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5/30/19

Lighthearted, entertaining, witty, snarky, educational and fun for professional women.

Politics

What’s making people say ‘huh?’…

Who just departed…

Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music, died Thursday.  A post on Redbone’s website confirming his death contained enough deadpan humor and obvious fiction that it was almost certainly prepared in advance by the singer himself. We will surely miss you Leon.

What people are talking about…

Okay, this sucks…

Snowmobiles are fun, until they plunge through ice. died after their snowmobiles plunged through thin ice on the Noatak River in far northwestern Alaska. But there’s more cases of abnormally thin ice in a place where ice is infrastructure.  Global warming. It’s a thing. I mean, we just lost a bunch of puffins.  Who’s up next?

In case you haven’t noticed…

The ‘humanization’ of pets has created a booming industry, and financial firms are sitting up and taking note.  The pet owners increasingly view their pets as irreplaceable members of their families and lives, a trend that is being driven by millennials.  Pets make people happy. This is why even WalMart is getting into the game.

Chew on this…
Americans are spending a pile of dough eating out: U.S. restaurant industry sales are expected to hit a record high this year of $863 billion, which is up 3.6% from last year, according to 2019 data from the National Restaurant Association. And nearly two-thirds of Americans has gone out to a restaurant within the past week, according to Gallup data.  Let’s just say that as a business, the next restaurant you go to may not necessarily be optimizing for cleanliness. So how do you know?  Good question. Here are 4 things to look for next time you head out to eat.

What you might not know…

You are what you drink.  White wine imbibers tend to be more frugal and extroverted than red-wine drinkers, a new survey suggests.  One theory why the latter group spend more: Nearly half of red-wine drinkers (45%) considered themselves “wine aficionados” compared to 31% of white-wine drinkers. And red-wine drinkers also showed they knew slightly more about wine in a series of follow-up questions compared to white-wine lovers.  Whether or not you’re a wine expert, one thing is true: everyone becomes more extroverted when they drink.

What do you do if your favorite fruit or produce isn’t in season? Don’t fret. Research has revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables can have just as many vitamins — and sometimes more — as compared to fresh. Here’s 6 tips on freezing.

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