Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Getting rich, with the publication of a new study suggesting that, contrary to conventional wisdom, winning the lottery actually does improve people’s lives. The survey of 3,362 lottery winners found that even decades after striking it rich, winners were still reporting increased life satisfaction and improved mental health.
Cocktail hour, after a new study found that couples who drink moderate amounts of alcohol together have better relationships. Regular drinking with one’s partner decreases “negative marital quality over time,” the study authors say, with the reported effects being “significantly greater among wives.”
Returning home, after the FBI announced that it has recovered the iconic ruby slippers that were worn by Judy Garland in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz, stolen from a Minnesota museum 13 years ago.
Bad week for:
Filial pride, after Jessica Manafort, the daughter of President Trump’s jailed former campaign manager, filed paperwork to legally change her last name. “I would like my new name to be Jessica Anne Bond,” the 36-year-old filmmaker and self-described “passionate liberal” said, explaining that “it more closely suits my profession.”
Bros, after an 18-wheel truck containing a load of Axe body spray exploded while driving on a highway near Belton, Texas, turning the highway surface into pulverized, fragrant gravel.
Gwyneth Paltrow, whose wellness brand Goop agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a State of California lawsuit accusing the company of claiming that its quartz and jade vaginal “eggs” could boost orgasms and increase “feminine energy,” or “yoni.”