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Teachers are opening up about their biggest secrets, after someone on Reddit posted the question, “Teachers of Reddit, what is a secret you don't want your students to know?” 

Secret teacher confessions include:

  • “I occasionally pray for some students not to show up to give myself half of a chance that day. Legitimate prayers.”
  • “For helper tasks (taking lunch count, attendance to office, etc.), we choose badly behaved kids, not well behaved ones. Gives us a break from them, and gives them less time destroying things in the classroom.”
  • “Most of the decisions I make aren't truly my own, and are simply made by the board of ed. Most of the time I hate the way I have to teach and want them to know we are on the same page that this sucks.”
  • “Before I started dating their French teacher I was hooking up with their Math teacher... A year before that I was with their Grade 6 teacher...”
  • “On most homework assignments, we spend maybe 30 seconds grading each one. We have trained ourselves to look for certain keywords in each assignment and also length. Frankly, it is mind-numbing and very repetitive work, very boring and most people aren't that different.”
  • “I have wished for kids to fall into comas, get mono, some non-lethal whatever illness, to keep them from my classes because either they were, A- so distracting it dragged the whole class down or B-just little jerks.”
  • “We fart and blame it on you.”

Source: Reddit

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 55% of workers say they only have a job, not a career.  28% of people say they tolerate or hate their job, with needing to pay the bills the biggest reason folks stay at a job they don’t like (74%).  26% of hiring managers say they are less likely to interview a candidate who goes to unusual lengths to stand out, and they share some of the oddest ways candidates have attempted to do so:

  • Candidate gave the hiring manager a baseball that read: "This is my best pitch of why you should hire me."
  • Candidate sent the hiring manager daisies with a note that said "Pick me, pick me."
  • Candidate brought their mother to the interview as an in-person character reference.
  • Candidate developed a whole website dedicated to the hiring manager, asking to be hired.
  • Candidate hugged the hiring manager when introduced instead of shaking hands.
  • Candidate got up from interview and started waiting on customers because the business got busy.
  • Hiring manager had a candidate volunteer to work at the business for a month before submitting an application to show that she was able to do the job.
  • Candidate presented a thick scrapbook of certificates, awards and letters.
  • Candidate sent a Christmas card every year for three years.
  • Candidate sent a cake with their resume printed on it.

Source: The Street

If you’re looking to spice things up in your relationship, start with a little romance. This may sound obvious to you, but now it’s backed by science. According to a recent study from Indiana University’s School of Public Health - Bloomington and the Center for Sexual Health, romantic and affectionate behavior is what brings the fireworks.

For the study, researchers asked over 2,000 men and women about sexual behaviors they’ve engaged in and just how appealing they find them. And the results show that when it comes to boosting relationship happiness and sexual satisfaction, intimate gestures like cuddling have a big impact, even with guys.

"Contrary to some stereotypes, the most appealing behaviors, even for men, are romantic and affectionate behaviors," says lead author Debby Herbenick. "These included kissing more often, cuddling, saying sweet/ romantic things, making the room feel romantic in preparation for intimacy, and so on."

So don’t overthink it and forget all the stereotypes you’ve heard about men. Science says old school romance is the key for both women and men.

Source: Whimn

Rumor has it Starbucks will be rolling out the seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte tomorrow.  A new website actually tracks the favorite drink and let’s folks know when it has become available.  The site – IsItPumpkinSpiceSeason.com – isn’t super fancy, and really just features the line “Is it Pumpkin Spice Season,” with the current reply, “Not Yet.”

Source: New York Post

Apparently, you can even get PSL-scented lip balm and wine.  But there’s a new pumpkin product this year that really shows we’ve reached peak pumpkin spice levels: deodorant. Brought to you by Native, this deodorant is free of parabens, phthalates [[THAY-lates]], and aluminum, like all of their products. And their website lists a total of 14 ingredients, which are all easy to pronounce, including shea butter, jojoba oil, baking soda and coconut oil.  So this natural deodorant has fewer ingredients than most deodorants and antiperspirants, but without that aluminum, it doesn’t do much to stop you from sweating. It’s the price we pay for using a natural product. And if you don’t want your pits smelling like warm cinnamon all day, Native makes lots of other scents, including lavender and rose, coconut and vanilla, and rosé. So you can stay away from the chemicals and not smell like a coffee drink, unless you want to.

Source: Glamour

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