Diane Douglas's blog

Impulse shopping.....are you guilty?

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.

Gender stereotypes are alive and well.

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.

Botox for an 8 year old? Don't get me started!

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.”

When are you too old to wear this? The results could surprise you!

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

Miniskirt--age 35

Tube Top--age 33

Stilettos--age 51

Belly button ring--35

Knee-high boots--age 47

Leather pants--age 34

Seriously? I've turned into my mother?

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?!

Gone, but never forgotten

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.

 

Not having good luck with movies lately.

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.

Embarassing DVDs in your collection.....admit it

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)!

Oscar Fright.....on many levels

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!

Splitting up the chores could spell relationship disaster

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.

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