Randoms-Get Paid to Sniff Candles, People Angry at McDonalds, Angry Dreams


TODAY IS:

  • National Drink Beer Day
  • National Family Day
  • National Good Neighbor Day

TODAY’S TOPICS:

Not many people are taking flights these days, but one airline is selling the best part of the in-flight experience-- the beverage cart. Australian airline Qantas recently retired its fleet of Boeing 747 jets, and they're selling fully-stocked beverage carts from the planes for people to enjoy at home. The rolling carts, which are being sold for $685, or 169,000 Qantas points, come loaded with champagne, Australian wines, cookies, pajamas, throw pillows, and other goodies. 

We’re definitely polarized these days, but it seems there’s one thing everybody is equally outraged about …McDonald’s getting rid of their all-day breakfast. Apparently, McDonald’s made the move in March, at the beginning of the pandemic, “to simplify operations” in their restaurants … but people are still really unhappy about it. Take this tweet from @sKERTttt, for example: “Why did McDonald’s take away all day breakfast? Why do they act like they don’t have a McGriddle in the back they can make me? Why am I alive in 2020?” (In the Know)

Smells like pumpkin spice … and money. Lifestyle site Wishlisted.com is looking for people to smell and review fall scented candles. Not only will you get to keep the candles, but you’ll get $250 for your reviews, a $50 Starbucks gift card and a cozy blanket. Interested? Apply here before October 14th at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Lifehacker)

The holidays have officially arrived …Elf cereal is on the shelves. Yep, Buddy the Elf is here to make your breakfast better. The limited-edition cereal of “sweetened corn puffs with holiday tree marshmallows” and maple flavor is available now. (The Takeout)

Masking your plastic surgery …This is interesting … Seems people are taking advantage of having to wear masks – and getting plastic surgery. A story in the New York Post revealed that plastic surgery procedures are up in the city – because you don’t have to stay home to hide stitches, bruising or any healing from having work done.

Aja Carthon, a 24-year-old teacher told the Post that being able to wear a mask during recovery was the kick she needed to finally get the nose job and chin augmentation she had been dreaming about. “I definitely would not have been sociable if it weren’t for the mask,” she said. “But I did coffee and dinner with friends, I went to a backyard party … no one suspected anything.”

How have your dreams been lately? Have they been sadder and angrier than usual? A new Harvard study has found that during COVID women are experiencing more intense and stressful dreams than men. “I had so many people say they feel overwhelmed with the number of unpleasant or angry-sad dreams, and they just want them to stop,” said study author Deirdre Barrett, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard University. Why are women having more stressful dreams than men? It could be because they have taken on more and are just more stressed overall.

"In this pandemic, women overall have taken on the bigger burden of the majority of childcare and home care while still working compared to men, overall," said Dr. Gail Saltz, associate professor of psychiatry at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine and host of the Personology podcast. "This greater burden is highly stressful and adds to the stress content of dreams." (AOL)