You're not alone: According to a new study by 9Round Kickbox Fitness, the average American curses by 10:54am each day. Even more interestingly, one in four Americans can't get past 9am without uttering a curse—a fact that automatically makes us feel better about ourselves. The study, which surveyed 2,000 people, looked into what stresses Americans out and how they deal with said stress. According to the survey, 56% of Americans point to financial worry as the biggest stress-inducing factor in their lives. Not getting enough sleep (36%), health concerns (35%) and work (30%) were also mentioned as contributing factors to high levels of anxiety. Although mentioned by a mere 9% of respondents, environmental concerns also made the list. A fact that, in a way, gives us some sort of hope. So, how do people express their frustration? Cursing is the most popular display of stress, followed by yelling (we're guilty as charged) and crying (guilty again). As for coping with the anxiety, music turns out to be the most popular way of dealing with it—followed by watching TV/movies and working out. Although we are all for exercising, we'd like to remind the average American—who, according to the study, experiences about 1,025 stressful events each year—that the quickest way to release some tension is to take some time off: So here are the best vacations to take alone in America. You're welcome.
Photograph: HowMuch.net Click here to enlarge the map. Did you know that the United States is home to more billionaires than any other country in the world? But, fun fact: Seven states in the U.S. haven't produced a single billionaire. Take a look at this map by HowMuch.net, highlighting the richest person of all time from each state, and notice how often people had to move to a different area to make money. "Jeff Bezos is originally from New Mexico, but Amazon is headquartered in Seattle, Washington," reads the study. "Sam Walton may have been born in Oklahoma, but his company (Walmart) is headquartered in Arkansas. [...] In other words, clearly sometimes people have to move to make a fortune." Another interesting point: Almost every person on the map is a man. In addition to the map, created using data from Forbes.com, AmericanHeritage.com, Bloomberg.com and bls.gov, the site lists the top 10 states with the wealthiest people of all time. Take a look: 1. New York: John D. Rockefeller, $257.25 billion 2. Oklahoma: Sam Walton, $171.55 billion 3. New Mexico: Jeff Bezos, $116.57 billion 4. Pennsylvania: Richard Mellon Scaife, $104.73 billion 5. Washington: Bill Gates, $90.54 billion 6. Nebraska: Warren Buffett, $90.44 billion 7. Massachusetts: Marshall Field, $76.26 billion 8. Michigan: Henry Ford, $68.33 billion 9. Illinois: Larry Ellison, $56.76 billion 10. Maryland: Sergey Brin, $53.32 billion Will moving to a different state change our fortune as well?
Happy weekend, America! As the Tribeca Film Festival takes over New York with exciting future releases, moviegoers across the country are treated to an eclectic mix of critically acclaimed films now playing in theaters. We'll get right down to it: Here are the seven movies that our very own film critic Joshua Rothkopf suggests you watch this weekend. From a laugh-out-loud comedy (Blockers!) to Michelle Pfeiffer's nearly perfect performance in Where is Kyra? (Kyra!), this week's list is filled with exciting movies options: Ghost Stories Twisty and turny, this big-screen adaptation of a British horror stage play arrives with its dark humor and clamminess intact. Read our full review Zama A period piece set in colonial Argentina that explodes into weird realms of cosmic embarrassment, Lucrecia Martel’s slow-burn comedy is unlike anything you’ll see this year (or any year, really). Blockers American Pie gets an update—and potentially even an upgrade—with this hilarious, parents'-eye view of teenage sexuality. Read our full review A Quiet Place Horror pricks up its ears with this nail-biting thriller that knows what goes bump in the night. Read our full review Lean on Pete 45 Years director Andrew Haigh heads to the U.S. for this gentle, tender story of a young boy in trouble who finds comfort in an unwanted racehorse. Read our full review Where Is Kyra? Michelle Pfeiffer excels in an intimate story about a woman on the edge of fi
What if we told you that we could make you love your birthday even more than you already do? Shops all around the country are in the habit of giving out freebies to customers celebrating their big day and TopView Sightseeing put together a handy little guide, grouping all of those offers into a single document. Consider this our birthday gift to you. So, in addition to making a reservation at one of the best restaurants in America or booking a treatment at the top spas and resorts across the country, make sure to spend some time on your birthday taking advantage of all these deals—from free coffees to complimentary desserts and juices. The countdown to your birthday just got that much more exciting. BEAUTY bareMinerals: Become a FAB member by signing up here and you'll receive a free gift in the mail around your birthday. Fresh: Become a Fresh Family Rewards Member and snag a free gift on your birthday when visiting the store. If you spend $25 or more online, they'll send the present directly to you. FOOD Applebee's: Sign up for the chain's rewards program and get a free dessert when dining at Applebee's on your birthday. Baskin Robbins: Membership to the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club comes with a free ice cream scoop on your special day. Dunkin' Donuts: Dunkin' Donuts DD Perks program members get to redeem a free drink during any day of the month of their birthday. Godiva: Join Godiva's loyalty program and receive an exclusive chocolate-filled birthday gift each
According to KAYAK, flights to Europe from the United States are the cheapest they've been in three summers. So you better take advantage. If you're unsure about a destination, we suggest you let your wallet dictate your travels. The website crunched some numbers and just released a list of the cheapest European destinations from each state in the U.S. Cool, right? Before we get to the list, a few highlights: Reykavik, Iceland is the cheapest destination for 25 of the 62 airports mentioned. Dublin, Ireland comes in second. Generally speaking, it seems like choosing to fly to Northern and Western Europe will result in the most affordable options. Ready to get going? Alabama (airport code: BHM): Paris, France (median airfare: $1110)Alabama (airport code: HSV): Frankfurt am Main, Germany (median airfare: $875)Alaska (airport code: ANC): Reykjavik, Iceland (median airfare: $677)Arizona (airport code: PHX): Madrid, Spain (median airfare: $563)Arizona (airport code: TUS): Zurich, Switzerland (median airfare: $805)Arkansas (airport code: MEM): London, England (median airfare: $1068)California (airport code: SFO): Reykjavik, Iceland (median airfare: $442)California (airport code: LAX): Reykjavik, Iceland (median airfare: $404)California (airport code: SAN): Dublin, Ireland (median airfare: $766)Colorado (airport code: DEN): Brussels, Belgium (median airfare: $379)Connecticut (airport code: BDL): Edinburgh, UK (median airfare: $548)Delaware (airport code: BWI): Reykjavik, Iceland
Paying your taxes sucks. The silver lining? The myriad of free and almost-free deals that restaurants and shops offer on Tax Day, which happens to be today. From $1 margaritas at Applebee's to free paper shredding services at Office Depot, here are some of the best deals and freebies to take advantage of today all around the country: Applebee's: Enjoy $1 margaritas through April 30. Boston Market: For $10.40, customers get a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a fountain drink. BurgerFi: All purchases come with a free order of hand-cut fries. Chili's: Grab a Cuervo Blue Margarita for $5. Chuck E. Cheese's: Buy one large cheese pizza and get a second one for free. Great American Cookies: Get your hands on free cookies and cream cookies at participating locations with no purchase necessary. Hooters: Children 12 and younger get a free kids meal with an adult purchase of $10 or more. Office Depot: Download this coupon and shred up to five pounds of documents for free through April 28 at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Schlotzsky's: Buy chips and a medium drink and enjoy a free small original sandwich to go along with your purchase. Staples: Use a coupon to shred up to one pound of documents for free. White Castle: Enjoy 15% off any purchase.
Remember when Heinz launched that awful-looking green ketchup? How about that even weirder purple one? Well, the company might have just outdone itself in the "is this really necessary?" department. Let us introduce you to Mayochup, a pre-made blend of mayonnaise and ketchup that Heinz might start selling in the United States. Yes, we said might. Heinz is actually asking Americans if they'd like the condiment, now only sold in some Middle East Gulf states, to be available stateside by leading a Twitter poll through April 15. If the poll closes with 50,000 "yes" votes, you'll find Mayochup in a supermarket near you. Want #mayochup in stores? 500,000 votes for “yes” and we’ll release it to you saucy Americans. — Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) April 11, 2018 As usual, social media users have opinions and they are not embarrassed to share them. Check out some of these hilarious reactions to the new product: Who said American innovation is dead. @HeinzKetchup_US just invented Thousand Island dressing. https://t.co/uBK7qMGVhr — Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) April 13, 2018 "mayochup" what the fuck. call it tomayo — julie (@ostolero) April 13, 2018 hey guys did anyone tell those mayochup guys that it’s called fry sauce and utah invented it? — D Skuuuuurrrrttt (@davidracescars) April 13, 2018 If you ever say “Mayochup” in front of me, I’ll slap your food out of your hand. https://t.co/RvAP8uk6Oz — Andy (@ADRecinos) April 13, 2018 I don’t hate a lot
Are you living your best life? You might want to consider US News & World Report's latest ranking of the best places to live in the U.S. before answering that question. Taking into account data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Labor and more, the study identifies five different indexes (job market, value, quality of life, desirability, net migration) to be weighted in the development of the ranking. "The percent weighting for each index follows the answers from a public survey in which people from across the country voted for what they believed was the most important thing to consider when thinking about moving," reads the release detailing the study. Without further ado, here are the 25 best cities to live in—browse through the full list right here. 1. Austin2. Colorado Springs3. Denver4. Des Moines, IA5. Fayetteville, AR6. Portland7. Huntsville, AL8. Washington, DC9. Minneapolis-St. Paul10. Seattle, WA11. Nashville12. Grand Rapids, MI13. Raleigh and Durham, NC14. San Antonio15. Salt Lake City16. Madison, WI17. San Jose18. Dallas-Fort Worth19. Phoenix20. San Francisco
Everyone in need of a vacation, please raise your hand... and then head to JetBlue's flash sale site to take advantage of the airline's latest two-day flash sale. Including cross-country flights for as low as $39, the promotion comes with a set of restrictions. First of all, you only have until tonight at 11:59pm EST or local time (whichever comes first) to take advantage of the deals. You'll have to travel between April 17 and June 20—beware of blackout dates, though (May 22 through May 30). In terms of specific flights, here are some standouts: - A $39 flight from Orlando to Atlanta- A $44 flight from Hartford to Washington, D.C.- A $69 flight from Savannah/Hilton Head to New York- A $89 flight from Boston to Detroit- A $119 flight from Chicago to New York- A $159 flight from Austin to Long Beach- A $189 flight from New York to Cancun, Mexico- A $199 from Boston to Santiago, Dominican Republic The most expensive flights that are part of the promotion are a New York-San Diego trip for $229 and a Boston-San Francisco one (and vice versa) for $279. These all sound oh-so-heavenly to us.
The only thing better than ice cream is free ice cream—and Ben & Jerry's knows that. Today, the chain is celebrating its 40th annual Free Cone Day by giving out free ice cream cones to customers worldwide between NOON and 8pm local time at participating shops. Although we're sure all are familiar with the chain's signature flavors (we're partial to vanilla caramel fudge), if you need some guidance deciding what ice cream to go for, you might want to consult the online quiz that Ben & Jerry's set up to help customers determine their preference. Take the quiz right here. No purchase is required to take advantage of the deal and, best of all, there is no limit to the amount of visits you can make to your local shop. So feel free to grab your free cone starting at NOON and then head back for multiple other ones all throughout the day. What a day to be alive! Bonus information: Select Showcase Cinemas that have Ben and Jerry's counters in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are participating in the giveaway—which means you can enjoy a free ice cream while watching some of this month's best new movies. Check out which locations are participating right here.