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

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)


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

By: Em

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)

By: State Library of Queensland

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

By: Tim Green

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

By: Matthias Mueller

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)



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

By: Mike Mozart

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


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


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

By: Dubravko Sorić

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



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

By: GotCredit

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)

By: U.S. Army

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

By: Chris_Parfitt



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9 thoughts on “Snacking on the Job and Dancing on the Titanic: What I Learned From Magazines This Week”

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

    1. 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. =^..^=

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

    1. 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!

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