You've got to see this one to believe it!
Drew Magary recently posted a picture of his 7-year-old daughter's wish list. Chek out the ridiculously hilarious (and specific) gifts she hopes to find under their tree this year...
Photo Courtesy Drew Magary
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Don't shoot the messenger! This tipping guide comes to us via U.S. News and World Report.
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Postal workers: Postal Service official policy states that postal workers cannot receive cash, or cash equivalents like gift cards, in any amount. Gifts worth $20 or less are allowed, however, which makes baked goods or do-it-yourself presents ideal.
Day care teachers and nannies: For day care teachers, cash gifts are definitely appreciated and, in some cases, expected. Consider joining up with other parents to give each teacher $100 to $300. Think of it more as a holiday gift than a tip. Meanwhile, full-time nannies have salaries, and a standard tip would be to give an additional check equal to their weekly paycheck.
Doormen of residential buildings: Plan on giving each worker at least $20 and sometimes closer to $100, depending on the type of building and its traditions. Ask longtime residents or the building manager if you're unsure. Throughout the year, if the doorman provides extra service, like carrying up your groceries, tip between $5 and $10 per trip.
Cleaning service provider: Give the value of one visit. If you usually pay $100 per week, then give at least an extra $100 around the holidays.
Regular hairstylist, trainer, aesthetician and other service providers: Similar to the cleaning service recommendation, consider giving a tip equal to the value of one visit. This guideline only applies to people you see regularly (more than once a month). Otherwise, a 20 percent tip per visit without an additional holiday boost is standard.
Newspaper delivery person: A gift between $10 and $20 or more in an envelope will help show your appreciation.
Garbage collectors: This thankless job often gets overlooked at tipping time, but consider giving each worker at least $20.
Skycaps, porters and hotel doormen you meet along your holiday travels: The skycap at the airport typically gets $2 to $3 per bag, says Judith Bowman, founder of Protocol Consultants International, an etiquette consultancy. As for doormen at hotels, tip anywhere from $2 to $5. For housekeeping services, tip $1 to $2 per night.
Parking garage attendant: Bowman says that since you interact with parking garage attendants on a daily basis and they have a significant impact on your day, it's important to acknowledge their assistance. "They should be tipped $10 to $20, depending on their level of personal service and your personal rapport," she says.
People to skip: Here's some good news for your budget. There's no need to tip the owner of an establishment (like a hair salon), salaried staff (like store clerks), full-service gas attendants, furniture delivery people (delivery charges are included) or a flower delivery person, Bowman says.
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Found this list and immediately fell in love with it. Thanks Kate Bailey of thoughtcatalog.com.
4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor.
7. Romantic gestures like writing poems.
8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another.
Click here for a more in depth look at each of the 10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again.
Carrie Underwood just can't catch a break.
I'll admit, I recorded the live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music' to watch this weekend so I can't speak first hand to how Carrie did last night.
That being said, Carrie's talked about all the hate mail she's been getting when it comes to her playing Maria Von Trapp- now the members of the real-life Von Trapp family are expressing their displeasure with Carrie playing the part.
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Von Trapp Derbyshire told ABC News he doesn't understand why anyone would try to remake this classic film, his biggest problem is the casting of Grammy-winner Carrie Underwood for tonight's NBC special.
"It's just upsetting that this could potentially be the final broadcast of our story," he said. "And although her voice is amazing, she doesn't have acting experience…. It's just the overall image, she's a country star, she won 'American Idol,' she's very public in kind of a tabloid way." (gma.yahoo.com)
Who did the family want to replace Carrie with?
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It's list-central out there! Seems everywhere I look these days, it's the 'Top 10' this and that of 2013. I posted the 'Top Baby Names of 2013' earlier this week, why not the top puppy names for this year?
I was sure Tuffy's (my German Wirehair) name would be on the list- it didn't even crack the top 10...
10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2013
For Female Dogs:
For Male Dogs:
Click here to see Yahoo's full article.
This is such a sweet story...
When Eric Arnold found this wallet in a Walmart parking lot, he found the owner's name, home address, his Elementary School and that the wallet's owner is in first grade...
Photos courtesy of Eric Arnold
That's when Mr. Arnold decided to take matters into his own hands. He brought the wallet home, carefully packaging it up along with a personalized letter designed to look like it was written by the jolly big man himself.
"Merry Christmas!," the note began, typed on official "From The Desk of Santa" letterhead. "I can't believe another year has gone by so quickly and it's almost time to visit you in [xxx] again. The elves have been very busy this year and I'll be bringing you something very special they created just for you. I'm sure you'll like it!"
In case you're wondering, Arnold mailed the magical package on Dec. 2, making sure to include a North Pole return address "just in case his family doesn't celebrate," so his parents "could intercept the letter" before getting to the boy.
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Sources: Good Morning America and Yahoo.com
Julianne Hough has a new look. She was, until this week, sporting a wavy bob...
Now, Ms. Hough's look has completely changed. She showed off her new extensions and bangs on Tuesday at a viewing party for Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour hosted by Boohoo.com. What do you think?
If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know when I post these quizzes, I always take them myself first and admit to my score. I use "admit" because my score's usually terrible.
Not this time my friends- 11 out of 12!
Click here to take the Haiku quiz. Can You Tell The Difference Between Famous Poetry And Poetry By 4th-Graders?
Just in case you're wondering- "What the heck is a haiku?"
Haiku: An unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively; also : a poem in this form usually having a seasonal reference (according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Though experts say they're horrible for your feet, Google shared its Black Friday search results and the sheepskin boot was at the top of their fashion list.
Click here to read the full article and see this year's crazy Ugg options.