(NEW YORK) — Everybody loves the weekend, but Britain’s The Sun newspaper has compiled a number of surveys that show the other days of the week are better for certain activities, such as shopping and sex:
Thursday is the best day for sex. That’s according to researchers at the London School of Economics who conducted a study that found natural cortisol levels, which stimulate sex hormones, are at their highest on Thursday.
Wednesday is the best day to ask for a pay raise. Seven out of ten managers surveyed by the recruitment company Office Angels said Wednesday was the best to ask for a raise.
Wednesday is the best day to go shopping. Research shows it’s the least crowded day of the week for supermarkets.
Tuesday is the best day to eat out. Most restaurants don’t get deliveries over the weekend, but by Tuesday, everything is fresh again. Chef Anthony Bourdain tells the newspaper, “At anything less than a really good restaurant, Monday’s probably not your best day to eat fish.”
Friday is the best day to sell your home. The real estate firm Redfin analyzed 1.2 million listings in 16 markets over 21 months and found sellers who list a home on a Friday have a greater chance of success.
Friday is the best day to get married. Traditionally, weddings take place on Saturday, but holding the nuptials one day earlier can drastically knock down the price of a reception.
Friday is the best day to stop smoking. Scientists say a person’s will power is at its strongest on weekends.
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Jamiel Lynch and Debra Goldschmidt, CNN
Magdala Louissaint, KPVI
Josh Friesen, Idaho State Journal