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It certainly seems like we are living in a divided, and somewhat unhappy country right now, and a new report seems to back up those feelings. According to the Temkin Well-Being Index, Americans' well-being is on the decline.

According to the report, the TWBi is at a 63.4% a drop of 2.5% from last year, which is the largest year-over-year decline since the index was started in 2012. The index is based on a survey in which consumers were asked to agree with three statements, “I am typically happy,” “I am healthy,” and “I am financially secure.”

All three areas of well-being actually went down this year, with happiness at 75.6%, a decline of 2.1%, health at 66.7%, a decline of 2.9% and financial security at 48%, which is a decrease of 2.5%. 

Source: Market Watch 


If you have kids, you know that personal space can be hard to come by. And while parents can accept that as part of having children, sometimes it crosses the line and that’s not okay. Like when your adorable kiddos go into Netflix and use your profile. They may do it to find content that’s not available under their names, but this invasion of privacy was too much for one dad, so he came up with a clever way to stop it.

Mike Angiulo decided to put his foot down with his sanity-saving Netflix account. “Everyone at home kept watching Netflix using my profile,” the father tweeted. “Messed up all my lists and history... so I renamed ‘Dad’ to ‘Install Windows Updates Now.’ Problem solved.”

His brilliant hack earned him more than 32,000 retweets and over 135,000 likes. But more importantly, it’s given parents everywhere hope of taking back their own Netflix accounts.

Source: Mamamia


We’ve all seen the impressive contouring that bronzer can create on faces, but now the art of contouring is being used for a whole new purpose, but one that’s near and dear to our hearts: finding the perfect pair of jeans. Scientists have used contouring to create near-perfect bottoms in Lee’s Body Optix jeans, which make your booty look better by attracting the right amount of light in all the right places.

The company says the visual science creates the illusion of “a perkier backside by lifting and shaping the rear while slimming and lengthening the legs.” According to Lee's website, “laser applied finishes create precise lighting gradients based on ideal body proportions to shape and flatter the body.”

So these jeans don’t just hug your curves, they create a 3D effect on your rear end using light and dark denim shades. And the best part is, they’ll finally be available in the U.S. this summer.

Source: Whimn


What started as an April Fool’s Day joke on a parenting site in the U.K. has turned into an actual service, because parents have had enough. Childcare.co.uk connects parents with childcare providers, but for April Fool’s, they make a joke about a new business: “The world’s first on-demand Uber-style” diaper-changing service. And even though it was clearly a joke, parents wanted in.

The funny Facebook post said “We’re always looking for ways to make parents’ lives easier” and promised to send responders to your diaper-related emergencies. “Available anywhere, anytime.” The site says they were “inundated with comments from people who thought it was genuinely a great idea.”

And it turns out, a lot of people would pay to not have to deal with a blowout diaper or a gag-worthy “poonami.” So Childcare.co decided to make it happen. Now “Nappy 999” is a real service that will get parents diaper-changing backup within 10 minutes for just $7.16 per change, and that includes a new diaper and disposal of the dirty one.

Sadly, this is only being offered across the pond in the U.K., so baby wranglers here in the U.S. will have to keep doing the dirty work themselves. For now, anyway.

Source: The Stir

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