MIX Blog

The Five Most Common White Lies Parents Tell

March 28, 2017

As a parent we want to teach our children to be honest, yet we are always telling them white lies…I know, we are all hippocrates. Most of the lies are for our own selfish comfort, you know like not having to deal with noise or temper tantrums. All for a good cause if you ask me.

Well there was a New Survey that found the five most common white lies that us parents like to tell, here they are.


1.  Telling your kids that an annoying toy is lost or broken . . . when in reality you really got rid of it or gave it to a neighborhood kid. (Let their parents deal with it, am I right?)


2.  Lying to your friends about the way you parent.  “oh yea, we limit sweets in our house hold too . . .”


3.  Saying you have to leave somewhere like a playground because it’s closing . . . even though it’s really not.


4.  Pretending you didn’t eat their candy or other food . . . I find blaming it on the dog is the best way to go.


5.  Pretending to call the police because they did something bad. “This also works with Santa around Christmas time.”





Eight Ways Daylight Saving Time Makes Your Job Harder

March 13, 2017

According to a new survey, only 17% of us get at least eight hours of sleep a night.  And with Daylight Saving Time, it’s even lower today.  Here are the top eight reasons your job might be harder because of the time change . . .

1.  It seems like your day goes slower.  That was the number one answer.  29% of the people in the survey agreed with it.

2.  Being tired makes you feel less motivated.

3.  It makes you less productive.

4.  You have a harder time remembering stuff.

5.  It takes longer to complete certain tasks.

6.  You get irritated by your coworkers more easily.

7.  You make more mistakes.

8.  It makes you resent your job more.

Also, a new CDC study looked at which jobs mess with people’s sleep schedules the most.  The jobs where you’re least likely to get at least seven hours of sleep include switchboard operators, railway workers, food prep supervisors, and firefighters.

The jobs where you’re MOST likely to get enough sleep include air traffic controllers . . . church workers . . . teachers . . . and farmers.



(PR Newswire / Huffington Post)

Writers: Sam Greenspan and James Kendall of Wise Brother Media

The Best State to Live in Is Massachusetts, The Worst Is Louisiana

March 01, 2017

“U.S. News & World Report” looked at 68 different stats to figure out the best and worst states to live in.  They factored in everything from jobs and infrastructure, to crime and education.  And the best state is . . . Massachusetts.

They say it has the best education system . . . the second-best healthcare system . . . and the fifth-best economy.  Here are the top ten states overall . . .

1.  Massachusetts.

2.  New Hampshire.

3.  Minnesota.

4.  North Dakota.

5.  Washington.

6.  Iowa.

7.  Utah.

8.  Maryland.

9.  Colorado.

10.  Vermont.  Louisiana ranked last, just behind Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and New Mexico.

for more info click the Link below.




Written By: Sam Greenspan and James Kendall

Wise Brother Media

You Really Only Have to Work Out Two Days a Week

January 10, 2017

There’s a good chance you’re one of the millions of people who made a New Year’s resolution to get in better shape this year.  There’s ALSO a good chance you’re already realizing your plan to hit the gym five days a week is DOOMED.

But here’s some good news.  According to a new study out of Loughborough University in England, you only need to work out two days a week to get the basic health benefits of exercise and lower your risk of DROPPING DEAD.

The researchers say you need to do 75 minutes of hard exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week to lower your chances of dying from heart disease by 40% and your chances of dying from cancer by 18%.

So if you just hit the gym hard for around 35 minutes two days a week, that could be enough.

Now . . . when it comes to other goals, like getting a six pack or losing weight, those will take more time and effort.  But if you just want to change from being totally sedentary to somewhat healthy, two days of exercise can cut it.

Written By: Sam Greenspan of Wise Bother Media


Would You Consider an Open Marriage?

December 16, 2016


This sounds high, but approximately 5% of married couples in this country are in OPEN MARRIAGES . . . where they can both get-it-on with other people.  That sounds exhausting.  But anyway, would YOU be interested in that?

According to a new survey, 17% of men and 9% of women say YES, they’d do it if their wife or husband asked them for an open marriage.  And 16% of men and 10% of women say they’d consider it.

That means only 81% of women and 67% of men are totally against the idea.


Writer: Sam Greenspan