Q: According to a new survey of 2,000 people (by Spana) what is the top reason people are jealous of their pets?
A: Sleeping whenever they want
2. Having no worries or stress
3. Not having to go to work
4. They don’t have to pay for things
5. They never have to make hard decisions
6. Being happy just to go outside for a walk
7. Always getting snacks and treats
8. Being able to fit in cozy places
9. They get loads of cuddles
10. They will always know unconditional love from their owner/ family
Q: According to a new survey (From the website SpareRoom.com) that talked to 6,000 people to find out what the “perfect roommate” looks like. And most of the top things we look for apply whether you’re living with friends, strangers, or even your significant other. The top qualities people want in a roommate: 1) You’re respectful & 2) You’re responsible. What came next?
A: You’re honest
4. You keep the place clean
5. You’re friendly
6. You’re quiet
7. You don’t smoke (People who DO smoke also made the list at #18. Probably because smokers want to live with other smokers who won’t complain about it.)
8. You’re in a certain age range
9. You have similar interests and hobbies
10. You love animals
Also, 25% said they’d ideally like to be roommates with a wine drinker . . . 40% of people in their 20s want a roommate who likes to party . . . while 82% of people over 50 said partying is a deal breaker
Q: 2,000 parents were asked if they’ve added any new “rules of the house” because of the pandemic. We have those coming up…. But, on the opposite end of the spectrum…. The poll also looked at the top normal rules we’ve RELAXED this year…. What is the #1 house rule we’ve relaxed this year?
A: Eating in front of the TV
2) Letting kids stay up past their bedtime
3) Dirty clothes on the floor
4) Phones at the dinner table
5) Always putting the toilet seat down
Here are the four most-common house rules we’ve added this year . . .
1. You have to wash your hands as soon as you walk in the door. 59% of families try to follow that one now.
2. Cleaning doorknobs and other high-contact surfaces on a regular basis, 49%.
Q: A new survey asked what counts as “being in a relationship” . . . #1 is: Been dating for a year or more- 84% say that means you’re in a relationship. #2 is: Dating for six months or more . . . 72% say that means you’re in a relationship. What’s next on this survey as “what counts as being in a relationship?”
A: You’ve agreed not to date other people . . . 70%.
4. You’ve both said “I love you” . . . 60%
5. You have a drawer at their place . . . 58%
6. You’ve changed your Facebook status to “in a relationship” . . . 40%
7. You’ve had sex . . . 17%
8. You’ve been on three dates . . . 8%
9. You’ve been to their house . . . 8%
10. You’ve been on a single date . . . 5% of people say that means you’re in a relationship
Q: A new survey asked 2,000 people: What are the most adventurous everyday foods you can find in grocery stores?… #1 was: Oysters…What came next on the list?
4. Hot sauce. Especially the REALLY hot stuff
5. Blue cheese.
(“Haggis” and “chili chocolate” also made the list. But we left them off since they’re not very common in the U.S.)
Q: A new survey asked people if they miss different things about being in an office, and the thing people miss the most is: Seeing work friends and coworkers. 66% miss it. What’s the next thing people miss about being in their office?
2. Face-to-face meetings, 49%
3. Office gossip, 38%
4. Going out to lunch, 31%
5. Sometimes leaving early, 26%
6. Putting on “real” clothes, 15%
7. Laughing at your boss’s jokes, 13%
8. Office décor, 7%
9. The smell of the office, 5%
10. Setting an early alarm, 4%
Q: Do you actually eat lunch on your lunch break? A new survey found that only one in five people eay lunch on their lunch break most of the time. Almost 80% said they usually eat WHILE they work instead, so their lunch break is free.
The top thing we do at lunch instead of eating walking/exercise…..What next on the list of things that we do on our lunch break besides eating lunch?
A: Check social media
3. Take care of general life tasks. Like planning dinner or paying bills
4. Read a book
5. Catch up on the news
6. Listen to music
7. Play a game on your phone
8. Make lunch, but then eat it while you get back to work
9. Catch up with family and friends
10. Online shopping
Q: According to a new survey, just over 75% of people are now taking steps to try to get healthier, physically and mentally. And the most common way is Eating better…. What is the next step people are taking to get healthier physically AND mentally?
A: Drinking more water
3. Getting more sleep, or at least consistent sleep
4. Staying in touch with friends and family
5. Finding a new exercise routine
6. Learning to manage stress
7. Finding a creative outlet
8. Doing puzzles
9. Taking online classes
10. Doing online workshops
Q: A recent survey asked 2,000 people about the Top Ways They Give Up Their Time To Help Others. The #1 answer was: Give money to charity… What was #2?
2. Shop for a neighbor
3. Raise money for charity
4. Donate to a food bank
5. Volunteer for a local charity
6. Spend time with the elderly
7. Pick up garbage
8. Help out at a school
9. Create gift boxes for less fortunate people
10. Volunteer for local groups
Q: A new survey found that just over 80% of millennial homeowners have tackled at least one home improvement project since March. And half said it was because they just needed something to do. The top projects they’ve taken on . . .Painting and Landscaping. What’s next on the list of home improvement Millennials have tackled since March.
A: Re-caulking in the kitchen or bathroom
1. Painting a wall, room, or piece of furniture in your home. A third of people who’ve done a project in the last six months said they’ve painted
2. Improving your yard, or working on a landscaping project
3. Re-caulking in the kitchen or bathroom
4. Re-tiling the kitchen or bathroom
5. Plumbing fixes
The top projects we still HOPE to tackle this year include new lighting . . . bathroom and kitchen renovations . . . improving the patio . . . and replacing windows before it gets too cold.