Hannah's Headlines- 1/3/2019

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Netflix Warns Against The #BirdBoxChallenge

If you thought people were going to be more intelligent in 2019, think again. Apparently, people have been taking the #BirdBoxChallenge, which involves them wearing blindfolds to do everyday tasks. The challenge involves people wearing blindfolds while doing things like riding scooters, climbing escalators, and going through drive-thrus. 

As you can imagine, the results haven’t been as successful as people thought they would. It’s actually gotten so bad that Netflix has had to issue a warning. “Can’t believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE,” the streaming service tweeted. “We don’t know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes.”

For the record, the Sandra Bullock movie involves people forced to go through life with their eyes covered to avoid seeing mysterious forces that have them turn into homicidal maniacs before committing suicide.

Source: Netflix


Girl Scout Cookie Season Is Here...With A New Gluten Free Cookie

There’s a lot of good food out there that will try and tempt us to break our New Year’s resolutions to eat well, get healthy and lose weight, and now you can add Girl Scout cookies to that list.

Girl Scout Cookie season officially kicked off yesterday, and in addition to everyone’s favorites like Thin Mints, Tag-Alongs, and Samoas, a new cookie is entering the mix this year. The 2019 lineup now includes the Caramel Chocolate Chip, featuring rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt. Even better for some, this chewy cookie is gluten-free, joining the Toffee-tastic gluten free cookie, which was introduced in 2015.

This year, Girl Scouts who participate in the cookie program also have the chance to win a unique experience featuring the DC Super Hero Girls by entering the Cookie Pro contest. In total 24 girls will win a trip to California, featuring a VIP adventure at Warner Bros. studio, activities featuring DC Super Hero Girls, a special Girl Scout Cookie Pro recognition event and more. Click here for more info.

Source: Girl Scouts USA


Traditional Fields That Are Hiring Remote Workers

If millennials are going to change anything about the way we work, it’s going to be by adding a few more work-from-home days and a lot more checking emails in our PJs. And if you thought there were jobs that were off-limits from the work-from-home revolution, think again. Here are the traditional fields that are making room for remote workers:

  • Legal
  • Science
  • Project management
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mortgage and real estate
  • Nonprofit and philanthropy
  • Insurance
  • Math and economics

If you thought working from home was just a pipe dream for your lawyer brain, think again. There are so many benefits to an at-home office, and so many awkward elevator interactions with coworkers that could be avoided! Let’s all make an effort to find productive spaces outside of the office!

Source: Business Insider


Hershey’s Kisses Gives Us An Early Valentine’s Day Gift

We’re barely finished with New Year’s and retailers are already moving on to Valentine’s Day. And while we can all agree that we need a little breathing room between holidays, the upside to the rush to Valentine’s Day is the candy.

Hershey’s knows that and they’re bringing us a new flavor of Kisses candy: Lava Cake Kisses. They’re calling the new treat “the perfect indulgent treat” and it features a “smooth melted cocoa center surrounded by a decadent dark chocolate plume.” Sounds pretty good, right?

And the best part is they’re available now, but only for a limited time, so if you’re interested – get on it.

Source: Delish


The States Where Most People Are Moving To

For some people, the New Year may bring a new place to live, and based on results of a new report, where a lot of people may be moving to may surprise you. 

According to United Van Lines' "42nd Annual National Movers Study," Vermont is the state where most people moved to in 2018, with 72.6% of moves to the state being inbound. Oregon is once again second with 63.8%, followed by Idaho with 62.4%. New states making the Top Ten this year include Arizona and District of Columbia.

U.S. States With The Most People Moving In

  1. Vermont
  2. Oregon
  3. Idaho
  4. Nevada
  5. Arizona
  6. South Carolina
  7. Washington
  8. North Carolina
  9. South Dakota
  10. District of Columbia

Meanwhile, on the flipside, New Jersey has seen the largest amount of people moving out of the state, with 66.8% of outbound moves. This is the tenth straight year New Jersey has landed in the Top Ten. New additions to the Top Ten this year include Iowa (55.5%), Montana (55%) and Michigan (55%).

U.S. States With The Most People Moving Out

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. Connecticut
  4. New York
  5. Kansas
  6. Ohio
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Iowa
  9. Montana
  10. Michigan 
  • ONE MORE THING! According to U-Haul, the state seeing the most moves in 2018 was Texas, which was named the U-Haul No. 1 Growth State in America for the third consecutive year. This is determined by calculating the number of one-way U-Haul Trucks that enter the state versus leave the state in one year. Coming in at two is Florida, followed by South Carolina.

Source: Market Watch

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