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magazinesReading magazines this week, I learned that:

Half of American adults eat lunch alone.

(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

There are currently no openly atheist members of Congress.

(New York Magazine, 2/22/16) 

Babies in the workplace don’t significantly reduce productivity and can actually boost overall employee morale.

(New York Times Magazine, 1/17/16)

A replica of the Titanic, featuring nightly dances led by a Leonardo DiCaprio impersonator, is scheduled to set sail in 2018. (And yes, it will have more lifeboat capacity than the original.) 

(New York, 2/22/16) 

Rich people live, on average, 14 years longer than poor people.

(New York 2/22/26)

If you eat with another person, you’ll eat 44% more than you would eating alone. 

(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

After Maneesh Sethi hired a woman on Craiglist to slap him whenever he went off task at work, his productivity went way up. 

(Time, 3/21/16)

The peak time for workplace snacking? 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. 

(New York Times Magazine, 2/28/16)

In his diaries, Christopher Isherwood referred to Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne as “Mrs. Misery and Mr. Know-All.”

(Vanity Fair, Hollywood issue)

Ronald Reagan called the First Lady “Nancy Pants.”

(Time, 3/21/16)

Salt makes people overeat.

(Time, 3/21/16)

Nineteen percent of the heads of top-fifty U.S. medical schools are men with mustaches.

(Harpers, 3/16)

One fourth of U.S. retirees return to work within two years of retirement.

(Harpers, 3/16)

Size of the average male penis? Five inches, erect.

(Men’s Health, 4/16)

The most important rule to live by, according to Kid Rock? “Don’t be a dick.” 

(Rolling Stone, 2/25/16)

If you go to sleep to the scent of lavender, you’ll sleep better and wake up feeling more alert.

(Time, 3/21/16)

Roz Warren www.rosalindwarren.com is the author of OUR BODIES, OUR SHELVES, A COLLECTION OF LIBRARY HUMOR. http://ow.ly/LpFgE.)

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