Some website has put together a list of the 50 highest-earning celebrity BRANDS . . . you know, like DR. DRE and Beats, which happens to be #1. Here's the Top 25: Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre, estimated annual revenue $1.5 billion Yeezy, Kanye West, $1.3 billion The Jessica Simpson Collection, Jessica Simpson, $1 billion Fenty Beauty, Rihanna, $570 million Fenty (Fashion House), Rihanna, $387.6 million Honest Company, Jessica Alba, $380.9 million Fabletics, Kate Hudson, $300 million Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Jenner, $177 million Savage X Fenty, Rihanna, $150 million Tidal, Jay-Z, $147.6 million The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, $147 million KKW Beauty, Kim Kardashian, $100 [...]
Watching videos of CUTE ANIMALS for 30 minutes can cut your anxiety by 35% to 50%, according to a new study. It can also lower your blood pressure and your heart rate. Feel free to skip the reading and go directly to the video of SUPER CUTE ANIMALS! Next time you find yourself watching videos of otters holding hands on YouTube, don't worry: You're not wasting time, you're doing some SELF-CARE. According to a new study, watching videos of CUTE ANIMALS for 30 minutes can cut your anxiety by 35% to 50%. It can also lower your blood pressure and your [...]
Get ready to think back on all those times you picked your nose and thought no one was watching . . . A new study found there are so many security cameras now, the average American is caught on camera 238 times a week. That's 34 times each day. And if you travel a lot, or work certain jobs, it's over a THOUSAND times a week. Here's how they broke it down . . . You're more likely to be caught by a security camera while DRIVING than at any other time. 160 times a week on average. The average employee [...]
Are there aliens out there on Neptune who've never heard about the good people of Earth and maybe they, them, or it(?) are wondering if there's life out there too? You may have heard about scientists finding the possibility of life on Venus last week. So a new survey asked Americans: Do you believe basic life forms exist on other planets in our solar system? 47% say yes . . . 23% say no . . . and 29% aren't sure.
Would you say you're "young" or "old" for the job you're in? Or about average? Well, the jobs site Zippia.com has a new calculator that can tell you. You enter your age and job title, and it tells you how much older or younger you are than the average worker in your position. And it's got stats for a bunch of different jobs. (For example, they say the average radio DJ is 42.) They also figured out the careers with the oldest and youngest workers, on average. The youngest are people in the military, where the average is 31 years old. [...]
Everyone THINKS they're a good driver. But spend 30 seconds on any road in America, and you know it's not true. So a new survey asked people to name the top signs someone is a BAD driver. Here's the Top 10 . . . Excessive speeding. 61% said it means you're a bad driver. But over 40% admitted THEY like to drive fast. And one in three think of speed limits as "just a suggestion." Cutting people off, 54%. Tailgating, 44%. Constant road rage, 43%. Using your horn too much, 38%. Not using turn signals, 38%. Driving with one hand on [...]
If it was any other year, this would be pretty shocking, but 2020 just about has me fully numb. Still, it's a little crazy. For the first time since the 1980s, vinyl records have outsold CDs. In the first half of the year, vinyl accounted for $232.1 million of music sales. CDs only brought in $129.9 million. Vinyl grew by 4% in the first half of 2020, while CD sales were down 48%. Overall, physical sales are down 23%. Which isn't all THAT surprising, since the world is pretty much moving to streaming and digital music . . . and records [...]
Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer. (It officially ends September 22nd.) So in general, how did this summer compare to an AVERAGE summer? A survey asked 1,500 Americans if this was their WORST summer ever . . . and only about one in six said yes. That's 16%. 14% said it was a "good" summer overall . . . 38% said "average" . . . and 30% said "bad." And it turns out some Americans have been having a blast the last few months. 2% said it was their BEST summer ever. The survey also found the most popular [...]
I'm not sure we needed MORE proof that the era of the phone call is over, but here you go: According to a new survey, the overwhelming majority of people would rather have you TEXT them than call them. The only exception is people over 55. 72% of people under 39 would rather you text, and so would 61% of people between 40 and 54. For people over 55, 35% prefer a text, 49% prefer a call. Also, for what it's worth, people who prefer calls over texts are almost three times less likely to have smartphones.