- There are about 56 million grandparents in the U.S.
- 1.9 million grandparents are responsible for being the sole caretakers for their grandchildren.
- 8% of all U.S. children live with at least one grandparent.
- 38% of grandparents say they'd happily look after their grandkids for more than two weeks.
Invest in premium channels
Shelling out a few extra bucks a month for channels such as HBO and Showtime is well worth the investment. Experts say the more entertainment choices you have, the better.
Avoid "challenging" shows
Use the "50/50" rule
Make sure you devote sufficient time to tube watching every day. "Waste half of your free time, just enjoy lazing around."
Watch what you like
A man who forces himself to watch a silly sitcom instead of the fishing channel because that's what his wife prefers could end up with as many stress-induced health woes as one who visits the gym daily.
The best solution is an extra TV
So both of you can watch what you want, one expert noted. "That's better than fighting over the remote, which is also stressful."
Keep snacks on hand
The fewer times you have to climb out of your easy chair, the more relaxed you'll become.
Let the call go to voicemail
For the same reason never interrupt your TV watching to get the phone -- let your voicemail pick it up.