We’ve come a long way in terms of representation of minorities in film and television. But if recent headlines are anything to go by, there’s still a lot of progress that needs to be made. Continue reading
Nothing on the Internet stays dead forever and — rather unfortunately — that includes memes that spur teenagers to do dangerous things, like eating laundry detergent pods.
Whether it was an intentional marketing scheme or not, a 195-year-old Scotch whisky distillery has released new whisky concoctions look suspiciously like the Tide pods that sent the Internet (and parents everywhere) into a frenzy almost two years ago. These “drinks” are limited-edition whisky capsules that come in three different flavors and, most notably, lack a traditional drinking vessel.
*Are you wondering what is a patient care technician? If yes, you should check out this career guide with everything you should know.
Have you ever considered becoming a patient care technician (PCT)? This is a very popular job these days! “What is a patient care technician,” you’re wondering. We’re going to tell you all about it in this article.
Over the last five years or so, the podcast market has exploded. Now, more than ever, people are tuning into their favorite podcasts on their daily commutes. After all, the average limo driver will typically make more than 105 trips a week; what else are you supposed to do on a drive with a stranger? Whether you’re listening on your drive into work or working out on the treadmill, there are podcasts for just about every subject.
*There’s a great thrill you get when applying for credit cards. It’s a buzz knowing you’ll soon have a little extra financial flexibility.
You get wild reactions to credit cards if you bring it up in a conversation.
We underestimate the needs for labeling things correctly. Some 9 out of 10 consumers believe there will always be a need for printed materials. This is especially true in the age of online ordering and physical shipping to physical addresses.
Speaking of addresses, a 58-year-old woman in Austria was expecting a shipment of dresses to her home. Her husband and she received the shipment, but only half-correct. The first box had her dresses, but the second box did not. They were packages of pink-purple pebbles that she thought were decorative stones, like the kind you put in planters or fish tanks.
Decorative stones they were not. Rather, the couple had received mistakenly received a shipment of 24,800 ecstasy pills. The husband, 59, was the one that gave the “decorative stones” a second look and determined they were probably drugs. The police were promptly contacted and the package was handed over.
“The originally planned cozy breakfast was quickly over and to the horror of the couple, it turned out that, though one of the packages did contain the two dresses, the second however had 24,800 Ecstasy tablets worth about 500,000 Euros. The (post) office was equally astonished, which is why the police, and subsequently the narcotics department of the City Police Command Linz, was informed,” Upper Austria police said in a statement.
In the United States, there were 662,390 police officers patrolling in 2017, searching for similar things. The Netherlands — much smaller than the United States — is known as one of the world’s biggest producers of drugs. They’ve reported that the quantity of drugs being sent via mail has tripled from 2016 to 2018. The package itself was meant to be shipped to Scotland and the investigation now involves The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), bringing police forces across the European Union into the mix.
In the same statement, Upper Austria police reported that the NCA was able to investigate and detain the person the package was meant for. A little more difficult, but of great interest to Dutch authorities, is the origin of such a substantial shipment of illegal drugs.
At least the woman got her dresses.
Most people hate dental plaque. This foul-smelling film inevitably turns into hardened tartar (or calculus) in as little as 24 to 72 hours. When it isn’t removed, it can lead to tooth decay and other health issues. Truly, this is a health hindrance most of us can live without.
Who would have thought that terrible tartar can be a good thing? Continue reading