER HAYES had to clarify that the "squeaking in the truck bed" in "Fancy Like" is a Styrofoam cooler, NOT a couple getting busy.