The Next Dangerous Internet Fad Is…. The Deodorant Challenge - Here’s hoping this ridiculousness doesn’t cross the pond.
Officials in the UK are warning parents about the "deodorant challenge," where kids spray aerosol deodorant on their skin for as long as possible. That can cause frostbite symptoms and burns, as happened recently to a 15-year-old -girl who now may need a skin graft.
Ellie Prescott says her injuries are extremely painful and her friends also have scars from the challenge. We aren’t going to describe her second degree burn, but you can take a look at pictures. Ellie's parents are warning others to talk to their children about how dangerous and stupid this challenge is. The hope the graphic photos will do the trick.Source: Fox News
Dunkin' Donuts Is Making A Special Royal Wedding Doughnut
With the big royal wedding only weeks away, the world is getting pretty excited about the upcoming nuptials. When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” on Saturday, May 19th, the closest most of us will get is watching it on TV, but thanks to Dunkin’ Donuts, we can snack on a special sweet treat to mark the occasion.
Dunkin’ is releasing the “Royal Love” doughnut next week, which is a limited-edition heart-shaped treat filled with jelly and topped with chocolate icing and a strawberry drizzle. And it’s only available from May 14th through May 20th at participating locations, but you could have one on hand for your early morning royal wedding viewing party.
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Economist: You work way more than a medieval peasant did
While it's commonly thought that modern life is far easier than those of our ancestors, when it comes to work hours, your average medieval peasant had us beat.
Sure, conveniences like heavy machinery, running water, and antibiotics give us the edge when it comes to life expectancy and general pleasantries like hygiene, the hours we work far outpace our forebears, according to economist Juliet B. Schor.
In Schor's book, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure, she notes we often think of the, "the dreary life of medieval peasants, toiling steadily from dawn to dusk...rising even before the sun, laboring by candlelight late into the night."
She notes: "These images are backward projections of modern work patterns. And they are false."
While the average American worker gets a measly 8 vacation days a year, the medieval worker put in under 200 days a year, total.
Forget about answering middle of the night emails from their superiors, Schor explains. By comparison, the medieval worker had it easy: "Before capitalism, most people did not work very long hours at all. The tempo of life was slow, even leisurely... Our ancestors may not have been rich, but they had an abundance of leisure...Consider a typical working day in the medieval period...stretched from dawn to dusk, sixteen hours in summer and eight in winter, but...work was...called to a halt for breakfast, lunch, the customary afternoon nap, and dinner."
What's more, "Depending on time and place, there were also midmorning and midafternoon refreshment breaks. These rest periods were the traditional rights of laborers, which they enjoyed even during peak harvest times. During slack periods, which accounted for a large part of the year, adherence to regular working hours was not usual."
Try asking your boss for all that.
How Much Do Your Favorite Stars Actually Make?
We’ve seen the blockbusters, we’ve heard the box office numbers, but at the end of the day, how much are Hollywood actors really taking home?
In this day in age, the major stars like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Daniel Craig and Anne Hathaway can reportedly make upwards of $15 to $25-million per movie. That’s not including bonuses made once a film has surpassed its box office milestones or major social media campaigns. Here’s a look at some of the salaries made by your favorite stars - and the movies they made them on (in descending order from the big bank - to the small potatoes):
- Daniel Craig- “Bond 25” (2019) - $25M
- Dwayne Johnson- “Red Notice” (2020) - $22M
- Vin Diesel - “The Fate of the Furious” (2017) - $20M
- Anne Hathaway - “Barbie” (2020) - $15M
- Jennifer Lawrence- “Red Sparrow” (2018) - $15M
- Seth Rogen - “Flarsky” (2019) - $15M
- Tom Cruise - “The Mummy” (2017) - $11-$13M
- Harrison Ford - “Indiana Jones 5” (2020) - $10-$12M
- Sandra Bullock - “Minions” (2015) - $10M
- Leonardo DiCaprio - “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” (2019) - $10M
- Robert Downey Jr. - “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) - $10M
- Kevin Hart - “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) - $10M
- Chris Pratt - “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018) - $10M
- Emily Blunt - “Jungle Cruise” (2019) - $8-$10M
- Bryce Dallas Howard - “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - $8M
- Tom Hardy - “Venom” (2018) - $7M
- Ryan Gosling - “First Man” (2018) - $6.5M
- Jack Black - “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) - $5M
- Michael B. Jordan - “Creed 2” (2018) - $3-$4M
- Ethan Hawke - “The Purge” (2013) - $2M
Want That Promotion? Think About What You’re Wearing
While you may think working hard and being good at your job is all you need to get yourself that promotion you always wanted, there’s really more to it than that. In fact, according to a new survey, what you wear to work can have a big effect on whether you climb that corporate ladder.
According to a poll by OfficeTeam, 86% of professionals and 80% of mangers say clothing choices can play a role in whether someone gets promoted or not. And these days folks aren’t necessarily getting away with not dressing well at the office. The survey finds that 44% of senior managers have talked to an employee about inappropriate attire, while 32% have sent someone home because of what they were wearing.
But what is deemed appropriate in the office has changed over the years. HR mangers report that things like jeans, tennis shoes and leggings are more acceptable now than they were five years ago, although in that same time, employers have become less okay with tank tops, tops that expose one or both shoulders and shorts.
- So, based on all of this, it seems pretty important to put a bit of thought and effort into what you wear to work, and it seems a lot of folks are doing jsut that. In fact, the survey finds that workers spend an average of 11 minutes deciding what to wear. And while you think women would be more concerned with their appearance, it turns out that men actually spend more time picking out their work clothes than women (12 minutes vs. nine minutes).
Woman Busted for Calling 911 to Get Beer
A Florida woman was arrested on Friday after cops said she falsely called 911 claiming a medical emergency, when she was just thirsty.
It turns out that Jennifer Sue Roberts’ emergency was a need for beer, WFLA-TV reported, citing an arrest affidavit.
The 57-year-old called 911 twice — just after 12 noon and just before 4 p.m. — claiming she had a medical emergency, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Roberts reportedly appeared intoxicated when paramedics arrived after the second call.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office records seemingly indicate Roberts, who also reportedly goes by Jennifer Sue Sunday, has been accused numerous times of dialing 911 without an emergency. WFLA reports she’s made 28 false calls since February.
The St. Petersburg woman was released Saturday on her own recognizance.
Twins Born on ‘Star Wars’ Day Named After Movie Characters
A Utah couple became parents of a boy and a girl on “Star Wars” day, Friday, May 4. The day is celebrated by “Star Wars” fans because it sounds like the movie’s line, “May the force be with you.”
Kendall and Ross Robbins said Monday they named the children Rowan Luke and Kai Leia and decorated their nursery in a “Star Wars” theme.
Their middle names are two of the main figures in the movie franchise. The couple says they chose to be induced on May 4 and had other middle names picked out just in case, but didn’t need to use them.
As Kendall Robbins says, “the force is strong with them.”
The twins’ home nursery is decorated in a “Star Wars” theme.