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We've seen lists before about all the ways you're annoying your co-workers. But Monster.com has a new one that's pretty good. You probably heard some of these before, but here are seven bad habits that drive your co-workers crazy.
#1.) Making an Unreasonable Amount of Noise. Which is an obvious one. Basically, you shouldn't listen to music unless you're using headphones, or you're in an actual office.
--You also shouldn't listen to your voicemail over speakerphone, or talk too loud on the phone in general. And you shouldn't eat chips all day, or do things like snap your gum or chew on ice.
#2.) Adding Unnecessary Background Noise During a Conference Call. Like when someone has music on, or bangs away on their keyboard without muting their microphone.
#3.) Being a Source of Strong Smells. Including "good" smells, like perfume, which can be just as bad as something like garlic if you use too much of it. And obviously, the MOST offensive smell is body odor.
#4.) Excessive Chit-Chat. Small talk is fine, just as long as you're not distracting people and preventing them for getting their work done.
--One way to tell if you're too chatty is to watch the other person's body language. If you're telling a funny story and their eyes keep drifting to their computer screen, they're probably too busy . . . or they just don't care.
#5.) Doing Anything That Grosses People Out. Which ranges from sneezing and not using a tissue . . . to nose-picking . . . to things like sitting at your desk clipping your fingernails.
#6.) Physical Contact. If you're a woman and you have a side-job MODELING or something, you probably won't get many complaints.
--Otherwise, avoid things like hugging, tickling, poking, back rubs, or anything else that might seem creepy.
#7.) Borrowing Office Supplies Without Asking. In fact, you shouldn't go into someone's desk for ANY reason without asking them first.
--YOU might not see it as their "personal space," because it's technically the COMPANY'S desk. But a lot of people DO think of it that way, and they tend to get pretty angry if you start digging through their stuff.
If you've always agreed with every third-rate stand-up comedy routine, and thought that women talk WAY more than men . . . you're RIGHT. And it's because of SCIENCE.
The average woman says about 20,000 words a day . . . which is almost TRIPLE what the average man says, at about 7,000. Women also talk faster than men, and devote more of their brain power to talking than guys do.
And researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have figured out why... There's a protein in the brain called FOXP2 that's important in the formation of speech. Rats have it too . . . it's what allows them to make noises. Except that MALE rats make twice as much noise as FEMALES . . . which is the opposite of humans.
Sure enough, when the scientists looked at rat brains, they found that male rats had TWICE as much FOXP2 as females. Next they looked at human brains. And found WOMEN have about 30% more FOXP2 than men do.
Source: Science World Report
You can decide for yourself, but I think she did this to see how fast the media would suck it up and spit it out. So therefore, it probably isn't Pot, but I could be wrong. In the end, who cares?!
Guys . . . are you hot for KRISTEN STEWART? If so, you might be in the minority. Because she came out on top in a poll of Actresses Who Turn Men Off.
--The people who conducted the poll said, quote, "This shows that sexiness is far more than appearance.
--"Men were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don't want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen."
--Here's the Top 10:
#1.) Kristen Stewart
#2.) Sarah Jessica Parker
#3.) Lindsay Lohan
#4.) Denise Richards
#5.) Kirsten Dunst
#6.) Mischa Barton
#7.) Hilary Swank
#8.) Lucy Liu
#9.) Tilda Swinton
#10.) Uma Thurman
Who knew the guy that took Britney Spears out for a Valentine's Day dinner and played golf with her over the weekend would be so normal.
David is 27 and works for a law firm but is not a lawyer. He does "field research" and is from Atlanta and does not seem to have any significant roots in California. He is kind of a jack-of-all-trades and is not a wealthy guy.
When it comes to David and Britney's relationship, it has been said they met through friends.
See more pictures of these two here
This crazy murderer was pretty serious about killing the Biebs to say the least. This kind of thing makes me GLAD I'm not a celebrity! Chilling!