Solo travel …Vacationing alone is growing in popularity. A new survey found that 25 percent of Americans prefer to travel alone. And 22 percent say they only travel alone.
Maybe this is why …45 percent of respondents said that traveling with somebody holds them back, 50 percent said they’d be more willing to talk to locals while traveling alone, 46 percent said they’d be more spontaneous if they were vacationing alone, and 57 percent said they are much more likely to go out of their comfort zone when traveling alone. Then there are the 10 percent who said they have found romance whole traveling by themselves.
But there are some drawbacks to solo travel.52 percent of respondents said going by yourself is a lot less safe. 49 percent said they were worried they’d get lonely if they were vacationing alone. (SWNS)
How much more would you need to make at your current job to feel comfortable?A new report from job site Indeed revealed that just 18 percent of workers say they are living comfortably at their current salary. And 61 percent said they would need an average of $6,000 more in salary in order to feel comfortable. The research revealed that while 75 percent of employees received a raise in the last two years, 85 percent of those who got a raise got one of 6 percent or less. 44 percent received a raise of 3 percent or less. And a newreport from Payscale showed that companies had budgeted out just 3 percent for raises in 2019. (The Ladders)
Yo-yo is a no-no…According to a new study, yo-yo dieting increases the risk of heart trouble in women. Researchers found that women who have lost 10 or more pounds -- and then regained it at any point in their life -- were more likely to face heart risks than those whose weight remained stable. (WSB-TV)
50 is the new 40 … for giving birth.New research has revealed that giving birth at 50 is just as safe as giving birth in your 40s. “It turns out that 50 is the new 40 when it comes to childbirth,” said lead author Dr. Eyal Sheiner, director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Soroka University Medical Center. “There is no doubt that medical teams will need to handle increasing numbers of birth for women over age 50.” (Daily Mail)