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Snacking on the Job and Dancing on the Titanic: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

March 18, 2016
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Reading Magazines this week, I learned that:

Half of American adults eat lunch alone.
(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

There are currently no openly atheist members of Congress.
(New York Magazine, 2/22/16)

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Babies in the workplace don’t significantly reduce productivity and can actually boost overall employee morale.
(New York Times Magazine, 1/17/16)

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A replica of the Titanic, featuring nightly dances led by a Leonardo DiCaprio impersonator, is scheduled to set sail in 2018. (And yes, it will have more lifeboat capacity than the original.)
(New York, 2/22/16)

Rich people live, on average, 14 years longer than poor people.
(New York 2/22/26)

If you eat with another person, you’ll eat 44% more than you would eating alone.
(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

After Maneesh Sethi  hired a woman on Craiglist to slap him whenever he went off task at work, his productivity went way up.
(Time, 3/21/16)

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The peak time for workplace snacking? 2 P.M. – 4 P.M.
(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

In his diaries, Christopher Isherwood referred to Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne as “Mrs. Misery and Mr. Know-All.”
(Vanity Fair, Hollywood issue)

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Ronald Reagan called the First Lady “Nancy Pants.”
(Time, 3/21/16)

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Salt makes people overeat.
(Time, 3/21/16)

Nineteen percent of the heads of top-fifty U.S. medical schools are men with mustaches.
(Harpers, 3/16)

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One fourth of U.S. retirees return to work within two years of retirement.
(Harpers, 3/16)

Size of the average male penis? Five inches, erect.
(Men’s Health, 4/16)

The most important rule to live by, according to Kid Rock? “Don’t be a dick.”
(Rolling Stone, 2/25/16)

If you go to sleep to the scent of lavender, you’ll sleep better and wake up feeling more alert.
(Time, 3/21/16)

Roz Warren  is the author of  OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES, A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY HUMOR. )

 

Roz Warren

Roz Warren, who writes for everyone from The New York Times to The Funny Times, is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor and Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library: An Insider's Tales of Library Life, both of which you should buy immediately.

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9 Responses to Snacking on the Job and Dancing on the Titanic: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

  1. hillsmom
    March 20, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Roz has done it again! Working in a library certainly has excellent references…8-)

  2. Kathy Minicozzi
    March 20, 2016 at 2:20 am

    They say that money can’t buy happiness, but apparently it can buy a longer life!

    • hillsmom
      March 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

      IMHO, “They” are wrong. I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. believe me rich is so much better, and my cat thinks so, too. =^..^=

  3. March 19, 2016 at 4:06 am

    I can’t help thinking that building another Titanic is just spitting in the face of Murphy’s Law.

    • March 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      All I know is that I won’t be on it. Ever.

  4. March 18, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I love little known acts! I have a daughter who memorizes them and she comes out with the most interesting stuff!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. March 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I love lavender. I keep it in my bedroom and I also spritz it on my dogs’ beds. Everyone deserves sweet dreams.

    • Kathy Minicozzi
      March 20, 2016 at 2:19 am

      Lavender is my favorite! I am never without some kind of lavender product in my bathroom, usually soap and/or body wash. Lavender sachet, lavender air freshener … you get the idea!

  6. Mister Wonderful
    March 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Wonderful!



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