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- Santa isn't the only one watching you!
- Netflix sent out a tweet about its film, “A Christmas Prince.”
- Some people felt like the streaming service was shaming their viewing habits.
- The company is well within their rights.
Have you been watching “A Christmas Prince” on Netflix? Apparently the streaming service has been keeping tabs on who’s watching the film it produced. In case you missed it, they sent out a tweet on Sunday, “To the 53 people who've watched ‘A Christmas Prince’ every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?”
While Netflix clearly meant it as a joke, some people didn’t take too kindly to being shamed for their viewing habits. One user said, “Very creepy, Netflix. Not cool spying on your PAYING customers and then judging them in public.” Another was more to the point with, “Don’t call me out like that.”
Even though it may be a little unsettling for Netflix to send out tweets like that, they’re well within their rights. According to Bradley Shear, a lawyer specializing in privacy and social media, it doesn’t violate companies' privacy policies because they didn’t share viewing information in specific ways. But people need to be aware of what they agree to when they click “accept” on a company’s terms and conditions. Shear added, “People really need to be more cognizant of what data companies are collecting."
HOW TO TELL IF SOMEBODY HATES THEIR CHRISTMAS PRESENT How can you tell when somebody hates their Christmas present?
Braun, the electric shaver company, surveyed 2,000 adults to find out what they say when they”re given a present they don’t particularly like, and found the same clichés popping up over and over again
:– “It”s lovely.
”– “This is really useful.”
– “Thanks so much
– I nearly bought this for myself.”
– “What a lovely surprise.
”– “You shouldn”t have.
”– “This is so lovely and it’s great because it goes with everything.”
– “What an interesting gift.”
– “I love it – where did you get it?” (so I can return it
– “It was so nice of you to think of me.
– “Wow – I can”t believe how well you know my taste.
”* They forgot to add the word “Mom” after every one of these.
* How about: “Wow! Great gag gift! Now where’s my real present?
August, 2017) From Deslide.com, here are some phrases that, according to experts, You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids
:– I do everything for you
.– You did great on your test.
Why can’t you do that all the time?
– B is fine, but an A is better
.– You make me so mad
.– Don’t eat that, you’ll get fat
.– You’re fat
.– Eat your peas. They’re good for you
.– I’m so fat, I need to go on a diet
.– I did drugs when I was a kid
.– Stop crying right now!
– It’s not that big a deal.
– Calm down
.– You’re fine.
– You’re so lazy
.– Why do I have to tell you everything 100 times?
– Stop being such a baby
.– I’m disappointed in you.
– You better do what I say or else
.– Don’t make me turn this car around.
– You live under my roof, you follow my rules
.– That’s the way I was raised and I turned out fine
.– You’re just like your mother/father.– I told you so.– I wish you would be more like (another kid)
.– You are my perfect little angel.– You’re way better than that kid.– Let me help you with that
.– I was never good at math.
– I don’t know who ate your candy
.– Mommy’s not crying… everything’s fine.
* I think we scored 80% of these at the dinner table last night
.* If these are the rules, I’d never talk to my kid again.
* Well, I guess we could talk about the weather.
* Except for stuff like
: “I was out shoveling snow when I was six years old.”
* Never say “Eat your peas.” Also, never say, “Eat every carrot and pea on your plate.”
* They forgot, “You can live at home, but only until you find a job.”
This guy had a lot of time on his hands and loads of creativity! A must see for Star Wars fans!
Colin Furze returns to to show off this life-size Tie-Fighter - at 46-feet long, 23-feet wide and 14-feet high...and it looks as menacing as it does in the film.
The Philadelphia homeless vet who gave his last $20 to help a stranger buys a new house with the money she helps to crowdfund for him.
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We previously told you about Johnny Bobbitt Jr., a homeless man who used his last $20 to help Kate McClure get going again when she ran out of gas in a sketchy neighborhood in Philadelphia. She was so thankful for his help, she set up a GoFundMe page to help him get back on his feet.
In just a few short days, that GoFundMe fundraising campaign raised almost $400,000 for Bobbitt. And now he’s shared with his supporters that he’s purchased a new home with some of that money.
Johnny also says he’s going to donate some of his money to an elementary school student who’s working to help another homeless veteran, just like Kate helped him. And he’s encouraging others to do the same by checking out this other vet’s GoFundMe campaign. Now that’s paying it forward!
Source: CBS Philadelphia
A Philadelphia 76ers dancer got a massive surprise when her soldier boyfriend, who served a year in Kuwait, showed up to a game.
The holidays are crazy for retail, so avoid saying these things to workers if you don’t want to get on their bad side
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- Working sales during the holidays can have retail workers stressed out by all the craziness, not to mention the demanding shoppers
- One writer suggests things you should never say to retail workers during the holiday season
- You shouldn’t mention to them how busy the store is, ask them to hurry things up for you, find things from another store, try to shop when the store is closing in five minutes and more
It’s no secret that shopping can be a nightmare over the holidays, but imagine how it feels for those working at retail stores. There’s no doubt those working sales during this time of year get stressed out by all the craziness, not to mention the demanding shoppers, but there are some things you can do to ease their pain.
Sales associates are trying to do their best to accommodate all of their customers, so maybe take that into account when you go shopping. Specifically, one writer suggests refraining from saying certain things to sales associates, which may tick them off, and rightfully so.
Things you shouldn’t say to sales associates during the holidays include:
- “Wow, it’s busy in the store today” – Like they need to be reminded of the hell that they’re enduring.
- “I’m in a hurry, could you make it quick?” – When the store is so busy sales associates are doing the best they can to get everyone out, they aren’t going to just kick things into a higher gear for you.
- “Can you bring one in from another store?” – While a lot of stores offer this service, the holiday season isn’t the time to ask them to accommodate you, especially after December 20th. It’s your fault if you waited that long to shop.
- “Are you sure you’re out of stock? Can you check again?” – You’re lucky if a clerk has the time to check once, let alone again. Maybe try calling a store ahead if you’re looking for a specific item.
- Responding with “this is why brick and mortar stores are going under” when you don’t get what they want – That’s just plain rude. Plus, if you like buying online so much, you should have done it in the first place.
- “Can I get a discount on this?” or “If you can’t find a price for this can I get it for free?” – What makes you so special that you deserve an exclusive discount?
- “Can I please come in, I’ll be quick,” they say running in store five minutes before close – Unless you know exactly what you are looking for, don’t run into a store right before closing unless you want to get the evil eye from workers.
- “Do you gift wrap?” – Unless a store has signs that they do this, don’t even bother asking. It’s not like any sales associate has the time, or desire to wrap that present for you.
New research suggests kids get better quality playtime with fewer toys
- A new study claims that kids actually benefit from having fewer toys rather than more
- Kids are more creative and focused during playtime when they have fewer toys to choose from, which means they are getting more quality out of their playtime
- Researchers suggest keeping toys in storage and only giving kids a limited amount to play with at one time
Lots of parents will probably be headed to their local toy store to get a bunch of toys for their kids this holiday season, but according to a new study they shouldn’t waste their money. New research, set to be published in the journal "Infant Behavior and Development," claims that kids actually benefit from having fewer toys rather than more.
The study out of the University of Toledo claims that kids are more creative and focused during playtime when they have fewer toys to choose from, which means they are getting more quality out of their playtime. Researchers came to the conclusion by watching kids’ playing habits when they were given either three or four toys and when they were given as many as 16.
“When provided with fewer toys in the environment, toddlers engage in longer periods of play with a single toy, allowing better focus to explore and play more creatively,” the researchers say, noting that having fewer toys, “promotes development and healthy play.”
But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop buying kids all the toys you want. Researchers suggest keeping toys in storage and only giving kids a limited amount to play with at one time. They note by doing this it offers kids, “opportunities for novelty without creating the distraction posed by having too many toys available.”