1.) If you’re someone who sends more than 100 texts a day, chances are you are a shallow person. That’s the conclusion of research done at the University of Winnipeg, which reveals that young adults who text a lot tend to be more interested in wealth and image than leading an ethical life. Students who text more than 100 times a day are 30% less likely to feel strongly that leading an "ethical, principled life" was important to them, compared to those who text 50 times or less a day.
2.) Most kids can utter an expletive before they even know their ABCs—probably because their parents, and more other adults, have such terrible potty mouths. That‘s the conclusion of a new book. In Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing. According to the author, English-speakers actually use a curse word about once every 140 words. About 0.7% of all English words spoken on a given day are swear words. That makes foul language as popular as first person plural pronouns like "our," "us," and "we."
3.) Being its April 15th, this could be one of the most miserable days of the year. It’s Tax Day, the day that President Lincoln died and the day the Titanic sank. So what can you do to make the day better for those around you? Smile! According to a newly released study, smiling spreads happiness like a virus. When you smile, it makes your close friends 25% more likely to be happy. And that friend then has a 10% higher chance of making their friends happy. It also makes your siblings and your husband or wife 10% more likely to be happy.