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The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 22

Ellen DeGeneres returned to her talk show Monday and finally addressed the controversy surrounding her.
The comedian started things by saying, “If you’re watching because you love me, thank you. If you’re watching because you don’t love me, welcome.”
She added, “How was everybody’s summer, good? Mine was great. Super terrific.”
In recent months, Ellen has been inundated with allegations, from creating a toxic workplace to being mean to guests. The star, who fired three executives from her show, said, “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say that I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realize with that power comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
She insisted that after apologizing and speaking to staff “we have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.”
Ellen also said she’s really the person that people see on TV, but she’s “also a lot of other things,” noting that she gets sad, mad, frustrated, anxious and impatient. “I’m working on all of that,” she said. “I am a work in progress.”
People magazine reports that her wife, Portia de Rossi, was backstage to support her and that the crew applauded Ellen when she walked off the set after taping.

Sharon Osbourne is in quarantine after one of her granddaughters came down with COVID-19. While remotely co-hosting Monday’s episode of The Talk, she explained that she was meant to be in the studio but couldn’t after Minnie OsbourneJack‘s two-year-old daughter, caught the virus. Sharon added that she doesn’t “have it. Her daddy doesn’t have it. Her mommy doesn’t have it. Her sisters don’t. She caught it from somebody that works for my son. And it just goes to show you…that children can get COVID.” (Blabbermouth)

Jackie Stallone, the mother of Sylvester Stallone, has died at 98.
TMZ says she passed away recently but the “exact circumstances surrounding her death are still unclear.”
Jackie, who was also the mother of singer Frank Stallone, was an astrologer, dancer and women’s wrestling promoter. She helped launch the original GLOW wrestling league in the ’80s. In the ’90s, she made many TV appearances as an astrologer and even had her own psychic hotline.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, September 22

TODAY IS:
  • The first day of fall
  • Ice Cream Cone Day
  • World Rhino Day
  • Elephant Appreciation Day
  • Dear Diary Day

The holidays are coming … And in case you want to look like you did difficult yard work permanently, Gucci is selling grass stained jeans … for $770. You can also get some overalls that look you rolled around in the dirt … for $1,400. (In the Know)

Who are these people? If you had to choose between your dog and your phone, you wouldn’t have to even think, you’d choose your dog. Right? Right?! Well, maybe not. According to a survey from SimpleTexting, 40% of participants said they would choose to be separated from their dog for a month instead of having to give up their phone for a month. Even scarier, 44% of people surveyed said they would give up seeing their significant other for a month if it meant keeping their phone with them at all times. (People)

New research has found that there’s a link between eating too much at dinner and taking in more calories during the day and having a poorer diet overall. Seems it’s best to eat your bigger meals earlier in the day, and keep it light for dinner. (EurekAlert)

The world of the Jetsons may be here before we know it. Future Car says General Motors is exploring the possibility of manufacturing flying cars for an aerial taxi program. Hyundai and Uber are already working on a similar program. General Motors would most likely use a vertical takeoff and landing system with electric motors instead of jet engines. Taxis would only be able to fly short routes

Maybe it’s time to take your work outside … A new survey has found that office workers are more productive and in a better mood after spending time outdoors. Productivity improved by 45% after workers spent just a half-hour outside, and 63% said they felt better after spending time in fresh air. And this is interesting … 57% of managers surveyed said they thought their employees were more productive working from home. Because of that, 50% say they’re focusing on flexible schedules and encouraging staff to spend more time outside. (SWNS)

Music News – Tuesday, September 22

Gwen Stefani tells NBC that she has learned how to bake during the pandemic. “It’s been pretty magical for Blake and I and the kids because we don’t ever have that much solid time together. We did do a lot of fun stuff. We did a lot of cooking. I learned how to make sourdough bread like everybody else. It took me like a month to get my starter right. We did so much stuff. We built a garden, we planed zinnias. We planted thousands of zinnia flowers. It was just like a lot of stuff you kind of dream about doing but you never have time to do.”

Harry Styles tells Rolling Stone magazine that One Direction played a wedding on the cheap when they were still teenagers. “One hundred sixty quid, between all four of us! Forty quid each. We said we’d do it, and then we found out it was the weekend coming up, and we hadn’t done anything for it. So we asked the bride what kind of stuff she wanted, and she said she didn’t mind, but she wanted some Bob Marley songs. Literally in three days, not even three, probably two days, we learned like 25 songs. We might have known like three of them before. I was 16, maybe 15, singing these Bob Marley songs. There was a girl a couple of years below us, and it was her mom. She said she wanted us to play.”

The Daily Dish – Monday, September 21

Schitt’s Creek swept the comedy category and Succession was named best drama at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards — which was dominated by the coronavirus.
Most acceptance speeches came via satellite and awards were handed out by people in hazmat suits. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event live from an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles. “Why are we having an awards show in the middle of a pandemic?” he asked the cardboard cutout audience. “What the hell am I doing here? This is the year they decide to have a host?”
According to reports, producers had sent more than 130 cameras to nominees in 10 countries.
It was a historic night, besides the virtual show, with several notable records set. Schitt’s Creek became the first series to win every major comedy award — including acting wins for Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie MurphyWatchmen’s win in the limited series category  was the first time a comic-book adaptation walked away with a top prize. Zendaya was the youngest-ever winner for lead drama actress at age 24. Regina King’s win for lead actress in a limited series or movie was her fourth career Emmy and tied her with Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a Black performer.
Nine out of the 18 acting awards went to Black actors on Sunday night.
Tyler Perry received the Governors Award, which was presented to him by Oprah Winfrey and Chris Rock.

Eddie Murphy has delayed his highly anticipated return to standup.
The comedian, who won his first Emmy for hosting SNL last year, doesn’t think it’s a time for funny business. During the virtual backstage at the Creative Arts Emmys, Eddie said, “These are really serious times, no times for joking. I don’t know right now if there should be any comedic commentary. We’re still right in the middle of everything.”
He thinks we’ll “need comedic commentary and some laughs” in a “year or so.”
Eddie insists that “as soon as it’s clear to go back out there, that was the plan, that is the plan.”
The star hasn’t done a major standup tour in more than 30 years

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Monday, September 21

TODAY IS: World Gratitude Day

The Sunday Blues are more like the Sunday Stress … A new survey found that people start to feel anxiety about the upcoming workweek at 3:58 p.m. on Sundays. 88% of respondents said they regularly feel anxiety on Sunday about what Monday morning will bring. The survey also revealed that a whole lot of us are working on the weekends – with the average worker doing about three hours of unpaid work on Saturdays and Sundays. 45% said they were looking at emails, 38% said they were going over presentations, and 31% said they made business calls over the weekend. And the survey found that people think about work and their jobs about six times a weekend.

Are you happier around your friends than your family? Don’t be embarrassed to admit it … because you are definitely not alone. A new study from Southern Methodist University found that people are happier when they’re with their friends than with their spouse or kids. In fact, the research found that people reported the lowest levels of happiness when they were with a significant other. Ouch. But there’s a pretty good reason for this: The study found that when people are with friends, it typically involves fun, social events. The time spent with family tends to involve less fun activities – like doing chores. So basically, it’s not so much who you are with – but what you’re doing.
The lesson in all of this – according to SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson, is to make an effort to do fun things with family – not just with friends. “It’s important to create opportunities for positive experiences with romantic partners and children – and to really mentally savor those positive times. In contrast, family relationships that involve nothing but chores, housework, and childcare likely won’t predict a lot of happiness.”

IIamas May Hold Key To Beating Coronavirus: Raw Story says Stockholm, Sweden scientists are developing a coronavirus vaccine using llamas and alpacas. Dr. Gerald McInearney tells the website, “Camels, and alpacas and llamas and other animals from that family have special, small single-chain antibodies. Tiny antibodies they’ve proved can block Covid-19. We are very excited that we have something that’s very functional.”

Music News – Monday, September 21

Billie Eilish is calling out people of her age for partying during pandemic.
In a now-deleted Instagram story — where she used a filter to distort her face — she said, “Funny how I haven’t hugged my best friends in six months and y’all are out here partying.” She then switched off the filter and in a deadpan and sarcastic tone of voice said, “Funny.”

Harry Styles could be in line for an arresting new role — as a gay cop who has to hide his sexuality from his colleagues back in the 1950s.
According to Deadline, Harry is the top choice to play the lead in My Policeman, an Amazon adaptation of a popular British novel by Bethan Roberts. The story, which is told in flashbacks, is about a cop who falls in love with another man, but is forced to repress that and marry a woman — since homosexuality was actually a felony in Great Britain back then. The book is largely set in the ’90s, when Harry’s character and his wife become caretakers for that now-disabled first love.
Styles is already confirmed for a major role in the thriller Don’t Worry Darling.

Furry Friends Friday with Shelly – Friday, September 18

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The Daily Dish – Friday, September 18

Production on The Batman has resumed. Filming in London was shut down on September 3rd after star Robert Pattinson was diagnosed with COVID-19. (Variety)

E! News says Carole Baskin and her husband are planning a new TV series where they bring animal abusers to justice. She says, “This is a chance for us to use our new platform to battle the everyday evils facing big cats and so many other animals. Working with Thinkfactory on this show will help us further our life’s mission, while bringing important stories and information to ‘cool cats and kittens’ across the country.”

Jerry Harris, who stars on the Netflix series Cheer, was arrested Thursday in Chicago on a federal child pornography charge.
According to Fox News, the 21-year-old was taken into custody “for allegedly enticing an underage boy to produce sexually explicit photos and videos of himself.”
The charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.
This comes just days after it was revealed that the FBI executed a search warrant on his home in Naperville, Illinois.
A spokesperson for Harris tells TMZ: “We categorically dispute the claims made against Jerry Harris, which are alleged to have occurred when he was a teenager. We are confident that when the investigation is complete the true facts will be revealed.”

Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence at a “cushy, low-security federal prison camp,” according to Page Six.
A judge has approved the Full House star’s request to do her time in Victorville, California, which is about two hours from her home.
Page Six says that “instead of hard-core cells, the facility features open bay dormitories, two and four-person cubicles, and four-person rooms.”
Lori’s set to surrender by November 19th at the prison for her role in that college admissions scandal.
The same judge has also approved her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve his five-month sentence at the low-security federal prison in Lompoc, which is also two hours from the couple’s new mansion.
The Bureau of Prisons still has final approval of her request to stay at the prison’s low-security “camp” section.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Friday, September 18

TODAY IS:
National Cheeseburger Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day

At what age do you think workers hit career burnout? 40s? 50s? 60s? Nope. It’s a lot sooner. According to a new study, workers are most likely to experience career burnout at the age of … 32. The research found that nearly a third of workers polled said they’ve felt overwhelming stress and exhaustion at some point during their careers. The reasons? 52% of respondents said it was because they tried to do too much, 58% blamed it on a long work hours, and 39% said it was not taking enough vacation days. Other reasons: Feeling like you always have to be “on” (47%) and pressure to go above and beyond in order to keep your job (37%). (SWNS)

Are virtual weddings here to stay? Seems many wedding planners think virtual weddings will continue even after the pandemic is over. “I think virtual will become a piece of every wedding in the future, even long past this pandemic,” said Samie Roberts, co-founder wedding streaming service LoveStream. “You always have a grandparent who isn’t able to make it, or a pregnant friend, or any of those things. I think that now that there’s a way to have a virtual piece of a wedding, it will become more of the norm.” (Insider)

The Aruba Tourism Authority is inviting people who are working from home to work from Aruba. They’ve launched something called the “One Happy Work-ation” program, allowing visitors to stay for up to three months. And, as an added bonus, Aruba is offering hotel packages which include special rates, complimentary WiFi and even all-inclusive food and beverage options.
Why not take them up on the offer? If you do it right, your boss will never know. (Travel + Leisure)

The Daily Dish – Thursday, September 17

Jim Carrey will be taking a big role in the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. He’ll play Joe Biden when the show returns for Season 46 on October 3rd.
Jason Sudeikis had been impersonating the former vice president, but he’s apparently been voted out.
Producer Lorne Michaels says it was Jim’s idea. In an interview with Vulture, Lorne explains, “There was some interest on his part. And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well. He will give the part energy and strength, and…hopefully it’s funny.”
Though Jason is out, Alec Baldwin will return as President Trump and Maya Rudolph will be back as Kamala Harris.
When the new season kicks off on October 3rd, the entire cast from last season will return to the studio.

Chris Rock wasn’t mad at Jimmy Fallon’s recently resurfaced blackface impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live 20 years ago.
Rock tells The New York Times, “Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything.”
Jimmy’s performance resurfaced over the summer and prompted calls for The Tonight Show host to be canceled. But Chris believes the impersonation wasn’t meant to be hurtful. “A lot of people want to say intention doesn’t matter, but it does. And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t.”
Jimmy eventually apologized saying “there was no excuse for this.”

Paris Hilton has been pretending to be a “dumb blonde” all this time. Now she’s ready to reveal her true self.
In a new interview, the reality star says she’s been faking her trademark valley girl accent. Speaking in her natural voice, Paris tells Australia’s Sunrise breakfast show that “this entire time, I have been playing a character, so the world has never truly known who I am… The real me is someone who is actually brilliant. I’m not a dumb blonde, I’m just really good at pretending to be one.”
Paris says she doesn’t want to be “remembered for some airhead, but the businesswoman” she is.
With her just-released documentary, This Is Paris, she hopes people will see the real Paris Hilton. “I know there’s so much more to me than what they thought,” she says.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, September 17

TODAY IS:
  • Constitution Day

The Big Ten announced today that it will resume its football season on October 24th.
The conference initially cancelled football until the spring, but its Council of Presidents and Chancellors got together and decided to allow the league to play football this fall amid serious questions about COVID-19 testing and tracing, and concerns about myocarditis — an inflammation of the heart muscle which is believed to be a long term effect of the coronavirus.
The season will include eight games over eight weeks, with a Big Ten Championship Game scheduled for December 19th. (USA Today)

Getting ready to dive into a new TV series, but not sure how much time you’ll need to dedicate to binge the whole thing? There’s an app for that. Bingeclock crunched the numbers on 52 of the most popular shows, like The OfficeGame of Thrones and Breaking Bad.
It will take you just over four days to run watch all nine seasons of The Office or around three days to revisit Game of Thrones. You can binge Breaking Bad in 2 days and 14 hours. It will take just shy of 14 days to run through the backlog of Simpsons episodes. But if you’ve really got time on your hands, consider watching some soaps — you’ll need almost a year and a half to catch up on nearly 60 years of General Hospital reruns. (Stacker)

Curious what wine pairs well with a Taco Bell Chalupa? The answer is… a spicy Jalapeño Noir Red Wine. Apparently, the wine has wild strawberry, cherry and beetroot notes and pairs well with a Toasted Cheesy Chalupa. Unfortunately, the wine is only available at Taco Bell locations in Canada right now. But Windsor isn’t that far, right? (Delish)

Last week there was the story of the gender reveal party in California that sparked a wildfire that spread to more than 10,000 acres, and now there’s a new story of a gender reveal party gone bad. This time, a man in western Massachusetts accidentally shot himself in the crotch. Tom Cressotti and his wife, Kristin, each had a powder-filled canon they would pull. The color of the cartridge’s contents, blue powder or pink powder, would reveal the gender of their baby. Well, it seems Tim was holding the canon the wrong way – and shot himself in the groin with blue smoke. It’s a boy! A video of the event shows poor Tom on the ground, writhing in pain. (Insider)

Music News – Thursday, September 14

The NY Post says an Austin, Texas man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for stalking and sending threatening letters to Taylor Swift and her former record label. Eric Swarbrick sent 40 letters to the CEO of the Big Machine Label Group asking him to make an introduction. Eric drove to Nashville to personally deliver some of the letters.

Pentatonix, the band known for their Christmas music and cover songs on YouTube, went a little darker than usual for their latest cover — a take on the Tears for Fears classic, “Mad World.”
The a capella masters stripped the tune down and gave the video a serious treatment, performing separately against a stark black background. It’s quite a change of pace!

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The Daily Dish – Wednesday, September 16

Kim Kardashian, Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio and other A-listers plan to “freeze” Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours to protest the spread of hate speech and misinformation on the platforms.
The protest, which will go down all day today, is part of the Stop Hate for Profit campaign being organized by the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League, among other groups.
Kim announced the initiative by tweeting, “I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed.”
The campaign is calling for the removal of Facebook groups that promote violence and posts that promote misinformation.

Tyra Banks wasn’t a hit with diehard fans when she debuted as host of Dancing With the Stars on Monday.
Tyra replaced longtime host Tom Bergeron as well as newcomer Erin Andrews. But many viewers thought Tyra wasn’t an improvement.
One person wrote, “The problem w/ Tyra Banks as host is that you’ve replaced the heart of the show. Nothing against her, but it just sounds so off when you hear her voice instead of Tom Bergeron’s. On a year where people WANT comfort of the familiar… it’s just a really poor decision.”
Another hater tweeted, “2 minutes in and I’m already over #TyraBanks as host.”
And a third said, “Unfortunately, I didn’t think she did a very good job. In my opinion, she did a lot of posing, talked way too fast at times, interrupted the judges several times, accused the judges of ‘throwing shade’ (really?)”

Chadwick Boseman was laid to rest in Belton, South Carolina about a week after he died of colon cancer, according to the death certificate.
Belton is about 11 miles from his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.  A day after he was buried at the Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery, a public memorial was reportedly held in Anderson.
However, according to USA Today the star may not be buried there. The newspaper says “the church cemetery showed no signs of Boseman’s burial, and the pastor and the local mortuary handling details of the Black Panther star’s death say he is not buried there.”
The Black Panther star passed away at his L.A. home on August 28th following a four-year battle with the disease.
Earlier this month, co-stars Lupita Nyong’oMichael B. Jordan and Winston Duke joined the star’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, at an outdoor memorial in Malibu, California.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, September 16

TODAY IS:
  • National Guacamole Day
  • National Play-Doh Day
  • National Stepfamily Day

If you’re one of the few that enjoys a bit of Black Friday deal Thanksgiving day shopping, Newsweek says Simon Malls plans to close all of their properties on Thanksgiving because of the coronavirus. They released a statement saying, “In these challenging times. We made the decision that we will not open on Thanksgiving Day, instead allowing our associates to spend the holiday with their loved ones.” The closest Simon properties to our area include University Park Mall in Mishawaka, and Lighthouse Place in Michigan City.

If you’re going on a first date, job interview, or anywhere you want to make a good impression, you may want to stay away from this one color … mustard yellow. According to a new poll, wearing the color yellow can instantly make you less attractive to people. 39% of men and 31% of women said yellow was among the least attractive colors. (Best Life)

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. No one could have expected a marriage between Pepsi and Red Lobster to create a new cocktail — a Mountain Dew margarita called the DEW-Garita. The cocktail is said to be made with a secret recipe and will be available at all Red Lobster restaurants by the end of the year. (People)

You don’t typically think of Pepsi as something to drink when you want to fall asleep, but the company is about to add a new water beverage to their drink lineup — and it’s specifically designed to be sipped before you go to sleep. Driftwell, which launches in December, contains L-theanine and magnesium, which are ingredients said to help you relax and de-stress before falling asleep. The drink, which only comes in one flavor right now — blackberry lavender — is sold in 7.5-ounce mini cans which, according to a PepsiCo spokesperson, is the perfect size for “hydrating before bedtime without requiring another trip to the bathroom.” (CNBC)

Music News – Wednesday, September 16

Madonna will do something unique among rock and pop artists — she plans to direct a biographical movie about herself!
After teasing the project across social media, the best-selling female recording star of all-time will collaborate with screenwriter Diablo Cody on her journey from a struggling New York performer to global superstardom.
While we’ve seen Elton John and the surviving members of Queen have considerable input on movies telling their stories, this is the first time a recording legend has led the creative team and will have the last word on the film.
Variety reports that the movie will be distributed by Universal with longtime studio executive Amy Pascal producing, along with Madonna’s business partner Guy Oseary.
Calling the project “an absolute labor of love for me,” Pascal says, “I have known Madonna since we made A League of Their Own together, and I can’t imagine anything more thrilling than collaborating with her and Diablo on bringing her true-life story to the big screen.”
It’s too early for information regarding casting, a release date or even what the movie will be called.

Britney Spears and her dad Jamie have a new battle in her conservatorship — this one over bringing back the person that used to help manage her estate.
TMZ reports that Britney filed new documents with the court saying that Andrew Wallet, who served as co-conservator of Britney’s estate from 2008 to 2019 with Jamie, is “uniquely unsuited” to manage her estate now. In the filing Britney says she’s done performing for a while and needs to make “difficult budgetary choices going forward.” And bringing Wallet back on board, who was paid nearly a half-million dollars a year for the last five years he worked for her, is just too expensive.
Jamie says that Britney’s objections are full of factual misstatements and he’s asked the court to hold a hearing to go over all the facts.

The Daily Dish – Tuesday, September 15

Big changes are in store for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.This year, according to CBS News, “the parade won’t go down the normal 2.5 mile route from the Upper West Side. Instead, performances will be contained in a small area in Herald Square for TV cameras only – there will be no live spectators.”

Apparently Ellen DeGeneres is too toxic for the upcoming Friends reunion.
Earlier this year the comedian was rumored to be doing the big event on HBO Max, but now star Lisa Kudrow is backpedaling on the possibility.
On SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live, he asked Kudrow: “Is there a host for that? Is Ellen…hosting the reunion?” She said, “Um…I don’t know. I don’t know that that’s been decided.”
Recently Ellen has come under fire for allegedly creating a toxic work environment on the set of her talk show and for being a meanie. She’s set to address the allegations when her show returns on September 21st.

Ryan O’Neal and daughter Tatum have reunited.
In a photo posted by Sean McEnroe, Tatum’s 32-year-old son with tennis legend John McEnroe, the father and daughter are seen together for the first time in 17 years.
Sean captioned the photo, “This is one of the most memorable photos of my life. The last time we were all together was at the 30-year Paper Moon Anniversary in 2003. I could cry tears of gratitude that everyone in this photo is still alive and that we were all able to come together again after so many years of hardship. The entire West Coast is burning, but if the O’Neals can reconcile, truly anything is possible. #Reconciliation #Forgiveness #Wholeness #Love #FAMILY ”
He also shared a photo of the family from the Paper Moon reunion in 2003.
Ryan and Tatum, who starred together in Paper Moon, have always had a rocky relationship. In 2009, Ryan told Vanity Fair that he mistakenly hit on Tatum at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral when he didn’t recognize her.

Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Tuesday, September 15

TODAY IS:
  • National Tackle Kids Cancer Day
  • National Online Learning Day
  • National IT Professionals Day
  • National Linguine Day
  • National Double Cheeseburger Day
  • National Cheese Toast Day

Do you like cheeseburgers? Do you like making easy money? A gambling website has a unique and delicious opportunity for one very lucky burger lover. BonusFinder.com, which is based in Amsterdam, wants to find the best cheeseburger in America — and is offering someone $500 to help them find it. In addition to $500, the winning applicant will be provided additional funds for travel and for the burgers, of course. Applications are being accepted now and a winner will be chosen on October 9th.

Cover hogs can make for some sleepless nights and even problems in your relationship. Well, there’s a simple solution to those blanket battles – separate bedding. In Europe, especially Scandinavian countries, using separate bedding is very common. Basically it’s just separate comforters for each person – and a shared fitted sheet. “When I make the suggestion — maybe use separate covers so they don’t fight over the covers — they kind of look at you quizzically, like it’s such an obvious thing to suggest, but it didn’t occur to them,” sleep specialist Dr. Rafael Pelayo tells Good Housekeeping. “It’s not a routine recommendation, but if somebody is telling me that they’re having concerns about one person moving too much or they’re uncomfortable in their bed because they’re fighting over covers, I suggest, why can’t you get two blankets? It seems to make sense.”

The Salvation Army is getting an early start on its annual holiday fundraiser and volunteers with bells and red kettles will be out as early as today.
The launch of the charity drive traditionally begins closer to Thanksgiving, but because of economic struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Salvation Army decided place their iconic red kettles outside of stores today. But despite the much earlier start, the Salvation Army still expects a 50 percent drop in fundraising this year due to retail store closings, a coin shortage, and people carrying less cash.
The Salvation Army says it raised $126 million with its holiday drive last year. (PR  Newswire)