Thursday Randoms-Why Attractive Peeps are Single, Sleeping in is Bad & More

  • This is perfect for best friends day … A study has found that, as we age, friends are more important for our health and happiness than family. This is not to say that having good relationships with family isn’t beneficial, but researchers found that it was having good friendships that had the biggest effect on overall well-being. "Friendships become even more important as we age," said William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University. "Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for our health and well-being. So it’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest." (Michigan State University)      
  • Poor super attractive people … According to a study, really hot people have a hard time making a relationship last. Seems if you are super attractive you are more likely to give up on a long-term relationship and pursue other options if you’re unhappy or just bored. (Business Insider)       
  • Well this is a bummer … According to a new study, sleeping in on the weekends is bad for you. Researchers at the University of Arizona said what they call “social jet lag” – staying up later and sleeping in on the weekend – ends up making you more tired than if you just stayed on the same schedule all seven days of the week. This social jet lag doesn’t just make you tired – according to the research, it also leads to poor health and mood problems. (NY Daily News)       
  • Even though some of the fastest-growing, best paying occupations deal with math and science, only 11% of teenage girls say they expect to pursue one of those careers – compared to 36% of teenage boys. That’s a big gap that needs to be fixed, especially since young girls these days are consistently performing better than boys in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. (MarketWatch)      
  • According to online dating pros, the hottest place to score a date these days is on LinkedIn. Yep, the job networking site is apparently being used for less-than-professional reasons. Seems people see LinkedIn as a less “risky” platform to connect with someone – and if someone rejects you, you can always just say you were just trying to connect for professional reasons. (Glamour)


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