The sweet smell of success …Are you learning a new subject or skill? There’s an easy way to help train your brain. Just study and sleep around a sweet-smelling fragrance. Researchers in Germany placed rose-scented fragrance sticks in areas where students studied and slept and found that the fragrance increased the learning success of the students.(Study Finds)
Having a hard time finding a job? You may want to cut back on your social media posts for a while. Employers are looking at your social media presence, and according to a new study from Penn State, if you come across as self-absorbed or if you post a lot, especially on controversial topics, you are less likely to be hired. Another no-no: Posting about drinking or doing drugs. “In 2018, 70% of employers reported looking at social media sites to help them evaluate potential employees, and almost that many -- 60% -- eliminated candidates on the basis of negative content,” said Penn State professor Michael Tews. “It’s important for job candidates to be aware of how they portray themselves in social media.”Maybe it’s best to take a social media break while you’re job hunting …
Time for a date night … A new poll has found that the average parent hasn’t been on a romantic date in more than three years. And 30% or parents with school-aged kids said they don’t even remember the last romantic date they went on. 70% of respondents said the romance in their relationship significantly decreased after they had kids. But most parents surveyed said it’s something they want to change. 81% said they need to make date nights more of a priority. (SWNS)
Is your local single scene lacking? You may want consider a change in scenery -- or state.WalletHub just released its annual report of the best and worst states for singles. They analyzed a number of factors including the number of single adults in the state, the number of online dating opportunities, and the number of restaurants, clubs and movie theaters per capita.
Here are the Top 10 States for Singles:
- New York
The worst states for singles? West Virginia, Arkansas, and North Dakota.