Hannah's Headlines- 9/26/2017

Is Your Coffee Habit More Expensive Than An iPhone X?

Think you can’t afford the new iPhone X? With all the fancy features it’s going to have, the 64GB model will cost $999 when it’s released on November 3, so for a lot of us, it’s out of our price range. But with a little budget juggling, you could get your hands on one, if you’re willing to give up your coffee habit, that is.

Some smarties over at “Business Insider” crunched the numbers and figured out that if we swap some of our spending habits, we’d have enough to buy the new iPhone. If you break down the price of the 64MB iPhone X model over the course of time the average consumer will keep it – 22.7 months - the cost is just $1.57 a day. And that’s probably less than you’re spending at Starbucks for your daily caffeine fix.

Of course, no one’s suggesting that you quit coffee, just that you think about how much it’s costing you each day. We love a good cold brew as much as anyone, but is that worth more than the iPhone you’ll touch around 2,617 times per day? The choice is yours!

Source: Business Insider


Japan Has A Thing For Boomboxes-Remember the Boombox? You may have toted one around on your shoulder listening to your favorite tunes. …or heard about the “ancient” music devices.

The 70’s and 80’s throwback is making a comeback in Japan. While radio-cassette players are viewed with nostalgia among older generations, they represent something new and fresh for young people in Japan. One Boombox owner says, "they're big, heavy and awkward," but that's why they're unique.Source: Bankok Post


Today is national pancake day, National Shamu the Whale day, and national voter registration day


Walmart Is Testing Straight-To-Fridge Delivery Service

Grocery shopping with kids can be a nightmare, especially when you’re all tired, hungry, and just want to get home already. So when we heard that Walmart is testing a new kind of home delivery service that lets you order groceries online and not only have someone bring them to your home, but have that person put them away for you, we were intrigued.

Yes, the folks at Walmart are trying out the service that includes online shopping, delivery, and someone to pop those groceries in the fridge for you. It sounds amazing, right? The only downside is that you’d have to let some stranger in your house when you’re not home and that’s where we get a little uncomfortable with the idea.

Sloan Eddleston, Walmart’s VP of eCommerce Strategy and Business Operations shared the deets on the company’s blog recently. “When my order is ready, a Deliv driver will retrieve my items and bring them to my home,” she writes. “If no one answers the doorbell, he or she will have a one-time passcode that I’ve pre-authorized which will open my home’s smart lock.”

So if you have that technology, this could be a game-changer for you. Lots of us don’t, and we’re not about to leave a key for some rando to get into our home with, even if he’s bringing our groceries. Eddleston reassures us that we can watch the delivery process with home security cameras, but again, if you don’t have those, how safe would you feel about this? Maybe it’s worth it just to not have to hit the supermarket with cranky kids in tow.

Source: Babble


Pumpkin Spice Vodka Exists, Because Of Course

In case you were wondering if the pumpkin spice craze had moved into the adult beverage category, we’re here to tell you it has. You can now get pumpkin spice-flavored vodka, for better or worse.

The hard stuff comes to us from the Lucky Bastard distillery in Saskatchewan, Canada. According to their website, the limited-edition seasonal drink is 35% ABV and sells for $32.

So if you love all things pumpkin spice, this could be your new favorite booze for fall. But what do you mix with it? A pumpkin version of a Moscow Mule made with ginger beer could be tasty, or you could always just add some to your coffee and top it with whipped cream.

Source: Cosmopolitan


Save The Planet When You Get Your Hair Trimmed

If you’ve ever thought about cutting your hair and donating it to a good cause like Locks of Love, but couldn’t for one reason or another, we’re happy to tell you about another way to help with your hair. It turns out, your split ends could help save the planet! And one company is collecting them to do just that.

Green Circle Salons takes the hair left on the floor when you get a cut and puts it to work. Stylists collect your hair trimmings and ship them off to the company, which then uses them to make “hair booms,” which are like stockings filled with strands. Because hair can absorb an impressive amount of oil, the booms are then used to sop up oil spills around the globe.

Green Circle works with more than 1,600 salons in North America, so that’s a lot of unwanted hair! The company also collects, recycles, and repurposes other salon stuff like used foils and color-tubes, which also helps the environment. And wouldn’t it be nice to get a new ‘do and make the world a better place, while you’re at it?

Source: Women's Health


Dear Dave email: How Big An Age Gap Is Too Big For Dating?

I wanted to know how many people have good and/or bad experiences in large age gap dating scenarios. I’m in my late forties and I’ve met a great woman sixteen years my junior. Some people say it’s a terrible idea, and others say age is just a number. But in this day in age, does anyone really care anymore? Is that so taboo?

-Michael

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