Study Shows That Sarcastic People Are Better at *THIS*
Be honest. How many times have you either made a sarcastic comment or been the recipient of one in the past week? The fact of the matter is that we all resort to sarcasm at some point during the work week, whether it be to make a point or incite a few chuckles from colleagues and friends. Many of us even engage in sarcastic chitter-chatter without realizing it. #SorryNotSorry
According to a recent study in Metro UK, “Sarcasm can make people three times more creative.” Come again? If this is true, then we all need to take the wittiness factor up a notch (or two). Based upon research conducted at U.S. graduate business schools, including Harvard, participants who utilized sarcasm were more likely to complete a task and foster creative work environments. In a task as bizarre as “lighting a candle and attaching it to a wall without letting wax drip to the floor” — we couldn’t make this stuff up — sarcasm had a way of inspiring outside-the-box thinking. Out of 300 participants, both those who made sarcastic comments and those who received them in the candle experiment had task completion rates of 65% and 75%, respectively.
There you have it — sarcasm does indeed generate higher thought processing and creative thinking. In the words of Dr. Li Huang: “We found that sarcasm may simulate creativity, the generation of ideas, insights or problem solutions that are novel and useful.”
So the next time someone calls you out for being the queen of sarcasm, simply tell them that you’re just working on your métier.
Do you believe that sarcasm fosters creativity? Tell us in the comments below or share instances in which sarcasm made you feel brighter and more creative!
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
We turned to trusted intimates brand Adore Me to set us straight on trends for the year ahead, featuring size-inclusive bodysuits, romantic bustiers, lacy babydoll styles, and everything in between. Luxe sets start at $24.95 with free shipping and exchanges, and if you're not sure what style would work best for you, Adore Me has an at-home styling service called the Elite Box. You can try everything on from the comfort and safety of your home, keep what you love, and send back the rest totally hassle-free. Need more to pique your interest? Scroll ahead to see the silky lingerie and loungewear pieces we're adding to our cart.
Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
Adore Me Gynger Unlined Set ($24.95): Va-va-voom! Hands-down the sexiest piece in the collection, this bra boasts a fiery red bow and skin-showing cups — literally confidence in a bra!
Adore Me Evetta Unlined Set ($24.95): This barely-there flouncy lace set is for when you'd almost rather wear nothing at all.
Adore Me Desirae Robe ($24.95): Take your self-care to the next level with this so-soft robe with subtle lace detailing.
Adore Me Clarisse Unlined Bodysuit ($24.95): This floral lace bodysuit with adjustable attached garters is straight out of our lingerie fantasy.
Adore Me Charlize Unlined Set ($24.95): If plum is more your power color, you'll love this sheer lace set.
Adore Me Helene Cheeky Plus (5 for $20): Our underwear drawer needs a little TLC too, and these comfy undies with coverage are the answer.
Adore Me Kaia Contour Plus Set ($24.95): Cutouts are all the rage, so why not have them in your underwear too?
Adore Me Kaia Contour Set ($24.95): Oh, and it comes in fire engine red — yes, please!
Adore Me Clarisse Bodysuit ($24.95): If you weren't sure about bodysuits, let this classic style change your mind.
Adore Me Corina Push Up Bustier ($24.95): Like more volume in the cleavage area? This sexy corset situation is for you.