The Average Adult In The U.S. “Logs 6 Hours, 43 Minutes Of Total Screen Time Daily”

Can you imagine a society where there are no phones, no televisions and no computers at all? America was once such a place, but now everything has changed. Today, most Americans willingly plug themselves into “the matrix” for multiple hours each day. We are increasingly living our lives through our screens, but in the process the amount of real human interaction that we have with one another just continues to go down. We are absolutely addicted to our phones, our televisions and our computers, and many of us actually become extremely physically uncomfortable if we are forced to “unplug” for even a few hours. But even though we already know all of this, the numbers from a brand new survey that was just released are still hard to believe. According to a survey of 2,000 people, the average adult in the United States spends about six hours and 43 minutes a day staring at a screen

A Metaphor For America: 700 Pound Man Plans To Eat And Play Video Games While Naked Until He Dies

34-year-old Casey King is so obese that he can’t work, he has to bathe outside in a trough like a pig, and he has to rely on his father to constantly take care of him. He now weighs more than 700 pounds, but he just keeps on eating massive amounts of unhealthy food. Just like America as a whole, he has absolutely no self-discipline and absolutely no desire to turn his life around. On some level he understands that he is literally killing himself with his destructive behavior, but he does not have a desire to change. Instead, he told TLC that he “will just eat until I am dead”

44 Numbers From 2018 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

Was 2018 everything that you expected it to be? Every year contains surprises, but 2018 truly turned out to be a year that we will never forget. Over the past 12 months we witnessed great political shaking, Wall Street experienced the worst downturn that we have seen since 2008, the crust of our planet was rattled by an increasing number of major seismic events, social decay spread like wildfire, and America continued to become even more divided as a nation. In comparison, 2017 was rather bland and boring, and I truly believe that one day we will look back on 2018 as a major turning point.

Is This Too Many Christmas Presents?

Every year, 38-year-old Emma Tapping buys thousands of dollars worth of Christmas gifts for her children, but this year she received a torrent of criticism after posting a photo of her Christmas tree on Instagram.  Actually, you can’t see the Christmas tree much at all because of the huge pile of presents swamping it.  The following comes from the Daily Mail

Is It Okay That Christmas Is All About Materialism?

How would you feel about Christmas if there were absolutely no gifts at all? That may sound like a very strange question, but I think that it is a very important one, because the truth is that our biggest holiday of the year by far is all about materialism. According to ABC News, the average American will shell out $700 for Christmas presents in 2018, and the National Retail Federation is projecting that total Christmas spending will surpass $465,000,000,000. Only 25 countries on the entire planet have a GDP that is greater than that number. Ultimately, Christmas is defined by what we give and what we get, but is that actually healthy?

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap Designed By A Former NASA Engineer

There is a growing epidemic of package theft in America today, but one former NASA engineer is taking action.  Mark Rober spent six months designing a package that would douse package thieves in glitter and fart spray, and the video that he just posted to YouTube showing the results of his “experiment” already has more than 15 million views.  If you have not seen it yet, you should definitely check it out.  According to Fortune, Rober actually helped design the Curiosity Rover, but now he has become a global YouTube star…

Hottest Toy Of 2018: Girls Are Begging Their Parents For ‘Poopsie Slime Surprise Unicorn’ That Actually POOPS Glittery Goo

Would you spend $49.99 to buy your daughter a pooping unicorn?  The answer to that question seems obvious, but apparently “Poopsie Slime Surprise Unicorn” is the must-have toy of 2018.  One YouTube video promoting the toy already has over four million views, and a fresh round of media attention threatens to create the sort of buying frenzy that we haven’t seen in years.  According to the Daily Mail, thousands of girls are literally “begging their parents” for this little pooping unicorn…

Two-Thirds Of Americans Think That They Are Middle Class – But Millions Of Them Are Dead Wrong

The middle class has been steadily shrinking, but most Americans still believe that they are a part of it. Perhaps this is due at least in part to the egalitarian values which have been pounded into our heads for most of our lives. Very few Americans would have the gall to define themselves as “upper class”, and I have never met anyone that would describe themselves as “lower class”. In place of “lower class”, many politicians now like to use the much more politically correct term “working class”, but a more apt description might be “the working poor”. Today, half of all American workers make less than $30,533 a year, and you certainly cannot support a middle class lifestyle for a family with children on that kind of income.