Diane Douglas's blog
Here's one of those studies that seems to defy gender stereotypes . . . until you think about it and say, "You know, that actually makes sense." According to a new study, men spend more money on impulse buys than women: Men spend approximately $41 on impulse buys versus $31 for women.
Check this out! The peeps at UCLA recently finished a 3 year study testing men and women's stress levels around the house. (I'm not sure who thinks these things up, but I digress.) Anyway, they monitered people's brain chemicals to see exactly what stressed people out and what chilled them.
This story has been in the news for a little while, but I finally had to comment on it.
Last week on “Good Morning America,” there was a story about a mom giving her 8-year-old Botox. I don’t think you’ll be surprised to find out the child competes in pageants. Britney Campbell and her mom Kerry appeared on the show to talk about her “beauty regimen.”
So ladies, got a question for you to ponder. How old is "too old" to wear certain clothes, jewelry or hairstyles? Women across the country were recently polled and the answers might just surprise you. Here are the results:
Bikini---you're too old at age 47
Tube Top--age 33
Belly button ring--35
Knee-high boots--age 47
Leather pants--age 34
We found this item absolutely fascinating! It seems as a woman, no matter how much you think it will never happen to you, one day you're going to wake up and realize you've turned into your mother! And a new survey has tried to pinpoint exactly when that's going to happen.
Well, the folks at Hallmark surveyed a bunch of people and it turns out that the average age a woman turns into her mother is 32! Seriously?!
If you’re a long-time listener of the WIKY Morning Show, you know that I’m a huge Doris Day fan. I am also a big Elizabeth Taylor fan, so the news of her passing left me a bit sad.
A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went to see the movie "Blue Valentine," starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gossling. Michelle Williams had been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, so we wanted to check it out. Well, about halfway through the film, we looked at each other and decided to leave.
This morning on the show we discussed those DVDs or VHS tapes that you may be embarassed to admit you own. I had so many to choose from, but here are the two that made the cut (so to speak)!
Another Oscar telecast is history, and while I didn't hate it as much as DJB did, I still long for the days when Billy Crystal was the host. James Franco and Anne Hathaway did an "okay" job, but I really didn't have to see James Franco dressed up as Marilyn Monroe. Yikes!
We talked about "chore duty" on the show this morning and found out some illuminating information! If you think splitting the chores with your spouse 50-50 is going to make the resentment and inequality in your relationship magically disappear....that may not be the case.
According to a new book called "Spousonomics," couples who divide chores right down the middle can have as many issues as other couples.