ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1547, England's King Henry the 8th died and was succeeded by his 9-year-old Edward VI.
On this date in 1861, Kansas became a state.
In 1915, the U.S. Coast Guard was established.
On this date in 1920, Walt Disney started working as an artist for $20 a week.
Couple of former "boy toys" have birthdays today. Joey Fatone 33, Nick Carter 30. and Alan Alda turns 74.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The Long Island newspaper, Newsday, decided to make the newspaper a subscription-only service on the web. $5 a week and you have free reign of their online newspaper. After 3 months, how many subscribers do they have? A whopping 35.
- Russia has announced that every one of their Olympic athletes that wins a gold medal at the Olympics will receive $100,000 from the government.
- Tiger Woods' wife has told friends she's planning to give Tiger one more chance.
- Both Carrie Underwood and J-Lo are going to make guest-star appearances on the CBS comedy, "How I Met Your Mother."
- That guy that sang the song "Hallelujah" with Justin Timberlake on the Haiti Relief concert? He's Matt Morris... a guy who worked with Justin years ago, when the two were members of "The Mickey Mouse Club."
- An intruder was arrested at Susan Boyle's house Tuesday night.
- Neal McDonough, who played crazy Dave in last season's "Desperate Housewives," has become a dad again. London Jane was born earlier this week, the third child for Neal and his wife.
- Dolly Parton says her look was inspired by a prostitute and urges her fans not to copy her look. Well known for her love of cosmetic surgery and 40DD breasts, Dolly is the first one to admit she has a very fake look and this can be a huge turn-off for men.
- As weird as this sounds, it's true. Kiefer Sutherland fell victim to a cattle-buying scam out of Mexico... to the tune of being swindled out of $869,000!
- Anne Hathaway will do the honors of announcing this year's Oscar nominees next Tuesday in Beverly Hills. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, host this year's awards on Sunday, March 7th on ABC.
- Jay Leno's Show will be pulled from the NBC lineup even sooner than expected. February 9th will be it's last night in the 10pm timeslot. "Law and Order" and back-to-back "Office" episodes will take up the next two nights.
- Ashley Judd is going to put her life story into book form, using her 500-page diary as the base for it.
- Martha Stewart is moving her daily show to the Hallmark channel, beginning in September.
- Toyota has ordered the immediate stop of selling Camry's and 7 other popular models because of that sticking gas-pedal issue.
- Jessica Simpson is raising money to send shoes to the survivors in Haiti.
(CareerBuilder.com) Have you ever had times when you say you like what you do but hate where you work? Here are ten signs that it may be time to move on to a new job:
- Your co-workers are annoying.
- Your work environment is toxic mentally and emotionally.
- You are mentally exhausted by the end of the day.
- Your boss is a living nightmare.
- You constantly check the clock.
- You get no respect.
- Your co-workers act like animals
- No one communicates.
- You are not valued.
- You feel stifled
A buzzing fly is much more likely to wake up a sleeping man than a crying baby, reveals a new study. In tests conducted by a sleep lab as part of research into the importance of getting your proper shut eye, a whiny tot didn't even crack the top 10 sounds most likely to awaken a guy but it was the number one sound to rouse a gal out of slumber. "Some sounds, for instance your partner coughing or snoring beside you, disturb men and women equally," notes sleep expert Dr. David Lewis. "Other noises such as a fly or a howling wind cause men to be more disturbed than women. Women are more likely to be disturbed by a baby." In fact, car alarms, howling winds, plumbing noises, a ticking clock and a dripping faucet all cause men to tumble out of bed before a screaming child will. And a dripping tap, rowdiness and snoring will wake up women before the pesky fly will. (National Examiner)
Men may be catching up to women in the division of house hold labor but the gals still own the kitchen, spending nearly seven hours a day in it. For an 81-year-old woman, that works out to 18 years of her life, according to a study commission by a home improvement store. But the gals aren't chained to the stove for all that time, as just over an hour a day is spent cooking. They actually spend more time tidying up and socializing. And 38 minutes a day is used to just relax there, reading, watching TV and even surfing the Internet at the kitchen table. "People are spending more of their lives in the kitchen it is still the heart of the home," declares home improvement expert Jim Barnard. "Not only do families use it for meal times, the kitchen is also a beehive of activity when socializing." (National Examiner)
Women's Health found out the following facts about the average woman's day:
- 61% of women start their day before 7am.
- Spends 54 minutes getting ready for work. Here's how those 54 minutes break down: 5 minutes eating breakfast, 8 minutes taking a shower, 8 minutes getting dressed, 15 minutes applying makeup and 18 minutes drying and styling hair
- Works 7 hours a day
- Spends 45 minutes of that time surfing the Internet
- 63% of women go straight home after work
- The average woman considers dealing with poor customer service as the biggest waste of her time
- Spends 15 hours a week in her car
- Spends 12 minutes a day yakking on the phone while driving
- Uses an average of 424 cell phone minutes a month - this equals one full day of work.
- Veges out in front to the TV for 12 hours a week
- Usually hits the sack between 10 and midnight
File this one under "Duh!" Women are naturally more fickle than men, reveals a very predictable review of 35 years worth of research. A male who is daring and adventurous one day will likely be in a similar frame of mind the next day, while a female's state may change erratically, says researchers at England's Exeter University. Good news for guys is that gals find predictability sexy. A fickle lady can plan ahead if she knows how her partner will react in certain situations and admire her man's ability to stick to a planned course of action. Explains researcher Sasha Dall: "Women like men who've managed to get through all life's travails and survive." (National Examiner)