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Random Blogging For Wednesday

Good Morning!  Happy hump day!  Hope your day goes great!  Hey the weekend is only 2 days away!  :)  Here's what you missed on today's show

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q:  A new study says the longer you're married - the less you'll do this - what is it?

A:  Argue.

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A Florida woman claims she was held against her will in the back room of a cell phone store by a store employee.

A 23-year-old employee was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and battery after he grabbed a female customer and carried her into the back room, trying to talk her into dating him.

His arrest report says he pinned down her arms when he carried her so she couldn't get away.

The report also says he then told her, "Look me in the eyes and tell me you don't want me."

The victim reportedly kept telling him "no" and that her boyfriend would soon be looking for her.

The worker finally let her go, but when police came to arrest him they found a five-foot nylon rope in his pants pocket.

Officers say he claimed to have the rope to practice knot tying, but he was arrested anyway.

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20 Unusual Facts About Relationships

1. According to a Facebook study conducted, spikes in breakups occur in spring and right before the holidays. The lowest amount of breakups happens between the end of July and beginning of October.

2. On average, it takes 12 to 14 dates before couples trade house keys.

3. According to a study, falling in love can bring about the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine, and it only takes about a fifth of a second. When a person falls in love, 12 different areas of the brain work together to release chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin. The feeling of love also affects cognitive functions, such as mental representation, metaphors and body image.

4. Six million couples got engaged on February 14, 2013 — up from four million couples in 2012.

5. Many of us have a list of what we want in a partner, but we also have an unconscious one that fulfills a part of us that we haven't yet developed. Usually, this has to do with feelings that are familiar and partners that are similar to one of our parents in some way.

6. 10% of marriage proposals are made by women.

7. 95% of men say that they want to get married someday.

8. In a study of over 10,000 speed daters, most people make a decision regarding a person's attraction within the first three seconds of meeting.

9. The butterflies you feel in your stomach when you encounter the person you love or lust after is the body's stress response, and it's caused by the release of adrenalin.

10. 30% of women in relationships believe that Valentine's Day is overrated.

11. As of 2011, 19.5% of people have ever been married twice, while 5% have married three or more times. By comparison, 75.3% of people who have ever been married have made only one trip down the aisle.

12. All couples fight over the same five things: money, sex, work, parenting and housework. Most argue about these five issues over and over again, mainly because they are so-called "hot buttons" — i.e., stressors that speak to our sense of love and fairness.

13. Couples have worn wedding bands on the fourth finger of their left hands since the Ancient Egyptians started doing it over 5,000 years ago. They believed there was a vein in this finger that went directly to the heart.

14. 81% of married couples make it past the first five years, 53% last for 15 years, and 6% stay together for over 50 years.

15. Trust in personal relationships comes in two forms: 1) reflective trust, which is the form that operates at the level of your conscious awareness; and 2) impulsive trust, which is an unconscious form of trust.

16. A study found that men who kiss their wives before leaving for work get into fewer car accidents, have a higher income and live longer than married men who don't.

17. There were 6.8 million unmarried-partner households in 2010. Of this number, 593,000 were same-sex households.

18. The best predictor of divorce is when one or both partners show feelings of contempt in the relationship.

19. Five big reasons that new relationships fail to launch: 1) the new couple may differ in ambition; 2) daters may differ in openness to new experiences; 3) daters may differ in emotional intelligence; 4) daters may differ in sociability; and finally, 5) partners may differ in altruism or agreeableness.

20. Research shows that hugging someone you love releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin. It also lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety, and can help improve memory.

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Birthdays:

~~Actress/Host/Singer, Jennifer Lopez is 44 (Living Color flygirl, Selena movie, Out of Sight, The Cell, The Wedding Planner, Angel Eyes, Enough, Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance?, Monster in Law; many more)
~~Actress, Anna Paquin ("True Blood") is 31  (A Walk on the Moon, Almost Famous, X2: X-Men United, Darkness, X-Men: The Last Stand)
~~Actor, Michael Richards ("Seinfeld"'s Kramer) is 64
~~Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 45. (The Pink Panther 2006; The West Wing; Bewitched 2005; Four Christmases;  Pushing Daisies; GCB)
~~Actress, Rose Byrne ("Damages", "Bridesmaids") is 34 (X-Men: First Class)
~~Actress, Lynda Carter ("Wonder Woman") is 62
~~Comedian Gallagher is 67.
~~Actor Robert Hays ("Airplane!") is 66.
~~Actor Kadeem Hardison is 48. (A Different World; White Men Can't Jump)
~~Actor Mark Goddard ("Lost in Space") is 77.
~~Baseball legend, Barry Bonds is 49
~~WWE Diva, Torrie Wilson is 38
~~NBA legend Karl Malone is 50
~~Country singer Pam Tillis is 56

 

It Takes 5 Million Dollars To Feel Like A Rich Person

A new "investor sentiment report" found that rich people don't actually feel like they're rich until they've banked at least $5 million.

In fact, they specifically feel "poor" without $5 million, with two-thirds of millionaires saying that they don't consider themselves to be wealthy.

They also define being wealthy not as having a certain amount of money, but having "no financial constraints on what they do," and that kind of freedom is likely come with a large price tag. 

The good news for the super rich is that less than 20 percent have a pessimistic view of the long-term economic outlook.

That differs sharply from the general population,  since half of Americans say that the economy is getting worse.

 

** By the way, the country's CEOs now make 273 times what their workers do, while incomes for the wealthiest 20 percent are eight times greater than those in the bottom 20 percent. 

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So Now You Can Massage Your Eyes

Developers in Taiwan have made a machine that massages people's eyes.


They said the machine can get rid of puffiness, dark circles under the eyes and stinging. The gadget can be helpful to people who look a lot at computer and smartphone screens.

Sales of the vibrating massagers have increased 30 percent in the first half of this year.

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Video Of The Day:

So today's video I found on youtube, is like one of my nightmares..  I hate flying anyway, and got the heebee's just watching this video..  Here's his story.. 

Here I was... Minding my own business on a flight home, when I ended up in an extremely awkward situation. This lady was totally out of it. As soon as she sat down, she started falling asleep, and it only got worse as the flight continued. I tried lifting her up, shaking her, and startling her, but it seemed like nothing was going to work. So, I thought it would be fun to get some of it on video to share with family and friends. Then she finally moved... Only to find someone else for the last part of the flight. Ha! (I did try a LOT to wake her and move her off of me, but it was not working until the end. I did not get it all on film, but even if I did, that would have been boring and way too long. Also, I promise that none of this is staged. We are all 3 random people who had never met before.) On a side note, people have been asking why I didn't notify a flight attendant. The flight attendants were not allowed to get up during this flight, due to turbulence. They told us not to use our call buttons unless it was a medical emergency.

 

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