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by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 24 2016 11:53AM

HIGHLIGHTS: There's a new dating app called Date Miserable People that encourages people to stop LYING in their online dating profiles . . . and just be honest about everything that's wrong with them.

FULL STORY: Are you sick of putting on a fake smile and listing made-up hobbies in your online dating profile? This new app could be the answer to your prayers.

A company in Phoenix just launched a new dating app called Date Miserable People. And the entire goal is to match up people who are honest about their baggage, their self-loathing, and their flaws.

The guy who created it says it's a place where people with, quote, "not-so-perfect lives" can tell the truth without feeling like they're inadequate.

Quote, "The majority of sites, everybody's perfect. Everybody's got a beautiful picture, everybody loves to travel, everybody loves to hang out with their friends . . . but that's not who they really are."

Of course, like any new dating app, this is going to succeed or fail based on getting a ton of people to sign up and having some of them make connections . . . but we'll give them this: It's a new idea in a space where we thought there were no new ideas left.

If you're interested, you can go to to get started.

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 19 2016 10:13AM

HIGHLIGHTS: A new study found the "how to" question each state Googles most. People in Texas ask "How to sell your soul" . . . people in Florida ask "How to get out of Florida" . . . and people in Indiana ask "How to Google something."

FULL STORY: Whenever you wanna know how to do ANYTHING, your first instinct is probably to type it in Google. But all that weird stuff you've been asking doesn't go unnoticed. just did a study on Google searches to see which "how to" questions each state asks more than anyone else. Here are eight of our favorites . . .

1. People in Texas are most likely to ask "How to sell your soul."

2. People in Kansas ask "How to find Kansas."

3. People in Ohio ask "How to make fire."

4. People in New York ask "How to explain mansplaining." That's quite a paradox.

5. People in Rhode Island ask "How to make an igloo."

6. People in Florida ask "How to get out of Florida."

7. People in Arizona ask "How to join the Illuminati."

8. And people in Indiana ask Google "How to Google something

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 18 2016 9:52AM

FULL STORY: I know that men today focus more on style and grooming than men in the past . . . but I didn't see THIS coming.

According to a new survey, almost HALF of men shave or trim their leg hair.

52% of men say they leave their leg hair alone . . . 33% use a trimmer to cut theirs down . . . and 15% shave their legs completely.

So why are they doing it? The best theory is that they're trying to emulate two groups of guys who they admire: Athletes . . . and porn stars.

Some athletes HAVE to shave their leg hair, like swimmers and divers. And others keep it trim for that tiny edge in speed . . . or just to look better in shorts. Like . . . can you picture any NBA players with super hairy legs? I can't.

And not that you would know this, but porn stars ALSO keep themselves well groomed . . . if not totally hairless. So maybe guys have made the mental connection that a lack of body hair equals a ton of sex?

But the big question is . . . what do women think of it? Well, just over half of them DO like the idea of a man who shaves or trims his leg hair. Now you know

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 17 2016 11:33AM

HIGHLIGHTS: A 72-year-old guy's house was damaged by flooding near Baton Rouge back in August. But now he has enough to fix it up AND retire, because he hit the lottery earlier this month for a million bucks.

FULL STORY: There's a 72-year-old guy outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana named James Lapeze, whose house was damaged by the floods back in August.

It's not clear how much damage he's dealing with, but some areas were totally devastated. About 40,000 homes were flooded, and 13 people died.

But now James and his wife should have more than enough money to fix up their place . . . because he just hit the lottery for a MILLION BUCKS.

He's been playing the lottery once a week for a while. And his Powerball ticket on October 1st matched five out of six numbers. So after taxes, they'll get about $700,000.

He says they'll also use some of the money to pay the rest of their house off. And then they'll still have enough left over so he can finally retire.

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 10 2016 7:57AM

This sounds like a great way to break your brand new iPhone.

Apparently the hot new social media trend is taking a selfie where you're high fiving yourself. And since that means you can't use your hands, it takes some skill to pull it off.

It seems like the best strategy is to set your photo timer . . . toss your phone in the air . . . high five yourself, so you're clapping your hands together like you're praying . . . and hope you get a photo of the high five as it falls.

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 7 2016 9:08AM

FULL STORY: Smartphones are blowing up in people's ears. Meanwhile, those non-smartphones we all abandoned ten years ago are SAVING lives.

A former engineer for Nokia posted a photo on Twitter of an old-style Nokia phone with a BULLET lodged in it. Apparently it saved a guy's life in Afghanistan last week.

It's not clear if the owner was a soldier or someone who lives there. But you can see the tip of the bullet barely sticking through the front of the phone. And the back of the bullet is sticking through the case on the back.

A few people online posted photos making light of the whole thing. Like a guy who covered his entire chest in Nokia phones, so it looks like a bulletproof vest.

To be fair though, we've seen stories about smartphones stopping bullets too. A cashier in Florida survived when his HTC phone stopped a bullet in 2013.

And a guy in France survived one of the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, when his Samsung Galaxy S6 stopped a piece of shrapnel.

by Lou Bartelli posted Oct 3 2016 9:41AM

HIGHLIGHTS: The most common disasters on dates are spilling food on yourself . . . tripping and falling . . . going to a bad movie . . . and running into an ex.

FULL STORY: Just because some dating disasters are common, that doesn't make them less HORRIFYING when they happen to you.

A new survey found more than two-thirds of people say they've had something disastrous happen on a date. And more than half of them say they never went on another date with that person because of it.

Here are the 10 most common things that have gone wrong . . .

1. Spilling food on yourself.

2. Tripping and falling.

3. Going to a terrible movie.

4. Bumping into an ex.

5. Having food stuck in your teeth and not realizing it.

6. Misreading the situation and going in for a kiss.

7. Choking on your drink.

8. Accidentally biting your tongue.

9. Having your MOM call during the date.

10. Forgetting your wallet.

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by Lou Bartelli posted Sep 30 2016 12:04PM


HIGHLIGHTS:  Here's when stores should start putting out their Christmas stuff, according to a new survey:  10% say it should be out by now . . . 21% say around Halloween . . . and 64% say not until Thanksgiving or later.



FULL STORY:  I was in a store last week that had already started clearing out some of its Halloween stuff . . . and putting out CHRISTMAS stuff.  I can't wait to go back and get started on my Valentine's Day shopping in two weeks.



A new survey asked people when stores should start putting out their holiday stuff.  And here are the results . . .



1.  3% say LABOR DAY.


2.  7% say right now, the end of September.


3.  21% say right around Halloween.


4.  52% say Thanksgiving.


5.  And 12% want them to wait until mid December.



The survey also found about one million Americans are ALREADY DONE with their Christmas shopping.  But . . . 54% of people won't be done until sometime in December. 

by Lou Bartelli posted Sep 29 2016 5:35AM

HIGHLIGHTS:  A new study found the best and worst cities for people who love coffee.  Portland, Oregon and Seattle are the best . . . and Laredo, Texas and Toledo, Ohio are the worst.



FULL STORY:  Coffee's a good thing to be addicted to, because you can publicly declare your love for it.  Like, if you're addicted to heroin, you can't post on Instagram, "I am sooooo obsessed with heroin!"  But coffee?  Sure, go nuts.



A new study by found the best and worst cities for people who love coffee.  They based it on things like the average coffee prices, the number of coffee shops, and the Yelp reviews the coffee shops got.



And the best cities for coffee are . . . Portland, Oregon and Seattle.  I'm not sure any other two cities would've made sense.  Here's the rest of the top 10 . . .



Minneapolis . . . Pittsburgh . . . Orlando . . . San Francisco . . . New Orleans . . . Madison, Wisconsin . . . Cincinnati . . . and Scottsdale, Arizona.



The worst city for coffee is Laredo, Texas.  Here are the rest of the 10 worst . . .



Toledo, Ohio . . . Memphis . . . Detroit . . . San Bernardino, California . . . Fresno, California . . . Aurora, Colorado . . . Riverside, California . . . Stockton, California . . . and El Paso. 

by Lou Bartelli posted Sep 27 2016 5:56AM

FULL STORY:  A woman named Selena Avalos is the manager at a cell phone store called Spacetel Wireless in San Jose, California.  (We're not sure how old she is, but she looks like she's in her early 20's.)



And she ordered some chicken wings from Domino's for lunch on Tuesday.  But when she opened the box, there weren't any wings in it . . . just $5,000 worth of CASH.



It turned out the delivery guy accidentally gave her the wrong box.  And it was the store's bank deposit for the night.



So she immediately called to let them know what happened.  She says she never even considered keeping it.  Even though no one called her back for THREE DAYS.  So she got in contact with their corporate office.



And now they're rewarding her, by giving her free pizza for a YEAR.  And her boss was so impressed, she's getting an extra week's worth of paid vacation for being so honest.