Hannah's Headlines- 9/25/2018


Six Flags Offering Guests $300 To Spend 30 Hours In A Coffin

If you’re really into getting spooked, Six Flags in St. Louis, Missouri has the perfect Halloween challenge for you. As part of the park’s Fright Fest, they’re offering $300, free ride tickets and two Gold Season Passes to six lucky people. All you have to do is spend 30 hours inside a six-foot coffin.

You don’t have to brave it alone, for the most part – competitors are allowed to invite a guest to keep them company during the park’s operating hours… but you’ll have to last the night by yourself. Coffin dwellers will also be given a bathroom break every hour, and will be fed from their “bed,” too. Not only that, but the coffin comes with a phone charging station and you’re allowed to bring a pillow and blankets for a more comfortable stay.

Feeling up to the challenge? Horror fans 18 years and older can fill out the Coffin Challenge registration form HERE. Registration for the October 13th event ends on October 4th and must accept by the end of the day on October 6th.

Source: Daily Mail

New Fall Goodies From Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts announced their lineup of fall-flavored goodies they’d be serving up and now the one we’ve been waiting for is here. Their new Apple Crisp Donut is in stores now and people are pretty excited about it. This sweet treat is a yeast donut stuffed with apple-cinnamon filling, topped with a layer of caramel, then coated with chunks of sweet oat clusters, so it’s pretty much like an apple crisp in convenient donut form.

Of course, you can also get your hands on other seasonal favorites at Dunkin, like their pumpkin- and maple-flavored coffees, their maple sugar bacon breakfast sandwich, and their pumpkin muffin. And now, they’ve got something brand new: “Shot in the Dark” cans of a coffee espresso blend. It comes in vanilla, mocha, and caramel flavors in chilled cans available on shelves at DD locations and other stores. They say it’s perfect for the “coffee-loving consumer who wants something a little bolder than a traditional cup of coffee.”

Source: Bustle

Millennials Are Opting For Stay-At-Home Parenting

Two decades ago, it was a time of daycares and nannies. But millennials are throwing all of that away for the sake of being stay-at-home parents. In fact, about 21% of millennial parents have chosen to stay at home instead of juggling a job on top of parenting. And back in 1999? That decision happened only about 17% of the time for people aged 20 to 35.

The best part about all of this? The amount of stay-at-home dads has doubled in the past two generations. And there’s a difference between the dads who stay at home because they want to and the dads that stay at home because they can’t find a job. Our millennials dads are mostly the former, with more men than ever deciding they want to step up to the plate and be full time care givers.

Ultimately, it’s the changing gender roles of 2018 that are responsible for the increase in stay-at-home parenting. We don’t hate it!

Source: The Week

What It Takes To Work Off A Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s finally fall, which is the season for drinking super sugary coffee drinks, apparently. Some people are such huge fans of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the like that they were counting down the days until the beverage hit stores. You can find some version of the sweet concoctions at most coffee shops, but do you know what’s really in them? We’re not talking ingredients, but calories and sugar content.

Basically, when you drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte, just think of it like a warm milkshake. And if you’re thinking the pumpkin and spices make it healthy, registered dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick explains, “Unfortunately, that’s like saying apple pie is healthy because it’s apple.” So, while coffee has some health benefits, a sweet seasonal coffee drink is really a dessert.

That’s because even a small one - a Tall at Starbucks - made with nonfat milk and no whip cream still has 200 calories and 29 carbs. The smarties at Consumer Affairs figured out we’d have to do burpees for 21 minutes or jog for 1.6 miles to burn that off. And if you go big and get the full-blown Venti PSL with whip cream and whole milk, you’re looking at 64 grams of sugar, 500 calories, and 66 grams of carbs, so it takes a major workout of 54 minutes of burpees or jogging for 4.6 miles to burn that off. And suddenly, black coffee never sounded so good.

Source: Business Insider



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