Did You Know There's a Secret Elevator Trick That Lets You Skip Directly to Your Floor? I've never heard of this before, and it's about to blow your mind . . . IF it's true. Apparently pizza delivery guys all know it, and have been using it for years. --In most elevators, you can make the elevator skip over ALL the other floors, even if someone pressed their buttons, and go directly to YOUR floor. --You just need to press and hold your floor button AND the door close button for about seven to 10 seconds. --It won't work in every elevator, but most major manufacturers DO have it built in. --So if you're in an elevator where some kid pressed every single button and you're on the 36th floor . . . or you just want to feel important . . . try this out. (Yahoo Travel)
Kristen Stewart, Sarah Jessica Parker and Eight Other Actresses Who Turn Men Off:
Guys . . . are you hot for KRISTEN STEWART? If so, you might be in the minority. Because she came out on top in a poll of Actresses Who Turn Men Off.
--The people who conducted the poll said, quote, "This shows that sexiness is far more than appearance.
--"Men were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don't want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen."
--Here's the Top 10:
#1.) Kristen Stewart
#2.) Sarah Jessica Parker
#3.) Lindsay Lohan
#4.) Denise Richards
#5.) Kirsten Dunst
#6.) Mischa Barton
#7.) Hilary Swank
#8.) Lucy Liu
#9.) Tilda Swinton
#10.) Uma Thurman
Eight Secret Fast Food Menu Items Recommended by Actual Fast Food Workers:
Fast food workers are great at telling stories that will scare you off of some menu items FOREVER. But they can also use their knowledge for GOOD.
--A user on Reddit.com asked fast food workers what SECRET or UNDERRATED menu items people never order . . . but should. And a lot of these sound FANTASTIC. Here are eight highlights . . .
--Try ordering an Onion Ring and French Fry Omelet at IHOP.
--At Taco Bell, get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, but ask them to make it with the Doritos Locos Taco shell inside.
--Little Caesars sells Italian cheese bread with a garlic cream cheese dipping sauce.
--Both Wendy's and Arby's will sell you a cup of melted cheese to dip your fries in.
--At McDonald's breakfast, order a Southern Style chicken sandwich, but instead of a bun, have it on McGriddles pancakes.
--For McDonald's dessert, try getting one of their Cinnamon Melts with ice cream on top.
--Subway workers recommend getting bacon on your tuna sub.
--At Starbucks, if you want a drink that tastes like Oreo, get a White Mocha Frappuccino with java chips and a scoop of vanilla bean.
yea so this happened over the weekend
Four Reasons You're Always Running Late:
If you're constantly running late for everything, "Reader's Digest" has an article that might help you figure out WHY. Here are four common causes behind chronic lateness.
#1.) You're Bad at Time Management. Duh. But it means you're not realistic about how long things take. For example, you might think a shower only takes five or six minutes. But it's probably more like 10 or 15 when you factor everything in.
--Some experts suggest actually setting a timer for a few days in a row to see how long things ACTUALLY take you.
--And instead of thinking of it as "I have to be at work by 9 a.m.," you should start setting mini deadlines for yourself. Like, "I have to be out of the shower by 7:35, done with breakfast by 8:05, and in the car by 8:15."
#2.) You Can't Say No. For example, when you're about to leave for work, and someone asks you to help find something. Or you have something planned right AFTER work, and at 4:58, a co-worker pops in and asks you for help.
--Obviously, if you DO have time to help, that's great. But if you're the kind of person who says yes REGARDLESS, you probably need to get better at turning people down.
#3.) You Thrive on Drama. If you procrastinate a lot, this might be you. Procrastinators tend to wait until the last minute because subconsciously they NEED a little adrenaline rush before they can get going.
--Then something unexpected happens, and they end up 10 minutes behind schedule. If that's the case, try doing as much as possible in advance, like looking up directions the night BEFORE a job interview, not 10 minutes before you leave.
#4.) You Always Try to Do "One More Thing" Before You Leave. This one's becoming more and more common, because it only takes 60 seconds to do things like check Facebook or send a text message.
--But if you do five of those things, you're suddenly five minutes late. Which is why it's important to catch yourself doing it, make yourself stop trying to multitask so much, and just walk out the door.
Your Weather Isn't So Bad . . . In Brazil, It's Raining Spiders:
A ton of snow got dumped on the East Coast this weekend and, as it goes, everyone freaked out. But compared to the weather in Brazil, 30 inches of snow is a BLESSING.
--Last week, in Santo Antonio da Platina in southern Brazil, it RAINED SPIDERS. Seriously.
--According to a biologist, the spiders are a species that have massive colonies and weave huge sheets of webs together. So it looked like they were raining . . . but really it was just a ton of spiders weaving big sheets of spider webs.
--There's a video online, and if you have arachnophobia, even MILD arachnophobia, don't watch it. Just imagine stepping outside and seeing a sky full of floating spiders.
(--Here's the video.)