NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL FOSTER CARE DAY – NATIONAL BARRIER AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL PASTE UP DAY – NATIONAL PACKAGING DESIGN DAY – NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY
Flying Motorcycles Are Real Now- A team of engineers at Texas A&M University is working on a flying motorcycle.
The team, dubbed Texas A&M Harmony, is competing in a two-million-dollar contest sponsored by Boeing calledGoFly Prize. The criteria call for engineers to develop flying machines that are quiet, small enough to fit in the garage, and capable of carrying a rider 20 miles before recharging or refueling.
The College Station team has won 70-thousand-dollars in the contest's design and prototype phases. In the final phase, teams will fly full-scale designs early next year. The flying motorcycle is entirely possible to become standard someday, thanks to rapidly changing technology.
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Here’s Where They Can Score Freebies And Discounts
This week (May 6th through 10th) is teacher appreciation week and lots of restaurants want to show some love to educators with discounts, deals, and free food. Here are some of the best offers for teachers happening today (Tuesday) for Teacher Appreciation Day and all week. Some deals vary by location, so call ahead to confirm.
- Bruegger’s Bagels- All teachers can get a free medium coffee with any purchase and valid ID now through Friday.
- Chipotle- They’re having a BOGO offer for teachers, faculty, and other school staff today (Tuesday) from 3pm to close. Thedealis good for burritos, bowls, salads, and tacos for in-restaurant orders.
- Cici’s- Teachers and school staff who come in today with a valid school ID and thiscouponcan get a free adult buffet.
- Hopdoddy Burger Bar- Today teachers get a free small shake when they show their school ID.
- McAlister’s Deli- Teachers can stop in for a free Deli Sweet Tea this week with their valid school ID.
- MOD Pizza- BOGO deals in-store today on MOD-size pizza or salads for teachers with their school IDs.
- Nando’s PERi-PERi- Today teachers can score a free flame-grilled chicken meal.
- PDQ- Teachers who show their valid school ID today will save 50% on their entire order.
- Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers- From 6pm to 9pm this evening, teachers and faculty get one free Box Combo when they flash that current school ID.
- Sonic Drive-In- Use the code TEACHERS when ordering on theSonic appfrom now through May 31st to get a free Route 44 drink or slush. The fast food chain says this deal is for teachers and “those who appreciate them as much as Sonic does.”
Check out the full list of offershere.
Survey: What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is this Sunday (aka May 12th) and if you haven’t shopped for mom yet,time is running out. Fortunately, it’s not too late to get what a lot of moms want because these gifts can be pulled together at the last minute and mama will never know. According to a newsurveyfrom YouGov, the most popular presents moms really wants this Mother’s Day are flowers (9%), a gift certificate for a massage or spa day (9%) and a card (8%).
Their survey of just over 1,200 American mothers finds that the next most popular item mom would love to get for her special holiday is a day to herself (7%) to do anything she’d like.
Other top gift requests include a keepsake - like an engraved photo frame or personal item (6%), and having her partner or family take care of household tasks she normally does (5%). And on the flip side, the Mother’s Day presents she’s least likely to ask for this year are breakfast in bed (1%), electronics (1%) and household or kitchen items (1%).
(See full resultsHERE.)
Online Service Allows You to Hire Someone to Attend a Protest in Your Place
Ever wish you could attend a protest, but couldn’t do so because of location, timing or other constraints? Well, thanks to Wistand, an online platform that allows people to hire proxies to protest on their behalf anytime, anywhere, you can get involved and support the causes you care about.
Before you get too excited about the idea of proxy protesters, you should know that Wistand is currently only available in France, a country that has seen weekly “yellow vests” protests for nearly six months now. But while the idea for this online service may have been inspired by the Yellow Vests anti-government protesters, it is not affiliated with the movement in any way, and can be used for any type of protests. All you have to do is go on the Wistand website, start a “cause” or find one that you care about, and then donate a set fee that will go toward funding a “messenger”, a person to attend that protest on your behalf.
After you’ve placed an order for a messenger, the Wistand team will put you in contact with a messenger, and your payment will only be debited after the messenger accepts the terms of their “mission”. Placing an order 48 hours before the scheduled protest will also allow you to pay for various accessories for the messenger, such as printed t-shirts, caps and banners to help them make more of an impact.
Thanks to geo-location technology, you can make sure that the messenger attends the protest as agreed and even ask them to share photos and videos in real time, allowing you to follow the action as closely as possible.
The Best (And Worst) States For College Grads To Start A Career
Now that it’s May a lot of kids will be graduating college in the coming weeks. And while some may move home with mom and dad once school is over, others will be looking for places to start their career, and a new report reveals where they may want to consider.
GoBankingRates has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for College Grads to Start Their Careers, looking at a variety of factors including: median home income for someone with a bachelor’s degree, rent-to-income ration, job availability and unemployment rates, and more.
So, with that in mind, Maryland was named the best state for college grads to start their career. The state has the third-highest median income for college grads, at $61,631. Plus, unemployment rates for college grads is just 2.1% and only 33.1% of income will be spent on rent.
Top Five States For College Grads to Start Their Careers
- North Dakota
- On the flipside, Nevada is the worst state for recent college grads to start their career, with a low percentage of the population being college grads, a median income for college grads at just $47,109, and an unemployment rate of 4.3%, which is amongst the highest in the nation.
Five Worst States For College Grads to Start Their Careers
CLICK HEREto see where your state falls on the list.