Randoms-Top Comfort Foods During Pandemic, Best Employers for Women, & More

TODAY IS:

  • National Chili Dog Day
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • National Friendship Day
  • National Paperback Book Day

TODAY’S QUESTION:

In a recent interview, Prince William admitted that when he first started dating Kate Middleton, he got her a pair of binoculars as a gift … and they were not a big hit. "She's never let me forget that,” he said. “Honestly, I have no idea why I bought her a pair of binoculars. It seemed like a good idea at the time." (Evening Standard)

So …What’s the worst gift you’ve gotten from a significant other? Did you tell him or her you hated it? Have you ever let them forget it?

TODAY’S TOPICS:

Potty talk …Do you do work video calls … from the toilet? Believe it or not, a new survey found that nearly 18% of respondents said they did work video calls from the bathroom. And believe it or not, 4% of respondents said they have eaten while on the toilet. Even worse – more women than men admit to snacking while on the toilet (5% vs. 3%).

But this stat from the survey is not surprising... 92% of those surveyed say they take their phone into the bathroom with them. 60% of respondents say look at social media while taking care of business, 49% say they check the news, and 37% say they watch videos. (Study Finds)

Summer staycation …When it comes to time off this year, it seems most Americans are choosing staycations over vacations. A survey by FinanceBuzz found that 72% of respondents say they are staying home this year. And it's not just air travel we're avoiding. We’re not even hitting the road like before. 69% of those surveyed said they’re taking fewer road trips than last summer -- or none at all. And if theydotake a road trip, they’re choosing to stay local. 25% say they won’t travel more than two hours away from home. (Media Feed)

Food for thought …An unsurprising new survey has found that we’re turning to comfort food to get though these tough times. A survey by One Poll, on behalf of toothpaste company Sensodyne, found that 75% of respondents said they are eating more comfort food than ever before. 37% said they are eating their favorite comfort foods every day.

Here are the comfort foods we are turning to the most:

  1. Potato chips -- 62%
  2. Ice cream -- 59%
  3. Chocolate/candy -- 58%
  4. Pizza -- 56%
  5. Mac and cheese -- 51%
  6. Pasta -- 46%
  7. Mashed potatoes -- 46%
  8. Chicken noodle soup -- 36% (SWNS)

So ...What’s your go-to comfort food? How often are you eating it these days?

Best employers for women …Looking for a career change? Forbes just released its third annual ranking of the best employers for women. Rankings were based on data including company culture, opportunities for career development, working conditions, salary, and diversity.

Here are the Top 10:

  1. REI
  2. Unilever
  3. Ultra Beauty
  4. The Hartford
  5. Coca-Cola
  6. Keller Williams Realty
  7. The Estée Lauder Companies
  8. Best Buy
  9. Clovis Unified School District
  10. Zurich Insurance Group

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