Hannah's Headlines-12/19/2017

 These Restaurants Are Open On Christmas

When you’ve finished all the shopping, baking, and wrapping, sometimes you just don’t feel like dealing with cooking a whole holiday dinner. And lucky for you, these restaurants are open on Christmas and ready to make a meal for you.

Boston Market - Some locations will be open for dining in and Boston Market has order pick-ups and meal deliveries available for your holiday feast.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Forget your traditional turkey, why not have wings this year instead? Check with your local Buffalo Wild Wings to get their holiday hours.

Denny's - It’s nice to know they’re always open at Denny's so you can have your holiday pancakes and hash browns.

IHOP - While you’re on the road to Grandma’s house, stop off at an IHOP for breakfast on Christmas. Your kiddos will love their Fluffy the Snowman pancakes.

Macaroni Grill - Get out of the house and enjoy a glass of their wine with the Honor Wine system at Macaroni Grill. All locations are going to be open from noon to 8 p.m. and reservations are recommended.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Make a reservation at Ruth's Chris Steak House for Christmas dinner, they’ll be serving their full menu.

Starbucks - Start your Christmas morning off right with a cup of your favorite beverage from Starbucks. Most locations open early but close in the afternoon, so check yours before you head out for your afternoon pick-me-up December 25.

Waffle House - You can count on Waffle House on Christmas. Locations are open 24/7 all year, so you can get your hash brown fix anytime.

Source: Good Housekeeping

Loneliness Can Be As Bad For You As Smoking-A new study says loneliness and social isolation are as bad for your health as smoking almost a pack of cigarettes a day.

British researchers say loneliness can harm a person's health as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The study found loneliness can increase the chance of death by 26-percent and raise the risk of high blood pressure and obesity.

While the issue of loneliness has been long linked to the elderly, it is becoming a problem for young people who find themselves isolated.

While those findings surprised researchers, they were not surprised to find loneliness makes people more prone to depression and thoughts of suicide and raises the risk of dementia.

If you feel isolated, take the chance on finding a meet up group or community activity to become involved in.Source: IFL Science


Things You Should Never Include In Your Holiday Cards

It’s the time of year when we’re all sending holiday cards. Sometimes it’s just you and your family, but other times it’s you and your roommates or your significant other. There’s a right and wrong way to send a holiday card, though. Here are some of the things you should never include:

  • Bummers – Holiday cards are supposed to be upbeat and light. Don’t talk about your rough year in a holiday card.
  • Big news – Holiday cards aren’t the time to drop that crazy news you’ve been dying to share.
  • Gossip – Don’t gossip about the people in your life. Again, keep it upbeat!
  • TMI – Sometimes people really include too much info on their holiday cards.
  • Polarizing statements – No one wants to hear your political views at all really, let alone in a holiday card.
  • Chapters – Keep your holiday cards short and sweet.
  • Sarcasm – A lot of times, sarcasm is hard to pick up over a holiday card.
  • Financial info – Don’t let the world in on your financial struggles. KEEP IT UPBEAT.
  • Glitter – Let’s face it, glitter literally gets everywhere when you send it to people. Save your fam the glitter-ache.

Holiday cards should be light and fun. Keep the bummers out of your holiday spirit!

Source: PopSugar

And The Most Annoying Word Of The Year Is…

Folks may want to think twice before saying “whatever” to someone around you. Believe it or not, for the ninth year in row, “whatever” has been voted the most annoying word in Marist College’s poll of most annoying words and phrases, with a third of people bothered by it.

Other annoying words/phrases include:

  • “fake news” (23%)
  • “no offense” (20%)
  • “literally” (11%)
  • “you know what I mean” (10%)

Source: New York Daily News

Are You A Babysitter? How Much Do You Charge Per Hour?

The national average for a babysitter is about $15 an hour for one child and the average job is about four hours — which means it’ll set you back about $60 for that evening out, according to data from babysitting website Urbansitter. And parents who want to celebrate away from the kids this New Year’s Eve better prepare themselves for even more sticker shock. Moms and dads with one child will pay an average of $17.88 per hour for a New Year’s Eve sitter — and those with two or more kids nearly $20 an hour, according to new data from babysitting app UrbanSitter. That’s 20-percent more than any other time of the year.

  • How much will you charge to babysit kids on New Years Eve?

Link: https://nypost.com/2017/12/18/babysitters-make-big-bank-on-new-years-eve/

What Movie Spoiler Do You Wish You Could “Unspoil” From Your Mind?

Ever have a friend casually spoil a show finale or a movie you wanted to watch and wish you could get it out of your head? Well, thanks to a new and intriguing service, now you can! UnSpoil Me is a service developed by Samsung Electronics Nordic in partnership with famous Swedish hypnotist and mental coach Fredrik Praesto, which allegedly allows users to hypnotize themselves into forgetting significant plot points and twists. Each self-guided session lasts 18 minutes and viewers are able to guide themselves through the process by following a series of on-screen prompts and listening to Praesto’s commands.

  • What was the greatest TV or movie spoiler you ever heard and do you wish you could go back in time and get it out of your head?

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/unspoil-me-a-unique-service-that-helps-you-forget-movie-spoilers.html



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