We're Living in a Stressed State

It’s no secret that folks everywhere are dealing with a lot of stress in their lives. Whether it’s money, family, health or something else, most people are affected by something. But it turns out, where you live may play a role in how stressed out you truly are. 

WalletHub set out to determine which states residents' are the most stressed out, looking at all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 40 stress indicators. Such factors include average hours of work per week, personal bankruptcy rates, share of adults getting adequate sleep and more.

For yet another year, the report finds that folks in Louisiana are the most stressed, scoring a 59.94 out of 100 and ranking at number two for work-related stress, three for money-related and four for health-related stress. While Mississippi came in second overall, they were tops when it came to money-related stress, while Arkansas has the most health and safety-related stress, Nevada has the highest family-related stress and Alaska has the highest work-relate stress.

Top TenMost Stressed States

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi
  3. Arkansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. West Virginia
  6. New Mexico
  7. Alabama
  8. Nevada
  9. Alaska
  10. Oklahoma

Ten Least Stressed States

  1. Minnesota
  2. Utah
  3. Massachusetts
  4. North Dakota
  5. South Dakota
  6. Iowa
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Hawaii
  10. Montana

Click hereto find out where your home state falls on the list.


It’s no secret that these days folks’ smartphones is the most important thing they own, but it seems regardless of how precious they are to most people, they aren’t necessarily treating their devices all that well. A new survey questioned folks on their “Epic Phone Fails” and let’s just say a lot of people need to do better when it comes to protecting their devices.

The poll finds that 60% of people have cracked the screen of their phone, with the most common cause being dropping the phone (62%). And if you think getting a screen protector is going to help, think again. While 60% of people say they have a protector, 66% of those with one have still cracked their phones, while only 60% of those without have done the same.

Another major phone fail is getting it wet, with 51% of people saying they lost a phone thanks to water or liquid, with 30% admitting they dropped it in the toilet.

Of course, not all phone fails are physical; many have to do with what people are actually doing on their devices. The survey finds 76% of people have sent a text to the wrong person, while 28% of those folks admit the mistaken text was sent to the person the message was about. What's more, 48% of people say they sent a message or photo they regretted, with 26% blaming that text on alcohol. 

Source:Ting Mobile

We made it to April and there’s a lot going on this month. Many fans of “Game of Thrones” are anxiously awaiting the return of the beloved series and the Easter Bunny will be delivering treats later this month, but here’s what else you’ll be seeing more of in the coming weeks.

  • '80s sleeves- Believe it or not, puffy sleeves are making a comeback. So get ready for big, billowy arms on dresses and blouses just like they wore in the 80s.
  • Peeps-flavored everything- Easter is this month, so we’re already going to be overloaded with sugary treats, but this year, Peeps are taking over. The flavor of the sugar-coated marshmallow goodies is making its way to Dunkin’ donuts, breakfast cereal, and coffee creamer ahead of the Easter Bunny’s big day.
  • Leading ladies- FromSelina Meyeron “Veep” to the return ofDaenerysTargaryenon the final season of “Game of Thrones,” April is all about strong women and we can’t wait to watch.
  • Oat milk- The newest trendy non-dairy beverage is oat milk, so if you want to upgrade your almond milk, try it in your lattes, smoothies, and baking.
  • Shell jewelry- Forget your college boyfriend’s puka shell necklace, these are designer pieces using nature’s little trinkets as inspiration, just in time for beach season.
  • “Sober curious”- If your bestie passes on happy hour cocktails and suggests a coffee date instead, maybe she’s into one of the big wellness trends now: not drinking alcohol. It’s the idea of checking out a life of sobriety without any commitment and lots of people are giving it a try these days.


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