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As kids we are taught to always tell the truth, but let’s face it, in the real world that’s likely not going to happen. Most people tell lies at some point in their life, with a lot of us doing it on a daily basis, and it turns out, most folks are perfectly okay with that.

A new survey finds that Americans are more accepting of certain lies, although others are big no-nos. For example, people see lying about being sick to get out of work, exaggerating facts of a story or inflating a resume as perfectly fine. But when it comes to cheating, forget it. In fact, 87% of people say it’s never okay to lie about an affair, while over 70% say cheating on taxes is bad, as is lying to protect kids grades, or to appear younger on a dating profile.

When it comes to gender, women probably aren’t shocked to hear that men are more likely to be fine with cheating on taxes, or lying on a resume, and even lying to a spouse about an affair. 

Interestingly, when it comes to politics, some folks can overlook lies. Overall, most Americans say they wouldn’t support a 2020 presidential candidate who would “lie to cover up the truth,” even if they agree with the person’s policy. But there’s a vast difference in acceptance when it comes to political party. While 55% of Republicans say they would support a lying candidate, 70% of Democrats say it’s a “deal breaker.”

Source: ADNVF

While there are certainly some people out there who don't love dogs, let’s face it, the majority of Americans are dog lovers, and there’s no doubt everyone has their favorite breed of pooch. But it seems there’s just one dog breed out there that most Americans simply love the best. 

For the 27th year in a row, the Labrador Retriever tops the American Kennel Club’s list of America’s most popular dog. It isn’t much of a surprise the Lab earns the top spot, since it’s considered a family friendly pooch, with an eager-to-please temperament.

One breed that seems to be gaining in popularity is the French Bulldog, which rises two spots to number four this year, and kicks the Beagle out of the Top Five for the first time since 1998.

Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Golden Retriever
  4. French Bulldog
  5. Bulldog
  6. Beagle
  7. Poodle
  8. Rottweiler
  9. Yorkshire Terrier
  10. German Shorthaired Pointer

Source: Market Watch

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently came out with their list of the most popular invasive and non-invasive procedures, and now another group of doctors is having their say.

According to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic surgical procedures are once again on the rise, with doctors saying they account for 77% of their business. Some of the procedures seeing a rise in popularity include facelifts, which are up 21.9% over the last year, as well as eyelid surgery, up 26.3%, upper arm lifts, up 20.1%, and breast lifts, up 13.9%.

But when it comes to the most popular surgical procedures overall, you probably won’t be surprised to find out that breast augmentation is sill the most popular for women, while liposuction is the top procedure for men. When it comes to non-surgical procedures, both men and women agree, Botox is their top choice.

Top Five Surgical Procedures For Women

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Breast Lift
  4. Tummy Tuck
  5. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) 

Top Five Surgical Procedures For Men

  1. Liposuction
  2. Eyelift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  3. Breast Reduction (treatment of Gynecomastia)
  4. Tummy Tuck
  5. Facelift

Top Five Non Surgical Procedures For Women

  1. Botulinum Toxin
  2. Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Hair Removal
  4. Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
  5. Chemical Peels 

Top Five Non Surgical Procedures For Men

  1. Botulinum Toxin
  2. Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Nonsurgical Fat Reduction
  4. Hair Removal
  5. Photo Rejuvenation (IPL)

Source: Business Journal

Starbucks is making changes to their popular happy hour deals. The coffee giant is already known for offering discounted Frappucinos in the afternoon, but now they are giving customers more options when it comes to their cheap afternoon pick me up.

In addition to Frappuccinos, happy hour discounts will be given for a variety of beverages, including espresso drinks and iced tea beverages. There is a catch though. Different discounts will be offered on different days, and the only way to know the deal of the day is to get an invitation, which means customers will have to download the Starbucks mobile app. Starbucks fans will have to keep an eye out for their deals on their phone, and then head down to their local shop for the beverage.

The first round of invites are set to go out today in the U.S. and Canada, and those lucky enough to be on the receiving end will get 50% off espressos, from 3 pm until closing. Good luck getting to sleep after that!

Source: Starbucks

This week, families all across the country are coloring Easter eggs. It’s something you’ve probably been doing your whole life, so you know the basics, but there are some things that help make egg dyeing even better. Here are the Easter egg dyeing hacks you need before you start dunking.

  • Older eggs are better if you're going to hard-boil them- Fresh from the farm eggs are harder to peel, so use the older ones for coloring and they’ll be easier to peel, leaving a smooth clean surface.
  • Vinegar is essential - You need an acid to help the dye bind to the surface of the egg, otherwise you end up with just a pale shade. The pH of white vinegar works and helps to activate the dye, so if you want brighter colors, add more vinegar.
  • Use warm or hot water - Warm water helps the dye absorb better than cooler water. And the water should be warmer than the eggs for the same reason.
  • There’s a trick to getting that dye off your hands - Coloring Easter eggs is messy, and we don’t just mean the kids. So when you find your hands stained in a rainbow of colors, forget the ideas you read on the Internet and use baking soda and vinegar. Soak a cloth in vinegar and wipe your fingers with it, then scrub them with a paste of baking soda and water.
  • You can usually eat your Easter eggs - No one wants to waste food, so most people eat those hard boiled eggs after they’ve been colored and used for the egg hunt. But if your eggs have been out at room temperature for more than two hours, you shouldn’t eat them. Same goes for a hard-boiled egg that’s been cracked and dye shows on the egg white.

Source: The Kitchn

Kids love playing with toys in the bathtub, but scientists discovered what’s really inside those rubber duckies and it’s pretty nasty. Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, and the University of Illinois did a study

on the microbes and bacteria inside a used rubber ducky and you should just get ready to throw those things away now.

Not only are those toys cluttering up your bathroom, it turns out they’re also grosser than you thought. Researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the rubber bath toys and found that the “murky” liquid released when the duck gets squeezed contains

“potentially pathogenic bacteria.” We’re talking Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and those bacteria are a common cause of “hospital-acquired infections.”

But it’s not just the tap water that promotes this kind of bacterial growth. It’s the blend of bodily fluids and contaminants, like soap, that let that bacteria grow. And some bacteria is good for kids, to help build up their immune systems, but researchers warn that bacteria can cause eye, ear, and intestinal infections, along with the benefits it provides. And when kids squirt water from bath toys into their faces, scientists say they’re putting themselves at risk for getting sick.

So do what you will with this knowledge, parents. But I’m heading to the bathroom to toss these germy rubber duckies before bath time tonight. Because you can’t un-know this information now.

Source: Scary Mommy

It might not feel like it yet, but it’s finally spring. And while we wait for the weather to get warmer, here are some trends you’ll be seeing more this season.

  • PVC Accessories - Get ready for clear vinyl footwear, bags, and coats this spring because the PVC trend is going to be big. But you can find budget-friendly looks like this Zara bag and these strappy Steve Madden sandals.
  • CBD Food - There are already cannabis-infused items like toothpaste, coffee, and lip balm made with THC, a compound in marijuana, but the newest trend in pot-filled products is Cannabidiol, or CBD. It’s also found in marijuana, but this compound helps you feel relaxed without the high you get from THC. Look for CBD goodies like chocolate, gumdrops and even cocktails.
  • Rose gold hair - This strawberry blonde shade is a pretty mix of platinum, copper, and rose-tinted undertones. And nothing says spring like pink hair.
  • Adaptogen Smoothies - The newest health food craze could be these “super herbs” like shiitake mushrooms, ginseng and maca, which are supposed to help boost energy, regulate hormones, and make you feel more calm. People are adding them to smoothies and lattes and this trend could be 2018’s acai and matcha.
  • Fancy water bottles - Trendy girls are carrying cool, high-design water bottles, like one with a crystal inside, sporty glass ones, and a spiky metallic This is a trend we can feel good about getting in on because it’s all about self care.
  • Social media detoxes - After Snapchat’s new updateand Facebook’s giant #fail, you might be feeling like it’s time to take a break from social media, and you’re not alone. Celebs like Armie Hammer and Ed Sheeran quit Twitter and have yet to return. Plus, less time on social media means you can be more present and live in the moment, and we could all use more of that.

Source: PureWow

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