Top of the list: a stereotype proven to be true?
The latest Sandy fallout, a surprising study proving a stereotype women may not want to hear, and crying over politics. These are the stories everyone's talking about on November 1.
1) RUNNING ON EMPTY: With mass transit hobbled thanks to Hurricane Sandy, a gas shortage led to long lines at the pump and on the road. Petrol-poor commuters were part of a transit nightmare, leading to gridlock in the tri-state area. New York's Mayor Bloomberg turned away Manhattan-bound cars with less than 3 people inside. The good news? Some relief is on the way. Several subway lines are moving again, and there is no charge to ride on a bus or train through Friday.
2) GALOSHES ON FEET, RINGS ON FINGERS: No hotel? No flowers? No cake? No problem! There were 2300 weddings planned around New York this week, but Hurricane Sandy caused a major hitch in the hook-ups. For many, the internet came to the rescue. Social media was helpful finding alternative locations for wedding events and even tips for matrimonial stand-ins.
3) CELEBRITY APPEAL: The lights are back on Broadway after Sandy's drenching. Mark your calendars for another big show on November 2, as the stars come out for a telethon benefiting hurricane victims. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Sting, Jimmy Fallon, Christina Aguilera, Matt Lauer, and Brian Williams are just some of the big names coming together for the telethon on NBC. You don't have to wait to pitch in. Donate now to the Red Cross.
4) PAINFUL RESULTS: A new study from Leeds University in England maintains that men have a higher threshold for pain than women, or at least they are less likely to admit they are suffering. 200 volunteers were subjected to pain-inducing experiments and monitored for sensitivity, endurance, and willingness to report and admit to pain. Men were found to cope better because they want to look "macho," Note: giving birth was not one of the experiments.
5) ELECTION DEJECTION: If you think you're tired of hearing about the presidential election, it had four-year-old Abigail Evans in tears! "I'm tired of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney!" she cried. Luckily, her mom knew just how to comfort her. In just five days it will all be over!
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