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Week Of 01.24.22



The famous Career Builder “Most Outrageous Excuses for Being Late” survey found 16 percent of employees are late for work at least once a week. The most popular excuse: traffic delay, followed by lack of sleep and bad weather.

  • Employee was late because of a job interview with another firm
  • Employee thought she had won the lottery (she didn’t)
  • Employee’s angry roommate cut the cord to his phone charger, so it didn’t charge and his alarm didn’t go off
  • Employee’s leg was trapped between the subway car and the platform (turned out to be true)
  • Employee got distracted watching the Today Show.
  • Employee said he was late because he had no intention of getting to work before 9AM. His start time was 8AM.
  • Employee’s cat had the hiccups
  • Employee believed his commute time should count toward his work hours
  • Employee claimed a fox stole her car keys
  • Employee had to take a personal call from the state governor (turned out to be true)


If you get arrested, you’re entitled to make one phone call, right? Not really. There’s no law anywhere that guarantees this. It’s just a courtesy or privilege offered, not a legal right…even if its a Door Dash order

Source: Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader

New research* confirms what we really know already: Athletes who juice, use steroids, improve their performance in the gym, but have trouble performing in the bedroom. Why? Using steroids shrinks the testicles.

*Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

You might be a great gamer, but did you ever think you were addicted to videogames? Here are some signs you might be: Lying to others about how long you spend playing games. Wanting to play games less but being unable to. Feeling restless, irritable, and moody when attempting to cut down. And risking real-world opportunities related to work, relationships, or school because of gaming.

Source: Adicciones, a Spanish language research journal

Participation in the on-line game Wordle has exploded in the last few months. From having 90 players last November, Wordle now has over two million players. Why has the game become so popular? It stimulates both the language- and logic-processing areas of the brain and it leads to the release of dopamine, a chemical that causes people to seek out a positive experience again.

Source: Smithsonian Magazine, 1/23/22


A recent study finds that having an active sex life could lead to increased job satisfaction at work. Researchers concluded that people who prioritize their love lives at home head into the workday with more enjoyment and focus the following day. They found that the positive qualities following sex included a better mood that lasted into the following day, sounder sleep, and higher marital satisfaction in general — which in turn tend to make people happier.

Thinking about quitting your job? You’re not alone. Over half of Americans have a resignation letter drafted and saved for when they want to tell their boss, “Bye bye.” A survey of employed Americans found 59 percent have contemplated quitting their jobs enough to have that letter ready to go but haven’t followed through with sending it – yet.

There’s a scientific reason we like loud music. Loud music captures our attention and takes us out of our individual real worlds and causes euphoria. Overall, loud music functions like a recreational drug that requires no prescription.

When you look in the mirror, you know you are seeing yourself. Your dog, on the other hand, thinks its reflection is a fellow canine. Scientists have found that only humans, apes, elephants, dolphins, and magpies can recognize themselves in a mirror.






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