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New ‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie: 5 Quick Facts To Know News 

New ‘Day of the Dead’ Barbie: 5 Quick Facts To Know

A new collectible Barbie doll is set to be launched on Thursday to celebrate the annual Mexican festival of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), in which people honor their departed loved ones. With Dia de los Muertos coming around on November 1 and 2 this year, here are a few interesting facts about the commemorative Barbie and the festival behind it. Barbie’s long black dress is embroidered with hearts and butterflies, with colorful ruffled sleeves. Her face is painted with a skull — a popular practice during…

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UPS looking to hire 100K for holiday season News 

UPS looking to hire 100K for holiday season

That’s the number of seasonal employees UPS is looking to employ for the upcoming holiday season. In Monday’s announcement, the world’s largest package-delivery company said the newly-hired employees will support an anticipated annual increase in package volume beginning as early as November. The increased volume is expected to last until January of 2020, UPS said. “We expect another record Peak season this year, with daily package deliveries nearly doubling compared to our average of 20 million per day,” Jim Barber, chief operating officer announced. “In order to make that happen,…

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Here’s Where You Can Get Friday the 13th Tattoos for Cheap News 

Here’s Where You Can Get Friday the 13th Tattoos for Cheap

UPDATE: Another Friday the 13th is coming on September 13, 2019. Thrillist will once again have a list of some of the best places to stop if you want to participate. That full list will be published on September 12. Until then, here’s a taste of some that will be hosting a Friday the 13th event this September. All Saints Tattoo – Austin, Texas Shop owner Jon Reed says they’ll have more than 400 custom designs drawn in-house. It will run you $31 whether or not you want the piece…

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GrubHub’s New ‘Perks’ Feature Gets You Loads of Free Food News 

GrubHub’s New ‘Perks’ Feature Gets You Loads of Free Food

There’s not a lot of love given to food delivery apps. Sure, it’s easier to get food from your favorite restaurant dropped in your lap on the couch. But the fees can make each meal surprisingly expensive. (Leaving alone, for now, issues surrounding the environmental impact of delivery services.) Nonetheless, those companies want you to love them like they love your late-night burger cravings. So, GrubHub announced Wednesday that it’s launching a “Perks” program. The new in-app feature available through GrubHub and Seamless aims to deliver users offers only available…

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Dog Food And Pet Treat Recalls 2019: A Complete List Of Recalls News 

Dog Food And Pet Treat Recalls 2019: A Complete List Of Recalls

Several dog foods have been recalled this year for Listeria, Salmonella, and Vitamin D concerns. The list has increasingly grown since the beginning of 2019, making it imperative that pet owners keep track of what dog foods are safe for their pets to consume. To help, a complete list of recalled dog foods is included here. A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula Lystn, LLC recalled its A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled affected one lot code – 2018 02/08 20. The…

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Facebook is scanning all photos, videos for your face in name of security News 

Facebook is scanning all photos, videos for your face in name of security

Facebook has announced a new facial recognition feature that will automatically let users know when they appear in any video or photo even if they haven’t been tagged in first place. Sounds like a cool feature. Sounds like a security feature. But chances are that this is not a feature that will keep your Facebook profile, and your privacy, safe. Instead it is a creepy feature that Facebook may use for in creepy new ways in future. And that is why while some regard this feature harmless, privacy advocates are…

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E-bikes are now allowed in US national parks, for better or worse News 

E-bikes are now allowed in US national parks, for better or worse

The next time you visit a National Park in the US, you can likely bring your e-bike with you. The National Park Service has expanded the use of e-bikes to allow pedal assist models on the same roads and trails as conventional bicycles so long as they cut off assistance at 28MPH. Officials contend that the policy shift could make parks more accessible and “mitigate” environmental damage while ensuring uses similar to traditional bikes. E-bikes make it easier to travel far, the NPS said. It could likewise enable park rides…

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Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th News 

Apple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10th

Apple has sent out invitations for its annual iPhone event on September 10th, where the company is widely expected to announce the iPhone 11. The event will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Although Apple’s invitation doesn’t explicitly say what the company plans to announce at the event, the rumors suggest we’ll see three new iPhone models, and these will act as successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Two of these phones are expected to feature Apple’s first triple-camera system on the…

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Starbucks Is Giving Out Free Drinks on Thursday News 

Starbucks Is Giving Out Free Drinks on Thursday

It’s that weird weekend where you either think its the end of the summer or you adamantly do not believe that to be the case. Well, there’s a Thursday afternoon deal this week for people on both sides of the decidedly unimportant issue. On Thursday, August 29, Starbucks is hosting one of its most expansive Happy Hour promotions to date. So, whether you think it’s time for the pumpkin spice biz or you’re still slurping iced drinks, you can get in on it. This week’s Happy Hour features buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO)…

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The Diseases That Are Increasingly Killing Americans: Brainstorm Health News 

The Diseases That Are Increasingly Killing Americans: Brainstorm Health

A new study in the journal JAMA helps break out exactly what is, and isn’t, killing Americans. Heart disease is far and away the number one killer in this country (some 1 in 4 deaths are associated with it). But cancer, lung diseases, and metabolic disorders such as diabetes aren’t far behind. Here is the good news-bad news situation, according to the report: “While cardiovascular disease (CVD) death rates declined by approximately 36% from 2000 to 2014, CVD remains the leading cause of mortality among US adults. Annual declines in…

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