Randoms-Purses have more Bacteria than Toilets, Mustard Ice Cream, & More

Are you addicted to swiping? Seems dating app addiction is a real thing, and according to a new study from Ohio State University there are two traits common in people who compulsively use dating apps: loneliness and social anxiety. “It’s not just that they’re using their phone a lot,” says lead author Kathryn Coduto. “We had participants who said they were missing school or work, or getting in trouble in classes or at work because they kept checking the dating apps on their phones.” She continues, “I’ve seen people who use dating apps compulsively. They take their phones out when they’re at dinner with friends or when they’re in groups. They really can’t stop swiping.” (OSU)

Speaking of dating …It seems romance is not dead after all. Match.com’s new Singles in America survey found that when it comes to love, people still have some old-fashioned beliefs, like ..

  • Love at first sight can happen – 57%
  • Love takes time – 73%
  • Love can last forever – 64%

So mustard ice cream is a thing.To celebrate National Mustard Day (which is on Saturday), French’s teamed up with L.A.-based Coolhaus Ice Cream to create Mustard Ice Cream. Yep, the limited-edition ice cream, which comes with a pretzel cookie, is made with French’s yellow mustard. And the color of the ice cream is definitely mustard yellow. Reactions from those who have tried it range from complete disgust to being pleasantly surprised. If you want to try it for yourself, you can get it at Coolhaus locations in Los Angeles and on special French’s ice cream trucks in New York City and the Hamptons, starting today. (Food & Wine)

Can you guess which type of worker ALWAYS works while on vacation?We’re looking at you, freelancers. According to a new survey, 92% of freelancers say they can’t take a vacation without working during all or part of it. In fact, 43% of freelance workers hide the fact that they are even on vacation from clients because they think it looks bad and because they don’t want to miss out on new projects. They also feel the need to hide that they are working on vacation from their loved ones – especially women. 65% of female freelancers said they feel the need to hide that they are working on vacation from their partner or family – compared to only 41% of men. (The Ladders)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a selfie drone …The Air Pix is the latest technology in cell phone photo taking and it’s basically a small drone that connects to your phone via bluetooth, follows you around, and takes photos and videos of everything you do. The palm-sized drone has a 12 megapixel camera in it that syncs to your phone and can even take HD video of you. It has facial recognition software in it so you can set it to just follow you wherever you go, or you can control it with gestures. It even has the ability to stream live to social media. It’s already met its crowdfunding goals and is in the official production phase with plans to retail the drone for a very affordable $99. Admit it -- you’re equally intrigued and horrified by this! (Daily Motion)

Be careful where you put your purse …Do you ever put your purse on the table, or on your bed, or on the kitchen counter? You may need to re-think that. A study found the average purse contains more strains of bacteria than most toilets. In fact, the researchers found that 1 in 5 handbags have enough bacteria on them to pose a risk to the average healthy person. Think about where your purse goes during the average day … the office floor … the bathroom floor … the floor of a train or subway. Yikes. (Best Life)

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