What’s Trending on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
§ You’ve probably heard that 50% of marriages end in divorce, but that’s not actually the case.
§ According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the real number is about 30.8%
§ But new analysis shows the link between the divorce rate and profession and it seems that people who have opted for certain careers have a much higher than average chance of getting divorced.
§ The top three occupations are: Gaming managers (52.9%), Bartenders (52.7%), and Gaming Services Workers (50.7%).
§ Experts say these jobs have irregular hours and prevalence of alcohol involved at work which could lead to the high numbers.
§ How do you prefer to be addressed when shopping during the holidays…Happy Holidays? Merry Christmas? Season’s Greetings?
§ Study shows that 52% of adults say it doesn’t matter to them how they’re greeted in stores over the holidays which is up from 46% five years ago.
§ 32% of people say they would like to hear Merry Christmas, which was down from 42% five years ago.
§ Another 15% said they would prefer something less religious like Happy Holidays.
§ Turns out that Matt Lauer’s exit helped the ratings on “The Today Show.”
§ For the second consecutive week, the show’s ratings have surged ahead of their main rival, “Good Morning America.”
§ It’s the first time the show has done so since late 2016.
§ The numbers do suggest that the natural interest in the post-Lauer era of the show could subside.
§ The numbers, though still higher than usual, are down from the first week after his exit.
§ Right now, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are anchoring…no one has said if that team will become permanent.
§ Netflix and DreamWorks revealed that six new original cartoons that’ll be coming to our screens in 2018 but the one everyone is talking about is She-Ra.
§ For those who don’t know or remember, She-Ra, the Princess of Power, is the alter ego of Princess Adora and the twin sister of He-Man.
§ The cartoon originally debuted in 1985.
§ They say the reboot will be “a modern take on the 80s girl-power icon for a new generation of young fans” that will be “led by a warrior princess tailor-made for today.”