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While a lot of people looking for work may have a hard time finding jobs in their field, there are some occupations that are more in-demand than others, and folks with qualification for those gigs may not find it so hard to find their next job.

Well, Monster has come out with their list of the most in-demand jobs, ones that are not only posted most frequently, they represent 20% of all jobs posted on the site. Topping the list is registered nurse, which is only going to be more in demand in the coming years. In fact, the site projects there will be a 15% increase in postings for registered nurse through 2026.

Top Ten Most In-Demand Jobs

  1. Registered nurses
  2. Software developers
  3. Supervisors of retail sales workers
  4. Customer service representatives
  5. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
  6. Computer user support specialists
  7. Sales representatives
  8. Maintenance and repair workers
  9. Retail salespersons
  10. Network and computer systems administrators

Source: Yahoo


We’ve heard time and time again how folks, especially Millennials, rarely carry cash these days. In fact, so many people forgo cash that some stores are actually going cashless. But it turns out, cash isn’t the only method of payment folks have started to turn their backs on. 

According to a new report, more and more people are opting against using their debit cards to pay for things. A survey by ValuePenguin finds that only 58% of people say they pay with their debit cards now, which is down from 74% just five years ago.

Geographically, New Jersey, Connecticut and Hawaii have seen the biggest decrease in debit card usage, while folks South Carolina and North Dakota are pretty much still using them, with only 4% of households no longer using their debit cards.

  • So, how are people paying for things these days? Well, it turns out people are embracing alternative payment methods, like credit cards and online/mobile banking. Credit Cards are particularly preferred because folks can earn cash rewards and other perks. Plus they offer extra protection since a charge can be cancelled for fraud and theft without someone actually losing money in your account. And with fraud on your debit card, you can sometimes still be liable for some money, depending on how long it takes you to report it.

Source: USA Today


July is National Ice Cream month and could there be anything better to celebrate than the cold creamy goodness that is ice cream. Well, in honor of the occasion, Ben & Jerry’s has just come out with their list of the Top Ten Flavors for 2018, which may have you running to your freezer aisle.

Topping the list this year is Half Baked, which features big chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough in a batch of creamy vanilla. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Half Baked is number one, considering it has topped the list for the past five years.

Top Ten Ben & Jerry’s Flavors for 2018

  1. Half Baked
  2. Cherry Garcia
  3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  4. Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  5. The Tonight Dough
  6. Phish Food
  7. Americone Dream
  8. Strawberry Cheesecake
  9. New York Super Fudge Chunk
  10. Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch

The Vermont ice cream giant also revealed the Top Five selling Pint Slices flavors, a product they introduced last year. These are slices of your favorite ice cream flavors covered in delicious chocolate.

Top Five Pint Slices Flavors

  • Americone Dream
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  • The Tonight Dough (NEW for 2018)
  • Cherry Garcia (NEW for 2018)
  • Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Source: Yahoo Finance


We know it’s essential to slather on sunscreen anytime we’re out in the sun, but before you put it on, you need to check the expiration date. Yep, in case you didn’t know, sunscreen, like all cosmetics, expires and there’s actually a little symbol that tells you how long the ingredients are safe.

Depending on the brand you use, there are a couple ways to find a sunscreen’s expiration date. Some brands have a little open jar icon on the back of the bottle, that usually has a number like “12M” or “18M” that stands for 12 or 18 months, so that’s how long it’s effective after you open it.

If your sunscreen doesn’t have the jar icon or any expiration date markings, that means your sunscreen is probably formulated to last three years after you open it, according to the Mayo Clinic. And since you probably won’t remember when you bought it, write the date down so you know when to toss it.

Banana Boat brand sunscreens use a different method than the jar icon to label expiration dates. Their packaging comes with a code, like “15090CF” which marks when it was created. The first two numbers in the code signify the year, 15 stands for 2015, and the other three numbers mark the day of the year it was made, so “090” is the 90th day, which is March 31st. Banana Boat sunscreens are designed to last three years, so use the code to see how long you’ve owned it.

And when it comes to sunscreen, when in doubt, throw it out. Expired sunscreens don’t protect you from harmful UV rays, so don’t take a chance with your skin.

Source: Hello Giggles


Taking a “brisk” walk everyday is a great for your health, but what does that really mean anyway? The term may be subjective, but new research reveals just how fast we should be walking to lose weight. An analysis of 38 studies of men and women finds that 100 steps a minute is the goal.

And it’s an easy number for us to measure on our own, without any special equipment or expertise. All you need to do is count how many steps you take in 10 seconds and multiply that by six.

The idea is to increase your heart rate to 70% of its max, that’s the ideal intensity and cadence for weight loss. And we should be doing 30 to 45 minutes of “brisk walking,” which is about 3,000 steps at the 100 steps a minute pace. If you want to go for a little more, aim for a “vigorous walking pace” of 130 steps a minute, which is just a little slower than jogging that generally starts at 140 steps a minute.

And the best part? Researchers say the “brisk” pace probably won’t feel strenuous to most of us.

Source: Women's Health


Finding your way in the world of social media after a break up is tricky. You could be ruthless and unfriend your ex so you don’t have to see their happy photos pop up on your screen, but it’s a bold move. And you could unfollow them, but that doesn’t guarantee they’ll disappear because if they’re tagged in your friend’s pics they’ll still show up in your feed.

But Facebook feels our pain and has come up with what’s basically the social media equivalent of crossing the street to avoid seeing a former flame. It’s called Keyword Snooze and it lets you take a break from seeing posts about a certain topic in your News Feed.

The new feature allows you to snooze specific keywords and removes all posts from people, Pages and Groups that contain that word or phrase. And beyond helping you avoid the activity of your ex, it could also help you steer clear of spoilers of a TV show, sports event, or even politics, which would be wonderful sometimes. When you “snooze” a keyword, you won’t see it in posts for 30 days, and you can always do it again if you’re not ready to see you ex in your News Feed again after 30 days.

Source: Whimn

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