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Barbecue season is here, so here are some BARBECUE STATS to get you grilling on a Memorial Day weekend …
• Nearly 60 percent of Americans own a BBQ grill. More than half of grill owners use their grill on a regular basis .
• The favorite BBQ foods among Americans are steaks (34%), followed by hamburgers (19%), chicken (18%), ribs (11%), bratwurst (6%), hot dogs (5%), and pork chops (3%) .
• Despite the convenience of online shopping, 83 percent of grill sales still occur in-store. Likely because grills are a significant investment and customers prefer to see and handle the product in person before buying .
• Sales of BBQ grills shot up 40 percent during the pandemic.

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WHEN YOU NEED TO STEP AWAY FROM YOUR PHONE OR KEYBOARD:
WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY — While anger can be a powerful motivator, it can create some regretful social media comments and emails. If you’re angry about an event or situation, by all means use that as fuel for your writing. Just don’t publish or click send until you’ve had a chance to edit it while you’re calmer.
WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK — Don’t drink and text. Or email. Or Facebook.
WHEN YOU’RE EXHAUSTED — After you’ve put the kids to bed you stumble into bed and start checking Facebook, Twitter and emails. You’re bleary-eyed and your brain is halfway to dreamland. Now’s not the time to post what you think is your deepest tweet of the day. Even if you’re not angry or drunk, you’re tired — and waking up in 7 hours to a backlash is not a way to start a day.
A very dear (and very smart) friend of mine once told me that when I am upset at a person, or a company, write them a scathing email. Let it all out. Show no mercy. Then, erase the email and DO NOT SEND IT. You get the anger out, but you will feel much better for not causing damage to a friendship or worse, your reputation.

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SCIENCE FIGURED OUT WHAT WOMEN FIND MOST PHYSICALLY ATTRACTIVE _ Nice shoes. Clean-cut clothes. Well-groomed facial hair. Once all these artificial coverings are stripped away, what exactly about a man is attractive to women? A study revealed it’s all about the length … of their legs. A study (published in Royal Society Open Science) shared that women are programmed to select healthy male specimens. And one good indicator of that is the proportions of his body. Researchers measured the body proportions of 9,000 men in the US military. They used the data to generate computer simulations of an average male body. When it came to legs, hearts would race if they looked to be close to half the male figure’s height.

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