#RizzList: Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018, Words that should be BANNED, and Six Things you SHOULDN’T leave in your car when it’s freezing outside
Six Things You Shouldn’t Leave in Your Car When It’s Freezing Outside
Since most of the country is being hit with a massive winter storm, here are six things you should never leave in your car when it’s freezing outside . . .
1. Your cell phone. If it gets too cold it can cause the phone to shut off or, worse, mess up the battery. And the screen may crack more easily in the cold as well.
2. Soda or beer. They’re mostly water, which expands when it freezes. So they can explode and get all over your car.
3. Canned foods. Same as with soda . . . the water can freeze and expand, which could break the can’s seal and cause the food to spoil.
4. Musical instruments, like a guitar. The wood can crack if it’s too cold. And even if that doesn’t happen, they’ll definitely drift out of tune.
5. Medication. Certain drugs can lose their effectiveness if they get too cold.
6. A low gas tank. Keeping your tank more than half full helps prevent fuel lines from freezing. It’s also a good idea to check other fluids such as antifreeze. And the cold can affect tire pressure, so keep an eye on that too.
via USA Today
The Annual List of Words That Should Be Banned Includes “Unpack,” “Nothingburger,” and “Fake News”
Lake Superior State University in northern Michigan puts out a list at the beginning of each year of words and phrases they wish people would stop using.
This is the 43rd year they’ve done it. Here are the five most annoying words and phrases they say we should leave behind in 2017 . . .
1. “Unpack.” It means you want to analyze a complex topic or statement. Politicians and pundits use it a lot.
2. “Tons.” They say it’s overused, and they wish people would just say “lots.”
3. “Nothingburger.” They basically think it’s just a stupid, unnecessary word.
4. “Fake News.” They don’t like that people use it for any story they disagree with now.
5. “Gig economy.” Which describes the trend of people working odd jobs instead of having a normal 9-to-5.
A few more that made the list this year are “dish” when you mean gossip . . . “pre-owned” when you mean used . . . “onboarding” and “offboarding” instead of hiring and firing . . . the phrase “let that sink in” . . . and President Trump’s Twitter typo from back in May, “covfefe.”
The Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2018
32% of people say they didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions for 2018, according to a new survey. So I guess the other 68% of us believe THIS is the year we’ll set some goals that will stick.
Here are the ten most common resolutions people are making this year . . .
1. Eat better. 37% of people made it their New Year’s resolution.
2. Exercise more, 37%.
3. Spend less money, 37%.
4. Take better care of themselves, like getting more sleep, 24%.
5. Read more books, 18%.
6. Learn a new skill, 15%.
7. Get a new job, 14%.
8. Make new friends, 13%.
9. Get a new hobby, 13%.
10. Focus more on their appearance, 12%.