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The Dating Rules for Guys That Do (And Do Not!) Apply Today

Don’t lie on your dating profile

What the 3 Most Common Dreams Mean

Remember any dreams from last night? Business Insider has compiled a list of the most common types of dreams and talks to a psychologist willing to take a stab at what's going on. Some examples: Read more...

23 Things Retail Workers Want You To Know

1. We can’t change the prices no matter how much you ask. The company sets the prices, not the retail workers.
2. We deal with hundreds of people a day, so your flirting also won’t change the price. Company policy is company policy no matter how beautiful you may be.
3. We know that the “consumer law” threat is very rarely a valid argument. Not having stock is not a breach of consumer law. Nor is not giving you a refund when you don’t have a receipt.
4. We also understand that you may want a refund, but it doesn’t always mean you’re “entitled” to one. Return policies are there for a reason.
5. We are tired of hearing the “I shop somewhere else” threat. Feel free to shop where you ~wish~.
6. We have staff restrooms for staff; there are public restrooms just outside the store. Do you really need ours?!
7. We may price match, but that doesn’t mean we can discount everything. How can we match online pricing when they don’t have to pay rent or staff?!
8. We also don’t have an unlimited staff discount to give to everyone. Please don’t bring your fifth cousin twice separated to me for a discount. Please.
9. We do try our hardest to get around to serving everyone. We aren’t going out of our way to avoid serving you.
10. We’ve heard the “if it doesn’t scan it must be free” joke about 73 times today. We’ve reached our daily fake-laugh quota.
11. We would prefer you to ask us for help with a size than rummage through all the piles. It saves you time, and it saves us time later.
12. We wish you would just directly give us the things you don’t want rather than place them anywhere in store. It makes recovery cleaning 110% more difficult.
13. We hate when you come in at 8:55pm when we close at 9:00pm. We especially hate it when you stay for two hours at 8:55pm.
14. We have targets to meet, so it would be amazing if you let us know whether you have an intention to buy. We will still help you but it helps us know that we can juggle a few people at the same time.
15. We don’t know every single item in store by heart. When you call up and give us a vague description it really doesn’t help.
16. We can’t value your expired coupons or old catalogues. Company policy, ya know?
17. We know you hate being asked if you need help, but it is literally our job. If we don’t greet you as you walk in… we get in trouble.
18. We don’t control stock. That’s head office’s job.
19. We can’t just give you the floor stock or the item that another customer has on hold. We need display items and we need to not steal other people’s things.
20. We don’t control what’s in the catalogue. Head office AGAIN.
21. We also don’t control whether what is in the catalogue is in stock. It isn’t “ Read more...

Hotel Secrets You Should Know!

Hotel insiders have revealed that the thousands of people who have stayed in your hotel room before you have left a few germs behind in places the human eye can't see.


Here are a few hotel secrets that will make you see your next stay in a whole new light:

Don’t Use Wooden Luggage Racks- After checking the bathroom floor to see that it appears clean, open your bag there. It's literally safer. Bedbugs love wood.

Everything’s Not Cleaned Too Often- Buzzfeed leaked a three-star hotel chain's cleaning schedule, and found rooms only get deep cleanings every three or four months.

Some Hotels Check For Germs Using a UV Wand- Best Western hotels now use UV sterilization wands to clean 'high touch points' such as telephones, clocks, light switches, door handles, bathroom fixtures and common areas.

Reasons Why Check-In Takes So Long- A surprisingly large amount of your information is logged by the hotel before you’re checked in. Systems scan guests' driver's licenses to verify ID, and sometimes to see if a guest qualifies for any rates they are given.

There will also be a history check performed, which brings up previous information.

Check the Peep Hole- If it has been damaged or tampered with, ask for a different room. Then use a piece of paper to 'plug' it in the peephole.'

Staff Doesn’t Care As Much As You Think- For difficult guests, a staff member could seek revenge on their toothbrush, steal from the minibar or even change their key card to lock them out.

Staff Looks Through Your Personal Items- Boredom may lead them to rifle through guests' stuff, read intimate information about them and giggle over their toys.


Guys, 5 Things That Make You Unattractive!

If you are guilty of any one of these five behaviors, you could be making yourself less attractive. Read more...

7 Types of Drivers- Which Type are You?

According to psychologists, there are seven types of drivers on the road. You can take a test to find out which one you are: Read more...

The 15 Least Friendly Cities in the World

A new survey by Travel+Leisure magazine has uncovered what it claims to be the 15 least friendly cities in the world, and nine American cities have made the list… 7 of them are East Coast cities. Read more...

How do you eat your pizza? What does it say about you?

The way you eat a pizza can say a lot about your personality. Read more...

New Words Added to Oxford Dictionary

The Oxford Dictionary has added 1,000 new modern words with their latest update.

Here are a few of the new gems:

Awesomesauce (adjective): Extremely good; excellent.

Beer o'clock (noun): An appropriate time of day for starting to drink beer.

Brain fart (noun): A temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly.

Bruh (noun): A male friend (often used as a form of address.)

Butt-dial (verb): Inadvertently call (someone) on a mobile phone in one's rear trouser pocket, as a result of pressure being accidentally applied to buttons on the phone.

Fat-shame (verb): Cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size.

Fur baby (noun): A person's dog, cat, or other furry pet animal.

Manspreading (noun): The practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.


Scientific Reason That The Sound of Screaming Scares Us

Hearing screams scares us because the sounds target a special acoustic "sweet spot" in our brain, designed to make us aware of possible danger. Read more...