Friday, January 27, 2012

News I'm Interested In This Week

Once or twice a week I scour the online editions of a selection of major newspapers. Out of the hundreds of headlines, I tend to only read 2-3 articles. These are the three I read this week.

1. According to the Wall Street Journal, the #1 deal-breaker in marriages is...wait for it...


If you'd like more information, you can catch the video HERE. A few of the insights made perfect sense to me.

- Women tend to nag more than men, and we do it because we feel ignored.
- Men tend to shut down when being nagged, and they're less likely to follow orders when we nag.
- When hit with the urge to nag, we should ask ourselves if it's a reasonable request and if we can trust that our husband will handle it.

2. I had a pithy response to the outcry over Mitt Romney's 2010 tax receipts, but the issue at hand is far more complex than I wish to delve into. I will say this, I'm surprised none of the candidates has taken the opportunity to push a flat-tax-rate agenda. Maybe time will tell...

Insert butterflies and rainbows: In my fantasy world,  taxes would be fair to everyone, simple to file, and wouldn't discourage anyone from pursuing the American dream.

3. And onto even more pressing news, last week's issue of UsWeekly says Russell Brand might be sharing a tell-all book about his brief marriage to Katy Perry. All I can say is the guy has crazy eyes and I'm not sure why she married him in the first place. Do we really need to know all of their dirty secrets? (I'm not answering that, because the fact I subscribe to UsWeekly effectively condemns me. I probably DO need to know all of their dirty secrets.)

So that's it.

What news interested you this week?

Have a fabulous Friday!!


  1. I wanna know all the dirty secrets! I do know how they met and's pretty dirty! LOL But she shared that all by herself.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. I'm not sure why Katie married him either. She can't have been that desperate. I'm guessing she won't be singing 'the one that got away' about him when she's in her 60's. It will be more like, 'If I could do it again . . . I wouldn't.' ;)

  3. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement that she's stepping down.

  4. Jessica P: Ooo, I'm sure it will be explained in all the lurid details for me soon! :)

    Stina: I know, right? She's gorgeous; he's ewww. I don't get it!

    Angie: Whoa...How have I missed that piece of news? Thanks for sharing--I'll check it out later. Wow!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Ha ha, I didn't even know they were married or who this guy is! :)

  6. The increasing number of girls who continue getting ill (exhibiting neurological symptoms) at a particular U.S. high school. And the fact that health officials claim that it could all be due to "conversion disorder." Ummm. Right.

  7. I just remember the dude in Four Weddings or some retreat movie...he was very flexible in that movie.

    I try really hard not to nag.

    ~ Wendy

  8. I know! I don't know what she saw in him either!

    I TRY not to nag too. Mainly because I hate to be nagged myself. LOL

    Some news that interested me was that Paula Deen after being diagnosed with diabetes was seen horking down some BAD food recently on a cruise ship. Don't know why I found that interesting. LOL

  9. That one of the original Sweathogs died yesterday.

    So long, Juan Epstein, the Puerto Rican Jew. :)

    Oh, and that the Duchess of Cambridge won the "Best Hat Wearer Of The Year Award"

  10. I always tell my husband I don't nag him enough. Maybe I should stop.

    And seriously Russell Brand is a total douche bag, he's already hooking up with other women. Poor Katy.

  11. Would you believe my husband actually tells me to nag him more - he says things slip his mind too easily if I don't bring them up. Then he tells me he'll be sure to let me know if ever I start nagging too much :-) So far I haven't crossed that line yet!

  12. Laura: Good! He's kind of grody. :)

    Cynthia: Interesting. It sounds really strange. Poor girls.

    Wendy: Forgetting Sarah Marshall? I need to get back into yoga...

    Jennifer: Yes! And she's going to be a paid spokesperson for a Diabetes drug? Weird.

    Erica: Oh, I'm sorry. :( I DID catch the Duchesses "hat" title, though!

    Patti: Ha! Ha! And I know--R.B.--yuck!

    Louise: I don't think you'll ever have to worry about becoming a statistic! Nice!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  13. That Russell Brand does have crazy eyes!

    Nagging? Bwaaahahahaha!

    I've heard a rumor that Hilary Clinton might be President Obama's running mate.


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