Hannah's Headlines- 1/15/2018

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Now There’s A ‘90s-Themed Caribbean Cruise

Wish you could hear some of your favorite ‘90s jams performed live while you soak up some sun? Then the '90s-themed "Ship-Hop" Caribbean Cruise may just be your dream vacation. The Ship-Hop cruise on the Carnival Sensation ship sails to tropical Cozumel, Mexico with artists likeSalt-n-Pepa, Naughty by Nature and Coolio onboard to sing your favorite songs from back in the day.

In addition to performances by those heavy hitters, the Ship-Hop cruise also has some hot theme nights, like “My So Called Prom,” which is bound to include glitter and lots of hairspray. And with Blackstreet and Color Me Badd performing, the dance floor will be packed with everyone busting a move.

There’s also the “Rollin’ with the Jammies” slumber party, where you’ll need your coolest PJs but not a sleeping bag because this is another dance party. And this time, the best 90s tracks will be provided by Salt-n-Pepa’s DJ Spinderella.

But a ‘90s Ship-Hop cruise wouldn’t be complete without a white party. Diddy himself won’t be there to host, but the “White Night” event will still be impressive with all the guests keeping it fresh wearing head-to-toe white.

This nostalgic cruise also offers “T.G.I.F” night with classic TV shows from the decade and a ‘90s-themed workout, complete with lots of spandex. Unfortunately, the first Ship-Hop cruise set sail last week and is now underway from Miami to Cozumel, by way of Key West, so we’ll have to catch this ‘90s dream vacation on the next go round.

Source: Elite Daily


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Mega Millions Jackpot: A 20-Year-Old Florida Man Takes It All

A 20-year-old Florida man is claiming a 450-million-dollar Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials say Shane Missler bought the sole winning ticket last week at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, where he lives. And by the way? It was a “quick pick.”

In a brief statement, Missler said he "wasn't really surprised" because he had "a feeling" that he might win. Missler plans to use the windfall to take care of his family, plan for the future and have some fun. "I'm only 20,” he says. “But I hope to use it to pursue a variety of passions, help my family and do some good for humanity." To that end, Missler has “retired” and has founded the company, “Secret 007, LLC.”

It's the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot on record. Lottery officials said Missler opted for the lump sum payment of nearly 282-million-dollars, which will be paid to a trust set up in his name.

Source: ABC Action News


Lip Balm Addiction Is Real

Most of us have a lip balm within arm’s reach at any given time, but is our quest for a hydrated smile doing more harm than good? Experts warn it actually could be.

Turns out, the more you use your lip balm, the more you need it. And the problem comes from the products which contain moisture-sucking ingredients, like menthol or phenol. Emma Hobson, education manager at the International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica, explains certain balms don’t contain enough moisture for the “humectant to hold onto,” so they grab the extra moisture from the lips instead.

That leads to the perpetual cycle of dry lips, instant relief from lip balm, dry lips, and so on. To break the cycle, Hobson recommends going with a brand that contains SPF and has oils like avocado and ingredients like shea butter and cacao seed butter. These will keep your pout nice and plump and super soft, which is all we’re looking for in a lip balm.

Source: Whimn


New Lawsuit Claims Junior Mints Has Been Majorly Underfilling Boxes

First it was cups of coffee, then it was boxes of pasta. Now, Junior Mints is facing a lawsuit for allegedly under-filling its boxes. Back in October, Biola Daniel of New York City filed a lawsuit against Tootsie Rolls Industries because she claimed a box of Junior Mints she bought at a Duane Reade in New York was approximately 40 percent air.

Now two more plaintiffs, including Abel Duran and Trekeela Perkins, have joined the case against Junior Mints in an amended class action complaint filed in January claiming that the candy maker is, "tricking consumers into believing that each box has more candy than it does… that it is more valuable than it really is."

While most packaged food has some amount of air — also known as functional slack-fill — to protect the product or as the result of settling during shipping or as necessary in the manufacturing process, the plaintiffs in this case claim that some of the amount of slack-fill space in the Junior Mints boxes is non-functional because it is more than other candy boxes of similar size and shape.

In the complaint that was amended and filed to the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York on Jan. 2, the plaintiffs point out that in comparison, a 5-ounce box of Milk Duds only has 23 percent slack-fill while a 3.5-ounce box of Junior Mints has up to 43 percent slack-fill.

"Each Product contains a standardized amount of candy that only fills a small portion of each box, such that each box is underfilled," the complaint reads. "The size of each Product box is disproportionately large in comparison to the quantity of candy within, falsely conveying to consumers that each box contains more candy than it does."

The new plaintiffs in the case claim to have had similar experiences as Daniel. Abel Duran of Queens County, New York claims to have bought a 4.13-ounce box of Junior Mints at an AMC Theater in Garden City, New York in December 2017 that contained more than one third slack-fill. Trekeela Perkins of Mississippi also claims to have bought several sizes of Junior Mints boxes that also contained more than one third slack-fill.

While there are no numerical requirements that specify what percentage of slack-fill qualifies as nonfunctional, per FDA regulations, "a container that does not allow the consumer to fully view its contents shall be considered to be filled as to be misleading if it contains nonfunctional slack-fill."

Tootsie Rolls Industries, which manufactures Junior Mints, denied the claims back in November saying, among other things, that the class action suit filed against them doesn't show that the empty space in their boxes is non-functional and that also a "reasonable consumer would be materially misled by the packaging, which accurately discloses the weight and number of candy pieces inside." The company have not yet responded to the amended complaint.

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