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According to a new CareerBuilder poll, 22% of workers say they’ll buy holiday gifts for their co-workers, and another 22% will buy a gift for their boss.  59% of workers will spend between $11 and $50, while 34% will spend $10 or less and 6% will spend $51 or more.  The survey had people reveal some of the oddest gifts they’ve ever gotten from a co-worker.  Among the most unusual holiday gifts received: 

  • A coaster with their face on it
  • A nightgown
  • Chicken earrings
  • Coupons from a grocery store
  • Roasted grasshoppers
  • Saran Wrap
  • Jar of glitter
  • Party dip recipe
  • An ornament shaped like an engagement ring
  • Wooden cat statues
  • Used candles

As for the gift most workers want - money - it seems a lot of folks may be getting what they wish for. The poll finds that 61% of employers plan to hand out holiday bonuses this year, which is up from 54% last year.

Source: Yahoo Finance

The AAA reports that over 107 million folks will be traveling for the year-end holidays, which is the most on record.  97.4 million people are expected to drive to their holiday destination, while 6.4 million Americans are expected to take to the sky.  This year’s top holiday destination is Orlando, Florida, followed by Anaheim, California.

Source: AAA

There’s no doubt parents have a right to be concerned about their kids' online activities. But it turns out they may be more clueless about how their kids are using the web than they realize. A new survey by Common Sense and Survey Monkey finds that while 52% of parents with teens say they are “extremely” or “very aware” of their kids’ online activities, only 30% of teens say that’s actually true.

Many parents are so worried about what their kids are doing online that they're actually spying on them. In fact, 26% say they use some sort of tracking or monitoring device in order to see what their kids are doing. That's could possibly be a surprise to teens since only 15% of them think their parents are spying on them. And it seems a lot of kids may not deserve their parents’ distrust. While 34% of parents believe their teens are hiding online accounts, only 27% of teens are actually doing so.

As for what worries parents most, 29% are worried about Snapchat, while 16% are concerned about Facebook and 6% worry about Instagram. Surprisingly, 20% of parents aren’t actually worried about any apps or websites at all. 

Source: Common Sense

In case you hadn’t heard, today is National Ugly Sweater Day. So there are some deals out there for you if you wear yours into some businesses. But your friends at Krispy Kreme are giving you something for free and they’re not even making you bust out that dreadful holiday knit.

Today Krispy Kreme is having a buy-one-get-one-free deal on a dozen doughnuts. You buy any dozen you want and they’ll give you a dozen original Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts for free. You could be the hero of the office for bringing them in, or you could hoard them and devour them all yourself. We’re not here to judge, just to pass along a good deal when we hear about one.

The location in Bentonville is participating, so swing by today!

Source: Thrillist

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