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While plenty of kids are probably excited to get all dressed up and beg for candy tomorrow, it turns out plenty of parents are likely just as excited, because they have every intention of chowing down on their kids’ trick or treating bounty.

A new poll finds that 86% of parents admit to eating their kids’ Halloween candy, with the average parent consuming at least a quarter of their kids’ haul, and 44% saying they will eat more candy then their kids this Halloween.

And parents aren’t the only adults indulging in Halloween treats. In fact, 73% of adults say they buy more candy than they’ll need so they can eat the leftovers. What's more, 40% of adults say they like Halloween more than when they were kids, with 37% saying it’s because they can eat as much Halloween candy as they like.

  • But while parents may eat as many Halloween treats as they want, they aren’t as freewheeling when it comes to their kids. The poll finds that 63% of parents restrict their kids to a limited number of pieces per day, with 29% hiding the candy, and 26% exchanging the stash for small toys or gifts.

Source: SWNS Digital


These days it’s certainly hard to trust everyone, but it turns out, being a suspicious person can lead to an early death.

A new study out of Stockholm University looked at health and attitudes of 25,000 Americans finds that people who are more trusting of strangers live longer lives, while those who are distrusting, or live in areas with a lot of distrust, have a better chance of dying early. In fact, those who trust strangers had a 17% lower risk of early death than those who were distrusting of them.

As for why, the researchers suggest it could simply be that those who are more trusting of people tend to socialize more and have less stress, two factors linked to good health. 

  • The study also noted the areas in the U.S. with the most and least distrusting people. Overall, researchers found that U.S., states like Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Missouri, are the most trusting, with 49% of people saying most folks can be trusted. As for the least trusting, that was in states like Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, where only 27% of people said most folks can be trusted.

Source: Daily Mail


Sam’s Club is the latest chain to embrace the idea of no cashiers and no registers. In an attempt to compete with Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores, the Wal-mart owned big box store is opening what they're calling Sam’s Club Now in Dallas, Texas next month.

So, what can customers expect at Sam’s Club new store? Well, it will be much smaller than a regular Sam’s Club, and it will have no cashiers, registers, and most importantly, no long check out lines. It will also feature self-service returns, digital price tags and more.

In order to shop at the store, customers will have to download the Sam's Club Now app, which will allow them to build their shopping list, and scan and pay for items. Making things even easier, when customers scan items they will automatically be removed from a person’s shopping list, so they can see what’s left to buy. The app will also offer navigation software, which will help customers find what they’re looking for, since evidently “Where is an item?” is the top question customers ask at the store. The app will actually map out directions to show the quickest way for customers to get to the item they want.

Sam’s Club Now will still have employees, or as they’re called “member hosts,” in the store, especially since to complete a purchase a customer will have to show a barcode to an employee who’ll scan it before they can leave with their items. These hosts won’t be at actual cashiers, but instead will roam the store to be available to help customers in all areas.

Source: Business Insider


Even if you have a job you actually love going to every day, sometimes you hear about a position that sounds so good, you have to stop and think about applying for it for a second. And today, that job is getting paid to be a “Puptern” where your sole job responsibility is to play with dogs all day. Oh, and it pays $100 an hour. Dream job, right?

MUTTS Canine Cantina, a dog friendly bar, restaurant and dog park in Texas, is looking to hire their first ever “Puptern” this fall. The gig is pretty simple - play with puppies all day, greet MUTTS members and pet their dogs. And MUTTS sounds pretty cool, it has an off-leash dog park with special areas for big and small pooches, a bar and restaurant - for the humans - and they have “pawties” and events for dogs and their owners, like the upcoming “Pupsgiving.”

“There aren’t many opportunities out there that pay interns to strictly play with dogs all day long,” explains Kyle Noonan, co-founder of MUTTS Canine Cantina.”Typically, there may be other responsibilities that come with the job, but not this one."

To qualify, applicants must be 18 and willing to relocate or commute to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the internship. To apply, post a photo or video to your Instagram explaining why you’d be the best Puptern and tag @MUTTSCantina and use the hashtag #MUTTSpuptern in the caption. Applications accepted now through November 12th. Good luck!

Source: Refinery29

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