Young People Are Complaining About Things That Were Better "Back in the Day"
Grandparents can use the phrase "back in my day" all they want. But can 20-year-olds really be this bitter already? Someone on Reddit asked people to name things that used to be great but SUCK now. And a lot of modern-day stuff made the list . . . 1. Dating sites. Most of them moved to the swipe-right model, and they're even more focused on pictures now. So it's tough unless you're gorgeous. 2. YouTube. Everything has ads. Some even play in the middle of videos now. 3. Online recipes. Food bloggers have to worry about SEO stuff now. So you always have to scroll to the bottom of a long story to find to the actual recipe and ingredients. 4. Facebook. For a few years, it was about reconnecting with friends. Now it's just photos of your friends' kids, and people arguing about politics. 5. Thrift stores. They got trendy, so everything's picked through and overpriced. 6. Buying your first home. It used to be fun and exciting. Now everything's outside your budget, and you're competing with 20 other people. 7. Flying. The seats are smaller, the food is worse, the fees are higher, and the passengers are unpredictable.
Don't Sleep Naked, You're Soiling Your Sheets Every Night
Do you sleep in the BUFF? Well, a doctor on TikTok named Tony Youn would like you to know how DISGUSTING you are. And he says no one in their right mind should be sleeping next to you. He says no one should sleep naked because of all the GAS we pass in our sleep . . . which usually contains a small amount of FECAL MATTER He says the average person breaks wind 15 to 25 times a day, and some of those biscuits happen in our sleep. So you end up lightly soiling your sheets each night, and it adds up. But clothing basically catches 100% of those particles. So as long as you're wearing underwear, your sheets should stay relatively clean.
Women Are Now More Likely Than Men to Control the TV Remote
A lot of guys won't buy this stat. But just think about how many hours of "90 Day Fiancé" you've watched during the pandemic. A new poll found women are now more likely to control the REMOTE, and choose most of the shows couples watch. 67% of women say it's true. And the average couple has two dust-ups a month over what to watch next. Here are a few more stats on our TV-watching habits . . . 1. The average person spends 24 minutes a week deciding which shows to watch, and another 25 minutes on movies. So over the course of your life, you'll spend 112 DAYS flipping through channels and exploring Netflix. 2. A third of people say it's hard to decide what to watch because there are just too many options now. 3. 36% have watched something they didn't REALLY want to watch. But people were raving about it, and they didn't want to miss out. 4. The top things we look at before we watch something are the genre, the actors, and how long a movie or TV show is. 5. Just under half of us have taken so long to decide, we ended up turning the TV off and didn't watch anything.
The Top 25 Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree
Not all careers require a college degree, which is really good when it comes to student loans. A company called SkillPointe has released its first "job score report," which showcases careers requiring two years of training or less. Then they ranked them based on current salaries . . . available job openings . . . future growth . . . and interest among job seekers. Jobs in construction, technology, healthcare, and public service dominate the Top 25. Here's the list: 1. Software developer 2. Systems analyst 3. Electrician 4. Police officer 5. Truck driver 6. Carpenter 7. Plumber 8. IT support specialist 9. Nurse 10. Certified nursing assistant 11. Auto mechanic 12. Teacher assistant 13. Medical assistant 14. Industrial machinery mechanic 15. Network administrator 16. Heavy equipment operator 17. Training and development specialist 18. Paralegal and legal assistant 19. Social services assistant 20. Information security analyst 21. Welder 22. Dental hygienist 23. Machinist 24. HVAC technician 25. Laboratory technician
Will the Pandemic Finally Kill Off Fax Machines? Here's an unlikely victim of the pandemic: FAX MACHINES might finally go away for good, and almost everyone agrees it's overdue. But hospitals still use them for test results and medical records, so it's not as easy as it sounds. A lot of medical info hasn't been digitized, so doctors still rely on paper records. And it's caused huge bottlenecks during Covid. So why do we still use them? Well, faxes can't be hacked, and you get a receipt when they're delivered. So that's why hospitals and lawyers still use them. And until now, the mentality was "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." But the pandemic showed the system IS broken. So now there's a big push to finally move on from fax machines and find a better solution.
NFL Football Is Back! A Record Number of Us Plan to Bet This Season
NFL football is almost here. The first game is tomorrow between the Cowboys and Bucs. And a new report found a record number of Americans will GAMBLE on games this season. The American Gaming Association says over 45 million Americans will bet on games in one way or another. That's almost 1 in 5 people who are old enough to gamble. Casual betting with friends is the most common way we do it. Meaning things like betting 20 bucks that your team will beat your friend's favorite team. Online betting is next, including bets made on illegal gambling sites. Those types of bets are expected to jump 73 PERCENT this year. Fantasy football leagues and office pools are next, followed by bets at casinos. Placing bets with a bookie is less common. It also found 25% of Americans are more excited about this NFL season than usual.
A Study Found Turning Your Camera Off Helps with Zoom Fatigue
People who leave their camera off on Zoom are JERKS, right? If I have to show my face, you should too. But a new study found they might actually be onto something . . . Researchers at the University of Arizona just did a big study on Zoom fatigue, and found that turning your camera off can help you avoid it. They tracked 100 employees for a month, and looked at how stressed out they were after Zoom meetings. And the ones who turned their cameras off experienced FAR less Zoom fatigue than the ones who left them on. They didn't just set it so they couldn't see their own video. They completely turned their camera off, so NO ONE could see them. In other words, just knowing you're on camera is what makes Zoom calls so exhausting. They also found that women and new hires experienced the most fatigue, probably because there's extra pressure on them to look their best. The team behind the study says bosses should never require employees to keep their camera on, because it leads to more burnout. And they should let people know it's fine to leave their camera off if they want to.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Sidekicks Ranked from Best to Worst
Someone over at TheWrap has ranked the sidekicks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe from BEST to WORST. Here they are: 1. War Machine in the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" movies . . . played by Don Cheadle. 2. Luis in the "Ant-Man" movies . . . played by Michael Pena. 3. Valkyrie in "Thor: Ragnarok" . . . played by Tessa Thompson. 4. Wong in "Doctor Strange" . . . played by Benedict Wong. 5. Ned in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" . . . played by Jacob Batalon. 6. Okoye in "Black Panther" . . . played by Danai Gurira. 7. Katy in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" . . . played by Awkwafina. 8. Baron Zemo on the "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" series . . . played by Daniel Bruhl. 9. The Hulk in "Thor: Ragnarok" . . . played by Mark Ruffalo. 10. Sylvie on the "Loki" series . . . played by Sophia Di Martino. 11. Battlestar on the "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" series . . . played by Clé Bennett. 12. Loki in "Thor: Ragnarok" . . . played by Tom Hiddleston. 13. Agent Coulson in "Avengers" and "Iron Man" . . . played by Clark Gregg. 14. Maria Rambeau in "Captain Marvel" . . . played by Lashana Lynch. 15. Yelena in "Black Widow" . . . played by Florence Pugh. 16. Lady Sif in "Thor" . . . played by Jamie Alexander. 17. Sam Wilson in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" . . . played by Anthony Mackie. 18. The Warriors Three in "Thor" . . . played by Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, and Josh Dallas. 19. Everett K. Ross in "Black Panther" . . . played by Martin Freeman.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. Since "Jackass" debuted in 2000, the main cast has accrued an estimated $24 million worth of injuries. When you include the crew and other cast members, the total is closer to $38 million. Johnny Knoxville has accrued the most. 2. MONICA LEWINSKY never received an apology from BILL CLINTON. But she says she doesn't need one anymore. Still, she thinks he should WANT to apologize, the same way she would, quote, "to people my actions have hurt." 3. JOE ROGAN doesn't like people saying he took "horse dewormer" for COVID. He says, quote, "I literally got it from a doctor. It's an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings." 4. It looks like AMELIA HAMLIN and SCOTT DISICK really did break up. And Amelia's mom LISA RINNA responded to the report on Instagram with a smiley face emoji. 5 The reason the Denver Broncos had to play a game last year without any of their quarterbacks was because all four QBs got together to watch game film, and took off their contact-tracing devices so they could sit close to each other. 6. Someone ranked the Marvel Cinematic Universe sidekicks from BEST to WORST. The best is War Machine in the "Avengers" movies . . . and the worst is Everett K. Ross from "Black Panther". 7. STEVE BURNS, the O.G. host of "Blues Clues", made a video for his grown-up fans. He addressed his exit in 2002 and said, quote, "I guess I just wanted to say that after all these years I never forgot you . . . ever." 8. Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains and Kim Thayil from Soundgarden are leading a "Sounds of Seattle" Rock Camp. It'll take place in Los Angeles from February 17th to the 20th. 9. The 1996 BMW TUPAC SHAKUR was fatally shot in is for sale, with an asking price of $1.7 million. It's been restored to its original condition, so don't expect bloodstains or bullet holes. Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of Tupac's murder. 10. In a new interview, ASHLEY MONROE said her form of cancer will never go away, but with treatment she can keep it at bay. And she's releasing a five-song EP today called "Covers".