Hannah's Headlines- 1/12/2018

Zuckerberg: Changes Will Make Facebook More "Meaningful"

Mark Zuckerberg is promising to make your Facebook feed more meaningful by filtering out unwanted content. In in a Facebook post, CEO Zuckerberg says the social media site is changing the filter for the News Feed to prioritize what friends and family share, and reduce the amount of non-advertising content from publishers and brands.

Zuckerberg said he's changing the focus of the News Feed from helping you find relevant content to helping you have more meaningful social interactions. Facebook has been accused of reinforcing users' views on social and political issues, leading to addictive viewing habits. Critics charge that Facebook's algorithms may have prioritized misleading news in people's feeds.

Source: Mark Zuckerberg

A Shocking Number of Americans Never Leave Home

According to new research of 2,000 Americans across the country, an amazing 11 percent of survey respondents have never traveled outside of the state where they were born.

That might explain why well over half of those surveyed (54 percent) say they’ve visited 10 states or fewer.

As many as 32 percent of those studied in the poll said they either don’t own or can’t actually remember ever buying any travel luggage.

And a great number of Americans have spent little time up in the clouds — in fact, as many as 13 percent say they have never flown in an airplane at all.

The new study, conducted by market researchers OnePoll, and commissioned by travel luggage provider Victorinox, explored the nation’s travel experiences and the barriers preventing people from exploring more.

Results showed that there is a strong desire to travel with 76 percent wanting to travel more than they do currently, but a lack of finances or simply feeling unprepared and ill-equipped are preventing many from taking the plunge.

A spokesperson for Victorinox said: “The results show that the vast majority of people have the desire to travel more but just haven’t quite been able to make the leap yet.”

The study results were pretty astonishing, as 40 percent of those questioned said they’ve never actually left the country. Over half of respondents have never even actually owned a passport.

But it’s not for lack of ambition. Most of those surveyed expressed their desire to travel, with 85 percent saying they like to experience new things and nearly 60 percent saying they have a list of places in mind they’d like to see.

So, what’s holding people back from taking that trip they have in mind? For many, it’s not just a lack of feeling prepared or equipped to travel, it’s about finances.

The cost of travel and leisure proves to be a barrier for many Americans. Sixty-three percent of Americans who have never left the country said the trip would be just a little out of their price range.

Twenty-five percent said they just can’t find the time to travel, but three-fourths of respondents said they would definitely like to travel more than they do.

In fact, only one in 10 say they have no interest in going anywhere.

Link: https://nypost.com/2018/01/11/a-shocking-number-of-americans-never-leave-home/


Instafficial Is The New Relationship Status For 2018

Facebook has been around for so long now that your dad probably even has a Facebook. And for a long time, the way to let the world know that you’d found love, or at at least some attempt at it, was by updating your relationship status to “In a Relationship With” on Facebook, thereby making it Facebook official. But is that even the way people are announcing their romances these days?

Turns out, for most folks, Facebook official is no longer “en vogue,” so no one’s really filling that part of their profile out anymore. In 2018, the new way to announce your new bae is on Instagram, because Insta is the new Facebook. But they’re not filling out a relationship status on the social media site, they’re just posting a photo with their new S.O. on Insta and that’s the new “Facebook official.”

But since it’s on Instagram, not Facebook, they’re calling it “IPO” for Instagram post official. And no matter what you call it, it sends the message you’re together without having to declare anything. So it seems Facebook relationship statuses have had their heyday and now they’re over, like sending “pokes.”

Source: Elite Daily

Walmart Is Increasing Pay, Adding Benefits For Employees

It’s a day of good news – and bad news for Walmart employees today, as the company has announced it’s raising the starting wage from nine-dollars to eleven-dollars for all hourly employees nationwide. The company credits the White House tax overhaul for the move.

In a statement to employees, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expressed a desire to "continue investing" into employees with improved benefits. That includes expanded maternity or parental leave benefits, and a possible cash bonus of up to one-thousand-dollars. So where’s the bad news?

Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, has shuttered 63 of its 660 locations across the country. As in, the locks are already on the doors. On top of that, 12 locations are being converted into e-commerce distribution centers. So far, parent company Walmart Incorporated has not commented. While some workers are expected to be moved to Walmarts, there’s no confirmation about exactly how many people will be getting pink slips.

Source: ABC News

Entertaining post from "Things for sale in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley"

(Thanks for sharing, ‎Kathy Jo!)

‎Milo Gambino‎ to Things for sale in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Valley 

 ******************For Sale!**************

The " Just friends / Netflix and Chill " deluxe movie sofa!

It's clean. It's sexy. It's so you!

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(•_•)\( (> all the single ladies/ \

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Take a look at this amazing sofa. Oh-em-gee!

Our country going through hard and sensual times with all the sexual misconduct that's going on. This couch will protect you from busy hands, perverted college professors, political jerks and dudes from Tinder.

For $250 bucks you can be the proud owner of this " Just friends Netflix and Chill " sofa! This has plenty of room for you, the holy spirit and that dude you met off of tinder that just wanted to come over for pizza and Netflix.....nothing more.......

Bull and shit! You know what he wants... and you're not gonna give it up........ that easy! When you tell him you just bought this " just friends sofa". He'll be out after 1 slice and 1 episode of Trailer Park Boys. What a dillhole! Ugh.. Men on the internet. They just want one thing, I tell ya.

This couch has special powers that will radiate dbag repellent. It will give that dude the friend zone vibe which will escort him on his way. You can do better, trust me. You're a beautiful lady who doesn't deserve to be treated like yesterday's newspaper.

This couch detects a true gentlemen! So, if he sits on here....behaves and treats you like Beyonce, Bam! You found your man... I scored this from a female, so this should tell you how much of a gentleman I am.

Then this couch coverts into " Maybe we can keep it above the waist" sofa. Just remove the stupid pointless accent pillows and your on the way to losing self respect. Did I say self respect? I meant dignity.

This couch can hold up to 3 people, 5 if you wanna get frisky. Meeee-ow.

Disclaimer : I never had relations on this couch. I know, hard to believe becuase I'm such a super fly mac daddy hunk of man, but ever since a cornfed girl from some 4-H group tried to take advantage of me, I just never had the urge to Netflix and chill again.

Blacklight ready for your inspection. If you think I'm kidding.... I'm not. I don't joke about couch sales. Ever.



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