Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, September 10

  • World Suicide Prevention Day
  • National School Picture Day
  • National Swap Ideas Day
  • National TV Dinner Day
  • Alpaca Day

Time for a change … A new survey has found that living through COVID-19 has inspired many people to change the way they live … for the better. 56% of respondents say they are re-evaluating their lives and 46% say the pandemic has taught them to place more value on the little things in life. More than 50% of those surveyed said they are developing closer bonds with their neighbors and community, supporting local businesses, volunteering, and giving to charities. Others said they have learned to have a better work-life balance, exercising more and taking better care of themselves. (SWNS)

Here’s another strange side effect to life in the time of coronavirus … Seems dentists are seeing an increase in cases of cracked and chipped teeth. The likely reason? People are grinding and clenching their teeth more due to stress and anxiety. “When I reopened my practice in early June, the fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office,” said Dr. Tammy Chen. “On average, I’m seeing three to four; the bad days are six-plus fractures.” (Insider)

Do you eat during your lunch break – or use the time to do other things? If you’re like most people, you are using that time to do everything else – but eat.  A new survey found that just 20% of respondents used their lunch break to actually eat lunch. 80% said they used that time to do everything from running errands, to walking their dog, to browsing social media, to working out.  (SWNS)

Backpack wine … Now you can take your boxed wine on your next hike or other outdoor activity. Franzia has a new online shop that is selling a backpack designed to hold a 5-liter box of wine. It also has a pour spout for easy access. The online store also sells merch ranging from Franzia-emblazoned boxers to beach towels. (Food & Wine)

The Social Security Administration (SSA) just released its list of the most popular baby names of 2019.
Here are the Top Girls’ Names:
  1. Olivia
  2. Emma
  3. Ava
  4. Sophia
  5. Isabella
  6. Charlotte
  7. Amelia
  8. Mia
  9. Harper
  10. Evelyn
Top Boys’ Names:
  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Oliver
  4. William
  5. Elijah
  6. James
  7. Benjamin
  8. Lucas
  9. Mason
  10. Ethan (Huff Post)