What’s Trending Today: Hangry Definition & Blood Sugar
Scientists at Ohio State University reported that missing a meal makes people “cranky”, a fact that doesn’t come as much of a surprise to many people. It was reported that being “hangry”, a term used to describe a state of anger caused by the lack of food, can lead to problems in a relationship.
The scientists state that getting glucose into our systems can help maintain blood sugar levels and therefore result in less frequent “hangry” states. In their study, university researchers gave participants voodoo dolls representing their partners and asked them to stick pins in the dolls whenever they were upset. The result was that the hungrier the participants were, the more pins there were in their dolls.
This study seems to give all those Snickers candy bar commercials greater relevance!
Today Show: Most Irritating Words and Phrases
Another way to irritate your partner is by using words or phrases that get on their nerves. The Huffington Post has come up with a list of words or phrases that people commonly use but secretly hate. Some examples of these phrases are:
- At the end of the day
- Same difference
- To be frank
- No worries
- Killing it
One word I know has to be on that list? “Literally.”
Today: Motherhood World’s Toughest Job
A viral video shows people who thought they were applying for a job as Director of Operations. In the video they are shown being asked about a job that would require them to stand all day, give them no vacation time, and no salary. They are then told that “millions of people currently hold this position: moms.”
The video was part of an ad campaign for the American Greetings card company in an effort to encourage people to show a little more appreciation for moms this Mothers’ Day.
The video featured real people laughing and agreeing with the interviewer upon finding out the truth about the job description. It’s difficult to deny the tough working conditions many moms face, but still a bit shocking when brought to light.
Today Show: Southwest Airlines “Safety Shake-Up”
Another video that recently went viral features a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines sharing the safety procedures with those on board. Except this time she had people laughing.
The flight attendant used a bit of comedy and light humor to go over the safety protocols. Southwest Airlines made a statement saying they like to have a bit of fun with their passengers. It’s safe to say it’s likely no one minded this change of procedures.