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Want to be Assistant Director Of Cheese? Here's How
These are good times for “dream jobs” - we recently told you about getting paid to live in Greece and play with cats and being hired as a Nutella taster - but this new job opening really may be the Ultimate Dream Job. And that’s because it’s all about cheese.
Sorted, a tech company in the U.K., is looking for a new Assistant Director of Cheese. It seems the Director of Cheese position is already filled and that person could use some assistance. So what does the job entail? According to their site, a “successful candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of both domestic and foreign cheese and will understand how to balance flavors for varying tastes and palates.”
So maybe we’re not totally qualified, but surely they offer training, right? Applicants also also needs to be tech savvy, this is a tech company, after all. And the person that gets hired will not only get the standard benefits of 40 vacation days and 5% pension contribution, they’ll also get unlimited cheese. We saved the best part for last for you. Want this job? Apply here.
Where You Should Keep Your Condoms
You’ve seen it – you’re about to get down and dirty with a dude you met on Tinder when he reaches in his pocket or his wallet for a condom. They’re the two classic places for a guy to keep his condoms when he’s out. But you really shouldn’t be putting your condoms there. The friction and temperature are bad for rubbers.
Here’s the thing – the quality of your condoms decreases when exposed to heat, moisture, friction, and light. Your wallets and pockets are just too warm for your brand new condoms. And the last thing you want is to go into a tryst with a weak condom, right?
So what’s the answer? Keep your condoms in your bedside table. If you REALLY feel like you need to bring a few with you – try keeping them in a handbag or a small tin that fits in your pocket. You don’t want your condoms getting too much action before you do!
Mom Makes $60-An-Hour ‘Strictly Cuddling’ Middle-Aged Men
Jessica O’Neill, 35, started professional cuddling six months ago — and makes $1,100-a-week from her unusual job.
She spent a decade working as a massage therapist and counselor before adding cuddles to the treatment list at her studio in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
O’Neill claims the hugs, which cost upwards of $60-an-hour, help lonely people and those suffering from depression feel loved and valued.
She said: “I’ve always been a really affectionate person and have always cuddled people. It’s just in my nature and is part of who I am.”
O’Neill swears her husband Jason, 34, doesn’t mind her intimate profession – despite the fact that most of her clients are men. She said: “Jason is very supportive and completely gets it. He loves what I do and thinks it’s really beautiful.”
Jessica charges $60-an-hour for “strictly cuddles” while a hugs and counseling session costs $80. Clients can also book a “friendship style” coffee and cuddle session for $110.
Most of O’Neill’s customers are men over the age of 35, but she revealed she has a growing number of middle-aged female clients — as well as younger men who experience “loneliness and disconnection” in the digital age.
She admits she has had “one or two” awkward experiences but insists 99 percent of her clients are “very well behaved.”
Too soon! Pumpkin Spice Latte returns to Starbucks next tomorrow
It's currently August...as in summer. But that isn't stopping Starbucks from rushing the seasons, and bringing back its beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte next week.
According to People magazine, the beverage returns to Starbucks stores August 28, nearly a month before fall officially begins.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of Pumpkin Spice Latte, and People quotes a Starbucks press release that features some fun facts about the drink.
Apparently, when the flavor was in development at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle in 2003, the team really wanted to perfect the pumpkin coffee flavor, so they literally bought pumpkin pies and poured espresso shots on top of them to get the right taste. Another fun fact: The drink was almost called Fall Harvest Latte.
Starbucks says the current PSL is made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg.
And the depths of PSL love knows no bounds, apparently: Starbucks actually created a closed Facebook page for lovers of the drink, and all things autumn. It's called the Leaf Rakers Society.
High School Football Participation Falls For Second Straight Year
More students are participating in high school sports, but for the second straight year fewer of them are playing football. The National Federation of State High School Associations issued its annual report Friday and it shows a decline of more than 21-thousand players in 11-on-11, full contact football in 2017.
The sport experienced a decline of nearly 28-thousand in 2016 from the previous year. Officials have taken steps to make the sport safer in recent years with new concussion protocols and tackling guidelines. Many state associations have also mandated fewer practices and more hydration breaks.
The good news is that overall participation in all sports has increased for the 29th straight year.
Source: NBC 4