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30 Bad Habits to Leave Behind When You Turn 30

It’s acceptable for a twentysomething to drunkenly stagger out of a bar on a Saturday night. However, it’s far from cute when a thirtysomething does it. Here are 10 habits you should leave behind when you hit the big 3-0, courtesy of Elite Daily.
  1. Not wearing sunscreen.
  2. Living solely off meat, cheese and white wine.
  3. Skipping the dentist.
  4. Not opening your mail.
  5. Saying yes to everyone’s plans.
  6. People-pleasing.
  7. Extreme dieting.
  8. Keeping toxic friends.
  9. Blacking out.
  10. Self-medicating.

The 10 U.S. Cities With the Worst Gridlock

Americans spent a total of eight billion hours stuck in traffic in 2015, according to a new analysis by INRIX. But this news isn’t all bad for the most gridlocked cities, as INRIX notes that cities with the most robust economic growth are those with the most-clogged roadways. At any rate, the 10 U.S. cities where motorists spent the most time stuck in traffic last year are as follows:


  1. Los Angeles — 81 hours/year
  2. Washington, D.C. — 75 hours
  3. San Francisco — 75 hours
  4. Houston — 74 hours
  5. New York — 73 Hours
  6. Seattle — 66 hours
  7. Boston — 64 hours
  8. Chicago — 60 hours
  9. Atlanta — 59 hours
  10. Honolulu — 49 hours

Dos Equis to Replace Its “Most Interesting Man in the World”

Dos Equis is replacing the actor who plays the “Most Interesting Man in the World” in its iconic beer ads. Jonathon Goldsmith, who has played the character since the campaign launched 10 years ago, will make his final appearance in an ad that debuts today. It shows the 77-year-old actor embarking on a one-way trip to Mars and a voiceover declaring that “his only regret is not knowing what regret feels like.” Meanwhile, Goldsmith tells USA Today that his role was largely inspired by his own life. “I put all of myself into this character,” he says. “What you see on screen was all there long before the this role was created–the beard, the mischief, the tan. I have a tremendous lust for life that hopefully comes across in my portrayal of The Most Interesting Man.”

Two Grannies, One Lamborghini

Here’s what happens if you give two grandmas a 650hp Lamborghini.

Brett Eldredge Covers Frank Sinatra

Brett Eldredge‘s love for Frank Sinatra is no secret. The country singer grew up singing along to Sinatra classics, and frequently shares covers from Ol’ Blue Eyes on his personal Snapchat and live in concert.

11 Packing Tips for a Very Long Trip

Sometimes you just feel the need to unplug from the monotony of your everyday life and go on a very long trip. And if you’re lucky, you can actually make it happen. With that in mind, Deadspin’s Adequate Man blog has prepared a list of how to pack for such a trip. Here they are:

  1. You Need Less Than You Think. Even if you’re going to be gone for months, all you need is two weeks worth of clothing. You’ll do laundry, just like you do at home.
  2. But You Might Need These Two Things. While you should resist many of the cool trinkets at the travel store, a quick-drying towel and headlamp will be your best friends.
  3. Bring A Kindle. Because sometimes when you’re traveling to far-flung places, the internet will crap out. But at least you’ll still have something to read.
  4. Picture Yourself Getting Dressed. Check the weather where you’re going and assemble outfits that work in multiple scenarios.
  5. Do Not Bring Anything You Can’t Live Without. Now is not the time to pack the heirloom ring you inherited from grandma. Because it might get stolen.
  6. Consider Your Carry On. Bring the stuff you’ll desperately want when you inevitably discover that your checked bag is MIA.
  7. You Can Replace Just About Anything. Something will probably break or get lost, so plan your budget accordingly and move on.
  8. When Moving From Place to Place, Give Yourself Time to Organize. Pack before you sleep or drink, so you don’t accidentally forget a shoe or your favorite coat in a mad morning rush.
  9. A Word On Visas, Immunizations and Medications: Figure out what you need ahead of time and make it happen. You don’t want to end up in a foreign country lacking any of these things.
  10. Have A Good Attitude. Things will go wrong, so get ready to soldier on. Plus, anything bad that happens will probably make a great story to tell friends when you get home.
  11. Bring Some Things That Remind You of Home. When homesickness hits, it’s nice to have a little something like your favorite music or letters from a friend to help you make it through.