The Randoms-Office Lingo that makes You Cringe & More

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People really like getting stuff delivered … A new survey found that people think Amazon has the most positive impact on society out of any major tech company. 

Here are the Top 5:

  1. Amazon -- 20 percent
  2. Google -- 15 percent
  3. Apple -- 11 percent
  4. Facebook -- 10 percent
  5. Microsoft -- 7 percent


Is forest bathing the key to health and happiness? Japanese forest bathing -- shirin-yoku -- is the practice of spending time in nature, particularly among trees. Basically, it's taking a walk in the forest and taking in all the senses of nature. Studies have found that forest bathing has a positive effect on both your physical and mental health -- from boosting your immune system to reducing stress and depression. Can’t get to a forest? You can get some of the same benefits from going to your local park of filling your home with plants. (Business Insider)


Bad texts worse than bad sex … A new survey by dating site Plenty Of Fish found that 58 percent of singles said bad grammar in texts was a bigger turn-off than bad sex. And stay away from the eggplant emoji -- which 75 percent of singles said was a turn-off. Other emoji turn-offs were the peach (49 percent) and fire (32 percent). The wink (55 percent) and kiss emojis (43 percent) were the top flirty emojis for the singles surveyed. (Moneyish)


Cringe-worthy office lingo … "Thinking outside the box" ... "Giving it 110 percent" ... "Pushing the envelope." According to a new survey, more than 70 percent of us are guilty of using these cringe-worthy office lines … and the other 30 percent of us are annoyed every time we hear them!

Here are the some of the most cringe-worthy phrases used at the office (from a list of 40):

  • Give 110 percent
  • Think outside the box
  • Hammer it out
  • Heavy lifting
  • Throw them under the bus
  • Pushing the envelope
  • Win-win situation
  • Blue-sky thinking
  • Synergy
  • Low-hanging fruit
  • Take it to the next level
  • Barking up the wrong tree
  • Let's ballpark this
  • Run this up the flagpole
  • Back to square one
  • Paradigm shift
  • Elephant in the room
  • Raise the bar
  • Drill down
  • Deep dive
  • Skin in the game
  • Touch base
  • Play hardball
  • Don't reinvent the wheel
  • Kept in the loop/I’ll loop you in
  • The bottom line
  • Team player

(SWNS Digital)


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