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We’re now more than half way through 2018, and it seems the majority of parent are sticking with tried and true names when it comes to naming their new babies. 

The site Mom365 just released their list of the most popular baby names for 2018…so far, collecting data from over 1,500 hospitals nationwide, and apparently many of the names on this year’s list, were also on last year’s list.

Overall, the most popular name is Emma, which is up from number two last year. Emma is also, of course, the most popular girl names, while Liam is the most popular name for boys. Interestingly, the Top Five girls names this year are exactly the same as the Top Five last year, while four out of the five top boys names are the same, with the only new addition being Logan, which lands at four.

Top Five Baby Names For 2018…So Far

  1. Emma
  2. Liam
  3. Noah
  4. Olivia
  5. Ava

Top Five Girl Names For 2018…So Far

  1. Emma
  2. Olivia
  3. Ava
  4. Isabella
  5. Sophia

Top Five Boy Names For 2018…So Far

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason 

Source: Mom365


As we previously told you, IHOP teased that they were changing their name to IHOB, causing an Internet frenzy with people trying to figure out what that “B” stood for. Some guessed bacon, while others said breakfast, but it turns out those guesses were wrong.

The restaurant chain, best known for their tasty pancakes, announced they will now be known as “International House of Burgers,” as they are now introducing the new Ultimate Steakburger, a line of seven new all-natural burgers that come on a buttered and grilled Brioche bun.

The new burgers include:

  • Big Brunch - With custom-cured, hickory-smoked bacon, a fried egg, a crispy browned potato, American cheese and a delicious new signature burger sauce that compliments the savory flavors.
  • Cowboy BBQ –includes two thick, crispy onion rings, custom-cured hickory-smoked bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mouthwatering tangy BBQ sauce.
  • Jalapeño Kick – Features a spicy blend of sautéed jalapeños, Serrano peppers and onion, custom-cured hickory-smoked bacon, Pepper-Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and jalapeño mayo.
  • Mushroom & Swiss –With a blend of sautéed mushrooms and onions, Swiss cheese and creamy mayo.
  • The Classic –Melting American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and the brand’s new signature Steakburger sauce.
  • The Classic with Bacon – Pretty self-explanatory.
  • Mega Monster –Two premium Steakburger patties, American and White Cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and the brand’s signature sauce.

As for the name change, the company has changed their “p” to a “b” on their Twitter handle and other digital and social feeds, although they didn't say how long they'd stay that way. Those interested in trying out the burgers can do so at a pretty cheap price. For a limited time the chain is offering a meal deal for $6.99, which comes with unlimited fries and a drink. Check out IHOB’s new burger commercial to the right.

  • ONE MORE THING! One chain not worried about IHOB getting into the burger biz is Wendy's. When someone asked about it on Twitter, the chain totaly trolled IHOB, tweeting, "Not really afraid of the burgers from a place that decided pancakes were too hard.” IHOB responded to the tweet but didn't want to start a fight. They shared, "We don’t want any beef with you, we just want to share our beef with the world," to which Wendy's replied, "welcome to the neighborhood."
  • Following Wendy's posts, several other chains joined in to troll IHOB. Whataburger tweeted, "As much as we love our pancakes, we'd never change our name to Whatapancake," while White Castle added, "We are excited to announce that we will be switching our name to Pancake Castle," and Burger King changed their name to Pancake King. Meanwhile, Bob Evans tweeted, "No matter how you flip it, we're still the same Bob's you've loved since 1953," and Denny's added, Grandpa, do you remember the Great Burger Wars?  lol no I was chillin drinkin milkshakes and trying to make sense of Westworld." Check out these and many others below.
  • Even the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team go it on the hazing, temporarily changing their name to "billies" to troll the restaurant

Source: IHOP


No one’s perfect or has everything “together” 100% of the time, but if your partner is bad with money, that’s something that could definitely affect your life as a couple. Being in a relationship is hard enough, but if your S.O. can’t handle their finances, you should know. Money issues are one of the biggest reasons people break up and here are some signs your partner may not be financially savvy and you might need to talk.

  • They never have money at the end of the month - We’ve all lived paycheck to paycheck before when we hit a rough patch, but if your partner spends a lot and is always out of money it’s a red flag they don’t care about managing money.
  • They always pay with a credit card - If they’re using a credit card responsibly, like they use it to earn points or cash back and pay it off monthly, that’s fine. But if they charge every little thing and pay a lot of high interest on it all, that’s being financially irresponsible.
  • They don’t have any kind of savings - It’s hard to save when you’re doing that paycheck to paycheck thing, but there’s a difference between someone who can’t save right now and someone who doesn’t want to. And if your partner doesn’t think it’s important to save at least some money, that could become an issue down the road.
  • They have a lot of debt and they’re not dealing with it - With college loans, car payments, and credit cards, lots of people have debt, but if your S.O. is continuing to rack up credit card bills by spending on luxuries and not paying anything down, that’s a warning sign.
  • They don’t know how much they make - It’s hard for some of us to imagine, but there are people out there who don’t even know how much money they earn, so they’re clueless about their cash flow and more likely to overspend.
  • They rely too much on their parents - It’s great if your parents can help you out when times are tough financially, but if you notice your partner’s family always coming to their rescue and they don’t seem to want to learn to stand on their own two feet, that’s a red flag.
  • They constantly ask you to pay - When you’re with someone, you take turns paying for things, but when your sweetie always expects you to get the bill, it could be a sign of bigger issues down the road. If they’re in a tight spot, that’s one thing, but if it’s a huge problem from day one, consider yourself warned.

Source: Bustle


Shopping at Sephora isn’t like going to other stores. They call each store a stage and the employees are called cast members, who wear costumes - not uniforms. And no one knows the ins and outs of your beloved beauty product shop than the people who work there, so here are some insider secrets revealed to “Byrdie” magazine by five former employees.

  • You can get a free mini facial in any store - Skincare consultants are required to learn how to give “skincare expresses” - which are quick facials done right there on the floor in the skincare department - done with cleanser, toner, treatment, and moisturizer. So pick products you want to try and ask for a skincare express.
  • Same thing goes for hairstyling - You can also score a free hairstyling sesh because cast members are trained on various dry-styling hair trends every few months.
  • Employees won't judge you for doing your nails without buying anything - Turns out, lots of people do their nails in the nail studio to test out new colors and no one cares if you don’t buy anything.
  • But they will judge you for double-dipping in tester products - So please don’t try on a lip gloss or mascara without using a tester wand and then, whatever you do, don’t double-dip in anything. Sample things that come in a pump container or ask if there are any pre-packaged samples instead of trying a product in a jar or pot.
  • The limit on free samples varies by store - Rules about samples are different in every store, so ask, but be cool if they tell you the limit is three. Some stores are more lenient, others limit customers who come in every single day to three freebies a week.
  • Sephora Collection makes dupes for tons of pricy cult products - And employees say their in-store line is just as good as the products twice the price.
  • Most stores keep a trustworthy list of cruelty-free brands - Know what you’re buying is really cruelty-free by asking a cast member at the Beauty Studio, the spot where they do the mini makeovers.
  • There are usually free gifts on Saturdays - That’s the day the stores host brand events and there’s often a free gift with purchase.
  • You can get a full-face makeover for free… if you're clever - Sephora cast members are trained to give 15-minute “single-feature” makeovers - like just your eyes or just your lips - for free, but if you’re nice to your consultant, she might do your whole face.
  • You can return almost anything - The store has a very lenient return policy, they’ll take back pretty much anything that’s not more than half used.

Source: Byrdie

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