According to a new survey, the average person wastes one hour and 40 minutes a day. Although honestly, that seems low.
Here are the top 20 time wasters in our lives . . .
1. Calls from telemarketers.
2. Dealing with automated telephone systems when you call a company.
3. Worrying about things that might happen.
4. Waiting in line at the grocery store.
5. Unnecessarily hard-to-open packaging.
6. Traffic jams.
7. Waiting in lines in general.
8. Road construction.
9. Waiting for someone to get back to you.
10. Self-service checkouts, where you always end up needing an employee to help you out.
11. TV commercials.
12. Waiting for websites to load.
13. "Candy Crush" and other cell phone games.
15. People that won't listen to you.
16. Emails that don't really apply to you.
19. Twenty minutes of ads and trailers before a movie starts.
20. Untangling your headphone cables.
(Check out the full top 50 here. Since it's a British survey, some of the things lower down on the list don't apply over here . . . but most of them seem universal.)
E! Online has put together a list of what they consider the 10 Best Oscar Moments of All Time. But it looks like they tried to avoid all the old cliché Oscar moments, because the furthest they went back was 2002.
Here's what they chose . . .
1. Heath Ledger wins Best Supporting Actor for "The Dark Knight" after his death, and his family accepts the award. (2009)
2. Adrien Brody wins Best Actor for "The Pianist", and plants a surprise kiss on presenter Halle Berry. (2003)
3. In the wake of 9/11, Woody Allen makes his ONLY Oscar appearance to date, to give props to New York City. (2002)
4. Melissa Leo, the Best Supporting Actress winner for "The Fighter", drops an F-bomb when she says, quote, " When I watched Kate [Winslet] two years ago, it looked so [effing] easy!" (2011)
5. Martin Scorsese finally gets his Oscar, for "The Departed". (2007)
6. Sandra Bullock wins a Razzie for "All About Steve" and an Oscar for "The Blind Side" in the same year. (2010)
7. The Sci-Fi / Fantasy genre finally gets its due, as "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" wins Best Picture. (2004)
8. Ben Stiller presents an award in a full "Avatar" costume. (2010)
9. Jeff Bridges' acceptance speech for "Crazy Heart", in which he said, quote, "Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession." (2010)
10. Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win Best Director, for "The Hurt Locker". (2010)
Of course, there are TONS of other great moments that E! ignored. A few years ago, the Oscars put together their own list of the Top 84 Oscar Moments.
In addition to Halle being the first African American to win Best Actress, their list also includes classic moments like Jack Palance doing one-armed push-ups in 1992 . . . the streaker running behind presenter David Niven in 1974 . . . and Marlon Brando sending an Indian gal to refuse his award in 1973.
A bunch of studies came out recently that blasted multivitamins, and basically said that you shouldn't bother with them. But that wasn't the final word. Smithsonian.com took a look at the research and came up with five supplements that ARE worth taking:
1. Vitamin D. Scientists aren't sure exactly why, but people who take vitamin D live longer. It's also supposed to help prevent the flu and bone breaks. And it can't hurt you, so there's no harm if you take it.
2. Probiotics. Apparently, there are TRILLIONS of GOOD bacterial cells living inside your gut, and if you do a round of antibiotics they can get wiped out. Taking probiotics can restore the balance. And probiotics are also your go-to for any digestive issues.
3. Zinc. You may have heard that vitamin C can prevent colds. That's not true, but scientists figured out that ZINC can. Zinc also lessons cold symptoms and helps you recover faster.
4. Niacin. Basically, over-the-counter niacin is supposed to reduce strokes and heart attacks for people with heart disease.
5. Garlic. It gives you bad breath, but if you've got high blood pressure, studies show that garlic helps lower it. It's also supposed to prevent cancer, but the jury's still out on that one.
The "Hollywood Reporter" has put out a list of movies that became TV shows. It includes "About a Boy" . . . the NBC show that just debuted this past weekend, which is based on the 2002 HUGH GRANT movie.
It also features classics like: "M*A*S*H", "Highlander", "In the Heat of the Night", "Stargate", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and "Friday Night Lights".
There were other movies that had successful TV takeoffs, like "Soul Food", "Parenthood" . . . and, to a lesser extent, "Clueless", "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure", "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and "The Terminator".
Some BOMBED on TV, like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Planet of the Apes", "The Outsiders" and "Barbershop". Meanwhile, there are two others, "Fargo" and "Bad Teacher", that haven't even premiered yet.
(You can check out the complete list of 22 in a slideshow, here. It includes brief write-ups on each.)