It's Valentine's Day ...Why not take a nap? A new survey found that nappers were more likely to identify themselves as productive, compared to non-nappers (93% to 85%). Nappers were also more likely to say they were happy (90% vs. 79%) and confident (89% vs. 79%). (SWNS)
Solo Valentine’s Day … A survey found that 25% of women plan to spend Valentine’s Day alone … on purpose. So how are they spending Valentine’s Day? One-quarter of women said their ideal Valentine’s Day is an evening home alone, while 22% say they prefer to spend the day with friends. (SWNS)
Buying for yourself …According to a Valentine’s Day survey by Spencer’s gifts, 27% of shoppers spend money on themselves for Valentine’s Day.
- Do you buy for yourself for Valentine’s Day? What do you buy?
- Do you buy for yourself because you think you’ll be disappointed in what your S.O. buys for you? Because you don't have a partner and don't want to feel left out?
- Have you ever sent yourself flowers for Valentine’s Day?
Men spend a lot more for Valentine's Day ... According to research, this year men say they expect to spend about $340 on Valentine's Day. How much will women spend? Just $64. So what are guys spending on? According to theNational Retail Federation, jewelry is the biggest ticket item at a whopping $4.7 billion. Second is a night out a $3.7 billion, followed by flowers, clothing, and then candy. (Good Housekeeping)
But things are different in Japan ...In Japan, women give chocolate to the men in their lives on Valentine’s Day, with the quality of the chocolate showing the level of their feelings. Then, on March 14th, exactly one month later, the men return the favor on "White Day." (Good Housekeeping)
Chocolate rules …A survey by the National Confectioners Association found that both men and women would rather get chocolate than flowers on Valentine’s Day. The survey also found that chocolate sales account for 75% or more of Valentine's Day candy purchases. The most popular chocolate flavors in the heart-shaped box? Caramels, followed by chocolate-covered nuts, and chocolate-filled, cream-filled, and coconut-filled chocolates. (Woman’s Day)
Don’t forget the pets …27% of people celebrating Valentine's Day this year say they are buying gifts for their pets. (Woman’s Day)
Coffee is good for your mind ... and your bones. A new study out of the University of Hong Kong found that drinking coffee on a regular basis is linked to greater bone density and a lower risk of osteoporosis. (The Takeout)