Hannah's Headlines- 10/9/2017

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You Can Now Spend Halloween In An Alcatraz Prison Cell

For lots of people Halloween is more about the scares than dressing up and going trick or treating, and if you’re someone who’s really interested in a fright you may want to head to San Francisco for a truly unique experience.

The San Francisco Dungeon is offering the public a chance to spend the night in a reconstructed Alcatraz prison cell on October 30th and 31st. The cell is “authentically reproduced” to make you feel like you are staying in the actual creepy Alcatraz prison, and “prisoners” will get dungeon issued pajamas and midnight snacks, as well as a spooky bedtime story from a Dungeon resident, and breakfast in their cell if they make it through the night.

It’s a first time the company is offering such a spooky package, and all these frights don’t come cheap. Those brave enough to spend the night in jail will have to shell out $666 per person for the experience.

Source: Money


Walmart Is Launching An Online Returns App

Walmart is coming out with an app to make it easier to return online purchases.

Starting in November, online shoppers will be able to use the app to scan items they want to return. Stores will have a Mobile Express Lane for returns of online purchases. Walmart says refunds will be credited as soon as the next day. Walmart plans to make the returns app available for in-store purchase too.Source: CNBC


Today is national kick butt day, national moldy cheese day and national Leif Erickson day- the Norse explorer who led the first Europeans thought to have set foot in continental North America (Greenland excluded).


Parents use teal pumpkins to include kids with food allergies on Halloween

Some parents around the nation are adding teal-colored pumpkins to their doorsteps to help include children with food allergies in Halloween festivities.

The nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) group launched the Teal Pumpkin Project in 2014 to raise awareness about food allergies and to let trick-or-treaters know which houses are offering non-food treats. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 4 percent to 6 percent of children in the United States are affected by food allergies, and some reactions can be life-threatening.

For these kids, navigating the usual Halloween treats could be tricky, to say the least.

Over the past three years, the Teal Pumpkin Project has spread across the country, thanks largely to social media, Nancy Gregory, the senior director of communications for FARE, told ABC News.

"We continue to see the campaign grow and the feedback from then to today has always been overwhelmingly positive from both people in and out of the food allergy community," Gregory said. "In 2014, we created a participation map where people could add a pin to show where their participating homes were located in the community. Each year, the number of homes has grown and in 2016 we saw a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of people who added their pins to the map."

FARE suggests that families who want to participate swap out traditional Halloween candy for inexpensive toys and other non-food treats such as glow sticks. The group sells starter kits on their website and offers free printable posters for those wishing to participate as well.


Jobs That Pay You To Travel

If you love to travel, why not try to find a job that pays you to do it? We recently told you about Disney Cruise Lines hiring princesses and other positions for their ships, and with destinations like Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean, that’s a cool way to see the world while earning a paycheck. But those folks work really hard - seven days a week on four to six month contracts, so it’s not for everyone. Here are some other jobs that allow you to get paid while sightseeing.

  • Travel agent - You might not have even known this job still existed, but it does and one of it’s biggest job perks is the free travel. There are “fam” trips, or familiarization trips, where airlines, hotels, and tour operators provide free transportation, accommodations, and activities to educate travel agents and keep them up to date on travel trends.
  • Flight attendant - The hours are long but the schedules can be flexible for flight attendants. The layovers can be amazing and it’s always a nice bonus when the airline pays for the airfare and accommodations.
  • Geologist - Did you take rocks for jocks in college and like it? Then you might enjoy a career in geology. There’s a lot of work outside, sometimes in remote locations that require a lot of travel. Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median income for geology jobs is close to $90,000 ($89,780) which is pretty good!
  • Teaching English - If you speak English as your first language, you can find a job abroad teaching it. The training isn’t long and the work days average between four and six hours, which leaves you lots of time to explore your surroundings.

Source: Moneyish


New Oreo Flavors And One Is Spicy

We never have to wait too long for Oreos to come out with a new flavor and this time we’re getting two newbies. Get ready for these new varieties of the beloved sandwich cookie.

If you liked the Cinnamon Roll Oreos, you might like their new take on the spice: Hot and Spicy Oreos. The creme filling is bright red and “cinnamon candy” flavored, sandwiched between two chocolate cookies. So just how spicy are they? There could be a real kick to these, but we’ll have to taste them to find out.

Oreo is also coming out with a new Chocolate Hazelnut flavor, for all you Nutella lovers out there. It’s actually surprising this one hasn’t been made before, considering how popular the spread is. This one has vanilla cookies sandwiching the chocolatey-hazelnutty creme filling and we can’t wait to sink our teeth into these.

Now we just have to wait for the tasty treats to hit store shelves. And get them while they’re here, because those limited-edition flavors don’t stick around for long.

Source: Hello Giggles


More Diverse Emojis On The Way

While lots of people love emojis, those cute little characters are often criticized for not having enough diversity but that’s all about to change.

Apple is set to roll out a new set of emojis in the coming weeks, which are more focused on diversity and inclusion. New characters include a woman wearing a headscarf, a breastfeeding woman, gender-neutral individuals and even the sign language symbol for “I love you.”

But those aren’t the only new additions folks can expect to see. There will also be new smiley faces, like the “shhh” smiley and a head exploding smiley, plus there will be more mythical creatures like a vampire, wizard or mermaid, as well as some animal additions, like a hedgehog, brontosaurus and a cricket.

Source: New York Post

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