McDonald’s Will Start Selling Adult Happy Meals Next Week

By |2022-09-30T07:23:06-05:00September 30th, 2022|

Remember when full-grown adults were acting all proud about their #adulting?  Looks like that trend has done a full one-eighty . . . McDonald's is about to start selling ADULT HAPPY MEALS.  They'll hit the menu next Monday . . . and yes, you get a toy. There are two types:  One with a Big Mac, fries, and a drink, and one with a 10-piece McNugget.  The toys are weird though, and maybe not something you'd actually want. They partnered with some fashion brand called Cactus Plant Flea Market.  You get one of four figurines of the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie, and [...]

Six Money-Saving Tips from Frugal People

By |2022-09-28T07:26:13-05:00September 28th, 2022|

A Reddit group called "Financial Independence" has a weekly thread where frugal people share tips and hacks for saving money.  Here are a few highlights . . . 1.  Cut sponges in half.  Once you're used to it, a full sponge feels like overkill. 2.  Never buy the newest tech.  A three-year-old iPhone is almost as good as a new one.  Their rule is replace your tech, but always stay three years behind. 3.  When you go out to eat as a couple, split one meal.  A lot of restaurant meals are too big anyway.  If you need more food, split an appetizer too. [...]

Suicide Prevention Events this Week

By |2022-09-26T11:28:49-05:00September 26th, 2022|

Suicide prevention advocate Emma Benoit’s return trip to Mankato this week has been expanded to include an additional community event as well as the opportunity for more high-schoolers to hear her story.  The community is invited to a free screening of Benoit’s documentary “My Ascension” and panel discussion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 at West High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Mel and Todd Hoffner family. Refreshments sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System. Support by Mankato Area Public Schools. No registration required. 22-year-old Benoit participated in a similar community event at Mankato East [...]

Which is Healthier: Hot or Iced Coffee?

By |2022-09-23T07:16:23-05:00September 23rd, 2022|

Yesterday was the first day of fall, which seems like a perfect time to ask this question:  Is hot coffee better for you than cold coffee?  Here's what we know . . . Hot coffee has been found to have higher levels of antioxidants than cold brew.  And antioxidants are responsible for several of the health benefits you get from coffee, like a lower risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and premature death. Also, just smelling hot coffee in the morning can wake you up and make you feel less stressed.  In one study, just one whiff of hot coffee in [...]

Annoying Things People Base Their Entire Personality Around

By |2022-09-22T08:38:52-05:00September 22nd, 2022|

I bet you know at least one person who belongs on this list:  Someone on Reddit asked people to name annoying things people willingly let define them and base their whole personality around. For example, "Disney adults" who brag about how obsessed they are.  *PLEASE NOTE* Grilling or ball caps did not make the list.  Here are a few more that people came up with . . . Being a sports fan.  A lot of guys are guilty of that one, but women do it too. Your job.  Then your whole identity is rocked if you ever LOSE that job. Politics.  [...]

A Guy Flew 1,800 Miles to Buy the New iPhone a Few Hours Early

By |2022-09-21T07:23:05-05:00September 21st, 2022|

The new iPhone 14 came out last Friday, and one guy in India couldn't wait.  I mean he literally refused to . . . His name is Dheeraj Palliyil (DEE-rodge puh-LEEL).  He's an early adopter, someone who likes to get the newest tech RIGHT when it comes out. So last week, he flew 1,800 miles from southern India to Dubai . . . just to get the new iPhone a few HOURS before he could have gotten it if he'd stayed home. He spent $1,600 on the phone itself, and another $500 on plane tickets . . . all to get the [...]

What Is The Secret to Happiness?

By |2022-09-16T07:23:06-05:00September 16th, 2022|

Some people say MONEY is the secret to happiness . . . but there's a new theory. A new study has found that the secret to happiness might be . . . expressing gratitude. About 33% of people say they regularly make it a point to express gratitude in their everyday lives . . . but 65% of people who report they're "very happy" on a daily basis are more likely to "always" give thanks. This is stuff like simply thanking people in person . . . writing letters or notes . . . buying or personally making people a gift [...]

New Work Term: Overemployed

By |2022-09-14T07:35:40-05:00September 14th, 2022|

Over the past month or so, the terms "quiet quitting" and "quiet firing" have gone viral.  They're basically just passive aggressive ways to NOT do as much work . . . or to make an employee miserable until they leave. Now there's a new concept that may start trending:  Quietly working two jobs.  (???)  The snappier name for it is "OVEREMPLOYED." It's when you've got TWO remote gigs going on . . . and neither employer knows about the other.  And on top of that, you're able to manage doing both of them simultaneously, within one work day. There's even a website [...]

Purchases That Cashiers Judge You for Buying

By |2022-09-07T07:40:33-05:00September 9th, 2022|

Over the past month, cashiers have been talking about the purchases that they secretly JUDGED people for buying. A while back, we heard about some of them, including people who run out of money and put the HEALTHY items back . . . people who blow money on lottery tickets and expensive bottled water . . . and bizarre combinations, like red wine, Summer's Eve douche, a can of bug spray, and two potatoes. Here are a few more highlights that cashiers have mentioned since then: 1.  A worker at a boba place is grossed out when people combine too many flavors, like [...]

Men Are Happier in Relationships if They Think They’re the Funny One

By |2022-09-07T07:32:28-05:00September 8th, 2022|

Try this, guys:  Tell your wife a bad joke, and see if she laughs anyway.  And if she does, thank her for it . . . because it's part of the delicate fabric that's been holding your relationship together. A new study found men tend to be happier in relationships if they think they're the FUNNY ONE. Researchers talked to 150 couples who'd been together an average of seven years, and asked how happy they were. They also asked about the role that humor plays in their relationship . . . things like how often they joke around, and how funny [...]

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