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One in five people consider themselves to be “unlucky,” according to a new poll.  And it’s not for no reason. The average person will experience 543 unlucky events this year.  That’s just over 10 a week.  But one in 10 think Leap Years are luckier than normal years.  (???)  So maybe you’ll have a few less […]

Lifestyle

It’s National Walk Your Dog Day . . . so if you only do it once a year, today’s the day.  (???)  Seriously though, here’s why getting lazy and skipping those walks might be a bigger deal than you think. “The Washington Post” just did a big story about how skipping walks can “significantly affect your dog’s emotional and […]

Lifestyle

In the middle of winter, it can feel like all you do is WORK.  There’s the job that you get paid for . . . and the job, at home, that you DON’T. A new survey asked people to put a PRICE on all the chores they do . . . both around the house, […]

Lifestyle

 Still not quite sure what to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day?  If you’re in Idaho, you could see if there are any times still available at the local axe-throwing facility. Google Trends just released a list of the “uniquely popular” Valentine’s Day date activities in every state . . . and there’s a little bit […]

Health

An expert on longevity says five minutes a day might be all it takes to add years to your life.  Here are a few simple things that can improve your health and extend your life . . . 1.  Habit stacking.  Starting a new habit is hard.  But adding a new habit onto an existing one […]

Lifestyle

Some decisions are big and require time and consideration.  Others aren’t big, but we struggle with them anyway.  A new poll looked at the top everyday decisions we struggle with.  Here are the Top 10 . . . 1.  What to eat.  44% have trouble deciding on any given day. 2.  What to watch on […]

Lifestyle

Don’t freak out, but January is sometimes called “Divorce Month,” because it’s when divorce lawyers see a big uptick in clients.  There’s about a 25% spike in the number of people looking for divorce advice this month . . . possibly because they were waiting to get through the holidays. That doesn’t mean they necessarily […]

Lifestyle

Could your “normal” name be going EXTINCT?  BabyCenter.com looked at names we think of as normal that are becoming much less common.  Baby name trends always ebb and flow, so maybe they’ll be trendy again.  But here are a few names that are plummeting in the rankings right now . . . 1.  Brooke was […]

Lifestyle

Since COVID, there’s been a lot of talk about what’s more efficient, working from home or in an office.  But the results here seem pretty clear cut:  WORKING FROM HOME is the better option. Researchers looked at how many times the average employee got interrupted while working in person, and remotely. At the office, people […]

Former Charlotte resident and Miss USA Cheslie Kryst tragically took her own life on January 30th, 2022. Prior to her sudden passing, Kryst was working on a memoir and it was her wish that it be published. Cheslie wrote the first half. Her mom, April Simpkins, wrote the second.   The book delves deeply into […]