- The Daily Mail newspaper says Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have hit their fundraising goal of $30 million dollars for Ukraine. They launched their fundraising effort two weeks ago.
- The NY Post says Zales and Kay Jewelers are no longer going to buy Russian diamonds because Vladmir Putin invaded the Ukraine
- The NY Post says Moderna is seeking FDA authorization for a second coronavirus booster shot
- Business Insider says your Amazon packages may be delayed because warehouse workers around the country are striking in order to get a $3 hourly raise and 20-minute breaks. The workers are marching outside of warehouses with signs.
- CityBeat says the Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati went viral yesterday for serving a glitter-infused green beer. They poured the St Paddy's Day beer until their tap ran out. Over 500 people liked the beer on social media
- Entertainment Tonight says Sharon Osbourne is going to host a new UK talk show called ''The Talk''. She says, “I’m excited to be working with News UK, the panel and my good friend Piers [Morgan]”
Food & Drink Trending
- Law.com says a Georgia man is suing Hershey's because he broke his tooth while eating one of their chocolate bars. Elgin Mazone says he was personally injured by the candy bar. No word on how much he is seeking
- Fox News says Ben & Jerry's is bringing back their Dublin Mudslide flavor. The Irish ice cream is infused with chocolate chip cookies and coffee fudge swirls. The ice cream originally debuted in 2004
- Coors Light is celebrating March Madness by selling Chillollipops. The beer-flavored lollipops are for people 21 and over and cost $3.17 on the Coors Light website.
Spring Trending ...
- people are three times more likely to start a new diet or fitness routine in the Spring (Groupon)
- sales of salads often rise by 50% in the Spring (supermarket Asda)
- 70% of women and 48% of men diet in the spring so they can get in shape for the summer (Pizza Express)
- 68% of people feel that Spring Cleaning is overwhelming and a time-consuming chore (Merry Maids)
- 11% of people would rather spend three years cleaning the bathrooms at Chipotle than pay taxes (Wallethub)
- 70% of men use flattery to get out of cleaning (Spontex)
- A survey by Homejoy reveals that 42% of women get stressed by a dirty or messy home. 18% of women say that cleaning makes them feel like they are making everything right
- only 35% of women believe their partner does a thorough job when cleaning (Karcher Window Vac)
-- 66% of happy couples share household chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry (Zoosk)
Russia Opening Own Fast Food Restaurants: Newsweek magazine says Russia is planning to open its own chain of fast food restaurants because McDonald's has closed there due to Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Ukraine. Russian politician Vyacheslav Volodin says, "McDonald's announced that they are closing. Well, good, close down. Tomorrow there won't be McDonald's, but Uncle Vanya's." The logo for Vanya's is yellow and looks like the McDonald's arches turned sideways.
Toy Company Creates Lego Figure Of Ukrainian President Zelensky: The NY Post says a Chicago toy company recently raised money for victims of the Ukraine war by creating a Volodymyr Zelensky Lego figure. Citizen Brick sold the miniature Zelenskys for $100 each before they quickly sold out. The company also sold tiny toy Molotov cocktails featuring the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. They raised $16,540 for Ukraine relief.
Variety magazine says Pete Davidson is no longer going to fly to space aboard Jeff Bezos' rocket. Jeff's company, Blue Origin, posted; “Blue Origin’s 20th flight of New Shepard has shifted to Tuesday, March 29. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission. We will announce the sixth crew member in the coming days.”
The Daily Mail says a London startup company, called Invisibility Shield Co, has developed a Harry Potter-like invisibility shield. The shield uses several lenses to redirect light. Any object or person behind the shield appears invisible. The company has made 25 fully functional shields and is looking for investors to make more.
Will Smith says the tight red shorts he wears in ''King Richard'' helped him get nominated for an Academy Award. He tells Variety magazine, ''For Richard Williams — this is not a joke — when I put those shorts on, those red tight short shorts, I was like ‘Ok, I think I can do this here.’ It gave me an insight into Richard Williams. The clothes that he wore, he had a vision of himself.”
Slash Film says Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles, is in talks to do a biopic. "The Matthew Knowles Story" is going to be similar to Will Smith's movie, ''King Richard''. The movie will chronicle how Matthew guided Beyonce and Destiny's Child to fame. No word on who is going to play Matthew.
Kristen Dunst tells We Got This Covered that she wants to star in another Spider-Man movie. “You know I’d join that multiverse! I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t joined it. I’m like, ‘please put me in. Put me in the lineup.’ I need to pay for my house and kids.” She played Tobey Maguire's love interest, Mary Jane, in his Spider-Man films
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe tells Insider magazine that he is open to playing Spider-Man. "Like everything, if it was cool and weird and different and had something that I really loved about it, then absolutely, I would do that. The one I would be a natural fit for has now been done by three very good actors. Tom Holland is incredible and no one could ever replace him, so I'll let that one go."
Tom Cruise tells the Indian Express Newspaper that he turned down the chance to be Iron Man before Robert Downey Jr. ''They (Marvel Studios) came to me at a certain point and, when I do something, I wanna do it right. If I commit to something, it has to be done in a way that I know it’s gonna be something special. And as it was lining up, it just didn’t feel to me like it was gonna work. I need to be able to make decisions and make the film as great as it can be, and it just didn’t go down that road that way.”
Page Six says former Bachelor star Colton Underwood brought his baby blanket with him to film his new show, “Beyond the Edge.” “Beyond the Edge” is a wilderness competition series where celebrities face off in physical challenges. Colton says, “My blankie actually doubled as my pillow at times. You’ll see when we introduced that. Its name, or her name, is Deedee. Deedee saved the day several times.”
Binge Watching Survey A new survey by Love Him reveals that 66% of people prioritize streaming their favorite shows over sleep. Other findings:
- The average person loses two to three hours of sleep a week because they are streaming their favorite shows instead of sleeping.
- The average person loses over 100 hours of sleep a year to binge watching
Sleep Quality Survey
A new survey by OnePoll reveals that 9:39 p.m. is the ideal bedtime for a healthy night of sleep. Other findings:
- 41% of people rate their sleep as "excellent"
- only 30% of people feel refreshed after waking up in the morning
- the average person falls asleep by 10 p.m.
- millennials have the earliest average bedtime at 9:49 p.m.
- 31% of people need their room completely silent to sleep well
- 72% of people need to sleep with a light on
- 66% of people require a comfy blanket to sleep
- 42% of people have trouble falling asleep when they are worried about their family
- 41% of people have trouble falling asleep when they are worried about their job
Chocolate Good For Heart Health
A new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals that consuming cocoa flavanols, a chocolate extract, lowers the risk of cardiovascular death by 27%.
Researcher Howard Sesso says, “When we look at the totality of evidence for both the primary and secondary cardiovascular endpoints in COSMOS, we see promising signals that a cocoa flavanol supplement may reduce important cardiovascular events, including death from cardiovascular disease. These findings merit further investigation to better understand the effects of cocoa flavanols on cardiovascular health.”
Top Things People Clean During Their Spring Cleaning ... According to a survey by TruGreen
Cleaning the bathroom - 56%
Cleaning out the fridge - 55%
Organizing/cleaning out the garage - 53%
Cleaning out the pantry - 48%
Mowing the lawn - 46%
Organizing the basement/attic - 44%
Raking leaves - 43%
Pruning bushes - 40%
Gardening/planting spring plants/flowers - 39%
Weeding outdoor spaces - 37%
MOST HATED SPRING-CLEANING TASKS …. According to a survey of 2,000 people by Roborock
1. Wash windows inside and out 26%
2. Dust blinds and windows 25%
3. Dust shelves 18%
4. Wash baseboards 16%
5. Clean oven 15%
6. Wash refrigerator inside and out 15%
7. Vacuum floor 15%
8. Dust mirror 14%
9. Vacuum lights and furniture 11%
10. Clean and disinfect shower/tub 11%
11. Wash kitchen cabinets 11%
12. Clean bathroom items 11%
13. Wash window sills 9%
14. Wash bedding/linens 8%
15. Flip mattress 7%
I'm up for a job promotion at work. I've spent years working hard for the promotion. Women don't often get promoted in my company so I'm excited for the opportunity. The other guy, who is up for the promotion, called out sick yesterday. Another co-worker saw him at a bar at lunch watching March Madness games. I was furious. He shouldn't be allowed to fake a sick day while I'm working hard. I am thinking about telling my boss about what happened. My mentor says the move is risky. What would you do if you were me? Is snitching fair play?