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Gen Z more joyful seeing their pet happy than their partner

Gen Z more joyful seeing their pet happy than their partner
Apr 5 2023 Share

A new survey from February 2023 suggests that Gen Z is more likely than any other generation to be more joyful seeing their pet happy than their partner. 

Surveying 2,000 pet owners evenly split by generation showed that only 15% of Gen Z would rather buy an expensive concert or vacation ticket whereas 42% would prefer saving for unexpected pet expenses. 

This was somewhat backed up by 30% of Gen X, who would rather save up for their pets rather than go on a trip (20%) or purchase concert tickets (27%). 

41% of Gen Z are more likely to spend $100 on their pet rather than on their partner. They also admitted to getting more joy from seeing their pet happy (36%) than their partner (21%). 

The survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Synchrony, and it found that half of baby boomers (54%) spend less than $150 each month on basic pet expenses. This brings a pet owner’s spending to about $3,000. 

And this doesn’t just include food or vet visits as owners spend non-necessity items like clothing, toys or even technological tools. 

45% of respondents would even give up eating out for a whole year if it meant free pet expenses for a year. 42% would also forego social media and 36% streaming services for this same reason. 

48% would give up romance for a year, 38% work for their worst boss again and 36% their pay check if it meant that their pet would live an extra year. 49% of millennial would sleep outside in winter snow to give their pet one more year of life. 

Some of the star studded cast for the Barbie movie unveiled

Some of the star studded cast for the Barbie movie unveiled
Apr 5 2023 Share

As the world prepares for the release of a star-studded live-action Barbie movie, posters showing who will be starring in it – and it is an absolute banger of a cast. 

 

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The main faces are of course Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the main Barbie and Ken. However, a rumour has since been confirmed in that various actors will be portraying different types of Barbies and Kens. 

 

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This includes singer Dua Lipa as a mermaid Barbie and Sex Education’s Emma Mackey as a Physics Noble Prize Winner. 

There’s also Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu and yet another Sex Education actor, Ncuti Gatwa, as two other Kens. 

We also got the return of the ever-iconic Michael Cera as ‘Allan’, Will Ferrell in a role which asks viewers to ‘call him mother’ and many, many more barbies – one does splits, another writes and way more!

 

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Nearly half of all billionaires are poorer than they were in 2022

Nearly half of all billionaires are poorer than they were in 2022
Apr 5 2023 Share

As Forbes reveal the richest persons on planet Earth for the year 2023, the business global media company revealed that most of the world’s 2,640 billionaires actually lost a considerable amount of their fortune. 

The 25 richest people in the world are worth a collective $2.1 trillion, which is down a considerable $200 billion from $2.3 trillion in 2022. 

The World’s Billionaire’s list was released Tuesday and revealed that two-thirds of the top 25 are poorer than they were last year, compared to around half of the list. 

Jeff Bezos suffered the most, as Amazon shares crashed by 38%, cutting $57 billion from Bezos’ fortune and ranking him at No.3 this year. 

Elon Musk suffered the second largest hit, losing the title of world’s richest person after his purchase of Twitter. Musk is worth a whopping $39 billion less than a year ago. 

Meanwhile, Zhang Yiming, who founded TikTok parent Bytedance, and Finance founder Changpeng Zhao, lost their places from among the top 25. 

On the flip side, Bernard Arnault, head of luxury goods giant LVMH, went up $53 billion to be placed in the number 1 spot for the first time. 

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Woman and 7 year old grievously injured after Żejtun crash

Woman and 7 year old grievously injured after Żejtun crash
Apr 5 2023 Share

Yesterday, at around 1600hrs, police were informed of a traffic accident which took place in Vjal il-25 ta’ Novembru, Żejtun. 

Preliminary investigations found that a crash had taken place between a Peugeot 3008 and a Chevrolet Matiz. It was also found that due to the crash, the Chevrolet hit a Mini One being driven by a 58 year old Imsida resident. 

The Peugeot was being driven by a 38-year-old woman resident of Fgura, who had two 9-year-old daughters riding as passengers. 

The Chevrolet driver was another woman, 44-years-old, resident of Fgura who had a 7-year-old son riding as passenger. 

Civil Protection and a medical team were called onto the scene and transported all persons involved except for the 58-year-old, to Mater Dei Hospital.

It was later confirmed that the persons in the Peugeot all suffered light injuries whereas the Chevrolet passengers suffered grievous injuries. 

Later, at around 1700hrs, police were informed of another accident which took place in Triq il-Prajjiet, Mellieħa. 

Police convened immediately on site and, through preliminary investigations, found that a Nepalese man resident of St Paul’s Bay lost control of his Kymco motorcycle and fell off the vehicle. 

Along with him was another Nepalese man resident of St Paul’s Bay. A medical team convened on site and transported them to Mater Dei Hospital. The two men were both certified to have suffered grievous injuries. 

Police investigations are still ongoing. 

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