Local Water Cooler

The Top Wedding Gifts Newlyweds Wish They'd Registered ForAlso, 46% of those surveyed said they registered for money, though the survey also found that one-third of respondents think registering for cash is "tacky."
Monday Is National Boss-Employee Exchange DayThe goal is to allow bosses and employees to get some insight into each other's roles so the can understand each other a little better.
Fewer Than Half Of Americans Are Satisfied With Their SalaryMany check their salary against market rates through online resources or job postings, while others compare notes with co-workers.
Survey Reveals Top 5 Most Hated Household ChoresThe survey found that one in five people said they'd give up sex forever if it meant they didn't have to do chores any longer.
About Half The Foods In Your Fridge End Up Going To Waste, Survey SaysPeople were overly-optimistic about how much of their vegetables, fruit and dairy would be used.
Most Workers Would Rather Dress Casual, Survey FindsA third also said they'd rather quit or not take a job at all if they had a conservative dress code.
4 In 5 Wish They Had Time To Read More Often, Survey FindsAbout half of the 2,000 or so they talked with said they spend at least 15 minutes reading a day. Only a bit over 20% read for an hour a day.
Tooth Fairy's Average Reward Down 43 Cents From Last YearAccording to the poll, the top factor in how much the Tooth Fairy gives per tooth is how much spare cash is on hand.
Energy Star Recommends Keeping Homes No Cooler Than 78 DegreesHowever, when you're at work, they recommend 85 degrees. And when you're sleeping, keep it at 82 degrees.

Offbeat National News

Woman Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To 'Shoot 400 People For Fun'An Oklahoma Woman was taken into custody Sunday after allegedly threatening to "shoot 400 people for fun," possibly at her former high school, according to deputies.
Cheerleading Squad On Probation After Trump 2020 Banner Displayed Before GameA North Carolina cheerleading team was placed on probation Monday after posing for a picture in front of a Trump 2020 re-election banner at a football game.
Survey: Majority Of Americans Working 50+ Hours Per Week Feel 'Overworked'Three in five Americans who log 50 to 59 hours per week feel overworked, according to a new study from Sleep Junkie provided exclusively to Yahoo Finance.
Woman Who Lost $20,000 To Social Security Scam Now Warning OthersAn Ohio mom of three school-aged children who lost $20,000 to a Social Security scam is sharing her story to warn others.
Mother Says Daycare Fed Her Infant Son Another Woman's Breast MilkA concerned mother says she took her baby out of a suburban St. Louis daycare after she saw him drink another woman's breast milk.
'I Am A Very Lucky Guy': Man Who Beat Cancer Twice Wins $4.6 Million Lottery JackpotAn Oregon man is definitely on a winning streak. First he beat cancer. Then he beat it again. And then, he won the lottery!
Daughter Gives Prankster Dad Comedic ObituaryA Connecticut man, known for pulling pranks, got his very own comedic farewell this week in an unusual obituary.
Women Using Glue To Create Fuller Lips In New Beauty TrendInspired by celebrities such as the Kardashians, more and more women are trying a bizarre new beauty hack to temporarily create a fuller-looking pout.
Truck Carrying 72,000 Pounds Of Chocolate Catches Fire On InterstateA tractor-trailer carrying some sweet cargo caught fire Wednesday afternoon in Missouri, closing the westbound lanes of a major interstate for several hours.