If ‘Five Dollar Footlong’ sounds extravagant to you, good news. For the month of December, Subway is going to be selling the ‘Two Dollar Six Inch.’ You can only get it in meatball or the cold cut trio. But obviously if you buy two, you’ll come in a full dollar under the five dollar footlong. (Full Story)
The Eight Most Germ-Filled Spots at the Mall:
You’ll probably be hitting the mall at least once in the next few weeks. So here’s a list to totally GROSS YOU OUT. It’s the eight most germ-filled spots at the shopping mall, according to “Health” magazine.
#1.) The Bathroom Sink. It’s the dirtiest place in the bathroom because it never dries out, which helps bacteria grow. And after someone uses the toilet, the first thing they touch is the faucet.
—They also say the soap dispensers are pretty disgusting. One in four contained unsafe amounts of bacteria. But since you touch the dispenser right before you wash your hands, it’s not as big a deal.
#2.) The Tables in the Food Court. Even if you see an employee wipe it down, there’s no way to know how clean the RAG is. If they’ve been using the same one all day, the rag itself can spread bacteria like E. coli.
#3.) The Escalator Handrails. If you touch one then touch your face, it’s like ASKING to get the flu. One research group tested escalator handrails, and found E. coli, urine, mucus, feces, and BLOOD.
#4.) ATM Keypads. Researchers in China tested 38 ATMs in a busy city center, and found that each key contained an average of 1,200 germs. And the dirtiest key was the “Enter” button.
—The best way to avoid the germs is to use hand sanitizer afterward. And instead of hitting the buttons with your finger, use your knuckle. Germs on your fingertips are much more likely to eventually end up in your mouth.
#5.) Toy Stores. Thousands of kids touch thousands of toys, and leave behind millions of germs. Unfortunately, you can’t do much about it while you’re in the store … other than use hand sanitizer when you leave.
—But if you BUY something, you can be extra careful and wipe it down with alcohol or vinegar before you give it to your child.
#6.) Fitting Rooms. The rooms aren’t actually the problem. The CLOTHING is. When people try things on, skin cells and sweat accumulate on the fabric. And both of those things help bacteria grow.
—You don’t have to worry about shirts and sweaters as much. But before you try on a pair of pants or a dress, make sure you’re wearing FULL-COVERAGE underwear. In other words … no thongs.
#7.) The Gadgets at Electronics Stores. Display items you can touch … like cameras and cell phones … are absolutely COVERED in germs.
—And a study published last year found that viruses transfer extremely easily between the glass screens on electronics, and our fingertips.
#8.) Makeup Samples. A 2005 study found that at least 67% of make-up ‘testers’ are contaminated with bacteria, including staph, strep, and E. coli.
LOTS OF GUYS WHO ARE ARRESTED TEST POSITIVE FOR DRUGS
Here’s a not-so-shocking study …
68 percent of adult men arrested test positive for illegal drugs.
Marijuana was the most common drug detected, with 55 percent of those arrested testing positive.
Cocaine is next at 16 percent.
Opiates are detected in six percent of the arrestees, methamphetamines in 4 percent and oxycodone in 1.5 percent.
Nearly 19 percent of new inmates test positive for more than one drug.
Source: Fox News
Guys Here’s 7 Tips For Being the Best Gift Giver
1. Do online research: Does she have any wish lists on Amazon, ShopStyle, or elsewhere? If not, consider her favorite shops and start there. A little Internet stalking in the name of gift giving never hurt anyone. Probably.
2. What life changes happened in 2010? Graduation, move, marriage, baby? These all create new wants and needs, so consider what’s going on in her life and how you can help.
3. Think about what she loves: Cooking, the ocean, owls, France, the color yellow, her dog. It could be anything, a full-on hobby or a little-known fetish, but if it’s an inspired find then it will be fitting.
4. Upgrade: Consider life’s edible luxuries — chocolate, wine, gin — and buy the finest your budget can handle.
5. Think every day drudgery: Maybe she travels for her job, cooks for one, or makes a long commute. Noise-canceling headphones, homemade food, or an iPod car adapter may not be the most exciting gifts but when needed are beloved.
6. Get experiential: Check calendars for upcoming events. Get concert tickets, visit a museum, go to a restaurant, or do anything out of the ordinary. The memorable pretty much always bests the material.
7. Go to the best gift shops around: A good gift shop has things people didn’t know they wanted. Some items are just so cute, clever, or convenient, they cannot not be loved, like puppies.
5 Reasons Why Funny Women Are Sexy’
1. It’s Disarming
Being put off your game can be a huge turn on — especially if you’re not used to it. If a woman is matching a guy quip for quip, it means his regular routine isn’t working. Which means he’ll have to work harder. Which makes him really want to have sex with that hilarious woman.
2. Funny = Down For Whatever (Maybe)
No, no, no. I’m not saying that a sense of humor means a woman is easy. I’m saying that it means she’s probably not too uptight. People who are really funny are often that way because they’re willing to let themselves venture down strange neural pathways that others won’t. While it doesn’t necessarily mean anything, a liberated mind could indicate that a person may be liberated in other areas, as well. Which is, you know, promising.
3. Laughter Mimics Sex
Have you ever noticed what happens to your body when you laugh really hard? You get flushed, you breath quickens, you emit weird sounds that you would never otherwise let yourself make in front of another person — your body is out of control, but enjoyably so. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s like sex. If someone makes you laugh really hard, it’s almost like you’ve already had sex with them — without touching them at all. Which makes you awfully curious about what that might be like.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall had it in The Big Sleep Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel had it in His Girl Friday. We’re talking about sexual tension as the result of clever wordplay, and there’s nothing like it. It’s hot. And if you’re not funny, you can’t do it.
5. More Comfortable, More Real
No one, not even you, has sex like they do in the movies every time. We are humans, and are therefore subject to weakness, folly, embarrassing bodily functions, failed attempts at “dirty talk,” and general clumsiness. Not everything goes as planned in the boudoir, and isn’t it better to be with someone who will make a joke when things take an unexpected turn, rather than be mortified? Laughter won’t kill the mood completely — awkwardness will.
Dude’s List: 11 Times It’s Cool for A Man to Cry
1. Watching “Brian’s Song”
It’s a cliché because it’s true.
2. The birth of a child
I mean, this one’s a no-brainer, right? It’s one of the most moving, exciting, nerve-wracking, chaotic in all the right ways, experiences of a person’s life. This is a moment for open weeping, especially now that we’re allowed in the actual delivery room to witness it.
3. Death of the father
Or mother. Really, any family member dying is a time when tears feel more accepted. Although, some men don’t feel comfortable, depending to their relationship to who passed away, crying openly in public at a time like this. Not everyone does. Grief is a personal experience and everyone has their own ways of going through their five stages of mourning. Tears are most definitely involved, seen or unseen.
4. During the first 10 minutes of “Up”
Come on! We’re only human after all (honey, you’re my Paradise Falls). And when he’s watching the house sink into the clouds, and when he’s giving the little kid his “badge”-the photo album! Crap, who doesn’t just burst when he’s looking through the…*sniff*…Give me a minute.
5. In the face of certain DEATH
Dramatic, right? Hey, there’s a reason life and death stakes are so compelling and engrossing. I mean, if a guy had a gun to my head I would cry. I’d cry and pee myself. I cry, pee myself, and beg. I’d cry, pee myself, beg, and wish I’d had more than a Cliff Bar for breakfast. I assume those are the kinds of thoughts I’d have alongside the wishing my loved ones will be okay. Don’t judge. You don’t know what your last thoughts would be.
6. Passing a kidney stone
I curled up into a ball and begged for mommy. Then I did it again after the arthroscopic procedure I needed to have it removed. *shivers*
7. When the love of your life leaves you
What becomes of the broken-hearted? We sink into the couch with a tub of Cheetos and watch the view while letting whatever form of a mountain beard we can grow slowly take over our face. Then we go get our jobs back at the Buy More.
8. When your dog dies
Old Yeller, NOOOOOO!
9. When we say “I do”
Despite what some men may seem like, there is at least one romantic bone somewhere in our bodies. When there’s a special moment like that, doesn’t even have to be the wedding day, but when you really believe that you couldn’t possibly be happier than with that person, let those tears roll down your cheeks.
10. “The ____ Win the World Series!”
Just plug in your town’s team and substitute World Series for the pinnacle of whichever sport you’re obsessed with. Yeah, call it stupid and immature if you want to. We’re too busy blubbering with thousands of others, old and young, who’ve been living out unfulfilled dreams vicariously through athletes for all our lives.
11. Yvonne Strahovski’s wedding day
Okay, maybe this is just me. But, you know, death of a dream. When your dreams die, a little part of you dies with them…and that’s really sad…WE’LL MISS YOU “CHUCK”!