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A Couple Demanded a More Expensive Wedding Present

May 20, 2016 -- 11:18am

 

A lady  went to an ex-coworker's wedding where the couple asked for checks, not gifts. 

She gave them a check for 100 British pounds, which is about $144. 

 Well, last week she got an email from the couple that said, quote, "We were surprised that your contribution didn't seem to match the warmth of your good wishes on our big day."

 "In view of your own position, if you wanted to send any adjustment it would be thankfully received."

It's safe to say the woman is NOT planning on sending more money.  And most of the people on the website are saying she SHOULD adjust what she gave them . . . by canceling the check. 

 

 

 

 

10 Things We'd Rather Give Up Than WiFi

May 18, 2016 -- 11:14am

 

A new survey found the top 10 things people would rather give up for a month than WiFi or their phone's data plan . . . and it basically covers EVERYTHING we love.  Check it out . . .

1.  Wine or alcohol.

2.  Junk food.

3.  Exercise.

4.  Desserts.

5.  Going out.

6.  Coffee.

7.  Sex.

8.  Music.

9.  TV or movies.

10.  Friends.  

 

Top 10 Comfort Foods

Apr 04, 2016 -- 3:17pm

 

 

 

The Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,252 U.S. adults to find out their favorite comfort food.

  • When do we turn to comfort foods? Forty-five percent say when they are stressed, 43 percent say after a bad day and 33 percent say when they are depressed.

The top 10 favorite comfort foods:

1.     Pizza

2.     Chocolate

3.     Ice cream

4.     Macaroni and cheese

5.     Chips

6.     Hamburgers

7.     Steak

8.     Popcorn

9.     Pasta

10.  Mexican food

 

Photo: Man Wins $291 Million, Brother Wins $7

Mar 07, 2016 -- 5:11pm

 

Remember when your parents used to tell you to be nice to your siblings? Maybe it was because one day you both would grow up and win the lottery, except one of you would win the jackpot and the other would win $7.

As improbable as that sounds, it happened to a Pennsylvania judge who just wrapped up a monthlong fishing vacation in the Florida Keys, the Florida Lottery said.

Check out the story here.

 

Four Annoying Things You Might Be Doing with Your Phone

Feb 29, 2016 -- 5:18pm

 

 

1.  Using your speakerphone in public.  Don't make other people listen to your conversation . . . no one cares.  And the same goes for playing games with the sound up, or listening to music without headphones on.

2.  Leaving your keyboard sound effects on.  So when you send a text message, everyone around you hears it clicking while you type.

3.  Including too many people on a group text.  Because then everyone gets a million alerts, and they have to mute their phone so it doesn't ding or vibrate every five seconds.

4.  Teasing someone with a text bubble, then not sending a text.  Meaning you start typing, so the bubble with three dots pops up, and the other person THINKS you're responding . . . but then you never finish.

 

Worst Breakfast Foods

Feb 22, 2016 -- 3:28pm

 

(Askmen.com

It might seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people (grown-ups included) reach for a sugary cereal box every morning. It's convenient, quick, and if you opt for one of the ones that aren't coated in sugar, you probably think they're pretty good for you, right? Wrong. It might seem a controversial choice on this list of worst breakfast foods, but plenty of regular cereals are actually packed with sugar and, thus, warrant a place here for the simple fact that you're getting a dose of something you aren't fully aware of. The sugar will make weight loss very difficult and will drain your energy. By the time you get to your desk at the office, you'll have crashed hard and will be reaching for a snack to push you through. If you do opt for a cereal, check the ingredients list. Most of the time you'll see sugar as the second ingredient. Choose a high-fiber one that is low in sugar.

2. The fry-up
Known in the UK as the "builder's breakfast," this is a greasy, fatty mess. The go-to hangover cure of choice for most of us, it's ridiculously high in calories (and eating pretty much anything when you're hung over will make you feel better). Loaded with fat-packed sausages, nitrite-rich fatty bacon, butter-fried eggs, hash browns or fries, the cooked breakfast was traditionally conceived for the working class who actually worked (i.e. hard, physical labor). They ate a 3,000-calorie breakfast and burned it off by lunchtime. Whether you're sitting at your desk answering phone calls or working retail, your calorie burn will be massively lower than this, which equals one thing: obesity. Approximately 1 in 18 men will get bowel cancer, and starting your day with a fried breakfast raises your chances of getting this type of cancer by 63 percent according to the World Cancer Research Fund. As an alternative, grilled

3. Muffins
Muffins are the on-the-go breakfast of choice. They're something that you grab from the deli, sandwich shop or coffee spot when you've run out the door late for work. You're basically jump-starting your system with a large dose of sugar that will cause energy spikes followed by a crash. Because they're relatively cheap to produce, they are normally much bigger than those you might make at home (or the wife might) and, thus, pack a high-calorie punch. Muffins are also made with high fat quantities, a decent portion of which is saturated. Forget the low-fat versions, too; they still contain a similar quantity of sugar to the regular versions. Don't be fooled by the bran or muesli muffins that contain fruit because they contain too little goodness to negate the sugars and fats. Scrap

4. Bagels and cream cheese
There's no getting away from the fact that a bagel is a glorious thing, but for breakfast foods, you could do a lot better. A bagel alone isn't a terrible choice (not compared to, say, the fry-up), but it does often contain sugar and is a fast-digesting carb that will cause your insulin to spike -- and then crash. Once you load it up with fatty cream cheese, you up the saturated fat levels and the calorie count to get somewhere into the realms of the two-doughnut mark. And you wouldn't start your day off with two doughnuts. Choose wheat bagels -- and double check they are whole wheat. The mixed-grain ones won't cut it. Check the label to make sure they are made with whole grains (and stick with a low-fat topping). Instead of cream cheese, opt a nut butter that is made from nuts only, as this will boost your energy levels.

5. Pancakes
There is no healthy option when it comes to pancakes -- even the buckwheat galettes from Brittany, France are fried in butter. A pancake is typically a mixture of flour, eggs, milk, and butter. It'll be almost always a whole (full fat) milk too. The flour is a simple carb, broken down quickly (as with bagels), causing insulin spikes and crashes. And that's not even mentioning the toppings (take your pick -- they're virtually all killer, unless you go for fresh fruit and fresh fruit alone). Once you get into the realms of maple syrups, (powdered) sugar and bacon, the calories skyrocket. If you have to get your pancake fix, though, avoid the boxed stuff and try making them with whey powder, along with cottage cheese, and sweeten them up with some vanilla. But, in general, this is a breakfast choice food best left off the menu.

 

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