Hannah's Headlines- 3/16/2017

You Can Now Take A Bath In A Huge Pool Of Syrup

There's a new hot spring that lets adventurers bathe in Maple Syrup. Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, a hot-springs theme park south of Tokyo has a new spring that they're calling "pancake bath." The hot tub is exactly what you think it is. Water, syrup and some vanilla.

The attraction is sponsored by Morinaga’s pancake mix. According to theme park goers, maple syrup is poured into the spring multiple times per day.

In the past, the amusement park has experimented with ramen, coffee and wine baths.

Source: NYPost

Texas A&M Students Have Created A Smart Pacifier-“Binkys” are about to be more useful that to just calm a child.

Some Texas A&M students are out with a high-tech pacifier that checks whether a child is dehydrated. Four students created the pacifier that measure's the dehydration level in the baby's saliva.

The "Dehydratect" pacifier was introduced during annual Aggies Invent competition at SXSW and the design team won a five-thousand dollar first prize. The sensor is inside a stuffed animal now, but the students plan on making the device smaller and even creating an app for parents to monitor their child.

A patent for the device is pending.Source: WVLT-TV

Colombians Can Now Go to Work Drunk Or High as Long as It Doesn’t Affect Their Performance

A reinterpreted article in Colombia’s Labor Code was recently approved by the country’s Constitutional Court, thus allowing people to show up for work drunk or under the influence of narcotics as long as their productivity is not affected.

As in most countries around the world, going to work under the influence of alcohol or narcotics was prohibited in Colombia, but the modified article now protects workers from contract termination or disciplinary action, as long as these substances don’t affect their performance on the job. The recent ruling on the Constitutional Court puts alcohol consumption and narcotic addiction at the same level as occupational illness and argues that “these substances don’t always hinder how one performs at work”.

The controversial ruling was criticized by many in Colombia, especially drug abuse prevention organizations. Augusto Pérez, therapist and head of Nuevos Rumbos (New Paths), a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and prevention of drug use, said that the decision of the Constitutional Court will have “negative consequences on Colombian society”. He added that the new law is dangerous for the workers themselves, sets a dangerous precedent and allows people to do whatever they like without fearing consequences.

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/colombians-can-now-go-to-work-drunk-or-high-as-long-as-it-doesnt-affect-their-performance.html

Science Says It’s Okay To Eat Food That’s Dropped On The Floor

Are you someone who doesn’t have a problem eating food that’s been dropped on the floor as long as it hasn’t been there too long? Well, while some people may be disgusted, it turns out there really isn’t anything wrong with it. A new study out of Aston University in Birmingham, England finds that dropped food is completely safe even it if surpasses the “five-second rule,” meaning it sat on the floor for over five seconds.

According to scientists as long as the food doesn’t pick up “visible” dirt you should be fine, and they tested a variety of items, including toast, cookies, cooked pasta, and sweets dropped anywhere from three to 30 seconds, to find out.

When dropped on both laminate and carpet all of the items picked up germs well below what is considered an “infections dose," which is around 10,000 and the numbers barely changed the longer they sat on the floor.

Source: New York Post

Bridesmaids: Here’s How Much You’d Earn If You Got Paid

Being a bridesmaid for one of your besties on her wedding day is a big honor. But as special as it is to be there to help make her wedding just the way she wants it, there are some downsides. Anyone who’s been a bridesmaid before knows it can be stressful, time-consuming, and really expensive.

After all the time you spend picking out dresses – hers and the bridal party’s – and planning the shower and bachelorette party, as a bridesmaid, you’re still on call for all kinds of duties before the big day. So it makes sense that a new survey from fashion retailer Simply Be confirms that being a bridesmaid actually is a full-time job - but you’re the one paying to do it.

The company talked with more than 1,000 women in the UK and learned that bridesmaids spend an average of 43 hours on wedding planning. That’s more than a week at a full-time job. And they figured out that based on the average salary of professional wedding planners, bridesmaids could be making $399.37 a week, if they were being paid for their time.

But in reality, these ladies actually pay hundreds of dollars for their dresses, hair, shoes and such for the wedding, shell out for the showers and bachelorette parties, travel to the ceremony and buy a wedding present, too. Of course, it’s almost always worth it to be a part of such an important event in our BFF’s lives and they do the same for us.

Source: Stylist

Kylie Jenner's Cinnamon Donut Waffle Hack Is Genius

Could Kylie Jenner's next venture be cooking? Okay, not exactly, but Kylie does have a cinnamon bun waffle hack that's to die for. Instead of making a dough and cooking it on a pan, Kylie does something way easier. All you need is cinnamon rolls and a waffle iron.

The next step? Place the cinnamon roll in the waffle maker and press down. Let is cook for three minutes, remove, and slather with icing. That's it...LITERALLY. Another tip From Kylie? "You could put more than one roll in at a time,” she explains. “But just keep in mind they'll probably cook together into one giant waffle—which might be a good thing.”

If Kendall's Instagram is any indication, this waffle hack is nothing new. Kendall Instagrammed the famous waffles back in 2014. Maybe Kylie should consider making a lipkit with this flavor on it, too. Just an idea.

Source: Cosmo

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