Hannah's Headlines- 9/13/2017

Babies Born A Day Apart At Same Burger King

A pair of women had their babies their own way...in the parking lot of a Burger King. First, a woman  and her hubby had to pull into the Denville, New Jersey Burger King parking lot because they got in stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital. 

The now new parents called 911 and both cops and emergency responders helped the woman deliver a healthy baby boy. 

Then, just a day later, the same officers got an almost identical call: a couple pulled into the same Burger King parking lot on the way to the hospital after the woman started having severe contractions. Emergency responders helped deliver yet another healthy baby boy. 

Source: Associated Press

We Really Should Be Washing Our Pillows More

You’re probably really good about washing your sheets and pillowcases regularly, but when was the last time you washed your actual pillow? If you had no idea you were supposed to be laundering that thing, you’re not alone. But you’re going to want to toss your pillow in the washer soon.

According to a new study from Dow Polyurethanes, our pillows are pretty nasty. That thing we lay our head down on every night isn’t clean just because the pillowcase is. The study finds that a third of a pillow’s weight contains dead skin, bugs, dust mites, and their droppings.

Today is national peanut day & national kids take over the kitchen day 

The Happiest State In The U.S.

What makes a person happy is different for everyone, but there are certainly some outside factors that can affect a person’s overall happiness. Apparently, where we choose to live is one of them.

Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the happiest states in America, judging states on 28 key metrics, including depression rates, sports participation rate, income growth and more. They also looked at things like emotional and physical well-being on personal happiness, life expectancy, suicide rate, and food insecurity rate.

So where in the U.S. are folks the happiest? Well, apparently Minnesota, which gets high marks for emotional and physical well-being, as well as community and environment. Meanwhile, the least happy people in the U.S. live in West Virginia, which ranks near the bottom for emotional and physical well-being and work environment.

 Top Ten Happiest States in the U.S.

  1. Minnesota
  2. Utah
  3. Hawaii
  4. California
  5. Nebraska
  6. New Jersey
  7. South Dakota
  8. Iowa
  9. Wisconsin
  10. New Hampshire

Ten Least Happiest States in the U.S.

  1. West Virginia
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Louisiana
  4. Alabama
  5. Arkansas
  6. Mississippi
  7. Kentucky
  8. Missouri
  9. Tennessee
  10. Alaska

Other findings from the survey:

  • Hawaii is the state with the lowest share of adult depression, while Oregon has the highest rate.
  • Colorado has the highest adequate sleep rate, while Hawaii has the least.
  • Colorado also has the highest sports participation rate, while Mississippi has the lowest.
  • New York has the lowest suicide rate, while Wyoming has the highest.
  • Folks in Utah have the fewest work hours, while those in Alaska work the most.
  • North Dakota has the highest growth income rate, while Nevada has the lowest. 

Source: WalletHub

Bride Ditches Flowers For Doughnut Bouquets

Some brides like to stick to tradition when planning their big event, but others are more willing to take risks and think outside the box. When Paige Kirk was planning her wedding, she decided to have a little fun with her bouquet.

The Sydney bride swapped the traditional flowers in her bouquet and the ones her bridesmaids carried for something fresh: doughnuts. Yep, the ladies all carried bouquets made of doughnuts. And they were just as lovely as any flowers.

Kirk didn’t share her twist on the tradition with her bridesmaids, so they didn’t know about the delicious doughnuts until they were about to walk down the aisle. But they were excited with their friend’s light-hearted bouquet choice.

"Everyone thought it was hilarious, and the venue couldn't believe it," Kirk says. "Brides should be a bit more relaxed and have fun!" You can say that again!

Source: Whimn

Kmart Renames Plus Size “Fabulously Sized”

Let’s be honest - no one really likes the term “plus-size” and people don’t really want to shop for “plus-size” clothes. And Kmart feels us on this, so the retailer has announced a new merchandising strategy to deal with it.

Kmart is going to start extending the sizes of all their in-house brands. This means they’ll be making all their clothing in full-size runs. But the bigger news is that they’re going to stop using the term “plus-size” on their products altogether. And they’re replacing it with something much better. Their new way to describe those larger sizes will be “fabulously sized.”

"When we reached out to our members on social media, they told us we needed to have a better assortment and that we should call it something different," explains Kelly Cook, Kmart's chief marketing officer. She continued, to my surprise: "They absolutely love this whole mantra of ‘Fabulously Sized.'"

The next best thing would be for stores to give up the whole distinction, so clothes could just be clothes and you get the size you need without needing that label, but we’ll take this step in the right direction. If there has to be a label describing bigger sizes, fabulous is definitely better than plus.

Source: Glamour



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