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And Now, Two New Things to Worry About
Because life isn't stressful enough already, here are a couple NEW things for you to worry about . . .
#1.) 10% of People Never Exercise. According to a new survey, 10% of people say they haven't exercised in more than a DECADE. And the average person stops exercising altogether by age 56.
#2.) Eating Fried Food is Like Having Hepatitis? We all know fried food is bad for us . . . but it's THIS bad? A new study has found that regularly eating fried foods from fast food restaurants is as bad for your liver as having HEPATITIS.
Five Things You Should Avoid Saying at Work
Here's something to help you start the work week. "Forbes" magazine put together a list of five phrases you should avoid at the office, because they either make you seem unprofessional, or like you don't care.
--And if you say them A LOT, they can prevent you from being promoted.
#1.) "No Problem." It implies that what you did wasn't really a big deal, and that the person you're talking to didn't even NEED to thank you.
--So when someone says thanks, just say "you're welcome" instead. It implies that you DID go out of your way, but you're still glad you could help.
#2.) "It's Not Fair." For example, if someone gets a promotion and you think YOU deserve one, it's better to skip the complaining part, and just explain to your boss why the next raise or promotion should go to YOU.
--That way you're being proactive about it, not just whining.
#3.) "That's Not My Job." If it's something like picking up your boss's dry cleaning, then maybe you DO have a case. But if it's less extreme than that, you should at least ACT like you're trying to be a team player.
--That doesn't necessarily mean you have to say yes. But instead of saying no, try something like, "Sure, I can do that. But right now I have A, B, and C on my plate. I'd have to put one of those on hold."
#4.) "I Think." Some people claim you should just drop it from your vocabulary . . . or anything like it . . . because it makes you seem unsure of yourself. But the "Forbes" article doesn't quite go that far.
--Apparently the phrases "I believe" and "I am confident" are both fine to use in its place. But they do agree that the phrase "I think" is no good.
--And you also shouldn't start a sentence with things like, "I could be wrong" or "maybe this is dumb."
#5.) "You Guys." This one depends on how laid back your co-workers are. But some people think it's sexist, or too casual to use in an office setting . . . or BOTH.
--It's better to use the word "everyone." As in, "What does everyone think we should do?" Either that, or just drop the word "guys" so it's, "What do you think we should do?" Not, "What do you GUYS think we should do?"
A New Survey Has Figured Out the Four Things You Do Wrong When You're Flirting:
We've got the results of a new survey that's figured out the four things you do WRONG when you're flirting. Check them out . . .
#1.) You're too aggressive. Women say the biggest flirting mistake a guy can make is being too aggressive. That's even worse than using a bad pick-up line, or making an inappropriate comment.
#2.) You're condescending. Men say the biggest flirting mistake a woman can make is EMASCULATING him . . . like offering to give him some money to buy a drink.
#3.) You think everyone who flirts with you is trying to date you. The survey found 54% of men and 41% of women will flirt with someone even if they're not interested in pursuing anything.
#4.) You aren't keeping up with the trends. The majority of people say that flirting has evolved from being, quote, "coy and giggling" to having a real conversation where you make fun of each other a little bit.
Half of Us Post Relationship Photos Online Hoping an Ex Will See Them:
According to a new survey by flirt.com, most of us might NOT be over our old relationships when we start a new one.
--Half of us post photos with a new boyfriend or girlfriend online . . . secretly hoping that our ex will see them.
--Two thirds of people say that it takes them take two weeks to change their Facebook status to single after a breakup.
--But after a month, HALF of all men say they're ready to start dating again. Only one in four women are.
--71% of women say that they'd NEVER date a friend or colleague of their ex . . . but half of guys say they'd take a shot at someone their ex knows.