Sometimes you have to do things to advance your career you’d rather not do. For instance, one in five men admits to kissing the boss’s ass when what they’d really like to do is just kick him (or her) in the butt.
Source: Men’s Health, 5/13
Did you forget to shave this morning? Then this will come as good news: Women are turned on by guys’ unshaven cheeks. In a new study, researchers showed women photographs of men with four stages of facial hair: clean-shaven, light stubble (five days without shaving), heavy stubble (ten days without shaving) and bearded. Heavy stubble was the big winner, with most women saying some significant facial hair is the most attractive.
Source: Science, 4/28/13
Who’s more likely to fall in love at first sight – a man or a woman? It’s the guys, by a long shot. Researchers interviewed more than 80,000 people from around the world and found that men are much more likely than women — 48 percent vs. 28 percent — to fall in love at first sight.
Source: Reader’s Digest, 4/28/13
Thanks to DVRs, DVDs, and computers, we don’t just watch TV anymore – we consume it, often swallowing entire seasons of shows as fast as we can in one or two sittings. There’s a term for that. It’s called binge watching.
Source: Entertainment Weekly, 5/3/13
The average American receives 12 vacation days per year, and only uses 10 of these days for vacation, while the average European receives 25 vacation days per year, and uses 100 percent of those days.
Source: Ipsos Ideas Spotlight, 4/28/13
Here’s a new way to fight dragon breath: You may be able to keep bad breath away by eating plain yogurt. A study found that people who ate two three-ounce servings of yogurt daily for six weeks reduced levels of bad breath-causing hydrogen sulfides by 80 percent.
Source: iVillage Health, 4/28/13
If you want to increase your chances of a smooth first date, meet for drinks. That’s where 44 percent of people think it’s best to go to get to know someone. Having dinner is second on the list, followed by a movie, and doing an outdoor activity like hiking.
Source: USA Today, 4/28/13
You can boost your relationships by swearing at a friend, acquaintance or even a co-worker. It not only helps make the problem easier to handle, it strengthens your relationship, say researchers in New Zealand. In fact, getting so upset that you actually swear can draw you closer because it shows you’re comfortable enough with the other person to let your guard down.
Source: Woman’s World, 4/29/13