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Do you sometimes wonder whether your boss has any clue about what you do at the office each day? Well, it turns out you're not alone. 

A new survey finds that about one in three employees are convinced their managers have no idea about what they do at the office, with 41% confident their boss wouldn’t be able to complete a day’s work in their shoes. What’s more, one third of workers believe their boss is grossly overpaid for their job.

While nobody expects a boss and employee to be best friends, it sounds like bosses could be doing more to at least develop a decent relationship with their workers. A fifth of employees say they wouldn’t describe their boss as understanding or empathetic, with a quarter saying the boss isn’t concerned for their well-being or happiness on the job. What’s more, 17% believe their boss is clueless about their feelings, with a fifth saying they’ve heard their manager say negative things about colleagues.

  • But not everyone looks poorly on their supervisor. In fact, 30% of employees say they get along with their boss, although only in a professional environment, while a third say they get along both personally and professionally with them.

Source: SWNS Digital

For a lot of people, the ideal evening involves hours and hours of television, but does that necessarily make them addicted to the boob tube? Well, maybe not, but a new study reveals several signs that could qualify someone as a TV addict, so if you relate to all of them, you may want think about stepping away from the remote. 

The UK survey, which could easily translate here, finds that 40% of people consider themselves a TV addict. In fact, people love TV so much that a quarter of folks have upgraded their TV so they can see their favorite show in the ideal setting, while 25% say it “annoys” them to watch something on standard definition TV.

So, how do you know if you’re a TV addict? Well, the survey finds that the biggest clue is that you own a top of the range TV, while other signs include talking about your favorite show all the time and losing sleep over an upcoming episode. 

Top Traits Of A TV Addict

  1. You have a top of the range TV
  2. Your channel package is the envy of your friends
  3. Your TV forms the focal point of your living room.
  4. You talk about your favorite shows all the time
  5. You get involved in TV discussions online
  6. You join groups on social media who talk about your favorite shows
  7. You have a preferred spot on the sofa to watch from
  8. You have total control over the remote control
  9. You plan out what you are going to watch for the rest of the week
  10. You lose sleep thinking about what is going to happen in the next episode

Source: SWNS Digital

When parking your car on the street there’s always a little worry that someone may try to steal it, and if you own certain vehicles you have a particularly good reason to be concerned. The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released their annual "Hot Wheels" reports, identifying the ten most stolen vehicles in the country, and it turns out, if you have a newer model car you can rest a little easier.

Overall, the Honda Civic tops the list of the most stolen vehicle, but it isn't a newer models that thieves are nabbing. It seems older, pre-“smart key” cars are more likely to get stolen simply because it’s easier and they lack anti-theft technology. According to the “Hot Wheels” reports, it's the 1998 Honda Civic that's last year's most stolen vehicle, with 6,707 of them nabbed. In comparison, of the newer 2017 Civics, only 388 were stolen. 

Top Ten Most Stolen Vehicles Last Year

  1. Honda Civic, 1998 (6,707)
  2. Honda Accord, 1997 (6,301)
  3. Ford Pick-Up (Full Size), 2006 (3,151)
  4. Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size), 2004 (1,907)
  5. Toyota Camry, 2017 (1,100)
  6. Nissan Altima, 2016 (1,450)
  7. Toyota Corolla, 2106 (1,012)
  8. Dodge Pick-Up (Full Size), 2001 (1,242)
  9. GMC Pickup (Full Size), 2017 (957)
  10. Chevrolet Impala 2008 (991)

As for 2017 vehicles, the Nissan Altima is the most stolen new model car, with 1,153 stolen last year, followed by Toyota Camry, with 1,100 stolen cars.

Top Ten Most Stolen 2017 Vehicles Last Year

  1. Nissan Altima (1,153)
  2. Toyota Camry (1,100)
  3. GMC Pickup (Full Size) (957)
  4. Hyundai Elantra (929)
  5. Ford Fusion (874)
  6. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (842)
  7. Ram Pickup (835)
  8. Toyota Corolla (832)
  9. GMC Savana (774)
  10. Hyundai Sonata (759)


No matter how much you have figured out in your twenties and thirties, there are things you just won’t get until you’re older and have life experience and hindsight to help you out. Professor and writer Nyasha Junior knows this and put out an open call for advice on Twitter, asking, “If you are a 40+ woman, what one piece of advice would you give to your 20-something self?” Here’s what women had to say.

  • He’s Not Worth It - Everybody seems to want to warn their younger self that the person they’re stressing over and waiting on will almost certainly not be The One. We get caught up in the drama, but the bottom line is if someone’s making you feel bad, or messing with your head, or not giving back while demanding too much, dump them and move on. Life is too short.
  • Careers Count - These women say stand up for yourself and don’t be afraid to list your accomplishments. And save money, even if it’s just a little bit, starting early makes a big difference in the future.
  • Have Some Fun - These women over 40 advise traveling in your 20s. Life gets more complicated, so broaden your horizons and see the world while you can. And take photos, which will be cherished memories down the road.
  • Take Care Of Yourself and WEAR SUNSCREEN - Eat well, exercise, go to therapy, and generally take care of yourself in a healthy way, according to 40-something women. Also, the flaws you have now won’t be a big deal soon, so enjoy your body and get naked more. And ALWAYS wear sunscreen!
  • Trust Yourself - You’ll still be the same person you were in your twenties after you turn 40, so lots of women said to trust that person. She knows what’s up, so you can listen to her.

Source: Lifehacker

The official start of fall is this Saturday, September 22nd and if you haven’t had your first seasonal coffee drink from Starbucks, Thursday could be the day to indulge. That’s when the coffee chain is offering half off all Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the only thing better than a sweet sip of fall is getting it for a discount.

On Thursday, September 20th, Starbucks Happy Hour promo offer is 50% off espresso-based drinks. So how do you take advantage of the deal? You’ll have to sign up on the official Starbucks Happy Hour website, but it’s as painless as entering your name, email address and zip code. Then you get a code to show your barista to enjoy half off any espresso-based drink, which includes the beloved PSLs. You can also sign up for the Starbucks Rewards program and get the code that way.

The Happy Hour special kicks off at 3 p.m. local time and runs until your Starbucks closes, so you have all afternoon and evening to get your caffeine fix. Just make sure you order a grande size or larger to get half off and get ready for fall’s arrival.

Source: Elite Daily

Aldi, the supermarket chain from Germany, has already achieved status as a cult-favorite grocery store in the U.S., but they’re finding more ways to make us love them. The company has just announced that it’s going to start offering delivery at most of its 1,800 stores across the country through Instacart.

The grocery store is now in 35 states and people love their house-brand snacks, inexpensive award-winning wines, and fun housewares. But getting groceries delivered right to your door from Aldi, that’s a game-changer. According to a statement, Instacart shopping and delivery service starts rolling out today and will reach about 80% of all Aldi stores by the end of the year, but they plan to have most areas up and running by Thanksgiving. How great would it be to avoid the Turkey Day shopping rush in the store?

Aldi had a successful test run with delivery in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Chicago and now plans to expand to 75 major markets like San Diego, New York City, and Miami. The network of shoppers and drivers may be able to get groceries to customers in as little as an hour, and you can also pre-shop online with delivery scheduled up to a week later. The only drag is they don’t deliver booze, so you’ll still have to pick up your own wine.

And to celebrate the collaboration, first-time Instacart users can get $10 off their first three Aldi orders of $35 or more by using the code”ALDILOVE” at checkout.

Source: Food and Wine

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