Survey Says

Hopes For The Future Mostly Involve Being Able To Escape Back Into The Past

"In general, new modes of travel, improved health and longevity, and the ability to travel through time ranked highest on the list of futuristic inventions Americans would like to have, the researchers said."


What Does Your Favorite Flavor Of Ice Cream Say About You, Besides That You Like Ice Cream

"If your favorite flavor is Vanilla, you’re more likely to be impulsive and an idealist. Chocoholics are dramatic and flirtatious, while Rocky Road lovers are good listeners. Praline ‘n Cream fans are loving and supportive. Don’t say anything bad about Mint Chocolate Chip to those fans, because they tend to be argumentative."


When Are You Most Unproductive? (Or, Alternately, Least Productive?)

"A report, published today, claims to identify the point at which the average office worker reaches ‘their most unproductive point of the day.’ And the answer is 2.55pm."


Are Men The New Women?

Men have suddenly realized that women—who will be making all the money soon—are on to them, so now they're pretending that they want to fall in love and have babies and sit on blankets in the park under the stars with a bottle of champagne and some strawberries and whatever, according to important research done by Women, naturally, are having none of it.


This Is As Better As It Gets

"It is sometimes hard to know what to say to a friend in need. But whatever words you choose, stay clear of ‘get a grip’ or ‘pull yourself together’. They have been voted [...]


What Do You Do To Keep People From Realizing How Stupid You Are?

This list of things British people have done to seem smarter includes "Re-tweeted a clever tweet," which, okay, maybe the bar is a lot lower over there. Because that seems kind of easy.


Nerd Co-Workers So Awful That They Are Forced To Find Solace In Fantasies Of Crappy Sci-Fi Show

"To better understand Star Trek’s allure, I conducted a lengthy online survey of fans during the first three months of 2011, receiving 1,444 completed questionnaires… It wasn’t surprising, for instance, to find that fans often used words such as 'optimism,' 'hopeful' and 'positive' to describe why they like Star Trek, that they praised the franchise’s celebration of science and technology, or that they enjoyed the idea of a society without poverty or racial tension. Many invoked the famously inclusive vision of 'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations' or cited story lines that engaged social issues or probed philosophical questions. One common refrain was less obvious. For many viewers, it turns out, [...]


Your Distracting Boobies Are Keeping You from Getting Ahead At Work

Cover up, ladies, or you will never crack that glass ceiling.

Women who show too much cleavage at work are sabotaging their careers and could even face the sack, according to a survey. Contrary to the idea that womanly wiles are an advantage in business, bosses have named low-cut tops as one of the biggest mistakes a female worker can make.

The other biggest mistake a female worker can make? Having a vagina.

Photo by Francis Storr, from Flickr.


Hurry Up And Like That British Person's Update Before They Stab You

"According to new research, 13.3 million Brits suffer from ‘60-second social media meltdown’, becoming impatient for a reply, acknowledgement or approval in the online world, far more than compared to daily life. The latest survey shows the trend for posting daily ‘selfies’, holiday snaps or updates from a night out on the town can result in Brits feeling put out if friends and followers don’t acknowledge them. Neediness is rife on dating apps and websites, with 43 per cent of Brits expecting a ‘like’ or reply to a love note within a minute before losing their calm. [...]


When Do Men And Women Get Mature?

"A study into the differences in maturity between genders revealed both men and women agree men remain 'immature' well into their late 30s and early 40s. But the average age at which women mature emerged as 32. Alarmingly, eight out of ten women believe that men 'never stop being childish' – with breaking wind, burping, eating fast food in the early hours and playing videogames their biggest bug-bears. Staying silent during arguments, not being able to cook simple meals and re-telling the same old jokes and stories when with the lads were also hailed as signs of immaturity."


How Much Do BuzzFeed, Gawker and Business Insider Staff Tweet About Work?

Is Twitter your job? We have maintained in the past that it is not. A year later, we think that more and more media employees are engaged in the practice of using their Twitter accounts to promote not just their work, but their workplaces. That's true even with the transition of Jim Roberts from @NYTJim to @NYCJim, as he left the New York Times to become the executive editor of Reuters Digital. (His Twitter is still chock-full of Times links, though!)

How much Twitter work is working? We looked at a work-week's worth of tweets at three publications: BuzzFeed, Gawker and Business Insider. Just how often were [...]


Facebook Will Destroy Marriage

"According to a new survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers," one in five divorces now involve "the social networking site Facebook." The other four in five divorces presumably involve "people."