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Why We’re Obsessed With True Crime

September 04, 2018

No matter where you turn these days, there’s a true crime story to ingest. We can’t help ourselves, either. We have to watch or listen to it. In the last 10 years, the genre has exploded so much there are three cable channels devoted to telling the victims’ stories.

The “Serial” podcast, “Making A Murderer,” and “O.J.: Made In America” took our obsession to a whole new level. Why can’t we turn away? Two reasons: curiosity and a need to crush injustices. At least according to true crime author Benjamin Stevenson.

He says we can’t help but be curious. We ask how someone can take another life and watch to try and find the answer. There usually is no answer, though. This is real time, real world stuff. The detective in us wants to dig deeper.

Then there is that burning sense of injustice most of us have. We hate seeing someone wronged and we love it when karma pays the bad guys back. When they are about wrongly accused killers, the anger we feel is right there. It’s good to see justice and rebel against a sometimes broken system. So go ahead and indulge! You are perfectly normal…at least as any of us can be.

Source: MamaMia

If You Love The "Peanuts" Gang This Is The Hotel For You

If you are a “Peanuts” fanatic, then it’s time to plan a trip to Kobe, Japan. That’s where there’s a new hotel completely themed for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang. You’ll get your pick of one of 18 themed rooms, each showcasing a different comic from the legendary strip.

Three floors are themed "Imagine," "Happy," and "Love." The halls and rooms feature illustrations and famous quotes from the franchise including “Happiness is a warm puppy.” They nailed the details right down to the bottles of shampoo with Snoopy’s face on them, but you won't be sleeping on top of a dog house!

After relaxing in a room filled with memorabilia, you can hit the Peanuts Cafe and Peanuts Diner that includes Lucy's Cheesecake With Poppin Candy on the menu.

The hotel opened August 10, which is Snoopy’s birthday.

Source: Pop Sugar

Wait Until The Last Week Of September To Buy Your iPhone

There’s a lot more to think about when buying an iPhone than you realize. As prices get higher and higher, the idea of a discount should make you salivate. That’s why Apple has a predictable habit.

We all know that the tech giant loves to introduce new models in September, but they also love to discount older models. Specifically, the last week of that month. If you hold on, the price will be $100 cheaper. That's a lot considering what phones go for.

Here’s another, lesser known trick that Apple likes; doubling the memory on older models during the discount period. So instead of getting say an iPhone 7 for $549 with only 16-gigs of memory, you’ll get 32-gigs for $449. Since iPhone memory can’t be expanded, that’s a big deal.

You can find deals everywhere, but pay close attention to what you get for your money.

Source: USA Today

Amazon Releases Their 2018 Top Holiday Toy List

‘Tis the season to start thinking about holiday toys. Let’s face it, it’s brutal getting the hottest stuff for your kid. If you want to know what’s in and get ahead of the game, Amazon is here to help.

The online retail giant has shared its list of 100 Hottest Toys for the holiday. Predictably, there are a lot of things we’ve never heard of, but our children have, on there. You’ll be happy to know that STEM is in, avoiding unicorn poop is cool, and LEGOs are timeless.

The list is unranked, but here are some of the highlights. See the full list here.

  • KD Kids Rescue Runts. With a sell out their first week in stores, grab this one quick!
  • LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit. $100 retail.
  • furReal Munchin’ Rex. Sold out already, but should be available.
  • O.L Surprise! Bigger Surprise.
  • Crayola Color Chemistry Set For Kids.
  • Kids First Science Laboratory Kit.
  • Osmo Genius Kit.
  • Hauck Lightning pedal Go-Kart.
  • Don’t Step In it by Hasbro. It’s a unicorn special edition.

Source: Fortune

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