May 6 Free Prep
Today Is May 6
International No Diet Day
Joseph Brackett Day
National Beverage Day
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
National Crêpe Suzette Day
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Reason
National Nurses Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
No Homework Day
World Password Day
You can actually be addicted to cheese. When your body digests it, opiates are released, triggering the addictive element.
Q: Almost all of us have this in our homes, but only 40% use it. What is it?
A: Dental floss!
Food For Thought
There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't even jump puddles for you.
The world record for the loudest thing ever shouted belongs to an Irish teacher She shouted the word "quiet" at 121.7 decibels - a sound as loud as a thunderclap or a chainsaw
What gifts do Moms want for Mother's Day 2021?
Two-thirds of Americans (68%) plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, according to a YouGov poll of adults. Seven in 10 mothers (71%) say they will be celebrating the day, with mothers of children under 18 (78%) being especially likely to be commemorating the day with a phone call, card, special meal, or other event.
Most Americans who are acknowledging Mother’s Day this weekend plan to purchase a gift (55%). Two in five celebrators will send a card (41%), while 40% will have a special meal or celebration at home. Around one-third will talk on the phone (37%), while one in five (21%) plan to dine out as a part of their festivities.
Mother’s Day appears to be more of a spending holiday than Father’s Day, which is coming up on June 20. Among those who are celebrating Mother’s Day this year, 62% say they spend more on the maternal holiday. Just 6% of celebrators say they will spend more on Father’s Day.
But what do mothers actually want to mark the day? Two in five (43%) mothers say they’d like to receive a card, while 36% are hoping for flowers. One-third of moms (33%) would like a special experience with their family members, such as going on a hike or going to the beach. Around one-quarter of mothers want a keepsake gift (26%), chocolate (24%), or a homemade gift (24%).
About one in five mothers would appreciate a certificate for a massage or spa day (23%), jewelry (21%), or to have a day to themselves (19%). Another one in five mothers (19%) would be pleased if someone took care of household tasks that they are normally responsible for. About one in six want a food item (17%), while 14% would appreciate books or breakfast in bed.
Even fewer mothers want clothing (12%), alcohol (12%), or electronics (9%). One in 20 mothers (5%) are not certain what they want, and do not want anything at all.
This year, half of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day will be in-person (51%). A little more than one-third (36%) will talk on the phone, and one in five (20%) plans on video chatting. Slightly fewer will mark the day with text messages (17%) than last year (22%).
App Solutely Not
Privacy may be important for consumers, but stinginess is too. While 30% of US smartphone users say they would pay for subscriptions rather than allow their apps track them, a nearly equal 31% say they would allow all apps to track them if it meant avoiding any fees.
Huh?? I’m Awake
Staying awake for 18 hours has the same effect on your brain as drinking 2-3 beers
People who own dogs laugh more than people who own cats or have no pets, according to a study published in the journal Society & Animals
Bling Me Up
Searches for male engagement rings have grown by more than 66 percent in recent years, according to a report by global fashion search platform Lyst.
In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ following Richard's purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day. The song is considered to be one of the all-time greatest rock songs ever recorded. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed 'Satisfaction' in the second spot on its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on 'I'm Only Sleeping' and worked on various mixes of the track. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison who perfected the part with the tape running backwards so that, when reversed, it would fit the dreamlike mood.
Paul Simon set out on his first tour without partner Art Garfunkel, using The Jesse Dixon Singers as a back- up group on stage. Simon's tour of America and Europe was recorded and released as 'Live Rhymin'.
After the controversy regading Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines’ comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.
A sale at Christie's in London, England became the most successful pop auction in the company's history after Beatles memorabilia sold for a record £788,643. The auction included a leather collar worn by John Lennon which sold for £117,250. A signed copy of a management deal with The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein sold for £122,850. A Vox Kensington guitar used by Lennon and Harrison went for £100,000. Also sold - a coloured felt-pen drawing by Lennon (£10,000), a letter with his signature (£5,500), and a pen-and-ink drawing called Happy Fish (£9,500).
American jazz guitarist Barney Kessel died of a brain tumor aged of 80. He was a member of the the Wrecking Crew and was also a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio and worked with Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke and many others. He appeared on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album.
US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of Bruce Springsteen's latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content. The retailer - which stocked CDs at its branches in the US - said it would be promoting other albums instead.
Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion. The 37 year-old Grammy-winning singer had failed to pay taxes on about $1.8m (£1.2m) of earnings between 2005-07. In a statement to the judge, Hill said she had intended to pay the taxes but could not after withdrawing from public life and ending her music career to raise her children. Hill has six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley.
British-Jamaican singer and songwriter Errol Brown, best known as the frontman of the soul and funk band Hot Chocolate died of liver cancer at his home in the Bahamas. Their hits included 'You Sexy Thing', 'So You Win Again' and 'Brother Louie'. His break in music came in 1969 when he recorded a version of 'Give Peace a Chance' with some friends. Unable to change the lyrics without John Lennon's permission, he sent a copy to his record label, Apple, and the song was released with Lennon's approval.
The results of the evolution of western pop music, spanning from 1960 to 2010, was published in The Royal Society Open Science Journal. The scientists who looked at more than 17,000 songs found three music revolutions - in 1964, 1983 and 1991. In 1964 the invasion of British bands introduced a radical new rocky sound. Synthesisers, samplers and drum machines, drove a second major style shift in 1983. The third, in 1991, came about when rap and hip-hop went mainstream. The team also refuted claims that pop music was starting to sound the same.
MTV announced a slew of presenters for the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Wednesday. Leslie Jones hosts the awards show live May 16 at 9 p.m. EDT. Loki actor Tom Hiddleston, Snake Eyes star Henry Golding, Euphoria star Jacob Elordi, This Is Us stars Justin Hartley and Mandy Moore, The Conjuring stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, Chad star Nasim Pedrad, Zola star Riley Keough and Cobra Kai star Tanner Buchanan are some of the presenters. Some nominees are also presenting awards, including Bad Trip's Eric Andre, social media influencer Addison Rae, Ginny and Georgia's Antonia Gentry, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's Anthony Mackie, and Outer Banks nominees Chase Stokes, Madison Bailey, Jonathan Daviss and Madelyn Cline.
Marvel series Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston, will now premiere June 9 on Disney+. Hiddleston made the announcement on Wednesday in a new video that poked fun at how The God of Mischief is never featured in any Avengers montages.
The series will follow Loki as he falls into hot water with the Time Variance Authority after taking the Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame.
Making the Cut Season 2 is coming to Amazon Prime Video in July. The streaming service announced that the fashion design competition series will return with new episodes July 16. Amazon also introduced the Season 2 contestants: Ally Ferguson, Andrea Pitter, Andrea Salazar, Dushyant Asthana, Gary Graham, Joshua Scacheri, Lendrell Martin, Lucie Brochard, Raf Swiader and Olivia Oblanc.
Tallulah Willis is engaged to be married. Willis, the 27-year-old daughter of actor Bruce Willis and actress Demi Moore, recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Dillon Buss.
Website's 'nap reviewer' dream job pays $1,500 for 30 naps
A company announced it is seeking "nap reviewers" to get paid $1,500 each to take daily naps for 30 days and document the experience. EachNight.com, which offers comparisons of mattresses, bedding and other items, said it is researching the "pros and cons of napping" and is seeking a team of "nap reviewers" to document their mid-day rests.
"Over the course of 30 days, our dedicated nappers will be required to take part in a variety of experiments testing out theories such as the best nap duration for feeling refreshed, the effects of napping on overall levels of fatigue, and the effects of napping on memory, motivation and productivity," the company said.
The nap reviewers will be required to participate in video calls before and after each nap to document the experience.
Applications for the five positions are being accepted through May 31 on the company's website.
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Snack on This
According to a poll from Hickory Farms 35% of people, the primetime for a snack is in the early afternoon. All adults have also come across foods they love now that they once hated. Top among those foods are bitter greens like broccoli (42%), kale (39%) and Brussels sprouts (39%). On average, Americans won’t start embracing these foods until they’re at least 22. Two-thirds of Americans are also serious when it comes to their snacking habits. Sixty-two percent of people say they could eat an entire family-sized bag of chips in a single sitting if given the opportunity. Likewise, 62% get cravings easily and will give into their cravings easily.
Budweiser launches 'Pupweiser' competition to see which dog's face will be on the holiday can
This upcoming holiday season, Budweiser is going to make one lucky dog the face of its beer. On Facebook, Budweiser announced that it is launching a new promotion it's calling "Pupweiser." According to the post, the company is going to pick one dog’s face to put on its cans this fall. The post says, "Your dog’s pawfect face could be on millions of Bud cans sold across the country this fall! Reply with your favorite dog pic using #PupweiserContest to enter. While only one pup will get the crown, in honor of all dogs who enter, we're donating to Pets & People Foundation, Inc." Beer-loving pet owners (or pet-owning beer drinkers) can submit a photo of their dog through social media until May 9th. Four dogs will be chosen and fans can vote between May 10th and 12th. The winner’s face will then decorate the company’s holiday cans.
A Bottle Of French Wine That Spent A Year In Space Is Being Auctioned Off
A bottle of wine that aged for a year in space is being auctioned off to one lucky winner. The exclusive Pétrus 2000 bottle is estimated to sell for about $1 million according to wine experts. Pétrus 2000 was made with merlot grapes in the Bordeaux region, and according to a report by BBC, this particular bottle spent 14 months in orbit. Twelve total bottles were sent to space by the International Space Station in November of 2019 and they returned to Earth in January of this year. The bottles spent over 400 days in space and traveled around 186 million miles. The bottle being auctioned is the only one from the batch that will hit the market. Of the 12 bottles that went to space, three were opened for tasting and the remaining eight will be held for further tasting, testing, and researching. The auctioned bottle of Pétrus 2000 will be sold in a specially designed case that will include a typical aged bottle so the recipient can taste the two and compare them.
A quarter of people living with their partner are so smitten they are worried about suffering from separation anxiety as restrictions are eased
A quarter of people living with their partner are so smitten they are worried about suffering from separation anxiety as restrictions are eased, research from Bond Touch has revealed.
The survey adults who live with their other half found 68 per cent have “adored” spending more time together over the last year.
Being able to go out walking together topped the list of activities people were able to enjoy more of, followed by talking, eating lunch with each other, and watching box sets.
24 per cent are worried about getting separation anxiety from their partner when restrictions are eased - with men and women equally concerned.
More than a fifth (21 per cent) are dreading spending time away from their partner when they go back to work.
23 per cent admit they will feel jealous of their partner's friends when they are spending time with them.
63 per cent thought having their partner nearby for much of lockdown and Covid restrictions has been wonderful.
But just a fifth (21 per cent) think they have told their partner they love them more over the past year. Almost half (47 per cent) even want to spend all their spare time with their partner.
And six in 10 of those polled via OnePoll said spending lockdown with their partner confirms they're perfect for each other.
Life really does begin in your forties
Life really does begin in your forties – with holidays, friendships and fitness all better than in previous years. A survey of adults aged 40 and over found four in 10 believe they are more ‘adventurous’ in their fifth decade – trying new things like sports, activities and hobbies. Just under half also reported better, healthier friendships in their 40s than the ones they had in their 20s and 30s, due to having a greater understanding of others. More than a third found themselves exercising more, to offset the natural changes that occur during the ageing process.
35 per cent of 40-somethings admit to prioritising holidays more now, than ever before.
Just under four in 10 believe their general happiness is much higher now than at any other point in their lifetime, while one in three have seen more career success – including promotions, pay rises and landing their dream jobs.
48 per cent started to take better care of their diet and pay more attention to what they were eating after their 40th birthday.
The average 40-year-old loves holidays and will go on four holidays a year – two short breaks, and two longer trips.
When it comes to keeping fit, the typical 40-something will exercise for an hour and 41 minutes each week and spend another hour and 44 minutes on their hobbies.
They’ll walk around in the great outdoors for an hour and 50 minutes, and spend one hour and seven minutes in the pub.
And just under three in 10 also feel more confident in their body now than they did when they were younger.
Almost half of Americans say they are the best person they know
Almost half of all Americans believe they’re the best person they know, a new survey suggests Behold Retreats.
81% said they believe that humankind is inherently good, and three in four (75%) believe they’re fundamentally a good person.
But when asked how they would compare themselves to others in their life, 46% went a step further, admitting to a belief that they’re “better” than everyone else they know.
Broken down by gender, female respondents were less likely to think of themselves as good (67% vs 86% of men), and more likely to believe that humanity is bad (20% vs 4% of men).
Only 55% of Millennials believe in the goodness of humanity; respondents between the ages of 25 and 39 were also least likely to claim to be a good person (68%) and the most likely to say they “didn’t think in terms of ‘good’ or ‘bad’” (12%).
72% admit to judging other people’s behavior, while 61% also worry that they’re being actively judged by others.
Respondents were most likely to say that a good person should be kind (49%), giving (45%), and friendly (41%) — but when asked to list which qualities they wished to have, respondents wanted to be more successful (38%) over anything else, even happiness (21%).
62% agree that everyone has the capacity to become a better person, only 43% believe they’re doing everything they possibly can to better themselves.
Of the 74% who’ve engaged in self-improvement methods, 38% said that the methods they tried were initially successful — but only 22% said they were all successful in the long term.
Americans reveal they are spending less on these items since the start of the pandemic
According to a new survey from Intuit, four in 10 Americans believe they actually spent more money in 2020 compared to 2019.
45% of respondents are actually spending more on their caffeine fix since the pandemic began.
63% of respondents admitted that they used to make a lot of routine, regular purchases 12 months ago that they no longer make now, spending an average of $108.56 less each month.
59% believed that the pandemic has had a positive impact on their finances, having decreased their spending in other categories like clothing (34%), cosmetics (39%) and commuter costs (25%).
But while some are thriving, a fourth of people (25%) believe the pandemic has negatively affected their finances, including more women than men (25% vs 19%).
One in four (25%) of millennials between the ages of 25 and 40 report a negative impact on their finances, compared to a little over one in three (37%) baby boomers aged 56 and over.
95% of millennials polled say they’re either employed or self-employed, only 41% of boomers say the same, while another 44% are retired.
Millennials are also having a harder time keeping their impulse spending in check; 67% say it’s gotten out of hand lately, as well as 64% of all male survey-takers.
TOP FIVE THINGS PEOPLE ARE SPENDING MORE MONEY ON
1. Coffee - 45%
2. Streaming subscriptions - 36%
3. Package delivery/shipping costs - 35%
4. Technology - 33%
5. Cell data - 33%
TOP FIVE THINGS PEOPLE ARE SPENDING LESS MONEY ON
1. Clothing - 34%
2. Cosmetics - 30%
3. Transportation/commuting - 25%
4. Entertainment - 24%
5. Alcohol - 21%
UK-based broadband comparison service broadbandchoices.co.uk compiled a list of the 50 most popular one-hit wonder songs based on the 20 most followed one-hit wonder playlists on Spotify. After ranking the hits by number of Spotify streams, “Somebody That I Used to Know” won the unofficial blue ribbon with more than 810 million plays.
1. “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye
2. “This Girl” by Cookin’ on 3 Burners
3. “Stuck in the Middle With You” by Stealers Wheel
4. “Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners
5. “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes
6. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by Toploader
7. “Mambo No. 5” by Lou Bega
8. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves
9. “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede
10. “Blue (Da Ba Dee) ” by Eiffel 65
11. “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia
12. “IAmChino” by Ay Mi Dios
13. “What Is Love” by Haddaway
14. “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter
15. “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
16. “Save Tonight” by Eagle-Eye Cherry
17. “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” by Silentó
18. “Escape (Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes
19. “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
20. “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus
21. “Send Me on My Way” by Rusted Root
22. “(I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight” by Cutting Crew
23. “(I've Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley
24. “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne
25. “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
26. “You Only Get What You Give” by New Radicals
27. “99 Luftballons” by Nena
28. “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
29. “Black Betty” by Ram Jam
30. “My Sharona” by The Knack
31. “MMMBop” by Hanson
32. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
33. “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
34. “Breakfast at Tiffany's” by Deep Blue Something
35. “Better Off Alone” by Alice DeeJay
36. “Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass
37. “Turn Me On” by Kevin Lyttle
38. “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies
39. “She's So High” by Tal Bachman
40. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry
41. “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles
42. “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn
43. “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba
44. “Dragostea Din Tei” by O-Zone
45. “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts
46. “Macarena” by Los Del Río
47. “Jordan Belfort” by Wes Walker & Dyl
48. “There She Goes” by The La’s
49. “Bi***” by Meredith Brooks
50. “Dancing in the Moonlight” by King Harvest
A third of young people are considering quitting their jobs to sell goods on smartphone apps
A third of young people are considering quitting their jobs to sell goods on smartphone apps, research has revealed.
A survey of 18 to 24-year-olds found clothes (49 per cent) were the most popular item to sell via their mobile, followed by footwear (24 per cent) and video games and consoles (24 per cent).
67 per cent of young people have sold at least one item on a smartphone app since March 2020.
Almost a third (31 per cent) of respondents have sold 10 or more items, according to the research by O2 Business, which offers small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers tailored flexible packages specifically designed to help businesses as they evolve.
The main driver was to make additional money, with 43 per cent saying it allowed them to supplement their existing income or support them during their studies.
A third of 18 to 24-year-olds are considering leaving their current job or full-time education to focus on selling items online using smartphone apps.
14 per cent saying they have sold sporting or fitness equipment.
It also emerged 24 per cent of those polled said smartphone apps had made their wheeling and dealing experience more flexible, while a fifth (21 per cent) said they were quick and easy to use on-the-go.
Top items sold online by young ‘mobilepreneurs’
Clothing (49 per cent)
Footwear (24 per cent)
Video games/consoles (24 per cent)
Mobile phones (22 per cent)
Beauty products (21 per cent)
Homeware (19 per cent)
Food and drink (14 per cent)
Sports equipment/accessories (14 per cent)
Playing cards, i.e Pokémon Cards (10 per cent)
Fitness classes/advice (9 per cent)
According to MSN Poll:How Healthy Are You?
Have you visited a doctor in the past year?
Have you had your teeth cleaned in the past year?
Are you behind on doctor or dental visits due to the pandemic?
Do you like your health insurance?
Do you have dental insurance?
Things of Interest
Does your sweet tooth make you sweet
If you have a sweet tooth, chances are you like to live on the wild side of life, according to a new study from Hickory Farms.
A survey of general population Americans has found major personality differences between those who prefer sweet treats and those who prefer savory snacks.
Among the differences, sweet snackers are more likely to be social butterflies with their snacking — like while hanging out with friends (20%) or during a game night (19%).
Savory snackers meanwhile tend to save their snacks for more intimate or subtle events, like on dates (27%) and binge-watching tv (23%).
And with more time on their hands, sweets lovers would likely end up at the beach (28%), museum (20%) or in the wilderness (17%). Savory palates, however, would rather go shopping at a mall (31%) or explore a new city (10%).
SWEET VS SAVORY
- Favorite place - Shopping mall 31%
- Favorite music genre - Blues 31%
- Favorite book genre - Historical fiction 29%
- Favorite film genre - Science-fiction 37%
- Favorite tv genre - Science-fiction 33%
- Favorite place - Beach 28%
- Favorite music genre - Rap/hip-hop 18%
- Favorite book genre - Comedy 22%
- Favorite film genre - Comedy 25%
- Favorite tv genre - Comedy 27%
This Day In Music
Today Is May 7
International Space Day
International Tuba Day
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Cosmopolitan Day
National Public Gardens Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Tourism Day
No Pants Day
Paste Up Day
Provider Appreciation Day
School Lunch Hero Day
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