With Easter only a few weeks away it’s hard to walk into a supermarket or drug store and not see shelves and shelves of your favorite Easter candy. But not all Easter treats are created equal, and some are certainly way more delicious than others.
Well, CandyStore.com has just come out with the results of their survey on the best and worst Easter candy, and we bet it will cause quite a bit of debate.
Topping the list of the best Easter candy is Cadbury Mini Eggs, with one respondent noting it’s “my favorite part of Easter,” and another adding, “we fight over Cadbury Mini Eggs." Coming in at two is a hollow chocolate Easter bunny, followed by Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
Top Ten Best Easter Candies
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Chocolate Easter Bunny (hollow)
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
- Lindt Chocolate Carrots
- Robins Eggs from Whoppers
- Kinder Joy Eggs Candy
- Jelly Beans (gourmet/naturally flavored)
- Foil-wrapped Chocolate Eggs
- Skittles-filled Easter Eggs
- Sour Patch Easter Bunnies
Now, when it comes to the Worst Easter Candy, that’s where we think some folks may take issue. Topping the list as the absolute worst is the Cadbury Crème Eggs, which used to be the thing people waited for at Easter time. “It’s the goo inside. That [stuff] ain’t right,” one person noted, while another added, “Oh no no no. What even is that stuff inside? It’s like a runny egg, but who wants to eat a raw runny egg from the shell?!” Also controversial? The Easter staple Peeps lands at three.
Ten Worst Easter Candies
- Cadbury Crème Eggs
- Bunny Corn
- Chicks & Rabbits
- Solid Chocolate Bunnies
- Jelly Beans (generic)
- Chocolate Crosses
- Carrot Cake Hershey’s Kisses
- Jordan Almonds
- Fluffy Stuff Cotton Tails
While most parents love all their children, let’s face it, when there’s more than one kid there’s a good chance you’ll like one more than other. Well, that’s exactly the case with one mom, who took to social media to find out if she’s an awful parent for favoring one child over another.
An unidentified woman took to the mommy forum Mumsnet to share that she prefers her younger son over her older one. "I am ashamed to say this... but I really do have a favorite child," she shared. "I have two sons and the oldest (three) is a real struggle for me and has been from day one.” She adds that while the older boy and her husband seem to have a special bond, she has more of a connection with their younger tot. "I really enjoy my second son (18 months),” she says. “I feel like I understand him perfectly and I am 100 per cent the most qualified to care for him in any situation.”
The mom says she does her best to “disguise her feelings” towards her older son and goes out of her way to do things for him, but notes, “I feel like I am really trying to force a bond I just can't make.” She then asked, “Has anyone else ever felt like this?"
- Responses to her question were mixed, with many sharing they feel the same way about their kids. "I love my two oldest teens to bits. They are kind, caring, funny and good company,” one person wrote. "My youngest, however, is nothing like any of us and I don't really like him very much.” While another added, “It's human nature. I don't love them any differently I just prefer parenting one of my girls over the other.”
- Some parents couldn’t believe anyone would make such an admission. “Oh god this thread is scary. Those poor babies," one person noted. "'Oh but I don't show it' - yes you do."
- Others felt the woman needed to seek help before things get worse. "I will say that no matter how hard you try to hide it your children will know as they get older,” a person shared. "I certainly did with my parents and it left me with a massive resentment towards them. Seeking help now would benefit both your children."
Are you someone who feels like you can’t understand what people are saying these days? Well, Dictionary.com is here to help.
The Oakland-based website just added 300 new words and definitions to their dictionary, reflecting a variety of areas including, “how technology is influencing modern life—and modern communication,” as well as “more inclusive and empowered identity and cultural terms that have gained traction in recent years.”
New words added include (click herefor more):
- Colorism- "Differential treatment based on skin color, especially favoritism toward those with a lighter skin tone and mistreatment or exclusion of those with a darker skin tone, typically among those of the same racial group or ethnicity."
- JOMO- “Joy of missing out: a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be doing."
- Brain Fart- "A brief mental lapse, especially an instance of forgetfulness or confusion."
- Male Gaze– “The assumption in visual and creative arts that the default or desired audience consists of heterosexual males, and inclusion of women in narrative or art should seek to please this audience with the objectification or sexualization of these depicted women.”
- Textlationship - "A relationship or association between people who text each other frequently, but rarely if ever interact with each other in person."
- Bromosexual– "Informal. Noting or relating to a close but nonsexual friendship between two men, typically a heterosexual man and a gay man (usually used facetiously)."
- Thirst Trap- "Slang. (On the Internet) A social media post, especially a selfie or other photo, intended to elicit sexual attention, appreciation of one’s attractiveness, or other positive feedback (often used attributively)."
- Whitelash- “S hostile or violent reaction by white people to the advances or influx of other racial or ethnic groups.”
- White Fragility- "The tendency among members of the dominant white cultural group to have a defensive, wounded, angry, or dismissive response to evidence of racism."
- Welp-Interjection. "An informal variant of well used to indicate disappointment, resignation, or acceptance at the beginning of an utterance."
New research shows that when we eat our meals may be just as important as what we’re eating. A recent study finds that just when the day starts to wind down at about 5 p.m., our bodies are actually doing the opposite and revving up for peak calorie burning.
“We discovered that you naturally burn about 10% more calories in the late afternoon than you do later at night,” explains Kirsi-Marja Zitting, associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, instructor at Harvard Medical School, and lead author of this study. And 10% might not sound like much, but that’s about 130 calories your body is torching without you having to do anything extra.
So why do our bodies burn more calories in the late afternoon? Researchers aren’t sure, but suspect that metabolism ebbs and flows with our circadian rhythm. So when we’re asleep at night and aren’t using much energy, our metabolism slows. During the day, when we’re active and busy, it goes back up until that peak at around 5 p.m.
Syncing our diets to our internal clocks comes with major health benefits and here’s how to do it:
- Stick to a schedule -Zitting says the most important thing to do is maintain a regular schedule. That means waking up and going to bed around the same time every day as well as eating your meals at about the same time.
- Don't eat at extreme hours- Sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t always maintain that routine, but you still have to be smart about timing. If you don’t get home from work until 10 p.m., polishing off a huge dinner that late isn’t going to do you any favors. And on the flip side, on days when you have to be up at the crack of dawn, skip a big breakfast first thing. “Your body burns the fewest calories at 4 a.m.,” says Zitting. If you eat before six, your system will store more of what you eat.
- Time carbs and fats wisely -This research found that we’re more prone to burn carbs in the morning and fats at night, so it may be better to eat carbs earlier in the day and foods higher in fat at night.