Today's Lifestyle News

Smells can be good or bad, and people have definite opinions about them when it comes to scents being emitted by their significant other. 

A new survey by Old Spice Men's body wash finds that 41% of females think their boyfriend or husband has bad body odor, and that’s definitely not a good thing. In fact, 84% of women say their man’s smell was unattractive, with 91% saying they don’t want to get intimate with their man because of their B.O. 

What’s worse, it seems a lot of men are clueless about their body odor issues. The survey finds that 84% of men think they smell good, while 54% don’t realize that their odor could be a getting in the way of them getting lucky.

And odor does play a huge role with women when it comes to love. The survey finds that 89% of women say their first love was unforgettable because he smelled good. But not all smells are good for men. Turns out 67% of women say they find sweet, floral smells on men less attractive, with 89% of women admitting they wouldn’t go on a second date with a guy who smelled like that. 

Source: Biz Journals

We all know work days can get really busy, and it seems for plenty of people, their days are so crazy they don’t have time to take a real lunch break.

A new survey finds that 51% of American workers say they are unable to take a full lunch break. Because of this, 30% of workers say they wind up eating at their desk, with lack of time and a perception that there’s always too much work amongst the biggest reasons they eat at their desk. Shockingly, for 49% lunch is just a distraction from getting their work done. 

And when workers do take breaks from the office, it usually isn't to eat.  The survey finds that 75% of workers use their break to take a walk. Reasons for taking that walk include:

  • To get exercise (63%)
  • To walk to clear their head (57%)
  • Enjoy the weather (51%)
  • De-stress (43%)

And it’s pretty apparent that break is necessary. When folks work through lunch they wind up feeling tired (44%), stressed (31%), overwhelmed (24%), exhausted (26%) and anxious (20%). 

Source: SWNS Digital

People take a lot of things into consideration when they decide to move to a new neighborhood. Even with all of that, it seems a lot of people wind up unhappy with where they choose to live.

A new Trulia survey finds that 36% of those who recently relocated admit they would have moved to a different neighborhood than their current one. Neighborhood regret seems to be highest amongst city dwellers, with 46% saying they would choose a different neighborhood, as compared to 31% of rural and 30% of folks in suburban areas. 

So, why are so many people unhappy with where they chose to live? Well, for 28% of people, lack of social activity has left them with neighborhood regret, while 21% are unhappy with street noise, 16% are upset by frequent traffic and another 16% regret the lack of public transportation.

 Source: Market Watch

Lots of kids have already started school, while the rest will likely begin next week, and for parents that can be a pretty stressful time. Sending your kid off to school for the first time is not only a huge life step, it also comes with some major concerns, and a new survey finds that for most parents, one of the biggest is whether their kids will make any friends.

Overall, 71% of parents are worried about their kids “settling in, while 30% are concerned about their kid being able to go to the potty themselves, and another fifth are concerned about whether their kid will behave. 

Parents’ Top Ten Concerns About Kids Starting School

  1. Settling in
  2. Making Friends
  3. Going to the toilet
  4. Misbehaving
  5. Liking their teacher
  6. Not eating their lunch
  7. Losing their belongings
  8. Not drinking enough water
  9. Getting lost
  10. Being bottom of the class 

Source: SWNS Digital

We love fall traditions like apple picking and baking pies, but as the season arrives, these are the new food trends we’ll see all over Instagram and menus.

  • Cinnamon roll-flavored everything - Pumpkin spice isn’t the only big fall flavor. Get ready to see people pinning and ‘gramming all things cinnamon roll-related, from cinnamon-roll pie crusts and giant cinnamon rolls to Ben & Jerry’s vegan Cinnamon Buns pints.
  • Brandy cocktails - If you’ve tried all the whiskey cocktails and you’re looking for something new to sip this autumn, give brandy a try. A wine director and a bartender created the first American-made brandy made for mixing and shaking: Bertoux.
  • Israeli food - Middle Eastern food is already big this year, but Israeli eats with flavors like sumac and harissa will be showing up on more menus this season.
  • Yerba mate [[mot-tay]] - This Argentinian beverage is brewed like tea and contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, but it’s not exactly coffee or tea. If you tried to love matcha and failed, you may like this better because it has zero bitterness.
  • The Pegan diet - It’s a hybrid of a vegan diet and the Paleo diet focuses on plant-based foods, good fats, and low carbs and it’s very trendy right now.
  • “Fruitcuterie” boards - Those giant, professionally designed snacking boards, aka “graze boards” are still growing in popularity and this is the perfect vegetarian-friendly version. It’s just a whole bunch of different fresh fruit, cheeses, and nibbles cleverly displayed on a charcuterie board - no meat allowed.
  • Creative straws - Straws are in the news a lot lately, with the plastic ones that are bad for the environment not being offered at some spots anymore. But now we have new options like collapsible stainless steel straws, tasty Prosecco-infused paper straws, and even ones that double as a snack like Starbucks’ edible pumpkin spice cookie straws.

Source: PureWow

Nothing helps us recharge and feel refreshed like a getting away for a few days. But according to new research, taking time off from work is the key to living longer, so dust off those passports.

At the European Society of Cardiology conference in Germany, scientists discussed results from a 40-year study of more than 1,200 middle-aged businessmen, all at risk of heart disease. The biggest takeaway from the research is that those who took fewer than three weeks of vacation a year were 37% more likely to have a shorter lifespan than those who took longer vacays.

Researchers explain that men with shorter vacations also worked more and slept less than those who took more time off. And that can’t help. “Don’t think having an otherwise healthy lifestyle will compensate for working too hard and not taking holidays,” Professor Timo Sandberg from the University of Helsinki says. “Vacations can be a good way to relieve stress.”

So everyone heard that, right? Especially all of you who have vacation time leftover at the end of the year because you never use it. Book a trip, or at least plan a staycation, so you can live longer, too.

Source: Women's Health

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