Randoms-Top Girls/Boys Names, Lunch Breaks are Gone, & More


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Time for a change …A new survey has found that living through COVID-19 has inspired many people to change the way they live … for the better. 56% of respondents say they are re-evaluating their lives and 46% say the pandemic has taught them to place more value on the little things in life. More than 50% of those surveyed said they are developing closer bonds with their neighbors and community, supporting local businesses, volunteering, and giving to charities. Others said they have learned to have a better work-life balance, exercising more and taking better care of themselves. (SWNS)

Here’s another strange side effect to life in the time of coronavirus …Seems dentists are seeing an increase in cases of cracked and chipped teeth. The likely reason? People are grinding and clenching their teeth more due to stress and anxiety. "When I reopened my practice in early June, the fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I've been in the office," said Dr. Tammy Chen. "On average, I'm seeing three to four; the bad days are six-plus fractures." (Insider)

Do you eat during your lunch break – or use the time to do other things?If you’re like most people, you are using that time to do everything else – but eat. A new survey found that just 20% of respondents used their lunch break to actually eat lunch. 80% said they used that time to do everything from running errands, to walking their dog, to browsing social media, to working out. (SWNS)

Backpack wine …Now you can take your boxed wine on your next hike or other outdoor activity. Franzia has a newonline shopthat is selling a backpack designed to hold a 5-liter box of wine. It also has a pour spout for easy access. The online store also sells merch ranging from Franzia-emblazoned boxers to beach towels. (Food & Wine)

Nobody is naming their baby Karen anymore …The Social Security Administration (SSA) just released its list of the most popular baby names of 2019. Seems Karen fell 23 places from 2018 to 2019 – from the 637th most popular baby name for girls to number 660 ― which is its lowest ranking on the SSA’s annual list since 1929.

The most popular girl’s name for 2019? Olivia. After five years in the top spot, Emma fell to the number two spot.

Here are the Top Girls’ Names:

  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Charlotte
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn

Top Boys’ Names:

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. William
  5. Elijah
  6. James
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Ethan (Huff Post