Nothing makes family outings more fun than math, right? A psychologist in England came up with a mathematical formula for the perfect family day out.
Basically, enjoyment goes up based on things like spending the right amount of time together, visiting places you all like, and how much you laugh. And it goes DOWN based on things like bad weather and technology getting in the way.
Here are the seven ideal conditions for the perfect family day out, based on his formula.
1. Spending about four hours together. Kids only want to spend one or two hours with their parents, but parents want five or six. So, compromise.
2. Going to the beach, and then a fair or carnival.
Grandma hated his beard, so for her 100th birthday he shaved his beard. And Grandma rejoiced.
Who will win the World Cup this weekend? I don't know, let's ask this hampster!
Start off your day with some drive by compliments. Your hair smells like cinnamon.
What up this weekend? Well Bastille Days will be clogging up the East Side Downtown at Cathedral Square....I think the Dragon Boat festival is this weekend too. Full list of weekend happenings CLICK HERE.
And now, some hard-hitting journalism on which ice cream flavors make people smile. Next stop: Pulitzer prize, baby.
Baskin-Robbins just ran a survey and asked people which flavors of ice cream make them the happiest. I'm not 100% sure how that's different from people's FAVORITE ice cream flavor, but at least vanilla didn't win this time, so we'll take it.
The top 10 ice cream flavors that make people happiest are: Chocolate . . . coffee . . . strawberry . . . rocky road . . . vanilla . . . cookie dough . . . mint chocolate chip . . . chocolate chip . . . praline . . . and rainbow sherbet.
Overall, 72% of people say deciding to get ice cream makes them happy even if they're stressed, preoccupied, or serious. Let's not dig too deep into the sad, chubby psychology there and just enjoy our ice cream, okay?