Well this sounds disgusting . . . but I still kind of want to try it. Apparently the trendy new drink of the summer is a mix of COFFEE and LEMONADE.
A coffee shop called Stand Coffee in Brooklyn created it. If you want to make it at home, it includes cold brew coffee, lemonade, vanilla syrup, and a splash of almond milk . . . sort of like a demented Arnold Palmer.
Millions of people are going to visit some of the famous landmarks around the country this summer. And hundreds of thousands of them are going to say, “Wait . . . that’s it?”
The website Thrillist just put together a list of the 10 most overrated tourist spots in the United States. And even though the list is based totally on their opinions and not any numbers or data, it feels like they nailed it. Check ’em out . . .
- Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
- The Empire State Building in New York.
- The Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
- Lombard Street in San Francisco, which is the world’s most crooked street.
- The Statue of Liberty.
- The Mall of America in Minneapolis.
- The Space Needle in Seattle.
- Beale Street in Memphis.
- The Alamo in San Antonio.
- The Magnificent Mile in Chicago.
We’re basically required by law to be within shouting distance of our kids at all times now. So it’s amazing they get hurt at all. But here’s some stuff to keep in mind while they’re not in school.
It’s the ten things they are most likely to hurt themselves with over the summer . . .
1. B.B. guns. The number of injuries jumped 500% between 2010 and 2012. Apparently those are the most recent stats on it. And it’s partly because they’re more powerful than they used to be.
2. Toys that fly, including drones. You especially have to worry about head injuries.
3. Hoverboards. A doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital helped make the list. And he says on Christmas Day last year, he saw four hoverboard injuries in four hours, including two kids with broken arms, one with a broken leg, and one with a concussion.
4. Baby pools. Small kids can drown in as little as two inches of water, so you really have to pay attention.
5. Flotation devices and water wings. It’s because they give you a false sense of security. So you have to watch kids while they’re swimming, no matter what.
6. Pool covers, because kids can get trapped in them. And not just little kids. Sometimes teenagers jump in pools at night without realizing there’s a cover. So it might be a good idea to keep a light on if you have a pool.
7. Trampolines. A ton of kids hurt themselves on them every summer. And between 2003 and 2013, there were also over 100,000 injuries related to bounce houses.
8. Non-motorized scooters. It might be partly because we’re less likely to make kids wear a helmet when they ride one than when they ride bikes.
9. Cords on clothing, and straps on helmets. Mostly for little kids, because they can get wrapped around their neck. Yes . . . apparently HELMETS are dangerous now too.
10. Toys with small parts. Because they can be a choking hazard.
And this should go without saying, buy you also have to be careful about the SUN. A recent survey found only 25% of kids regularly wear sunblock. And 50% said they’d had at least one sunburn in the past year, which puts them at higher risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
You’d THINK in this day and age, people wouldn’t be embarrassed to be a little chubby . . . since EVERYONE’S a little chubby. But our unnecessary body image issues just won’t go away.
A new survey asked people if they’d rather go to the dentist or wear a bathing suit this summer. And 33% picked the DENTIST.
The survey also found 46% of people don’t feel confident about their body . . . but 76% realize they’re more critical of how they look than anyone else.
If you’re wondering why so many people insecure about how they look, maybe this is it: Another survey found 57% of Americans have tried to eat healthy and exercise this year but something knocked them off track.
The top four things that derailed them are: Plans changing last minute . . . demands at work . . . unexpected guests . . . and delays when they’re traveling.
(Planet Fitness / PR Newswire)
According to the website FatWallet.com, here are the top six things that are on sale right now for Father’s Day . . .
- Tools. Especially power tools, cordless tool kits, things to store tools in, and tool kits for your car. Some stores cut their prices on that stuff by 50% for Father’s Day.
- Home improvement stuff. Stores like Home Depot and Sears usually have their best prices of the year on stuff like paint, light fixtures, and other building materials.
- Men’s clothing, especially summer clothes. So things like shorts, bathing suits, and sandals.
- Gadgets. They always go on sale this month, because they’re like the go-to Father’s Day present. And the best deals this year are on headphones and speakers for some reason.
- Big-screen TVs. The prices aren’t as good as they’ll be on Black Friday, but there’s more to choose from.
- Summer stuff, like camping and fishing gear. A lot of stores also have discounts on things for the pool, and outdoor games like horseshoes.